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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 2019. 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 are over. Congratulations to the winners and all nominees!

You can watch the video of the ceremony (thanks Cino!)
on twitch
on youtube

The written chat log is from this post onwards:
https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=57686.msg636618465#msg636618465

The winners are:

Best Game Created with AGS
Whispers of a Machine


Best Freeware Game Created with AGS
Metaphobia


Best Writing
Whispers of a Machine


Best Character
"Molly" from Feria d'Arles


Best Gameplay
Whispers of a Machine


Best Background Art
Whispers of a Machine


Best Character Art
Feria d'Arles


Best Animation
Metaphobia


Best Music & Sound
Whispers of a Machine


Best Voice Work
Whispers of a Machine


Best Demo
Theropods


Best Non Adventure Game Created with AGS
Tales of Jayvin


Best Short Game
Tea For Two: A Detective Logan Case


Best Programming
Whispers of a Machine


Best Puzzles
Whispers of a Machine



MAGGIES
A Christmas Nightmare by Alan v.Drake (with Thrymly Disguised and Escape Literature as runner-ups)



Best Innovation Award
densming - For his many video tutorials, that taught a lot of people how to make games in AGS.

Lifetime Achievement Award
CaptainD - For creating many fun games and helping other developers make their own.



The ceremony was held on 4.4.2020 at 18:00 forum time
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The ceremony will be held on 4.4.2020 at 18:00 forum time


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Note on Linux client:
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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.

If you can't join the chat at all, there are live-streams of the ceremony:
https://www.twitch.tv/vga256
https://www.twitch.tv/tulevikeu
Thanks vga256 and Cino!




Here are the nomination results:

Best Game Created with AGS

Feria d'Arles
Guard Duty
Metaphobia
Tales of Jayvin
Whispers of a Machine


Best Freeware Game Created with AGS

Clotilde Soffritti in: Never Buy a Used Spaceship
Metaphobia
Tales From The Outer Zone: Fleshworms
Tales of Jayvin
Tea For Two: A Detective Logan Case


Best Writing

Feria d'Arles
Guard Duty
Metaphobia
Sumatra: Fate of Yandi
Whispers of a Machine


Best Character


"Clotilde Soffritti" from Clotilde Soffritti in: Never Buy a Used Spaceship
"Molly" from Feria d'Arles
"Richard Elmstat" from Metaphobia
"Tondbert" from Guard Duty
"Vera Englund" from Whispers of a Machine


Best Gameplay


Feria d'Arles
Guard Duty
Metaphobia
Tales of Jayvin
Whispers of a Machine


Best Background Art

Clotilde Soffritti in: Never Buy a Used Spaceship
Feria d'Arles
Guard Duty
Metaphobia
Whispers of a Machine


Best Character Art


Clotilde Soffritti in: Never Buy a Used Spaceship
Feria d'Arles
Guard Duty
Metaphobia
Whispers of a Machine


Best Animation

Feria d'Arles
Guard Duty
Mage's Initiation: Reign of the Elements
Metaphobia
Whispers of a Machine


Best Music & Sound

Feria d'Arles
Guard Duty
Metaphobia
Sumatra: Fate of Yandi
Whispers of a Machine


Best Voice Work

Guard Duty
Mage's Initiation: Reign of the Elements
Metaphobia
Tea For Two: A Detective Logan Case
Whispers of a Machine


Best Demo

Another Hero - First Look Demo
Brothers & Wreckers (demo)
Personal Rocket - DEMO
Theropods


Best Non Adventure Game Created with AGS

AGS Awards Ceremony 2018
Hell's Puppy
Mr Bear Teaches English
Tales of Jayvin
Vivarium


Best Short Game

A Christmas Nightmare
Clotilde Soffritti in: Never Buy a Used Spaceship
Tales From The Outer Zone: Fleshworms
Tea For Two: A Detective Logan Case
The World is Weird


Best Programming

Hell's Puppy
Mage's Initiation: Reign of the Elements
Metaphobia
Tales of Jayvin
Whispers of a Machine


Best Puzzles

Feria d'Arles
Guard Duty
Metaphobia
Tales of Jayvin
Whispers of a Machine


Thanks to everyone who took the time to play the games and nominate!



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

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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 2019. 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.


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« Last Edit: 06 Apr 2020, 20:06 by cat »

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Play the games!
« Reply #1 on: 13 Jan 2020, 20:00 »
Reminder:

Have you already played the games made last year? You can start playing them right away, no need to wait for nominations to start!


Don't forget to add your games to the For your Consideration thread! Do it better now before nominations start!


Everyone is welcome to participate in the Awards!

And if you have any questions: this here is the place to ask  :)

Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Play the games!
« Reply #2 on: 13 Jan 2020, 22:57 »
Something to keep in mind for when the nomination phase opens: there is no requirement to have played all games in order to nominate. Sure it would be great if you gave all or most of them a go, but if you only have time to play a few and, say, are really impressed with the music in one of them or the writing in another, it's fine to nominate them in their respective categories! So do not get discouraged if you only have so much time to play, because every single vote counts.

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Play the games!
« Reply #3 on: 15 Jan 2020, 19:44 »
Kastchey is right: You don't have to play all games to nominate. Every vote counts, so start playing!

Nominations will start next week. Developers, don't forget to add your games to the "For your consideration" tread!

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Play the games!
« Reply #4 on: 19 Jan 2020, 17:51 »
When will the voting begin? :)
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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Nomination time!
« Reply #5 on: 20 Jan 2020, 19:31 »
As you will have probably noticed from the big red banner on top of the page

Nominations have started!

Use the link in the the forum banner 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 Thursday 20 February 2020.


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.
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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Nomination time!
« Reply #6 on: 20 Jan 2020, 20:28 »
In the nomination page the category "Best Puzzles" is listed two times.

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Nomination time!
« Reply #7 on: 20 Jan 2020, 20:35 »
Oops - thanks for pointing that out!

Edit: Should be fixed now, thanks AGA!
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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Nomination time!
« Reply #8 on: 21 Jan 2020, 07:25 »
In the red banner there's a slight syntax error.

“ please take the time to nomination”

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Nomination time!
« Reply #9 on: 21 Jan 2020, 09:37 »
So, any estimate on when the voting will begin? (and for how long it will last) I have to travel between two cities for periods of time so it would be good to know.

Though now there is a massive font announcement about nomination lasting a month??? That may be a bit overkill  ;)
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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Nomination time!
« Reply #10 on: 21 Jan 2020, 11:39 »
It's not overkill, it's meant to give you time to play some games and refresh your memory about games you might have played during the year.
And nominating is a huge task, just looking at that huge endless page with lists of games you have barely heard of or remember can be scary. It does make me feel like I want to give up even before I started.  :-\ So being able to go thru the list at your own pace and being able to change your mind later on, makes the task seem more doable.
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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Nomination time!
« Reply #11 on: 21 Jan 2020, 11:54 »
I imagine the voting will begin almost as soon as the nomination phase ends on Feb 20.

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Nomination time!
« Reply #12 on: 22 Jan 2020, 18:47 »
Though now there is a massive font announcement about nomination lasting a month??? That may be a bit overkill  ;)

Overkill? Considering that last year we had to extend nomination period because people needed more time, I don't think it's overkill. You also haven't nominated yet, but I hope you will find some time to do so within this long timespan.

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« Reply #13 on: 23 Jan 2020, 17:30 »
Though now there is a massive font announcement about nomination lasting a month??? That may be a bit overkill  ;)

Overkill? Considering that last year we had to extend nomination period because people needed more time, I don't think it's overkill. You also haven't nominated yet, but I hope you will find some time to do so within this long timespan.

Not sure if I nominate, but I did play a couple of awesome games this year, already nominated.
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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Nomination time!
« Reply #14 on: 24 Jan 2020, 16:05 »
There's so many options, I feel completely overwhelmed.
 

Suggestion to counter being overwhelmed. For 2020 Awards.
« Reply #15 on: 24 Jan 2020, 20:11 »
There's so many options, I feel completely overwhelmed.

And you're dead right in this, too:

This year, we have a whooping 78 games to evaluate. If we try to play all of them and only use one hour on average for each and can dedicate on average four hours to the task each day in the evenings after work, then this will take around 20 evenings. And then we'll have to make up our minds about what to nominate in 15 categories. If there are only some games among them where the puzzles are any good, then “twenty evenings plus” will be a very conservative estimate.

Let's face it: This really is objectively overwhelming. We've bitten off much more than we can realistically chew. The more so if we want to do this conscientiously.

Perhaps we've staved off to much work to the end of the year? Perhaps we can learn something from the crowd over at the Maggies awards: They only need to make up their minds aboud 12 adventures. And the reason is that only the monthly winners are in the race.

So for the AGS Awards of next year, I'd like to suggest  something similar as the Maggies crowd does:

Let's do Quarterly Nominations in April, July, October, and January about the games of the preceding quarter. For each category, anybody can nominate any game(s) that has been entered in the Games database in that quarter. Everyone gets one ballot, and on that ballot, they may nominate as many games as they like per category. The nomination votes are counted, and the games with the highest three votes are nominated for the AGS Award of the respective category of the whole year.

So when February rolls around, the nominations are in and the field has been narrowed to just twelve games in each category.  Additionally there's bound to be some overlap, some games are bound to be nominated for several categories -- so in effect, the overall number of the games that we need to vote on will become manageable. We will then do our usual procedures, starting with the phase after the nomination phase and ending with the grand award ceremony.

  • Advantage: The "mountain of work" at the end of the year is decimated.
  • Disadvantage: If at least _four_ hot contenders for some category are released in the same quarter, then some of them will drop through the cracks.
  • Disadvantage: More work throughout the years, might feel like “eternal nomination time“.

What do you think?
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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Nomination time!
« Reply #16 on: 24 Jan 2020, 20:47 »
Or we can just play them as they are released, and take notes for nominations in a text file.   (laugh)
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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Nomination time!
« Reply #17 on: 24 Jan 2020, 21:51 »
You really don't have to play them all to nominate, and you don't have to wait until you have played all you can to start nominating. The way I do it is I start off nominating the games I have played throughout the year in whatever category I think they excel. Then I start going through the remaining titles and edit my nominee list if I play something I feel is worth nominating. I review my nominee list if I run out of space (I don't think that has ever happened) or if I'm done playing everything. You can treat your nominee list as a WiP and edit as many times as you want. I know it's still not ideal, but easier if done piece by piece.

In case it helps someone, here is a sheet with all the titles from this year and their links to the DB. I was also marking non-adventures, demos and commercial games as I was going through the list (might not be 100% accurate). I have my own non-public copy where I mark what I have already played.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1WsHi_Q3EsHHMWjNP8ja19HBlOE_JSPQ0OVZzMVGsqok/edit#gid=0

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Nomination time!
« Reply #18 on: 25 Jan 2020, 16:38 »
@fernewelten: I think ideas how to increase participation and making nomination easier are more than welcome. I'm happy to discuss organisation of future awards in a separate thread, to keep things organised. Feel free to create such a thread (or maybe there is already a similar old one with other ideas that you can dig up).

For now, we have the awards as they are. But how to tackle the large amount of games?

Here are a few options:
  • Play the games as soon as they come out and takes notes, as Cassiebsg suggested. This is IMHO the best option.
  • Play the games promoted in the For your consideration thread. Here the games are nicely presented and you can easily choose the ones that appeal to you.
  • Watch let's plays of the games on Youtube. This is also a valid option if you can't or don't want to buy a commercial game.
  • Play only a part of some games. You can probably judge the quality of sprites and background as well as voice acting within the first 10 minutes of playing.
  • Only play games you are interested in. No interest in demos or non-adventure games? Don't play them and focus on other things.
  • Absolutely no time to play games? Just think about the games you have played during last year and only nominate them in appropriate categories.

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.

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Nomination time!
« Reply #19 on: 25 Jan 2020, 19:06 »
I got inspired by Kastchey's list, and made my own... and learned in the process how to steal import images from the internet to Excel.  :-D
I like visual aids when I'm trying to remember "what was that game again?" while nominating. So hope this list can help somehow. Like Kastchey's list it doesn't include all info, but I tried to get all commercial, demos and non-adventure, MAGS and voice (that I knew off). Was going to add short but only some very few have been marked as short.

If your game is in here and you wish me to add some relevant info to the tables, just say so (please PM) and I'll add it.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1BIqn7wv8rR4SawrIqxPrHYN5GvsOeA9F44zUeGFEi3Y/edit?usp=sharing
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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Nomination time!
« Reply #20 on: 26 Jan 2020, 09:51 »
Kastchey and Cassiebsg: thanks for the spreadsheets! They're really useful.

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« Reply #21 on: 26 Jan 2020, 10:37 »
Np
I just did a few changes to it right now: Added link to the game's page; sorted the categories out so it's easier to see and sort and added extra columns with all the awards categories. Feel free to use these as you see fit. I'm thinking about using it to rank the game in the different categories... like 1 to 5 where 5 is best. But use whatever feels right for you.
Download it and make it your own. You only need the first sheet, the others I used to gather the info.

Think I'll start one for this years's games, so I can take notes already and have half the work done next year.  (nod)
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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Nomination time!
« Reply #22 on: 26 Jan 2020, 11:11 »
Nice updates Cassie. Colour coding with more categories is a nice idea. I think I will stick to my lightweight version but yours certainly has a lot of appeal, especially to someone who hasn't started playing yet and wants an overview of the entire year's base with screenshots.

Maybe you could also add a link to 'For your consideration' thread for whichever game is advertised there?

lorenzo, glad to hear the spreadsheets are useful. Whatever works right?

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Nomination time!
« Reply #23 on: 27 Jan 2020, 16:24 »
Quote
Maybe you could also add a link to 'For your consideration' thread for whichever game is advertised there?

Done. Though this is a copy/paste manual work, so in a way I'm happy that the thread isn't that big.  (roll)

I've also noticed that the links to the game page where messed up, so I've fixed them.
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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Nomination time!
« Reply #24 on: 03 Feb 2020, 09:13 »
It's February already - how are you getting along with nominating?

Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Nomination time!
« Reply #25 on: 03 Feb 2020, 19:41 »
I'm through most of the free games, I now only need to see how many of the commercial ones I'll be able to buy (there's quite a number of them this year!).

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« Reply #26 on: 03 Feb 2020, 22:41 »
Remember you can always watch some YT let's play of the commercial ones, if you can't afford to buy.
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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Nomination time!
« Reply #27 on: 07 Feb 2020, 00:06 »
I've put my game on sale, 50% off for two weeks just to help you out!  :D

Link is in my signature!

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Nomination time!
« Reply #28 on: 07 Feb 2020, 09:03 »
Thanks for the kind offer, ManicMatt!

Just a reminder how nominations work:

For each category, the 5 games which have most votes, will be nominated. However, each game has to have at least 5 votes, otherwise it will not count as valid nominee.
So far, we have only two categories where we have at least 5 games with sufficient votes. In some categories it's only one or two or even none at all.

Remember: You can nominate up to 10 games in each category!
If we do not manage to get enough nominees in most of the categories this year, I will probably not run the awards next year.

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Nomination time!
« Reply #29 on: 07 Feb 2020, 10:44 »
Started to update my nominations (so it's not just for my games  :=, but still got lots to do! Weekend up of playing AGS games me thinks.

Also, tweeted about it: https://twitter.com/tomakasatnav/status/1225730414817361920

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Nomination time!
« Reply #30 on: 07 Feb 2020, 12:56 »
Remember that there are let's play videos for most (if not all) commercial games and some of the free ones on YT. Even if all you find is a trailer or you only watch a couple minutes of each video, it might help when having to decide if a game is worth nominating in that category or comparing it with another one.

I spendt 2 hours on it yesterday and only updated some of the categories. 
And then I realized I overlooked a great game, and have to decide now who to bump out of some categories.  :-[
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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Nomination time!
« Reply #31 on: 07 Feb 2020, 20:41 »
...and the award of the game that my brain fails to associate with its title goes to 'he came through the door:=
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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Nomination time!
« Reply #32 on: 09 Feb 2020, 20:22 »
Kill two birds with one stone: Play last years MAGS winners!

This way you can play a few games for awards nominations and also vote for the best MAGS game of the year (MAGGIES).

Visit the MAGGIES thread!

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Nomination time!
« Reply #33 on: 14 Feb 2020, 21:16 »
Less than a week to go!

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« Reply #34 on: 15 Feb 2020, 00:44 »
Less than a week to go!

How are the numbers looking?

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Nomination time!
« Reply #35 on: 15 Feb 2020, 07:55 »
Not too bad, but the more nominations the better the result represents the community.
We could certainly need a few more votes for best character. If you don't remember the exact name, don't worry. AGA takes care of that so "Guybrush", "Threepwood" and "Guybrush Threepwood" all count for the same character  ;)

Btw, please remember not to fan-vote in all categories for each game. Think about each game's individual merits.

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« Reply #36 on: 17 Feb 2020, 15:21 »
Remember that there are let's play videos for most (if not all) commercial games and some of the free ones on YT.
Feria got its first yesterday, so if anyone wants to check it out and hasn't played Feria d'Arles yet, here you go!

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/553000323

The full thing is played across 2 videos

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Nomination time!
« Reply #37 on: 18 Feb 2020, 19:25 »
Only two days left!

