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Game of the Year (GotY) 2012 - voting

Post by Adam Gillard » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:35 am

Nominations for GotY 2012 have now closed. A big thanks to everyone who sent me their nominations, and once again to those who participated in the initial discussion to make this the most sensible and democratic GotY poll yet! A late flurry of nominations shook things up a bit! In total, there were 132 nominations comprising 61 different games. There were 13 games with ≥n nominations and a further 5 with (n-1) nominations. As discussed previously, I was aiming for a natural cut-off for the final poll at around 15 games, so I've decided to go with 13 as it's the closest cut-off to that target of 15 (also, it happens to be the same number as last year). The 5 games that missed out by a single nomination will be given an honourable mention below.

Voting:
  • 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 (but not mandatory) for games you were involved in.
Nominees

Game A: Apterous Prune 0 - 514 Matt Bayfield
Game B: Mark Deeks 106 - 144 Innis Carson
Game C: Adam Gillard 68 - 149 Innis Carson
Game D: Thomas Cappleman 235 - 245 Bob De Caux
Game E: Chris Butler 197 - 207 Jack Worsley
Game F: Apterous Prune 0 - 230 Joe Denniss
Game G: James Hurrell 303 - 0 Apterous Prune
Game H: Bob De Caux 197 - 177 Dylan Taylor
Game I: Liam Tiernan 93 - 87 Jojo Apollo
Game J: Apterous Prime 135 - 142 Conor Travers
Game K: Conor Travers 316 - 323 Kirk Bevins
Game L: Apterous Prune 0 - 987 Conor Travers
Game M: Apterous Rex 765 - 757 Conor Travers


Honourable mention (please do not vote on these games)

Apterous Prune 0 - 85 Nathan Stone
Apterous Prune 0 - 104 Adam Gillard
Matthew Tassier 200 - 0 Apterous Prune
Lauren Hamer 100 - 0 Apterous Prune
Jonathan Rawlinson 150 - 200 Adam Gillard


VOTING FOR GotY 2012 IS NOW OPEN AND WILL CLOSE ON FRIDAY 15 MARCH 2013 AT 10.35am. 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 - 0
    B - 2
    C - 8
    D - 4
    E - 4
    F - 7
    G - 8
    H - 7
    I - 2
    J - 10
    K - 7
    L - Abstain
    M - 3
Happy voting!
Last edited by Adam Gillard on Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:08 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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) 2012 - voting

Post by Adam Gillard » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:55 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) 2012 - voting

Post by Martin Long » Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:08 pm

I'm very happy with this selection of games. A wide of variety of game types and all of them are absolutely awesome in their own way. Well done to all of the nominees!

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Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2012 - voting

Post by Andy Platt » Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:36 pm

Nice one for sorting this out Adam, will be a good contest again.



I feel the following were unlucky not to be on the list and are better performances than some of the games mentioned (only in my opinion):

Innis Standard 15 double max win against Rex
Adam 18 maxes Hypergoat with 5 pencils
Innis v Adam Goatdown double max
Adam first max game in Touchdown 15
Adam Goat Attack max, Metamax-1, 16 darrens
Adam Hypertouch CA 190
Innis Lightning goat 15 max, nailed all his metamaxes
Ed v Eoin Goat double max in the Aptolympic final
Michelle Goat LA max, 11 darrens, 2 off metamax

Special mentions also to Martin, Gevin, and Steve who maxed Bullet Hyper NA, which is just insane. I just thought including the same thing three times was a bit silly, otherwise they'd make my list hands down.

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Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2012 - voting

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:35 pm

I'll mention the some of the ones I nominated but that didn't make the cut.

