Is it Aggie time again? Wow, time sure flies when you’re buried under an avalanche of 138 new adventure games.
That’s not a typo: 138!! Nearly double what we were getting even just a few short years ago. The adventure genre may be a niche, but it sure is a flourishing one!
Coming in all different shapes, sizes, styles, and lengths, the diversity and sheer volume of releases was staggering in 2017. From the most humble indie endeavours to the revival of beloved franchises; from chunky old-school pixels to advancements in virtual reality; from promising newcomers to genre legends returning to the fold, there was more than a little for everyone to enjoy. Which, of course, made picking our yearly award winners harder than ever. But you know that too, as once again you turned out in numbers to vote for your winners in our annual reader poll.
But choose we must, and choose we did, so let’s get on with the show! As always, though only a (relative) few are taking home the coveted gold (and silver) statuettes, it’s a tremendous achievement to even make the finals, so a hearty “bravo!” to all the developers represented here.
Surely this is understood, but remember that this is all in good fun. There are no rights and wrongs, no good opinions and bad, only our decisions and yours. If your favourites didn’t win, or weren’t even eligible (for reasons we touched on here), don’t be too disappointed, just thankful that we have so many great and worthy games to choose from! The Aggies may be a competition, but more than anything they’re a celebration of riches. Enjoy.
The awards presentation will run daily from Wednesday through Friday, so stay tuned each day to see who will take home the hardware!
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