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Title: AGS Awards 2020 - Ceremony on April 17th (19:00 BST)!
Post by: cat on 02 Jan 2021, 19:34
(https://i.imgur.com/u9UaxwG.png)

Welcome to the AGS Awards (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/wiki/Ags_awards), the event where you, the player, choose the best games of the year!


Step # 0 - play them games!
You have some time to play games made in 2020. 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!


The awards ceremony will take place on Saturday April 17th, starting at 19:00 BST.
(Check your local time here (https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=AGS+Awards+2020&iso=20210417T19&p1=136))

As usual, there will be an AGS client to connect to the virtual ceremony (posted here probably on Friday).

(https://i.imgur.com/bpFuUYI.jpg)

You can also join through text-only IRC, on the server irc.adventuregamestudio.co.uk:6667, channel #awards. If you don't have an IRC client, you can use the web-client Mibbit (https://chat.mibbit.com/).

There should also be a livestream and recording of the ceremony at https://www.twitch.tv/tulevikeu



Nomination Results
Spoiler: ShowHide

Best Game Created with AGS

Billy Masters Was Right
Broken Windows - Chapter 1
Off The Clock
Urban Witch Story
Zniw Adventure


Best Freeware Game Created with AGS

Bartolomeo, misled by circumstances, learns that appearances can be deceptive
Billy Masters Was Right
Broken Windows - Chapter 2
Off The Clock
Urban Witch Story


Best Writing

Barn Runner: Pucker Factor
Billy Masters Was Right
Falling Dark 2: Relapse
Urban Witch Story
Zniw Adventure


Best Character

"Billy Masters" from Billy Masters Was Right
"Oomla" from Off The Clock
"Wendy Whedon" from Wendy Whedon 2 - Nature's Rejects
"Zniw" from Zniw Adventure


Best Gameplay

Billy Masters Was Right
Indiana Jones and the relic of the Viking
Lord of Light
Off The Clock
Urban Witch Story


Best Background Art

Indiana Jones and the relic of the Viking
Off The Clock
The Cabin
Urban Witch Story
Zniw Adventure


Best Character Art

Barn Runner: Pucker Factor
Bartolomeo, misled by circumstances, learns that appearances can be deceptive
Elia, Ilaria & the Kids Having a Good Time at the Sea (or at least they try)
Off The Clock
Zniw Adventure


Best Animation

A Prelude to an Adventure
Indiana Jones and the relic of the Viking
Off The Clock
Zniw Adventure


Best Music & Sound

Falling Dark 2: Relapse
Indiana Jones and the relic of the Viking
Off The Clock
Urban Witch Story
Zniw Adventure


Best Voice Work

SLEUTH


Best Demo

Absurdistan - Demo
Indiana Jones and the relic of the Viking
Stellar Mess - Demo


Best Non Adventure Game Created with AGS

Barn Runner: Pucker Factor
Futurama: Who Said That!?!
Rain & Snow - The Bouncer
The Ancient Art of Staying Alive
The Mind [MAGS March 2020]


Best Short Game

A Prelude to an Adventure
Bartolomeo, misled by circumstances, learns that appearances can be deceptive
Billy Masters Was Right
Dangerous Derek's Livestream
Off The Clock


Best Programming

Indiana Jones and the relic of the Viking
Off The Clock
SLEUTH
The Ancient Art of Staying Alive
Zniw Adventure


Best Puzzles

Billy Masters Was Right
Broken Windows - Chapter 1
Indiana Jones and the relic of the Viking
Off The Clock
Zniw Adventure


Congratulations!





How do the AGS Awards work?
(This is information mostly for new members, same procedure as every year)

Spoiler: ShowHide
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 (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/allgames/) in the year 2020. There is a For Your Consideration thread (https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=58713.0) 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 (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/wiki/AGS_Awards_2019)). The top five games of each category make it to the voting (as long as they've received at least five nominations). 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.