Don't forget to nominate!
We could do with more votes for Best Freeware, Best Demo, Best Non-Adventure and especially Best Character, but more votes in all categories welcome  (nod)

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« Reply #38 on: 20 Feb 2020, 04:18 »
sadly, I wasn't able to play all the games, but I tried my best. However, time has run out, so I nominated as fairly as I could. Hope everyone takes a moment to make their voice heard. Anyhoo, off to bed now!
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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Nomination time!
« Reply #39 on: 20 Feb 2020, 09:36 »
Last few hours!

Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Nomination time!
« Reply #40 on: 20 Feb 2020, 09:44 »
Unfortunately I haven't been able to make enough time to play enough games to nominate. Sorry for being rubbish.
I'm hoping I'll be able to tick off most of the games on the shortlist and vote properly.

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« Reply #41 on: 20 Feb 2020, 18:43 »
That's a pity, Stu!

We got quite a bunch of votes already, but there are still a few hours left to nominate.

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Nomination results!
« Reply #42 on: 22 Feb 2020, 13:59 »
Here are the nomination results:

Best Game Created with AGS

Feria d'Arles
Guard Duty
Metaphobia
Tales of Jayvin
Whispers of a Machine


Best Freeware Game Created with AGS

Clotilde Soffritti in: Never Buy a Used Spaceship
Metaphobia
Tales From The Outer Zone: Fleshworms
Tales of Jayvin
Tea For Two: A Detective Logan Case


Best Writing

Feria d'Arles
Guard Duty
Metaphobia
Sumatra: Fate of Yandi
Whispers of a Machine


Best Character


"Clotilde Soffritti" from Clotilde Soffritti in: Never Buy a Used Spaceship
"Molly" from Feria d'Arles
"Richard Elmstat" from Metaphobia
"Tondbert" from Guard Duty
"Vera Englund" from Whispers of a Machine


Best Gameplay


Feria d'Arles
Guard Duty
Metaphobia
Tales of Jayvin
Whispers of a Machine


Best Background Art

Clotilde Soffritti in: Never Buy a Used Spaceship
Feria d'Arles
Guard Duty
Metaphobia
Whispers of a Machine


Best Character Art


Clotilde Soffritti in: Never Buy a Used Spaceship
Feria d'Arles
Guard Duty
Metaphobia
Whispers of a Machine


Best Animation

Feria d'Arles
Guard Duty
Mage's Initiation: Reign of the Elements
Metaphobia
Whispers of a Machine


Best Music & Sound

Feria d'Arles
Guard Duty
Metaphobia
Sumatra: Fate of Yandi
Whispers of a Machine


Best Voice Work

Guard Duty
Mage's Initiation: Reign of the Elements
Metaphobia
Tea For Two: A Detective Logan Case
Whispers of a Machine


Best Demo

Another Hero - First Look Demo
Brothers & Wreckers (demo)
Personal Rocket - DEMO
Theropods


Best Non Adventure Game Created with AGS

AGS Awards Ceremony 2018
Hell's Puppy
Mr Bear Teaches English
Tales of Jayvin
Vivarium


Best Short Game

A Christmas Nightmare
Clotilde Soffritti in: Never Buy a Used Spaceship
Tales From The Outer Zone: Fleshworms
Tea For Two: A Detective Logan Case
The World is Weird


Best Programming

Hell's Puppy
Mage's Initiation: Reign of the Elements
Metaphobia
Tales of Jayvin
Whispers of a Machine


Best Puzzles

Feria d'Arles
Guard Duty
Metaphobia
Tales of Jayvin
Whispers of a Machine



Congratulations to all nominees!

Thanks to everyone who took the time to play the games and nominate!

Sadly, I have to say that we had some attempts of cheating during nomination phase. There were people nominating only one single game in all categories. There were also some accounts created just for voting and nominating only one game (or giving alibi votes in categories that didn't apply for that game). I know who you are and I want to point out that this is a behaviour that is not appreciated.

I hope that during voting there will not be such problems.

Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Nomination results!
« Reply #43 on: 22 Feb 2020, 15:15 »
Hi Cat!

Thanks for the update. I confess that I voted for only one game, simply because, unfortunately, I wasn't able to play any AGS game last year due to my time schedule. Had no idea it was considered cheating.

If so, then please delete my vote, because I definitely don't want to be a cheater. Thank you.

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« Reply #44 on: 22 Feb 2020, 16:32 »
Sadly, I have to say that we had some attempts of cheating during nomination phase. There were people nominating only one single game in all categories. There were also some accounts created just for voting and nominating only one game (or giving alibi votes in categories that didn't apply for that game). I know who you are and I want to point out that this is a behaviour that is not appreciated.

Thanks for keeping an eye on this, cat.

Congratulations to the nominees.

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Nomination results!
« Reply #45 on: 22 Feb 2020, 16:36 »
Maybe my wording was unclear. I consider cheating if you create just an account to vote for one single game or if you encourage other people to do so. That's why we have removed those votes.
There was no rule against voting for your game or voting for only one game, so those votes stay as they are. Next year, we might be more clear about this or define additional rules.


Besides that, I'd rather stop talking about this subject for now and focus on the nominees. Voting will start in the next few days, but you can start playing the nominated games right away, if you haven't done so.
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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Nomination results!
« Reply #46 on: 22 Feb 2020, 17:08 »
Congratulation to all nominated game designers.  Unfortunately, I had to pass thosel games that were for sale when I was voting.  But anyway I wish you all good luck

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« Reply #47 on: 22 Feb 2020, 21:23 »
Thanks for the WoaM nominations, everyone! :)
« Last Edit: 22 Feb 2020, 21:25 by JSH »

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« Reply #48 on: 22 Feb 2020, 21:36 »
Congrats to all nominated.  (nod)
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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Nomination results!
« Reply #49 on: 22 Feb 2020, 23:54 »
I knew I wouldn't get nominated for anything, and not because my game might be inferior, but because it's not been played by that many people! Although in many of those categories like background art I would be surprised if I beat any of those! My music however is pretty damn good, but again how many of you heard it..

Hopefully Boiled-Hard might fare better next year?

Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Nomination results!
« Reply #50 on: 23 Feb 2020, 07:42 »
Congratulations to all the nominees! There are going to be some tough choices to make here :)

Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Nomination results!
« Reply #51 on: 23 Feb 2020, 07:58 »
Well done to the nominees. Shame there was a little bit of foul play.

I've whipped up a little spreadsheet for myself to keep track of my votes. Feel free to copy it for your own use if you think it'll help.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1IIaJusV4VC9FU4VSiMbw9UhJyKQN3tQLNLC0aiFSRV8/edit?usp=sharing

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« Reply #52 on: 23 Feb 2020, 16:14 »
Thanks for the spreadsheet, Stupot! I have to make something similar to keep track of the resources for the Awards client, and this is a really helpful starting point.

I knew I wouldn't get nominated for anything, and not because my game might be inferior, but because it's not been played by that many people! Although in many of those categories like background art I would be surprised if I beat any of those! My music however is pretty damn good, but again how many of you heard it.

Yeah, that's always going to be a problem, but there are things you can do about it. For example, if the FYC entry for the game had emphasized the music as a strong point (not just listed it as one of a dizen suggested categories) and included an embedded YouTube video from or a Soundcloud link to the soundtrack, I might very well have given it a listen and maybe nominated it.

Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Nomination results!
« Reply #53 on: 23 Feb 2020, 17:02 »
Hmm that's a good idea! :)

Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Nomination results!
« Reply #54 on: 23 Feb 2020, 17:49 »
Thanks to all who nominated Guard Duty, blown away to see it shortlisted in so many categories <3

Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Nomination results!
« Reply #55 on: 23 Feb 2020, 17:54 »
I knew I wouldn't get nominated for anything, and not because my game might be inferior, but because it's not been played by that many people!

Yeah, that's always going to be a problem

Let's try and come up with ideas to make the nomination process itself less onerous for the participants.
  • Good games getting “buried” under a glut and not being played,
  • games getting a head start purely by chance just because they happen to have been put into the limelight when others might equally well have been, or just because they happen to have been published near the end of the year
  • an overflowing FYC thread that is in itself a big burden to work through,
  • well-meaning and committed regulars striking sail and not nominating at all,
  • lots of voters for just one game each
these are all symptoms of the fact that by now, more AGS games are produced within a year than can be reasonably evaluated within a month or so.

@cat has kindly put my own idea for that its own thread (see preceding link). I don't want to claim that this is the best possible way to go: It was meant as a basis for discussion in order to come up with better ideas.

But we really ought to do something about this. It is bound to become worse year by year. What is barely tenable now will become quite untenable very shortly.

(I suggest discussing this there (see preceding link) rather than here to keep this thread tidy.)
« Last Edit: 23 Feb 2020, 18:11 by fernewelten »

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Nomination results!
« Reply #56 on: 23 Feb 2020, 19:05 »
Not being nominated does not mean your game was bad, just that people think others were better, at least in certain aspects.

While I am very happy that Mr Bear was nominated as Best Non-Adventure Game (admittedly a category where not that many games are eligible), another game I worked on was not nominated at all. While I think that the game is quite good, I fully understand that the other games were better and deserve being nominated.

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« Reply #57 on: 24 Feb 2020, 19:47 »
Congrats to all nominees. I was thrilled to see that Tales of Jayvin appeared in several categories.
Well done Vincent for being rewarded for your excellent programming skills. I was, however, disappointed
that Retrojay got no mention for his artistic talent. The unbelievable amount of fantastic drawings he
produced for the game should have received some recognition. There is so much to the game that I doubt
most people got to see half of what it contains.
 
 

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« Reply #58 on: 24 Feb 2020, 23:36 »
Congratulations to all the nominees!! I was lucky enough to test some of the great adventures on the list. Many adventures was also on my radar to play, before the nomination. Congratulations to their teams and their hard work.
Good luck!!
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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Vote!
« Reply #59 on: 25 Feb 2020, 08:37 »
Voting is now open!

Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Vote!
« Reply #60 on: 25 Feb 2020, 10:36 »
Congrats to all nominees, it's such a pleasure to see that both of the games which I have worked on have been nominated in several categories, thank you all very much. On the other side, I do agree with BarbWire, even though all of this is still rewarding. I'd like to special thanks all the people which I have worked with over the years because you are truly wonderful people, thanks for giving me the chance to work with you.

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Vote!
« Reply #61 on: 25 Feb 2020, 12:42 »
I'm surprised someone here made dummy accounts to cheat the votes.
I had no idea we had a big enough community for someone to even consider that.
It's almost flattering.  :-D

But I digress. Congrats to the nominees.
Also, how did AGS Awards Ceremony 2018 get nominated?  ???
Either I've misinterpreted what that is, or we've just been trolled.

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« Reply #62 on: 25 Feb 2020, 13:54 »
Also, how did AGS Awards Ceremony 2018 get nominated?  ???
Either I've misinterpreted what that is, or we've just been trolled.

The 2018 Awards Ceremony is the ceremony for games released in 2018, i.e. last year's ceremony (held in March 2019, IIRC). Thanks for the nominations, BTW!  ;-D

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« Reply #63 on: 25 Feb 2020, 14:52 »
Well, it's been added to the DB in 2019 and it's a non-adventure "game"... So it fit in the nominations. Glad I wasn't the only one that thought it was worth nominating.  (laugh)
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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Vote!
« Reply #64 on: 25 Feb 2020, 19:27 »
Last year’s ceremony was a fantastic show. For many reasons :-D

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« Reply #65 on: 26 Feb 2020, 08:56 »
I agree. The show act done by Kastchey and LostTrainDude was quite impressive, to name only one highlight.

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Vote!
« Reply #66 on: 03 Mar 2020, 19:37 »
How is everyone getting along with voting?

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« Reply #67 on: 03 Mar 2020, 19:39 »
Haven't started, but there's still 12 days to go, so I should be able to meet the deadline.  (laugh)
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« Reply #68 on: 04 Mar 2020, 01:50 »
Someone told me you met more difficult deadlines before  :-D

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« Reply #69 on: 09 Mar 2020, 08:50 »
One week to go! Have you played all the games already?

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Vote!
« Reply #70 on: 11 Mar 2020, 09:13 »
While we could still need a few votes for the awards, there is also a Doodle poll now for the date and time of the awards ceremony.

Please let us know if and when you can attend. This also helps me to find possible presenters for the awards.

https://doodle.com/poll/zn3mgwzwdz4bbpaa

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« Reply #71 on: 11 Mar 2020, 15:57 »
Already voted. Didn't play as many games this year, but those I did were excellent. Well done!
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« Reply #72 on: 11 Mar 2020, 16:06 »
Voted! Definitely an excellent year for the AGS engine and community. Had lots of fun playing all these lovely games!

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« Reply #73 on: 11 Mar 2020, 22:44 »
I've played a shockingly low number of AGS games this year (especially freeware titles), but I voted in the categories that happened to have a few titles I had played. I'll try to play some more of the noms before the deadline and update my votes.

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Vote!
« Reply #74 on: 13 Mar 2020, 08:25 »
Yay, forums are back up and running!

Last few days for voting - in a lot of categories it is very close this year.

Also, please don't forget about the doodle for the awards ceremony: https://doodle.com/poll/zn3mgwzwdz4bbpaa

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« Reply #75 on: 13 Mar 2020, 17:17 »
Voted!  :cheesy:
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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Vote!
« Reply #76 on: 15 Mar 2020, 08:00 »
Last few hours to vote!

And don't forget to add your name to the doodle poll for ceremony date and time: https://doodle.com/poll/zn3mgwzwdz4bbpaa
I hope that more than 13 people intend to attend.

Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Vote!
« Reply #77 on: 15 Mar 2020, 09:02 »
Voted!

And a big thank you to everyone for the nomination! That was a very pleasant surprise!

Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Vote!
« Reply #78 on: 16 Mar 2020, 02:38 »
Are the AGS Awards being cancelled due to the coronavirus?

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #79 on: 16 Mar 2020, 07:40 »
Hi folks!

Voting is over. Thanks to everyone who played the games and voted!


The ceremony will be held on 4.4.2020 at 18:00 forum time

Snarky and Kastchey are already preparing the awards client with new resources and disinfecting every single piece to make it 100% Corona free.
We hope to also provide a Linux and Mac build, but worse case you can also join via any IRC client (though missing out on great graphics).


In the meantime, if you get bored in your quarantine, you can already start playing the games that were released this year, to be prepared for next year's nominations  ;)

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #80 on: 16 Mar 2020, 07:57 »
Are the AGS Awards being cancelled due to the coronavirus?

On the contrary, we're working with the WHO to turn the awards client into the sole official way to host all public gatherings, including concerts and music festivals, birthday parties, May parades, election primaries and caucuses, club nights, airport queues and mass protests. This is our time!

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Hi folks!

Voting is over. Thanks to everyone who played the games and voted!


The ceremony will be held on 4.4.2020 at 18:00 forum time

Snarky and Kastchey are already preparing the awards client with new resources and disinfecting every single piece to make it 100% Corona free.
We hope to also provide a Linux and Mac build, but worse case you can also join via any IRC client (though missing out on great graphics).


In the meantime, if you get bored in your quarantine, you can already start playing the games that were released this year, to be prepared for next year's nominations  ;)

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #81 on: 16 Mar 2020, 09:06 »
The current forum time is GMT - Does that change to BST once the clocks change (at the end of March?)

https://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?iso=20200404T18&p0=136&msg=AGS+Awards&font=cursive
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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #82 on: 16 Mar 2020, 10:16 »
I hope so. In any case, the ceremony will happen 17:00 UTC (unless I mixed this up completely now, time zones are confusing)

Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #83 on: 16 Mar 2020, 12:23 »
A newbie question: how does attending the ceremony work? Do we have to supply an avatar ahead of time, or upload it to the client when it goes live? I have no idea how this goes so if there are instructions anywhere, I would love to check them out :)

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #84 on: 16 Mar 2020, 12:37 »
There are plenty of avatars available in the client where you can choose from on login. I don't know if submissions are still accepted.

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« Reply #85 on: 16 Mar 2020, 12:40 »
Good question!  ;-D

The client comes with a whole bunch of avatars (game characters) provided to choose from – we just passed 160. Most of them are available for anybody to use, but it's also possible to have them password-protected so that only certain people get to use them. (Though I try to discourage this for all except the nominees—it's a lot of work just to give one participant a special costume.)

If you want a particular character added, you would have to submit it ahead of time, and also fill in a form that specifies how you want it used and the copyright that should apply. However, this year I'm not accepting avatar submissions except from the games that are nominated, simply because I don't have a lot of spare time to work on the client and there's a lot of other stuff that needs to be done. Hopefully next year!

To check it out ahead of time, you can download last year's client and test: you should be able to get into the audience hall and walk around (probably on stage, as the first person to log on automatically becomes a presenter), though there'll be nothing happening. But you can familiarize yourself with the UI, how you change avatars, etc.

Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #86 on: 16 Mar 2020, 12:42 »
Ah, great to know. Thanks both, I'll try to play around with the previous client a bit!

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #87 on: 16 Mar 2020, 12:53 »
I should specify that in order to join the actual ceremony you will need this year's client (which is still under development)—the one from last year won't work.

Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #88 on: 16 Mar 2020, 17:54 »

4.4.2(0)+2(0)=4... pratically 4.4.4!  (laugh)  Sorry.  :-[

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #89 on: 25 Mar 2020, 20:53 »
Is there anyone who could stream and record the ceremony?

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #90 on: 29 Mar 2020, 19:06 »
So, who is going to join the ceremony next weekend?
I guess not many of you will be outside doing stuff, so there should be plenty of people having time to attend.

Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #91 on: 29 Mar 2020, 19:27 »
So, who is going to join the ceremony next weekend?
I guess not many of you will be outside doing stuff, so there should be plenty of people having time to attend.

