Author Topic: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!  (Read 4184 times)

Snarky

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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!

Edit: Oops, didn't mean to push the thread onto a new page with this silliness. Important stuff from cat:

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  ;)

Privateer Puddin'

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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
« Last Edit: 16 Mar 2020, 09:16 by Privateer Puddin' »

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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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Re: AGS Awards 2019 - Ceremony 4.4.2020!
« 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?