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Title: AGS Awards 2014 [winners!]
Post by: bicilotti on 31 Dec 2014, 23:19
(http://i.imgur.com/OteO10l.png)

Welcome to the AGS Awards (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/wiki/Ags_awards), the event where the you, the player, choose the best games of the year!



Another year, another round of shiny trophies from the community to the community; it is the AGS Awards 2014!
Partying is over, check the winners on the wiki (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/w/index.php?title=AGS_Awards_2014)!

Step # 0 - play the games!
You have some time to play games made in 2014. Do it now!
Step # 1 - nomination time![/size]
Select games you deem worthy in each category!
Step # 2 - vote, folks!
Pick from the nominees and we get a winner!
Step # 3 - party!
Big party to celebrate the winners!


The ceremony will be at:

Sunday 22 March, 20:00 London time

To attend:
The AGS Awards game-ceremony 2014 (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=51823.0[/url)
(http://i.imgur.com/bmVco80.png)

-- Download AGS Client (http://duals.agser.me/Files/AGS%20Awards%202014-1.0.zip) (alternative link (http://[url=https://www.dropbox.com/s/vpdvd1y5jtjt9y4/AGS%20Awards%202014-1.0.zip?dl=0)) --
(The client runs only in DirectDraw 5. If you try to run it in Direct3D/DirectX9, you will get a "too many sprites" error on launch.)

or

IRC client of your choice (like xchat (http://xchat.org/)) (tutorial here (http://i.imgur.com/pUWt1eF.png?1)), or just use your web browser (http://client00.chat.mibbit.com/?channel=%23awards,%23ags&server=irc.agsarchives.com) (warning: more of a resource hog and a high risk of failure!).
Server: irc.agsarchives.com Rooms: #ags and #awards

Party like it's 1990 in this thread!
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [play time!]
Post by: bicilotti on 01 Jan 2015, 15:52
Since I was asked on IRC, as per this post (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=49765.msg636477796#msg636477796), awards eligibility is based on release date. If you added your game to the database too late (i.e. after 31/12/14), please notify me so I can pester AGA to hammer the entry.

Moderators, could you please unsticky this (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=51466.0)? thanks
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [play time!]
Post by: Andail on 16 Jan 2015, 21:53
Funny how last year's thread had like 10 pages worth of debating at this point!
Also, out of curiosity, when does the nomination phase begin?
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [play time!]
Post by: bicilotti on 17 Jan 2015, 03:21
Also, out of curiosity, when does the nomination phase begin?

I usually wait a bit for FYC posts to come in. It seems there will be no more, so I'll contact AGA.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [play time!]
Post by: AprilSkies on 17 Jan 2015, 15:20
It seems there will be no more

Mmmh
there are some other good games not there.
Can someone different from the author put agame there?
I guess yes
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [play time!]
Post by: cat on 17 Jan 2015, 15:26
Sure, go ahead! I did the same last year for games that were not posted by the authors.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [play time!]
Post by: bicilotti on 17 Jan 2015, 16:50
[T]here are some other good games not there.
Can someone different from the author put agame there?
I guess yes

Sure, go ahead! I did the same last year for games that were not posted by the authors.
^-- So much this.
It is not only possible, but encouraged!
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [noms!]
Post by: bicilotti on 21 Jan 2015, 09:17
Nominations are now open!
Check the conspicuous banner above, play games, choose your favs (and thank AGA for his excellent job)!
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [nominate!]
Post by: Gurok on 21 Jan 2015, 09:23
People who haven't yet nominated are being told they've already nominated. :/
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [nominate!]
Post by: AGA on 21 Jan 2015, 10:33
Whoops, I accidentally forgot to change a '2013' to '2014' in the code, so it was seeing people's votes from last year.  Should be fixed now.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [nominate!]
Post by: Calypso on 07 Feb 2015, 18:36
Shouldn't we be able to specify which character are we nominating for Best Character? This feature was available during last year's nominations. Now is probably too late to fix this though (yep, I have discovered this issue just a day before the deadline :))...
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [nominate!]
Post by: cat on 08 Feb 2015, 11:51
Only twelve hours left! Just did my nominations.

I'm glad I managed to play a decent amount of games mentioned in the FYC thread. That is, only to discover on the nomination page, that there were so many other games eligible for the awards this year, even some blockbuster games :(. Well, I guess if the author does not bother to mention his or her game in the FYC thread, why should I bother to play and nominate it...
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [nominate!]
Post by: Mandle on 08 Feb 2015, 13:30
My nominations are in...May the best games win!!!

Hope I can make it to the awards this year. Last year was a blast!
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [nominate!]
Post by: Amélie on 08 Feb 2015, 13:42
Nominated too. Was not an easy task. Now I hope for all my favorites of the year.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [nominate!]
Post by: bicilotti on 08 Feb 2015, 23:07
Shouldn't we be able to specify which character are we nominating for Best Character? This feature was available during last year's nominations. Now is probably too late to fix this though (yep, I have discovered this issue just a day before the deadline :))...

