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AGS Awards 2017 - For Your Consideration
« on: 01 Jan 2018, 09:09 »
Have you made a game in 2017 and want it to compete in the AGS Awards 2017? This is the topic where to showcase it!
Post a database link, a brief description and some pictures (thumbnails preferred, here is an excellent FYC post from last year).

Do not be shy, by posting your game you are helping the players who will take some of their time to play/nominate/vote!

Usual remarks:
  • please include a link to your games page on the AGS games database
  • if you think a game deserves mention but the author isn't around, post a FYC for them! The more worthy games we get here, the better is for everyone!
  • this thread is for FYC posts only, if you want to discuss the awards go here!

Post your games here before nominations start, which will be in about two weeks. The earlier you post, the more time people have to play your game!

Re: AGS Awards 2017 - For Your Consideration
« Reply #1 on: 01 Jan 2018, 10:19 »
FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION

                                     

RAT CHANNEL

Mister Ufti is a refugee who immigrates into the global realm.
Forced by the government system he has to work in the sewers of the worlds capital city and serves as a rat catcher.
A controller is continously giving him orders on a handset so that the orders is followed.
During his adventure in the sewers he finds an impossible situation that confronts him with the supernatural.
Soon he recognized that his situation has completely changed.

Website:
http://ratchannel.univert.games

Direct Download:
AGS Database - http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2135
GameJolt - DOWNLOAD RAT CHANNEL AT GAMEJOLT
Itch.Io - DOWNLOAD RAT CHANNEL AT ITCH.IO


POSSIBLE AWARDS
Best Game Created with AGS
Best Freeware Game Created with AGS
Best Short Game
Best Gameplay
Best Puzzles
Best Writing
Best Character
Best Voices
Best Animation
Best Music and Sound
Best Background Art
Best Character Art
Best Manual

SCREENSHOTS
 

 
« Last Edit: 07 Jan 2018, 14:07 by Arcangelo Bonaparte »

Re: AGS Awards 2017 - For Your Consideration
« Reply #2 on: 01 Jan 2018, 15:20 »
FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION

GATEWAY REMAKE

You are a Gateway prospector travelling to other worlds in search of alien technology.
But when Gateway scientists examine one of your findings they discover the terrible secret behind the vanished Heechee civilization.
It's up to you to ensure the same fate doesn't strike earth.

Makers:
HandsFree
Arcangelo Bonaparte

Download:
AGS Database - http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2130/

POSSIBLE AWARDS
Best Game Created with AGS
Best Freeware Game Created with AGS
Best Gameplay
Best Puzzles
Best Writing
Best Animation
Best Music and Sound
Best Background Art
Best Character Art

SCREENSHOTS


 


« Last Edit: 01 Jan 2018, 15:22 by Arcangelo Bonaparte »

Re: AGS Awards 2017 - For Your Consideration
« Reply #3 on: 01 Jan 2018, 17:45 »
FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION

THE FICKLE HANDS OF FATE
A short single-click point and click adventure game


"Fate is finalizing her last recording in the steeple of an abandoned church in a village she is about to leave. Then, off to another city and another recording: her search is not over yet."

Made for MAGS May 2017, this game also represents an experiment I wanted to make to strip down the gameplay to a single-click, without compromising storytelling. The result is some sort of visual stream of consciousness, if you will.

I hope you enjoy playing this game, no matter what! :)

Download
AGS Games Database / http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2159/
itch.io / https://losttraindude.itch.io/the-fickle-hands-of-fate

Screenshots

Possible Awards
Best Freeware Game Created with AGS
Best Short Game
Best Gameplay
Best Writing
Best Music and Sound
« Last Edit: 07 Jan 2018, 21:45 by LostTrainDude »
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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - For Your Consideration
« Reply #4 on: 01 Jan 2018, 18:41 »
FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION

Sniper and Spotter serving the Motherland
A darkly humorous adventure set in World War 2.

The great patriotic war is raging and Olga, a sniper loyal to the motherland, and Ivan, her trusted spotter, have received an order to use the scorched earth tactic on a small village in Soviet Russia before it falls into the hands of the axis. Their mission will be to use any means at their disposal in order to destroy any usable resources in the village before the enemy gets a chance to do so.

