AGS Awards 2021 - For Your Consideration

Started by cat, 02 Mar 2022, 20:41

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cat

Have you made a game in 2021 and want it to compete in the AGS Awards 2021? This is the topic where to showcase it!
Post a database link, a brief description and some pictures (thumbnails preferred, here is an excellent FYC post from last year).

Do not be shy, by posting your game you are helping the players who will take some of their time to play/nominate/vote!

Usual remarks:

  • please include a link to your games page on the AGS games database
  • if you think a game deserves mention but the author isn't around, post a FYC for them! The more worthy games we get here, the better it is for everyone!
  • this thread is for FYC posts only, if you want to discuss the awards go here!

Post your games here before nominations start. The earlier you post, the more time people have to play your game!

arj0n

FYC:

Desolate

AGS page | Itch page








Remember Desolate, that top-down perspective spaceship crawler with arcade game
and puzzle elements, served in a hybrid TI83-Game Boy monochrome green palette?


Please consider for:


  • Best Game Created with AGS
  • Best Freeware Game Created with AGS
  • Best Gameplay
  • Best Puzzles
  • Best Non Adventure Game Created with AGS
  • Best Programming

Laura Hunt

For your consideration:

IF ON A WINTER'S NIGHT, FOUR TRAVELERS

by Dead Idle Games


AGS Database page | Itch.io page | Steam page











The game was first released on itch.io on March 10th, with a Steam release following on September 21st, in both cases 100% free. An optional DLC package was added with the September release, consisting of a digital artbook + OST for those who wanted to show their support in a more tangible way :) Windows and Linux versions are available on both platforms, whereas the Mac version is only available on itch.io.

Please consider for:

  • Best Game Created with AGS
  • Best Freeware Game Created with AGS
  • Best Writing
  • Best Character (Valérie Winterbourne)
  • Best Puzzles
  • Best Background Art
  • Best Character Art
  • Best Animation
  • Best Music & Sound
  • Best Programming

FormosaFalanster

For your consideration:



Have you ever played a game where your goal is to make the happiness of the woman you love?
Breakfast on Trappist-1 takes you in a multicultural and melancholy universe in which you must help Zheny, a refugee from a destroyed planet, adapt to her new life. If you fail, she will leave and face dangers beyond imagination. Will you let her go?

Written by FormosaFalanster with art by Lorenzo.











Please consider for:


  • Best Game Created with AGS
  • Best Freeware Game Created with AGS
  • Best Writing
  • Best Character (Zheny)
  • Best Background Art
  • Best Character Art
  • Best Short Game





For your consideration

NIGHTMARE FRAMES DEMO

Steam

Itch

AGS Database






Alan Goldberg's luck is about to change.
He's a frustrated slasher films scriptwriter in the Hollywood of 1985, and Helen Westmore, an eccentric millionaire, will grant him any wish if he can find out about the whereabouts of the last,
unpublished work of genius horror director Edward Keller, considered to be the scariest film of all time.

Alan will find his way amongst B-films production companies, VFX workshops, religious cults, and a small haunted town called Serena, the dark reputation of which began when Keller was last seen there.

Please consider for:

Best Demo


CaptainD

I released two games in 2022, both of them non-adventure games expanded from earlier MAGS entries:


The Rat Pack (Full Version)

In this turn-based strategy game you take control of a rat colony and try to survive, thrive, and gain the favour of King Rat himself. The game is played across 3 chapters each containing 5 missions, with 3 difficulty levels and 100 achievements to obtain.











Please consider for:

  • Best Non-Adventure Game Made With AGS
  • Best Gameplay
  • Best Programming
  • Best Background Art (for Kastchey's mission intro / event graphics)

Please DO NOT nominate for Best Music - the music in this game is all procedurally-generated and I would hate this to take anything away from a real composer.



Shoaly You Can't Be Serious! (Deluxe Version)

A one or two-player arcade game in which the goal is to grow your shoal as much as possible, which evading dangers such as sharks / nets, and hinderances like electric eels and jellyfish.







  • Best Non-Adventure Game Made With AGS
  • Best Gameplay
  • Best Programming
 

ukz530

#6
For your consideration:

Content


AGS page | Itch page









The main character Anthony is influencer, who runs a cat channel.
One day my colleague influencer provokes me by saying that I can't gain popularity in cat videos.
To make matters worse, he is in trouble for not paying his rent. He plans to make a hit by filming a huge insect video.

Please consider for:

  • Best Game Created with AGS
  • Best Freeware Game Created with AGS
  • Best Writing
  • Best Character(Anthony)
  • Best Puzzles
  • Best Background Art
  • Best Animation
  • Best Short Game

For your consideration:

Contact









The main character, who was spending her daily life, is contacted by her father.
The protagonist, who ignored her father's contact, reluctantly heads to the house where her family was and suffers an unexpected accident.
She opens her eyes in a familiar place.
Is that hell? Or is it her hometown?

