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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
« 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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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
« 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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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
« 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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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
« 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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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
« 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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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
« 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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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
« 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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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
« 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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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
« 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)
« Last Edit: 10 Feb 2018, 16:25 by cat »

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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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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
« 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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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
« Reply #52 on: 11 Feb 2018, 12:41 »
Thanks Cat and AGA! ;-D

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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
« 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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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nomination time!
« 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!


Congratulations!

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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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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nominations results revealed!
« 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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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - Nominations results revealed!
« 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. :)
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