Apterous Prune 0 - 200 Innis Carson - Innis's max hyperlock conundrum attack - the only one there's been.
Jonathan Rawlinson 150 - 200 Adam Gillard - The 4-large 200. Not more skilful than a non-200 max, but I see it as a landmark game.
Apterous Prune 0 - 162 Chris Davies - Highest scoring max 15-rounder. I see that as a big deal.
Apterous Rex 100 - 110 Conor Travers - Conor's tiebreak conundrum victory against Rex.
Matthew Tassier 200 - 0 Apterous Prune - The bullet aegilops numbers max (honourably mentioned anyway)
Innis Carson 196 - 206 Adam Gillard - Double max Goat Attack (also mentioned by Andy)
Apterous Rex 105 - 115 Innis Carson - Double max against Rex (mentioned by Andy)
Apterous Prime 177 - 197 Martin Long - First 3 large max

I think I nominated all but one of those that did make it, so that's good going.

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Post by Andy Platt » Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:34 pm

That top one in particular is awesome, Gevin. I missed that when I did my scouting. I hope people don't think "wow what a game.. oh, it was Innis, so it's expected", because it's absolute class and deserves to be in the list

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Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2012 - voting

Post by LaurenHamer » Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:22 pm

Ooh I'm honoured by my honourable mention :)

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Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2012 - voting

Post by Adam Gillard » Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:34 am

Martin Long wrote:I'm very happy with this selection of games. A wide of variety of game types and all of them are absolutely awesome in their own way. Well done to all of the nominees!
Yep; it's worked out quite nicely in that regard. Well done to those who nominated!
LaurenHamer wrote:Ooh I'm honoured by my honourable mention :)
Richly deserved!
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) 2012 - voting

Post by Adam Gillard » Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:19 pm

I've just edited the original post to clarify that you can use each number 0-10 as many times as you like when 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) 2012 - voting

Post by Adam Gillard » Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:13 am

Not many votes coming in so far. Charlie has agreed to publicise this on apterous for the final week of voting, but until that time I'd like to have some more voters please!
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) 2012 - voting

Post by Adam Gillard » Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:06 am

I might have to extend this by a week as very few votes have come in so far and I don't want to rush Charlie into putting this on the apterous homepage while Mark, Innis and Zarte's Just Giving page is up there. Will see what transpires over the next couple of days.
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) 2012 - voting

Post by Adam Gillard » Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:08 pm

I am indeed extending this by a week to give people a chance to see it on the apterous homepage next week.

VOTING FOR GotY 2012 WILL CLOSE ON FRIDAY 15 MARCH 2013 AT 10.35am.
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) 2012 - voting

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:39 pm

Hopefully at least everyone who nominated will go on to vote.

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Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2012 - voting

Post by Adam Gillard » Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:30 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:Hopefully at least everyone who nominated will go on to vote.
Seemingly not. This has been terribly disappointing to be honest; fewer people have voted than nominated - voting is so much quicker and easier!
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) 2012 - voting

Post by Adam Gillard » Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:40 pm

Some late votes coming in :) Last chance saloon!
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) 2012 - voting

Post by Adam Gillard » Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:27 am

More votes have come in - the number of voters has overtaken the number of nominators! Just over an hour to go.
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) 2012 - voting

Post by Adam Gillard » Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:53 am

THE GotY 2012 POLL HAS NOW CLOSED.

Thanks to all those who voted, as well as those who nominated and those who participated in the initial discussion. Thanks also to Charlie for some last-minute publicity, which helped draw in some more voters. I can now reveal the top three games of apterous from 2012!
Congratulations to Conor Travers for scooping the top award and the runner-up position! Well done to James Hurrell on preventing a Conoropoly with a creditable third place. I can reveal the points out of 10 for all of the 13 nominees if people are interested.

See you again for GotY 2013!
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) 2012 - voting

Post by Innis Carson » Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:39 am

Congrats Conor, couldn't have been anyone else this year really. Thanks for running this Adam, I'd definitely be interested to see the points breakdown.

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Post by Andy Platt » Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:21 pm

Heh, the one i voted 10 didn't even make the top 3.

