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Sumea Awards 2003

Posted by souri on Fri, 12/09/03 - 9:38 PM

It's getting close to the time we have the Sumea Awards!! This is a chance for *everyone* to acknowledge the local industry and the games they're making. I'm currently putting together the list in each category and will update it as I go. I missed a few titles last year which were requested to be put in, but since voting had already begun, it was unfortunately too late. So if your game isn't listed, and you'd like it to be nominated, or if there needs to be some correction (some games may not be released yet - I need to check), please reply below or [url="http://www.sumea.com.au/semailpost.asp"]contact me here[/url]. Type the game name, website, and the category you want it to be in.

We'll all start voting through a webform in about 2-3 weeks, and the results will be posted sometime after the AGDC 2003 is over.

Games released in the last 12 months:

Warlords IV - Infinite Interactive
AFL Live 2004 - IR Gurus
Woody Woodpecker in Crazy Castle 5 (GBA) - Tantalus
GoJoe Pogo - Dimsdale & Kreozot
Top Gear Rally (GBA) - Tantalus
Monster Truck Madness (GBA) - Tantalus
Jurassic Park : Operation Genesis - Blue Tongue
World of Outlaws Sprint Cars - Rat Bag Games
Ultimate Trainz Collection - Auran
Grand Prix Challenge - Atari Melbourne House
Decisive Battles of World War II: Korsun Pocket - Strategic Studies Group
Trainz Railroad Simulator 2004

All these games and developers will be pushed into these categories:

1. Best Game Boy Advance game

Monster Truck Madness (GBA) - Tantalus
Top Gear Rally (GBA) - Tantalus
Woody Woodpecker in Crazy Castle 5 (GBA) - Tantalus

2. Best Console game

AFL Live 2004 - IR Gurus
Grand Prix Challenge - Atari Melbourne House
Jurassic Park : Operation Genesis - Blue Tongue

3. Best PC game

Decisive Battles of World War II: Korsun Pocket - Strategic Studies Group
Jurassic Park : Operation Genesis - Blue Tongue
Trainz Railroad Simulator 2004
Ultimate Trainz Collection - Auran
Warlords IV - Infinite Interactive
World of Outlaws Sprint Cars - Rat Bag Games

4. Best Engine technology

(I know there are much more engines than what is listed here.. let me know!)

Auran Jet - Auran
BigWorld - Microforte
Serenity - Hemiware
The Difference Engine - Ratbag
ToshiR - Blue Tongue (Jurassic Park)

5. Best overall Art

AFL Live 2004 - IR Gurus
Grand Prix Challenge - Atari Melbourne House
Jurassic Park : Operation Genesis - Blue Tongue
Trainz Railroad Simulator 2004 - Auran
Warlords IV - Infinite Interactive
World of Outlaws Sprint Cars - Rat Bag Games

6. Best overall game for 2003

AFL Live 2004 - IR Gurus
Decisive Battles of World War II: Korsun Pocket - Strategic Studies Group
Grand Prix Challenge - Atari Melbourne House
Jurassic Park : Operation Genesis - Blue Tongue
Warlords IV - Infinite Interactive
Trainz Railroad Simulator 2004 - Auran
Ultimate Trainz Collection - Auran

7. Most anticipated game

Citizen Zero - Microforte
Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich - Irrational Games
Ice Nine - Torus
Metal Shell - Tantalus
Powerslide Slipstream - Rat Bag Games
Rugby League - Sidhe
Third Strike - Bullant Studios
Transformer Armada: Prelude to Energon Atari - Melbourne House
Tribes: Vengeance - Irrational Games
Ty: Bush Rescue - Krome Studios

8. Developer of the year

Atari Melbourne House
Auran
Blue Tongue
Bullant Studios
Creative Assembly
Dimsdale & Kreozot
Halfbrick Studios
Infinite Interactive
IR Gurus
Irrational Games
Krome Studios
Microforte
Pandemic Studios
Rat Bag Games
Tantalus
TheyerGFX
THQ Studio Australia
Torus
Sidhe Interactive
Strategic Studies Group


Submitted by Blitz on Sat, 13/09/03 - 8:11 AM Permalink

Nominations for 15. should be interesting :P
Should Jurassic Park also be included in the PC titles? (since it was released on PC)
CYer, Blitz

Submitted by inglis on Sat, 13/09/03 - 8:57 AM Permalink

i wasnt around last year so...
for 11,13,15- all members with those profiles are in the running?

