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Re: [Icehouse] 2009 pyramid game awards: who wants to help

  • FromBryan Stout <stoutwb@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateMon, 17 May 2010 13:54:00 -0400
1. Opponents: I can play most games solo, doing each player's turn
from his point of view -- it's how I do initial playtesting of any
game ideas I have, anyway -- so I think for most of the first pass
it's ok if we play them solo.

2.  Games in Development: The possibility of an award-winning game
being altered later doesn't bother me -- it happens with published
games a lot anyway.  Eliminating all games in development up front
concerns me for two reasons: A) some people haven't changed the status
of their game(s) because they haven't gotten around to it (myself, for
example :-); B) we could be excluding some pretty mature designs (such
as Amoeba, which I like a lot even thought it's listed under "Initial
Game Designs").  If we're going to exclude games in development we
ought to at least give the authors a chance to reclassify their games,
and/or state they'd like their game considered even though it's "not


On Mon, May 17, 2010 at 12:38 PM, David Artman <david.artman@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I also think that games in dev should be excluded. Suppose the winner ended
> up being further developed until it was significantly different?
> On May 17, 2010 12:33 PM, "captncavern" <captncavern@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I'm definitely not going to be at Origins (a long way from Japan), but I'd
> be willing to help with the preliminary judging. Distance could also be a
> problem when it comes to meeting and discussing the games...
> I'm not likely to find more than one opponent, but both of us have tried a
> fair number of icehouse games, so if there are two-player games, we'll be
> happy to try them out and give some feedback.
> When browsing through the list, I also noticed that games in preliminary
> development were included. I think those could be dismissed from the start,
> which would reduce the number of games to judge by a significant amount.
> Julien

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