Party like it's 1990 in this thread!
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Play the games!
Post by: Ponch on 06 Jan 2021, 20:45
Thanks once again for being the official awards wrangler, Cat Kastchey and Snarky!  :smiley:

Edited!  :=
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Play the games!
Post by: cat on 06 Jan 2021, 21:26
To be honest, Kastchey and Snarky will be taking over a lot of the wrangling. Due to real life commitments, I don't have that much time anymore.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Play the games!
Post by: cat on 16 Jan 2021, 19:50
Have you played some of last year's games already? Are you ready to nominate?
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Play the games!
Post by: cat on 23 Jan 2021, 19:44
Nominations will start soon - how are you progressing with playing the games?
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Play the games!
Post by: TheFrighter on 24 Jan 2021, 09:30

Yes!

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Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Play the games!
Post by: KyriakosCH on 24 Jan 2021, 17:13
How do nominations work? I was under the illusion that it'd be enough for myself to suggest my game (https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=58282.0) in the other thread. But maybe I need to pay someone to nominate it  :=
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Play the games!
Post by: cat on 24 Jan 2021, 20:29
Quoting the first post (maybe I should not put this information in hide tags, but I thought everyone knows how it works already)

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 (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/allgames/) in the year 2020. There is a For Your Consideration thread (https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=58713.0) 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 (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/wiki/AGS_Awards_2019)). The top five games of each category make it to the voting (as long as they've received at least five nominations). 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.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Play the games!
Post by: Ponch on 25 Jan 2021, 03:25
Nominations will start soon - how are you progressing with playing the games?
Working my way through the backlog as quickly as I can.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - For Your Consideration
Post by: KyriakosCH on 28 Jan 2021, 08:39
I nominated, but I should tell you that the code didn't allow me to just nominate a few games in the "game and character" category... Apparently one had to fill every option there - which I am sure wasn't the original intention  :=
Title: Re: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - For Your Consideration
Post by: TheFrighter on 28 Jan 2021, 09:02

Same problem here. It don't work even for the games with the character name in the title.

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Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Play the games!
Post by: Kastchey on 28 Jan 2021, 18:56
Just like last year, I have created a Google sheet with all the titles eligible for this year's awards, the links and some basic data.

If anyone would like to use it, please make a copy of the spreadsheet to your own Google or local drive - the shared version is read only for obvious reasons.
There's a lot of blanks in the Voice Work and Genre columns because my own backlog is still huge, but I will be updating it as I go.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1GyM_bHoubtqz3LJFq6lIuBIAAQNWh57yE_N2vvVHEtk/edit?usp=sharing

I hope it helps some of you to keep track of the games played!

Just keep in mind, the above link is only a reference spreadsheet, in order to nominate you need to go here:
https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/awards/nominate/
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Play the games!
Post by: AGA on 29 Jan 2021, 16:57
I nominated, but I should tell you that the code didn't allow me to just nominate a few games in the "game and character" category... Apparently one had to fill every option there - which I am sure wasn't the original intention  :=

Same problem here. It don't work even for the games with the character name in the title.

_

Fixed that now.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Play the games!
Post by: TheFrighter on 29 Jan 2021, 18:14

Thanks!  ;)

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Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Play the games!
Post by: cat on 29 Jan 2021, 18:56
Thanks AGA for setting up the nominations!


Nominations have started!

Use the link in the the forum banner (https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/awards/nominate/) to select the games you deem worthy in each category.

Please let us know if you encounter any problems with the nomination page.

Nominations will close at 23:59 GMT on Sunday 28 February 2021.


Remember, you don't have to play all games to nominate. If you have played a game and liked the puzzles, nominate it! Just make sure that you nominate the games you have played in the appropriate categories and not go fanboy all over for a single game.
If you are not sure which games to play and what categories to nominate, check out the For Your Consideration thread (https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=58713.0).
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Nominate!
Post by: lorenzo on 30 Jan 2021, 07:51
Just like last year, I have created a Google sheet with all the titles eligible for this year's awards, the links and some basic data.
Thank you very much, Kastchey! It's always very useful. :)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Nominate!
Post by: Monsieur OUXX on 02 Feb 2021, 08:21
As always, thanks so much for the whole team who is painstakingly curating all this event -- listing, sorting, advertising, programming, etc! Thank you cat, thank you all.

