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Title: AGS Awards 2017 - Results!
Post by: cat on 01 Jan 2018, 09:06
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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!


Step # 0 - play them games!
You have some time to play games made in 2017. Do it!
Step # 1 - nomination time!
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!

Results are revealed!

Best Programming
Last & Furious

Best Short Game
I Want Out!

Best Non Adventure Game Created with AGS
Last & Furious

Best Demo
Jorry [Demo]

Best Voice Work
Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots

Best Music & Sound
Neofeud

Best Animation
Terror of the Vampire!

Best Character Art
Terror of the Vampire!

Best Background Art
I Want Out!

Best Puzzles
I Want Out!
Black Morph
Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots)

Best Gameplay
Black Morph

Best Character
"Captain Disaster" from Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots

Best Writing
Terror of the Vampire!

Best Freeware Game Created with AGS
Terror of the Vampire!

Best Game Created with AGS
A Tale of Two Kingdoms: Deluxe Edition

Lifetime Achievement Award
Slasher

Best Innovation Award
monkey0506
for his work to help AGS games reach the widest possible audience - through popular distribution platforms (Steam, Galaxy) as well as other operating systems (Android, Linux).



A bit of statistics

There were 106 games released last year
49 people nominated games
68 people voted for the awards, which is more than last year
24 games were nominated for at least one award
8 games won 17 awards in 15 categories
12 awards went to freeware games


The number of awards per game:

4 awards
Terror of the Vampire!

3 awards
Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
I Want Out!

2 awards
Black Morph
Last & Furious

1 award
A Tale of Two Kingdoms: Deluxe Edition
Neofeud
Jorry [Demo]


See the nominated games on the wiki page: http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/wiki/AGS_Awards_2017 (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/wiki/AGS_Awards_2017)

Here is a list of the games sorted by nomination count (thanks CaptainD!):
http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=55659.msg636581039#msg636581039 (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=55659.msg636581039#msg636581039)

And here are the nomination results per category (thanks JimRead for putting them in order)
Best Programming
 
A Tale of Two Kingdoms: Deluxe Edition
Black Morph
Kanji Gakusei
Last & Furious
Terror of the Vampire!

 
Best Short Game
 
Archeos
Black Morph
Hang On
I Want Out!
Memories Fade
 
 
Best Non Adventure Game Created with AGS
 
AGS Cycles
Astron
Dungeon Hands
Last & Furious
Pickpocket RPG
 
 
Best Demo
 
Detective Gallo
Dysmaton (Formerly "Forgotten City") Demo Version
Jorry [Demo]
SRAM 2 - Cinomeh's Revenge (demo)
Stable Pete and the Joust (DEMO)


Best Voice Work
 
10 Ways From Sunday
A Tale of Two Kingdoms: Deluxe Edition
Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
Neofeud
Rat Channel
 
 
Best Music & Sound
 
A Tale of Two Kingdoms: Deluxe Edition
Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
Neofeud
Unexpected at the Rising Star
 
 
Best Animation
 
A Tale of Two Kingdoms: Deluxe Edition
Black Morph
Jorry [Demo]
Legend of Hand
Terror of the Vampire!
 
 
Best Character Art
 
A Tale of Two Kingdoms: Deluxe Edition
I Want Out!
Legend of Hand
Neofeud
Terror of the Vampire!
 
 
Best Background Art
 
A Tale of Two Kingdoms: Deluxe Edition
Black Morph
I Want Out!
Neofeud
Terror of the Vampire!
 
 
Best Puzzles
 
A Tale of Two Kingdoms: Deluxe Edition
Black Morph
Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
I Want Out!
Legend of Hand
 
 
Best Gameplay
 
A Tale of Two Kingdoms: Deluxe Edition
Black Morph
Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
Last & Furious
Legend of Hand
 
 
Best Character
 
"Captain Disaster" from "Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots"
"Dr. Ego Goodmind" from "Terror of the Vampire!"
"Karl Carbon" from "Neofeud"
"Luke" from "I Want Out!"
 
 
Best Writing
 
A Tale of Two Kingdoms: Deluxe Edition
Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
Legend of Hand
Neofeud
Terror of the Vampire!


Best Freeware Game Created with AGS
 
Archeos
Black Morph
I Want Out!
Last & Furious
Terror of the Vampire!
 
 
Best Game Created with AGS
 
A Tale of Two Kingdoms: Deluxe Edition
Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
Legend of Hand
Neofeud
Terror of the Vampire!



Congratulations!



How do the AGS Awards work?
(This is information mostly for new members, same procedure as every year)

Every year, the AGS community embarks on a quest to find the best games made in the last year. All games are eligible, that were added to the AGS Database (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/allgames/) in the year 2017. There is a For Your Consideration thread (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=55660.0) where authors can promote their games and players get a good overview what might be worth playing.

The awards are a two-step process: First there is a nomination phase where all community members can nominate the eligible games in several categories (it will be the same categories as last year (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/wiki/AGS_Awards_2016)). The top five games of each category make it to the voting. Again, all members of the community can vote on their favourite games.
The final result is then announced in a live ceremony that can be joined either with a special client or any regular irc client (details to follow).


Party like it's 1990 in this thread!
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Play the games!
Post by: cat on 11 Jan 2018, 19:01
Nominations will start soon!

Game makers: Make sure you add your game to the For Your Consideration thread (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=55660.0). You should add it before nominations start!

Players: Play the eligible games! A good starting point is the For Your Consideration thread (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=55660.0) or the AGS Database (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/allgames/).
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
Post by: cat on 20 Jan 2018, 14:10
Nominations are open!

Use the link in the the forum banner (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/awards/nominate/) to select the games you deem worthy in each category.

There are a few innovations this year (thanks AGA!):

Nominations will close on 10/02/2018 at 13:59.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
Post by: CaptainD on 20 Jan 2018, 19:14
Thanks Cat and AGA!
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
Post by: Cassiebsg on 21 Jan 2018, 22:47
Awesome innovations! Thanks for doing them! (nod)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
Post by: CaptainD on 22 Jan 2018, 14:17
Question from a YouTuber I chatted to earlier - is it okay for him to stream / record the awards ceremony?  Any objections / any rules about doing this?  Can't remember if the question has come up before.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
Post by: cat on 22 Jan 2018, 15:25
Question from a YouTuber I chatted to earlier - is it okay for him to stream / record the awards ceremony?  Any objections / any rules about doing this?  Can't remember if the question has come up before.
I don't see any objections. Last year's ceremony was recorded and uploaded by Gurok, and so were the previous years recorded by someone. I might also pastebin the chatlog this year. It would be best if he contacted Snarky before the event, because he is the one responsible for the client.

Quote from: via PM
I wanted to ask if I can nominate my own game. Is it allowed? (laugh)
Yes, it is allowed, if you think your game did well in that category. Please don't nominate your (or actually any game) in every category right away but for the categories where you think it is really good at.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
Post by: Danvzare on 23 Jan 2018, 12:50
Quote from: via PM
I wanted to ask if I can nominate my own game. Is it allowed? (laugh)
Yes, it is allowed, if you think your game did well in that category. Please don't nominate your (or actually any game) in every category right away but for the categories where you think it is really good at.
Good to know, thanks for this. :-D
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
Post by: KyriakosCH on 23 Jan 2018, 14:35
Great! :-D

I started nominating games (4 by now..., in 5 categories). Will have to play a few more to complete as many categories as possible :)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
Post by: cat on 23 Jan 2018, 17:40
Just for your info: it is not necessary to nominate 10 games in each category. If you only want to nominate for example 3 games for best voice acting, that's okay as well :)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
Post by: Cassiebsg on 23 Jan 2018, 18:00
Is there a technical reason why some games don't show the picture when selected, even though they do have pictures uploaded into the database?
I thought I would use the feature to quickly remind me of the game and BGs, but noticed that a lot don't show the picture. :~( Oh well, at there's the link. :-D
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
Post by: KyriakosCH on 23 Jan 2018, 18:36
Just for your info: it is not necessary to nominate 10 games in each category. If you only want to nominate for example 3 games for best voice acting, that's okay as well :)

I noticed that. Up to now I only nominated 1 game per category :)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
Post by: AGA on 23 Jan 2018, 21:18
Is there a technical reason why some games don't show the picture when selected, even though they do have pictures uploaded into the database?
I thought I would use the feature to quickly remind me of the game and BGs, but noticed that a lot don't show the picture. :~( Oh well, at there's the link. :-D

The images were marked as broken by some naughty people.  I have fixed the 'broken' images, so the thumbnails now load.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
Post by: Cassiebsg on 23 Jan 2018, 21:20
Thanks for the fix AGA (nod)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
Post by: cat on 24 Jan 2018, 18:27
A few people have already nominated!

