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=Summary=
=Summary=
The AGS Awards 2021 will be announced in a live ceremony on 9. April, 2022, starting 20:00 BST. See the [https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=59672.0 forum thread].
The AGS Awards 2021 were announced in a live ceremony on 9. April, 2022. See the [https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=59672.0 forum thread]. The big winner of the night was ''[https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2520/ If On A Winter's Night, Four Travelers]'' with 8 awards including Best Game, followed by ''[https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2552/ Strangeland]'' with 4.


83 games submitted to the AGS Games Database in 2021 compete in the awards, including 9 commercial games, 9 demos, and 20 games from the [[MAGS]] competitions. 26 games ended up being nominated.
The [https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=59825.0 MAGGIES results] were also announced in the same ceremony, with ''[https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2538/ Breakfast on Trappist-1]'' and ''[https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2587-santa-claus-in-a-flight-to-remember/ Santa Claus in: A Flight to Remember]'' in a tie for the win.


[[Kastchey]] and [[cat]] are managing the awards with support from, [[Dualnames]], [[Cassiebsg]] and [[AGA]]. Dualnames returned to take over development of the awards client from [[Snarky]].
83 games submitted to the AGS Games Database in 2021 competed in the awards, including 9 commercial games, 9 demos, and 20 games from the [[MAGS]] competitions. 26 games ended up being nominated.
 
[[Kastchey]] and [[cat]] managed the awards with support from, [[Dualnames]], [[Cassiebsg]] and [[AGA]]. Dualnames returned to take over development of the awards client from [[Snarky]].