Duly noted, I'll see if we can whip something (someone?) for phase ][.


Nominating will close soon, I'll tally the votes ASAP. For now I can share 56 (fiftysix) people nominated.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [nominate!]
Post by: Radiant on 09 Feb 2015, 00:26
Duly noted, I'll see if we can whip something (someone?) for phase ][.

An interesting question here. Suppose game A contains characters Jim and Bob, who get ten votes each, and game B contains character Mary, who gets fifteen votes. Does the "best character" award go to game A, which scored 20 votes against B's 15; or should it go to game B, since Mary got more votes than either Jim or Bob?
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [nominate!]
Post by: bicilotti on 09 Feb 2015, 01:37
An interesting question here. Suppose game A contains characters Jim and Bob, who get ten votes each, and game B contains character Mary, who gets fifteen votes. Does the "best character" award go to game A, which scored 20 votes against B's 15; or should it go to game B, since Mary got more votes than either Jim or Bob?

Mary, I say, as it's not Best Characters but Best Character.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [noms out!]
Post by: bicilotti on 09 Feb 2015, 01:38
Nominations are out!
Grab them while they are hot HERE (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/wiki/AGS_Awards_2014)!
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [noms out!]
Post by: jonkk on 09 Feb 2015, 10:27
Awww, NO! Is nomination time over?! I didn't get a chance to enter my brilliant one-room point-click jam game! Me SAD! :(
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [noms out!]
Post by: CaptainD on 09 Feb 2015, 10:55
Thanks Bici!
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [noms out!]
Post by: Radiant on 09 Feb 2015, 11:44
Mary, I say, as it's not Best Characters but Best Character.

Sounds good. Could you please mention this on the voting page so that the voters don't make the wrong assumption?
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [noms out!]
Post by: Snarky on 09 Feb 2015, 12:05
So the final vote will require specifying a character, not just the game?

Then, if possible, I would suggest you ask the people who nominated those games which character they were thinking of, and go with the most popular choice as the nominee representing each game. Otherwise I think it's going to be tough to get any kind of consensus vote when some games (e.g. Quest for Infamy) has so many characters to choose from, and I would worry that the result would be pretty random.

Oh, and nice work with the nominations, bici and everyone, and congratulations to the nominees. Even with a few games dominating many of the categories, I count 18 games to play before voting! (Well, I've played a few of them already, but I'll probably revisit them to refresh my memory.)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [noms out!]
Post by: Stupot on 09 Feb 2015, 15:55
I made a handy little checklist of all the nominated games, so YOU don't have to!

[ ] A.C.R.O.N.Y.M
[ ] A Date in the Park
[ ] A Golden Wake
[ ] All Pigs Deserve to Burn in Hell
[ ] Beer
[ ] Blackwell Epiphany
[ ] Danger Mouse Demo
[ ] Don't Drink the Pink
[ ] Floaty Rog
[ ] Goat Herd and the Gods
[ ] Haunted Castle
[ ] Mudlarks
[ ] Quest for Infamy
[ ] Red Hot Overdrive
[ ] Sisyphus Reborn
[ ] Tales - Tech Demo
[ ] The Apotheosis Project
[ ] The Samaritan Paradox
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [noms out!]
Post by: cat on 09 Feb 2015, 16:03
Congrats to the nominees! Nothing surprising there, to be honest. I'm just a bit disappointed that Ponderabilia was not nominated.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [noms out!]
Post by: AGA on 09 Feb 2015, 16:04
Nice try, but those are only the top nominations.  There were others that weren't counted because they had too few votes.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [noms out!]
Post by: Stupot on 09 Feb 2015, 16:13
Nice try, but those are only the top nominations.  There were others that weren't counted because they had too few votes.

That's just my bad wording, sorry. I just meant it's a list of games that made it through the nomination phase so that people can look at the list and check the games off as they play them for the voting stage.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [noms out!]
Post by: Snarky on 09 Feb 2015, 17:09
I only played about four AGS games from last year, but I considered throwing some nominations to less high-profile games that seemed deserving in various categories (including Ponderabilia). In the end, though, it just didn't seem right nominating games I hadn't played – or any games, as long as I hadn't tried a wider sample. But I look forward to playing the finalists and taking part in the voting!
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [noms out!]
Post by: AGA on 09 Feb 2015, 17:44
I only played about four AGS games from last year, but I considered throwing some nominations to less high-profile games that seemed deserving in various categories (including Ponderabilia). In the end, though, it just didn't seem right nominating games I hadn't played – or any games, as long as I hadn't tried a wider sample. But I look forward to playing the finalists and taking part in the voting!