EDIT: This year I've decided to soldier through and try all of them. It already took me 2 hours to try the first 3 ones  :-D 8-0 :=
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Nominate!
Post by: cat on 07 Feb 2021, 18:50
EDIT: This year I've decided to soldier through and try all of them. It already took me 2 hours to try the first 3 ones  :-D 8-0 :=
That's what I call dedication - great effort! It is very appreciated  :)


For those of you who cannot play all games, here are some ideas I collected last year on how to tackle nominations:

Remember, nominating does not mean that you have to play all games. Nominating a game for a certain category does not mean you think it is superior to all other games, it just means that the game is very good at a certain aspect.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Nominate!
Post by: heltenjon on 10 Feb 2021, 12:33
I'm using Kastchey's form, and it's a great help. Thanks! However:

Is there a list of what games are considered demos/which games of this year also have eligible demos listed as downloads?

Is there a list of which games have voice work?

I tried the search function with parameters in the games section, but it isn't foolproof. These two categories above have the fewest games to choose from, all the more important that none are overlooked.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Nominate!
Post by: Kastchey on 11 Feb 2021, 23:39
Glad to hear you find it useful!

I think I have captured all the demos in the spreadsheet. As for voice work, no, unfortunately there is no indication in the database so I've only managed to mark a few I know of (my backlog is HUGE this year...). I'll happily accept some help - if someone knows of any other games eligible for this year's awards that have voice work, please post a list here and I'll update the spreadsheet.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Nominate!
Post by: heltenjon on 12 Feb 2021, 11:10
Off the top of my head, there is voice work in the following:

BYO-Hero
Detective Boiled-Hard Mini Case
Detective Boiled-Hard – Case File: Death of the Space Dino Hunter
Maniac Metalhead Mania
Play Xylophone (sort of)
This is the Way
Whack-A-Soul

But I'm sure there are more!

Edit: And Sleuth, of course.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Nominate!
Post by: Kastchey on 12 Feb 2021, 21:29
Thanks! I have updated the source spreadsheet.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Nominate!
Post by: vga256 on 13 Feb 2021, 16:40
@Cat - Let me know if you'd like me to do another Mac port of the Awards client this year. I've got some spare time, and an Apple Developer Account this time so the code is properly signed.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Nominate!
Post by: cat on 15 Feb 2021, 19:24
@vga256 - Thank you for the great offer, highly appreciated! Snarky is working on the client, so please contact him directly.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Nominate!
Post by: vga256 on 15 Feb 2021, 23:19
Will do, thanks, and will get back in touch when the client is ready.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Nominate!
Post by: Ponch on 16 Feb 2021, 04:14
Only 12 days left to work through my backlog of games? Yikes!  :shocked:
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Nominate!
Post by: heltenjon on 17 Feb 2021, 17:46
More games with voice work:

Tales from the Road (intro)
Mind Rape: Duress (mumbling/nonlinguistic, but voice all the same)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Nominate!
Post by: Kastchey on 17 Feb 2021, 20:28
Updated, thanks!
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Nominate!
Post by: heltenjon on 23 Feb 2021, 14:04
How does the music/sound category work? Does the music have to be created specifically to the game, or does music used by permission count? (Game in question is Dread Mac Farlane - Son of the Pirate, with "Some songs by the group Ye Banished Privateers, with their kind permission.")

More games with voice work:

Suli: Fallen Harmony (French speech during intro)
The Office (Not that one)

Is the Indiana Jones game considered a demo?
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Nominate!
Post by: cat on 23 Feb 2021, 19:55
IMHO the music has to be created specifically for the game.

Only 5 days left! We need more nominations!

Remember, only the top 5 games that have at least 5 votes each will be nominated for each category. So far, there are several categories with less than 5 possible nominees and even some with none at all.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Nominate!
Post by: heltenjon on 25 Feb 2021, 09:03
It doesn't really surprise me that there are more nominations in some categories than in others.

When I nominated, some categories were easily filled up with lots of candidates, while others were really difficult because they ask for stuff I don't necessarily remember after playing a game. I see that this coming year, I'll need to think about this while playing the games in order to make my mind up earlier.

Case in mind: music and sound. I would guess most members here are writers or graphic artists in some capacity, while the musicians are outnumbered. While I can remember the feel of a game, puzzles, the look and the wordings, I find it harder to remember music or sound from something I played a year ago, because I didn't set out to notice it. Musicians would probably have this the other way around.

Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Nominate!
Post by: cat on 25 Feb 2021, 19:40
3 days left!

We need a lot more nominations in:
Best Character
Best Character Art
Best Animation
Best Music & Sound
Best Voice Work
Best Programming

Also the other categories could do with more votes.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Nominate!
Post by: Ponch on 26 Feb 2021, 23:36
Almost ran out of time. I played as many as I could (but not nearly all of them, sadly) and now I have voted. Hope everyone else does the same.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Nominate!
Post by: cat on 27 Feb 2021, 18:58
I will deliberately break the mold and suggest some characters for your nomination pleasure. I was a bit taken aback when Cat wrote in the other thread that there were few characters nominated in the Best Character category, when I feel that this year have been very rich when it comes to great characters.
The problem is, that there are so many characters! There are plenty of nominations for various characters, but to be an eligible nominee, a single character has to have at least 5 votes. Btw, you can nominate multiple characters from the same game, if you want.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Nominate!
Post by: Monsieur OUXX on 27 Feb 2021, 20:56
I was confused by the "best character" category because the survey's label says "best character art" so I thought it was only about the drawings, not the character's overall charisma/lines/vibe :/

EDIT: Dang! There was actually BOTH! I mixed the two categories while taking my notes in preparation of my votes, now I have to think about it again  :-D :~(
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Nominate!
Post by: heltenjon on 28 Feb 2021, 02:15
I was confused by the "best character" category because the survey's label says "best character art" so I thought it was only about the drawings, not the character's overall charisma/lines/vibe :/

EDIT: Dang! There was actually BOTH! I mixed the two categories while taking my notes in preparation of my votes, now I have to think about it again  :-D :~(

At least you didn't read "The character Art", and then looking out for games starring Art Garfunkel or king Art(hur).  ;)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Nominate!
Post by: FormosaFalanster on 28 Feb 2021, 09:16
There, I just nominated a few!
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Nominate!
Post by: heltenjon on 28 Feb 2021, 12:13
I will deliberately break the mold and suggest some characters for your nomination pleasure. I was a bit taken aback when Cat wrote in the other thread that there were few characters nominated in the Best Character category, when I feel that this year have been very rich when it comes to great characters.
The problem is, that there are so many characters! There are plenty of nominations for various characters, but to be an eligible nominee, a single character has to have at least 5 votes. Btw, you can nominate multiple characters from the same game, if you want.

I suppose the nominations are secret now before the deadline. However, I would find it interesting to see a complete list of every character suggested for this particular award, in order to see what kind of character/behaviour/background strikes a chord with the players. (Not how many nominations they received, but simply who the community picked.) If this is not possible or unwanted, then think no more of it.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Nominate!
Post by: cat on 28 Feb 2021, 18:55
Last few hours!

@heltenjon
I prefer not to give away too much detail about the votes. One reason is that people might be disappointed if their game didn't get any votes, the other being that I assume some of the games that just got one vote got it from the author.
I will tell you a few stats with the results tomorrow, but not a complete list of games that got any votes.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Nominate!
Post by: heltenjon on 28 Feb 2021, 20:07
I prefer not to give away too much detail about the votes. One reason is that people might be disappointed if their game didn't get any votes, the other being that I assume some of the games that just got one vote got it from the author.
I will tell you a few stats with the results tomorrow, but not a complete list of games that got any votes.

That's reasonable. Thanks for a quick reply.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Nominate!
Post by: Pax Animo on 01 Mar 2021, 00:30
I got through as many games as I possibly could in my spare time, well done to all the participants and good luck with the awards.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Nominate!
Post by: cat on 01 Mar 2021, 07:54
Nominations are over!

