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AGS Awards: The Summary
« on: 31 Jan 2004, 17:55 »
In this thread, we will follow the AGS Awards and report the winners as they are announced, for all poor folk who couldn't be on IRC today. I will update this post regulary, so be sure to refresh open.

Here is a list of categories:

Best Game Created with AGS for 2003
Nominations:
· 5 Days A Stranger
· The Adventures of Fatman
· Apprentice
· Bestowers of Eternity
· The Uncertainty Machine

Winner: 5 Days A Stranger

Best Gameplay in an AGS Game
Nominations:
· 5 Days A Stranger
· Apprentice
· Conspiracy of Songo
· Grr! Bearly Sane
· The Uncertainty Machine

Winner: 5 Days A Stranger

Best Story in an AGS Game
Nominations:
· 5 Days A Stranger
· Apprentice
· Bestowers of Eternity
· Conspiracy of Songo
· The Uncertainty Machine

Winner: Bestowers of Eternity

Best Dialogue Scripting in an AGS Game
Nominations:
· 5 Days A Stranger
· Apprentice
· Bestowers of Eternity
· Grr! Bearly Sane
· The Uncertainty Machine

Winner: 5 Days a Stranger

Best Puzzles in an AGS Game
Nominations:
· 5 Days A Stranger
· Apprentice
· Conspiracy of Songo
· Grr! Bearly Sane
· The Uncertainty Machine

Winner: 5 Days a Stranger

Best Player Character in an AGS Game
Nominations:
· "Trilby" from 5 Days a Stranger
· "Fatman" from The Adventures of Fatman
· "Pib" from Apprentice
· "Dan" from Grr! Bearly Sane
· "Rosa" from Bestowers of Eternity

Winner: "Fatman" from The Adventures of Fatman

Best Supporting Character in an AGS Game
Nominations:
· "Toxicman" from The Adventures of Fatman
· "The Master" from Apprentice
· "The Highway Woman" from Apprentice
· "Joey" from Bestowers of Eternity
· "Chokey The Magical Seagull" from Grr! Bearly Sane

Winner: "Joey" from Bestowers of Eternity

Best Room Art in an AGS Game
Nominations:
· 5 Days A Stranger
· Apprentice
· Grr! Bearly Sane
· Spellbound: A Clive Mandrake Adventure
· The Uncertainty Machine

Winner: Apprentice

Best Character Art in an AGS Game
Nominations:
· 5 Days A Stranger
· The Adventures of Fatman
· Apprentice
· Grr! Bearly Sane
· The Uncertainty Machine

Winner: Apprentice

Best Animation in an AGS Game
Nominations:
· 5 Days A Stranger
· Apprentice
· Flashbax
· Grr! Bearly Sane
· Spellbound: A Clive Mandrake Adventure

Winner: Apprentice

Best Scripting in an AGS Game
Nominations:
· 5 Days A Stranger
· Apprentice
· Bestowers of Eternity
· Grr! Bearly Sane
· The Uncertainty Machine

Winner: 5 Days a Stranger

Best Sound Effects in an AGS Game
Nominations:
· 5 Days a Stranger
· The Adventures of Fatman
· Apprentice

Winner: The Adventures of Fatman

Best Music in an AGS Game
Nominations:
· The Adventures of Fatman
· Apprentice
· Who Wants To Live Forever?

Winner: Apprentice

Best AGS Documentation
Nominations:
· The Adventures of Fatman
· Grr! Bearly Sane
· Spellbound: A Clive Mandrake Adventure

Winner: Spellbound: A Clive Mandrake Adventure

Best Utility/Application
Nominations:
· Snow Plug-in
· Credits Plug-in
· TCP/IP Plug-in

Winner: Snow Plug-in

Best Demo created in AGS
Nominations:
· By The Sword: Conspiracy New Demo
· Byzantine
· The Case
· Jon Stickman
· RON: Time Out

Winner: Byzantine

Best Non-Adventure Games created in AGS
Nominations:
· AGS Mittens Shooter Game
· Vegetable Patch Extreem Turbo 1
· Vegetable Patch Extreem Turbo 2

Winner: AGS Mittens Shooter

The P3N1S Award (Booby Prize)
Nominations:
· FLASHBAX
· RON: Mika's Surreal Dream 2
· Smokin' Weed

Winner: Smokin' Weed

The Lifetime Achievement Award

Winner: Chris Jones


Summary[/u]
Yahtzee's 5 Days a Straner is the big winner of today, with 5 awards. Apprentice follows it, with 4. Bestowers of Eternity and The Adventures of Fatman finish with 2 both. The big loser of today is The Uncertainty Machine, which sadly suffered due to its early release.



