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Hey, at the moment you can vote over on AGS, which seems to be the home of traditional point & click adventures, first of all for the Maggies which involves playing (or ‘experiencing’ 12 very short games (available absolutely free) & posting your top 3. You have until Saturday 10th February, so if you have time here & there to spare please try these games….....from small acorns large oak trees grow!

Secondly, you can also nominate any of these for the AGS Awards although there are also a lot more games to consider for those including Captain Disaster: Death Has a Million Stomping Boots & Neofeud although I don’t think you’re expected to play all of the eligible games just to nominate? The closing date for nominations is also Saturday 10th February.
If you love traditional point & click adventures please help to support the budding developers over on AGS by at least trying some of their games & nominating them if you like them - most are free or very inexpensive!  Smile 
 
I’ve tried quite a few games & I’ve found nearly all interesting & very entertaining!      Smile

     
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Looks like fun, though I may well not have time to play them. Looks like they’ve changed the deadline to the 21st of February now!

http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=55686.0

     
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Thanks for giving these a shout-out Chrissie!

For the AGS Awards no, you are not obligated to play every single game - if memory serves this year there are 107 eligible games, so very few people (if anyone) will have played all of them.

There are some real gems among the MAGGIES entries too.  For clarification these are the 12 monthly winners of the MAGS contest, where the challenge is to build a game around the given theme in a month or less, without relying on any pre-made assets. It’s surprising what some devs have managed to make in just a month!  (Although as you allude to, some / most of the games will be very short.)

     
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Phlebas - 30 January 2018 08:49 AM

Looks like fun, though I may well not have time to play them. Looks like they’ve changed the deadline to the 21st of February now!

http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=55686.0

That’s just for the Maggies & I may well have mistakenly got the date wrong in the 1st place Phlebas!
I don’t think any of the entries for that took more than an hour each to play most being a lot shorter & interesting to play when you don’t have a lot of time - as CaptainD has said:

CaptainD - 30 January 2018 10:07 AM

.....It’s surprising what some devs have managed to make in just a month!......

     
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we better support those because one day we all wont find anyplace to gather us but there Grin

     
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Full list of AGS Awards 2017 nominees has been revealed:

Best Programming

A Tale of Two Kingdoms: Deluxe Edition
Black Morph
Kanji Gakusei
Last & Furious
Terror of the Vampire!


Best Short Game

Archeos
Black Morph
Hang On
I Want Out!
Memories Fade


Best Non Adventure Game Created with AGS

AGS Cycles
Astron
Dungeon Hands
Last & Furious
Pickpocket RPG


Best Demo

Detective Gallo
Dysmaton (Formerly “Forgotten City”) Demo Version
Jorry [Demo]
SRAM 2 - Cinomeh’s Revenge (demo)
Stable Pete and the Joust (DEMO)


Best Voice Work

10 Ways From Sunday
A Tale of Two Kingdoms: Deluxe Edition
Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
Neofeud
Rat Channel


Best Music & Sound

A Tale of Two Kingdoms: Deluxe Edition
Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
Neofeud
Unexpected at the Rising Star


Best Animation

A Tale of Two Kingdoms: Deluxe Edition
Black Morph
Jorry [Demo]
Legend of Hand
Terror of the Vampire!


Best Character Art

A Tale of Two Kingdoms: Deluxe Edition
I Want Out!
Legend of Hand
Neofeud
Terror of the Vampire!


Best Background Art

A Tale of Two Kingdoms: Deluxe Edition
Black Morph
I Want Out!
Neofeud
Terror of the Vampire!


Best Puzzles

A Tale of Two Kingdoms: Deluxe Edition
Black Morph
Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
I Want Out!
Legend of Hand


Best Gameplay

A Tale of Two Kingdoms: Deluxe Edition
Black Morph
Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
Last & Furious
Legend of Hand


Best Character

“Captain Disaster” from “Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots”
“Dr. Ego Goodmind” from “Terror of the Vampire!”
“Karl Carbon” from “Neofeud”
“Luke” from “I Want Out!”


Best Writing

A Tale of Two Kingdoms: Deluxe Edition
Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
Legend of Hand
Neofeud
Terror of the Vampire!


Best Freeware Game Created with AGS

Archeos
Black Morph
I Want Out!
Last & Furious
Terror of the Vampire!


Best Game Created with AGS

A Tale of Two Kingdoms: Deluxe Edition
Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots
Legend of Hand
Neofeud
Terror of the Vampire!