However, one of the commercial adventure games got some votes for "Best Freeware Game", "Best Short Game" and "Best Non-Adventure Game". While I appreciate the enthusiasm regarding nomination, please only nominate games for the categories that apply ;)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
Post by: cat on 03 Feb 2018, 19:41
Only one more week! Don't forget to nominate ;)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - For Your Consideration
Post by: Cassiebsg on 04 Feb 2018, 20:11
Edit by cat: Moved this here to keep the FYC thread clean:

Detective Gallo

- For your consideration

Possible Awards:
Best Game created with AGS
Best Writing
Best Character
Best Gameplay
Best Puzzles
Best Background Art
Best Character Art
Best Animation
Best Music & Sound
Best Voice Work
Best Demo
Best Programming

Since the game isn't released yet, I believe you're only eligible for best demo... but maybe I'm wrong?
Title: Re: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - For Your Consideration
Post by: cat on 05 Feb 2018, 13:18
Since the game isn't released yet, I believe you're only eligible for best demo... but maybe I'm wrong?
No, it is eligible for the other awards as well. The The Journey of Iesir Demo (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2091/) was nominated for several awards last year, but only won best demo.
Title: Re: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - For Your Consideration
Post by: CaptainD on 05 Feb 2018, 14:50
Since the game isn't released yet, I believe you're only eligible for best demo... but maybe I'm wrong?
No, it is eligible for the other awards as well. The The Journey of Iesir Demo (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2091/) was nominated for several awards last year, but only won best demo.

Ah yes I remember that (I was gutted for Dan that he didn't win "Best Background Art" but the competition was really tough!).  I would expect that "Best Game created with AGS" is out of bounds for a demo though?

Gallo's art is lovely, wouldn't be surprised to see it get a nomination or two... or three or more!
Title: Re: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - For Your Consideration
Post by: Cassiebsg on 05 Feb 2018, 16:05
Okay then... though to me doesn't make sense, so to me any demo is only eligible in the demo category. The The Journey of Iesir Demo is a bit different since it's a canceled game making the demo the final product (unfortunate).

Anyway, since it's just me, never mind, I'm a "special" person with weird ideas most of the time. (laugh) (roll)

Now back to your regular schedule of For your consideration topic.... 

EDIT: Thanks for moving the topic. ;-D
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
Post by: Stupot on 05 Feb 2018, 22:42
I think I mostly agree with Cassie. It’s not very likely but I can imagine a scenario where a demo was good enough to win a bunch of other non-demo awards, like best animation, BG art, best story etc. only to then win all the same awards in the same categories for basically the same content the following year.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
Post by: Gurok on 05 Feb 2018, 23:07
I've nominated, but I'm still being told I haven't. When I open the nomination form, my previous entries are all filled out, so I assume something's been saved.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
Post by: cat on 06 Feb 2018, 11:11
It’s not very likely but I can imagine a scenario where a demo was good enough to win a bunch of other non-demo awards, like best animation, BG art, best story etc. only to then win all the same awards in the same categories for basically the same content the following year.
Then this game (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2207/) shouldn't be allowed either - it is the same game but with improvements for writing, graphics, voice acting etc.

Short games, non-adventure and freeware games are all allowed for Best Game and the art categories.
I find it difficult to set limitations here. If you don't want to nominate a game, then simply don't do it.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
Post by: Cassiebsg on 06 Feb 2018, 20:30
Yeah, I've been having a hard time figuring where the Deluxe version fits to be honest... Mostly cause I never played (or even seen) the previous version, so I really don't know how much new content there is. In my mind it should be game for anything that is new content: BGs and animations suffered touch ups? Yes. (nod) New voice? (nod) New lines and stuff? (nod) But again, It's hard when you don't know the previous incarnation and what exactly was improved/changed. :-[

And I wouldn't exclude any from any category, we already don't do that. I can nominate a demo for best game if I want... To be able to exclude, the list we can choose from should already exclude all non applicable... As in the non-adventure games the drop-down would only show those that are non-adventure, the demo one would only show demos, etc... That isn't the case (though we could, if in the game settings we could choose the categories that the game has... as a check box if it's a demo, a check-box for voice acting (already there), a check box for music and sfx, for non-adventure, etc... so that when generating the list of game for nomination half the work was already done for us, and it would be hard to "misplace" a game in the wrong category ;) ).

So at the end of the day is up to those doing the FYC thread to suggest the category(s) their game might fit in, and those nominating and casting their votes to decide.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
Post by: cat on 08 Feb 2018, 18:21
*bump*

Nominations close this Saturday at 13:59 GMT! Don't forget to cast your votes before it is too late :)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
Post by: AGA on 08 Feb 2018, 19:19
I've nominated, but I'm still being told I haven't. When I open the nomination form, my previous entries are all filled out, so I assume something's been saved.

Should be fixed now?
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
Post by: KyriakosCH on 08 Feb 2018, 20:23
Nominated a couple more, though only from those i have played, which in total seems to have been 6 or 7 games from 2017... Financial situation is dire, so 7 is not as bad as it sounds :=
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
Post by: cat on 08 Feb 2018, 20:53
Financial situation is dire, so 7 is not as bad as it sounds :=
There are tons of freeware games - there is still some time to play a few of them.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
Post by: KyriakosCH on 08 Feb 2018, 21:11
Financial situation is dire, so 7 is not as bad as it sounds :=
There are tons of freeware games - there is still some time to play a few of them.

Oh, the issue is time. Freelance translating means i have to be out on the look for euros (nod)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
Post by: Creamy on 08 Feb 2018, 21:15
I 'm thankful for the hard work of the people behind the ceremony but this monstrous form is really off-putting.

I couldn't find how to stay logged on indefinitely so I crossed my finges and filled it.
It's only when I clicked on the "submit" button - about one hour later - that I knew that I had been disconnected >:(

Is there really no way to put the categories on different pages?
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
Post by: KyriakosCH on 08 Feb 2018, 21:21
^You can list some in one go and then list more, afaik as many times as you want to. At least i hope it works (it did for my two tries, but who knows until we see the code := := := )
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
Post by: cat on 08 Feb 2018, 21:31
@Creamy:
I'm sorry you experienced such inconvenience. KyriakosCH is right, you don't have to do the nominations in one go. Just fill in one category and submit, then do the next. Your votes will be stored and should re-appear when you open the form again.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
Post by: AGA on 08 Feb 2018, 21:56
Is there really no way to put the categories on different pages?

"Really no way"?  Of course it's possible, but I've never seen anyone even suggest it before!

However, I think people would find clicking through 20 pages to vote just as annoying...

Oh, and click 'stay logged in indefinitely' or somesuch when you log in to stay logged in.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
Post by: Creamy on 08 Feb 2018, 22:11
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Just fill in one category and submit, then do the next. Your votes will be stored and should re-appear when you open the form again.

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Oh, and click 'stay logged in indefinitely' or somesuch when you log in to stay logged in.

All right, that's just me being stupid. Will do.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
Post by: Gurok on 09 Feb 2018, 00:46
I've nominated, but I'm still being told I haven't. When I open the nomination form, my previous entries are all filled out, so I assume something's been saved.

Should be fixed now?

Yes, it's fixed now. Thanks for that! I wasn't sure if I'd missed something.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
Post by: cat on 09 Feb 2018, 20:10
Only a few hours left!

Only the top 5 games of each category will be nominated and they need to have at least five votes each. If the required number of votes is not met, there could be less than 5 nominees for a category.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
Post by: SilverSpook on 09 Feb 2018, 20:34
Everyone immediately vote for Captain Disaster, and simultaneously open a category for most sci-fi references in a p-n-c adventure game. :)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
Post by: Cassiebsg on 09 Feb 2018, 20:40
What do you mean by "Only the top 5 games of each category" ??

Hope you mean the 5 most nominated in each category (but with a minimum of 5 votes)... And not the order in which they are nominated...
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You can select up to ten nominations for each of the categories below; the order you enter them is not significant,
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
Post by: cat on 09 Feb 2018, 20:47
Hope you mean the 5 most nominated in each category (but with a minimum of 5 votes)... And not the order in which they are nominated...

Yes, of course. The order does not matter. Sorry if it was not clear.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
Post by: CaptainD on 09 Feb 2018, 20:58
Everyone immediately vote for Captain Disaster, and simultaneously open a category for most sci-fi references in a p-n-c adventure game. :)

I second this notion!! (laugh)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
Post by: KyriakosCH on 10 Feb 2018, 11:05
Isn't a minimum of "5 votes" for actual Nomination a bit unrealistic?
I think it would make far more sense to have a minimum of nominated options, tbh. Nominating is NOT voting for the game.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
Post by: Jack on 10 Feb 2018, 11:38
Only the top 5 games of each category will be nominated and they need to have at least five votes each. If the required number of votes is not met, there could be less than 5 nominees for a category.

