This award is to honor the overall achievement in a single animated character in a video game. The character may have been created by any technique or combination of techniques, including motion capture, performance capture, and key frame animation, as long as it meets the definition of Animation as stated in the Appendix. The animation submitted must appear in the game as it was released and can appear in the game as real-time render or a pre-rendered cinematic.

Entries may not include material created for or repurposed from game trailers or commercials