Download:
AGS Database - http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2150/
GameJolt - https://gamejolt.com/games/sniper-and-spotter-serving-the-motherland/239699

POSSIBLE AWARDS
Best Game Created with AGS
Best Freeware Game Created with AGS
Best Short Game
Best Gameplay
Best Puzzles
Best Writing
Best Character
Best Animation
Best Background Art
Best Character Art


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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - For Your Consideration
« Reply #5 on: 01 Jan 2018, 20:21 »
FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: Kanji Gakusei



Find Japanese characters in a colourful adventure part and then learn how to write them with the help of a gesture recognition system.

Download
AGS database: http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2228/
Completed game announcement: http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=55648.0

Possible Awards
Best Freeware Game Created with AGS
Best Short Game
Best Gameplay
Best Coding







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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - For Your Consideration
« Reply #6 on: 01 Jan 2018, 20:32 »
A Tale of Two Kingdoms: Deluxe Edition



A graphical adventure in the style of the classic Sierra games. Set in the world of Celtic mythology and fairy tales, it features many sidequests and alternate endings. This release is a Deluxe Edition with a new interactive prologue, several graphic updates, and professional voice acting. Also the writing is much improved and no longer relieth on ye olde spellinghe.

Please consider for,
Best Writing
Best Character
Best Background Art
Best Programming
Best Voice Acting

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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - For Your Consideration
« Reply #7 on: 01 Jan 2018, 21:59 »
For your consideration:

Archeos
Possible awards: best character, best writing, best background art,
best short game, best music and sound, best puzzles, best gameplay,
best character art, best animation, best programming, best freeware game created with blue (roll) cup studio,
best game created with blue cup studio (0.01% chance to win this).

AGS database: http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2153/

Direct download: https://gamejolt.com/games/archeos/257293/download/build/475739

AGS Archives: https://www.agsarchives.com/game/592dd8f3d95010110389b7f1



Description: In distant future, a professor and his student are visiting a planet believed to be the birthplace of humanity.
They're looking for historical artifacts and are in the meantime coming up with theories about the people who once lived there.


Made by: Atavismus (writing & design), Peder (music), UnFantomeBleu (character art and background art) and me (programming & proofreading) for Adventure Jam 2017.

Don't forget to vote for Archeos in the category Best Music and Sound, because we couldn't have finished the game had
it not been for this great man:
« Last Edit: 04 Jan 2018, 17:13 by Ibispi »

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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - For Your Consideration
« Reply #8 on: 01 Jan 2018, 22:11 »
Hidden Plains

You are on the trail of a survey ship which has been mysteriously lost, when your shuttle suffers the same fate, being trapped on a barren planet.

Eat, drink and meet Terry, as you repair your ship. Learn a bit about the planet's history and its illicit affairs, and the beliefs of the locals.

When the exact right piece of music comes on, take a moment to be still. Can you feel the desert? Its stillness and emptyness? Your thirst builds.


Share and Enjoy

For your consideration

Best Programming
Best Animation
Best Writing
Best Intro Wot Makes U Hony Baby


« Last Edit: 01 Jan 2018, 22:22 by Jack »

Re: AGS Awards 2017 - For Your Consideration
« Reply #9 on: 01 Jan 2018, 22:59 »




Neofeud

2033 - We create AI. Sentient robots arrive, but not as our Terminator overlords or our Singularity saviors -- conscious machines are humanity's unwanted bastard children. A few are geniuses who design flying cars, beat cancer, invent teleportation, but millions of defective prototypes roll out of factories -- mentally challenged, motivationally-challenged, criminally-inclined. Legally conscious, but unhirable, these "Defectives" are shuffled through public housing and welfare assistance, straining the already overburdened back of the meager social safety net. The robots who don't end up in prison are dumped, as a last resort, into a massive landfill known as "The Pile".

Humans engage in perfection of their species -- or at least the powerful and well-connected -- genetically engineering children with human and animal DNA. The failed eugenics experiment "Frankenpeople" are discarded into "The Pile" as well. The new dynasties, 'Neofeudal Lords', live in towering neon glass castles, shuttle around in pristine nanotech-enabled pods, minds and bodies full of cyberware, spending most of their time taking selfies and "optimizing their monetization schemes". A race of supermen concerned only with their own status, their prestige, their success. Where machines have become all too flawed and human, people have become flawless, perfect, cold machines.