Is this new?
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
Post by: Hobo on 10 Feb 2018, 12:21
Isn't a minimum of "5 votes" for actual Nomination a bit unrealistic?
Probably not for most categories, at least I have faith that the community is more active than that. And hopefully this decision is based on statistics from previous years.

Anyway, I managed to fill up almost all of the categories. Lots of good games this year again, a few clear favourites for me, but in some cases it was very hard to decide, which ones to keep in or leave out.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
Post by: KyriakosCH on 10 Feb 2018, 13:31
I think it isn't a good idea at all. Furthermore, we weren't told it was going to be a voting contest to just have a game nominated.
Anyway, it seems my game won't give me the fame and money i deserve, afterall :=
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
Post by: Snarky on 10 Feb 2018, 14:08
Is this new?

No, it's been like this since... forever, apparently (lots of categories with only 3 or 4 nominees in the 2001 Awards (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/wiki/AGS_Awards_2001)). It has often meant there have been less than 5 nominees for Best NPC, Best Sound Effects or Best Demo, for example.

I think it isn't a good idea at all. Furthermore, we weren't told it was going to be a voting contest to just have a game nominated.
Anyway, it seems my game won't give me the fame and money i deserve, afterall :=

It's tacky to complain about the rules mid-way through the process. If you think they should be changed, make a proposal for next year.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
Post by: NicolaGs on 10 Feb 2018, 14:27
we weren't told it was going to be a voting contest to just have a game nominated.
We were, KyriakosCH...

Quote from first post :
Quote
Step # 0 - play them games!
You have some time to play games made in 2017. Do it!
Step # 1 - nomination time!
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!
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
Post by: Jack on 10 Feb 2018, 14:33
No, it's been like this since... forever, apparently (lots of categories with only 3 or 4 nominees in the 2001 Awards (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/wiki/AGS_Awards_2001)). It has often meant there have been less than 5 nominees for Best NPC, Best Sound Effects or Best Demo, for example.

Right, but is it new that games with fewer than 5 nominations gets thrown out?
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
Post by: KyriakosCH on 10 Feb 2018, 14:40
No, it's been like this since... forever, apparently (lots of categories with only 3 or 4 nominees in the 2001 Awards (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/wiki/AGS_Awards_2001)). It has often meant there have been less than 5 nominees for Best NPC, Best Sound Effects or Best Demo, for example.

Right, but is it new that games with fewer than 5 nominations gets thrown out?

This :)

Personally i think it doesn't make sense, given getting to be an option to be voted upon means just that; it doesn't mean you won. So it seems overkill to have to get 5 votes as a nomination, so that the game can be then voted upon.
Yet i agree it is just fun, so no hard feelings obviously. Just noted i wasn't aware one needed 5 votes as a nomination to be allowed to be in the games then to be voted upon for anything (nod)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
Post by: Snarky on 10 Feb 2018, 15:52
No, it's been like this since... forever, apparently (lots of categories with only 3 or 4 nominees in the 2001 Awards (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/wiki/AGS_Awards_2001)). It has often meant there have been less than 5 nominees for Best NPC, Best Sound Effects or Best Demo, for example.

Right, but is it new that games with fewer than 5 nominations gets thrown out?

I don't know how to make it any clearer: No.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
Post by: cat on 10 Feb 2018, 16:11
Nominations are over

A huge thank you to everyone who took the time to play and nominate the games.

The nominated games will be announced soon once the votes have been counted.



Isn't a minimum of "5 votes" for actual Nomination a bit unrealistic?
I think it would make far more sense to have a minimum of nominated options, tbh. Nominating is NOT voting for the game.
No, I don't think so. Many people participated in the nomination process and everyone could nominate up to 10 different games for each category.
The goal of the nominations is to create a shortlist of the best games in each category. If not even 5 people thought a game stood out in a certain category, then probably it didn't.


Furthermore, we weren't told it was going to be a voting contest to just have a game nominated.
Of course you were - it's in the first post:
The awards are a two-step process: First there is a nomination phase where all community members can nominate the eligible games in several categories (it will be the same categories as last year (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/wiki/AGS_Awards_2016)). The top five games of each category make it to the voting. Again, all members of the community can vote on their favourite games.
The final result is then announced in a live ceremony that can be joined either with a special client or any regular irc client (details to follow).


And Snarky is right: The rules can be discussed and changed - but only for next year's awards. For now, we stick to the rules of last year (and most years before that)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
Post by: AGA on 10 Feb 2018, 21:31
There are more than enough nominations in almost every category every year.  And yes, it's almost always been that it's five votes minimum.  If fewer people than that nominate a game, is it really deserving of being called award winning, or just the best of a bad bunch?
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
Post by: cat on 11 Feb 2018, 11:15
Votes are counted!

The results will be revealed in a casual irc ceremony tonight at 20:00 GMT.
Join us in #ags on irc.adventuregamestudio.co.uk with the irc client of your choice.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
Post by: CaptainD on 11 Feb 2018, 12:41
Thanks Cat and AGA! ;-D
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
Post by: cat on 11 Feb 2018, 19:44
Join us in #ags on irc.adventuregamestudio.co.uk with the irc client of your choice.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
Post by: CaptainD on 11 Feb 2018, 20:47
Congrats to all the nominees - some great games this year.  The voting is going to be very close I think.

Thanks for hosting! 
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination results revealed!
Post by: cat on 11 Feb 2018, 20:52
Here are the nomination results (thanks JimRead for putting them in order)

Best Programming
 
A Tale of Two Kingdoms: Deluxe Edition
Black Morph
Kanji Gakusei
Last & Furious
Terror of the Vampire!

 
Best Short Game
 
Archeos
Black Morph
Hang On
I Want Out!
Memories Fade
 
 
Best Non Adventure Game Created with AGS
 
AGS Cycles
Astron
Dungeon Hands
Last & Furious
Pickpocket RPG
 
 
Best Demo
 
Detective Gallo
Dysmaton (Formerly "Forgotten City") Demo Version
Jorry [Demo]
SRAM 2 - Cinomeh's Revenge (demo)
Stable Pete and the Joust (DEMO)


Best Voice Work
 
10 Ways From Sunday
A Tale of Two Kingdoms: Deluxe Edition
Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
Neofeud
Rat Channel
 
 
Best Music & Sound
 
A Tale of Two Kingdoms: Deluxe Edition
Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
Neofeud
Unexpected at the Rising Star
 
 
Best Animation
 
A Tale of Two Kingdoms: Deluxe Edition
Black Morph
Jorry [Demo]
Legend of Hand
Terror of the Vampire!
 
 
Best Character Art
 
A Tale of Two Kingdoms: Deluxe Edition
I Want Out!
Legend of Hand
Neofeud
Terror of the Vampire!
 
 
Best Background Art
 
A Tale of Two Kingdoms: Deluxe Edition
Black Morph
I Want Out!
Neofeud
Terror of the Vampire!
 
 
Best Puzzles
 
A Tale of Two Kingdoms: Deluxe Edition
Black Morph
Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
I Want Out!
Legend of Hand
 
 
Best Gameplay
 
A Tale of Two Kingdoms: Deluxe Edition
Black Morph
Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
Last & Furious
Legend of Hand
 
 
Best Character
 
"Captain Disaster" from "Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots"
"Dr. Ego Goodmind" from "Terror of the Vampire!"
"Karl Carbon" from "Neofeud"
"Luke" from "I Want Out!"
 
 
Best Writing
 
A Tale of Two Kingdoms: Deluxe Edition
Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
Legend of Hand
Neofeud
Terror of the Vampire!


Best Freeware Game Created with AGS
 
Archeos
Black Morph
I Want Out!
Last & Furious
Terror of the Vampire!
 
 
Best Game Created with AGS
 
A Tale of Two Kingdoms: Deluxe Edition
Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
Legend of Hand
Neofeud
Terror of the Vampire!


Congratulations!
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nominations results revealed!
Post by: KyriakosCH on 11 Feb 2018, 21:27
Well done to those who got 5 votes (nod)(nod)(nod)(nod)(nod)
I know some of the games, and thankfully one of those i voted for ended in (Memories fade). (actually two; Last and Furious as well := )
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nominations results revealed!
Post by: Stupot on 11 Feb 2018, 23:59
Congrats to the nominees.

Still a few there I haven’t played yet. When does the voting proper begin (and end)?
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nominations results revealed!
Post by: Gurok on 12 Feb 2018, 00:16
Congratulations everyone who got nominated!

I'm a little sad that the Smallest Points missed out on a nomination. Oh well.

Second to Stupot's question, is it too early to ask when the awards ceremony is going to be held? Are we using that pick-a-time tool again? We could do that at the same time as voting.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nominations results revealed!
Post by: LimpingFish on 12 Feb 2018, 01:22
Congratulations to all those nom'd!