I plan on being there for sure!

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #92 on: 30 Mar 2020, 01:30 »
I plan on being there too, though with things as they are, who can say? I spent most of my day today (social distancing) with family, checking on people who might need assistance, etc. For a man who usually specializes in having (almost) nothing but free time, these are highly unusual times!  8-0
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« Reply #93 on: 30 Mar 2020, 02:04 »
I'll be there.  :smiley:
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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #94 on: 30 Mar 2020, 05:49 »
If I've got my math right the ceremony will be starting at about four AM my time. Not the easiest, but I can make it work.  8-)

I can try recording the ceremony in a pinch, but I'm not sure how stable my connection will be from this end of the world.

Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #95 on: 30 Mar 2020, 07:57 »
I will be there too. ;-D

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« Reply #96 on: 30 Mar 2020, 17:07 »
I will try to be in the ceremony. :)
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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #97 on: 31 Mar 2020, 16:07 »
I’m probably not going to make it. If I can, I’ll pop in briefly but it’s not likely. So I won’t be announcing the MAGGIES winner but I’ve given cat the names of the winner and runners up so keep an eye out for that xxx

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« Reply #98 on: 31 Mar 2020, 16:40 »
I always say I can't make it, and then I do. So... who knows.  :-\

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« Reply #99 on: 01 Apr 2020, 08:56 »
I'll try!

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #100 on: 01 Apr 2020, 10:24 »
I'll be there. Barring some catastrophe, I suppose, which these days feels like a necessary caveat.

Incidentally, we have a build of the awards client that could be used for the ceremony in a pinch, but there are a few more little things I'd like to tweak and fix. The official version should be released late Thursday or early Friday.

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #101 on: 03 Apr 2020, 14:20 »
So, who can stream the ceremony?

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #102 on: 03 Apr 2020, 19:51 »


You can now download the client for the AGS Awards ceremony:

v5.0.40

Windows (.zip) – 253 MB [mirror]
MacOS (.zip) – 261 MB [mirror]
Linux (.tar.gz) – 261 MB [mirror]

Note on Mac client:
Because the Mac build was made without an Apple developer license, you may get a security alert when you try to run it, and it may refuse to run. In order to get around this, instead of double-clicking the file, right-click (Ctrl-click) and choose "Open" from the menu.

Note on Linux client:
The client is built with AGS 3.4.3, which has a dependency on libpng12.so.0. See the GitHub issue tracker for fix. (Edit: The download has now been repackaged with the library included.)

As before, the Mac and Linux versions do not have clipboard support (copy-paste from outside the app).
« Last Edit: 04 Apr 2020, 12:19 by Snarky »

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #103 on: 03 Apr 2020, 20:37 »
Thank you! :D

Downloading and will test it right away. Will have a test run this year? Or we just hope all works fine?  ;)
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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #104 on: 03 Apr 2020, 21:03 »
The test run is on now, feel free to join if you like!

Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #105 on: 03 Apr 2020, 21:57 »
@Cat - Happy to stream on twitch from my machine.

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #106 on: 04 Apr 2020, 09:39 »
Happy to stream on twitch from my machine.
Yes, please.

Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #107 on: 04 Apr 2020, 11:40 »
Awesome, please do that. Thank you so much!

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #108 on: 04 Apr 2020, 13:31 »
Once again, a guide to using the awards client:

Basic Use
You chat by typing and walk around by left-clicking. However, because the IRC channel we use to communicate these actions has limited bandwidth, walking is throttled – after you click to walk, it is disabled for a short period—notice that the cursor is grayed out. Just wait a second and you'll be able to click again.

You can also turn to face different directions by right-clicking:


If your avatar supports it, you can perform an avatar-specific "special action" by pressing the "Special Action" button:


To see whether the avatar supports animated speech or a special action, look at the little letters to their bottom right on the avatar selection screen:



"T" means the avatar has an animated speech view, "X" that it supports a special action. Also note that the special action can vary depending on which direction the character is facing, and in some cases it might not play at all unless you're facing a particular way. You'll have to experiment.

Chat, Menus and Buttons
It should all be pretty self-explanatory. Some buttons are grayed out because the feature is planned but not yet implemented. Note the button in the bottom right which shows/hides the chat log.

Note that if you select someone in the participant list on the left, the little floating "halo" or dot that usually follows you will be placed above their head instead. This can be a handy way to find someone in the crowd.

Also note that you can use the mouse scrollwheel (or equivalent touchpad gesture) to scroll up and down in the chat log. You can use Ctrl-Z/Y to undo/redo text entry, and on Windows you can use Ctrl-X, Ctrl-C and Ctrl-V to cut, copy and paste from the system clipboard.

Selecting Avatars
In the avatar selection screen (when you create your profile or click on the "Select avatar" button in the top menu), you can click the buttons along the top to see avatars from AGS games, LucasArts games, other games, or "Special…" (password-protected) avatars.



Click the arrows on the left and right to see even more avatars.

Special Commands
You can access some additional features by typing commands that start with slash (some of these are standard IRC commands, others client-specific):

/me <action>
Show the text as an action. /me wipes a tear from his eye will be displayed as: "*Snarky wipes a tear from his eye"

/nick <nickname>
Change your nickname to that name (if permitted)

/claptoggle
Toggle the sound of applause on/off (if you turn it off, any current applause will still finish playing, though)

/find <participant nick>
Place the character "halo" above the participant you choose (same as clicking them in the participant list).

/stop
Remove the character "halo" (from yourself or anybody). Click in the participant list or use /find to get it back.

/avatars
Access the avatar selection screen. (Same as clicking the "Set Avatar" button.)

/colors
Access the text color selection screen. (Same as clicking the "Set Speech Color" button.)

/quit
Instantly quit without any confirmation! (Same as clicking the "Quit" button.)

How do I Get on Stage, up onto the Balcony, or elsewhere?
The hosts control who gets to be on stage, as hosts, presenters, or winners accepting awards. There are also some "NPC" characters that appear on stage or elsewhere.

The balcony is for people who connect through IRC text chat. They appear as "holograms": they can speak, but not move on their own. If they get called on to present or accept an award, they'll automatically walk up to the lectern.

Using a Registered Nickname
When you first create your profile and get to picking your nickname, there's a "NickServ Password" field. This is for IRC users who already have a registered nick/password. If you don't have a password set up, leave this field blank.

If you fail to connect, you pretty much have to quit out of the program, fix whatever the problem is, and try again. If you set the wrong NickServ password, for example, you'll have to create a new profile when you restart, not use the existing one (which will then be overwritten).

The client is slow!
Yes, AGS was never meant for something like this, and there's a lot going on in the client. It's pretty resource intensive! One thing that slows it down a lot is the semi-transparent menus, so if it's running slow, try turning off all menus, including the chat log. (If you do want to see the chat log, you can exploit a bug: turn off the chat log, then open one of the menu screens (set avatar or speech color) and return. The text will now appear, but without the background.)

You can also try changing some of the settings in winsetup.exe: make sure you're running in Direct3D or OpenGL if possible, and the sprite cache size is set to max. The client often runs better in a window than in fullscreen. Other than that, just make sure your computer isn't running other apps that use a low of CPU.

You may also notice people teleporting or "warping" around. This can either be because there's too much IRC traffic (with lots of people walking around at the same time), or often because your framerate is too low for the game to keep up. We're really pushing the limits here!

It crashed!
I really hope this won't happen, but there's always a chance of a crash. At least on Mac (not sure about Linux), the application will just quit without any error message or warning.

If you do get a crash message, please copy it down (text or screenshot) and report it so it can be fixed in the future. The same goes for any other glitches or bugs you might experience: the hosts will be quite busy during the show, so if you just mention it in the chat there's a high risk we'll miss it or forget about it.

Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #109 on: 04 Apr 2020, 13:59 »
Have fun everyone. And good luck to the nominees. Sorry I can’t join in tonight.

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #110 on: 04 Apr 2020, 14:24 »
@Cat - Happy to stream on twitch from my machine.

Awesome, thanks a lot! If you post a link here, me or Snarky can link the stream it in the first post.

@Snarky: Thanks for updating the first post. I just wanted to do it and realized you already did it!

@presenters: I will PM you soon with details.

Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #111 on: 04 Apr 2020, 14:37 »
Drowning in work (from home...on a Saturday night, ugh I hate my life :~() Wishing everyone a great time! :=

Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #112 on: 04 Apr 2020, 15:39 »
I streamed it last year, so I figured I might as well do it again. Will be at https://www.twitch.tv/tulevikeu

Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #113 on: 04 Apr 2020, 15:58 »
I streamed it last year, so I figured I might as well do it again. Will be at https://www.twitch.tv/tulevikeu

Thanks!

Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #114 on: 04 Apr 2020, 16:29 »
Also streaming at https://www.twitch.tv/vga256
Live right now :)

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #115 on: 04 Apr 2020, 16:32 »
Thanks! I've updated the first post.

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #116 on: 04 Apr 2020, 16:46 »
I'll have to watch this later... Can't stay up until, or wake up at, 3AM tonight. Best of luck to all entrants!

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #117 on: 04 Apr 2020, 17:00 »
For everyone confused with time zones:

The ceremony will start in one hour. Download the client and get ready!

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #118 on: 04 Apr 2020, 17:26 »
A few infos for this evening:

You have three options for joining the ceremony (more info in the first post)
  • via special awards client (best option)
  • via irc client
  • by watch the live stream
During the ceremony, the channel is moderated and will be muted from time to time. You can still talk and this will be shown in the client above the character, but it will not show up in the chat log.
You can join #ags on the same server for chit-chatting during the whole ceremony.

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #119 on: 04 Apr 2020, 18:02 »
The ceremony starts now!

Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #120 on: 04 Apr 2020, 18:13 »
I'm getting an error message when I try to log in, am I doing something stupid?   :sad:

 

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #121 on: 04 Apr 2020, 18:18 »
The client just crashed for many (most?) people. Give us a sec to check.

Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #122 on: 04 Apr 2020, 18:23 »
Are you trying to log with a NickServ registered nickname, CaptainD?

Durq

Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #123 on: 04 Apr 2020, 18:31 »
I can't connect either. I'm getting the same error as CaptainD.

Edit: I'm in now.
« Last Edit: 04 Apr 2020, 18:40 by Durq »

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #124 on: 04 Apr 2020, 18:38 »
If you can't connect, please join via IRC client or watch the stream.

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #125 on: 04 Apr 2020, 19:35 »
Well, I cannot connect. Getting "cannot join channel +1".
« Last Edit: 04 Apr 2020, 19:38 by KyriakosCH »
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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #126 on: 04 Apr 2020, 19:47 »
Sorry about that. One option is to try again later, it seems to be working for some people having similar issues. Another is to join via IRC and join the stream:
https://www.twitch.tv/tulevikeu

(I think vga also had issues joining)

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #127 on: 04 Apr 2020, 19:51 »
If you had a profile created and the program just crashes with the above error now, try creating a new profile. Worked for me.  :)
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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #128 on: 04 Apr 2020, 19:54 »
Please try again. We made some space for you.

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #129 on: 04 Apr 2020, 19:58 »
Yes, even though the client can apparently handle 90, seems like the channel can't handle more then 45 :(

We have closed those that had 2 connections to make some extra space.



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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #130 on: 04 Apr 2020, 21:03 »
Lol, I made it for the final seconds?  :=

Anyway, happy for Metaphobia and the rest of the winners!
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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #131 on: 04 Apr 2020, 21:22 »
The ceremony is over, here are the final results:

Best Game Created with AGS
Whispers of a Machine


Best Freeware Game Created with AGS
Metaphobia


Best Writing
Whispers of a Machine


Best Character
"Molly" from Feria d'Arles


Best Gameplay
Whispers of a Machine


Best Background Art
Whispers of a Machine


Best Character Art
Feria d'Arles


Best Animation
Metaphobia


Best Music & Sound
Whispers of a Machine


Best Voice Work
Whispers of a Machine


Best Demo
Theropods


Best Non Adventure Game Created with AGS
Tales of Jayvin


Best Short Game
Tea For Two: A Detective Logan Case


Best Programming
Whispers of a Machine


Best Puzzles
Whispers of a Machine


Thanks to everyone who contributed to the awards and the ceremony!
« Last Edit: 04 Apr 2020, 21:24 by cat »

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #132 on: 04 Apr 2020, 21:25 »
Thanks a ton, everyone! Had a blast at the ceremony  :grin:

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #133 on: 04 Apr 2020, 21:29 »
Thank you for presenting this awards ceremony and the client and the characters and the beautiful music and and all the games and all you people!

Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #134 on: 04 Apr 2020, 21:31 »
Thanks Cat, Snarky, Kasychey, AGA, anyone else who worked on the ceremony / client etc.  Amazing work by everyone!   ;-D  Obviously congrats to everyone who won and who was nominated - truly some great games released last year.
 

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #135 on: 04 Apr 2020, 21:32 »
Thanks to everyone involved with the awards, those who voted for Feria, and the Discord crew who voice chatted!  :=

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #136 on: 04 Apr 2020, 22:01 »
I was supposed to present an award, but my internet went down sometime in the middle of the night. The service guy just left my apartment five minutes ago and I finally have access to the tubes again.

I'm incredibly sad that I missed this (I try to attend every year) and I'm especially disappointed because I wasn't able to present. Sorry guys.  :sad:

Congrats to the winners, though! And thanks to everyone working behind the scenes to put this together.  :kiss:
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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #137 on: 04 Apr 2020, 22:32 »
For those who missed it or who want to watch it again with some random commentary from the Discord chat crew, here's the vid: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/583216791

And big thanks to the organizers and big congrats to all the nominees and winners!

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« Reply #138 on: 04 Apr 2020, 22:50 »
For those who missed it or who want to watch it again with some random commentary from the Discord chat crew, here's the vid: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/583216791

And big thanks to the organizers and big congrats to all the nominees and winners!
Thanks!  :cheesy:
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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #139 on: 04 Apr 2020, 22:57 »
Thanks bunch for the stream/vid.  (nod)
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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #140 on: 05 Apr 2020, 09:09 »
Thanks to everyone who organized yesterday's event it was really fun. Congratulations to all the nominees, both those who won and those not, it's still a great satisfaction to be part of it!  :)

Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #141 on: 05 Apr 2020, 10:00 »

Congrats to Kostas Skiftas & Tinystuffz for the Best Demo award!

Hope your  Theropods will be released soon!  ;)

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #142 on: 05 Apr 2020, 10:24 »
Congratulations to all the Nominees! ;)

And thank you to those who worked hard preparing for the awards.
I participated in the AGS Awards for the first time, but it was really fun and I was impressed to respect the great works.

It was a great time!

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #143 on: 05 Apr 2020, 10:29 »
Thanks for last night everybody! I hope you had a good time, whether you joined through the client, IRC, or watched a stream.

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners. A remarkable showing by Whispers of a Machine; JSH, Andail and the others must be very pleased, and rightly so. Another AGS game that ranks with the best in the genre.

That near-sweep necessarily means that other very strong games didn't win in categories where they really would have deserved an award. Particularly tough on Guard Duty being locked out. But a nomination (not to say a whole slew of nominations) is recognition in itself, and I'm sure I'm not the only one who will want to check out this and a number of other titles I had missed or not found time to play.

Meanwhile, I'm trying to work out the cause (or causes) of the technical difficulties we experienced. First, did anyone get any crashes that had a different error message than this?



I'm particularly interested in what error messages people got when things crashed in the middle of things, not as they were logging on.

As for this error, it's clear enough what's happening, it's just not entirely clear why it happens.

Technical details:

Spoiler: ShowHide
It occurs when you first log onto the #awards channel and request the list of people on the channel. IRC responds with a list of names. We have to add each of these as a remote participant (called "NPC" in the code). However, in the list of names, the first character in each name can be a prefix that indicates special status on the channel: % for admins, @ for operators, + for those with voice, etc. So we need to strip that from the name. That's what StringFunc.asc line 152 does, in this function:

Code: Adventure Game Studio
  1. // Extracts the nickname from an IRCFrom string (to strip away prefix modifier characters like ~, @, +, etc.)
  2. String GetNickPart(this String*)
  3. {
  4.   if ((this.Chars[0] < '0') || (this.Chars[0] > '}') || ((this.Chars[0] > '9') && (this.Chars[0] < 'A')))
  5.    return (this.Substring(1, this.Length - 1));
  6.   else
  7.     return (this.Copy());
  8. }

(This function, by the way, is completely unchanged – apart from renaming, formatting and the comment — since the very first version of the AGS Awards client written by Dualnames back in 2010. Not to cast blame or anything…  :-D)

Given that the call to String.Substring() crashes, this indicates that somewhere in the participant list, there's a user name consisting of only one character, which is not alphanumeric (more or less: the condition includes some other characters as well, for some reason). As long as that participant is in the #awards channel, no one will be able to log on with the AGS client without crashing. There are safety checks built into the AGS client to disallow such names, so it would have to be someone who joined via IRC. Does anybody have the ability to check if that's the case?

I have not found any reason why there would be a problem with more than 45 participants (or any other number less than the set limit of 90). Though IRC has a limit of 512 bytes per message, which means that things like the participant list will have to be split up into multiple messages when it goes above that length (which might happen at around that number of participants, depending on the length of people's nicks). Looking at the IRC-parsing code by Wyz, it seems like it should handle all of that, however.
« Last Edit: 05 Apr 2020, 10:30 by Snarky »

Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #144 on: 05 Apr 2020, 10:55 »
That near-sweep necessarily means that other very strong games didn't win in categories where they really would have deserved an award. Particularly tough on Guard Duty being locked out. But a nomination (not to say a whole slew of nominations) is recognition in itself, and I'm sure I'm not the only one who will want to check out this and a number of other titles I had missed or not found time to play.