This is why I never vote anymore.  I actually played a few of the top ranked games, but it doesn't seem right to only vote for those and to ignore so many great, but less popular, ones.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [noms out!]
Post by: cat on 09 Feb 2015, 18:57
I haven't played most of the high-profile games...

I'm glad there is always the Pick of the Month to give some love to those overlooked gems out there :)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [noms out!]
Post by: m0ds on 10 Feb 2015, 20:57
Well done nominees! Damn I feel a bit bad that some games didn't get a nomination. Bizarre Earthquake, you win the m0ds guilt award for not appearing in Best Demo.

Anyway glad to see that by selecting the Samaritan Paradox for every select box per category paid off!

OK I didn't actually do that, so I'm thankful to those who of course did nominate it for so many categories, and of course well done Andail. Just The Blackwell Epiphany to beat on every single one of them!! :=

:P

Good luck to everyone! :)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [noms out!]
Post by: Volcan on 10 Feb 2015, 23:03
I thought freeware and commercial games were split this year.

There is a freeware category but not commercial category.

Both commercial and freeware games share on best AGS game category.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [noms out!]
Post by: Snarky on 10 Feb 2015, 23:50
I thought freeware and commercial games were split this year.

No. We had a vote about how to do it. This was the decision. So there's a special category reserved for freeware games, and for the rest all games compete equally.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [noms out!]
Post by: Andail on 11 Feb 2015, 08:17
Just The Blackwell Epiphany to beat on every single one of them!! :=

He he, let's just say I'm happy that people nominated TSP, that's enough for me :=
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [noms out!]
Post by: Vince Twelve on 12 Feb 2015, 14:14
Congrats to all the nominees!  Another great year of AGS games!
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [noms out!]
Post by: proximity on 12 Feb 2015, 18:47
Well done nominees! Damn I feel a bit bad that some games didn't get a nomination. Bizarre Earthquake, you win the m0ds guilt award for not appearing in Best Demo.

Anyway glad to see that by selecting the Samaritan Paradox for every select box per category paid off!

OK I didn't actually do that, so I'm thankful to those who of course did nominate it for so many categories, and of course well done Andail. Just The Blackwell Epiphany to beat on every single one of them!! :=

:P

Good luck to everyone! :)


Thanks bro, glad you appreciate it :smiley: It would be nice to fill those empty 3 spaces with 3 demo noms :smiley:
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [noms out!]
Post by: bicilotti on 18 Feb 2015, 16:25
Well, if you haven't noticed already, voting is open!
Vote here (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/awards/vote/)!
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [noms out!]
Post by: shaun9991 on 18 Feb 2015, 16:44
Thanks so much to everyone who nominated Mudlarks and A Date in the Park, I was giddy with happiness when I saw the final nominees come through. Very chuffed :D Congratulations and good luck to all the other nominees! :)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [noms out!]
Post by: Myshkin on 19 Feb 2015, 20:47
Thank you to all who nominated Sisyphus Reborn! I'm genuinely humbled to be alongside such great freeware games from last year. This was my first attempt at making an actual adventure type game, so I'm really happy people have enjoyed it ;-D
Congratulations to all the nominees!
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [noms out!]
Post by: moloko on 23 Feb 2015, 08:42
Congratulations to all nominees! Might I suggest an additional category, however? I wouldn't mind nominating Ponderabilia to the "Most depraved" or "Least likely to make sense" category, as I feel it would do well in both.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [choose ceremony date!]
Post by: bicilotti on 16 Mar 2015, 16:47
Voting is over, time to decide when to hold the big ceremony!

Cast your preferences here (https://dudle.inf.tu-dresden.de/agsawards14/)! (All times are London time)

If you forgot, the way to attend is the The AGS Awards game-ceremony 2014 (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=51823.0[/url) (thanks Snarky for having picked up the development!).

If you can't use the game (you run Linux, etc.), pick an IRC client (like xchat (http://xchat.org/)) (tutorial here (http://i.imgur.com/pUWt1eF.png?1)), or just use your web browser (http://client00.chat.mibbit.com/?channel=%23awards,%23ags&server=irc.agsarchives.com) (warning: more of a resource hog and a high risk of failure!).
Server: irc.agsarchives.com Rooms: #ags and #awards
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [choose ceremony date!]
Post by: Snarky on 16 Mar 2015, 17:04
Whoo boy! A date! Guess I have my deadline...

But what sort of off-brand Doodle version is that you're using, bici?
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [choose ceremony date!]
Post by: cat on 16 Mar 2015, 17:08
Did the 22:00 columns just disappear?
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [choose ceremony date!]
Post by: bicilotti on 16 Mar 2015, 17:20
Whoo boy! A date! Guess I have my deadline...

But what sort of off-brand Doodle version is that you're using, bici?