Nice variety of titles, a few expected, but with some surprises. :)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nominations results revealed!
Post by: SilverSpook on 12 Feb 2018, 02:50
Congrats to all nominees this year! :)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nominations results revealed!
Post by: cat on 12 Feb 2018, 08:26
Still a few there I haven’t played yet. When does the voting proper begin (and end)?
Second to Stupot's question, is it too early to ask when the awards ceremony is going to be held? Are we using that pick-a-time tool again? We could do that at the same time as voting.

Voting will run from 13/02 to 07/03.
There will be a voting about the ceremony date. I'll set up a poll soon (I need to check with Snarky first, when the client will be ready).
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nominations results revealed!
Post by: Radiant on 12 Feb 2018, 10:22
Congrats to all the nominees!!
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nominations results revealed!
Post by: Danvzare on 12 Feb 2018, 11:53
Congratulations everyone who got nominated! :-D
There's a nice diverse list this year.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nominations results revealed!
Post by: CaptainD on 12 Feb 2018, 12:18
In case anyone's interested, these are the nominees sorted by number of nominations:

10   
A Tale of Two Kingdoms: Deluxe Edition   

8   
Terror of the Vampire!   

7   
Black Morph   
Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots   
Neofeud   

6   
I Want Out!   
Legend of Hand   

4   
Last & Furious   

2   
Archeos   
Jorry [Demo]   

1   
Kanji Gakusei   
Hang On   
Memories Fade   
AGS Cycles   
Astron   
Dungeon Hands   
Pickpocket RPG   
Detective Gallo   
Dysmaton (Formerly "Forgotten City") Demo Version   
SRAM 2 - Cinomeh's Revenge (demo)   
Stable Pete and the Joust (DEMO)   
10 Ways From Sunday   
Rat Channel   
Unexpected at the Rising Star   


24 different games nominated in total.  As Danzare mentioned, a fantastic diversity of titles!  Almost a quarter of the eligible games got a nomination for something, and let's not forget that there are some quality games that didn't quite make it to a nomination.

The AGS community is awesome ;-D
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nominations results revealed!
Post by: Danvzare on 12 Feb 2018, 12:27
*When you see a game that you nominated, only got one nomination.* (roll)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nominations results revealed!
Post by: CaptainD on 12 Feb 2018, 12:30
*When you see a game that you nominated, only got one nomination.* (roll)

... it means at least 4 other people nominated the same game in the same category, no? :cheesy:
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nominations results revealed!
Post by: cat on 12 Feb 2018, 13:03
*When you see a game that you nominated, only got one nomination.* (roll)

... it means at least 4 other people nominated the same game in the same category, no? :cheesy:
Absolutely!

And thanks CaptainD for compiling the list by nomination count, I linked it in the first post. This is useful to see which games you have yet to play before voting.
Lots of different games got nominated. And while a few games got nominated for many categories, nomination count varied for each category. This means people did not blindly nominate one game in every category but really thought about which game to nominate. Thanks for that!
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination results revealed!
Post by: Riaise on 12 Feb 2018, 13:29
Whaaat?! I can't believe it! Thank you so much to everyone who nominated Memories Fade, it really means a lot to see it there amongst all those other amazing games! :-D

Congratulations to all of the other nominees! ;-D


EDIT: Yaaaay! And now I have one of those nice shiny icons below my username! :-D :-D :-D
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nominations results revealed!
Post by: Cassiebsg on 12 Feb 2018, 15:57
Hey, just like to thanks those that thought my little games were worth a nomination. (nod) :-D

And congrats to all nominees. :)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination results revealed!
Post by: KyriakosCH on 12 Feb 2018, 19:16
Whaaat?! I can't believe it! Thank you so much to everyone who nominated Memories Fade, it really means a lot to see it there amongst all those other amazing games! :-D

Congratulations to all of the other nominees! ;-D


EDIT: Yaaaay! And now I have one of those nice shiny icons below my username! :-D :-D :-D

I am happy your game is there. I plan to vote for it again in the actual vote (nod)

I am sad, by contrast, that Joe's miserable life didn't get enough nominations (it got mine).
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination results revealed!
Post by: cat on 12 Feb 2018, 20:00
AGA updated the wiki page:

http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/wiki/AGS_Awards_2017 (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/wiki/AGS_Awards_2017)

You can see all nominees there with a link to the database entry.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination results revealed!
Post by: Cassiebsg on 12 Feb 2018, 20:50
Ahm... cat, the Best character is messed up

Dr. Ego Goodmind is from Terror of the Vampire! no Capt.Disaster
And then all the others characters need to "jump" one place up to fit their games... 8-0

Edit:
And Last & Furious should be Crimson Wizard & JimReed ;)

EDIT2:

As much flattered as I am... Unexepected wasn't nominated for best voice, Rat Channel was.
At least that what you posted on irc and on the post above...
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination results revealed!
Post by: FireFlower on 12 Feb 2018, 21:20
Congrats!
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination results revealed!
Post by: Creamy on 12 Feb 2018, 22:15
Wow...seven nominations! 8-0 8-0 8-0 8-0

Thank you, morphing enthusiasts.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination results revealed!
Post by: SilverSpook on 13 Feb 2018, 06:28
Congrats everyone on the nominations! Thanks to everyone who voted for Neofeud. :) I blame its seven nominations on the fact that no Wadjet Eye games were released this year! Hahahahahahahahahahadavegetunavoweddone hahahahahahahahaha!
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination results revealed!
Post by: Riaise on 13 Feb 2018, 13:35
I am happy your game is there. I plan to vote for it again in the actual vote (nod)

 :-*
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination results revealed!
Post by: selmiak on 13 Feb 2018, 13:37
I can only echo Creamy here, WOW 7 FREAKING NOMINATIONS FOR BLACK MORPH! Thanks everyone that nominated this nice little game! :D (laugh) 8-0 8-)

Congrats to all other nominated games and authors... ;-D
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination results revealed!
Post by: NicolaGs on 13 Feb 2018, 14:34
I came here with no real expectation.
Now, thanks to you, dear voters, I'm feeling a bit anxious... 8-0

:-D.

Thank you and congrats to all the nominees... ;)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination results revealed!
Post by: xBRANEx on 13 Feb 2018, 16:16
I don't get it. I've nominated Robolovers. :(

One can't nominate his own game?
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination results revealed!
Post by: Cassiebsg on 13 Feb 2018, 16:20
I've also nominated Robolovers in more than one category, but takes at least 5 ppl to nominate it in the same category, plus then it needs to in the top 5 of the nominated... so it might have ended as 6th place nomination in a category or two.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination results revealed!
Post by: CaptainD on 13 Feb 2018, 16:26
What Cassie said - there are a lot of good games that do miss out every year, not because they're bad games or that people don't like them, but just because don't get as many votes as some other games.  With over a hundred games released last year that were made with AGS, there was a lot of competition! 

Looking at the excellent user ratings your game got I would say that you probably missed out very narrowly!
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination results revealed!
Post by: CaptainD on 13 Feb 2018, 18:52
Anyone else getting an error message about not being Admin when they try to vote?
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination results revealed!
Post by: cat on 13 Feb 2018, 19:05
Voting has started! Use the link in the forum banner (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/awards/vote/) and vote for your favourite games!

@xBRANEx Cassiebsg and CaptainD are right - only the 5 games with most nominations per category get nominated.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination results revealed!
Post by: SilverSpook on 13 Feb 2018, 19:46
Voting has started! Use the link in the forum banner (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/awards/vote/) and vote for your favourite games!

@xBRANEx Cassiebsg and CaptainD are right - only the 5 games with most nominations per category get nominated.


Hm, the link appears to only let admins through.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Vote!
Post by: cat on 13 Feb 2018, 20:34
Should be working now - can you please try it?
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Vote!
Post by: SilverSpook on 13 Feb 2018, 20:57
Yep it's working now!
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Vote!
Post by: xBRANEx on 13 Feb 2018, 21:41
Oh, I get it, sorry! None of the games I nominated are in the poll, though. Will have to find one to vote for!
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Vote!
Post by: CaptainD on 13 Feb 2018, 22:02
Unexpected at the Rising Star is listed for Best Voicework but I don't think this is correct (much as I would love it to be!).
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Vote!
Post by: Ibispi on 13 Feb 2018, 22:09
I noticed that Archeos is in the 'best background art' category for voting. But it wasn't so for the nominations, Neofeud was there instead. I mean, I don't mind it (and Fantome Bleu doesn't - he drew the backgrounds) but it seems like an error.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Vote!
Post by: AGA on 13 Feb 2018, 22:30
Unexpected at the Rising Star is listed for Best Voicework but I don't think this is correct (much as I would love it to be!).