Hear, hear! Simply getting nominated means that your game stood out among a slew of competitors and that it felt interesting enough to a lot of people that they went and played it, which is already a huge achievement in itself. So congratulations again to all the nominees, whether winners or not, and a huge thank you to the organizers. This was a fantastic way to spend an evening :)

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #145 on: 05 Apr 2020, 12:11 »
Thanks again for all the trophies, and well done Cat and Snarky and everybody involved in making this happening. It's really a wonderful tradition, and a testament to our great community spirit.

I haven't been very active for quite some time, but I'll try to be around more now.

The new project by Faravid Interactive won't be made in AGS, nor will it be a P&C adventure, but more of an action RPG. I will keep you updated in gen-gen when I have more to show :)

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #146 on: 05 Apr 2020, 13:41 »
Sorry I didn't make it. I could've, the opportunity certainly arose. But I chose something slightly more important..
I hope I didn't miss anything too important.

At least tell me someone wrote "cough" at some point though.  :grin:

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #147 on: 05 Apr 2020, 15:08 »
Congrats to all the winners and a huge thanks to everyone who were involved in organizing the event.
Watched via stream this time and it was as fun and heartwarming as always.

Also, everyone should start playing and rating this years games already, to be fully prepared for the next one!

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #148 on: 05 Apr 2020, 15:26 »
Sorry I couldn't make it this year, although I saw the saved stream on Twitch - huge thanks to all the organisers for their hard work and congratulations to all the winners and their grand games! 

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #149 on: 05 Apr 2020, 15:32 »
Quote
Given that the call to String.Substring() crashes, this indicates that somewhere in the participant list, there's a user name consisting of only one character, which is not alphanumeric (more or less: the condition includes some other characters as well, for some reason). As long as that participant is in the #awards channel, no one will be able to log on with the AGS client without crashing. There are safety checks built into the AGS client to disallow such names, so it would have to be someone who joined via IRC. Does anybody have the ability to check if that's the case?

I've been watching the video to catch up what I missed and I noticed that bicilotti was logged via IRC as f (look around the time mark of 2:12:00).
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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #150 on: 05 Apr 2020, 15:34 »
Thanks, I'll check whether that might be it. Of course, "f" is a valid alphanumeric character, but who knows!

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #151 on: 05 Apr 2020, 15:51 »
Well done everybody who received an award, for their excellent game,
especially Spamfastic Studios for bringing us Tales of Jayvin. I am still
playing the game, on and off, in the hopes of achieving 100%.

If you need a bit of virtual escapism after being confined to home,
because of the dreaded Corona virus, then lose yourself in this beautiful
game.   

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #152 on: 05 Apr 2020, 16:21 »
Congratulations everyone!

Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« Reply #153 on: 05 Apr 2020, 19:55 »
I've uploaded the stream recording to Youtube as well

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Awards are over, see you next year!
« Reply #154 on: 05 Apr 2020, 20:51 »
Thanks for the nice comments about the ceremony!

I want to point out, that not only Snarky and me made it, but Kastchey did a huge part of the work. He also made the concept and graphics for the tribute scene, including all the little RAM ghosts.


For those who missed it or who want to watch it again with some random commentary from the Discord chat crew, here's the vid: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/583216791

And big thanks to the organizers and big congrats to all the nominees and winners!

I've uploaded the stream recording to Youtube as well


Thank you! I've linked it in the first post.



@Snarky: I think the two big crashes might have been related to dismissing people quickly from stage. It happened exactly in this case twice. Afterwards I waited until a person has left and there were no more crashes.
« Last Edit: 05 Apr 2020, 20:57 by cat »

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Awards are over, see you next year!
« Reply #155 on: 05 Apr 2020, 21:54 »
Here is the chat log (Part 1)

Spoiler: ShowHide
cat: Are we ready?
fsii: good evening, how's MOOd
Snarky: I think so.
blur_ entered the room.
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JSH: calypso, you have to face right
JSH: we're not aligned
JSH: excellent :D
calypso: Done :)
Ilyich: Perfect :)
blur_: haha, can't read the popup texts, they're tiny.
crowd_biicilotti: crowded
crowd_biicilotti: what we have to do if we reach 80?
The_Outer_Zone: there is something about those Feria d'Arles characters.
cat: blur, change to full screen
Kastchey: 90
HanaIndiana: milk!
cat: Okay, let's start!
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crowd_biicilotti: clao clalp
cat: Yes, a bit more claping please!
cat: let's start this party!
custard: woo
Andail: wohoo
Knoodn: yay
HanaIndiana: meow
edmundito: wuuu
King_Mob: yay!
The_Outer_Zone: ooooweeee
Ilyich: oooooo
cat: yeah, that's right!
crowd_biicilotti: bbblllueeeee
Laura_Hunt: let's goooo
Matt: wheee
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Ilyich: fancyyy
mode (+m ) by cat
Snarky: ok
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cat: Welcome everyone to the ceremony for the AGS Awards 2019!
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cat: As you have seen from the screenshots before, there have been a lot of great games
cat: Now it's time to hand over some awards and party!
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cat: Luckily, we don't have to do any social distancing here, so group hugs galore!
cat: Now let's start
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cat: First things first
cat: and what is often before a finished game?
cat: A demo!
mode (+v custard) by cat
custard: Hello!
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custard: I'm a bit short, sorry
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custard: Here are the nominees for best demo!
custard: Another Hero - First Look Demo
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custard: Brothers & Wreckers (demo)
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custard: Personal Rocket - DEMO
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custard: Theropods
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custard: and the winner is...
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custard: Theropods!
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mode (+h Matt) by cat
mode (-m ) by cat
cat: Is Tinystuffz here as well?
Tiny: yupp
mode (+h Tiny) by cat
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Matt: thank you :)
***Snarky welcomes a troop of American Girl Scouts on stage to present the trophy
crowd_biicilotti: weeeeee
calypso: wow
crowd_biicilotti: what a crown
Tiny: Thank you so much!
Cassie_bsg: congrats :)
crowd_biicilotti: nice laurel action
***Snarky claps as the American Girl Scouts hand over the trophy
Jojo_the_Monkey: Super Show!!!
***Snarky thanks the American Girl Scouts as they leave the stage
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Knoodn: amazing
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mode (-v custard) by cat
mode (-h Matt) by cat
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mode (-h Tiny) by cat
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crowd_biicilotti: wo
custard: woah
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FSi: decimation happened
calypso entered the room.
crowd_biicilotti: more space for us
FSi is now known as fsii
edmundito: welcome back
crowd_biicilotti: good
UKZ530: what happen
HanaIndiana: oh dear
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custard: that was just the first award!
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edmundito: welcome back
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edmundito: welcome back
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Matt: woo
edmundito: welcome back
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edmundito: welcome back
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edmundito: welcome back
Kastchey entered the room.
Daniel_Kobylarz: welcome back!
edmundito: welcome back
JSH: crashelicous
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mode (+o Snarky) by ChanServ
UKZ530: welcom back
AlanDrake: nice StringFunc lne 12 crash
edmundito: welcome back
HanaIndiana: were there free snacks out back or something?
cat entered the room.
mode (+o cat) by ChanServ
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Snarky: The problem might be some people who pick a one-letter username?
Thanyx: Disco(nnect) begins!
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losttraindude: Helloooo
HanaIndiana: Hiii
King_Mob: hiya!
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UKZ530: welcomeback
FSi: howdy
VampireWombat: Ah. You made it this time.
cat: No ceremony without crashes, it seems :)
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crowd_biicilotti: we have two felines
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edmundito: LostTrainDUde
Laura_Hunt: wow, did the client crash for everybody?
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crowd_biicilotti: no
crowd_biicilotti: not linux
Blondbraid: Finally made it!
Falsely: I CAN SEE AGAIN
crowd_biicilotti: and I saw other folks here not disconnected
Chicky: crashed for a lot of people :)
HanaIndiana: A few survived the crash somehow
Chicky: probably wore seatbelts
crowd_biicilotti: the strong ones
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Falsely: Twitch stream cut out too for a bit.
cat: The irc connected people did not disconnect
HanaIndiana: roar!
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VampireWombat: I had no seatbelt. I made it somehow.
The_Outer_Zone: haha chicky!
Laura_Hunt: hahah well, I caught a screenshot so I'll send it to snarky later
The_Outer_Zone: good one chap!
losttraindude: Hello everyone! It's great to be here again!
calypso: It seems that some people are also having trouble connecting.
Falsely: Welcome back!
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Laura_Hunt: helloooo LTD
crowd_biicilotti: only the real pubmemb0rs were saved
losttraindude: Hello Laura!
cat: Yes, someone posted on the forum already
Matt: :0
crowd_biicilotti: believe the Square Penks
edmundito: grundslav's characters stand here
The_Outer_Zone: whisper to chicky: congrats with all the nominations man!
Blondbraid: I'm glad t know I'm not the only one who had trouble gettig in.
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Indiefence: Entren
Falsely: Annnd I think my connection just died again.
Chicky: Blushes
The_Outer_Zone: hihi
Chicky: thanks Malte :)
Falsely: ...somehow I can type, and that's going through, but my screen isn't updating.
Blondbraid: aw shucks
Falsely: Ah well.
crowd_biicilotti: maye restard the clien?
crowd_biicilotti: *client
crowd_biicilotti: (fat fingers)
Falsely: Ah, there we go! Probably just a lag spike.
Jojo_the_Monkey: Here it is working well!!
crowd_biicilotti: hey FSi
crowd_biicilotti: nice to get close and personal
crowd_biicilotti: hooray for cat!
Blondbraid: yay cat!
losttraindude: A cat is on the stage!
FSi: the cat
crowd_biicilotti: a wily cat
crowd_biicilotti: haha
HanaIndiana: mew
crowd_biicilotti: nice trick!
cat: I shrunk!
The_Outer_Zone: wow
Ilyich: :3
crowd_biicilotti: purr!
cat: Right.
cat: Is the client stable for now?
crowd_biicilotti: fine here
AlanDrake: seems so
Snarky: It seems linked to somebody's username
cat: but I think some people still have problems joing
Snarky: so as long as they don't try to connect
Snarky: ...
crowd_biicilotti: do we know the name?
Cassiebsg: uhm snarky min client crashed
crowd_biicilotti: drastical measures need to be taken
Cassiebsg: my
Snarky: It might be possible to tell from the irc logs, but not really in real-time
HanaIndiana: typhoid mary
AlanDrake: I'm sure of fellow IRC users can tell reasily
crowd_biicilotti: people: remember you can follow the awards via IRC too
bsp: probably JimReed_______
FSi: and twitch stream
bicilotti: yeah
FSi: somewhere
Cino: On Twitch it's at https://www.twitch.tv/tulevikeu
crowd_biicilotti: nice music
***crowd_biicilotti dances
CaptainD entered the room.
cat: Aaaaaaand
cat: our next presenter has just joined
Kastchey: Hi Dave! Glad to finally have you here
custard: smooth transition
custard: :D
Falsely left the room (quit: Ping timeout).
CaptainD: Sorry everyone! :-O
crowd_biicilotti: the world is indeed weird
Knoodn: Hello Dave
bicilotti: why sorry?
cat: I don't think that there is a more appropriate presenter for Best Voice Acting
cat: than our CaptainD!
crowd_biicilotti: yeeeeeah
mode (+v CaptainD) by cat
crowd_biicilotti: el capitan!
Knoodn: ROARRR
HanaIndiana: Captain!
Blondbraid: like you avatar!
CaptainD: Hello, hello? Testing...
mode (+m ) by cat
CaptainD: Is this thing on?
cat: Dave?
CaptainD: Okay, so to paraphrase Harrison Ford, you can write this stuff George, but CAN YOU SAY IT?!
cat: lol
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CaptainD: The nominees for Best Voice Work are:
CaptainD: Guard Duty
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CaptainD: Mage's Initiation: Reign of the Elements
CaptainD: Metaphobia
CaptainD: Tea For Two: A Detective Logan Case
CaptainD: aaaaaaaaaaand...
CaptainD: Whispers of a Machine
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CaptainD: The winner, ladies and gentlemen, is....
CaptainD: Whispers of a Machine!!
mode (-m ) by cat
JSH: yaaaay
CaptainD: Congrats :-)
Chicky: Woo!
TMA: Congrats!!!!
Ilyich: woo
Cassiebsg: congrats!
losttraindude: Wooooo!
Gwendolyn_Yamashita: Congrats!!
Matt: congrats!!
UKZ530: cngrats!
Chicky: Congratulations!
FSi: congrats!
custard: *clap*
Laura_Hunt: Congrats!
Andail: thanks
Kastchey: congrats!!!
CaptainD: Very well done to the team
FSi: :clap:
mode (+h Andail) by cat
losttraindude: Congrats!
Daniel_Kobylarz: congrats Joel and team!!
mode (+h JSH) by cat
Jojo_the_Monkey: Congratultions!!!
Knoodn: congrats
The_Outer_Zone: Another one for Gilbert
The_Outer_Zone: congrats
HanaIndiana: woohoo!
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TMA: so much quality in the voice acting entries this year, wel done all!
Cassiebsg: Snarky: the client just crashes when I try to log on again :(
crowd_biicilotti: yeah
crowd_biicilotti: incredible quality all around
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The_Outer_Zone: well done everyone
***Snarky welcomes a troop of American Girl Scouts on stage to present the trophy
JSH: thank you so much!
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Cassiebsg: I'll go eat and hope it's fixed when I get back
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JSH: All of the actors and Dave as voice director deserve all the cred for this one :)
crowd_biicilotti: clapperino!
TMA: cassie are you by any chance switching window focus a lot?
***Snarky claps as the American Girl Scouts hand over the trophy
FSi: clop-clop
***custard claps
Andail: thanks everyone, and yeah, we're only here thanks to our great voice actors
Andail: and shelly and Dave, to some extent
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Snarky: You don't want to walk over to the lectern guys?
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Andail: how do we do that?
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JSH: special thanks to Ivy Dupler for portraying Vera so incredibly well!
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Laura_Hunt: They're probably intimidated by the huge orange cat blocking their way
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Andail: we're stuck here in the back
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Knoodn: come into the light
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HanaIndiana: yay! you can do it!
custard: they're free!
cat: OOps, sorry
JSH: oh...we can walk
calypso: Unleash the Veras.
JSH: amazing
The_Outer_Zone: free at last!
***blur_ chuckles
***Snarky thanks the American Girl Scouts as they leave the stage
Laura_Hunt: yay! *claps*
cat: I need to loose weight
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Andail: ok nuff said, on with the program!
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Chicky: lol
The_Outer_Zone: I love this show!!
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blur: haha
fsii: decimation again
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Andail: can people stop coming and leaving for just a second, that would be great
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Blondbraid: Did you also just get thrown out?
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Kastchey: Several people did
slmik: yay it works
cat: Okay, it happens when I dismiss someone from stage
crowd_biicilotti: GNU/Linux masterrace
Kastchey: :O
slmik is now known as selm1ak
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Andail: oh, I thought they protested against Woam winning the VO award
cat: I actually thought I just sent one person down from stage and not throw everyone out
Daniel_Kobylarz: hahah
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JSH: well, we have no choice. Andail will just have to remain on stage and accept all remaining award
JSH: s
calypso: :D
crowd_biicilotti: haha
Andail: yeah, is that alright with everyone?
Laura_Hunt: cat: "Off you go! No, not all of you!"
AlanDrake: a harsh dismissal
crowd_biicilotti: this selmiak guy is dressed in a suspicious manner
Andail: maybe I can just go hide in the back
calypso: cloak yourself
Andail: ha! good one
Andail: *cloaks*
Snarky: Hey, sorry about this, it seems raising the room limit didn't quite work
mode (-v CaptainD) by cat
cat: Now it woked
cat: worked
Snarky: we still get crashes, somewhat randomly, when we're above 45
bicilotti: I am connected on irc and client, should I exit?
bicilotti: I can follow via irc
Snarky: yeah, probably
bicilotti: ok
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cat: It happened when I dismissed
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Snarky: oh, hmmm
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Snarky: might be something with that too
cat: Snarky: the first time as well, I think
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The_Outer_Zone: I love the wine they serve here
Snarky: hmmm, so it's a little risky to change people's modes
Snarky: weird
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Snarky: have never had that before, i think, and didn't mess with it.
cat: maybe it was too quickly one after the other
Snarky: that could be
bicilotti: have them talk in the middle of the stage
Snarky: maybe wait a bit more
falsely: Gotta say; it' weird checking twitch and finding out you're somehow connected
falsely: when the client's not even open
falsely: technology, man. technology.
Blondbraid: true
Snarky: ok, tr once more?
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cat: Yes, let's continue
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***falsely crosses fingers.
mode (+v Kastchey) by cat
The_Outer_Zone: yeah!
mode (+m ) by cat
Kastchey: Hi
Kastchey: So, I was told I get to present Best Animation because I have something to do with animating
Kastchey: stuff
Kastchey: But truth be told, I'm terrible at it
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Kastchey: Which is why I admire the amazingly skilled animators, who have given life to these nominees:
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Kastchey: Feria d'Arles!
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Kastchey: Guard Duty!
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Kastchey: Mage's Initiation: Reign of the Elements!
Kastchey: Metaphobia!
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Kastchey: and finally..
Kastchey: Whispers of a Machine!
Kastchey: And the winner is.........
Kastchey: METAPHOBIA!
mode (-m ) by cat
Knoodn: ROARR
Matt: congrats!
***custard claps
JSH: congrats, guys!
Gwendolyn_Yamashita: Congrats!!
UKZ530: congrats!
TMA: congrats, well done!!
Andail: congrats, that looked awesome
Kastchey: Congratulations!
blur_: Yes.
crowd_biicilotti: fantastic rotoscoping
HanaIndiana: Congratulations!
Daniel_Kobylarz: woohoo!!!
Knoodn: well done
The_Outer_Zone: one up for the rotoscoping!
Cino: Congrats!
Laura_Hunt: congratulations! well deserved
Chicky: Congratulatios! :D
The_Outer_Zone: great stuff
Thanyx: Tolga is GOD!
***Snarky welcomes a troop of American Girl Scouts on stage to present the trophy
mode (+h Thanyx) by cat
mode (+h Tolga) by cat
Jojo_the_Monkey: Bravo to the Tolga and the team of Metaphobia!!
***Snarky claps as the American Girl Scouts hand over the trophy
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Knoodn: congrats!
Thanyx: Okay Tolga this one is yours
Tolga: Thanks for the award!
HanaIndiana: woohoo!
crowd_biicilotti: hehe
Tolga: And also thanks to all members of the Metaphobia team!
crowd_biicilotti: clappity klopp!
TMA: top job tolga
Daniel_Kobylarz: all thanks to you Tolga!!
***Snarky thanks the American Girl Scouts as they leave the stage
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Thanyx: How do we leave?
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Andail: oh, I'm still up here
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mode (-h Andail) by cat
crowd_biicilotti: worked now
JSH: phew
Laura_Hunt: phew
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calypso: Its a trap.
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cat: Phew, no crash this time
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cat: Which means, we can directly continue with the next award
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crowd_biicilotti: excellent
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selm1ak: hi
mode (+m ) by cat
selm1ak: programming is an artform
selm1ak: but also logical
selm1ak: putting together a game requires a lot of scripting and interesting puzzles have a good algorith
selm1ak: +m
selm1ak: to honour the craft of coding we have the following nominees
selm1ak: Hell's Puppy
selm1ak: Mage's Initiation: Reign of the Elements
selm1ak: Metaphobia
selm1ak: Tales of Jayvin
selm1ak: Whispers of a Machine
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selm1ak: ...and the winner iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis
selm1ak: Whispers of a Machine
mode (-m ) by cat
***custard claps
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JSH: thank you so much! :D
Matt: wooo
crowd_biicilotti: womega
Ilyich: Yay!
TMA: congrats!!!!!
Gwendolyn_Yamashita: Congrats!!
HanaIndiana: Yay!
Ilyich: Congrats!
UKZ530: congrats!
TMA: super well done
Cino: Congrats!
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Chicky: whoop whoop
Daniel_Kobylarz: congrats WOAM!
Laura_Hunt: yayyy
Andail: oh this one is all Joel's
cd: congrats!
selm1ak: congratlations jsh
mode (+h JSH) by cat
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calypso: Congrats Joel!
Kostas: congraaats!
Chicky: Congrats!
mode (+h Andail) by cat
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***Snarky welcomes a troop of American Girl Scouts on stage to present the trophy
The_Outer_Zone: congrats - you're really pulling some trophies home!
Jojo_the_Monkey: Congratulations to Joel!!!!
Andail: actually, I think I contributed with at least 5-7 lines of code
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JSH: honored be given this award! it makes all those late nights coding WoaM
JSH: a little bit less of a painful memory ;)
***Snarky claps as the American Girl Scouts hand over the trophy
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JSH: thanks again!
losttraindude: Congrats!
***Snarky thanks the American Girl Scouts as they leave the stage
blur_: It has curly braces!
JSH: *cloaking*
mode (-v selm1ak) by cat
crowd_biicilotti: // hic sunt leones
selm1ak: woooosh
mode (-h Andail) by cat
Andail: mindcontrolling everyone to give us awards sure is working well
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FSi: {cup}
***edmundito test
AlanDrake: AFK, I should be back in time
FSi: BACK IN TIME :O
crowd_biicilotti: catchy music
cat: So, next up is the committee decided Best Innovation award
cat: And who could be a better presenter
blur_: o_O
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cat: than last year's winner?
Snarky: Yes, it is I!
Snarky: Hi everyone.
mode (+m ) by cat
Snarky: Sorry for the tech issues we still seem to be having.
Snarky: That's what you get for giving me an award for the client last year!
Snarky: Anyway...
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Snarky: When I first got into AGS, many years ago, one of the main things that....
Snarky: attracted me to this community was the amazing creativity of so many people.
Snarky: Whether it's in art, music, writing, game design, puzzles, programming...
Snarky: take your pick of any of the awards categories...
Snarky: This really is a group of creators - of makers.
Snarky: People coming up with cool things, new things, new twists on old things...
Snarky: And that energy doesn't just find expression in adventure games
Snarky: but in all sorts of for the community.
Snarky: So I'm particularly happy to hand out this award to someone
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Snarky: who has helped *others* achieve their potential
Snarky: The Best Innovation Award goes to...
Snarky: densming!
mode (-m ) by cat
***custard claps
HanaIndiana: alright!
crowd_biicilotti: the tutorial master-san!
crowd_biicilotti: all hail!
Snarky: Dave Ensminger, are you here?
cat: Well deserved!
Daniel_Kobylarz: nice! well deserved!
TMA: super wow!! fantastic job ,, i just love innovation with ags,well done!!
***blur_ hails
HanaIndiana: Indeed!
HanaIndiana: deserved!
Laura_Hunt: yesss I learnt so much basic stuff from those tutorials!
Jojo_the_Monkey: I must complete sometime this Sammy's Quest!!
Chicky: congrats Densming!
losttraindude: DENSMING!
Snarky: densming is of course the man behind the "how to use AGS" YouTube tutorials
Thanyx: remember watching them all in one take back in 2012!!!
Gwendolyn_Yamashita: Congrats!!
Snarky: The first of which has over 100K views
CaptainD: Congrats!
crowd_biicilotti: how to use ags part 1 trillion (Beat Covid)
Snarky: It even got turned into a book: "Game Design with AGS"
***Snarky welcomes a troop of American... wait! - *Alien* Girl Scouts on stage to present the trophy
Snarky: has inspired so many people
calypso: Oh sweet.
crowd_biicilotti: ohhh nice aliens
losttraindude: I wouldn't have started with AGS if not for him, I think! :)
***blur_ leers
Snarky: I don't think densming is here... so I guess we'll just hoist the trophy
***Snarky claps as the Alien Girl Scouts hand over the trophy
Snarky: Congrats!
***Snarky thanks the Alien Girl Scouts as they leave the stage
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Snarky: that's it
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cat: Ok

