II â€“ FUTURE INITIATIVES
International Game Developers Association
Credits Certification Program
A long-term goal for the IGDA is to establish a Credits Certification Program. This effort will assist companies committed to rewarding their employees with a fair crediting environment.
An "IGDA Certified Crediting" logo will be developed for studios following the rules set for in this Guide. This logo can be included at the bottom of their credits and on their website (e.g., for recruiting purposes "we offer IGDA crediting" as an employee benefit).
Industry Award Attributions
To date, few award programs require mandatory credit attributions for all award categories.
As part of the IGDAâ€™s mission to advance the careers and promote the achievements and recognition of its members, the IGDA Credit Standards Committee will leverage this Guide and the Credits Certification Program to encourage all peer-based and press-based game industry awards to mandate attributions. These programs include but are not limited to the IGDA, AIAS, GANG, NAVGTR, CAEAA, BAFTA, IGF, Zeebys, GMCA, TEC, WGA, Golden Satellite, GPhoria, SpikeTV, MTV, Nickelodeon Kidsâ€™ Choice, X-Play, and GameSpot. In the future, the Committee will assist in attributions for all programs wishing to properly credit individuals for their achievements and in this capacity may provide incentives to all parties to adopt the Credits Certification Program.
For more details on Game Developers Choice Awardsâ€™ rules and attribution process, view online: http://www.gamechoiceawards.com/rules.htm