Thanks to everyone who participated in voting. We need a bit of time to prepare the results, but I will post them here later today or at least within the next few days.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Nomination Results!
Post by: cat on 01 Mar 2021, 20:30
Nomination Results

Best Game Created with AGS


Billy Masters Was Right
Broken Windows - Chapter 1
Off The Clock
Urban Witch Story
Zniw Adventure


Best Freeware Game Created with AGS

Bartolomeo, misled by circumstances, learns that appearances can be deceptive
Billy Masters Was Right
Broken Windows - Chapter 2
Off The Clock
Urban Witch Story


Best Writing

Barn Runner: Pucker Factor
Billy Masters Was Right
Falling Dark 2: Relapse
Urban Witch Story
Zniw Adventure


Best Character

"Billy Masters" from Billy Masters Was Right
"Oomla" from Off The Clock
"Wendy Whedon" from Wendy Whedon 2 - Nature's Rejects
"Zniw" from Zniw Adventure


Best Gameplay

Billy Masters Was Right
Indiana Jones and the relic of the Viking
Lord of Light
Off The Clock
Urban Witch Story


Best Background Art

Indiana Jones and the relic of the Viking
Off The Clock
The Cabin
Urban Witch Story
Zniw Adventure


Best Character Art

Barn Runner: Pucker Factor
Bartolomeo, misled by circumstances, learns that appearances can be deceptive
Elia, Ilaria & the Kids Having a Good Time at the Sea (or at least they try)
Off The Clock
Zniw Adventure


Best Animation

A Prelude to an Adventure
Indiana Jones and the relic of the Viking
Off The Clock
Zniw Adventure


Best Music & Sound

Falling Dark 2: Relapse
Indiana Jones and the relic of the Viking
Off The Clock
Urban Witch Story
Zniw Adventure


Best Voice Work

SLEUTH


Best Demo

Absurdistan - Demo
Indiana Jones and the relic of the Viking
Stellar Mess - Demo


Best Non Adventure Game Created with AGS

Barn Runner: Pucker Factor
Futurama: Who Said That!?!
Rain & Snow - The Bouncer
The Ancient Art of Staying Alive
The Mind [MAGS March 2020]


Best Short Game

A Prelude to an Adventure
Bartolomeo, misled by circumstances, learns that appearances can be deceptive
Billy Masters Was Right
Dangerous Derek's Livestream
Off The Clock


Best Programming

Indiana Jones and the relic of the Viking
Off The Clock
SLEUTH
The Ancient Art of Staying Alive
Zniw Adventure


Best Puzzles

Billy Masters Was Right
Broken Windows - Chapter 1
Indiana Jones and the relic of the Viking
Off The Clock
Zniw Adventure


Congratulations!



Thanks to everyone who played the games, nominated and maybe even left a comment in the database.
Voting will start soon, so better start playing the nominated games that you haven't played, yet!


A few stats:

39 people have participated in nominations.
There were 10 games that got 5 or more votes in the "Best Game" category.
The game with most nominations is "Off The Clock" with nominations in 11 categories.
22 games got at least one nomination.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Nomination Results!
Post by: CaptainD on 01 Mar 2021, 21:23
Thanks Cat!

A really nice list of games  ;-D
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Nomination Results!
Post by: CrashPL on 01 Mar 2021, 22:52
Good lord, 9 nominations? :0 Wow, thanks so much for everyone who voted!!

Excellent list of games, glad to see some of my picks among the nominees! 
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Nomination Results!
Post by: Honza on 02 Mar 2021, 00:39
Also many thanks to everyone who nominated! I was keeping my fingers crossed for some of the art categories, but definitely didn't expect this many 8-0. "Best programming", heh, glad nobody saw the actual code ;).

All my picks ended up on the list as well, unfortunately didn't manage to play all of the nominees - have to fix that now.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Nomination Results!
Post by: Postmodern Adventures on 02 Mar 2021, 05:54
Wow! I'm in shock  :shocked:

Many thanks to everyone who voted and congratulations to all the nominees. There are great games on the list!
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Nomination Results!
Post by: Hobo on 02 Mar 2021, 11:21
Congratulations to the nominees! And to monkey424 for the win in the Best Voice Work category! :-D

Also, it's awesome to see my own little game in a couple of categories next to some really outstanding releases.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Nomination Results!
Post by: Monsieur OUXX on 02 Mar 2021, 18:10
 ???  :-D  :=

Relic of the Viking wasn't nominated in the categories where I thought it would make sense to be nominated, but did get nominated in categories that I did not imagine (it's not even really a demo, it's a medium-length game  ;-D )
But yeah why not!    (laugh)


If someone was disappointed that their game didn't get nominated, here was my own votes. Maybe it will warm up some hearts?
Spoiler: ShowHide