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Awards are over, see you next year!
« Reply #156 on: 05 Apr 2020, 21:56 »
Here is the chat log (Part 2)

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cat: Up next is Best Character
cat: Ironically, the presenter has not shown up, yet
crowd_biicilotti: out of character
cat: So I'm going to present it.
***blur_ cheers
mode (+m ) by cat
Snarky: Ooh, twist!
cat: This category is always interesting in voting results
Snarky: do tell
cat: people find so many weird ways to spell a characters name
cat: AGA always have to clean it up to get a meaningful result
cat: Thanks AGA!
Snarky: cheer for AGA!
cat: The nominees are
cat: "Clotilde Soffritti" from Clotilde Soffritti in: Never Buy a Used Spaceship
cat: "Molly" from Feria d'Arles
Snarky: There is no guillotine in the game!
cat: "Richard Elmstat" from Metaphobia
Snarky: false advetising
cat: "Tondbert" from Guard Duty
cat: "Vera Englund" from Whispers of a Machine
cat: Very nice presentation, Snarky!
Snarky: Thank Kastchey!
cat: and the winner is
cat: "Molly" from Feria d'Arles
mode (-m ) by cat
Matt: :0
CaptainD: YAY!
TMA: congrats!!!!
HanaIndiana: yay congrats!
Andail: woohoo
UKZ530: congrats!
CaptainD: Congrats Tom!
losttraindude: Wooooooo
Cino: Conrats!
Gwendolyn_Yamashita: Congrats!!
crowd_biicilotti: well deserved!
JSH: cograts!!
Chicky: :D Congratulations!
Ilyich: Congrats!
Laura_Hunt: Yayyy guys!
JSH: +n
The_Outer_Zone: wow congrats!!
Blondbraid: yay!
mode (+h Matt) by cat
Jojo_the_Monkey: Bravo!!!
crowd_biicilotti: congrats!
mode (+h custard) by cat
***Snarky welcomes a troop of American Girl Scouts on stage to present the trophy
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selm1ak: congrats pudding
cat: congratulations!
Matt: thank you
lorenzo: congratulations!
Matt: and credit goes to custard!
custard: I'd like to thank Matt and Ali who brought Molly to life!
crowd_biicilotti: we need a bumper seat
Matt: for the design
***Snarky claps as the American Girl Scouts hand over the trophy
custard: thanks everyone!
Snarky: If you step up to the podium, there is a step
Matt: smaller than the girl scouts
Snarky: might only work for shorter molly
HanaIndiana: not small enough for the step?
crowd_biicilotti: but pudgier
***Snarky thanks the American Girl Scouts as they leave the stage
Matt: thanks to custard and ali
Matt: and for the voters
custard: Molly standing up against tall podiums in Feria 2!!!
HanaIndiana: haha
crowd_biicilotti: viva la feria w!
cat: haha
losttraindude: hahahaha
Jojo_the_Monkey: haha
crowd_biicilotti: ahah
edmundito: please have a guillotine in the sequel!
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mode (-h custard) by cat
cat: stop matt
Matt: bye
cat: i need to dismiss you
Matt: :(
mode (-h Matt) by cat
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crowd_biicilotti: excellent dismissal!
Cassie-bsg: had to create a new profile to get back in the client
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TMA: wb
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cat: Aaaaand we have another category where the presenter did now show up :-(
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crowd_biicilotti: ouch
JSH: womp womp
cat: so, I'll do it again
HanaIndiana: go cat!
cat: Did you hear that?
cat: Best music is up!
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cat: Music can add so much to a game
mode (+m ) by cat
Snarky: Or detract! :O
cat: So here are the nominees
cat: Feria d'Arles
cat: Guard Duty
cat: Metaphobia
Snarky: just listening..
cat: Sumatra: Fate of Yandi
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Snarky: you can turn off applause sounds by /claptoggle if you want to just listen
Snarky: and same to turn back on
cat: Whispers of a Machine
cat: And the winner is...
cat: Whispers of a Machine
mode (-m ) by cat
losttraindude: Wooooo!
***custard claps
CaptainD: Very tuneful congrats!!
crowd_biicilotti: sweeping it!
Gwendolyn_Yamashita: Congrats!!
Matt: nice
Daniel_Kobylarz: congrats WOAM!
UKZ530: congrats!!
HanaIndiana: Wow congrats!!
mode (+h JSH) by cat
The_Outer_Zone: well done!
TMA: congrats!!! well deserved
Laura_Hunt: congratulations!
cat: Congratulations!
selm1ak: congrat
mode (+h Andail) by cat
Andail: obviously, Jacob should be here and receive this one
selm1ak: yay
***Snarky welcomes a troop of American Girl Scouts on stage to present the trophy
Jojo_the_Monkey: Congratulations!! Well deserved!!
Andail: but he's not, so we'll take it
JSH: Thanks everyone! our amazing composer and sound guy Jacob Lincke deserves all the cred here!
cat: Take it and run!
***Snarky claps as the American Girl Scouts hand over the trophy
HanaIndiana: nice job Jacob!
calypso: Jacob did a great job.
crowd_biicilotti: well done!
***Snarky thanks the American Girl Scouts as they leave the stage
The_Outer_Zone: good job Jacob!
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mode (-h JSH) by cat
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mode (-h Andail) by cat
cat: Luckily, our next presenter is here
mode (+v custard) by cat
crowd_biicilotti: excellent!
custard: They said it was impossible
mode (+m ) by cat
custard: they said we were crazy
custard: but no, we'll make non adventure games with AGS
custard: and these people did!
custard: the nominees are
custard: AGS Awards Ceremony 2018
custard: a triumph
Snarky: you better clap! lol
custard: Hell's Puppy
Snarky: yay!
custard: Mr Bear Teaches English
Snarky: again, better clap!
custard: Tales of Jayvin
Snarky: me vs. cat
custard: and finally
custard: Vivarium
Snarky: woohoo!
custard: and the winner is...
custard: drumroll please
custard: Tales of Jayvin!
mode (-m ) by cat
losttraindude: Woooo!!!!
HanaIndiana: woohoo!
Snarky: congrats!
selm1ak: yaycongrats
Laura_Hunt: well done!
TMA: well done, congrats!!!!
lorenzo: Congratultions!
UKZ530: congrats!
crowd_biicilotti: exper
Gwendolyn_Yamashita: Well deserved, conrats!!
Snarky: it looks very impressive
Thanyx: YES! CONGRATZ
Daniel_Kobylarz: woohoo vincent!
CaptainD: Very well done!
crowd_biicilotti: minigamed
The_Outer_Zone: looks great!
mode (+h Vincent) by cat
Vincent: thanks everyone
***Snarky welcomes a troop of American Girl Scouts on stage to present the trophy
***Snarky claps as the American Girl Scouts hand over the trophy
cat: Is there someone else we should call on stage?
Vincent: I dont think so
HanaIndiana: cool trophy
Thanyx: well deserved
Thanyx: this guy can code!
Snarky: hooray for non-adventure games in AGS!
cat: hooray!
crowd_biicilotti: hooray indeed
Tolga: The most patient programmeron the planet!
Vincent: thanks everyone I appreciate it
***Snarky thanks the American Girl Scouts as they leave the stage
mode (-v custard) by cat
Snarky: nice music too, btw
mode (-h Vincent) by cat
Laura_Hunt: awww cozy
custard: :(
ibisp2: ;-;
TMA: respect and RIP
selm1ak: :'(
***falsely pours one out
crowd_biicilotti: rip my friend
JSH: RIP
Blondbraid: Rip Ghost
HanaIndiana: *cry*
UKZ530: RIP
AlanDrake: rip Ghost
Laura_Hunt: :( rip
Cino: RIP
Thanyx: respect Ghost
selm1ak: his ramghost is haunting here for sure
losttraindude: RIP Ghost
Knoodn: he was a great guy
Chicky: that old pixel avatar <3
Chicky: rip Ghost
Vincent: rip my friend
Creamy: Deep inside - cry cry cry
Snarky: Are you there cat?
TMA: oh wow
mode (+m ) by cat
cat: As you may know, Ghost has passed away end of last year
cat: He was not very active recently, but he left for us a bunch of great games
cat: He also made the BASS template, that so many other authors have used
cat: And he was just a nice guy
cat: Making great art and games and always being humble at the same time
cat: One of his most beloved games was RAM Ghost
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cat: I asked bicilotti to say a few words to his friend
mode (+v bicilotti) by cat
bicilotti: Thanks cat.
bicilotti: Dear Ghost,
bicilotti: when commemorating loved ones, words often fail to express what our hearts feel.
bicilotti: Twelve years ago, you released Once Upon a Crime, your first game.
bicilotti: In the readme, you wrote: "I've been part of a great many crowds, but this one's special."
bicilotti: Let me say, Ghost, that your kind spirit and fertile storytelling graced the community back immensely.
bicilotti: I remember the night passed together on the forums, waiting for a PM, sending feedback, ideas, beta testing.
bicilotti: And talking about projects, and art, and our lives. We dwelled on the beauty of life and watched the stars.
bicilotti: It was indeed special. You are special for me, for my life, you are special for us all who knew you.
bicilotti: Rest in peace, my Friend.
cat: Thank you
mode (-v bicilotti) by cat
mode (-m ) by cat
CaptainD: Well said.
falsely: well said.
losttraindude: Thank you bicilotti
cat: Farewell, Ghost
Vincent: beautiful words
calypso: Thank you, very moving.
crowd_biicilotti: your stories will always live with us, Ghost
Jojo_the_Monkey: Very touching...Rest in peace!
Snarky: RIP, Ghost
Snarky: these ram ghosts are also available as avatars
Snarky: if you want to use them, the password is "ramghost"
The_Outer_Zone: they're really great
TMA: what an amazing dediction, well done to all involved and to ghost his family and friends
Snarky: he meant a lot to a lot of people
Laura_Hunt: that was so touching, amazing job guys, thanks
Snarky: thank you
The_Outer_Zone: beautiful words
crowd_biicilotti: thanks hosts
crowd_biicilotti: thanks for having this
Kastchey: In the original game, there was only one RAM ghost
Snarky: thanks for the speech, bicilotti. beautiful words
Kastchey: The rest are fanart I made after Ghost released the game
Kastchey: Ghost loved them
Kastchey: so here they are
crowd_biicilotti: lovely having them tonight, Kastchey
cat: Lovely work, Kastchey
cat: Now, I think we should continue honouring other game makers
Kastchey: congrats to whoever noticed the first ghost lingering about ;)
Snarky: yeah, good eyes!
Kastchey: eye of an eagle
crowd_biicilotti: :)
Snarky: it's 97% transparent
Jojo_the_Monkey: It was kind of haunting in the first time...
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The_Outer_Zone: Hi everyone!
cat: Let's continue with the awards!
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The_Outer_Zone: Escuse me.. I can only face the screen.
The_Outer_Zone: kind of one-sided
The_Outer_Zone: I am here to present the beautiful background artwork
The_Outer_Zone: And the nominees are..
The_Outer_Zone: The colorful comicbook corridors of..
The_Outer_Zone: Clotilde Soffritti in: Never Buy a Used Spaceship
The_Outer_Zone: The fantastic french freshness of..
The_Outer_Zone: Feria d'Arles
The_Outer_Zone: The grassy gradient greatness of..
The_Outer_Zone: Guard Duty
The_Outer_Zone: The many marvelous.. ehm.. monuments? of..
The_Outer_Zone: Metaphobia
The_Outer_Zone: The wonderful windy worlds of
The_Outer_Zone: Whispers of a Machine
The_Outer_Zone: And the winner iiiiiiiiss...
The_Outer_Zone: Whispers of a Machine
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JSH: whoo! take it away, Andail :)
Matt: woo
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***custard claps
losttraindude: Congrats!
CaptainD: I've heard that before...
TMA: congrats!!! fantastic art work all round... well done
mode (+h Andail) by cat
HanaIndiana: YAY!
Laura_Hunt: killing it!
Gwendolyn_Yamashita: Congrats!!
calypso: Congrats Andail.
CaptainD: Congrats!
mode (+h JSH) by cat
***Snarky welcomes a troop of American Girl Scouts on stage to present the trophy
Ilyich: Congrats!
crowd_biicilotti: high production values!
UKZ530: congrats!!
lorenzo: Congratulations!
crowd_biicilotti: yuuuuuuge
Matt: congrats
Andail: oh, thanks
Matt: great art
***Snarky claps as the American Girl Scouts hand over the trophy
Jojo_the_Monkey: Congrantulations!!
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The_Outer_Zone: Congratulations! Great game!
Andail: I was sure that other game would win so I zoned off a bit
Andail: thanks everyone!
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***Snarky thanks the American Girl Scouts as they leave the stage
Andail: all those years I spent in critics lounge paid off
Cassie-bsg: congrats
Andail: (a forum I created, waaaay back)
cat: Thanks for that!
Snarky: yay for the cl!
Kastchey: Hooray CL!
Andail: yeah I should get back there some day, heh
crowd_biicilotti: perspective is off
HanaIndiana: lol
Andail: perspective should be slightly off
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crowd_biicilotti: needs more lens flare
Kastchey: noted
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Andail: we'll add it in a patch later
Andail: so yeah, thanks again
Andail: *waves*
crowd_biicilotti: =D deserved winner!
Andail: can you make me leave now please?
HanaIndiana: lol
mode (-h JSH) by cat
blur_: rofl
mode (-h Andail) by cat
crowd_biicilotti: clap clap, hit of a game
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The_Outer_Zone: im still on stage :)
The_Outer_Zone: hih
crowd_biicilotti: clap him more!
calypso: You will NEVER leave the stage.
Falsely: this is your life now
The_Outer_Zone: stagemaster
CaptainD: All your stage are belong to us.
cat: I'm happy that the next award will be announced by a person who made games
cat: with creative gameplay ideas
The_Outer_Zone: i made games
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crowd_biicilotti: fantastic gamemaker
crowd_biicilotti: lol excellent cat action
HanaIndiana: Oh! Thank you for installing steps
crowd_biicilotti: two cats on stage!
Matt: howd that cat get up there
Falsely: talent
HanaIndiana: Hello AGSers!
Jojo_the_Monkey: haHA
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HanaIndiana: What's a game without gameplay?
HanaIndiana: Gameplay is ultimately what keeps us coming back
HanaIndiana: The nominees for Best Gameplay are...
HanaIndiana: Feria d'Arles
HanaIndiana: Guard Duty
HanaIndiana: Metaphobia
HanaIndiana: Tales of Jayvin
HanaIndiana: Whispers of a Machine
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HanaIndiana: And the winner is... (so exciting)
HanaIndiana: Whispers of a Machine!
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TMA: !!!!!!!
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selm1ak: congrats
***custard claps
losttraindude: Congrats!!
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UKZ530: congrats!!
Ilyich: Congrats again!
Chicky: Congratulations :)
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Gwendolyn_Yamashita: Well done, congrats!!
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Cino: Congrats!
Jojo_the_Monkey: Hoorayyy!!!
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Creamy: Loud applauses for whispers
calypso: Get on the stage! :D
CaptainD: Congrats yet again!
f: who won? I d/c'd!
The_Outer_Zone: The scan is such a great idea!
Snarky: You're never getting off this stage, Andail!
f is now known as bicilotti
JSH: thanks a million! honored and proud that you guys enjoyed our little attempt at innovation :)
Andail: thanks everyone!
***Snarky welcomes a troop of American Girl Scouts on stage to present the trophy
mode (+h JSH) by cat
Jojo_the_Monkey: We want speech!!
Andail: good thing we did implement some gameplay here and there
***Snarky claps as the American Girl Scouts hand over the trophy
The_Outer_Zone: really well-crafted addition to the genre!
Creamy: so many ways to solve the puzzles
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***Snarky thanks the American Girl Scouts as they leave the stage
JSH: super happy that you guys enjoyed what we spent about a few years arguing about :)
Kastchey: haha
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Snarky: well done, guys
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Creamy: Enjoy your microphone trophy
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blur_: It is a mouse.
HanaIndiana: that's a mouse!
Snarky: (It's clearly a mouse)
Creamy: i know :P
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cat: We are still having problems with people not being able to join
Blondbraid: Still?
cat: It might be due to some limits
Snarky: We've hit he room limit, I think
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cat: I ask people who are logged in twice to close one session
Cassie-bsg: there?s only 42-45 users
Cassie-bsg: I thought the limit was 90
AlanDrake: get dasjoe to look into it for the next time, maybe there's something he can do
Kastchey: We thought so too
biiicilottireloaded: I logged off
Andail: in sweden we're allowed to meet up to 50 people
cat: 45 might be a limit
biiicilottireloaded: sensible
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Snarky: It should be, but apparently somewhere it stll doesn't allow to log on if there are more than 45
biiicilottireloaded: is there a streamsomewhere?
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Snarky: Yes, see the twitch links in the forum thread
cat: yes, there is a stream
cat: check the forum thread
Kastchey: Yes, there's a link in the forum
cat: first post
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Cassie-bsg: I turned of my double as well
cat: Thank you!
Snarky: Unfortunately I actually need three clients running :(
cat: Me too
calypso: No doppelgangers allowed.
cat: I mean, I have two
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Snarky: We're now a bit under the limit, so people should be able to join
Falsely: Is there a way to kick people? Sometimes the client thinks I'm connected when the window is shut
Falsely: Wondering if that could be causing issues...
Snarky: Yeah, Ican do it from irc
Snarky: who should be kicked?
Matt: bicilotti
TMA: i will part and watch the stream so soon else can join, good night all, and well done
biiicilottireloaded: you bastard
Matt: :D
Blondbraid: bye
cat: no need to leave
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The_Outer_Zone: bye
Falsely: No actual suggestions just yet; i'll let you know if I lag out + lock up a slot again.
cat: we should have enough space now
Snarky: Yes, we don't actually need more people to leave atm
biiicilottireloaded: ok
cat: please stay
Snarky: don't leave us!
***Falsely gives a thumbs up.
Snarky: we are so alone!
cat: We are good now
biiicilottireloaded: if needed, I can follow via stream (which works tip top)
HanaIndiana: should I still be on stage? *meow*
blur_: o_O
Falsely: (oh god what have i done)
Falsely: (i've made everyone paranoid)
cat: Kastchey, move a bit
Snarky: (to dismiss someone from stage, cat has to click on them)
cat: Thanks
biiicilottireloaded: the hand of cat
Snarky: (so you can dodge, if you want to stay)
cat: I did, but the pathfinder wouldn't let the cat leave
biiicilottireloaded: afteer the kiss of death
Kastchey: You can call me off too if that's easier
cat: Kastchey was blocking the path
cat: no I can't
Snarky: man, the chars shouldn't be blocking
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mode (+h Kastchey) by cat
Creamy: >use buiscuit on cat
mode (-h Kastchey) by cat
HanaIndiana: thanks cat!
cat: Okay, now it should be fine
calypso: buiscuit
cat: Let's continue
custard: woo
cat: And again, we have a great artist to present another art category
mode (+v Creamy) by cat
***blur_ claps
cat: Now it was me blocking the path
cat: Please step forward
Falsely: foiled again...
HanaIndiana: creamy!
Creamy: Bonsoir Mesdames and Messieurs.
mode (+m ) by cat
Creamy: It iz now time to present the best character art category
Creamy: And who's better siouted for zat...
Creamy: van Hector Laine, Critique d'Art extraordinaire?
Creamy: (or at least the closest approximation of him that I could find)
Creamy: So wivout more verbiage,
Creamy: Let me introduce ze nominees for BEST CHARACTER ART
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Creamy: Clotilde Soffritti in: Never Buy a Used Spaceship
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Creamy: Feria d'Arles
Creamy: Guard Duty
Creamy: Metaphobia
Creamy: and Whispers of a Machine
Creamy: And ze winner is
Creamy: Feria d'Arles
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blur_: YEAH!
JSH: congrats!!
Daniel_Kobylarz: nice!!!! well deserved
Creamy: F?licitaions!
losttraindude: Congrats!!!!!!
UKZ530: congrats!
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HanaIndiana: Congratulations!
Andail: congratulations!
CaptainD: Woot!
Blondbraid: Congrats!
Laura_Hunt: Excellent!!
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Ilyich: Woo! Congrats!
losttraindude: Wooooo!
Gwendolyn_Yamashita: Congrats!!
Laura_Hunt: Ole!
Cassie-bsg: wooooo
mode (+h Matt) by cat
Cassie-bsg: congrats!
***Snarky welcomes a troop of American Girl Scouts on stage to present the trophy
The_Outer_Zone: congratulations! Very unique style!
Creamy: Such a pure work of art!
Matt: can't see
Jojo_the_Monkey: Many Congrats!!
mode (+h custard) by cat
Matt: *stretch*
custard: Over to you, Matt!
Matt: thank you for your votes peoples
Matt: and for custard for telling me what to do
ibisp2: i love the music of this game
***Snarky claps as the American Girl Scouts hand over the trophy
custard: Thank you everyone!
***Snarky thanks the American Girl Scouts as they leave the stage
custard: And thanks to Matt and Jen for the amazing character art
Cassie-bsg: matt trade places with custard, he's much higher
Matt: visit Arles
cat: Congratulations!
Matt: *not sponsored
Snarky: The character art is really excellent!
Snarky: Congrats
Matt: thank you
blur_: So cute!
Matt: stay safe
Creamy: With these big black doted eyes
mode (-h Matt) by cat
Cassie-bsg: lol
mode (-h custard) by cat
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mode (+v Creamy) by cat
mode (-v Creamy) by cat
biiicilottireloaded: well deserved
Cassie-bsg: Creamy, decide if you stay or going!
Snarky: Apparently it's a problem if they're walking as you dismiss them too
cat: ah, okay
Creamy: if I go there will be trouble
Falsely: ole/
biiicilottireloaded: how are we going, limit-wise?
Snarky: If you stay it will be double
Snarky: We're fine
cat: 5 below
cat: Now comes a special award
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cat: since a few years, also MAGGIES are presented during the ceremony
biiicilottireloaded: excellent!
Cassie-bsg: weeee
cat: Sadly Stupot, master os MAGS, could not join today
Cassie-bsg: MAGS rulez!
mode (+v Kastchey) by cat
biiicilottireloaded: tree cheer for Stu!
custard: We miss you Stu!
cat: Kastchey was so kind to do it instead
Kastchey: So, as cat said
Kastchey: Stupot, the world-renowned stand up comedian and critically acclaimed MAGS host,
Kastchey: could not join us here tonight
Kastchey: Duty called
cat: or the bed
biiicilottireloaded: or his kawaiifu
cat: since he lives in Japan
Kastchey: So here I am instead, presenting the Maggies which are the love of my life in the world of AGS
mode (+m ) by cat
Kastchey: Out of 78 games added to AGS database last year, 30 were MAGS games
Snarky: That's great!
Kastchey: which tells a lot about how Maggies stir the creativity of AGS community.
cat: special clap for MAGS!
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Kastchey: Together with 2 more that have not been added to the database, it makes up a total of
Kastchey: 32 MAGS games created in 2019!
Kastchey: Way to go! Congrats creators!!!
Kastchey: Previously we would only present the winner of the Maggies.
Kastchey: This year, we decided to do something different and give credit to the runner-ups as well
Kastchey: So here they are:
Kastchey: 3rd place: Escape Literature!!!!
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Kastchey: 2nd place...........
mode (+m ) by cat
Kastchey: Thrymly Disguised!
Kastchey: Fantastic work! Well done!
mode (-m ) by cat
Kastchey: And finally, the 1st place and the award goes to.......
mode (+m ) by cat
Kastchey: A CHRISTMAS NIGHTMARE!
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biiicilottireloaded: Hell yeah!
Knoodn: woo
losttraindude: Whooooooooooooooooo
AlanDrake: Thanks
cat: Congratulations!
Matt: well done haloa
biiicilottireloaded: cozy
HanaIndiana: very cool game
Knoodn: great game
Laura_Hunt: congrats!
biiicilottireloaded: and well narrate
Gwendolyn_Yamashita: Well deservd, congrats!!
losttraindude: I meant WOOOOOOOOOO
Cassie-bsg: such lovely game!
The_Outer_Zone: congrats!
Cino: Congrats!
Vincent: Fantastic work Alan!!!
Falsely: Ho ho ho!
losttraindude: GREAT game!
Cassie-bsg: well done
Kastchey: Congratulations to all three!! Super congratulation to Alan!!!
UKZ530: cograts!!
AlanDrake: Hopefully I'll get the final part done
***custard claps
ibisp2: congrats haloa
Creamy: dream matter matters
mode (+h AlanDrake) by cat
Jojo_the_Monkey: I would play it in Easter!!
biiicilottireloaded: the two others were top top games themselves too
***Snarky welcomes a troop of American Girl Scouts on stage to present the trophy
AlanDrake: Hi
AlanDrake: Thanks for voting for my little game
***Snarky claps as the American Girl Scouts hand over the trophy
Matt: great art too
Vincent: Congrats!!!
AlanDrake: I worked night and day
AlanDrake: wish I was always so prolific
cat: And it shows!
Creamy: At first I thought the art was made by Matt Frith
selm1ak: cool
Matt: noo
selm1ak: congrats alan
***Snarky thanks the American Girl Scouts as they leave the stage
AlanDrake: Thanks everyone
Snarky: Well done!
Knoodn: I couldn't stop to play until I did see the end!
losttraindude: Congrats Alan!!!
cat: Both ends!
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AlanDrake: there's one end missing though!
AlanDrake: hopefully soon you'll see it
Knoodn: yes, please
Falsely: Ooooh
Thanyx: Johnny Davidson? :O is that you?
mode (+v AlanDrake) by cat
Johnny_Davidson: Yes!
cat: Alan will stay on stage and present the next award
cat: How convenient!
AlanDrake: Indeed
Thanyx: I knew you would come
Knoodn: good move
HanaIndiana: very
AlanDrake: So...
AlanDrake: Writing...
AlanDrake: in my opinion the most important part of an adventure
AlanDrake: a good story should move your heart
AlanDrake: and leave you with a sense of satisfaction
Matt: suspense
blur_: Yes!
AlanDrake: I mean, you can only put so many keys into so many locks before it get tedious
HanaIndiana: hearhear
Blondbraid: True that!
AlanDrake: Let's get to the nominees!
The_Outer_Zone: aint that the truth
AlanDrake: The first entry is...
biiicilottireloaded: I watch it for the story!
mode (+m ) by cat
AlanDrake: Feria d'Arles
AlanDrake: I heard Molly will be running from cops this year...
AlanDrake: trying to avoid getting fined for leaving the quarantine
AlanDrake: hope she accomplishes her matador dreams
AlanDrake: and next is...
AlanDrake: Guard Duty
AlanDrake: Time traveling between fantasy and scifi
AlanDrake: an interesting recipe
AlanDrake: and to follow...
AlanDrake: Metaphobia
AlanDrake: The Clock Tower influence was not lost on me
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AlanDrake: (Thumbs up Thanyx)
AlanDrake: let's see
AlanDrake: the next entry...
AlanDrake: Sumatra: Fate of Yandi
AlanDrake: A cautionary tale about the dangers of becoming a logging worker
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AlanDrake: And last but not least...
AlanDrake: Whispers of a Machine
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AlanDrake: Who doesn't love a dystopian noir adventure?
AlanDrake: It's on my backlog
Snarky: (Well, dystopian for Sweden)
AlanDrake: and now ladies and gentlemen...
AlanDrake: the winner for this category is...
AlanDrake: Whispers of a Machine!
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***custard claps
Andail: oh wow!
AlanDrake: Congrats
biiicilottireloaded: clap clap!
Vincent: Congrats!!!
UKZ530: Congrats!!
selm1ak: yay
Matt: congrats
losttraindude: Congrats!
biiicilottireloaded: congr
HanaIndiana: Nice! Congrats!!
Gwendolyn_Yamashita: Congrats!!
biiicilottireloaded: sweeperino
Cino: Congrats!
mode (+h Andail) by cat
JSH: thanks again! did not expect this one :)
The_Outer_Zone: well paced and nice ending
mode (+h JSH) by cat
Jojo_the_Monkey: Bravo again!!!!
AlanDrake: A very polished game
Andail: so yeah, writing this game was quite an arduous process
***Snarky welcomes a troop of American Girl Scouts on stage to present the trophy
Snarky: oops
cat: I should keep you guys on stage
JSH: glad you guys had a good time with Vera's journey
Creamy: Is it legal?
cat: less hassle
Matt: 3 cheers for the american girl scouts
***Snarky claps as the American Girl Scouts hand over the trophy
JSH: all three Vera's, hopefully
HanaIndiana: I'd like to buy some cookies
HanaIndiana: that's a funny looking computer
***Snarky thanks the American Girl Scouts as they leave the stage
biiicilottireloaded: a very old terminal emulator
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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Awards are over, see you next year!
« Reply #157 on: 05 Apr 2020, 21:57 »
Here is the chat log (Part 3)