Submitted by Blitz on Sun, 14/09/03 - 3:52 AM Permalink

I don't recall there being a best "sumean" anything last year. :)
CYer, Blitz

Submitted by souri on Sun, 14/09/03 - 2:31 PM Permalink

Thanks Blitz, I've added Jurassic Park to the PC list. There are a few other things I need to check out - I'm not sure if those Tantalus GBA titles have been released, and I don't think Warlords IV has been released either... anyway, if anyone knows, I do appreciate the help [:)]

Yeh, the Sumea member categories are new to the awards. I thought people would find it interesting.

Submitted by Daemin on Mon, 15/09/03 - 2:11 AM Permalink

Yeah, but how would you find out the best programmer, I doubt that there have been many, if any people that have programmed stuff for the community...

Submitted by Jacana on Mon, 15/09/03 - 3:16 AM Permalink

Playing devils advocate here - I agree with Daemin on one side....

But the other side of things....

The best artist may not be the one whos done the best work but would be the most helpful in ideas, useful crits, etc. So if that could be true for an artist maybe the programmer is someone whos helpful when people run into problems, etc...

I really think Souri's poll is more of a thank-you to people who have helped shape the community - I don't think he's trying to create a rift where people say "But I am better then you are".

Submitted by inglis on Mon, 15/09/03 - 3:43 AM Permalink

is it open to all members with those profile types or do we have to nominate members?

Submitted by Blitz on Mon, 15/09/03 - 7:22 AM Permalink

But, I AM better than ALL of you.
CYer, Blitz

Submitted by inglis on Mon, 15/09/03 - 9:07 AM Permalink

we might as well just give the awards to blitz [:p] hes got us all there.

Submitted by souri on Wed, 17/09/03 - 10:54 AM Permalink

I think anyone who interprets the awards as a "I'm better than you" competition is really missing the point of it all, and perhaps taking the awards a bit too seriously. It's more like a pat on the back more than anything.

Submitted by inglis on Wed, 17/09/03 - 10:58 AM Permalink

yeah. gathered that from the start. i was just having a joke in reply to blitz comment.

Submitted by Blitz on Wed, 17/09/03 - 12:25 PM Permalink

I was being serious! :)
CYer, Blitz

Submitted by Ninja on Sat, 04/10/03 - 2:55 AM Permalink

when will the webform for this section be up souri ? [:)] man so many games that are good are in the running... i don't know which one to choose.......

Submitted by Makk on Thu, 09/10/03 - 11:39 PM Permalink

wow..out of all these games I've played only one; AFL live 2004
The solution: I NEED TO PLAY MORE GAMES!!!!!!

Submitted by souri on Mon, 27/10/03 - 11:16 PM Permalink

I just put up the vote form for this. You people better start voting! *shakes fist*

Submitted by tachyon on Tue, 28/10/03 - 7:54 AM Permalink

ummm, how does one access this vote form? i can't see a link anywhere on the site

Submitted by tachyon on Tue, 28/10/03 - 9:59 AM Permalink

oh yes, there it is. didn't notice it

Submitted by Blitz on Tue, 28/10/03 - 10:53 AM Permalink

That reminds me, Bridge It, made (at least in part?) by Auran was released a few weeks ago. Sorry for the late one :(
Now maybe i should get around to playing some of these games :)
CYer, Blitz

Submitted by souri on Tue, 04/11/03 - 11:56 PM Permalink

Grrr... what's it with people selecting only 2 or 3 of the 8 categories!! *shakes fist even harder*.. incomplete submissions won't get counted. Vote on all 8 categories!

Submitted by Blitz on Wed, 05/11/03 - 7:56 AM Permalink

Probably because people haven't (for instance) played any of those gba games etc. so they don't want to vote for them?
CYer, Blitz