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Re: ADRIFT Game of the Year Award (2019)

Postby P/o Prune » Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:00 am

I see your point David.
I'm not changing the way this award runs now. There has already been enough changes. So I'll let it run, for better or worse.
I will raise a topic where we can discuss and, hopefully, come to some sort of agreement as to how future Adrift Awards shall look like

I realize that it's next to impossible to make everybody happy, but perhaps we can agree to something that we can all accept.
Right now we stand somewhere between the poll, and the point system and each have their own flaws.
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Re: ADRIFT Game of the Year Award (2019)

Postby David Whyld » Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:20 pm

Okay, fair enough. A bit of a moot point for me anyway as I still haven't got around to playing any games yet.
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Re: ADRIFT Game of the Year Award (2019)

Postby rotter » Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:08 pm

P/o Prune wrote:
rotter wrote:Is it only games on the main site? This list doesn't include all the ADRIFT games entered into the AdventureJam 2019. There is also at least one AIF I'm aware of.

Yes, only the games on the main site. I wish I could include all Adrift games (including AIF), but I haven't got the time to fart around the internet hunting down games. I'm alone in doing this, besides taking care of my job, my dog, (not to mention that my wife whom, for some unexplained reason expects to see my face once in a while) my house (and garden) plus about a million other things. :?
I'm working on a schedule for next years award and I'll see what I can do.


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Re: ADRIFT Game of the Year Award (2019)

Postby P/o Prune » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:33 am

Lazzah mentioned in a post elsewhere that he thought, that with all this lock down in effect, that there would be more traffic on the Adrift Forum.
I attend to agree with him. So far I have only received 4 FOUR voters for the Adrrift Game of the Year Award. :blush:
Apart from working from home, having a job and a family to attend to, I would have thought that there would be more voters.
If we want this thing to continue, please vote. :Thanks:
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Re: ADRIFT Game of the Year Award (2019)

Postby Denk » Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:09 am

Just reminding you that the deadline has passed ;)
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Re: ADRIFT Game of the Year Award (2019)

Postby P/o Prune » Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:20 am

Denk wrote:Just reminding you that the deadline has passed ;)

I know 8)
I just thought that I'd give people just one more chance for sending their votes.
I'll put up the score later today. :wink:
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Re: ADRIFT Game of the Year Award (2019)

Postby P/o Prune » Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:37 pm

Ok, guys, voting's over.
The result of the Adrift Game of the Year Award is now final.
5 voters (had hoped for more :( but it's better than no votes, right?

Skybreak: 24 points (congratulations :thanks: :bravo: )

Call of the Shaman: 7 Points
Treasure hunt in the Amazonas: 6 points
Starship Quest: 4 Points
Lost Labyrinth: 4 Points
Magnetic Moon: 3 Points
Revenge of the Space Pirates: 2 Points

Thanks to the ones taking the time to play the games and to vote. :yeah:
And a big thank you to all of you who have written games using the Adrift developer system. :thanks:

Just for info:
Next year we will go with a different score system.
Points from one to ten can be given to any games nominated for the award.
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Re: ADRIFT Game of the Year Award (2019)

Postby Denk » Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:38 pm

Congratulations to The0didactus for creating the Game of the Year and to Lazzah for the runner-up spot!
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Re: ADRIFT Game of the Year Award (2019)

Postby The0didactus » Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:05 pm

Very exciting! When I discovered ADRIFT for the first time, I always wanted to make a game like Skybreak! and I'm really happy I finally did.

Let Skybreak! stand eternal as a modern example of how you *can* make one of those giant sprawling RPGs with hundreds of locations and activities...it just takes a lotta work.
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Re: ADRIFT Game of the Year Award (2019)

Postby Lumin » Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:24 pm

I was impressed with all of these games, but I'm not surprised at the results. A game with the scope and replayability and just the sense of fun of Skybreak! doesn't come along very often and it kind of blew right past all my usual standards of what makes a 'good' or even 'great' IF game.

In a way it's sort of an apples and oranges thing too when trying to compare it to old school games like Treasure Hunt and what Lazzah is doing, but in the interests of transparency, I gave it all my points because
1.) last year I played and enjoyed it for more hours than any IF game or even anything in my Steam library.
2.) I felt like I was voting on behalf of the 6-8 other people outside the IF community I got to try the game who really got into it too.
3.) And obviously yes I'm invested in Skybreak since I was able to view almost daily updates on it for a long time and help with the beta testing, I don't think that makes me biased though, it just happened that Theo was making exactly the game I've always wanted to play.
4.) With the voting system we were using it didn't make sense to spread points around to any game other than the one we wanted to win. Next year it sounds like the system will change to address this though. Hopefully we get an equally good collection of games.
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