COME JOIN US for the first round of voting for the ICE Awards of 2012 (the play through of the games from 2011). Voting starts 1/25 and ends on 2/17 (1pm EST).
What is this? "The ICE Award is a fan-organized award given annually to recognize quality fan-produced games for Looney pyramids."
Rules for voting: Rate the games from one to seven (with one being your favorite). You can rate as many games as you wish, To keep the voting system working well, please vote for as many games as you are able. You’ll have three weeks to do so, so feel free to try out a few games that you haven’t played before. If you have a game in the mix, you may vote for your own game.
Send your votes to me via email through this forum or via glattanzio(at)rochester.rr.com and they will be tabulated if received while the round is active.
The top four games will make it to the final round (from which the winner and the runner up will be awarded).
To encourage informed votes for as many games as possible, the games on your list will receive a bonus if you list at least two games in your list, even more if you vote for five or more.
THE GAMES: These are each quality games that I would be happy to teach others.
A• Evacuate (Designed by Gregory Lattanzio)
B• Freeze Tag (Designed by Jeanne Rink Kramer-Smyth)
C. Gleebs and Grues (Designed by Robert Dudley)
D. Paint the Line (Designed by Robert Dudley)
E. Martian Canals (Designed by Dennis D Duquette)
F• Stawvs (Designed by Russ Williams)
G. Ziggurat Demolition Throwdown (Designed by P.D. Magnus)
How the order is tabulated:
Because this round includes seven games and not everyone will get to play all of them, the order will be tabulated by hand. All users will get to vote once by email; those who may not have an account on here will be encouraged to sign up through the wiki. The final round of four games will be tabulated via a simple voting program.
If you vote on one game: The game gets three points
Two to four games: The game in the first spot gets five points, the game in the second gets four, and so on.
Five or more games: The game in the first spot gets seven points, the game in the second gets six, and so on.
The winners of the 3rd Round are Evacuate, Freeze Tag, Gleebs and Grues, and Ziggurat Demolition Throwdown. Congratulations to everyone whose game has made it this far!
Feel free to begin evaluating these games. The voting will start soon. I've been running test of various voting services for the final round. As soon as I figure that out, I'll announce it here. The contest will end approximately two weeks after the voting goes live.
And, fFor those who are confused about what year this is, and what happened to last year's games ....
Well, you see. We got started unbelievably late with "The Class of 2011." That is what these fFew are, you see. Greg nobly picked up the mantle and carried it proudly. And has more or less sworn to never do it again, I think =)
I will start assembling "The Class of 2012" -- that is, all the games designed during the actual year of 2012 -- after all this stuff is over. Confusion will absolutely ensue, as we complete one set of fFinal voting and hand out an award, then jump directly into a whole new set of all new voting with new games and all new stuff.
I will give at least a month or two between the two series to ensure we cleanse the palette and have time to refresh and renew. I will say, I've started looking through some of the newer game designs, and there are some quite awesome offerings!
I'm getting ready for the final round: I've narrowed the final round process down to two or three voting options... The only concern I have is that the most appealing one may not be the most stable one. I'll figure that out by tomorrow night.
Scott: As to whether I'd gladly jump in and run things again--never say never. That said, I'm happy to pass the torch on to you or someone else for the next few years. :)
Y'all are such rockstars for doing this.
When will the final round start up?
I'll post the thread shortly... I'm waiting to hear back from a programer on a possible voting program, but things should be set in the next two days.