 

Obviously delighted that Captain Disaster got 7 nominations, and that AGS Cycles got a nod for best non-AG.  Unexpected at the Rising Star getting a nom for Best Music / Sound was nice too - I did the SFX for that game, though the nom would have been far more to do with Eric’s awesome music score.

Very happy to see games from lots of dev friends in the mix too, especially Legend of Hand, Neofeud and A Tale of Two Kingdoms: Deluxe Edition getting multiple nominations.

 


Actual voting will be from 13th February till 7th March, with the awards ceremony soon after that (to be voted on by the AGS community).

     
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Thanks posting that CaptainD! I had kept looking-out for the short-list of nominations as & when I had time but missed it when they were announced!
I’m a little disappointed that a few games I nominated didn’t make it & have a few games to catch up with although I won’t be voting in all categories…..what do I know about what’s good programming or not?????  Laughing

     
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Competition was certainly hot this year - 24 different games nominated in total, with some games getting several noms obviously a few games just missed out.

I also tallied up the total nominations for each game:


10  
A Tale of Two Kingdoms: Deluxe Edition  


8  
Terror of the Vampire! 


7  
Black Morph  
Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots  
Neofeud  


6  
I Want Out! 
Legend of Hand  


4  
Last & Furious  


2  
Archeos  
Jorry [Demo] 


1  
Kanji Gakusei  
Hang On  
Memories Fade  
AGS Cycles  
Astron  
Dungeon Hands  
Pickpocket RPG  
Detective Gallo  
Dysmaton (Formerly “Forgotten City”) Demo Version  
SRAM 2 - Cinomeh’s Revenge (demo) 
Stable Pete and the Joust (DEMO) 
10 Ways From Sunday  
Rat Channel  
Unexpected at the Rising Star

     
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Thanks CaptainD - I submitted a fair amount of nominations of which quite a few aren’t included - is that a full list you posted?

I’m also very disappointed that an older (commercial game) should be included due to it’s update & the one that’s currently got the most votes! It just seems a tad unfair? 

     
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chrissie - 14 February 2018 03:41 PM

Thanks CaptainD - I submitted a fair amount of nominations of which quite a few aren’t included - is that a full list you posted?

I’m also very disappointed that an older (commercial game) should be included due to it’s update & the one that’s currently got the most votes! It just seems a tad unfair? 

Yes that’s the full list.  To be nominated, a game needs a minimum of 5 votes in a particular category, AND it needs to be one of the 5 games with the MOST votes in that category.  So a game could have had 6 or more votes and still missed out if there were 5 games with more votes.  Certainly there were some good games that didn’t get a nomination, but with 104 titles to choose from, I guess that’s inevitable.

As for the game you’re talking about… in retrospect yes, it does seem a little odd.  I guess it was counted as an entirely new entry (I can’t actually remember if there’s anything other than voice acting added.)  Since eligibility is determined by date of entry into the AGS games database, I’m guessing it only made it due to being added as a completely new entry - if the old entry had simply been updated it would not have been eligible as the release date would have been years ago.

     
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Update - the voting has been extended to 13:59 BST on Monday 19 March 2018.

The Awards Ceremony will be held at March 24 (Sat) at 20:00 GMT.

     
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Awards ceremony was on Sunday, here are the full results:


Best Programming
Last & Furious

Best Short Game
I Want Out!

Best Non Adventure Game Created with AGS
Last & Furious

Best Demo
Jorry [Demo]

Best Voice Work
Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots

Best Music & Sound
Neofeud

Best Animation
Terror of the Vampire!

Best Character Art
Terror of the Vampire!

Best Background Art
I Want Out!

Best Puzzles (3-way tie)
I Want Out!
Black Morph
Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots

Best Gameplay
Black Morph

Best Character
“Captain Disaster” from Captain Disaster in: Death Has A Million Stomping Boots

Best Writing
Terror of the Vampire!

Best Freeware Game Created with AGS
Terror of the Vampire!

Best Game Created with AGS
A Tale of Two Kingdoms: Deluxe Edition

Lifetime Achievement Award
Slasher

Best Innovation Award
monkey0506
for his work to help AGS games reach the widest possible audience - through popular distribution platforms (Steam, Galaxy) as well as other operating systems (Android, Linux).


MAGGIES:

Winner
Black Morph
by Selmiak, Elmont and Creamy

2nd place
The Robolovers by Brane and Tycho

3rd Place
Moonlight Moggy by Pilchard

     
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