I noticed that Archeos is in the 'best background art' category for voting. But it wasn't so for the nominations, Neofeud was there instead. I mean, I don't mind it (and Fantome Bleu doesn't - he drew the backgrounds) but it seems like an error.

Thanks for the honesty, both.  I've fixed them both, and double checked all the possible votes against the top nominees.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Vote!
Post by: KyriakosCH on 13 Feb 2018, 23:38
Voted :)

As a rule, i only would vote for games i actually played. Almost all my nominations were on games i played too -- only exception was Last and Furious, but it was in a special category as well 8-)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Vote!
Post by: shaun9991 on 14 Feb 2018, 09:43
Thanks so much guys for nominating Legend of Hand in so many categories! :)

It's an honour to be among so many great games :D
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Vote!
Post by: Arlann on 15 Feb 2018, 18:03
Thanks for these nominations for Jorry, is very encouraging.
Congratulations to all and good luck!
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Vote!
Post by: Pilchard on 15 Feb 2018, 18:53
Thanks for the nod to Hang On (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2168/) for Best Short Game, any of you who voted for that! I'm honoured, and it was a nice surprise to find out from Chicky over Discord the other day.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Vote!
Post by: m0ds on 18 Feb 2018, 14:08
Good luck! And hey, if you don't win, remember, you can just update your game next year into a "deluxe" version, give it a new db page and enter it again (wtf) (laugh)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Vote!
Post by: Fizzii on 18 Feb 2018, 19:25
Good luck! And hey, if you don't win, remember, you can just update your game next year into a "deluxe" version, give it a new db page and enter it again (wtf) (laugh)
To be fair, ATOTK doesn't even set this precedent - Technobabylon was also a remake.

This sort of comment dismisses the amount of effort we put into updating the game - with organising voice recording and editing, painting several backgrounds from scratch, redoing many many sprite frames and adding in extra animations, rewriting of the script, and not to mention reprogramming it all (especially with the updated background layouts, and all the wandering NPCs and different actions that occur on the same screen(s) at different points in time, this isn't trivial). We didn't make the Deluxe edition for the purpose of winning AGS awards either - we did it because we felt the game deserved an update and also needed one to be fit for a commercial release.

Also, in the For Your Consideration thread, you may have noticed that Radiant didn't ask to be nominated in every category (and I certainly didn't nominate for more than what he listed, and I put down a bunch of other games too). Getting nominated in so many categories was very much a surprise for us, so we are happy that the broader AGS community is supportive of the game.

Good luck to all that are nominated! There are certainly many interesting games on the list :)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Vote!
Post by: Snarky on 19 Feb 2018, 17:41
(This note refers to a now-deleted post.)

How to treat remakes/deluxe versions is a difficult question, and I can see both sides of the issue there. Might be worth having a debate about for next year's awards. Derailing the thread into direct personal attacks is clearly unacceptable. There will be a moderator discussion. Please leave personal animosities out of this thread. Thanks!
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Vote!
Post by: cat on 19 Feb 2018, 19:53
Ceremony Date and Time Poll

Once the votes are counted, we want to award the games Oscars-style. Let's decide on a date and time for the ceremony!

We need a bit of time to update the awards client. So the ceremony will happen on the weekend 23-25 of March.

Please add your preferences for date and time to this doodle poll using your forum name (you can also choose "ifneedsbe" for a time)
https://doodle.com/poll/9rtubmsievcmvqbq (https://doodle.com/poll/9rtubmsievcmvqbq)
I hope the time zone is shown correctly for you.

And remember, we still need help with the client:
http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=55641.0 (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=55641.0)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Choose the ceremony date and time!
Post by: cat on 25 Feb 2018, 20:02
There is a strong tendency towards March 24 (Sat) from 20:00 to 23:00 GMT. Unless this changes significantly in the next few days, our ceremony will happen then.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Choose the ceremony date and time!
Post by: SilverSpook on 25 Feb 2018, 21:00
Yeah 20:00 GMT is fine!
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Choose the ceremony date and time!
Post by: Privateer Puddin' on 25 Feb 2018, 21:05
Isn't that starting at 10 AM for Hawaii? Will be 4am for me in Hong Kong

edit: you changed your reply :)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Choose the ceremony date and time!
Post by: cat on 26 Feb 2018, 09:50
I know it is an inconvenient time for a few people. The problem is, we are an international community. For someone it will always be in the middle of the night...
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Choose the ceremony date and time!
Post by: Privateer Puddin' on 26 Feb 2018, 09:55
I know it is an inconvenient time for a few people. The problem is, we are an international community. For someone it will always be in the middle of the night...

No it's fine - It's why I didn't enter a time because I knew I'm in the minority :)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Choose the ceremony date and time!
Post by: Snarky on 26 Feb 2018, 12:05
Will be 4am for me in Hong Kong

Given that it usually runs for almost 3 hours, you might be able to at least catch the "Best Game" presentation at the end, if you get up early at 6:30 or so.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Choose the ceremony date and time!
Post by: Privateer Puddin' on 26 Feb 2018, 12:15
It's fine, I only mentioned it because SilverSpook's original post had the wrong time for Hawaii :D
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Vote!
Post by: cat on 26 Feb 2018, 19:10
Alright, since there are no more votes in the poll, let's finish the doodle. The ceremony will be held on March 24 (Sat) at 20:00 GMT. Details about the client will follow.

In the meantime, there is still time to play the games and vote. And because the ceremony will happen that late, the voting period has been extended - more time for you to play all games and vote :)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Choose the ceremony date and time!
Post by: Stupot on 27 Feb 2018, 00:27
Oh damn. I won’t be able to participate. I work first thing on a Sunday morning here.

I could try to get up early and join the first hour but I think rather than get a ‘where are you?’ phone call from Mandle for a third straight year, it’s better to officially rule myself out and hand over MAGGIES presenting honors to someone who will definitely be present.

Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Choose the ceremony date and time!
Post by: CaptainD on 27 Feb 2018, 10:00
Just a small point - clocks change on Sunday 25th March so awards ceremony will still be BST not GMT.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Vote!
Post by: cat on 27 Feb 2018, 12:14
Just a small point - clocks change on Sunday 25th March so awards ceremony will still be BST not GMT.

Huh? Don't you mean the other way round?
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Vote!
Post by: CaptainD on 27 Feb 2018, 12:15
Just a small point - clocks change on Sunday 25th March so awards ceremony will still be BST not GMT.

Huh? Don't you mean the other way round?

Er... yes, that's what I meant. :-[(roll)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Vote!
Post by: Danvzare on 27 Feb 2018, 13:37
Just a small point - clocks change on Sunday 25th March so awards ceremony will still be BST not GMT.
Oh my... this could get confusing.
At least for me. (laugh)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Vote!
Post by: CaptainD on 27 Feb 2018, 14:18
Just a small point - clocks change on Sunday 25th March so awards ceremony will still be BST not GMT.
Oh my... this could get confusing.
At least for me. (laugh)

My attempts to clear up the confusion have only added to the confusion... I'm sure I rather unintentionally styled Captain Disaster on myself!
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Vote!
Post by: paolo on 01 Mar 2018, 20:35
So that's 8pm UTC.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Vote!
Post by: AGA on 02 Mar 2018, 06:07
A useful link (https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html?iso=20180324T200000&p1=136&p2=195&p3=179&p4=240&p5=137&p6=248) for anyone in doubt.  cat, I added this to the first post.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Vote!
Post by: cat on 02 Mar 2018, 16:56
Thanks for the link! I'll also post a reminder here before the ceremony starts.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Vote!
Post by: cat on 07 Mar 2018, 19:21
This is a quick reminder to vote! In a few categories it is VERY close at the moment, so every vote counts!
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Vote!
Post by: CaptainD on 07 Mar 2018, 22:06
This is a quick reminder to vote! In a few categories it is VERY close at the moment, so every vote counts!

May I just say in behalf of everyone nominated...


EEK!
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Vote!
Post by: cat on 19 Mar 2018, 19:56
Aaaaaand we are done with that - voting is over! Thanks to everyone who played the games and voted ;-D

Now everyone prepare for the ceremony this Saturday evening - details to follow. Would be nice if you could dress up your avatars again this year ;)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Vote!
Post by: Danvzare on 20 Mar 2018, 13:53
Would be nice if you could dress up your avatars again this year ;)
Done. :-D
I still can't find my trousers though. :-\
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Ceremony this Saturday!
Post by: Tabata on 20 Mar 2018, 19:59
... Would be nice if you could dress up your avatars again this year ;)

Hey cat, I searched thru my dresser and found an old outfit from looong ago. Would this be more appropriate than my disco-outfit?  (http://s7.directupload.net/images/user/121031/a32sqgil.png)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Ceremony this Saturday!
Post by: Snarky on 20 Mar 2018, 20:25
BTW, I'd like to do a beta test of the client this Thursday at 21:00 UTC. Not sure how complete it will be by then, but some testing is better than no testing!

