Edit: Most recent poll: How much public discussion/promotion should be allowed
Continuing the discussion from Announcing a new set of Interactive Fiction Awards:
This thread will serve to nominate new categories for the IF People’s Choice and IF Author’s Choice awards described in the link above.
Reply to this thread with ideas for categories for these new awards. For the first year, the two awards will have the same categories. In future years, this may change.
Non-nomination replies are also just fine in this thread; the rules about likes only apply to category nominations.
Nominations that have passed the fifteen vote threshhold:
-Outstanding Game of the Year (automatically included)
-Outstanding Game with a play time over 2 hours
-Outstanding Short Game
Outstanding Unawarded Game Changed to Outstanding Underappreciated Game
-Most Sequel-Worthy Game
-Oustanding (insert language here) Game (currently thinking French, German, Spanish)
-Hanon’s suggestion changing ‘best’ to ‘outstanding’
-Outstanding (Genre) Game, with genres including Fantasy, Horror, Humor, Mystery, Science Fiction,Slice of Life, Surreal,
-Outstanding Use of Interactivity
-Outstanding Retro game
System categories: These are for categories with at least 5 released games this year. The polls will contain links to IFDB searches for games written with these systems.
-Outstanding Inform 7 Game
-Outstanding Inform 6 Game
-Outstanding Adventuron Game
-Outstanding Twine Game
-Outstanding Choicescript Game
-Outstanding Adrift Game
-Outstanding Game in a Custom System
-Outstanding Game in an Uncommon System (for games not written in an above system)
(not enough games: Dialog, Punyinform, Hugo, TADS, Quest, etc.)
Suggestions that have not been accepted:
-Most Fun, Most emotional, Best English game, most divisive, best for first time players, or advanced players, or for learning a foreign language, best implementation in specific languages, most original use of medium, user interface, graphics, voice, multiuser, best gameplay, ‘so bad it’s good’, best replayability, best adaptation, strongest MC character voice, best commercial/non-commercial, best written characters, best combo of mechanics and story, outstanding puzzle design, best visual design, best artwork, best game about repairing a spaceship, best title, outstanding ludonarrative, outstanding game home page/instructions/tutorial, outstanding WIP, funniest game, changing name to IF Community Awards, changing the comp to be aabout rating every game released in 2022 in a ranked competition,