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|author={{Author|Dead Idle Games|Dead+Idle+Games}}
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|author1={{Author|FormosaFalanster|FormosaFalanster}}
|author1={{Author|FormosaFalanster|FormosaFalanster}}
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{{Award
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|award=Best Freeware Game Created with AGS
|winner=TBA
|winner={{Game|2520|If On A Winter's Night, Four Travelers}}
|author=TBA
|author={{Author|Dead Idle Games|Dead+Idle+Games}}
|nominee1={{Game|2544|Absurdistan}}
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|author1={{Author|Lazy Squirrel Studio|Lazy+Squirrel+Studio}}
|author1={{Author|Lazy Squirrel Studio|Lazy+Squirrel+Studio}}
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{{Award
{{Award
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|winner=TBA
|winner={{Game|2520|If On A Winter's Night, Four Travelers}}
|author=TBA
|author={{Author|Dead Idle Games|Dead+Idle+Games}}
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|nominee1={{Game|2544|Absurdistan}}
|author1={{Author|Lazy Squirrel Studio|Lazy+Squirrel+Studio}}
|author1={{Author|Lazy Squirrel Studio|Lazy+Squirrel+Studio}}
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{{Award
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|winner=TBA
|winner="Lady Valérie Winterbourne", {{Game|2520|If On A Winter's Night, Four Travelers}}
|author=TBA
|author={{Author|Dead Idle Games|Dead+Idle+Games}}
|nominee1="Alan Goldberg", {{Game|2588|Nightmare Frames Demo}}
|nominee1="Alan Goldberg", {{Game|2588|Nightmare Frames Demo}}
|author1={{Author|Postmodern Adventures|Postmodern+Adventures}}
|author1={{Author|Postmodern Adventures|Postmodern+Adventures}}
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{{Award
{{Award
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|award=Best Gameplay
|winner=TBA
|winner={{Game|2520|If On A Winter's Night, Four Travelers}}
|author=TBA
|author={{Author|Dead Idle Games|Dead+Idle+Games}}
|nominee1={{Game|2530|I Rented a Boat}}
|nominee1={{Game|2530|I Rented a Boat}}
|author1={{Author|eri0o|eri0o}}
|author1={{Author|eri0o|eri0o}}
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{{Award
{{Award
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|winner=TBA
|winner={{Game|2552|Strangeland}}
|author=TBA
|author={{Author|Dualnames|Dualnames}}
|nominee1={{Game|2544|Absurdistan}}
|nominee1={{Game|2544|Absurdistan}}
|author1={{Author|Lazy Squirrel Studio|Lazy+Squirrel+Studio}}
|author1={{Author|Lazy Squirrel Studio|Lazy+Squirrel+Studio}}
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{{Award
{{Award
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|award=Best Background Art
|winner=TBA
|winner={{Game|2520|If On A Winter's Night, Four Travelers}}
|author=TBA
|author={{Author|Dead Idle Games|Dead+Idle+Games}}
|nominee1={{Game|2538|Breakfast on Trappist-1}}
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|author1={{Author|FormosaFalanster|FormosaFalanster}}
|author1={{Author|FormosaFalanster|FormosaFalanster}}
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{{Award
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|award=Best Character Art
|winner=TBA
|winner={{Game|2552|Strangeland}}
|author=TBA
|author={{Author|Dualnames|Dualnames}}
|nominee1={{Game|2538|Breakfast on Trappist-1}}
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|author1={{Author|FormosaFalanster|FormosaFalanster}}
|author1={{Author|FormosaFalanster|FormosaFalanster}}
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{{Award
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|winner=TBA
|winner={{Game|2520|If On A Winter's Night, Four Travelers}}
|author=TBA
|author={{Author|Dead Idle Games|Dead+Idle+Games}}
|nominee1={{Game|2520|If On A Winter's Night, Four Travelers}}
|nominee1={{Game|2520|If On A Winter's Night, Four Travelers}}
|author1={{Author|Dead Idle Games|Dead+Idle+Games}}
|author1={{Author|Dead Idle Games|Dead+Idle+Games}}
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{{Award
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|award=Best Music & Sound
|winner=TBA
|winner={{Game|2520|If On A Winter's Night, Four Travelers}}
|author=TBA
|author={{Author|Dead Idle Games|Dead+Idle+Games}}
|nominee1={{Game|2544|Absurdistan}}
|nominee1={{Game|2544|Absurdistan}}
|author1={{Author|Lazy Squirrel Studio|Lazy+Squirrel+Studio}}
|author1={{Author|Lazy Squirrel Studio|Lazy+Squirrel+Studio}}
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{{Award
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|award=Best Voice Work
|winner=TBA
|winner={{Game|2552|Strangeland}}
|author=TBA
|author={{Author|Dualnames|Dualnames}}
|nominee1={{Game|2514|Chronicle of Innsmouth - Mountains of Madness}}
|nominee1={{Game|2514|Chronicle of Innsmouth - Mountains of Madness}}
|author1={{Author|rmonic79 - PsychoDev|rmonic79+-+PsychoDev}}
|author1={{Author|rmonic79 - PsychoDev|rmonic79+-+PsychoDev}}
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{{Award
|award=Best Demo
|award=Best Demo
|winner=TBA
|winner={{Game|2588|Nightmare Frames Demo}}
|author=TBA
|author={{Author|Postmodern Adventures|Postmodern+Adventures}}
|nominee1={{Game|2590|Graceward (Early Access)}}
|nominee1={{Game|2590|Graceward (Early Access)}}
|author1={{Author|FransisKransis|FransisKransis}}
|author1={{Author|FransisKransis|FransisKransis}}
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{{Award
{{Award
|award=Best Non Adventure Game Created with AGS
|award=Best Non Adventure Game Created with AGS
|winner=TBA
|winner={{Game|2518|One More Fathom}}
|author=TBA
|author={{Author|WHAM|WHAM}}
|nominee1={{Game|2542|Desolate}}
|nominee1={{Game|2542|Desolate}}
|author1={{Author|arj0n|arj0n}}
|author1={{Author|arj0n|arj0n}}
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{{Award
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|award=Best Short Game
|winner=TBA
|winner={{Game|2538|Breakfast on Trappist-1}}
|author=TBA
|author={{Author|FormosaFalanster|FormosaFalanster}}
|nominee1={{Game|2538|Breakfast on Trappist-1}}
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|author1={{Author|FormosaFalanster|FormosaFalanster}}
|author1={{Author|FormosaFalanster|FormosaFalanster}}
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{{Award
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|award=Best Programming
|winner=TBA
|winner={{Game|2552|Strangeland}}
|author=TBA
|author={{Author|Dualnames|Dualnames}}
|nominee1={{Game|2574|Gem Collector}}
|nominee1={{Game|2574|Gem Collector}}
|author1={{Author|Elen Heart (elentgirl)|Elen+Heart+(elentgirl)}}
|author1={{Author|Elen Heart (elentgirl)|Elen+Heart+(elentgirl)}}
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|award=Lifetime Achievement Award
|award=Lifetime Achievement Award
|name=TBA
|name={{Author|Dualnames|Dualnames}}
|reason=TBA
|reason=Dualnames has been an active and engaged community member for years. He has led some of the most significant community activities such as hosting and working on the Awards ceremony and running the MAGS competition. He has also made many contributions to the modules and plugins section and helped many in the technical support sections. On top of all of that he has released several high-quality games.
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{{Award_lifetime
|award=Best Innovation Award
|award=Best Innovation Award
|name=TBA
|name={{Author|abstauber|abstauber}}
|reason=TBA
|reason=For abstauber's contributions to the ready-to-use UI designs and elements that mimic the most iconic designs we all know and love, most notably Tumbleweed Verbs and 9-verb MI Style UI, as well as additional UI helper modules such as CustomDialogGUI and ButtonHelper.
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[[Category:AGS Competitions]]
[[Category:AGS Competitions]]

