In Part 2 of the New York Game Awards photo albums, photographer Nancy J. Parisi chronicles the presentations onstage, along with the doings of a mysterious – shall we say untitled – goose. Part 3, the After Party, will come on Monday.
You could say host Devin Delliquanti started the Goose commotion during his brilliant monologue focusing on games news of 2019. Shots were fired!
Soon, the Goose’s mission was to terrorize Devin – to the delight of the crowd.
Whitney Meers, Mike Andronico and Imad Khan presented two esports awards. Here, the Captain Award for Best Team went to League of Legend’s FPX.
Our paid interns Ronald, Kimari, Isaac and newly hired Mayia, presented the A Train Award for Best Mobile game. It went to Sayonara Wild Hearts.
Dan Ackerman, Scott Stein and Libe Ackerman presented the Central Park Children’s Zoo Award to Nintendo’s PJ Sadler.
Late Night with Stephen Colbert contributing guitarist Maddie Rice amazed with sang songs from the Tin Pan Alley Award for Best Music nominees. She also sang one of her own compositions.
Nick Capozzoli (l) and Michelle Ehrhardt (r) presented the Best Indie Award to the Disco Elysium team, Siim Sinamae, Danielle Woodford and Helen Hindpere, who flew in from London for our event.
The Disco Elysium team from Zaum Studio also won the coveted Herman Melville Award for Best Writing, which was presented by Patrick Lucas Austin and Felicia Miranda.
Journalist/author Harold Goldberg, who founded the Circle and the Awards, took time to talk about the group’s nonprofit work and thanked everyone involved.
The Goose refused to leave, honking up a storm (thanks to The Daily Show’s Matt Negrin).
Triforce Quartet came up from Maryland to play Nintendo songs for Reggie – and our awesome audience.
Game Director Torfi Frans Olafsson received the Coney Island Dreamland Award for Best VR/AR for Microsoft’s work on Minecraft Earth from The Daily Show’s Josh Johnson.
The Washington Post’s Gene Park presented the Knickerbocker Award for Best Journalism to Khee Hoon Chan, who accepted the Award from Singapore via video.
The Statue of Liberty Award for Best World went to Loan Verneau (l) from Mobius Games for the team’s stellar work on Outer Wilds. Presenters were Jordan Minor and Sherri Smith.
And then, it was Reggie time. Andrew Yoon Legend Award Winner Reggie Fils-Aimé accepts the trophy from Circle founder Harold Goldberg. Reggie also has joined the Board of the New York Videogame Critics Circle.
The crowd stood in appreciation as Reggie showed off his Legend Award.
Harold, Reggie and the Goose, all happy at the New York Game Awards.
The New York Videogame Critics Circle (joined by Kotaku’s Stephen Totilo, ESPN’s Arda Ocal and WaPo’s Gene Park) listen to newest Circle member Whitney Meers read the nominees for Big Apple Award for Best Game of the Year.
As the rest of the Circle looked on, The Big Apple Award for Best Game of the Year was accepted by Leonard Boyarsky, the co-game designer for The Outer Worlds. Congratulations from all of us at the New York Videogame Critics Circle!