Judging occurs in a two-step process once all entries have been received. First, there is a private judging process for all entered titles in which SXSW staff and the SXSW advisory board review all submitted titles, considering criteria including Gameplay, Quality, Fun Factor, Technique, and Design.
Once nominees have been chosen for each category, we invite the general public to cast their vote via an online poll. The winner for each award is determined by votes from the public in conjunction with the advisory board and staff voting.
The winners of each category will be announced at the SXSW Gaming Awards show.