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cat: Do you have a minute?
biiicilottireloaded: we do!
cat: Or maybe 30 or so?
cat: Then let's have a look at short games!
mode (+v HanaIndiana) by cat
custard: oh, nice segue!
Cassie-bsg: kids in bed, hubby's in bed. I now have all night :)
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HanaIndiana: nice one
HanaIndiana: Short games can have all the fun, beauty and gameplay you would want...
Matt: night
HanaIndiana: just wrapped in a shorter package
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HanaIndiana: Being short is the best. I should know!
HanaIndiana: And meow the nominees for Best Short Game...
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The_Outer_Zone: hihi
HanaIndiana: A Christmas Nightmare
biiicilottireloaded: clappettino
HanaIndiana: Clotilde Soffritti in: Never Buy a Used Spaceship
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HanaIndiana: Tales From The Outer Zone: Fleshworms
HanaIndiana: Tea For Two: A Detective Logan Case
HanaIndiana: The World is Weird
HanaIndiana: And the winner is...
HanaIndiana: Tea For Two: A Detective Logan Case
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blur_: YEAH!
***custard claps
The_Outer_Zone: Congrats!
Cassie-bsg: nice! :D
HanaIndiana: Congrats!
Falsey: Bravo!
losttraindude: Congrats!!!!!
lorenzo: Congratulations!
Gwendolyn_Yamashita: Yay, my favourite!
Vincent: Congrats!!!
UKZ530: Congrats!!
The_Outer_Zone: great game :)
Cassie-bsg: congrats!
Laura_Hunt: good one!
biiicilottireloaded: really well deserved
Knoodn: congrats!
Gwendolyn_Yamashita: Congrats!
biiicilottireloaded: short games are the pinnacle of AGS
cat: Is someone here from the team?
Matt: congrats eri0
selm1ak: congrats eri0o
The_Outer_Zone: congrats ericO
Kastchey: well done eri0o and the team!
losttraindude: Woooo Eri0o!
Jojo_the_Monkey: It was an adventure jam contender!
cat: Congrats eri0o
***Snarky welcomes a troop of American Girl Scouts on stage to present the trophy
cat: We will send to the trophy per mail.
ibisp2: congrats erio
***Snarky claps as the American Girl Scouts hand over the trophy
***Snarky thanks the American Girl Scouts as they leave the stage
Cassie-bsg: and it'll only need 14 days quarantine when it gets there
Jojo_the_Monkey: hehe
mode (-v HanaIndiana) by cat
biiicilottireloaded: big cat small cat
Cassie-bsg: cats rule
cat: We are still missing one special aspect of adventure games
cat: Puzzles!
HanaIndiana: yay!
Kastchey: We are missing the presenter, too
Kastchey: pick meeeee
cat: Kastchey, please go ahead!
biiicilottireloaded: :(
blur_: :p
Falsey: the missing piece...
biiicilottireloaded: use everything on missing presenter
Kastchey: Adventure game puzzles are such a vast topic many attempted to tackle
Kastchey: by categorizing them, writing articles about them
Kastchey: and of course, designing them for their games
edmundito: use key on door
Kastchey: we hae some real masters of the craft in our little community
calypso: Solve the puzzle of the missing presenter.
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Kastchey: Some puzzles are awesome
Kastchey: Some puzzles are frustrating
Kastchey: Some are both frustrating AND awesome
blur_: use fuel can with chainsaw
Kastchey: And today, we have an outstanding pick of the very best of the best:
HanaIndiana: monkey wrench!
Kastchey: Feria d'Arles!
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Kastchey: Guard Duty!
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Kastchey: Metaphobia!
Kastchey: Tales of Jayvin!
Kastchey: Whispers of a Machine!
Kastchey: We can only have one winner though
Kastchey: which is......
Kastchey: Whispers of a Machine!!!
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JSH: yaaay :)
HanaIndiana: WOW!
HanaIndiana: Congrats!
UKZ530: Congrats!!
Cassie-bsg: congrats
Gwendolyn_Yamashita: Congrats, again!
Cassie-bsg: weee
***custard claps
selm1ak: on a rolL!
Andail: thank you again
selm1ak: congrats
HanaIndiana: going to need a trophy room!
Creamy: >cut finger with scalpel
Andail: I have this really long speech about puzzle design
***Snarky welcomes a troop of American Girl Scouts on stage to present the trophy
losttraindude: Congrats!!
mode (+h Andail) by cat
mode (+h JSH) by cat
***Snarky claps as the American Girl Scouts hand over the trophy
Jojo_the_Monkey: Clap!!Bravo!
Andail: glad you enjoyed our puzzles! They took forever to make.
Andail: some are decent.
JSH: indeed, they were a lot of hard work
JSH: thanks, guys :)
selm1ak: puzzles!
***Snarky thanks the American Girl Scouts as they leave the stage
The_Outer_Zone: good stuff
Snarky: How puzzling!
mode (-h Andail) by cat
mode (-h JSH) by cat
JSH: uhh...
calypso: Stuck again :D
cat: Hey why are you sill here
JSH: I...like this spot
Cassie-bsg: a rebel
mode (+v JSH) by cat
Falsey: Mysterious...
Creamy: stuck in the middle with you
mode (-v JSH) by cat
HanaIndiana: purr
cat: Now it is time for the second committee decided award
cat: Lifetime Achievement
Cassie-bsg: selmiak, I PM you ;)
The_Outer_Zone: uuhh
cat: Lifetime achievement is about honouring people for great deeds towards AGS
cat: the community or adventure games in general.
cat: It should be awarded to the person most deserving it
cat: that has not been awarded it, yet
cat: There are many deserving people
cat: Many people make great games
blur_: YEAh!
cat: Or great modules
Creamy: oh yeah
cat: Or work on AGS
***blur_ nods
CaptainD entered the room.
cat: This year, this award goes to a person that has not only made a lot of great games himself
cat: He also constantly helps others to make their games
King_Mob entered the room.
cat: By testing, voice acting, writing and so on
cat: This year's Lifetime Achievement Award goes to...
cat: CaptainD
biiicilottireloaded: YES
blur_: CaptainD!
Kastchey: Woooooo!!!!!
***custard claps
Matt: congrats :0
cat: Congratulations!
Knoodn: ROARRR
losttraindude: Congrats!!!
The_Outer_Zone: wwwoooooooooo!!!
CaptainD: :-O
biiicilottireloaded: lovely lad to work with
Cassie-bsg: woooo :D
Laura_Hunt: woohooO!!!
The_Outer_Zone: Yeah!
Andail: woohoo
Falsey: Bravo
UKZ530: Congrats!!
ibisp2: congrats
Cino: Congrats!
HanaIndiana: Yaaaay!!!!! Congratulations!
mode (+h CaptainD) by cat
Snarky: Good timing on finally connecting, Cap!
Falsey: !
Cassie-bsg: congrats CaptainD!
Blondbraid: Congrats Cap!
Vincent: Congats!!!
The_Outer_Zone: congratlations!!
Gwendolyn_Yamashita: Congrats!!
Knoodn: Wel deserved,Dave!
Creamy: A slothy chap
The_Outer_Zone: well deserved
biiicilottireloaded: comrade_D
selm1ak: congrats captn!!
Jojo_the_Monkey: Indeed very active person!!
selm1ak: wohoooo
Knoodn: ROARRR!
CaptainD: Oh wow... I don't know what to say.
Snarky: Congratulations!
Kastchey: Conratulations, captain!
cat: I'm glad you made it just in time!
Matt: :P
Kastchey: What a happy coincidence
cat: Snarky, switch to the Captain Desaster tune!
CaptainD: Thank you so much, it's a fantastic community to be a part of and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to work with so many talented people on their games.
cat: Ah, it is already
CaptainD: Thanks for the nudge Kastchey! :-)
Snarky: Isn't this it?
Snarky: Right, it is
CaptainD: Aw I can't hear it on IRC
Cassie-bsg: no worry, we can :D
blur_: :)
Snarky: You could look on Twitch :)
CaptainD: I can hear it in my head :-)
Kastchey: :D
losttraindude: Congrats Captain!!
The_Outer_Zone: Captain! Captain! Captain!
Snarky: There's also a nice portrait.
lorenzo: Congratulations!!!
cat: Congratulations!
Knoodn: Congrats!
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CaptainD: Thank you everyone, this is a great honour.
uhuhh entered the room.
Kastchey: Well deserved!
Snarky: Well deserved for all your work.
CaptainD: I look forward to many more games in the years to come! :D
uhuhh left the room (quit: Quit: Client disconnected.).
cat: We too!
calypso: Congratulations!
Creamy: more diasters!
uhuhh entered the room.
CaptainD: Even a new Captain Disaster game perhaps...
mode (-h CaptainD) by cat
Knoodn: DISASTER!
***Snarky welcomes a troop of American Girl Scouts on stage to present the trophy
Cassie-bsg: that was awesome
mode (+h CaptainD) by cat
Snarky: Oh, i forgot the trophy!
Laura_Hunt: lol
Cassie-bsg: lol
blur_: haha
***Snarky claps as the American Girl Scouts hand over the trophy
***Snarky thanks the American Girl Scouts as they leave the stage
Knoodn: A nice trophy for a nice guy!
Vincent: Amazing
calypso: Love the trophy graphics.
Kastchey: Snarky just planned to add it to his collecion of unclaimed committee award trophies
Vincent: Congrats Captain!!
Cassie-bsg: that is one great looking throphy
mode (-h CaptainD) by cat
Cassie-bsg: which you could see it CaptainD
CaptainD: I will have a look at the trophy later I'm sure!
Cassie-bsg: wish
cat: AGS has come quite far
Cassie-bsg: I?m getting dizzy with all those running around
cat: From ugly fangames to highly polished commercial releases
Jojo_the_Monkey: Are we in the matrix???
Laura_Hunt: lol this is like habbo hotel all over again
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Knoodn left the room (quit: Connection reset by peer).
edmundito left the room (quit: Broken pipe).
biiicilottireloaded: mhh
calypso entered the room.
Cassie-bsg: ohoho, mass crash again?
Snarky: I think you might be crashing agents with all tis
edmundito entered the room.
Snarky: running around
Knoodn entered the room.
MacSnarky entered the room.
losttraindude: Will stop!
Chicky: whoops
cat: But there are still people who are kind enough to release their games for free
Falsey: well that sure was a thing.
Creamy: ahah the fools
mode (+m ) by cat
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uhuhh entered the room.
cat: It is time for Best Freeware Game
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cat: The nominees are
cat: Clotilde Soffritti in: Never Buy a Used Spaceship
cat: Metaphobia
cat: Tales From The Outer Zone: Fleshworms
biiicilottireloaded entered the room.
cat: Tales of Jayvin
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cat: Tea For Two: A Detective Logan Case
cat: So many great games, but there can be only one winner
cat: And the winner is...
cat: Metaphobia
mode (-m ) by cat
***custard claps
The_Outer_Zone: Congrats!
Daniel_Kobylarz: woohoo!!!!
HanaIndiana: Yay Metaphobia!
Cassie-bsg: haven't we had a tie last year?
Johnny_Davidson: Yeah!
lorenzo: Congrats!
JSH: congrats! well deserved :)
UKZ530: Congrats!
Gwendolyn_Yamashita: Congrats!!
AlanDrake: Congrats!
losttraindude: CONGRATS
biiicilottireloaded: congrats
Cino: Congrats!
The_Outer_Zone: really well deserved
mode (+h Thanyx) by cat
CaptainD: Wiit!
biiicilottireloaded: best roto sineFlashback
Knoodn: Conrats!
Vincent: Thank you
CaptainD: Woot!
biiicilottireloaded: *since
***Snarky welcomes a troop of American Girl Scouts on stage to present the trophy
Matt: congrats
CaptainD: Congrats
Johnny_Davidson: Hooray
Jojo_the_Monkey: Great classic adventure!
cat: Tolga stop
The_Outer_Zone: You should put a price tag on this one after this party :D
cat: I can't call you on stage
Knoodn: such a professional game - for free!
Snarky: lol
HanaIndiana: lol
losttraindude: Great, great work!
Snarky: we can't see you, tolga
Thanyx: Thanks guys, we appreciate your support
mode (+h Tolga) by cat
Thanyx: Thanks whole team for such hard work even with no coin in it
cat: Congratulations!
***Snarky claps as the American Girl Scouts hand over the trophy
Tolga: Thank you so much!
Tolga: It makes me proud that so much people enjoy our game as much as we enjoyed making it.
Tolga: This goes to my talented friends from Digital Mosaic who put all their heart in this project.
Falsey left the room (quit: Ping timeout).
biiicilottireloaded: clap to them too!
Tolga: May Retro Games never die!
biiicilottireloaded: well said
Snarky: Well done on not selling out!
Thanyx: Now go buy it for 20
Cassie-bsg: ...
Falsely entered the room.
***Snarky thanks the American Girl Scouts as they leave the stage
Matt: make a commercial game!
Cassie-bsg: lap clap
Laura_Hunt: Hey hey my my, free games will never die
custard: melt down the award!
The_Outer_Zone: next game: twice the price
Cassie-bsg: uhm
Creamy: Free beers for everyone
biiicilottireloaded: mak an open sourc game
Cassie-bsg: if I type clap the text doesn't show
mode (-h Thanyx) by cat
biiicilottireloaded: it's a feature
mode (-h Tolga) by cat
Snarky: No, it turns into a clap instead
TMA entered the room.
Tolga left the room (quit: Quit: Client disconnected.).
ibisp2: it's not a bug it's a feature
biiicilottireloaded: you can type in your password too and it won't be displayed
Cassie-bsg: I thought you add to use /
ibisp2: lol
Falsely: you've heard of text to speech, get ready for text to clap
Laura_Hunt: hahah
cat: Before we come to the last award of this evening
cat: I want to say thanks to a lot of people
biiicilottireloaded: cat best host
Kastchey: +
HanaIndiana: thank YOU cat!
Snarky: +1
CaptainD: Yay CAT!
cat: First of all, thanks to Snarky and Kastchey
Falsely: hear hear!
biiicilottireloaded: lap clap
Thanyx left the room (quit: Client exited).
losttraindude: Thank you people for making this happen every year!
custard: Thanks to all the Awards team!
biiicilottireloaded: flaming in-game ceremony
cat: They collected the resources from the authors
cat: They updated the awards client
CaptainD: Big ups to the awards team!
cat: Added new features
biiicilottireloaded: and made it cross platform
cat: Helped with organizing, setting up the schedule
biiicilottireloaded: special thanks from us linux people
Chicky: thanks to al for their hard work!
calypso: Thank you guys!
cat: Made the amazing tribute schene for Ghost