Best Game Created with AGS

    Zniw Adventure
    A Son of Xenon - A Space Quest Prequel
    Billy Masters Was Right
    The Cabin
    FALL
    Stellar Mess - Demo
    Urban Witch Story
    Indiana Jones and the relic of the Viking
    Off The Clock

Best Writing

    Off The Clock
    Bartolomeo, misled by circumstances, learns that appearances can be deceptive
    Billy Masters Was Right
    Barn Runner: Pucker Factor
    Falling Dark 2: Relapse
    Maverick Gunn and the Eye of Oggun
    Urban Witch Story
    The Dome
    Wendy Whedon 2 - Nature's Rejects

Best Character

    "the fox" from A Prelude to an Adventure
    "daryll" from The Halloween Party
    "the robot" from Neos Aires 2070: Sunday Comes First
    "all secondary characters" from Urban Witch Story

Best Gameplay

    30 minutes
    Doors
    Falling Dark 2: Relapse
    Dread Mac Farlane - Le Fils du Pirate
    Lord of Light
    Money Mansion
    Nous, les Mortifer
    SLEUTH

Best Background Art

    Off The Clock
    Zniw Adventure
    A Prelude to an Adventure
    Barahir's Adventure: Askar's Castle
    A Son of Xenon - A Space Quest Prequel
    Indiana Jones and the relic of the Viking
    Billy Masters Was Right
    Stellar Mess - Demo
    The Cabin
    Bartolomeo, misled by circumstances, learns that appearances can be deceptive

Best Character Art

    Suli Fallen Harmony
    Off The Clock
    Elia, Ilaria & the Kids Having a Good Time at the Sea (or at least they try)
    Bartolomeo, misled by circumstances, learns that appearances can be deceptive
    Zniw Adventure
    Urban Witch Story

Best Animation

    Duty first
    A Prelude to an Adventure
    Indiana Jones and the relic of the Viking
    Off The Clock
    Suli Fallen Harmony
    Zniw Adventure
    My Father's Secret
    The Cabin
    Nous, les Mortifer
    Wendy Whedon 2 - Nature's Rejects

Best Music & Sound

    Off The Clock
    FALL
    Falling Dark 2: Relapse
    Billy Masters Was Right
    Barahir's Adventure: Askar's Castle
    Indiana Jones and the relic of the Viking
    Path of the skinwalker FULL GAME
    The Office (not that one)
    Urban Witch Story

Best Voice Work

    Whack-A-Soul
    Suli Fallen Harmony
    SLEUTH
    Tales From The Road
    This is the Way

Best Demo

Best Non Adventure Game Created with AGS

    Rain & Snow - The Bouncer
    Starship Light [BETA]
    Space Cat vs Virus
    The Mind [MAGS March 2020]

Best Short Game

Best Programming

    Barahir's Adventure: Askar's Castle
    Black Sect 2: The Cursed Crypt (PnC Remake)
    Barn Runner: Pucker Factor
    Futurama: Who Said That!?!
    Off The Clock
    The Mind [MAGS March 2020]
    Whack-A-Soul
    Starship Light [BETA]
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Nomination Results!
Post by: monkey424 on 03 Mar 2021, 06:54
Quote from: monkey424 in Games in Production thread, 19 Nov 2014
I decided to pimp up my game with some solid voice acting. I've now got about half the AGS community on board!

Who would have thought over 6 years later this insane executive decision would have paid off!

Thanks to half the AGS community who voted! That's awesome!
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Nomination Results!
Post by: heltenjon on 03 Mar 2021, 09:27
While it's no surprise that SLEUTH wins the voice category, I had at least hoped that Detective Boiled-Hard would get a nomination. It's kind of the opposite of SLEUTH's solution, with one guy doing all the voices. And it's hilarious.  (laugh)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Nomination Results!
Post by: Monsieur OUXX on 03 Mar 2021, 15:01
"Best programming", heh, glad nobody saw the actual code ;)

I nominated you for that because I saw a few interesting things, like the zoom out, or the shading of the character fading nicely when he goes up and down the elevator (it might just be a semi-transparent black overlay, but nevermind, the illusion worked).
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Nomination Results!
Post by: Honza on 03 Mar 2021, 15:19
I nominated you for that because I saw a few interesting things, like the zoom out, or the shading of the character fading nicely when he goes up and down the elevator (it might just be a semi-transparent black overlay, but nevermind, the illusion worked).

