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AGS Awards 2017 - Vote!
« 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!


Ceremony Date and Time Poll

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


Voting has started!

Use the link in the forum banner and vote for your favourite games!

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)

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).


Party like it's 1990 in this thread!
« Last Edit: Yesterday at 19:54 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.
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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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« 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?
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Re: Re: AGS Awards 2017 - For Your Consideration
« 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
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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
« Reply #20 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.

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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
« Reply #21 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.

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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
« Reply #22 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 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.

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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
« Reply #23 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.
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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
« Reply #24 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 :)

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« Reply #25 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?

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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
« Reply #26 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 :=

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« Reply #27 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.

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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
« Reply #28 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)

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« Reply #29 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?
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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
« Reply #30 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 := := := )

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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
« Reply #31 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.

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« Reply #32 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.

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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
« Reply #33 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.
 

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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
« Reply #34 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.

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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
« Reply #35 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.

Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
« Reply #36 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. :)

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« Reply #37 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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« Reply #38 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.

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« Reply #39 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)

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« Reply #40 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.

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« Reply #41 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?

Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
« Reply #42 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.

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« Reply #43 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 :=

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« Reply #44 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). 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.

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« Reply #45 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 :
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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!
My first game : I Want Out!

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« Reply #46 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). 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?

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« Reply #47 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). 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)

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« Reply #48 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). 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.

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« Reply #49 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). 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)
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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
« Reply #50 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?

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« Reply #51 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.

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« Reply #52 on: 11 Feb 2018, 12:41 »
Thanks Cat and AGA! ;-D

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« Reply #53 on: 11 Feb 2018, 19:44 »
Join us in #ags on irc.adventuregamestudio.co.uk with the irc client of your choice.

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« Reply #54 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! 

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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination results revealed!
« Reply #55 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!


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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nominations results revealed!
« Reply #56 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 := )
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« Reply #57 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)?

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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nominations results revealed!
« Reply #58 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.

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« Reply #59 on: 12 Feb 2018, 01:22 »
Congratulations to all those nom'd!

Nice variety of titles, a few expected, but with some surprises. :)

Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nominations results revealed!
« Reply #60 on: 12 Feb 2018, 02:50 »
Congrats to all nominees this year! :)

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« Reply #61 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).
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« Reply #62 on: 12 Feb 2018, 10:22 »
Congrats to all the nominees!!

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« Reply #63 on: 12 Feb 2018, 11:53 »
Congratulations everyone who got nominated! :-D
There's a nice diverse list this year.

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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nominations results revealed!
« Reply #64 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

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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nominations results revealed!
« Reply #65 on: 12 Feb 2018, 12:27 »
*When you see a game that you nominated, only got one nomination.* (roll)

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« Reply #66 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:

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« Reply #67 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!

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« Reply #68 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
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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nominations results revealed!
« Reply #69 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. :)
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« Reply #70 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).

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« Reply #71 on: 12 Feb 2018, 20:00 »
AGA updated the wiki page:

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

You can see all nominees there with a link to the database entry.

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« Reply #72 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...
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« Reply #73 on: 12 Feb 2018, 21:20 »
Congrats!

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« Reply #74 on: 12 Feb 2018, 22:15 »
Wow...seven nominations! 8-0 8-0 8-0 8-0

Thank you, morphing enthusiasts.
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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination results revealed!
« Reply #75 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!

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« Reply #76 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)

 :-*

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« Reply #77 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

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« Reply #78 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.

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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination results revealed!
« Reply #79 on: 13 Feb 2018, 16:16 »
I don't get it. I've nominated Robolovers. :(

One can't nominate his own game?

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« Reply #80 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.
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« Reply #81 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!

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« Reply #82 on: 13 Feb 2018, 18:52 »
Anyone else getting an error message about not being Admin when they try to vote?

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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination results revealed!
« Reply #83 on: 13 Feb 2018, 19:05 »
Voting has started! Use the link in the forum banner and vote for your favourite games!

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

Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination results revealed!
« Reply #84 on: 13 Feb 2018, 19:46 »
Voting has started! Use the link in the forum banner 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.

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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Vote!
« Reply #85 on: 13 Feb 2018, 20:34 »
Should be working now - can you please try it?

Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Vote!
« Reply #86 on: 13 Feb 2018, 20:57 »
Yep it's working now!

Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Vote!
« Reply #87 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!

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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Vote!
« Reply #88 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!).

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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Vote!
« Reply #89 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.

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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Vote!
« Reply #90 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.

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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Vote!
« Reply #91 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-)

Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Vote!
« Reply #92 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
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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Vote!
« Reply #93 on: 15 Feb 2018, 18:03 »
Thanks for these nominations for Jorry, is very encouraging.
Congratulations to all and good luck!

Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Vote!
« Reply #94 on: 15 Feb 2018, 18:53 »
Thanks for the nod to Hang On 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.
« Last Edit: 15 Feb 2018, 19:01 by Pilchard »

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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Vote!
« Reply #95 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)

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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Vote!
« Reply #96 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 :)

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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Vote!
« Reply #97 on: Yesterday at 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!

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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Vote!
« Reply #98 on: Yesterday at 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
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