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AGS Awards 2021 - Nominate!
« on: 02 Jan 2022, 20:44 »
AGS Awards 2021

Welcome to the 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!



Nominations have started!



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 in the year 2021. There is a For Your Consideration thread 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). 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!
« Last Edit: 18 Jan 2022, 08:25 by cat »

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Re: AGS Awards 2021 - Play the games!
« Reply #1 on: 08 Jan 2022, 21:10 »
The For your consideration thread is growing, but we still need more games promoted there.

While we are preparing the nomination phase, you can start playing the games released last year - the more games you play, the better!

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« Reply #2 on: 09 Jan 2022, 01:58 »

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Re: AGS Awards 2021 - Play the games!
« Reply #3 on: 13 Jan 2022, 13:41 »
There was some discussion about how to deal with games that use resources from public resources and usage of previously existing intellectual property.

Please have a look at the thread here to discuss this for next year's awards: https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=59698.0


For this year, nothing will change for now, but I ask authors to state in the For your consideration thread whether suggested categories rely on such resources. Then it is up to the voters to decide how they value it.

Re: AGS Awards 2021 - Play the games!
« Reply #4 on: 16 Jan 2022, 12:01 »
Just a quick question to make sure: I noticed that Pedro's Adventures in Spanish now also is available in English on Steam (target group people learning English, obviously) under the title Peter's Adventures in English. The AGS database only links to the Spanish version. Am I correct to assume that it's only the Spanish voice work that's eligible for the 2021 Awards? And that, if the developers create a new entry in the database, the English voices are eligible for 2022? The rest of the game is the same, so I would guess it could only compete in the Best Voice Work category. Or am I mistaken?

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« Reply #5 on: 16 Jan 2022, 20:27 »
This is not clearly defined in any rule set, but your interpretation sounds reasonable.

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Re: AGS Awards 2021 - Play the games!
« Reply #6 on: 17 Jan 2022, 09:36 »
Nominations will start soon - use the time to play as many games as possible!

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Re: AGS Awards 2021 - Nominate!
« Reply #7 on: 18 Jan 2022, 08:30 »
Nominations have started!

As you may have noticed (the huge banner on top of the page should give you a good hint), nominations have started.

You can select up to 10 games for each category. You can change your nominations until the deadline. This way, you don't have to do all nominations at once.

If you have any questions, just ask!

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Re: AGS Awards 2021 - Nominate!
« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 09:50 »
*bump*

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« Reply #9 on: Yesterday at 15:31 »
On the nomination page the lists aren't filtered (e.g. adventure games are listed under 'best non-adventure games')?

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« Reply #10 on: Yesterday at 19:07 »
Yes, the lists aren't moderated yet. This is something we are considering for the future but as of now, we need to work with what we have ;)

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« Reply #11 on: Today at 08:51 »
Kastchey, you have this super smart excel sheet. Could you somehow extract lists for the most obvious categories (short game, non-adventure, demo, voice acting, freeware) and post them here? I can update the first post with them. This could be helpful to voters.

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« Reply #12 on: Today at 10:00 »
Kastchey, you have this super smart excel sheet. Could you somehow extract lists for the most obvious categories (short game, non-adventure, demo, voice acting, freeware) and post them here? I can update the first post with them. This could be helpful to voters.

The categories are only obvious if you have had the time to play the games. I fear such lists would end up missing some games which should have been included. (But it should be possible to sort the list due to different criteria in the excel sheet itself. It would only pick up those values that are already in the sheet, though.)

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« Reply #13 on: Today at 10:34 »
All data I mentioned should be available in the games database - it's the responsibility of the author to choose the correct category for their game and tick the voice acting box if it applies.