Karl Carbon is an ex-cop, dishonorably discharged from Coastlandia PD for disobeying an order to shoot an unarmed sentient humanoid. Karl is exiled to "The Pile" as a lowly social worker. There he counsels gangbanging foster-kid robots and confiscates chimera-children from deadbeat half-wolf parents. Till one day a case goes horribly sideways and Karl is drawn into a sordid conspiracy that could threaten the strained fabric of Human-Robot-Hybrid civilization -- or save it.


About

Neofeud is a Dystopic Cyberpunk adventure game in the vein of Blade Runner, but with an overlay of Game of Thrones-like political intrigue, and 1366x768, hand-painted, stylized visuals. 

Silver Spook Games is a one-person developer, Christian Kealoha Miller, a Native Hawaiian indie developer from Hawaii. The art, stories and gameplay of Neofeud are a reflection of my experiences as a STEM teacher for the underserved youth of Honolulu’s inner city. Teaching robotics, programming, and sustainability is an often difficult, stressful, and even Kafka-esque endeavor -- being in one of the richest, most beautiful places on Earth, yet dealing with families with working parents, who are living out of a van, or sleeping on the street. It is hard trying to keep the kids out of gangs, off of drugs, and on a path towards better opportunities, such as the ones I had growing up in a slum area of paradise while going to an upscale private school. I made Neofeud to be a fun and engaging game in and of itself, but I also wanted the player to think about the society in which we live, as well as the one which we may be heading toward if nothing is done.

Neofeud took approximately 2 1/2 years to create. The writing, art, programming, music, and 1/2 of the voice acting was done by Silver Spook.

Additional voice acting:
-Amayirot Akago
-Fitz
-Azure
-CaptainD

Lead tester:
-TheBlindRabbit



Download

AGS Database
Itch.io
Steam
Gamejolt


Possible Awards

Best Game Created with AGS
Best Gameplay
Best Puzzles
Best Writing
Best Character
Best Voices
Best Animation
Best Music and Sound
Best Background Art
Best Character Art
Best Programming


Screenshots











« Last Edit: 05 Jan 2018, 20:12 by SilverSpook »

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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - For Your Consideration
« Reply #10 on: 02 Jan 2018, 11:50 »


The siren call of spending time in a beautiful apartment may be dangerous...

I'd like to nominate mine and Krys' game, only for music and writing (in the rest of the categories I don't think it can compete with the many other amazing titles here already!)



The Chrysalis

Your character was invited by a person he knows since they
were in school - they now are in their thirties. He falls in love with
this person's apartment, due to the elegant rooms, but also the antique
furniture and - last but not least - the paintings his host has created
(they are macabre).
While your character would like to just stick
around and move from room to room, he is also a bit alarmed, because...
his host has left him, without saying why; he just noted that he has
something to do, and will return soon.
You wonder if the other person
has gotten involved into some bizarre story, or strange interests.
Nevertheless... you are happy to be given the opportunity to explore the
apartment on your own.

About

Created with AGS, gfx modelled with Blender.
Adapted from one of my printed short stories.
The Chrysalis is a free horror adventure game, and is my first creation.
Special thanks to Krzysztof Gorzkowski for the music!

Download

AGS Database
Itch.io
Moddb


Possible Awards

Best Writing
Best Music and Sound



More screenshots




« Last Edit: 02 Jan 2018, 11:53 by KyriakosCH »

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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - For Your Consideration
« Reply #11 on: 02 Jan 2018, 15:00 »
FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION


Memories Fade

Made for MAGS February 2017, with the theme "As Time Goes By". After the loss of his beloved wife, an old man seems to be forgetting her. With the help of an old photo, can his son remind him of the good times they once had?

DOWNLOAD

AGS Database
Itch.io
Gamejolt

POSSIBLE AWARDS
Best Game Created with AGS
Best Freeware Game Created with AGS
Best Short Game
Best Writing
Best Character
Best Gameplay
Best Puzzles

SCREENSHOTS



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ALSO FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION


The Execution of Anne Boleyn

Created for MAGS September 2017, for the theme "Past and Future Collide". When villains from the future alter the past, a time traveller must try to set history back on track with the help of an imprisoned queen.