Please consider for:

  • Best Game Created with AGS
  • Best Freeware Game Created with AGS
  • Best Writing
  • Best Puzzles
  • Best Background Art
  • Best Animation
  • Best Short Game


cat

Btw, there is no need to link to an itch page here, it was a mistake on my part that I suggested a post with a link (fix that already after Arj0n's post). Games without Itch or Steam page are highly welcome here in this thread, all you need is a link to the AGS database. I will be more careful when selecting an example post next year.

I want to encourage ALL authors to post their games here, no matter where their game is hosted.

elentgirl

For your consideration:

The Garden of Hades

https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2561-the-garden-of-hades/






The Garden of Hades is a surreal first-person adventure in which you have to save the soul of a woman held by Hades, the ancient god of the dead.
You must navigate five very different settings: a little girl's dream, a young woman's psychedelic trip, a comic book journey into space,
a pack of Tarot cards in a puppet theatre, and a detective story concerning a China plate.
Please consider for:
    Best Game Created with AGS
    Best Freeware Game Created with AGS
    Best Writing
    Best Gameplay
    Best Puzzles
    Best Background Art
    Best Music & Sound
    Best Voice Work

For your consideration:

Gem Collector

https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2574-gem-collector/




Gem Collector is an arcade style game based loosely upon such classics as
Heartlight and Boulder Dash.
Please consider for:
    Best Non Adenture Game Created with AGS
    Best Programming

Amateur Detective

For your consideration:

Lucas Mendoza - Amateur Detective (DEMO)

AGS Database




Lucas Mendoza wants to become a detective in the peaceful city of San Guche. Unluckily for him, his first case will grow into a huge mystery from another time, involving a secret organization called 'The Searchers of the Beginning'. Unluckily for everybody else, he is the only one who can stop them.
An old school point and click adventure game, with 9 verbs interface, inventory puzzles, branching dialogs, nonsense humor, and all that good LucasArts vibes.


Please consider for:


  • Best DEMO


heltenjon

#10
Viktor is busy with his newborn son, so I'll make a post on his behalf.

For your consideration:

M*A*S*H: Point n' Click adventure game

by Viktor

AGS Database

[imgzoom]https://mashthegame.viki.si/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/demo-screenshot-300x187.png[/imgzoom]

[imgzoom]https://mashthegame.viki.si/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/full-game-300x188.png[/imgzoom]

In 1950 on June 25th, the Korean conflict started. In the midst of the conflict, there is also a troop of surgeons and nurses that patch up the wounded in what they call meatball surgery. Our story takes place at the 4077th. The best M*A*S*H unit far and wide. It has an astonishingly low casualty record. One of the 4077th members is also the company clerk Walter O'Reilly. After an 8-hour stint in OR, Radar finds something is missing.

Please consider for:


  • Best Game created with AGS
  • Best Freeware Game created with AGS
  • Best Writing
  • Best Character (Radar or Hawkeye, take your pick) (Suggestion withdrawn because the characters are from the movie/tv show and not created for this game.)
  • Best Puzzles
  • Best Gameplay
  • Best Background art
  • Best Character art
  • Best short game

FransisKransis

For Your Consideration: Graceward DEMO

For folks who appreciate a bit of action on the side of their usual adventure game business, here is my mature shooter/adventure-game, Graceward. There's a free demo version available for download on the itch page. The demo is fairly meaty, and comes with a fair warning; it can be a hard M rating at times. Enjoy.

AGS Database: https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2590-graceward-early-access-/
Itch: https://thinking-of-cremation.itch.io/graceward

Please consider for:
-Best Music & Sound
-Best Writing
-Best Gameplay
-Best DEMO


Screenshots:



heltenjon

#12
For Your Consideration:

Trade it Forward
by Cassiebsg and heltenjon, with music by Eric Matyas.

AGS Database



Charly needs to have the new DroneMaster 5000! Unfortunately, all he owns, is a trouser button.
Help Charly doing some good trades and perhaps cut some corners in his attempt to get a hold of the toy of his dreams!

Please consider for:

Best short game
Best Gameplay
Best Writing
Best Puzzles
Best Background Art
Best Music (by Eric Matyas)

Why?
I'm really pleased with the puzzle(s) in this one, as I think we managed to work the puzzles into the story. Basically, the puzzles are the story. That means the writing is good in that regard...and then there's the banter.  (laugh) Best  Gameplay will apply if this kind of puzzles is your thing. Oh, and art and music talk for themselves.