If you have a chance to join in, I'd appreciate it. I'll upload a test build some time Thursday. (At the moment it's a 200+ MB download compressed, and almost 900 MB when expanded.)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Ceremony this Saturday!
Post by: cat on 20 Mar 2018, 20:39
Would this be more appropriate than my disco-outfit?
You should wear what you think is best to party!

BTW, I'd like to do a beta test of the client this Thursday at 21:00 UTC.
That's great! I hope a few people will join.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Ceremony this Saturday!
Post by: Danvzare on 21 Mar 2018, 12:39
(At the moment it's a 200+ MB download compressed, and almost 900 MB when expanded.)
Oh my. :shocked: Was it that big last year? I could've sworn it was less than a quarter that size.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Ceremony this Saturday!
Post by: selmiak on 21 Mar 2018, 13:37
(At the moment it's a 200+ MB download compressed, and almost 900 MB when expanded.)
Oh my. :shocked: Was it that big last year? I could've sworn it was less than a quarter that size.
there might be some awesome animations that eat up lots of space.... ;)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Ceremony this Saturday!
Post by: Stupot on 21 Mar 2018, 13:44
Will someone be recoring the event?
I gotsta see it.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Ceremony this Saturday!
Post by: Gurok on 21 Mar 2018, 14:42
Yes! Stu, I'll be recording it and uploading it to YouTube shortly after. I heard someone might be streaming it this year too.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Ceremony this Saturday!
Post by: Snarky on 21 Mar 2018, 16:22
(At the moment it's a 200+ MB download compressed, and almost 900 MB when expanded.)
Oh my. :shocked: Was it that big last year? I could've sworn it was less than a quarter that size.

It was slightly over 500 MB last year. There are a lot of new graphics and music tracks in this version that add significantly to the size. There might be some outdated ones that can be removed to cut down on the size, but there are also still some things left to import, so don't count on it getting any smaller.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Ceremony this Saturday!
Post by: CaptainD on 21 Mar 2018, 17:13
Yes! Stu, I'll be recording it and uploading it to YouTube shortly after. I heard someone might be streaming it this year too.

A guy I know on Twitter - GameWalker - is planning to stream it, and I believe SilverSpook is too.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Ceremony this Saturday!
Post by: SilverSpook on 21 Mar 2018, 20:28
Yes, I will be livestreaming the AGS Awards from my Youtube channel, as I mentioned on the Neofeud Steam site (http://steamcommunity.com/app/673850) and Itch devlog (https://silverspook.itch.io/neofeud/devlog/28015/silver-spook-live-at-the-ags-awards-neofeud-for-goty-). :)

Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Ceremony this Saturday!
Post by: Ponch on 21 Mar 2018, 21:48
Looking forward to the event. :cheesy:
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Ceremony this Saturday!
Post by: Snarky on 22 Mar 2018, 15:57
As a reminder, the beta test takes place at 21:00 GMT tonight (a little bit more than 5 hours from the time of this post). You may download a test build of the Awards client here:

Dropbox (https://www.dropbox.com/s/nmaq61dcun4rz11/AGS%20Awards%202018-03-22a.zip?dl=0)
Google Drive (https://drive.google.com/open?id=1eGL7d1gpzjWK2C8Ach35ToK7Zddd6qTu)

There's a minor bug that means if you log on while no one else is online, and you're not a channel op (moderator), you'll get stuck behind the wings of the stage. So just be aware of that if you play around with the client ahead of time.

One of the main things I want to try out in this build is support for registered nicks. So if you're a regular IRC user, you should be able to use your NICKSERV-registered, password-protected nickname. Unfortunately I haven't had time to implement the UI to actual input your password, so for now you have to test it by manually editing the profile.dat file that the client creates to store your profile data. See instructions:

The profile.dat file is stored in the $APPDATA$ folder (this is probably something like C:/Program Data/Adventure Game Studio 3.4.1/AGS Awards 2018/, or "Application Data" instead of "Program Data", depending on your system).

So to test it:

1. Run the game client once, going into the main hall (in order to create a profile.dat file)
2. Locate the profile.dat file that's been created
3. Open it in a text editor
4. Add a line like "nickpassword=mysecretpw" (where mysecretpw is the password for your nick, which should in turn be stored in an existing line like "nick=mynickname")
5. Save and close the profile.dat file.
5. Run the client again. Choose the existing profile.

You should then be able to log on with that nick. If the nick and password don't match you'll be stuck at the login screen and will have to quit the client.
Obviously I'll fix it so you don't have to go through this process for the actual ceremony. Which, lest you forget, is this Saturday! 8-0
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Ceremony this Saturday!
Post by: m0rph84 on 22 Mar 2018, 16:00
Cool,
probably I'll try it...see you in 5 hours.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Ceremony this Saturday!
Post by: m0rph84 on 22 Mar 2018, 16:02
P.S

Dropbox link seems down
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Ceremony this Saturday!
Post by: Mandle on 22 Mar 2018, 16:07
if you're a regular IRC user, you should be able to use your NICKSERV-registered, password-protected nickname.

And if not? Still able to join?
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Ceremony this Saturday!
Post by: Snarky on 22 Mar 2018, 16:10
Dropbox link seems to have picked up an extra http. Thanks for the catch.

Yeah, if you use a non-registered nick you can simply log on through the client as normal.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Ceremony this Saturday!
Post by: Snarky on 22 Mar 2018, 20:13
I might not be (properly) online by 21:00. I've been traveling, and first my flight was an hour delayed and now the train is apparently having issues as well. :-\
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Ceremony this Saturday!
Post by: selmiak on 22 Mar 2018, 20:15
my avatar enters the venue and then this crash happens
(https://i.imgur.com/YKVZlhp.png)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Ceremony this Saturday!
Post by: cat on 22 Mar 2018, 20:18
@selmiak: update the profile.dat, as described by Snarky.

@Snarky:
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Ceremony this Saturday!
Post by: Cassiebsg on 22 Mar 2018, 20:47
the GUI for the text with the black transparent BG is very annoying and blocks for the action.
Can you remove it or give an option to remove it?

Personally I would rather have the text in the empty space to the left between the top buttons and the lower clapping buttons... (and limited in lenght to not bleed into the stage. But that might just be me ;)

Oh, I also don't have the apostrophe on the client. when ever I press the key nothing happens (except that it "eats" the next key that I press.... so that instead of typing "I'm" it just types "I" . I'm using a danish keyboard.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Ceremony this Saturday!
Post by: Snarky on 22 Mar 2018, 22:08
if you're a regular IRC user, you should be able to use your NICKSERV-registered, password-protected nickname.

And if not? Still able to join?
Yeah, if you use a non-registered nick you can simply log on through the client as normal.

Apparently I lied. Due to a bug you can't currently log on without a password. I'll fix that, obviously.

Thanks for everyone participating, and thanks for detailed bug reports and requests.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Ceremony this Saturday!
Post by: selmiak on 22 Mar 2018, 22:09
@selmiak: update the profile.dat, as described by Snarky.
I was in the normal #ags IRC with the same nick, that broke the client. A message, that the nick is already in use would be preferred ;)
Deleting the profile.dat and retrying with a new nick helped.

the GUI for the text with the black transparent BG is very annoying and blocks for the action.
Can you remove it or give an option to remove it?

Personally I would rather have the text in the empty space to the left between the top buttons and the lower clapping buttons... (and limited in lenght to not bleed into the stage. But that might just be me ;)
+2
one for each point :)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Ceremony this Saturday!
Post by: MiteWiseacreLives! on 24 Mar 2018, 07:18
Haven't been around much lately... will we see a final download Saturday?
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Ceremony this Saturday!
Post by: Snarky on 24 Mar 2018, 10:48
Yes. A crack team of dedicated men and women are still hard at work putting the final touches on the ceremony, but there will be a download at least several hours before the ceremony. When it's ready it will be announced in this thread.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Ceremony this Saturday!
Post by: shaun9991 on 24 Mar 2018, 11:29
Looking forward to the ceremony! Thanks to the organisers for all their hard work :D
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Ceremony this Saturday!
Post by: LostTrainDude on 24 Mar 2018, 12:12
Thanks for making this possible again, this year, folks! :D
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Ceremony this Saturday!
Post by: Mandle on 24 Mar 2018, 12:32
Yes. A crack team of dedicated men and women are still hard at work putting the final touches on the ceremony, but there will be a download at least several hours before the ceremony. When it's ready it will be announced in this thread.

