Annual awards given to AGS games for excellence (and one for badness!). Fur all future awards, games should be entered into the AGS games database to be eligible. Nominees are selected by write-in nomination, the most popular write-ins getting through to the top 5 (or sometimes top 3), as long as they have at least 5 nominations. These nominees are then voted on.
The awards idea was originally floated by Yahtzee. The AGS Awards were first started by DGMacphee and later taken on by Pesty, SSH (2005–2008), bicilotti (2009–2014) and m0ds (2015). Since 2016, they are run by cat and friends.
The winners of the AGS Awards are announced in a ceremony usually held around March the following year. Originally this ceremony was held as a live event on IRC, with the different categories announced by various forum members. For the 2007 and 2008 awards, SSH instead created AGS games consisting of long cut-scenes where the winners were announced on stage by AGS characters. The ceremony returned to IRC for the 2009 awards, when bicilotti took over. The following year, Wyz and Dualnames (assisted by m0ds and Jim Reed) created a multiplayer AGS client that allowed people to attend the live ceremony in a virtual auditorium, with a graphical presentation of the announcements, while remaining compatible with the text-only version on IRC. Updated versions of this client have been used in each year since, except for the 2012 awards which went back to IRC-only. Dualnames maintained the client until the 2013 awards, Snarky took over in 2014, JackLucy for the 2015 awards, and since the 2016 awards the client is again maintained by Snarky.
Previous winners can be found at:
- AGS Awards 2001
- AGS Awards 2002
- AGS Awards 2003
- AGS Awards 2004
- AGS Awards 2005
- AGS Awards 2006
- AGS Awards 2007
- AGS Awards 2008
- AGS Awards 2009
- AGS Awards 2010
- AGS Awards 2011
- AGS Awards 2012
- AGS Awards 2013
- AGS Awards 2014
- AGS Awards 2015
- AGS Awards 2016
- AGS Awards 2017
A list of award winning games can be found on the AGS games page, but this does not include all the older games. More recently, it has been a requirement for all games to be in the AGS games database to be eligible for the awards.
The game developer with the most AGS Awards won in total is Yahtzee, with 19 awards. The most awards won by any one game was 12 for Resonance by Vince XII. The most nominations for awards goes to Yahtzee, with 53 nominations in total. 1 game has had 15 nominations which is A Second Face, and the author Le Woltaire also received a demo nomination that year for a different game. Ben304 received 28 nominations in one year (2009) for various different games. 7 games share the accolade of having had 14 nominations: King's Quest 2, Apprentice and Two of a Kind all had 2 nominations in one category, whereas Heroine's Quest, Apprentice 2, A Second Face and Gemini Rue all had nominations in 14 different categories.
|Year||Yahtzee||Grundislav||Ben304||Crystal Shard||Dave Gilbert||AGDI||HEP||Le Woltaire||ProgZ||Ivy||Vince XII||TheJBurger||Calin Leafshade||Chrille||BaRoN||Bernie||Duzz||Zombie Cow||Mr Colossal||Sektor 13||Infamous Adventures||Screen 7|
Other multiple year nominees: Ascovel (total of 9), 2ma2 (total of 8)
Other single-year leading nominees: Theodor Waern (12 in 2010), auriond (9 in 2009), Logan (8 in 2005), ratracer (8 in 2003), Ali (12 in 2007), Phil Reed (9 in 2001)
|Year||Yahtzee||Grundislav||Vince XII||Crystal Shard||HEP||Theodor Waern||AGDI||Dave Gilbert||Chrille||Ben304||The Ivy||ProgZMax|
Lifetime achievement winners
- Gilbert Cheung
- Dave Gilbert
- Darth Mandarb
Best Innovation Award
- Vince XII for
- Akatosh for
- bicilotti for
- SteveMcCrea for all the modules and tools he created throughout the years.
- Denzil Quixode & Clarvalon for their effort to bring AGS games cross over platforms
- Baron for the idea and the management of SWARMAGS.
- JJS for his efforts of porting AGS to multiple platforms.