Nominations just closed for the Arcadia Game Expo - we shall see later if we squeaked in. There were around 420 posts to the thread, not all of which carried 3 niminations, but most expressed at least one. There were a few posts making comments or asking for clarification, but not very many. I can't even speculate home many games were represented. Some old favorites like DarkLife received loads of nominations - understandable given the number of long-time players. Other games hadn't been released, and so had to start from scratch with no one knowing anything about them.
I'm not quite sure how I feel about the process - or what would've been better. It felt like a mad scramble to win a popularity contest. There's a lot of game development, and the games range from highly scripted and complex battle games to simple gambling games using cards. Given that people enjoy different things, I think the games are all of equal value. If I had to divide them up I suppose it would be by originality. Some games are familiar old games with new names, some are based on video games, some a completely original. Even that criterium is probably not terribly useful. Eh - it's late and I can't think straight.
posted by - 12:04 AM