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Request for votes: Ascii Dreams Roguelike of the Year 2010
« on: December 17, 2010, 10:39:23 AM »
Voting has begun at http://roguelikedeveloper.blogspot.com for the Ascii Dreams Roguelike of the Year 2010, now in its fourth year.

166 roguelikes were released this year... this is, again, a new record for the number to qualify for this competition, up from 99 the last year.

How did the roguelikes qualify?

The list was taken from the roguelike releases announced on the Rogue Basin news section between December 16th 2009 and December 16th 2010 and from the list of Actively Developing Roguelikes maintained by Jeff Lait.

What about 'x'?

Make sure you announced your roguelike on Rogue Basin for next year.

What about the 7 day roguelikes?

I decided to exclude any 7 day roguelikes that weren't announced separately. However, most of them were on Jeff Lait's list.

What's the prize?

Pride. And a sexy logo - if you want one. You can see the winning 2007 logo on the Dwarf Fortress links page. Other winners are free to request them, but haven't done so. Logo designs for this year are welcome.

Having a competition is a dumb idea/offensive/stupid when you can't police the results.

Yep. Doesn't stop it being fun. You can vote for multiple different roguelikes. The idea here is that you will be encouraged to go out and download a roguelike that other people consider interesting, not that there is any kind of real competition element involved.

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Re: Request for votes: Ascii Dreams Roguelike of the Year 2010
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2010, 02:10:24 PM »
How many votes are allowed on this?  I picked Tome, PrincessRL, and Rogue Survivor.

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Re: Request for votes: Ascii Dreams Roguelike of the Year 2010
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2010, 03:06:06 PM »
Welcome to RogueTemple Andrew, glad to have you here.

This Roguelike of the Year is a very good idea to spread the word about still not famous games with potential (furthermore allowing a multiple vote is great for letting people pay attention to those less known projects).

Anyway, as someone said in a comment of your post, too bad you didn't put DiabloRL on the list!
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Re: Request for votes: Ascii Dreams Roguelike of the Year 2010
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2010, 03:43:42 PM »
I think there were no brand new roguelikes released in 2010. But UnNethack is ok, I voted it.

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Re: Request for votes: Ascii Dreams Roguelike of the Year 2010
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2010, 03:45:30 PM »
Epyon is a nickname Kornel uses. DiabloRL slipped under the radar because it was announced neither on RogueBasin nor on rec.games.roguelike.announce. Ignoring major centers of RL communities' activity I am not surprised both Actively Developing List and Ascii Dreams missed the release. What a pity.

I voted for six games. Among them Cataclysm and Hydra Slayer which had first public release this year.
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Re: Request for votes: Ascii Dreams Roguelike of the Year 2010
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2010, 05:33:20 PM »
According to Google I broke the poll via approving of too many RLs...   :-\
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Re: Request for votes: Ascii Dreams Roguelike of the Year 2010
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2010, 09:17:14 PM »
Welcome to RogueTemple Andrew, glad to have you here.

This Roguelike of the Year is a very good idea to spread the word about still not famous games with potential (furthermore allowing a multiple vote is great for letting people pay attention to those less known projects).

Anyway, as someone said in a comment of your post, too bad you didn't put DiabloRL on the list!

Thanks - I could have sworn I'd registered here previously.

It's a great idea, which surprised me that no one else had thought of it. I try to keep it as egalitarian as possible, which is why there are so many entries.

Feel free to vote for DiabloRL in the comments.

Andrew

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Re: Request for votes: Ascii Dreams Roguelike of the Year 2010
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2010, 09:18:22 PM »
According to Google I broke the poll via approving of too many RLs...   :-\

I'd be interested in hearing how many you voted for. I'm pretty sure Google never anticipated a poll with 166 valid choices.

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Re: Request for votes: Ascii Dreams Roguelike of the Year 2010
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2010, 09:45:58 PM »
According to Google I broke the poll via approving of too many RLs...   :-\

I'd be interested in hearing how many you voted for. I'm pretty sure Google never anticipated a poll with 166 valid choices.

Andrew

Well, on a rough re-do----53 at least is apparently a boggling number.   :)
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Re: Request for votes: Ascii Dreams Roguelike of the Year 2010
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2010, 10:22:12 PM »
It has actually become a mark of christmas to me when the RL of the Year vote goes down :)

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Re: Request for votes: Ascii Dreams Roguelike of the Year 2010
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2010, 10:41:36 PM »
Jeff Lait no longer maintains the list of actively developing roguelikes. Giving him credit is good and just thing since he created it in 2004 and led almost alone for long years but I figured you would be interested.
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Re: Request for votes: Ascii Dreams Roguelike of the Year 2010
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2010, 05:27:19 AM »
Jeff Lait no longer maintains the list of actively developing roguelikes. Giving him credit is good and just thing since he created it in 2004 and led almost alone for long years but I figured you would be interested.

Thanks for pointing this out. I've updated the blog post to reflect this.

Andrew