The Awards

The Sammys uses an award system that reflects the diversity of each year’s games and their various fortes.

The Grand Prize

The Grand Prize is awarded for overall excellence in game design, art, and audio.

The Peer Choice Award

The Peer Choice Award is voted on publicly at the open demos from 3:30-5pm, in Baskin Engineering, the day of the Sammy Awards.

The Experience Prize

The Experience Prize is awarded to the most favored game designed in CMPS 20.

The Foundation Prize

The Foundation Prize is awarded to the most favored game designed in CMPS 80K.

Design Innovation Award

Special recognition is given to the game that shows the most creative design elements.

Technical Achievement Award

The game with the sharpest coding and software gets the Technical Achievement Award.

Visual Art Award

The Visual Art Award goes to the game with the most beautiful art design.

Audio Award

The Audio Award goes to the team that uses sound most effectively in their game.