Any time soon?
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Ceremony this Saturday!
Post by: Stupot on 24 Mar 2018, 15:23
Have fun folks. And good luck to all the nominees. Can’t wait to see the video :-)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Ceremony this Saturday!
Post by: horusr on 24 Mar 2018, 17:55
Anyone has a list of people who will stream the ceremony? I heard silver spook and gamewalker will stream and gurok will record for uploading later.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Ceremony this Saturday!
Post by: SilverSpook on 24 Mar 2018, 19:18
Hey there, let me know when it's ready to go! If you want to see my stream here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/user/twiliteminotaur
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Ceremony this Saturday!
Post by: Snarky on 24 Mar 2018, 19:37
I've had a bit of difficulty, due to trying to get too many things in at the last minute.

Just as I was about to call it and upload the final build, I discovered a series of fatal bugs. (Hopefully) fixing them has unfortunately meant having to disable several nice bits of functionality that was supposed to be in. :~(

... Aanyway, I do have a final build now. However, it's taking ages to upload it for some reason. As soon as it's up I will post the link.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Ceremony this Saturday!
Post by: CaptainD on 24 Mar 2018, 19:39
Thanks for all your hard work on this Snarky!
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Ceremony this Saturday!
Post by: Mandle on 24 Mar 2018, 19:40
Thanks for all your hard work on this Snarky!

+100000000000000
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Ceremony this Saturday!
Post by: Cassiebsg on 24 Mar 2018, 19:40
Maybe once the awards are done, we could open a thread called "AGS AWARDS 2018 - Suggestions" or something like that, so who ever wants to work on it, can start working with it already after the awards and not wait 10+ months to start? ;)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Ceremony this Saturday!
Post by: Snarky on 24 Mar 2018, 19:47
We have that every year, Cassie. There is no shortage of suggestions to be working on, just time to do it in.

A big part of the work is importing all the game resources from the nominated games, a part of the work that cannot be done very far ahead of time.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Ceremony this Saturday!
Post by: Haggis on 24 Mar 2018, 19:50
I suggest having a cut off point for award client upgrades BEFORE the award nominees are announced.

Once the nominees are announced updates are then solely related to the awards themselves e.g. nominated game content.

Saves having to do both in a tight window.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Ceremony this Saturday!
Post by: Cassiebsg on 24 Mar 2018, 19:50
Do we have a thread for the awards? Didn't realize that, need to go look for it.
Yes, importing the stuff can't be done before hand, but a lot of the stuff we noticed was missing in the client during the test run was not related to the importing of data.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Ceremony this Saturday!
Post by: cat on 24 Mar 2018, 19:51
The awards channel will be moderated, i.e. it is muted while presentations go on.

Join #AGS with any irc client to chat with other people now and during the ceremony

Server: irc.adventuregamestudio.co.uk
Channel: #ags
If you don't have an IRC client, you can use this web client (https://client00.chat.mibbit.com/?channel=%23awards,%23ags&server=irc.adventuregamestudio.co.uk).
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Ceremony this Saturday!
Post by: Haggis on 24 Mar 2018, 19:52
Exactly - which is why that should all be dealt with beforehand (suggested updates, testing etc) rather than come out the woodwork when testing the nominee content.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Ceremony this Saturday!
Post by: cat on 24 Mar 2018, 19:56
No need to discuss this now. We can see later if there is a way to improve it.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Ceremony this Saturday!
Post by: Snarky on 24 Mar 2018, 19:57
Update: The upload status now says it will take 35 minutes; it's about a third of the way through a 250 MB file upload. If that holds it should be available in time for the ceremony, barely.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Ceremony this Saturday!
Post by: MiteWiseacreLives! on 24 Mar 2018, 20:01
crappy internet, our common denominator amongst ags'rs...
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Ceremony this Saturday!
Post by: Snarky on 24 Mar 2018, 20:01
Oh hell. I thought it was supposed to start in an hour, not right now. Well, I guess it's IRC, then.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Ceremony this Saturday!
Post by: cat on 24 Mar 2018, 20:08
We are having delays with the ceremony client upload. In the meantime

JOIN #ags and #awards with any IRC client

Server: irc.adventuregamestudio.co.uk
Channel: #ags and #awards
If you don't have an IRC client, you can use this web client (https://client00.chat.mibbit.com/?channel=%23awards,%23ags&server=irc.adventuregamestudio.co.uk).


Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Ceremony this Saturday!
Post by: MiteWiseacreLives! on 24 Mar 2018, 20:10
anyone on the irc?
maybe i'm doing it wrong
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Ceremony this Saturday!
Post by: CaptainD on 24 Mar 2018, 20:11
anyone on the irc?
maybe i'm doing it wrong

Lots of us there buddy, are you on #ags?
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Ceremony this Saturday!
Post by: Jim Reed on 24 Mar 2018, 20:12
server address: irc.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/6667
channel is #ags for chatting and #awards for the ceremony
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Ceremony this Saturday!
Post by: Snarky on 24 Mar 2018, 20:30
OK, finally the client is uploaded. Get it here:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=19K5Xw_4r7JNMEuFskFV50D4uJtH1wpG7
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Ceremony this Saturday!
Post by: cat on 24 Mar 2018, 20:38
Starting in 5 minutes!
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Ceremony this Saturday!
Post by: Privateer Puddin' on 24 Mar 2018, 23:00
Congratulations to all the winners, and thanks to everyone who organised!
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Ceremony this Saturday!
Post by: cat on 24 Mar 2018, 23:04
Ceremony is over!

Thanks for joining us!

Here are the results:

Best Programming
Last & Furious

Best Short Game
I Want Out!

Best Non Adventure Game Created with AGS
Last & Furious

Best Demo
Jorry [Demo]

Best Voice Work
Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots

Best Music & Sound
Neofeud

Best Animation
Terror of the Vampire!

Best Character Art
Terror of the Vampire!

Best Background Art
I Want Out!

Best Puzzles
I Want Out!
Black Morph
Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots)

Best Gameplay
Black Morph

Best Character
"Captain Disaster" from Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots

Best Writing
Terror of the Vampire!

Best Freeware Game Created with AGS
Terror of the Vampire!

Best Game Created with AGS
A Tale of Two Kingdoms: Deluxe Edition

Lifetime Achievement Award
Slasher

Best Innovation Award
monkey0506
for his work to help AGS games reach the widest possible audience - through popular distribution platforms (Steam, Galaxy) as well as other operating systems (Android, Linux).
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Ceremony this Saturday!
Post by: Mandle on 24 Mar 2018, 23:05
Thanks for the amazing ceremony guys!
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Ceremony this Saturday!
Post by: dactylopus on 24 Mar 2018, 23:05
Congratulations to all the winners, and thanks to everyone who organised!
Yes, this!  Well done, everyone!
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Results!
Post by: shaun9991 on 24 Mar 2018, 23:14
Congratulations to all the winners! And thanks cat, Snarky and all for organising the ceremony! :D
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Awards are over!
Post by: CaptainD on 24 Mar 2018, 23:14
Thanks Cat, Snarky, AGA, Katschey and anyone else who helped make this such a great awards ceremony!
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Results!
Post by: Two Tales on 24 Mar 2018, 23:56
A big congratulations to all of the worthy winners. Well done.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Results!
Post by: Cassiebsg on 25 Mar 2018, 00:01
Congrats to all winners, nomineees, staff that made it possible and of course all the players and voters! (nod)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Results!
Post by: TheBitPriest on 25 Mar 2018, 00:26
Congratulations to all!
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Results!
Post by: Fizzii on 25 Mar 2018, 02:11
Congrats to all! And thanks to those who ran the ceremony and the whole process; it was very well done this year :)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Results!
Post by: SilverSpook on 25 Mar 2018, 02:32
Thanks to everyone who put the ceremony together, great job! Congrats also to all the nominees and winners, and to everyone who tuned into my stream of the AGS Awards. :)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Results!
Post by: LimpingFish on 25 Mar 2018, 02:47
Well done to all winners and nominees! A really strong year with some awesome stuff on show. Thanks to cat and Snarky, and everybody else involved, for their dedication to bringing us this years ceremony. Really top notch work, guys. ;-D
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Results!
Post by: Gurok on 25 Mar 2018, 03:33
I have uploaded the awards ceremony for 2017 to YouTube

Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Results!
Post by: Stupot on 25 Mar 2018, 05:36
I have uploaded the awards ceremony for 2017 to YouTube

Nicez thanks G-Dawg. I just watched the first 30 mins on my lunch break. Will catch the rest soon. Very impressive with all the animations and sound clips. Impressive stuff. Well done Snarky and co.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Results!
Post by: Slasher on 25 Mar 2018, 06:21
Thank you all so much for your nominations..(nod)

There were some great games released last year that well deserved being nominated.8-)

I congratulate them all (nod)

I myself got a lump in my throat and a tear in my eye.. Thank you so much for nominating me with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

I am deeply honored. The whole of the community as well as making games has given me more than life itself and I am truly grateful.

