Promote innovation & excellence in games.

Artist BROM giving an acceptance speech during his induction into the Hall of Fame at Origins Game Fair 2019.

Artist BROM giving an acceptance speech during his induction into the Hall of Fame at Origins Game Fair 2019.

 

The Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts & Design (AAGAD) is a peer based network of gaming industry professionals whose mission is to promote innovation and excellence in design and production of games and game related materials.

 
 

Origins Awards

Announced at Origins Game Fair in June. Rewards excellence in game design. Nominees determined by Jury, winners determined by Academy vote.

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Hall of Fame

Honors people and products who have made critical contributions to gaming. New members are inducted during the Origins Award ceremony.

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Rising Star & Vanguard Awards

Recognizes exceptionally innovative people and products. Intended to inspire colleagues and designers to achieve new heights in their creations.

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Origins Award Winners

View the full list of award winners since 1975.