Hello, good people of Earth and Mars!!
I would like to bring before you the subject of the Icehouse Community Excellence Awards! 2010 has come and gone, which means a whole crop of excellent games are available to be played!! While everyone's creativity is to be commended and noted with due austerity, we -- and I am using the royal "we," here -- would like to recognize those creators who have really gone above and beyond, and managed to invent something really interesting!
We would like to collect and coordinate this year's proceedings here:http://icehousegames.org/wiki/index.php?title=New_in_2010
There is a much smaller number of games this year -- which makes me wonder if we are missing some games. If you know of any Icehouse games which are not represented, please pass the word and see that it gets added!! I believe there was no IGDC this year, if memory serves, which means less encouragement to create, so that may just be the way it is.
At the moment, think not of winners and losers. I would like to encourage some thoughts to be generated on how to go about it. Last year seemed to work well: Everyone simply state if you want to play a game, divvy up the list, and weed out the chaffe. If you think a game has any merit at all, then it gets pushed on to the next round. Then more people play more games. We'll narrow that down to about 3 games, and put it to a general vote at Origins, in the summer.
Here is the page of last year's data:http://icehousegames.org/wiki/index.php?title=New_in_2009