Kids' Game Awards Coming This Fall

Activision, Nintendo, and Warner Bros. sign up to support it this October's new show.


Games media veteran Geoff Keighley, who organizes The Game Awards, has announced yet another year-end video game awards show, this one aimed at children. The Kids' Game Awards, as it's being called, will take place in October, and will air on YouTube's DreamWorks TV.

The show, which appears to be inspired by Nickeloedon's Kids' Choice Awards, is described as an "interactive all-digital show that will let viewers vote on their favorite video games," according to a report from Variety today.

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The Kids' Game Awards will include appearances by celebrities, music acts, and "digital influencers." It is being supported by some of the biggest names in games, with an advisory board that includes Activision, Nintendo, and Warner Bros., all of which are also on the board for Keighley's regular Game Awards.

Keighley hosts The Game Awards, but it remains to be seen if that will be the case for the the Kids' Game Awards.

As for The Game Awards, Keighley told Polygon in December 2015 that he was "pretty confident" that the show would return in 2016. However, whether or not that's affected by The Kids' Game Awards remains to be seen. The Game Awards are historically held in December.

We'll report back with more details on The Kids' Game Awards and The Game Awards as new information becomes available.

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