It’s not often I get to actually cover anything related to a game awards show, and… well, there’s a proper good reason for that: very few – too few, if you ask me – focus exclusively on indie games! In fact, the only two that come to mind, aside from the AGS Awards, are The Interactive Fiction Competition and of course, XYZZY. That’s it. So let’s try our darndest to show some love for Adventure Game Studio by making the AGS Awards 2019 the best it can be!
How do we go about doing just that? Fortunately, it’s very simple: first we wait for people to submit their works for consideration (the deadline for which has yet to be determined, by the way), then we ‘play them games’, nominate games across several categories, vote, and… celebrate the winners. While those who didn’t win… well… they still get to join in on the celebrations! Right? Right. Oh, and just for clarity, I’ve listed the steps below. We are currently on # 0 – play them games! as highlighted.
- Step # 0 - play them games!
You have some time to play games made in 2019. Do it!
- Step # 1 - nomination time!
Select games you deem worthy in each category!
- Step # 2 - vote, folks!
Pick from the nominees and we get a winner!
- Step # 3 - party!
Big party to celebrate the winners!
At the time of writing, four submissions have been made, although I’m certain loads more will join in long before the deadline. The announcement post went up less than 24 hours ago after all. People need time to wake up, get home from work, locate their project amidst a mess of files, make screenshots for the submission – all that good stuff. So if you’ve made a game in Adventure Game Studio in 2019, what are you waiting for? This is quite frankly your time to shine! Or try at least. It’ll be a fierce competition after all, but do not let that stop you from entering. Who dares wins.
Note: screenshot atop this article is not from a 2019 game, nor is it my creation. It is from abstauber‘s AeroNuts, which he generously open sourced back in 2014, enabling me to fire up Adventure Game Studio and… well, create said screenshot.