A trio of
tweets from DisCon III
says the 2021 edition of
The Hugo Awards
will honor a video
game along with their awards for the best in science fiction. They say this will
be a one-off, but the idea of making video games a permanent category going
forward is being considered:
In 2021, there's going to be a Hugo Award For
Best Video Game.
The DisCon III committee has chosen to create this special category for 2021
only, as provided for by the rules of the World Science Fiction Society.
“Since early 2020, many of us have spent more time gaming than we ever expected.
This award will offer fans an opportunity to celebrate the games that have been
meaningful, joyful, and exceptional over this past year.” - #DisconIII co-chair
@yesTHATColette said of the award.
There is no permanent Hugo Award category to recognize this interactive form of
storytelling with which so many fans of the genre create and engage.
The Hugo Study Committee is also considering Best Game or Interactive Experience
as a potential permanent category.