Author Topic: AGS Awards 2019 - Awards are over, see you next year!  (Read 12069 times)

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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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Nomination time!
« 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.

Dave


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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Nomination results!
« 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.
« Last Edit: 22 Feb 2020, 16:38 by cat »

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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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Nomination results!
« 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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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Nomination results!
« Reply #48 on: 22 Feb 2020, 21:36 »
Congrats to all nominated.  (nod)
There are those who believe that life here began out there...

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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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Nomination results!
« 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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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Nomination results!
« 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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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Nomination results!
« 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!