DOWNLOAD

AGS Database

POSSIBLE AWARDS
Best Game Created with AGS
Best Freeware Game Created with AGS
Best Short Game
Best Writing
Best Character
Best Gameplay
Best Puzzles

SCREENSHOTS


THANK YOU!

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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - For Your Consideration
« Reply #12 on: 05 Jan 2018, 13:18 »
For your consideration:

The Adventure of the Hero

Originally made for MAGS February 2017, it received a small update several months later.

A great hero has been sent on a quest to defeat an evil witch, but things soon go awry when a time portal into the future is opened up.
Join the hero as he defeats a witch, gives incredibly life changing career advice, makes alcohol, and saves all of time and space!

I did all of the voice acting (of which there were nearly a thousand lines if I remember correctly) within two days, and had a sore throat for a week as a result.

Download:
AGS Database

Possible Awards:
Best Freeware Game Created with AGS
Best Short Game
Best Gameplay
Best Character
Best Voice Acting
Best Animation
Best Writing

Screenshots:


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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - For Your Consideration
« Reply #13 on: 05 Jan 2018, 14:23 »
For your consideration:
Where Be Dragons?

This game was made for a one-off 24 hour competition. You play a young Tannery-boy. Your cruel masters have demanded you slay a dragon. Will you dutifully carry out their wishes or get your revenge? (Hint: you'll get your revenge!)

I did the programming, art and writing all in 24 hours.

Download the game here

Possible Awards:
Best Short Game!

Finally, some screenshots:



Bonus: It's a very quick game to judge! Should only take about 10 minutes to play through.

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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - For Your Consideration
« Reply #14 on: 05 Jan 2018, 17:12 »
Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots


Our intrepid nitwit investigates interesting peculiar people, puzzling places and panicky problems along the way to saving the day, once he finally realises that something is wrong.  Expect lots of laughs and head-scratching dilemmas before you reach the shocking conclusion and find out what all this "Million Stomping Boots" business is actually about!

Game Details:

- Classic point-and-click adventure gaming action with a few new twists
- Retro graphics (let's party like it's 1990!)#
- A plot spanning two planets and whatever's in between them
- Fully voiced
- Epic music score
- Plenty of puzzles
- Plenty of adventure
- Plenty of comedy



Possible Awards

Best Game Created with AGS
Best Gameplay
Best Puzzles
Best Writing
Best Character
Best Voices
Best Animation
Best Music and Sound
Best Background Art
Best Character Art
Best Programming

Available now on Itch


AGS Game Page


Screenshots:











« Last Edit: 07 Jan 2018, 19:20 by CaptainD »

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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - For Your Consideration
« Reply #15 on: 06 Jan 2018, 17:29 »
Hello everybody!

I submit...


You are called by a kid, asking for help.
He is trapped in a mysterious place.
Can you help him to get out?


I Want Out! is a short escape-the-room game.


Download
AGS Game page here
Game page on itch.io.
Game page on GameJolt.com.

Possible awards
Best Freeware Game Created with AGS
Best Short Game
Best Gameplay
Best Puzzles
Best Writing
Best Character
Best Animation
Best Background Art
Best Character Art


Game details:
- 320x200 resolution,
- 9-verb interface, in LucasArt style,
- only one room but a lot of interactions,
- languages : English, French, German.












Cheers :)
« Last Edit: 14 Jan 2018, 15:33 by NicolaGs »
My first game : I Want Out!

Re: AGS Awards 2017 - For Your Consideration
« Reply #16 on: 06 Jan 2018, 21:27 »
FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION : The Aspirox Case (L'Affaire Aspirox)



Paris, in the afternoon of a winter’s day. It is a big day for Samuel Brossau, a business graduate on his thirties: in a few minutes, he may obtain a position in the marketing subsidiary of a famous various vacuum cleaner producing firm. But on this very day, destiny took another path. Yvan Zimmerman, the director he was supposed to meet, has just been murdered in his office.

Boarding himself, more or less than his will, in this uncommon firm, he will meet the weirdos in place. Will they be able to help him understand what happened that morning in the director's office ?

