With some big games, a few disappointing games, a hell of a lot of remasters, some new hardware and many surprising games,2016 was a slow and steady year for games and here at Midlife Gamer we want you to decide, as a community, which games truly shone as the gems of 2016.
We will tell you the categories, and apart from one category where the Midlife Messiah of Analogue Gaming will give you the top 5 board games released this year, there will be no lists of pre-selected games other than those you yourself put forward. That’s right, none of this shortlist malarkey favoured by so many, you will choose who wins completely.
So, how does it work?
Well we are upgrading the tech this year and have replaced the chewing gum with duck tape, hired a new scientist and incorporated a more potent version of voodoo. For ease of use, we have combined all three of these elements into a nice and neat URL for you to click on:
Only fully released titles qualify, and as such any Alpha/Beta code you may have selected will go in the honourable mention list along with those titles that don’t quite break into the top five.
The qualifying release date window for nominations will be 1st January 2016 – 31st December 2016 – This means our community awards will cover the full year, just like you the community wanted.
Once the votes have been cast, we will assemble the staff to count the tally to see the ultimate winner. Each position between first and fifth will be allotted a point score as follows: 10 points for first, five points for second, three points for third, two points for fourth and one point for fifth place.
Once you see the nomination form you will see that we have stripped the awards down to 14 plus the game of the year vote meaning a more streamline awards that mean something to our community.
Voting closes at 23:59 on the 5th January 2017 and is open to all including Midlife Gamer, Game Publisher, Game development and PR staff.