Latest revision as of 09:14, 15 April 2022

AGS Awards Results
Preceded by

2020

For games released in the year

2021

Succeeded by

2022

Summary

The AGS Awards 2021 were announced in a live ceremony on 9. April, 2022. See the forum thread. The big winner of the night was If On A Winter's Night, Four Travelers with 8 awards including Best Game, followed by Strangeland with 4.

The MAGGIES results were also announced in the same ceremony, with Breakfast on Trappist-1 and Santa Claus in: A Flight to Remember in a tie for the win.

83 games submitted to the AGS Games Database in 2021 competed in the awards, including 9 commercial games, 9 demos, and 20 games from the MAGS competitions. 26 games ended up being nominated.

Kastchey and cat managed the awards with support from, Dualnames, Cassiebsg and AGA. Dualnames returned to take over development of the awards client from Snarky.

Categories

Main Awards

Best Game Created with AGS


If On A Winter's Night, Four Travelers AW 

Dead Idle Games AW

Nominees
Breakfast on Trappist-1 AW FormosaFalanster AW
Chronicle of Innsmouth - Mountains of Madness AW rmonic79 - PsychoDev AW
If On A Winter's Night, Four Travelers AW Dead Idle Games AW
King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella Retold AW DrSlash AW
Strangeland AW Dualnames AW

Best Freeware Game Created with AGS


If On A Winter's Night, Four Travelers AW 

Dead Idle Games AW

Nominees
Absurdistan AW Lazy Squirrel Studio AW
Breakfast on Trappist-1 AW FormosaFalanster AW
Broken Windows - Chapter 3 AW GOC Games AW
If On A Winter's Night, Four Travelers AW Dead Idle Games AW
The Garden of Hades AW Elen Heart (elentgirl) AW


Writing & Design

Best Writing


If On A Winter's Night, Four Travelers AW 

Dead Idle Games AW

Nominees
Absurdistan AW Lazy Squirrel Studio AW
Breakfast on Trappist-1 AW FormosaFalanster AW
If On A Winter's Night, Four Travelers AW Dead Idle Games AW
M*A*S*H: Point n' Click adventure game AW Viktor Höchtl AW
Strangeland AW Dualnames AW

Best Character


"Lady Valérie Winterbourne", If On A Winter's Night, Four Travelers AW 

Dead Idle Games AW

Nominees
"Alan Goldberg", Nightmare Frames Demo AW Postmodern Adventures AW
"Lady Valérie Winterbourne", If On A Winter's Night, Four Travelers AW Dead Idle Games AW
"Zheny", Breakfast on Trappist-1 AW FormosaFalanster AW
  
  

Best Gameplay


If On A Winter's Night, Four Travelers AW 

Dead Idle Games AW

Nominees
I Rented a Boat AW eri0o AW
If On A Winter's Night, Four Travelers AW Dead Idle Games AW
One More Fathom AW WHAM AW
Strangeland AW Dualnames AW
  

