Posts Tagged ‘awards’

IGF Winners: The Habitual Voyeur Of What Is Known As…

By Alec Meer on March 28th, 2013.

….Cart Life, which scooped up an an impressive triple-whammy of Nuovo Award, Excellence in Narrative and the coveted Seamus McNally Grand Prize at last night’s Independent Games Festival 2013 awards. The warmest of all congratulations to Richard Hofmeier, whose affecting, brave game is well overdue for this kind of attention.
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Rezzed: Our, And Your, Game Of The Show

By Alec Meer on July 18th, 2012.

I'm totally going to request a pets section at the next Rezzed

Rezzed the other week was lovely, wasn’t it? I know you think so, because I’ve seen the audience exit polls and almost everyone was happy. And the tiny few who weren’t are habitual miseries who will soon slump into an endless coma of gloom anyway, so let’s not worry about them.

Who cares about people, though? Let’s talk games. RPS has a Game Of The Show, and so does Rezzed’s audience. They are not one and the same, but you can find out what both were below.
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Obvious Game BAFTA Noms Announced

By Alec Meer on February 16th, 2010.

We don’t have Oscars in the UK. Instead, all the major film directors gather on a hillside in Gloucestershire, and roll enormous wheels of cheese towards the fields below. The director who concusses the most cows (or sheep, but they’re only worth half a point) with his cheese wins a BAFTA. Who can forget the scandal in 2006, when Martin Scorsese knocked out an unprecedented 13 bullocks, but was later disqualified when judges discovered he’d rubbed a particularly drowsy brand of cough medicine into the rind of his Red Leicester? The relatively new game-centric BAFTA competition, however, uses a far less conventional form of judging known as ‘voting.’ How curious. The nominations are in, and they’re a surprising, thrilling roster of snnndszzzzzn. Grummfwhut? Oh, sorry, I fell asleep there.
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Game Writing Awards: Suspicious & Confusing

By Alec Meer on January 18th, 2008.

A man only his father could love. And he didn't either.

Clearly seeking to be recognised for something other than striking in 2008, the Writer’s Guild of America has revealed the nominations for its inaugral Videogame Writing Awards. Ooh, good idea. Probably. Click on to find out which games are in the running for the trophy, and how the whole thing’s faintly embarrasing. Read the rest of this entry »

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