Snarky: That was mostly Wyz, and some others...
biiicilottireloaded: yeah it was really amazing
TMA: here here
Snarky: (Linux, I mean)
cat: And were helpful in so many ways
Cassie-bsg: need to watch the stream later on, I miss the tribute :(
cat: Thank you!
biiicilottireloaded: tree cheer for the fluffy cat on stage!
biiicilottireloaded: best host
biiicilottireloaded: best lines
Snarky: Thanks, cat. Always a pleasure to wok with you!
TMA: it was amazing cassie
biiicilottireloaded: best delivery
Matt: wok
Snarky: work
Vincent left the room (quit: Ping timeout).
KyriakosCH entered the room.
cat: Thanks
Tolga entered the room.
Laura_Hunt: hip hip hoorray!
Kastchey: You're the best cat!
Snarky: Thanks Matt ;)
calypso: Wok is always good.
KyriakosCH: ^_^
Matt: thankseveryone
cat: *blushes*
biiicilottireloaded: excellent dismissing too
custard: what's wrong with stir fries
Johnny_Davidson: Yay
biiicilottireloaded: ain't easy officiating
biiicilottireloaded: be proud
selm1ak: woubest cat since forever
cat: Thanks also to AGA, who set up the nomination and voting pages
KyriakosCH: Nice, I am in :)
cat: fixed the misspelled best character names
Kastchey: Glad you made it in Kyriakos!
cat: updated the announcement in the forum
Matt: better late than never
cat: and what else is necessary
TMA: top job cat, ags / mod devs, awards team, and all the inspiring creators
TMA: keep it up for another year!
cat: clap for AGA
Kastchey: thank you AGA!
Cassie-bsg: hip hip hurra
Kastchey: all this wouldn't have happened without AGA
Matt: yay AGA
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cat: I would also like to thank everyone who made this evening a success
cat: Oh, a short visit
biiicilottireloaded: excellent evening
Snarky: The WOAM guys look like a bunch of uniformed bouncers. :)
cat: Thanks to the presenters (that appeared)
Kastchey: haha
Clarvalon entered the room.
biiicilottireloaded: haha
cat: The committee that decided on the awards
Daniel_Kobylarz: yea im afraid to leave with several intimidating veras's at the door
selm1ak: hhe
biiicilottireloaded: thanks to the sub-presentest too!
Kastchey: they are scary
calypso: :)
biiicilottireloaded: well done trio
cat: The people steaming the ceremony and make it accessible to more people
HanaIndiana: can I join your gang?
cat: bicilotti for his wonderful words
Cassie-bsg: uhm, so many avatars and so many doubles in here anyway :p
cat: and everyone who is here this evening
Snarky: Thanks so much, everybody! And sorry to those who wanted to be here and couldn't.
biiicilottireloaded: c l a p
Kastchey: Thank you everyone!
biiicilottireloaded: p a l c
Laura_Hunt: Thanks to YOU guys, it's amazing what you've put together here!
Chicky: thanks!
cat: Some of you are in Australia or Asia. Thank you for getting up at a ridiculous time
blur_: Snarky!
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Tolga: LOL
Falsely entered the room.
custard: Hong Kong represent
Jojo_the_Monkey: Super excited about the show!!
cat: That was for Falsely
Matt: stand hong with kong
cat: and custard I think
Falsely: it's six am and i haven't slept but its fine i'm fine,
biiicilottireloaded: coffee++
Kastchey: and UKZ, I believe
Matt: what is 'time'?
Cassie-bsg: you sure? you keep falling
custard: it's a construct
selm1ak: cheeze!
biiicilottireloaded: cornelius best character
Matt: time is cheeze
Snarky: Let this screen stand for everyone who contributed, somehow!
edmundito: oCoffee.TweenPosition(0.5, oMouth.x, oMouth.y)
cat: I also want to say thanks to everyone who played the games, nominated and voted
Falsely: nothing caffienated drinks w too much sugar can' fix
Snarky: Even if not all are in it
selm1ak: hah
biiicilottireloaded: weeee
Tolga: This is the story of the guy who went down the road (blebl)
biiicilottireloaded: nice art
selm1ak: hobo sid FAT on the strEAM!
biiicilottireloaded: the guernica of AGS
cat: without those dedicated people, the awards couldn't exist
selm1ak: FART
Matt: tween me into bed
Kastchey: anyone can be in if they like, all it takes is a forum post in a special thread ;)
***Cassie-bsg moves cat
cat: This year, 47 people have nominated
cat: and 45 have voted
OctaRob entered the room.
Tolga: yep
Snarky: huh
cat: In some categories it was really close
biiicilottireloaded: indieboy
Matt: hi octarob
Tolga: why?
OctaRob: ello
losttraindude: Hello Rob!
OctaRob: Did I miss the intro?
Matt: no
Chicky: xD
cat: And finally
Matt: we are just about to start
custard: We'll start again Rob
selm1ak: hrhr
cat: I would like to say thanks to all the people who made games last year
biiicilottireloaded: cheer
OctaRob: thanks guys. You the best
biiicilottireloaded: cheer for gamemakers
cat: Short or long, adventure or not, simple or polished
cat: You are wonderful!
Falsely: Heck yeah!
cat: A big clap for all game makers!
calypso: Great job everyone!
Kastchey: Also, congratulations to ALL the nominees. Winning or not, being nominated means you
***custard claps
Kastchey: have created something special
biiicilottireloaded: true words
cat: Congratualations to EVERYONE who released a game
cat: finishing a game is an accomplishment
blur_: Yes!
Snarky: Especilly if you added it to the AGS database!
cat: be proud about it!
The_Outer_Zone: congrats everyone!
***biiicilottireloaded smiles
Snarky: That's the only way it counts
biiicilottireloaded: host host host!
JSH: yeah, that's the hard part
Kastchey: Being a nominee is almost like being a winner!
***Laura_Hunt pumps fist in the air
***Matt nods
cat: So, without further ado
Snarky: But I like ado!
cat: Let's see what is the best game of the year!
mode (+v Creamy) by cat
biiicilottireloaded: oh, merlin
Snarky: It's the big one!
biiicilottireloaded: the hat?
Cassie-bsg: yes, it's the closest one can get without winning
Creamy: One game to rule them all,
mode (+m ) by cat
Creamy: one game to find them,
Creamy: One game to bring them all
Creamy: and in the darkness makes you scratch your head
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cat: hahaha
Creamy: It is now time to celebrate the BEST GAME MADE WITH AGS this year!
Matt entered the room.
Creamy: The nominees are:
Creamy: Feria d'Arles
Creamy: ...Makes me miss going outside.
Creamy: Guard Duty
Creamy: ...Puts Discworld to shame.
Creamy: Metaphobia
Creamy: In its rotoscoped glory
Creamy: Tales of Jayvin
Creamy: A game so generous that I didn't finish it yet
Creamy: and Whispers of a Machine
Creamy: A well-oiled machinery that err...
Creamy: rocks? well then anyway
Creamy: THE WINNER IS...
Creamy: Whispers of a Machine!!!
mode (-m ) by cat
TMA: super congrats!
Matt: GSP
***custard claps
Matt: GASP
UKZ530: Congrats!!!
HanaIndiana: Yeehaw!!
cat: Congratulations!
Matt: congrats!
losttraindude: Congrats!
Cino: Congrats!
Kastchey: Congrats@!!!!
Chicky: Congrats!
Gwendolyn_Yamashita: Congrats!!
mode (+h Andail) by cat
Cassie-bsg: congrats
Laura_Hunt: congatulations!
selm1ak: yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay
biiicilottireloaded: Klop!
mode (+h JSH) by cat
***Snarky is shocked and delghted!
Ilyich: Woo!
JSH: Incredibly honored and humbled that WoaM has been chosen for the grand prize :D
The_Outer_Zone: woop woop
OctaRob: congrats!
ibisp2: congrats
Falsely: Bravo!
Andail: thanks a lot everyone!
biiicilottireloaded: klopp
JSH: Thanks to everyone who contributed to the game over the years!
***Snarky welcomes a troop of American Girl Scouts on stage to present the trophy
calypso: Wow.
JSH: and the biggest thanks of all to the amazing AGS community! You guys rock. Seriously.
Cassie-bsg: that animation is aweome Falsely
mode (+h Ilyich) by cat
mode (+h calypso) by cat
Falsely: (Thank you! :D)
The_Outer_Zone: fedt spil
Jojo_the_Monkey: yes!!congrantulation!!!
biiicilottireloaded: clap cap
***Snarky claps as the American Girl Scouts hand over the trophy
Andail: this makes me miss the AGS community. I promise to be a more active member again
edmundito: Congratulations!
Falsely: (I should have flipped it for both directions before the ceremony though.)
Ilyich: It is such a great community!
Cassie-bsg: that's okay anyway :)
JSH: thank you award organizers, and thank you girl scouts
biiicilottireloaded: three girl scouts, one cup
Snarky: Yeah, you sent three special animations, and I tried to get them all in, Falsely
Andail: yeah, great job, Cat and Snarky et al
Tolga left the room (quit: Quit: Client disconnected.).
Cassie-bsg: maybe you can ask Snarky to it for next year
***Snarky thanks the American Girl Scouts as they leave the stage
Falsely: (i was not expecting that but thank you)
Falsely: (anywho- awards)
Snarky: So many Veras!
Tolga entered the room.
biiicilottireloaded: repliverants
calypso: Thank you, everyone.
Falsely: The bouncers have their day
HanaIndiana: Congrats Veras!
Snarky: Congratulations!
biiicilottireloaded: magnificent result
Creamy: razzia for WOAM
Cassie-bsg: think I should stop drinking, I'm seing quadruplo
Falsely: pff
calypso: Veras are in formation.
cat: You got 8 awards, if I counted correctly
biiicilottireloaded: 4 is a company
Falsely: you need four to lift th trophy
blur_: 4 girls 1 cup
cat: Congratulations!
HanaIndiana: when their powers combine...
biiicilottireloaded: nice power of two
HanaIndiana: mechavera!
Tolga left the room (quit: Client exited).
AlanDrake: Congrats
Andail: AGS rocks! You all rock!
biiicilottireloaded: cla calcp
Ilyich: Yay to everyone!
losttraindude: Hear hear!
Chicky: Congrats team! Congrats AGS
Snarky: Hooray!
Kastchey: Congrats the nominees and winners!
HanaIndiana: another great year!
Matt: ahhh
The_Outer_Zone: woooooooo
cat: The official part is over now
Laura_Hunt: it was my first time and loved every minute! congrats everybody
biiicilottireloaded: organizers, get off stage so we can hug you
HanaIndiana: where's the afterparty?
cat: You can stay here and party!
biiicilottireloaded: excellent surprise
Falsely: afterpartyyyy
HanaIndiana: *mew*
losttraindude: Yeeeee!!!
custard: storm the stage!
The_Outer_Zone: oooooooweeeee
mode (+v Matt) by cat
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mode (+v custard) by cat
mode (+v edmundito) by cat
mode (+v selm1ak) by cat
mode (+v Johnny_Davidson) by cat
Kastchey: cat and Snarky cannot get off the stage but you can all get on the stage!
biiicilottireloaded: :)
mode (+v Clarvalon) by cat
mode (+v Gwendolyn_Yamashita) by cat
mode (+v Cino) by cat
mode (+v uhuhh) by cat
biiicilottireloaded: weee everyone on stage
mode (+v Falsely) by cat
mode (+v losttraindude) by cat
bicilotti entered the room.
Laura_Hunt: yayy
mode (+v ibisp2) by cat
mode (+v UKZ530) by cat
mode (+v Jojo_the_Monkey) by cat
mode (+v Cassie-bsg) by cat
mode (+v lorenzo) by cat
mode (+v The_Outer_Zone) by cat
AlanDrake: and another AGS awards has come and gone
mode (+v TMA) by cat
Falsely: YEEHAW
Jojo_the_Monkey: Ciao!! Thank you for the great work and show!!!
Andail: Im gonna drag all these trophies to my office, see you in the forum!
mode (+v Blondbraid) by cat
mode (+v Laura_Hunt) by cat
Cassie-bsg: where did those ghosts come from?
mode (+v Knoodn) by cat
mode (+v Indiefence) by cat
HanaIndiana: yaaaay! woohoo
Blondbraid: Wee!
mode (+v King_Mob) by cat
Kastchey: that's wht you missed Cassie
mode (+v blur_) by cat
biiicilottireloaded: weeee
mode (+v HanaIndiana) by cat
TMA: well done all, such an enjoyable evening and welcome distraction from things
mode (+v biiicilottireloaded) by cat
Laura_Hunt: weeee
Gwendolyn_Yamashita: Yaay
Knoodn: PARTY!
edmundito left the room (quit: Quit: Client disconnected.).
Cino: Thanks for the show!
The_Outer_Zone: YEEEEEAH
losttraindude: Thank you all! This was great :)
biiicilottireloaded: fantastic
Falsely: Thank you all for your hard worK!
mode (+v Babar) by cat
biiicilottireloaded: fantastic host ,cat
mode (+v OctaRob) by cat
Gwendolyn_Yamashita: That was fun
mode (+v cat_IRC) by cat
mode (+v bicilotti) by cat
HanaIndiana: oh dear, stuck back here
mode (+v CaptainD) by cat
***losttraindude fades out dancing
Kastchey: Thanks everyone for coming!
mode (+v blur) by cat
Cassie-bsg: I can't move
Snarky: Thank you everybody!
biiicilottireloaded: fantasti client, snarky and Kast
lorenzo: Thanks everybody for the great ceremony!
AlanDrake: Babar!
Blondbraid: Me neither
Laura_Hunt: Somebody take a picture!
mode (+v Daniel_Kobylarz) by cat
Andail: gotta go back to my wife, thanks a lot and good night
UKZ530: tank you guys!
HanaIndiana: ouch, my tail!
biiicilottireloaded: CORONA PARTY
AlanDrake: I haven't frogotten about Samarkan
Knoodn: Thanks Cat!
calypso: Thanks again, it was great.
Matt: thanks for hosting :) :) :)
The_Outer_Zone: vote bearnie
Ilyich: Huge thanks to Snarky, Cat and others who helped with this!
bicilotti: bernie was nominated
bicilotti: but WOMA won
Falsely: oh i think my client is crashing again but given it's six am, that's probably a good thing
TMA: till the next year... all
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biiicilottireloaded: haha
cat: Remember, use "ramghost" as password to become a ghost
JSH: yeah, I'm signing off too. Bye, all! :)
Andail left the room (quit: Quit: Client disconnected.).
Snarky: Although Guard Duty didn't win anything, it made a great showing
losttraindude: Bye all! :)
losttraindude left the room (quit: Quit: Client disconnected.).
Laura_Hunt: seeee youuuu
The_Outer_Zone: bye
HanaIndiana: bye!
Snarky: So many nominatins
Blondbraid: It was fun seein you all!
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biiicilottireloaded: cosy!
Jojo_the_Monkey: Bye everyone!!
Snarky: I'll definitely try it
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calypso: Good night!
AlanDrake: WOAM was too greedy, could've left something for chicky :P
Snarky: Goodnight all!

