Game of the Year (GotY) 2013 - voting

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Game of the Year (GotY) 2013 - voting

Post by Adam Gillard » Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:03 am

Hello apteforumpeoples!

Nominations for GotY 2013 have now closed. A big thank you to everyone who sent me their nominations. In total, there were 143 nominations comprising 75 different games, which exceeds the total from last year - hooray!

Now we move on to the voting phase. Whereas nominating was time-consuming, what with looking back over a year's worth of games on apterous, voting is quick and simple. There were 11 games with ≥n nominations and a further 7 with (n-1) nominations. The 11 games comprise the final poll, and the 7 games that missed out by a single nomination are given an honourable mention below. Even if you're not inclined to vote, please do have a look through these 18 games as they make up some of the highlights from apterous in 2013, as chosen by apterites. Enjoy!

Voting rules:

Each person should submit one of 12 options for each game when voting: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 or Abstain (0 is worst and 10 is best). You can submit the same vote for as many games as you like. The games will be ranked by the average score received from the 0-10 votes (abstentions excluded), with the highest average score declared as the winner. You should submit a vote for every game, and abstentions are only permitted for games you were involved in (but you don't have to abstain in any case).


Nominees

Game A: Matthew Tassier 200 - 190 Apterous Rex
Game B: Apterous Rex 367 - 357 Bob De Caux
Game C: Bob De Caux 150 - 0 Apterous Prune
Game D: Innis Carson 200 - 0 Apterous Prune
Game E: Apterous Prune 0 - 200 Matthew Tassier
Game F: Remi Benoit 145 - 0 Apterous Prune
Game G: Gemma Church 321 - 331 Apterous Rex
Game H: Phyl Styles 280 - 0 Apterous Prune
Game I: Apterous Prune 0 - 98 Phyl Styles
Game J: Apterous Prune 0 - 1065 Conor Travers
Game K: Adam Gillard 190 - 0 Apterous Prune


Honourable mention (please do not vote on these games)

Apterous Prune 0 - 86 Adam Gillard
Bob De Caux 195 - 0 Apterous Prune
Kevin Stoba 161 - 0 Apterous Prune
Apterous Nude 17 - 120 Mark D
Apterous Prune 0 - 154 Remi Benoit
Karen Pearson 190 - 0 Apterous Prune
Apterous Prune 0 - 150 Joe Denniss


VOTING FOR GotY 2013 IS NOW OPEN AND WILL CLOSE ON SUNDAY 16 MARCH 2014 AT 11.59pm. VOTES SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO ME BY PRIVATE MESSAGE ON THIS FORUM OR BY APTOMAIL. PLEASE SUBMIT EACH VOTE ON A SEPARATE LINE, IN THE FOLLOWING FORMAT:

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A - 2
B - 0
C - 8
D - 4
E - 4
F - 7
G - 8
H - Abstain
I - 10
J - 6
K - 3


Happy voting!
Mike Brown: "Round 12: T N R S A E I G U

C1: SIGNATURE (18) ["9; not written down"]
C2: SEATING (7)
Score: 108–16 (max 113)

Another niner for Adam and yet another century. Well done, that man."

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Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2013 - voting

Post by Adam Gillard » Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:05 am

Feel free to openly discuss the nominees (or, indeed, the games that didn't make it to the final poll) in this thread if it takes your fancy. Also let me know if you have any questions or early ideas for improvement for the next GotY poll.
Mike Brown: "Round 12: T N R S A E I G U

C1: SIGNATURE (18) ["9; not written down"]
C2: SEATING (7)
Score: 108–16 (max 113)

Another niner for Adam and yet another century. Well done, that man."

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Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2013 - voting

Post by Adam Gillard » Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:09 am

For me, there are a few striking things about this year's nominees.
  • - The final 11 are shared between 8 different human players and no human player has more than 2 games in the poll.
    - None of the top 18 games from nominations were human vs human.
    - Two of the final 11 didn't make the top 3 in GotW voting (both of Bob's games) - this is the first time such games have made it all the way to the final poll.
Mike Brown: "Round 12: T N R S A E I G U

C1: SIGNATURE (18) ["9; not written down"]
C2: SEATING (7)
Score: 108–16 (max 113)

Another niner for Adam and yet another century. Well done, that man."

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Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2013 - voting

Post by Ian Volante » Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:22 am

Disappointing indeed that there are no human v human games - feels like voting for treadmill runs over races!
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Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2013 - voting

Post by Adam Gillard » Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:39 am

About 12 days remaining to vote!
Mike Brown: "Round 12: T N R S A E I G U

C1: SIGNATURE (18) ["9; not written down"]
C2: SEATING (7)
Score: 108–16 (max 113)

Another niner for Adam and yet another century. Well done, that man."