I recently had some problems with doodle, so I started looking for alternatives. Dudle seems solid and is open source (AGPLv3), so that was my pick (who knows, in the future it may be handy to host an instance on aventuregamestudio.co.uk).

Did the 22:00 columns just disappear?

Yes! It is paramount for the game-ceremony developer to be there (ready with ductape, ready to be applauded), and apparently Snarky goes to bed early (lucky him!).
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [choose ceremony date!]
Post by: Snarky on 16 Mar 2015, 17:53
Well, 22:00 is really 23:00 here, and the ceremony has been known to go on for three hours... I mean, I could do it, particularly on Saturday, but I'd much rather not.

I didn't count on my "no" being an absolute veto; you can stick them up again if you want.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [choose ceremony date!]
Post by: bicilotti on 16 Mar 2015, 17:55
I didn't count on my "no" being an absolute veto; you can stick them up again if you want.

Not at all, it's too late anyway. Cast your votes folks!
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [paarty!]
Post by: bicilotti on 19 Mar 2015, 04:58
It is decided. Ceremony will be at

Sunday 22 March, 20:00 London time

The AGS Awards game-ceremony 2014 (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=51823.0[/url)

or

IRC client of your choice (like xchat (http://xchat.org/)) (tutorial here (http://i.imgur.com/pUWt1eF.png?1)), or just use your web browser (http://client00.chat.mibbit.com/?channel=%23awards,%23ags&server=irc.agsarchives.com) (warning: more of a resource hog and a high risk of failure!).
Server: irc.agsarchives.com Rooms: #ags and #awards
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [party time!]
Post by: miguel on 21 Mar 2015, 10:58
I know who's taking most of the awards this year, I even bet on it one year ago. This is not a conspiracy phase I'm going through, I have solid evidence that men can have several testicles and still live a normal life. And I'm also changing my name to Isis Mike. The AGS awards ceremony is that special part of the year, just like Xmas, rich kids do get their toys while the others look at them on the TV. Ahhh, the joy!
I'll be there tomorrow to cast a dark shadow over the ceremony, see ya!
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [party time!]
Post by: Andail on 21 Mar 2015, 11:16
Woohoo!
See you there.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [party time!]
Post by: Stupot on 22 Mar 2015, 09:24
I'm afraid I'll be tucked up in bed this year. 5am. Too late to stay up and too early to wake up for on a work night.

Good luck to all the nominees. And have a great time everyone. X
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [party time!]
Post by: cat on 22 Mar 2015, 09:29
Got myself a new avatar, now I'm just waiting for the final download of the ceremony and then I'm ready to party!
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [party time!]
Post by: Tramponline on 22 Mar 2015, 11:12
I knew my incredible laziness to change my avatar would pay off at some point! :-D

I'm afraid I'll be tucked up in bed this year. 5am. Too late to stay up and too early to wake up for on a work night.
Oh, come on Stu. It's a one time thing.
I've got to get up at 6am most days of the week, that's not far off. Just call in sick due to hangover! :=
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [party time!]
Post by: selmiak on 22 Mar 2015, 13:50
so where is the final stable awards client download? Clicking links, jumping from post to post, but no dl...
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [party time!]
Post by: Ponch on 22 Mar 2015, 14:05
so where is the final stable awards client download? Clicking links, jumping from post to post, but no dl...
Same here. Surely I didn't put my tux on for nothing. :=
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [party time!]
Post by: Mandle on 22 Mar 2015, 14:07
so where is the final stable awards client download? Clicking links, jumping from post to post, but no dl...

I think Snarky is either madly bug-squishing, passed out on the floor, or crouched in a corner sucking his thumb at this point...

In any case: Best of luck Snarky!!!

(https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSbYnSv9lxkM0K17UDsr3VIXo3PtWzx2FqEi83ZTYJW-AsWc4y3)

No pressure of course...
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [party time!]
Post by: Snarky on 22 Mar 2015, 14:08
Patience, there's still... six hours to go. Plenty of time for me to introduce fix some more bugs. :P

(It is actually ready, I'm just tweaking some sound effects for maximum awesomeness.)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [party time!]
Post by: selmiak on 22 Mar 2015, 14:17
no panic, I just did read cat's post as if she is downloading the client already and not waiting, well, I wish I was too, so that's probably why the post looked like that...
Well then, time to try to get a glipmse of sunrays while Snarky is locked up and tied to Dual's radiator next to the coding madness machine :-D
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [party time!]
Post by: Andail on 22 Mar 2015, 15:49
For someone who doesn't understand anything: Will downloading and running the client, whenever that becomes an option, be enough to attend the event?
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [party time!]
Post by: Snarky on 22 Mar 2015, 16:25
Yes :)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [party time!]
Post by: Tramponline on 22 Mar 2015, 16:36
For those of you wanting to attend, but who might have
very restrictive firewalls:

Allowing 'AGS Awards 2014.exe' a connection by...