MINUTE BY MINUTE:[/u]
* Five minutes to go!
* It has begun!!!
* DGMacphee will present the Best Supporting Character award.
* It's Joey, from Bestowers of Eternity!
* <_Joey_> Thanks everybody!
* Ghormak presents the award for Best Puzzles.
* It's 5 Days a Stranger!!!!
* But Yahtzee isn't there!
* LGM will present the award for Best Animation.
* Apprentice nails it!
* DGMacphee shows the first symptoms of insomnia.
* ...And presents the awards for best demo.
* Byzantine it is!!!!!!!! Go DarkStalkey!
* DarkStalkey thanks Pessi, Scotch, Eric and Grundislav.
* Alky to present Best Dialogue.
* Yahtzee again! 5 Days a Stranger!!
* Mills will present the award for... he hasn't told us yet. He does pimp Ace Quest, though.
* It's a hostage situation! * MillsJROSS pulls out a gun     <MillsJROSS> Nobody move!      <MillsJROSS> Ace Quest stands as an symbol of greatness and here it lies unnominated!
* It's Best Documentation.
* Spellbound wins it! Mills is finally off the stage... maybe.
* Unfortunately, Eric isn't there.
* The Plug-In award is next. Presnted by DGMacphee.
* It's the Snow Plug-In!
* <Scorpiorus> thanks people   <Scorpiorus> I promise to make it better
* I present the award for Best Room Art!
* And the winner is... Apprentice!!!!
* Fuzzpilz will present the award for Best Story.
* Despite being incomplete, Bestowers of Eternity wins it.
* <DaveGilbert> Thanks everyone!
* Def is on the stage. <def^>    DisplaySpeech (DEF,"Scripting is where the game comes together, and is a crucial part of the game-making process");
* 5 Days a Stranger again!!!!
* The P3n1sh award! <DGMacphee> Remember this category is just a bit of fun
* Smokin' Weed justifies its name!!!!
* The next presenter is Best Demo winner - DarkStalkey.
* The award is the one for Best Character Art.
* Apprentice again!
* DGMacphee will present the Best Non-Adventure Game Award.
* Squinky snatched the surprise winner with AGS Mittens Shooter.
* <DGMacphee> And no here's Esseb to bring you a public service announcement on how to stalk CJ
* Best Sound Effects is next.
* It's the fist award for The Adventures of Fatman!
<Ionias> WooHoo, thanks m0ds couldn't have done this without you.
* DGMacphee will present the Lifetime Acheivement Award, or as he calls it: "The Lifetime Schievement award".
* The man and the legend, Chris Jones!!!!!!! You deserve it, man!
* <CJ> I just want to thank my doctor, my dentist, and all the judges!
* Magintz, the final presenter for the evening arrives! The Music award is next.
* Apprentice takes the lead with its fourth award of the evening!!!!
* DGMacphee will present the award for Best Player Character.
* It's the second award for Ionias! Fatman!!!
* Best Gameplay is next!
* 5 Days a Stranger again!
* Best Game, Ladies and Gentlemen!!!
* It's 5 Days A Stranger!!!!!!!! Yahtzee wins Best Game!!!!!!!!!
« Last Edit: 31 Jan 2004, 19:26 by Barcik »
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Re:AGS Awards: Live Winners Thread
« Reply #1 on: 31 Jan 2004, 18:28 »
Just finished work, now I'm at moms work, and I can't load mirc on her computer, but I AM WISHING I WAS THERE! :(

Vel

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Re:AGS Awards: Live Winners Thread
« Reply #2 on: 31 Jan 2004, 18:33 »
Too bad Yuf, the awards are hilarious!

Re:AGS Awards: Live Winners Thread
« Reply #3 on: 31 Jan 2004, 18:36 »
Just finished work, now I'm at moms work, and I can't load mirc on her computer, but I AM WISHING I WAS THERE! :(

Well with my live report, it's just like being there! In fact, you don't have to suffer from that dreadful smell!
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Re:AGS Awards: Live Winners Thread
« Reply #4 on: 31 Jan 2004, 19:25 »
Great show!

Adamski

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Re:AGS Awards: The Summary
« Reply #5 on: 31 Jan 2004, 19:33 »
Congradulations to all the winners and nominees, and thanks to everyone that voted for the Byzantine demo.

And kudos to Deegee for putting so much time and effort into running this for the third year.