Thanks! Glad people notice things like that. The elevator shading was just a bunch of regions with progressively lighter light levels, but yeah, come to think of it, the camera effects were a bit of a pain :).
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Nomination Results!
Post by: ukz530 on 03 Mar 2021, 16:10
Congratulations on all the nomines! There were so many great games in 2020.  :-D
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Nomination Results!
Post by: FransisKransis on 03 Mar 2021, 16:54
Cheers all!

"Best programming", heh, glad nobody saw the actual code ;).

Haha, and oh boy can I relate to that...
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Nomination Results!
Post by: Kastchey on 03 Mar 2021, 20:58
Congratulations to all the nominees!

There will be some further communication sent to the authors of the nominated games soon, please keep an eye on your forum mailboxes :)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Nomination Results!
Post by: Ponch on 04 Mar 2021, 00:57
I'm in shock too!  :shocked: Thanks, AGS Community! I was hoping to get a nomination, I never expected to do this well.  :cheesy:

Congrats to all the other nominees and thanks to everyone who voted.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Nomination Results!
Post by: kconan on 04 Mar 2021, 01:35
Great games abound, congratulations to all the nominees!
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Nomination Results!
Post by: lorenzo on 04 Mar 2021, 09:32
Congrats to all the nominees! I'll definitely have to check out some of the titles I missed.

This reminds me...
p.s. If my game gets nominated for an award (I don't even have to win! I'm incredibly easy to please!) I'll make an "AGS Awards" version with even more puzzles and jokes.
And you got three nominations! ;)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Nomination Results!
Post by: ddavey1983 on 04 Mar 2021, 10:30
Wow! I’m very shocked! Thank you so much for the nominations!

How do you vote? (I’m currently firing through the nominees so I can make informed decisions).

Also, can you vote for yourself like a politician or is that seen as poor form? :)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Nomination Results!
Post by: cat on 05 Mar 2021, 19:19
In a few days, voting will hopefully start.

Until then, you can already start playing the nominated games.

I think there is a check that you cannot vote for your own game, but I'm not sure about it.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Nomination Results!
Post by: ddavey1983 on 05 Mar 2021, 19:50
Thanks for that Cat. I'm quite glad if you can't vote for your own game. Removes the dilemma!
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Nomination Results!
Post by: Ponch on 05 Mar 2021, 23:59
Congrats to all the nominees! I'll definitely have to check out some of the titles I missed.

This reminds me...
p.s. If my game gets nominated for an award (I don't even have to win! I'm incredibly easy to please!) I'll make an "AGS Awards" version with even more puzzles and jokes.
And you got three nominations! ;)
You're right! After the awards are over, win or lose, I'll make the AGS Awards Edition available to the world. I'd release it earlier, but I don't want to be accused of trying to buy votes with cheesecake.  :=
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Nomination Results!
Post by: JackPutter on 09 Mar 2021, 10:26
HOLY CARP

I've been pretty absent from the forums so I hadn't really kept up to date with the awards nomination process... MY FACE when I saw Dangerous Derek's Livestream had been nominated for Best Short Game! I am so flattered, thank you so much to anyone who played, enjoyed, and/or nominated my little game! As a relative newcomer to the community I am really just so pleased, this has made my day!

Good luck to everyone who has been nominated, I will do my best to play the nominated games so that I can contribute in the voting process!
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Nomination Results!
Post by: heltenjon on 10 Mar 2021, 08:11
A quick question: It says you cannot vote for your own game. What constitutes "my own game"? Can you vote for a game if you have had a peripheral role, like betatester, translator, proofreader? Voice actor?
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Vote!
Post by: cat on 10 Mar 2021, 19:38
Voting has started!

Click the link in the banner to get to the voting page. Please let us know if something is not working for you or otherwise wrong.


A quick question: It says you cannot vote for your own game. What constitutes "my own game"? Can you vote for a game if you have had a peripheral role, like betatester, translator, proofreader? Voice actor?