TCP protocol
Direction: Outbound
To remote adress: 217.174.240.177 (irc.agsarchives.com)
To remote port: 6667


...for example, should be all you need in order to access the Awards.

(I had to adjust my firewall in order to be able to connect during testing. Though people
more versed than me might be able to provide additional help/info.)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [party time!]
Post by: Snarky on 22 Mar 2015, 17:16
OK, here goes nothing...
AGS Awards Client 1.0 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/vpdvd1y5jtjt9y4/AGS%20Awards%202014-1.0.zip?dl=0)

If we experience any bugs in the next couple of hours, I could still try to fix them, but let's assume this is the actual, final client...

Things to know about the client:
-It only works under DirectDraw, not Direct3D/DirectX9 (if you try, it will give you a "too many sprites" error on launch).
-If you get a white error box popping up (which means there's been a problem with the IRC connection), close it ASAP. If you leave it open, the game will eventually freeze completely, and you'll have to kill it with Ctrl-Shift-ESC.
-Don't do the "click dance" (where you click like crazy in different places). If you keep doing it, you'll eventually cause a buffer overflow and crash.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [party time!]
Post by: bicilotti on 22 Mar 2015, 19:39
Ceremony in less than 30 minutes!

Join via the The AGS Awards game-ceremony 2014 (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=51823.0[/url) to follow the ceremony and via web browser IRC (http://client00.chat.mibbit.com/?channel=%23awards,%23ags&server=irc.agsarchives.com) to chat and socialise!
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [party time!]
Post by: Radiant on 22 Mar 2015, 20:33
---------------------------
Adventure Game Studio
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An error has occurred. Please contact the game author for support, as this is likely to be a scripting error and not a bug in AGS.
(ACI version 3.3.3.0)

in "StringFunc.asc", line 144
from "Chat.asc", line 88
from "Chat.asc", line 353
from "Chat.asc", line 871

Error: String.Substring: invalid length

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OK   
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:(
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [party time!]
Post by: Ponch on 22 Mar 2015, 21:57
Fun show as always. I wish I could have figured out how to unlock the "Biker Paige" avatar. :=
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [party time!]
Post by: LimpingFish on 22 Mar 2015, 22:00
Awesomely good time! Well done to everyone involved! \o/
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [party time!]
Post by: ThreeOhFour on 22 Mar 2015, 22:07
That was the cutest and most fun thing, I'm just sad my connection died right as it finished. Thanks to the people who organized it (amazing work on the presentation!) and to everybody who voted for Blackwell. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners, you guys rock. <3
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [party time!]
Post by: LostTrainDude on 22 Mar 2015, 22:15
(http://i.imgur.com/klZ30zh.png)
I'll just leave this here.

Amazing show, presentation, people and games!
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [party time!]
Post by: adeel on 22 Mar 2015, 22:18
Actions speak louder than the words (maybe NSFW):

(http://i.imgur.com/9uSfcf3.png)

Ponch, your desired password is in that image too! ;)

Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [party time!]
Post by: Snarky on 22 Mar 2015, 22:29
---------------------------
Adventure Game Studio
---------------------------
An error has occurred. Please contact the game author for support, as this is likely to be a scripting error and not a bug in AGS.
(ACI version 3.3.3.0)

in "StringFunc.asc", line 144
from "Chat.asc", line 88
from "Chat.asc", line 353
from "Chat.asc", line 871

Error: String.Substring: invalid length

---------------------------
OK   
---------------------------

:(

Sorry about that! Was it a one-time error (for example that one time everyone crashed), or did it keep crashing on you?

If you send me your game(timestamp).log files, and particularly if you remember roughly when it happened, I would be able to take a closer look.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [party time!]
Post by: Stupot on 22 Mar 2015, 22:40
Well done to all the winners and nominees. Sorry I couldn't join the party this year. Does anyone have a transcript Of the IRC that I could borrow? X
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [party time!]
Post by: Ponch on 22 Mar 2015, 22:58
Thanks, Adeel. I appreciate you sticking around for the x-rated after party on my behalf. :=
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [party time!]
Post by: Dualnames on 22 Mar 2015, 23:25
I think abstauber holds one.

Hey stu <3
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [party time!]
Post by: m0ds on 22 Mar 2015, 23:29
A lot of fun, very smooth and engaging :) Well done to those who put in the hard work, Snarky, bici and the original creators. Well done AGSA!

And congrats to the winners!! 8-) (and commiserations to the losers)

Thanks for nominating Andail's TSP and Danilo's TAP, although no wins this year, it is much appreciated :)

A fun ceremony, oh and loved the little intro and the darkened songs at the end! :=
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [winners!]
Post by: bicilotti on 23 Mar 2015, 01:10
AGS wiki (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/wiki/AGS_Awards_2014) updated with the results

and

IRC log (http://aw2014.altervista.org/prova.html) of the night.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [winners!]
Post by: Mandle on 23 Mar 2015, 01:52
Thanks for the awesome event guys (especially Snarky: an extremely slick and professional effort)...

