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AGS Awards 2017 - Results!
« on: 01 Jan 2018, 09:06 »

Welcome to the 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

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

And here are the nomination results per category (thanks JimRead for putting them in order)
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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 in the year 2017. There is a For Your Consideration thread 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). 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).


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« Last Edit: 08 May 2018, 19:15 by cat »

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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Play the games!
« Reply #1 on: 11 Jan 2018, 19:01 »
Nominations will start soon!

Game makers: Make sure you add your game to the For Your Consideration thread. You should add it before nominations start!

Players: Play the eligible games! A good starting point is the For Your Consideration thread or the AGS Database.

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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
« Reply #2 on: 20 Jan 2018, 14:10 »
Nominations are open!

Use the link in the the forum banner to select the games you deem worthy in each category.

There are a few innovations this year (thanks AGA!):
  • Your nominations can be edited, no need to redo it all
  • When you select a game, a screenshot and link to the database will appear
  • When there is a draw, the time of the nominations will count (first nominated one wins).

Nominations will close on 10/02/2018 at 13:59.
« Last Edit: 20 Jan 2018, 14:13 by cat »

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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
« Reply #3 on: 20 Jan 2018, 19:14 »
Thanks Cat and AGA!

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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
« Reply #4 on: 21 Jan 2018, 22:47 »
Awesome innovations! Thanks for doing them! (nod)
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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
« Reply #5 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.

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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
« Reply #6 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.

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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.

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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
« Reply #7 on: 23 Jan 2018, 12:50 »
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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

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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
« Reply #8 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 :)
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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
« Reply #9 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 :)

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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
« Reply #10 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
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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
« Reply #11 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 :)
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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
« Reply #12 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.

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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
« Reply #13 on: 23 Jan 2018, 21:20 »
Thanks for the fix AGA (nod)
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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
« Reply #14 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 ;)

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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
« Reply #15 on: 03 Feb 2018, 19:41 »
Only one more week! Don't forget to nominate ;)

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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - For Your Consideration
« Reply #16 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?
« Last Edit: 05 Feb 2018, 17:18 by cat »
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« Reply #17 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 was nominated for several awards last year, but only won best demo.

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Re: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - For Your Consideration
« Reply #18 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 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!

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Re: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - For Your Consideration
« Reply #19 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
« Last Edit: 05 Feb 2018, 17:28 by Cassiebsg »
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