Best Puzzles


Strangeland AW 

Dualnames AW

Nominees
Absurdistan AW Lazy Squirrel Studio AW
If On A Winter's Night, Four Travelers AW Dead Idle Games AW
M*A*S*H: Point n' Click adventure game AW Viktor Höchtl AW
Strangeland AW Dualnames AW
Thinker AW fernewelten AW

Art & Production

Best Background Art


If On A Winter's Night, Four Travelers AW 

Dead Idle Games AW

Nominees
Breakfast on Trappist-1 AW FormosaFalanster AW
Chronicle of Innsmouth - Mountains of Madness AW rmonic79 - PsychoDev AW
If On A Winter's Night, Four Travelers AW Dead Idle Games AW
Ossuarium AW Honza, Kasia "Hitohai" Wasylak AW
Strangeland AW Dualnames AW

Best Character Art


Strangeland AW 

Dualnames AW

Nominees
Breakfast on Trappist-1 AW FormosaFalanster AW
Chronicle of Innsmouth - Mountains of Madness AW rmonic79 - PsychoDev AW
If On A Winter's Night, Four Travelers AW Dead Idle Games AW
Ossuarium AW Honza, Kasia "Hitohai" Wasylak AW
Strangeland AW Dualnames AW

Best Animation


If On A Winter's Night, Four Travelers AW 

Dead Idle Games AW

Nominees
If On A Winter's Night, Four Travelers AW Dead Idle Games AW
Strangeland AW Dualnames AW
  
  
  

Best Music & Sound


If On A Winter's Night, Four Travelers AW 

Dead Idle Games AW

Nominees
Absurdistan AW Lazy Squirrel Studio AW
If On A Winter's Night, Four Travelers AW Dead Idle Games AW
Strangeland AW Dualnames AW
  
  

Best Voice Work


Strangeland AW 

Dualnames AW

Nominees
Chronicle of Innsmouth - Mountains of Madness AW rmonic79 - PsychoDev AW
La maleta AW Pablo López (@potajito) AW
Strangeland AW Dualnames AW
  
  

Best Games

Best Demo


Nightmare Frames Demo AW 

Postmodern Adventures AW

Nominees
Graceward (Early Access) AW FransisKransis AW
Lucas Mendoza - Amateur Detective AW Pixecret Games AW
Nightmare Frames Demo AW Postmodern Adventures AW
Sphonx Tech Demo AW ToxicTuba AW
The Phantom Fellows (Demo) AW Strummer Games AW

Best Non Adventure Game Created with AGS


One More Fathom AW 

WHAM AW

Nominees
Desolate AW arj0n AW
Gem Collector AW Elen Heart (elentgirl) AW
One More Fathom AW WHAM AW
Shoaly You Can't Be Serious! (Deluxe version) AW CaptainD AW
The Rat Pack (Full version) AW CaptainD AW

Best Short Game


Breakfast on Trappist-1 AW 

FormosaFalanster AW

Nominees
Breakfast on Trappist-1 AW FormosaFalanster AW
Contact AW UKZ530 AW
Content AW UKZ530 AW
I Rented a Boat AW eri0o AW
Ossuarium AW Honza, Kasia "Hitohai" Wasylak AW

Other Awards

Best Programming


Strangeland AW 

Dualnames AW

Nominees
Gem Collector AW Elen Heart (elentgirl) AW
I Rented a Boat AW eri0o AW
If On A Winter's Night, Four Travelers AW Dead Idle Games AW
Strangeland AW Dualnames AW
The Rat Pack (Full version) AW CaptainD AW

Committee Decided

Lifetime Achievement Award

Dualnames AW

Dualnames has been an active and engaged community member for years. He has led some of the most significant community activities such as hosting and working on the Awards ceremony and running the MAGS competition. He has also made many contributions to the modules and plugins section and helped many in the technical support sections. On top of all of that he has released several high-quality games.


Best Innovation Award

abstauber AW

For abstauber's contributions to the ready-to-use UI designs and elements that mimic the most iconic designs we all know and love, most notably Tumbleweed Verbs and 9-verb MI Style UI, as well as additional UI helper modules such as CustomDialogGUI and ButtonHelper.