The red carpet entrance and the closing "live" performance were totally unexpected and memorable touches...

Gratz to all the winners! It was great to see a fairly balanced selection of awesome games sharing the prizes this year. It was especially awesome to see Mudlarks win the best freeware game. I voted for Mudlarks in that category and was very stoked to see it win!!!

It was also great that Dave Gilbert could make it in time to receive two prizes personally, and his comment about his two-year-old clapping when mommy told him/her: "daddy just won an award" made me "awwwwwwwwwww" in real life.

It was well worth waking up at 5AM to be a part of... (glares at stupot+...hehe not really mate. I don't have to start work until 2PM...)

Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [winners!]
Post by: Stupot on 23 Mar 2015, 06:28
IRC log (http://aw2014.altervista.org/prova.html) of the night.
Thanks Bicilotti. Just read through it and it sounds like a fantastic time was had by all.
(P.S. Check your PMs)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [winners!]
Post by: moloko on 23 Mar 2015, 08:18
Congratulations to all winners! And many thanks, Snarky, for hosting the entire event. It's a real tour de force you pulled there...
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [winners!]
Post by: AprilSkies on 23 Mar 2015, 08:24
The most funny hours I spent since a lot of time!
I really had a great time!

Thanks Snarky, bicilotti and all who contributed to make that so great!

And congrats to the winners and all the nominated games. All games were so good! A really balanced selection. Every game was so good!
(I would have liked Samaritan Paradox and All pigs deserves to win some.. but hey! I'm sure they were so close...)

P.S. I still can't believe that Dualnames gave me a award for best programming: it's like if Ben304 gave Dualnames a award for best artwork (laugh)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [winners!]
Post by: Radiant on 23 Mar 2015, 09:28
Congratulations to all the winners!

And to the people who set up the ceremony as well :)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [winners!]
Post by: Andail on 23 Mar 2015, 09:30
Great event and a big thank you to Snarky who made it happen!

Had to leave halfway in because of child-related stuff and also I had to go to bed.

Still happy that TSP got nominated in the first place, didn't expect to win anything so no major disappointment there.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [winners!]
Post by: Myshkin on 23 Mar 2015, 09:34
Congratulations winners! Sorry I missed the ceremony, but thanks for uploading the chat log - it makes for some rather amusing reading (laugh)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [winners!]
Post by: AprilSkies on 23 Mar 2015, 09:57
This was an epic moment:

(http://i.imgur.com/33UEnwA.png)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [winners!]
Post by: Tabata on 23 Mar 2015, 10:02
(http://s7.directupload.net/images/user/140717/8seeksbz.gif)
… to the winners and nominees –
you all delivered cool stuff!
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [winners!]
Post by: AnasAbdin on 23 Mar 2015, 10:10
Congrats to all winners and nominees! 8-) :-D
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [winners!]
Post by: Problem on 23 Mar 2015, 10:14
This was a wonderful ceremony! Congratulations to all the winners and nominees, and thanks to Snarky for all the hard work to make it possible. :)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [winners!]
Post by: Snarky on 23 Mar 2015, 10:16
Congratulations to all the winners and nominees! And well done to Quest for Infamy for giving Blackwell Epiphany strong competition!

Like I said in the ceremony, I fell behind on my game-playing last year and didn't have time to do my usual "play the nominated games during the voting period" due to working on the ceremony, so I've only completed a few of them, but from what I've seen they all look very award-worthy. Shame that The Samaritan Paradox (which I'd particularly highlight for some rather devious puzzles) and A Golden Wake (which I've been completely charmed by just from gameplay videos) went home empty-handed.

I'm also glad it sounds like people enjoyed the ceremony. Sox, you said you were recording? I look forward to seeing it on YouTube; I was too preoccupied to really get the full experience live. I also have a log that includes the "silent" portions missing from bicilotti's version, but it includes all the application communication as well (updates for people moving, and the multimedia control commands), so I'll have to strip that out to make it readable.

I apologize for any crashes, glitches or other bugs. If you did experience problems, please leave a bug report in the other thread (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=51823.0). Suggestions for improvements are welcome! And I want to thank the many people who helped update the ceremony (and whom I've been bugging with nearly constant PMs in the last month or so): bicilotti, for running and hosting the awards year after year! Dualnames for providing the code from last year, advising on the programming, helping with testing and assisting with directing the multimedia part last night. Calin Leafshade and Crimson Wizard for making a patch and special AGS build that made the individualized character scaling possible. Noa Vana for her song, which she animated herself! Daniel Thomas and Andail for the brilliant red carpet background. Ali for sending the PSD of the main background, enabling the "lights out" effect. All the people who contributed music, particularly highlighting Mods and Problem, who gave me a lot to choose from. All the beta testers, whose immense patience helped turn a buggy mess into a relatively smooth experience. And finally, all the people who contributed avatars, which I think made the night a real AGS party! Thanks!

