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Re: [Icehouse] Designers, help us shrink the "best of 2009" list

  • From"Ryan Hackel" <deeplogic@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • DateWed, 09 Jun 2010 12:37:45 -0400
Of our nine remaining contestants, I have played 2 of them.  I can probably play the remaining 7 by the 16th.  I am hoping to hold a pyramid party to try them out, but it all depends on the tight schedule of my fellow playtester(s).

I like the idea of splitting the award into two categories, Heavy and Light Games.  This mirrors the way the Origins Awards are given to different types of games.  But I am wary that we'd divide our already small pool of participation into two efforts.

I disagree with awarding first, second, and third place.  First alone is good enough.

I have no preference on award title or trophy design.

I will not be attending Origins.


-----Original Message-----
From: "Bryan Stout" [stoutwb@xxxxxxxxx]
Date: 06/09/2010 11:06 AM
To: "Icehouse Discussion List" <icehouse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Icehouse] Designers, help us shrink the "best of 2009" list

OK, Origins starts 2 weeks from now, so we need to get this list
whittled down.  I have edited the page
http://icehousegames.org/wiki/index.php?title=New_in_2009 to show
games already eliminated: by the designers' preference to their
preferred game, or by being 2010 designs, or for being provisional
yeses in the first pass.  This leaves us with 9 games.

We'll apparently need to pick one of the games from Robert Dudley for
him.  I find them both intriguing, but I prefer Stack Control to
Infiltrate.  Do you agree, Scott, or anyone else who has played them

This would leave us with 8 games.  I really don't want to have just 2
of us picking the finalists.  Just as in the first pass, the judges
don't have to play every game, but hopefully they can play at least 4,
or 3 as a minimum, so they can offer preferences between games.  Ryan,
Eric, how much are you able to help with this last group?

And is there anyone else who would be willing to evaluate 4 or more
games in the next few days?

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