RetroJay

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Awards are over, see you next year!
« Reply #158 on: 05 Apr 2020, 22:13 »
Hi, All.
Unfortunately I couldn't be at the awards ceremony, last night. :(
I just watched the video of the proceedings and saw Vincent step onto the stage to accept the award, on behalf of our team, for "Tales of Jayvin".
Thank you to everyone who voted for our game and congratulations to all the others who took part and received an award.

Yours.
Jay.
« Last Edit: 05 Apr 2020, 22:15 by RetroJay »

Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Awards are over, see you next year!
« Reply #159 on: 06 Apr 2020, 00:18 »
Congratulations to all winners (and nominees).

Great work, everyone!

Sinitrena

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Awards are over, see you next year!
« Reply #160 on: 06 Apr 2020, 04:11 »
Congratulations to all winners and nominees.

Wish I could have been there this year, but I'll be sure to watch the video later.

Monsieur OUXX

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Awards are over, see you next year!
« Reply #161 on: 06 Apr 2020, 08:46 »
May I suggest that you put the recorded video in the very first post?
 

cat

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Awards are over, see you next year!
« Reply #162 on: 06 Apr 2020, 12:50 »
There is already a link  :)

Tabata

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Awards are over, see you next year!
« Reply #163 on: 06 Apr 2020, 13:08 »
I was able to watch the ceremony on video - thanks for the upload!
Congratulation to all the nominated and awarded game developer!
Creating and  hosting this whole ceremony was a wonderful job done  by a lot of members. Group hug to all of you! 
Especially that heartwarming commemoration for Ghost with all those little sweet ram ghosts, lots of images and the speech from bicci moved me to tears.
Can't thank you all enough for that really touching part of the ceremony.
Take care, folks!

cat

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Awards are over, see you next year!
« Reply #164 on: 06 Apr 2020, 20:05 »
I completely forgot to mention in this thread the results of MAGGIES and the committee awards.

MAGGIES
A Christmas Nightmare by Alan v.Drake (with Thrymly Disguised and Escape Literature as runner-ups)

Best Innovation Award
densming - For his many video tutorials, that taught a lot of people how to make games in AGS.

Lifetime Achievement Award
CaptainD - For creating many fun games and helping other developers make their own.


Congratulations!

densming

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Awards are over, see you next year!
« Reply #165 on: 07 Apr 2020, 04:13 »
Best Innovation Award
densming - For his many video tutorials, that taught a lot of people how to make games in AGS.

Wow!  I had no idea I was honored with this award!  Thank you to everyone who has enjoyed the videos over the years.  Back in 2009 2008 when I started making them, I thought it would be a fun thing to do, mainly to help myself learn AGS a little more. I never imagined that so many people would watch the videos and learn about creating adventure games with AGS.  Although I haven't been creating videos in quite and while, and not active on the AGS forums, I still pop in every so often and see what has changed and how the AGS community is getting on.  It's wonderful to me that AGS is still very much alive and thriving! Keep making adventure games!!

Thank you so much for the award.  It really does mean a lot to me.

-densming

Edit: I had to go back and look - it was actually 2008 when I uploaded the first tutorial video!
« Last Edit: 07 Apr 2020, 04:26 by densming »

Snarky

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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Awards are over, see you next year!
« Reply #166 on: 09 Apr 2020, 17:05 »


I have not found any reason why there would be a problem with more than 45 participants (or any other number less than the set limit of 90). Though IRC has a limit of 512 bytes per message, which means that things like the participant list will have to be split up into multiple messages when it goes above that length (which might happen at around that number of participants, depending on the length of people's nicks). Looking at the IRC-parsing code by Wyz, it seems like it should handle all of that, however.

Just thought I'd let you know that after testing with many participants in the same chat channel, I have been able to confirm that this is in fact the problem, and the cause of most (if not all) of the crashes we experienced during the ceremony. When the participant list grows long, it's split across multiple messages. The IRC module stitches the messages together, but in such a way that last name in the first message and first name in the second are separated by two spaces instead of one. When this list is then in turn parsed into an array, we end up with an entry that is an empty string, and trying to process this blank username causes the client to crash.

All the code involved in the bug has been unchanged since 2010, but the reason why we had never caught it is that I never found a way to live-test the client with 40+ participants. By taking a different approach this should now be possible, so hopefully it's the last time we hit this limit.

Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Awards are over, see you next year!
« Reply #167 on: 09 Apr 2020, 17:59 »
Wow. GJ pinning this one down, Snarky! Otherwise I'd probably lose some sleep over this in 2021 before the ceremony ;)