Edit: Oh, and I hope the NSFW afterparty ("AGS After Dark," as I called it in my head) was an acceptable compromise between the people who wanted to see some of the raunchy material from previous years and those of us who objected to that stuff. I really wanted the event to be something everyone could enjoy and not be put off by, without at the same time Disneyfying it completely.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [winners!]
Post by: Wyz on 23 Mar 2015, 11:32
I regret not being there last night; but I look forward watching the event on YouTube when that comes available. Looks like everyone had a good time and I'm psyched about that (especially Noa's performance). I would not have guessed the client could stand the time and still deliver like this :-D. It'd like to thank everyone (especially Duals previous year and Snarky this year) to bring it to the next level!

I hope it has been a inspiration to game developers professional and aspiring, proving AGS is still very much alive, and we see more awesome games next year! (nod)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [winners!]
Post by: Blackthorne on 23 Mar 2015, 12:08
Snarky, that AGS client was above and beyond, and a ton of fun! The whole affair was awesome.  I'm really surprised by the wins Quest For Infamy got, and it was just amazing how many great AGS games were made in 2014. Everyone who was nominated just had phenomenal work; to even be considered part of that pantheon is amazing, so winning anything is truly an honor. You're all so talented and creative, and being a part of this community is a real treat.  I'm constantly amazed by the quality of games people are creating - from the traditional adventure games, to the crazy things people do with AGS, like Beer! and Red Hot Racing... when I was a kid, hacking away on an old Apple ][+ when I was a kid, I don't think I could have imagined that something like this would exist, and that I would still be doing the stuff I loved almost 30 years later. 

Thanks again for everything, everyone. I hope everyone keeps on producing, creating and dreaming up amazing games.


Bt
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [winners!]
Post by: noavana on 23 Mar 2015, 13:28
Well, I didn't get to actually enjoy much of the ceremony :cry: I guess my computer and internet connection weren't up to it this year..
Glad to hear everyone enjoyed the show. Looking forward to watching it on youtube!!
I'd like to thank Snarky for the great idea and opportunity. I had fun recording and animating for it.
Hopefully, next year we'll have the full band on stage for another song :tongue:
Clearly, from the bits I did get to see, a lot of effort, blood and tears were put into this ceremony and it looked and sounded very impressive! Great work everyone!
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [winners!]
Post by: Monsieur OUXX on 23 Mar 2015, 14:00
I'm shocked that Ponderabilia wasn't even nominated for anything. I feel like I'm the only one who loved that game except for its maker ;-D
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [winners!]
Post by: Grundislav on 23 Mar 2015, 14:41
Really enjoyed the ceremony this year, and it was so cool to have custom avatars and the opening red carpet and after party! The game was a real work of genius.

There was some amazing competition this year, so to have A Golden Wake nominated for so many categories was a real honor! Congrats to the winners and fellow nominees.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [winners!]
Post by: Dropped Monocle Games on 23 Mar 2015, 14:52
First of all thank you to everyone that nominated Goat Herd and the Gods, even tho we didn't walk away with any awards this year, I'm very happy that we got nominated in many of the categories :D
Second, a HUGE congrats to everyone that did win an award.
and last but not least fantastic work Snarky, it was much smoother this year, I'm glad to see it was a bit cleaner this year and had no problem with the NSFW after party, I felt that was a good idea as anyone that didn't want to see that kinda content could leave after the main show :)
I loved that we got to use our own characters!

Sox, you said you were recording? I look forward to seeing it on YouTube;
I did indeed, and it is ready!
YouTube Link  (https://youtu.be/ofc2Ccw3hRQ)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [winners!]
Post by: Dualnames on 23 Mar 2015, 15:28
Glad to see everyone has accepted the political correctness of the ceremony, glad to see the ceremony much improved. In all honesty, I knew it would be a bad decision to join the ceremony after last years encounters, and it still hurts to see so much hypocrisy lying around, I felt it was a good decision to join, turns out it wasn't. I'll just leave this here, and leave the discussion as well, letting you guys to much lighter/cheery tones.