Having recently lost my wife to cancer this Award helps give positive vibes and hopefully I can hold out to make a few more games.

Thank you all.

Slasher.................

Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Results!
Post by: SilverSpook on 25 Mar 2018, 06:49
Nice one Gurok, and I should have remembered to thank you for being one of the early Neofeud Patreon patrons! :)  So thanks!

And also major congrats to Slasher on that Lifetime Achievement Award! Well deserved, sir!

I had a few folks asking if they can watch the livestream of the AGS Awards, which includes live commentary from myself, several other AGSers, and the Six Billion Dollar Baller from Neofeud (as voiced by yours truly :) ). So here it is!

&t=2s

Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Results!
Post by: CrashPL on 25 Mar 2018, 09:21
Too bad I couldn't stay and watch the entire ceremony, so I'm extra glad you uploaded the thing on YT so quickly. :)

Congratulations to all winners and nominees for their awesome games! And a huge thanks to the orgs for such an excellent awards ceremony!
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Results!
Post by: Ibispi on 25 Mar 2018, 10:28
Congrats to all winners!

This is the IRC log of the ceremony, for those who prefer text over video: https://pastebin.com/c9Rjeehz
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Results!
Post by: TheFrighther on 25 Mar 2018, 11:07

Goodbye to 2019!

_
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Results!
Post by: SinSin on 25 Mar 2018, 11:09
Congratulations to all the winners !!
Sorry I couldn't make it I got busy :S
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Results!
Post by: paolo on 25 Mar 2018, 11:35
Big congratulations to everyone who won an award last night! Good to see a nice spread of winners this year rather than one game scooping the lot.

It was way too late for me to stay up to the end so I'll watch it on YouTube - thanks to Gurok for uploading it.

Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Results!
Post by: Arlann on 25 Mar 2018, 12:56
Congratulations to all the winners and nominees!
Because I live in the past I didn't download the client in time for the beginning of the ceremony, I just discovered my random avatar on youtube for the best demo award, LOL!
Thank you for this award and this ceremony.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Results!
Post by: Riaise on 25 Mar 2018, 13:34
Congratulations to all of the winners! And a huge thank you to everyone involved in hosting the ceremony! ;-D

Special congrats to Slasher for the lifetime achievement award! That was really well deserved. (nod)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Results!
Post by: KyriakosCH on 25 Mar 2018, 13:54
Well done to all!!! 8-)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Results!
Post by: Snarky on 25 Mar 2018, 13:57
Thanks everyone! You guys are great.

Congratulations to all the contestants, winners and non-winners alike. Putting together the nominee resources for the client really makes me appreciate all the excellent work people are doing. So impressed!

I'm sorry for the mess I caused getting the client out, and particularly to those of you, like Arlann, who couldn't download the client in time because of my delay. That's not what this thread is about, but I will say...

I started seriously thinking about this year's update in September of last year, but life has a tendency to get in the way, and I took on a couple of paid projects that had to be my first priority. For this and other reasons I wasn't able to really work on it much until this last month. Getting it done by the deadline within that timeframe was brutal, and in the end I just missed it. I am sorry.

The good part of it was all the great contributions I received, which really pushed me to try to get as much of it in as possible, and the awesome collaborators who pitched in. Their efforts are right in front of your eyes. I really regret the stuff that had to be left out, most of it simply for lack of time. I hope it will see the light of day in a future ceremony, and I hope we'll work together more!
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Results!
Post by: cat on 25 Mar 2018, 14:07
Again, congratulations to all winners, nominees, and actually to anyone who released a game last year!

Sorry we had some delay with starting the ceremony, but I think it was totally worth the wait! Snarky did an amazing job including all new game resources, avatars and features. It may not look like much, but it is a huge amount of work to do. Thanks to selmiak for the great intro animations and Kastchey for the beautiful GUI and trophies. And thanks to all the game authors who provided the resources to their games.

I'm very glad that MAGGIES were part of the ceremony again this year. MAGS is so important for the community and leads to constant creation of games. Thanks to Stupot for doing a great job in running MAGS and to Mandle for being up at inconvenient times to present it.

I'm also glad that the ceremony was recorded and streamed. Some people could not attend the ceremony so it's great they can watch it now.

It is great to see so many different games receiving an award. Voters really considered each games strengths and weaknesses.

AGA will update the game database soon, I suppose. Thanks again for doing the administrative side of the awards!


Now a bit of statistics:

There were 106 games released last year
49 people nominated games
68 people voted for the awards, which is more than last year
24 games were nominated for at least one award
8 games won 17 awards in 15 categories
12 awards went to freeware games


The number of awards per game:

4 awards
Terror of the Vampire!

3 awards
Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
I Want Out!

2 awards
Black Morph
Last & Furious

1 award
A Tale of Two Kingdoms: Deluxe Edition
Neofeud
Jorry [Demo]

Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Results!
Post by: Arlann on 25 Mar 2018, 14:38
I'm sorry for the mess I caused getting the client out, and particularly to those of you, like Arlann, who couldn't download the client in time because of my delay.
No need for excuses, I just completely messed up my speech and my partner too... Maybe because it was dinner time. :-D
This was my first ceremony and I am very impressed by the quality of the event. Thanks for this!
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Results!
Post by: Dave Gilbert on 25 Mar 2018, 16:06
Congrats to everyone! I was on a plane travelling back from GDC so I wasn't able to join.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Results!
Post by: Bavolis on 25 Mar 2018, 17:12
Congrats, devs! Awesome to see this community still trucking along (and delivering the goods) every year.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Results!
Post by: Gurok on 25 Mar 2018, 17:13
I was entertaining guests at a cocktail party aboard my yacht, but I still made time for it.

Also, congrats to everyone! Congrats especially to Terror of the Vampire, which I think finally got the recognition it deserved after slipping by in the MAGS voting. Congrats to SilverSpook with Neofeud! The excitement was palpable from the snippets of your stream I watched. A big, hearty congratulations to Slasher! You're not allowed to stop or even slow down now that you've won an award, but I doubt there's any danger of that.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Results!
Post by: Tycho Magnetic Anomaly on 25 Mar 2018, 17:37
Well done to all the winners .. what an amazing set of games this year.. really great!  Keep pumping them out.

Well done to all involved with the awards thanks for making it all happen.

Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Results!
Post by: Andail on 25 Mar 2018, 17:42
Congratulations to all award winners! I will download and play your games immediately to see if they're really that good.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Results!
Post by: Radiant on 25 Mar 2018, 22:09
Thank you for your support! And congrats to all the other winners as well! (looks like I've got some more playing to do!)

...aaaand I missed the chance to say something on stage because I was traveling and our trains have somewhat erratic internet connection. Perhaps next time...
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Results!
Post by: Sinitrena on 25 Mar 2018, 23:10
Congratulations to all the winners and nominees and thank you to Snarky for the client, cat for organizing and everybody else who helped out. It was a great ceremony.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Results!
Post by: FireFlower on 26 Mar 2018, 08:37
Congrats!
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Results!
Post by: LostTrainDude on 26 Mar 2018, 09:37
Congrats to all the winners and nominees!
And of course huge thanks to all who was involved in the client and ceremony itself :)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Results!
Post by: Creamy on 26 Mar 2018, 13:31
Great night. Many thanks to everybody involved  :)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Results!
Post by: NicolaGs on 26 Mar 2018, 17:58
Never attended a AGS awards ceremony before and I have to say that it shows the involvement of a lot of AGSers. There was a big amount of work behing this red curtain...
I'm proud to be in the first 3-way tie of the awards history! ;)
Thanks to everyone involved @ AGS community!
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Results!
Post by: cat on 27 Mar 2018, 17:12
Actually, there was a 3-way tie before in 2015 for Best Short Game (Cornelius Cat in: The Uncontrollable Pest/Mess Goblins/The Surprisingly Short Adventure of Leopold Kettle), but it is not shown correctly in the wiki or database. I'll ask AGA to fix it.

However, you can be proud nonetheless: You made a great game that won well deserved awards!

Edit: I fixed the wiki template, now more than one winner is supported.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Results!
Post by: NicolaGs on 27 Mar 2018, 19:05
Actually, there was a 3-way tie before...
Now I'm in despair... :-D
Quote
You made a great game that won well deserved awards!
Thank you! :)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Results!
Post by: selmiak on 28 Mar 2018, 10:41
Congrats to all winners and thanks for all your votes, this was fun. It is awesome to be in a threesome with Captain Disaster, a mysterious hooded guy and Satan  :-D


For your viewing pleasure I uploaded the On Screen Animation to my creative youtube so you can watch it over and over again  :-D

Title: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Results!
Post by: selmiak on 12 Apr 2018, 13:30
jfyi I updated the wiki entry on the 2017 awards.
http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/wiki/AGS_Awards_2017
it would be nice if someone checks for errors or typos or the like...