Honza

FYC:

Ossuarium
AGS page | Itch page




In medieval Bohemia, Marie and Jakub struggle to escape a terrible curse - but their futures have already been written. A dark comedy point and click made in two weeks for AdvXJam2021.

Please consider for:

- Best Background Art
- Best Character Art
- Best Writing
- Best Animation
- Best Music & Sound
- Best Short Game

eri0o

For Your Consideration:

I rented a boat

AGS Games DB | Completed Games Thread | Itch IO



After renting a boat with your partner you find yourself stranded in an island in the middle of nowhere, separated. But you have a radio!

Please consider for:

  • Best Programming
  • Best Short Game
  • Best Gameplay
  • Best Writing

DrSlash

#15
For your consideration:

KING'S QUEST IV: THE PERILS OF ROSELLA RETOLD




AGS Database Page | Completed Games Thread


"King's Quest IV Retold" is a point-and-click remake of the fourth chapter in Sierra's classic King's Quest series.

The game's story picks up immediately where "King's Quest III: To Heir Is Human" left off. As King Graham tosses his adventurer's cap to his children, he suffers a massive heart attack and is left on his death bed. It is up to his daughter, Princess Rosella, to retrieve a rare magic fruit that can heal her father, as well as save the land of Tamir from the evil fairy Lolotte along the way.

This remake introduces numerous improvements to the original game while staying faithful to its story and graphics, thus offering a new way to experience this classic adventure and making it more approachable for new players.


Please DON'T nominate for*:
  • Best Writing
  • Best Character
  • Best Puzzles
  • Best Background Art
  • Best Character Art
  • Best Animation
  • Best Music & Sound
*Even though I did some additional writing, art, and sounds for the project, the overwhelming majority of assets used in the game are identical to those found in Sierra On-Line's original SCI release of King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella. I'd hate to take credit for something I didn't make or steal a nomination from someone who created all of their assets from scratch.

Instead, please consider for:
  • Best Game Created with AGS
  • Best Freeware Game Created with AGS
  • Best Gameplay
  • Best Programming

RocketBoyGames

#16
For your consideration:



https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2556-pedro-s-adventures-in-spanish/

A language learning adventure game that helps you learn and practice Spanish without the need for quizzes or word matching exercises. All interface, dialogue and narration is in simple Spanish accompanied by carefully designed images and animations to help you understand the game play and objectives.





Available here on STEAM: ​


English version here: ​

Features:

  • Over 60 unique characters fully voice acted by native Spanish speakers
  • Over 4000 lines of simple in-game Spanish dialogue
  • Approximately 15-20 hours of game play (depending on experience level)
  • Original symphonic sound track and artwork

Please consider this game for:

  • Best Game Created with AGS
  • Best Character Art
  • Best Background Art
  • Best Animation
  • Best Music & Sound
  • Best Voice Work
  • Best Programming

Pogwizd

For your consideration

Absurdistan
by Pogwizd















Absurdistan is a partially text-based, side-scrolling adventure game featuring simplistic graphics.

You play as Leszek, a young Absurdani, who, just like his family, is fed up with the regime imposed by the Party. Despite the seemingly gloomy setting, the game doesn't intend to get you down, as its main goal is to poke fun at many absurdities of the daily life in a totalitarian-communist state.

The game features a whole variety of puzzles, which, unlike the state of Absurdistan, do make sense. Some of them may even require you to grab something to write and figure them out in real life.

AGS game page: https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2544-absurdistan/
Itch.io page: https://lazy-squirrel.itch.io/absurdistan

Please consider for

  • Best Puzzles
  • Best Writing
  • Best Gameplay
  • Best Music & Sound (By Eric Matyas)

Dualnames

For your consideration


Developed by Wormwood Studios, published by Wadjet Eye Games.
STRANGELAND





General Information:

You awake in a nightmarish carnival and watch a golden-haired woman hurl herself down a bottomless well for your sake. You seek clues and help from jeering ravens, an eyeless scribe, a living furnace, a mismade mermaid, and many more who dwell within the park. All the while, a shadow shrieks from atop a towering roller-coaster, and you know that until you destroy this Dark Thing, the woman will keep jumping, falling, and dying, over and over again...

Strangeland is a classic point-and-click adventure that integrates a compelling narrative with engaging puzzles. For almost a decade, we've been working on a worthy successor to the fan-acclaimed Primordia, and we are proud, at long last, to have our second game. Strangeland has been an interesting game to develop to say the least, from the hand drawn graphics of Victor Pflug, based on HR Giger's earlier work, to Wadjet Eye Games featuring an extremely talented voice cast for us, with Abe Goldfarb being the main lead, to coding it, there's so much still left to say.


