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The coveted trophy

Annual awards given to AGS games for excellence (and one for badness!). Fur all future awards, games should be entered into the AGS games database to be eligible. Nominees are selected by write-in nomination, the most popular write-ins getting through to the top 5 (or sometimes top 3), as long as they have at least 5 nominations. These nominees are then voted on.

The awards idea was originally floated by Yahtzee. The AGS Awards were first started by DGMacphee and later taken on by Pesty, SSH (2005–2008), bicilotti (2009–2014) and m0ds (2015). Since 2016, they are run by cat and friends.

Awards Ceremony

The winners of the AGS Awards are announced in a ceremony usually held around March the following year. Originally this ceremony was held as a live event on IRC, with the different categories announced by various forum members. For the 2007 and 2008 awards, SSH instead created AGS games consisting of long cut-scenes where the winners were announced on stage by AGS characters. The ceremony returned to IRC for the 2009 awards, when bicilotti took over. The following year, Wyz and Dualnames (assisted by m0ds and Jim Reed) created a multiplayer AGS client that allowed people to attend the live ceremony in a virtual auditorium, with a graphical presentation of the announcements, while remaining compatible with the text-only version on IRC. Updated versions of this client have been used in each year since, except for the 2012 awards which went back to IRC-only. Dualnames maintained the client until the 2013 awards, Snarky took over in 2014, JackLucy for the 2015 awards, and since the 2016 awards the client is again maintained by Snarky.

Previous winners

Previous winners can be found at:

A list of award winning games can be found on the AGS games page, but this does not include all the older games. More recently, it has been a requirement for all games to be in the AGS games database to be eligible for the awards.

Significant winners

The game developer with the most AGS Awards won in total is Yahtzee, with 19 awards. The most awards won by any one game was 12 for Resonance by Vince XII. The most nominations for awards goes to Yahtzee, with 53 nominations in total. 1 game has had 15 nominations which is A Second Face, and the author Le Woltaire also received a demo nomination that year for a different game. Ben304 received 28 nominations in one year (2009) for various different games. 7 games share the accolade of having had 14 nominations: King's Quest 2, Apprentice and Two of a Kind all had 2 nominations in one category, whereas Heroine's Quest, Apprentice 2, A Second Face and Gemini Rue all had nominations in 14 different categories.

Leading Nominations
Year Yahtzee Grundislav Ben304 Crystal Shard Dave Gilbert AGDI HEP Le Woltaire ProgZ Ivy Vince XII TheJBurger Calin Leafshade Chrille BaRoN Bernie Duzz Zombie Cow Mr Colossal Sektor 13 Infamous Adventures Screen 7
2001 4 3 7 9 1
2002 7 2 14 9 1 8 1
2003 11 6 14 10 3 1
2004 9 7 1 14 14 1
2005 2 9 2 1 6 4 2 6 8
2006 11 1 1 10 3 3 7 4 9 2 3 2
2007 9 6 1 14 2 8 5 4 4 2
2008 11 3 1 2 16 11 15 1 7 1
2009 3 28 9 1 8 1
2010 1 7 3 5 9 8 1
2011 2 9 2 7 1 14 1 2
2012 11 1 2 2 13 8
2013 16
Total 53 51 49 39 35 33 32 27 25 22 22 19 18 18 15 15 15 15 13 12 11 10

Other multiple year nominees: Ascovel (total of 9), 2ma2 (total of 8)

Other single-year leading nominees: Theodor Waern (12 in 2010), auriond (9 in 2009), Logan (8 in 2005), ratracer (8 in 2003), Ali (12 in 2007), Phil Reed (9 in 2001)

Leading Awards Winners
Year Yahtzee Grundislav Vince XII Crystal Shard HEP Theodor Waern AGDI Dave Gilbert Chrille Ben304 The Ivy ProgZMax
2001 3 2 5
2002 1 6 2
2003 5 4 2
2004 2 3 7 1
2005 2 4 1 1 2
2006 5 1 2 3 2
2007 4 4 1
2008 4 1 1 3 1
2009 2
2010 1 11 2
2011 2 1 1
2012 2 12 1 1
2013 11
Total 19 17 16 15 12 11 10 9 7 6 5 5

Lifetime achievement winners

Best Innovation Award

What Linus Bruckman Sees When His Eyes Are Closed AW 

_Access AW 

Colourwise AW 

  • SteveMcCrea for all the modules and tools he created throughout the years.
  • Denzil Quixode & Clarvalon for their effort to bring AGS games cross over platforms
  • Baron for the idea and the management of SWARMAGS.
  • JJS for his efforts of porting AGS to multiple platforms.

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