Congrats Conor

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Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2012 - voting

Post by Adam Gillard » Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:27 pm

Innis Carson wrote:Congrats Conor, couldn't have been anyone else this year really. Thanks for running this Adam, I'd definitely be interested to see the points breakdown.
Points breakdown:

Game (position)........................................................... Average (3 d.p.).....High.....Low
L (1): Apterous Prune 0 - 987 Conor Travers............... 8.333......................10........2
J (2): Apterous Prime 135 - 142 Conor Travers............ 8.111......................10........5
G (3): James Hurrell 303 - 0 Apterous Prune............... 7.889......................10.........6
M (4): Apterous Rex 765 - 757 Conor Travers............. 7.556......................10........5
C (5): Adam Gillard 68 - 149 Innis Carson.................. 6.875.......................9..........4
K (6): Conor Travers 316 - 323 Kirk Bevins................. 6.222.......................9.........3
A (7): Apterous Prune 0 - 514 Matt Bayfield................ 6.111.......................8.........0
B (8): Mark Deeks 106 - 144 Innis Carson................... 5.5...........................7.........3
I (9): Liam Tiernan 93 - 87 Jojo Apollo........................ 5.125.......................10........2
F (=10): Apterous Prune 0 - 230 Joe Denniss............... 4.889......................8..........1
H (=10): Bob De Caux 197 - 177 Dylan Taylor.............. 4.889......................7.........2
E (12): Chris Butler 197 - 207 Jack Worsley................... 4.444......................7.........1
D (13): Thomas Cappleman 235 - 245 Bob De Caux..... 3.889......................7.........1
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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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Post by Andy Platt » Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:31 pm

Trying to work out how many people voted from those decimal places, was it 12?

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Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2012 - voting

Post by Adam Gillard » Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:41 pm

Andy Platt wrote:Trying to work out how many people voted from those decimal places, was it 12?
No, there were 9 voters. Some games ended up with only 8 counting votes due to abstentions. The highest and lowest vote for each game makes interesting reading, I'll add that to the table.
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) 2012 - voting

Post by Adam Gillard » Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:53 pm

I've added the highest and lowest scores to the full results, because I think it's very interesting. 1st and 9th place have the same highest and lowest vote and there's quite a high-low spread evident in the voting. The most agreed upon seem to be 3rd place and 8th place and the least agreed upon seem to be 1st (!), 7th and 9th place.
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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Post by Adam Gillard » Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:57 pm

When I say "most" or "least" agreed upon, that's based only on the high-low spread, whereas standard deviation or something would probably be a better measure. The fact that Game L came first despite a vote of 2 shows that most of the voters rated it very highly.
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) 2012 - voting

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:42 pm

I'd love to know who gave the mocktorun 2.

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Post by Liam Tiernan » Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:26 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:I'd love to know who gave the mocktorun 2.
That would be me. But hey, at least I took the time to vote. On a similar note, I'd love to know who gave my game a 10. :?

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Post by Eoin Monaghan » Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:15 pm

Liam Tiernan wrote:
Gavin Chipper wrote:I'd love to know who gave the mocktorun 2.
That would be me. But hey, at least I took the time to vote. On a similar note, I'd love to know who gave my game a 10. :?
From his above post, presumably Andy?

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Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2012 - voting

Post by Andy Platt » Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:24 pm

I gave this one a 10, I just felt the level of consistency and concentration required to max 96 letters rounds in a row, even though it's Nice, is higher than getting 116 maxes in a mocktorun with what Conor said was pretty easy numbers, but that's just me and probably biased by the fact I'm decent at numbers and shit at letters.

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Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2012 - voting

Post by Dave Preece » Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:47 am

Andy Platt wrote:Trying to work out how many people voted from those decimal places, was it 12?
How do you go about working this out Andy?

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Re: Game of the Year (GotY) 2012 - voting

Post by Andy Platt » Thu Nov 07, 2013 4:59 pm

Er I dunno

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