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Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2013 - voting

Post by sean d » Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:51 am

I'm with Ian on this one. Disappointed to see not a single player v player game. This looks like a Practice Performance of the Year vote rather than Game of the Year vote.
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Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2013 - voting

Post by Charlie Reams » Sun Mar 09, 2014 5:47 pm

You could organise a PvP GotY if you wanted.

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Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2013 - voting

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:00 pm

People take into account whatever they think the relevant features of a GOTY game are when nominating and voting. Maybe the 68 in a tournament is arguably better than a 62 in practice, but also maybe there have only been 69s in player v player games.

(So they'd have done better by concentrating on the game.)

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Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2013 - voting

Post by Adam Gillard » Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:24 am

Not long left to vote now - closes this Sunday!
Mike Brown: "Round 12: T N R S A E I G U

C1: SIGNATURE (18) ["9; not written down"]
C2: SEATING (7)
Score: 108–16 (max 113)

Another niner for Adam and yet another century. Well done, that man."

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Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2013 - voting

Post by Adam Gillard » Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:22 pm

ONE DAY LEFT - get those votes in!
Mike Brown: "Round 12: T N R S A E I G U

C1: SIGNATURE (18) ["9; not written down"]
C2: SEATING (7)
Score: 108–16 (max 113)

Another niner for Adam and yet another century. Well done, that man."

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Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2013 - voting

Post by Adam Gillard » Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:52 pm

The end (of the voting period for GotY 2013) is nigh!
Mike Brown: "Round 12: T N R S A E I G U

C1: SIGNATURE (18) ["9; not written down"]
C2: SEATING (7)
Score: 108–16 (max 113)

Another niner for Adam and yet another century. Well done, that man."

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Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2013 - voting

Post by Adam Gillard » Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:15 am

THE GotY 2013 POLL HAS NOW CLOSED.

Thanks to all those who voted, and once again to those who nominated. Thanks also to Charlie for a couple of weeks of publicity on the apterous home page, which helped to draw in some more voters. I can now reveal the top three games of apterous from 2013!
Congratulations to Matthew for scooping the top award with a huge average voting score and an emphatic winning margin, to Conor for finishing as runner-up and to Innis on his third place. The points breakdown for all 11 nominees is shown below.

See you next year for GotY 2014!


Points breakdown:

Game (position)........................................................... Average (3 d.p.)
A (1): Matthew Tassier 200 - 190 Apterous Rex........... 9.25
J (2): Apterous Prune 0 - 1065 Conor Travers.............. 7.444
D (3): Innis Carson 200 - 0 Apterous Prune.................. 7
B (4): Apterous Rex 367 - 357 Bob De Caux................. 6.556
F (5): Remi Benoit 145 - 0 Apterous Prune................... 6.222
K (6): Adam Gillard 190 - 0 Apterous Prune................. 6
E (7): Apterous Prune 0 - 200 Matthew Tassier............. 5.625
G (8): Gemma Church 321 - 331 Apterous Rex............. 5.111
H (9): Phyl Styles 280 - 0 Apterous Prune...................... 5
C (10): Bob De Caux 150 - 0 Apterous Prune................. 4.778
I (11): Apterous Prune 0 - 98 Phyl Styles........................ 4
Mike Brown: "Round 12: T N R S A E I G U

C1: SIGNATURE (18) ["9; not written down"]
C2: SEATING (7)
Score: 108–16 (max 113)

Another niner for Adam and yet another century. Well done, that man."

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Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2013 - voting

Post by Innis Carson » Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:24 am

Very impressive average score there, wasn't expecting there to be quite so decisive a result. Congrats Matthew!

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Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2013 - voting

Post by Gavin Chipper » Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:37 am

Nice to see the results of this. I voted Conor's Mocktorun top, but I suppose it would have been boring for something so similar to last year's winning game on top again. But I am surprised by the margin of victory with Matthew's game. It was a very good game, but I'm going to stick my neck out and say that I think it's slightly overrated. Bullet hyper has been maxed a handful of times anyway, so for this to be GOTY worthy it would have to be a significant step up from that. Lock adds little to the difficulty, so it's all about whether having 10 of the 20 rounds at 4-large moves it from being a decent GOTW contender in a given week to a dominant GOTY winner. I'm not convinced.

That's not to say I don't think it's a great game. It is, and worthy of its place in this poll. But to win by nearly 2 points is a lot.

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Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2013 - voting

Post by Matthew Tassier » Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:09 pm

Thanks Adam and Innis and everyone who voted, it's an honour to have my game voted top of the poll and the winning margin is indeed really rather surprising. Also, apologies to Gev, I shall try to do better this year.

On the subject of human v human games, I was quite surprised that none made the final poll. 8 of the 22 games I nominated were human v human, none of which would have been out of place in the final list. I'll stick links to them on here if anyone would like and I'd encourage anyone who feels the range of games in the final poll weren't to their liking to participate in the nomination process next time.

Lastly, big thanks to Adam for the effort he puts in to organise this.

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