Monday 24 December 2007

Request for votes: Ascii Dreams Roguelike of the year 2007

Voting is open for 'Ascii Dreams Roguelike of the Year 2007'.

How did the roguelikes qualify?

The list was taken from the roguelike releases announced on the Rogue Basin news section between January 1st and December 24th 2007.

What about 'x'?

Make sure you announced your roguelike on Rogue Basin for next year. In particular, NetHack didn't make it in, and Angband nearly didn't. A few Angband variants (Furyband, Hellband, NPPAngband etc) also didn't make the cut because they weren't announced there.

What about the 7 day roguelikes?

I decided to exclude any 7 day roguelikes that weren't announced separately. I mean, look at the list - it's huge. I could have kept typing for much longer.

What's the prize?

Pride. If I get enough people voting, I may make up some kind of logo and 'give it' to the winning recipient.

Having a competition is a dumb idea/offensive/stupid when you can't police the results.

Yep. Doesn't stop it being fun. You can vote for multiple different roguelikes. The idea here is that you will be encouraged to go out and download a roguelike that other people consider interesting, not that there is any kind of real competition element involved.


njerpe said...

Hi there...just wanted to comment that this is a good idea and good for the roguelike community.

In a moment of clarity I just realized I have become a regular reader of this blog, and I don't normally read blogs.

So keep up the good work!

Slashie said...

A nice idea.... Using Jeff's TheList as the source of games would have been nicer though

Andrew Doull said...

I wasn't aware of TheList... having said that, it's not quite up to date. Since I was only 'accepting nominations' for roguelikes with releases in 2007, many of the same roguelikes would have missed out.

I was also subtly trying to encourage people to put their own roguelike news update on Roguebasin when they do a release. Possible, because it's a wiki... whereas the list is not.