Completed Game Announcement :
http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=55326

Direct Downloads :
AGS Database - http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2198/
Itch.io - https://valoulef.itch.io/laffaire-aspirox

POSSIBLE AWARDS
Best Freeware Game Created with AGS
Best Short Game
Best Puzzles
Best Writing
Best Character
Best Voices
Best Animation
Best Music and Sound
Best Background Art
Best Character Art

SCREENSHOTS



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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - For Your Consideration
« Reply #17 on: 06 Jan 2018, 22:14 »
FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION

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Unexpected at the Rising Star

Synopsis: Starbuck has earned a dinner on the newly re-opened luxurious liner Rising Star. After Athena has turned down his invitation due to her being on duty, he went and invited Cassiopeia who gladly accepted. Only Athena has now managed to get free from her duties and decides to surprise Starbuck so he doesn't have to eat alone. How will Starbuck handle an unexpected double date? Can you help him out ...

Screenshots:


Completed Game Announcement: http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=55375.0
AGS Database: http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2201/

POSSIBLE AWARDS:
Best Freeware Game Created with AGS
Best Short Game (?)
Best Puzzles
Best Character
Best Voices
Best Animation
Best Music and Sound
Best Background Art
Best Character Art
Best Programming

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Smooth Hide

Synopsis: Guy has just arrived at her girl friend's house... but he doesn't have the key. Can you help him out?
Made for the 24H AGS

Res: 640x360, 32 bit

Screenshot:


Completed Game Announcement: http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=54499.msg636554410#msg636554410
AGS Database: http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2129/

POSSIBLE AWARDS:
Best Freeware Game Created with AGS
Best Short Game (?)
Best Puzzles
Best Character
Best Animation
Best Background Art
Best Character Art
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That Day (Demo)

Synopsis: That day is a very short game, about a boy named Randy that one day witnesses something, and his interpretation of the events will determine how his own life will progress.

This game was made for MAGS July 2017, under the theme "I come her often".

Current version is only a very small demo, hopefully I'll be able to finish it sometime in the very near future. :D

Screenshot:


Completed Game Announcement: http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=54975.msg636567575#msg636567575
AGS Database: http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2183/

POSSIBLE AWARDS:
Best Demo


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Stable Pete and the Joust (Demo)

Synopsis: Pete, the stable boy, has grown tired of shoveling horse crap. With dreams of becoming a prince by marrying princess Mary Belle, he decided to enter the contest the King has decided to throw for the purpose of finding her a new husband.  :D

Screenshots:


AGS Games in Production thread: http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=55530.new#new
AGS Database: http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2215/

POSSIBLE AWARDS:
Best Demo
There are those who believe that life here began out there...

Re: AGS Awards 2017 - For Your Consideration
« Reply #18 on: 07 Jan 2018, 09:43 »
FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION :
JORRY (demo version)


A survival-horror point and click !

AGS Games in production thread
AGS DATABASE




Synopsis :
Claire regains consciousness tied up and trapped in an unknown room.
She doesn't remember anything and she feels like everything fell apart.
How to escape from this nightmare and who is this mysterious little girl who seems to know her?

POSSIBLE AWARDS:
Best Demo

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Re: AGS Awards 2017 - For Your Consideration
« Reply #19 on: 07 Jan 2018, 16:17 »
FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION
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BLACK MORPH

Synopsis: As a Black Morph, use your ability to turn into living things to make your way through an enchanting forest.

Screenshot:


POSSIBLE AWARDS:
Best Demo
Best Puzzles
Best Character
Best Music and Sound
Best Background Art

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BUSTIN' THE BASTILLE

Synopsis: The year is 1789. Anger is simmering and people take the street, they protest against the priviliges of the nobility and the clergy. The revolution is coming. It will bring liberty, fraternity, equality… …and lots and lots of beheadings!
And unbeknownst to her, a fishmonger with a mid-life crisis finds herself in the middle of it all.

Screenshot:


POSSIBLE AWARDS:
Best Freeware Game Created with AGS
Best Short Game
Best Character
Best Animation
Best Background Art
Best Character Art
« Last Edit: 07 Jan 2018, 18:19 by Creamy »