"I thought what I'd do was, I'd pretend I was one of those deaf-mutes."
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [winners!]
Post by: Myinah on 23 Mar 2015, 16:22
Yeah Snarky really well done! Congratulations on an absolutely rip roaring success. So much smoother and less crashy. I hope you are very proud :-D

I entirely agree that it was great to have a fun awards ceremony all could attend without feeling uncomfortable, and that the optional NSFW content was included after the main event for those who wanted it. A very diplomatic and fair approach. Well done for navigating those waters skilfully too :)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [winners!]
Post by: Calypso on 23 Mar 2015, 16:25
Congratulations to the winners and nominees and big thanks to the organizers! This year's ceremony was great, I loved the red carpet and other nice features (such as the songs). Looking forward to the next year already. 
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [winners!]
Post by: Snarky on 23 Mar 2015, 17:22
A very diplomatic and fair approach. Well done for navigating those waters skilfully too :)

Not skillfully enough, apparently... :~(

Glad to see everyone has accepted the political correctness of the ceremony, glad to see the ceremony much improved. In all honesty, I knew it would be a bad decision to join the ceremony after last years encounters, and it still hurts to see so much hypocrisy lying around, I felt it was a good decision to join, turns out it wasn't. I'll just leave this here, and leave the discussion as well, letting you guys to much lighter/cheery tones.

I'm sorry to see this is still such a sore topic for you, Dualnames. I wouldn't have brought it up at all if I knew you'd react this way, and mentioning it honestly wasn't meant as an attack on you. Planning and implementing the ceremony gave me greater appreciation for how difficult it is to design an event that has to target everyone in the community, when we don't all agree on certain things. What I came up with is no doubt biased in favor of my own opinion, but I did genuinely try to accommodate people on the other side of the issue as well. If it makes you feel better, from some of the comments in chat there were certainly people who would have preferred a more non-PC version of the ceremony. Hopefully it didn't ruin anyone (else)'s night.

I really appreciated your help and support during development and the event itself, and I got the impression you came around on the question of being involved, and ended up enjoying it. I've tried to make it clear whenever I can that the core parts of the program is all to your (and Wyz's) credit: I don't actually think I fixed a single serious bug in the existing code, apart from eliminating the chat bot. The fact that the backend was already working well freed me up to work on fancy new features that may look cool but are actually comparatively much simpler. So even if you regret your involvement, I certainly don't!

I hope a small thing like acknowledging a disagreement about suitable content doesn't ruin it for you.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [winners!]
Post by: Dropped Monocle Games on 23 Mar 2015, 17:28
The YouTube video is up :D

[embed=560,315]http://youtu.be/ofc2Ccw3hRQ[/embed]
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [winners!]
Post by: Myinah on 23 Mar 2015, 18:10
A very diplomatic and fair approach. Well done for navigating those waters skilfully too :)

Not skillfully enough, apparently... :~(

I think you did it as skillfully as anyone in your position could have. I think we know you can't please everyone but you listened to the minority members of the forum and gave us a space where we felt welcome. And while I did not wish to partake in the NSFW after party I understood it was for those who wanted a more risqué ceremony and that they have the right to have that if they want. It's about compromise and realising we aren't always entitled to have everything exactly the way we want. That means some accepting a cleaner AGS awards, and some accepting they aren't really going to enjoy the NSFW after party. You tried hard to give everybody something and that's more than many people would do and I can respect that.

Also the more pc tone of the awards meant I was happy to have family members watching which was nice :)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [winners!]
Post by: Blackthorne on 23 Mar 2015, 18:21
Oh, I guess I wasn't supposed to say "Holy Balls!" in surprise when we won that one time.  I was honestly shocked.  Hah. Mea culpa.


Bt
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [winners!]
Post by: adeel on 23 Mar 2015, 18:30
Screw politeness, I'll swear like a good ol' pirate every time. Come to think of it, kids shouldn't even be allowed in the ceremony. It's only for mature, responsible adults.

And, Ponch, you're welcome! :=
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [winners!]
Post by: AGA on 24 Mar 2015, 11:57
Thanks for the Award, people.  I was unfortunately watching The Who in concert, so couldn't make it to the ceremony.

Oh, and I added the relevant Awards to each game's credits (and mine and Edmundito's forum profiles).
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [winners!]
Post by: Hobo on 24 Mar 2015, 16:56
Congratulations to all the winners and also nominees!

I quickly browsed through the IRC log and the video and looks like it was a real fun event. I'll try to be part of it next year.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [winners!]
Post by: shaun9991 on 25 Mar 2015, 15:55
The ceremony was a ball! Thanks again to the organisers.

It was a big honour to receive a couple of awards - many thanks :D

Congratulations to all the winners and nominees!
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [winners!]
Post by: AprilSkies on 25 Mar 2015, 20:08
I was unfortunately watching The Who in concert, so couldn't make it to the ceremony.

How can "unfortunately" and "watching The Who in concert" be in the same sentence??  8-0
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [winners!]
Post by: Snarky on 25 Mar 2015, 20:21
Well, did they call him on stage to accept an award? If not, he chose poorly. Get your priorities straight, AGA! (nod)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2014 [winners!]
Post by: Retro Wolf on 27 Mar 2015, 22:25
Glad to see everyone had a good time!
If I didn't have to get up at two in the morning to go to work the next day, I'd have been there...
Hopefully next year.

Congratulations to all the winners!