Posts Tagged ‘IGF Awards’

Gong Show: Audience Vote Open For GDC & IGF Awards

By John Walker on February 20th, 2013.

When it comes to award ceremonies, there aren’t many to take seriously. But with all its internal and external fighting, perhaps those at the annual Game Developers Conference tend to hold the most weight. We’re talking relatively, here. Both the Game Developers Choice Awards, and the Independent Games Festival Awards are given away on the Wednesday evening of the week, this year falling on the 27th March. Both ceremonies now have an Audience Award, and you can begin orchestrating elaborate ways to fix those votes now.

It also means it’s time to play: How Many Games In The IGF Audience Award Can’t Actually Be Played By The Audience?!

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IGF Awards Change Rules, Still Ignore Writing

By John Walker on June 19th, 2012.

Scenes at the IGF offices earlier today.

2012’s IGF Awards caused not a small amount of consternation behind the scenes. A good deal of this was bad sportsmanship, with developers claiming it was rigged against them in various ways that it absolutely was not. But other issues like games that had already won being re-entered did become a more serious issue. However, even before this year’s awards, IGF bossman Brandon Boyer has said that this shall no longer be allowed, with any finalists disqualified for another go. And he scraps the mobile category. And yet, even now, still bloody well ignores writing.

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