From a technical point, I think this applies to the main author. If you just tested a game or had another minor role, I think it's alright to vote for it.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Vote!
Post by: Cassiebsg on 10 Mar 2021, 20:03
I guess, if you voice acted in it, might be "wrong" to vote for it in the voice acting category... though, since many games here, most use other AGSer as voices, that could potentially make the better voice acting game to no win (specially if you have plenty of voice, and % of voters is low), because half the users voice acted in it and can't vote on their own game... On the other hand, who's to say that one didn't only voted for it, cause it was his own game?  ??? Neat dilemma.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Vote!
Post by: cat on 21 Mar 2021, 20:01
Have you voted already? There is still some time to play the games and decide on your favourite in each category.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Vote!
Post by: Snarky on 22 Mar 2021, 09:23
I guess, if you voice acted in it, might be "wrong" to vote for it in the voice acting category...

Given that there is only one game nominated in this category, I don't think it's a concern this year.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Vote!
Post by: cat on 28 Mar 2021, 21:09
One more week to go - don't forget to vote, folks!
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Vote!
Post by: Ponch on 29 Mar 2021, 00:43
Voted!  :cheesy:
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Vote!
Post by: Honza on 29 Mar 2021, 12:51
Sorry if I'm missing something obvious, but has the date of the awards ceremony been set? Or will it be announced after votes are in?
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Vote!
Post by: Snarky on 29 Mar 2021, 21:54
We've been throwing around 10. April as the date for the ceremony, but it's not officially set.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Vote!
Post by: Honza on 29 Mar 2021, 22:58
We've been throwing around 10. April as the date for the ceremony, but it's not officially set.

Alright, thanks! Just wanted to make sure I haven't overlooked it :).
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Vote!
Post by: Snarky on 30 Mar 2021, 08:18
By the way, the date for the ceremony depends in large part on getting, and then importing and setting up, the assets for the nominated games from the authors. We still haven't received them for about half the nominated titles. You should have got a PM from Kastchey about it.

(If we don't receive the assets we'll just add in a barebones game presentation, but especially for games that are nominated for multiple awards it's nice to have a few different screens, music, a custom avatar, etc.)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Vote!
Post by: cat on 03 Apr 2021, 20:04
Only one day left!

In the meantime, we are deciding on the date of the ceremony. Please participate in the doodle poll, especially if you are nominated:
Doodle poll (https://doodle.com/poll/4rw4r2cc6ghvf6ch?utm_source=poll&utm_medium=link)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Vote!
Post by: cat on 04 Apr 2021, 20:03
Last few hours!
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Vote!
Post by: PlayPretend on 05 Apr 2021, 13:58
Sorry, I am very late to the party, hadn't stopped by the forums in a bit! I'll try to belatedly get my assets in tonight! Thanks so much for the noms, and huge congratulations to all the amazing creators, you made great stuff! :)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Decide on the ceremony date!
Post by: cat on 05 Apr 2021, 18:16
Voting is over!

Check out the doodle poll and vote for your favourite ceremony date:

Doodle poll (https://doodle.com/poll/4rw4r2cc6ghvf6ch?utm_source=poll&utm_medium=link)
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Ceremony on April 17th!
Post by: cat on 07 Apr 2021, 19:35
I think we have a clear winner. The awards ceremony will happen on

April 17th 2021


More info to come.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Ceremony on April 17th!
Post by: Stupot on 09 Apr 2021, 04:49
Thanks Cat.

You can still vote for your favourite MAGS game of 2020 for the next few days. A few more votes would be really helpful.

https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=58950.0
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Ceremony on April 17th!
Post by: Kastchey on 12 Apr 2021, 00:12
We are looking for volunteers to stream and record this year's ceremony - if you are capable of and interested to do one or both, please send a message to me or Snarky.

Thank you!
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Ceremony on April 17th (19:00 BST)!
Post by: Cino on 12 Apr 2021, 21:04
I've streamed and recorded the AGS Awards for the past few years. I'd be happy to do it again. But it'd be great if someone else took it up as well for backup just in case.
Title: Re: AGS Awards 2020 - Ceremony on April 17th (19:00 BST)!
Post by: Kastchey on 13 Apr 2021, 19:57
Thank you! That will be really appreciated.

Fully agree on the backup, if someone else is capable of running a backup recording and/or streaming session please let us know!