Pet Terry

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Re:AGS Awards: The Summary
« Reply #7 on: 31 Jan 2004, 19:39 »
Great job DG, and congrats to all winners. It was really fun to watch and I was really excited when it came time to announce the best music... :P
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Vel

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Re:AGS Awards: The Summary
« Reply #8 on: 31 Jan 2004, 19:54 »
Yeah, that was a complete surprise to me. I thouhgt, the major "enemy" is Fatman - apprentice hardly has any music in it, but then POW!

Pumaman

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Re:AGS Awards: The Summary
« Reply #9 on: 31 Jan 2004, 20:13 »
I'd like to second DarkStalkey in congratulating all the winners and nominees, and in fact everyone who's made a game this year. Let's not forget, making games is why we're all here :)

And again, DGMacphee has done a terrific job in organising the awards for another year (not to mention staying up until 5:30am to present them), so thanks are in order all round.

Finally, I'm flattered to have been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award, so thankyou very much. The next version of AGS may not have the MakeMyGame feature, but I'll do my darnedest to add a MakeMyTea command.

Ginny

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Re:AGS Awards: The Summary
« Reply #10 on: 31 Jan 2004, 20:16 »
Woo, that was fun. I dont think there was enough time for applause though. People cant type anything interesting or significant in such a short time between announcing the winner and the 2 secons of applausee :P.
Too bad many people missed their winning, but anyway, it was really fun and excited, and now I'm exhausted :P. Too bad Grr and TUM didnt win anything :)

Also, conratulations to everyone, to CJ, and thanks to DG for organising! :)
« Last Edit: 31 Jan 2004, 20:25 by GinnyW »
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Re:AGS Awards: The Summary
« Reply #11 on: 31 Jan 2004, 20:57 »
The problem was with the applausing, it was just spam pretty much. i think i saw one good line, which was m0ds plug ;)

Re:AGS Awards: The Summary
« Reply #12 on: 01 Feb 2004, 01:11 »
Aye, congrats to all of you! :)

remixor

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Re:AGS Awards: The Summary
« Reply #13 on: 01 Feb 2004, 03:01 »
Bah, I woke up an hour and a half too late.  Congrats to all the winners though!
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Re:AGS Awards: The Summary
« Reply #14 on: 01 Feb 2004, 05:45 »
I couldn't stay up for it, but congrats to all the winners.

The results seem to be what I expected and probably pretty close to how I voted, It was good to see 5 Days get the top awards, it was by far the best game of the ones running, well done Yahtzee if you are around.

I guess former Tierra (AGDI) gave everyone a year off before cleaning up with Q4GII next year

Squinky

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Re:AGS Awards: The Summary
« Reply #15 on: 01 Feb 2004, 05:53 »
Holy crap on a stick....are you telling me I won an award? An Award? bah!

I think I'm going to have a seizure...

Captain Mostly is going to kill me....but thanks to everyone who voted for my game, you all rock more than that hot chick on that old ac-dc video...You know the one...

And congrats to everyone, you all rock and make this place rock...

woo-hoo

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Re:AGS Awards: The Summary
« Reply #16 on: 01 Feb 2004, 06:54 »
Once again, a stellar job DGMacphee.  I still can't believe you were up at 4am doing this.  Kudos to you.

And thanks to everyone who voted for BoE!  I seriously wasn't expecting to win anything.  Joey hardly appeared in the game, and the game isn't even really "complete" per se, and yet it won for "Best Supporting Character" and "Best Story."  I am touched.  Thanks everyone.  You made my day. :-D

Joey's pretty happy too.  Check it out.


DGMacphee

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Re:AGS Awards: The Summary
« Reply #17 on: 01 Feb 2004, 07:25 »
Captain Mostly is going to kill me....but thanks to everyone who voted for my game, you all rock more than that hot chick on that old ac-dc video...You know the one...

I was expecting VPET 2 to win cause both you guys were working on it.

However, I'll just say that the difference in votes between VPET 2 and Mittens Shooter was very slim.

And thank you all for coming -- It was fun.
« Last Edit: 01 Feb 2004, 07:27 by DGMacphee »
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Re:AGS Awards: The Summary
« Reply #18 on: 01 Feb 2004, 07:30 »
What dissapointed me was the lifetime achievement award and it's shameless pandering to political correctness gone mad. This cheap sop to the English minority group just because they lost an empire [and many other things] is ludicrous and the PC thugs must be stopped.
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Re:AGS Awards: The Summary
« Reply #19 on: 01 Feb 2004, 08:27 »
But... you were one of the judges...
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