AGS Awards 2007/Category Definition

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See also previous years more wordy definitions. Some categories have changed over time: http://www.americangirlscouts.org/AGSAwards/rules.php?section=definitions

Popular vote

  • Best Game Created with AGS

The best game of the year, overall. Demos and non-adventures not eligible.

  • Best Gameplay

Which game was intuitive to play, had a nice interface, flowed smoothly, etc. Demos and non-adventures not eligible.

  • Best Story

Which plot got you going the most? Demos and non-adventures not eligible.

  • Best Dialogue Writing

Which game had the best "screenplay" of characters conversing? Demos and non-adventures not eligible.

  • Best Puzzles

Which puzzles were the best: not necessarily easiest or hardest, but innovative and never dull or repetitive. Demos and non-adventures not eligible.

  • Best Player Character

Which player character did you like best? Demos and non-adventures not eligible. A character who is the player character in multiple games will have the nomination for all games count together, although only once per nominator. Multiple player characters also count together in the same way.

  • Best Non-Player Character

Which of the other characters encountered in the game do you like best? A character who is a non-player character in multiple games will have the nomination for all games count together, although only once per nominator. Demos and non-adventures not eligible.

  • Best Background Art

Which scenery was most evocative? Demos and non-adventures not eligible.

  • Best Character Art

Which game had the best spritework in terms of the characters, etc.? Demos and non-adventures not eligible.

  • Best Animation

More than just walkcycles, some games go the extra mile in providing lots of animation. Which games scored in both quality and quantity? Demos and non-adventures not eligible.

  • Best Programming

Clever coding award. Demos and non-adventures not eligible.

  • Best Use of Sound

Voice acting and Sound effects, not including music. Demos and non-adventures not eligible.

  • Best Music

Background music. Demos and non-adventures not eligible.

  • Best Documentation

Who wrote a good manual, in-game or alongside in the download? Demos and non-adventures not eligible.

  • Best Short Game

Games must be registered in the Short category.

  • Best Demo

Games must be registered in the demo category. Non-adventures not eligible. Demos for commercial games must have their own entry in the games DB to qualify.

  • Best Non-Adventure Game Created with AGS

Games must be registered in the non-adventure category, unless registered in the Demo category but would have their final version as a non-adventure.

Decided by committee

  • Lifetime achievement
  • Innovation of the year

See Also

Category:AGS Award nominees

Category:AGS Award winners