The Aggie Awards – The Best Adventure Games of 2020 page 18
To be eligible, a game must have been commercially released in English for the first time in the calendar year 2020.
Any series designed to be episodic in nature that was completed in 2020 is eligible, even if the series was begun earlier. Conversely, any series that was begun in 2020 but not yet completed is ineligible. The exceptions are Kentucky Route Zero: Act V and Reversion: The Return, which have been evaluated individually in keeping with the precedent set in their respective debut episodes.
Ports and remakes of commercial games released in previous years are disqualified from contention, though updated re-releases of former freeware games are eligible.
Five games (Assemble with Care, Eclipse: Edge of Light, Mazm: Jekyll and Hyde, Mystic Escape: Diary of a Prisoner, and Spirit of the North) were originally released prior to 2020 but omitted from Aggie consideration. As a special exception, their ports to other platforms make them eligible this year.
Complete list of eligible games
Contributors to the writing of this article include: Will Aickman, Jack Allin, Matt Aukamp, Melanie Blagg, Laura Cress, Evan Dickens, Courtney Ehrenhofler, Richard Hoover, Andy Jones, Joe Keeley, Kevin Lynn, Peter Mattsson, Ariel Nakandakare, Bryce O'Connor, K R Parkinson, Jason Smith, Pascal Tekaia, Becky Waxman
Evaluation copies of Amnesia: Rebirth and Lair of the Clockwork God graciously provided by GOG.com.
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