Some DEV articles WE wrote!:
CohhCarnage, Mostly Walking, and Other Streams / LPs of Strangeland
PushingUpRoses and Grimbeard Analyze Strangeland
Strangeland: Cracking the Code
The Power of Puzzles
Why Horror?









PAGES:



Please consider STRANGELAND for

  • Best Game Created with AGS
  • Best Programming
  • Best Voice Work
  • Best Writing
  • Best Background Art
  • Best Music & Sound
  • Best Character Art
  • Best Character (Stranger/Cicada/Fimbul Fambi/Murmur/Super Ego)
  • Best Gameplay
  • Best Puzzles
  • Best Animation
No more military army stuff. I'm alive and back.

selmiak

#19
FOR YOU CONSIDERATION

SPHONX - DEMO

[imgzoom]https://img.itch.zone/aW1nLzc1MzM1NDkuanBn/original/gCzpKW.jpg[/imgzoom]

Game Info:
Sphonx lets you discover scientifically advanced technology and antique artifacts on an archaeological expedition in an ancient egyptian pyramid. You are Ignacio "Iggy" Dias, a young and interested archaeologist in the near future. He helps Dr. Allan Nowicz, an experienced scientist and archaeologist who was involved in the development of some of the most advanced technological breakthroughs in recent archaelogy. He is leading the current research on the dig site and he's also managing the buerocratic side of the expedition in Egypt today. Dr Nowicz is very proud to have a Death Erasing Multispectral Ultrawave Mummified Material Igniter Ray Device with him on this site. It's purpose is to revive even partially conserved cells in old, very old and even ancient egyptian tissue and give it back its previous human form.

Of course, such advanced technology needs careful use and planned application. So Dr Nowicz wants to wait for Dr Sebranovic to arrive, the spiritual and logical father of the very advanced tissue reviving device. Ignacio Dias, a studious but a bit clumsy apprentice working for Dr Nowicz instead wants to finally see results and start the live study of ancient life with support of the DEMUMMI-RAY rather yesterday than waiting even longer.
Tension between the two clashing opinions escalates and late at night Iggy sneaks into the excavation / laboratory deep inside the darkest parts of the age-old pyramid only to get involved in a centuries spanning adventure.

[imgzoom]https://i.imgur.com/FjCWZ0H.png[/imgzoom]
[imgzoom]https://i.imgur.com/HfQheX6.jpeg[/imgzoom]

Game Files
https://toxic-tuba.itch.io/sphonx
https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2584-sphonx-tech-demo/

Since this is a short demo only by now
please consider SPHONX for

* Best Demo

and if you are feeling generous consider it for these too

* Best Background Graphics
* Best Music
* Best Voice Work


WHAM

For your consideration I present: One More Fathom

Developed during a single month period for the prestigious MAGS contest, a puzzley diving simulator about diving treasure while battling oxygen deprivation, angry seaweed, idiotic fish and your very own greed.



I would like to present this game to be considered for the following categories:


  • Best Freeware Game Created with AGS
  • Best Character: The FRIEND
  • Best Gameplay
  • Best Non Adventure Game Created with AGS
Wrongthinker and anticitizen one. Pending removal to memory hole. | WHAMGAMES proudly presents: One More Fathom!

fernewelten

#21
For your consideration

I'd like to present:



The Devious and Daring
Commando Raid
of Linkattus, The Lowly Janitor Rat,
In Order to Free
Ratzelda, the Princess of His Dreams,
And to Get Her, Too

What? That whole mouthful is the title of this great adventure! 8-)
And it'll serve as a neat summary of the adventure, too!

  • Help Linkattus outwit a pompous boss!
  • Navigate a huge maze of underground canals!
  • Solve puzzles!
  • Stress the left AND the right button of your mouse!
  • Witness Linkattus woo his sweetheart!


Assets (sound, graphics) are original and were prepared by me.

You might consider this game, e.g., for the categories:

  • Best Short Game
  • Best Character (Linkattus)
  • Best Puzzles
  • Best Music

Completed Game thread: https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=59442.0
AGS Database: https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2565-the-devious-and-daring-commando-raid-of-linkattus-the-lowly-janitor-rat-in-order-to-free-ratzelda-the-princess-of-his-dreams-and-to-get-her-too/



fernewelten

#22
For your consideration

I'd like to present:

Thinker

a SciFi Point & Click adventure.

Meet a robot that lacks a voice module but is full of thought.
Follow his life as he awakes from his crate.
Help him escape his self-chosen isolation and help him struggle to stay charged!


  • Escape a bunker!
  • Operate a vending machine without having the equipment for it!
  • Agonize about your charging gouge!
  • Philosophize about life!
  • Click away, using the left AND right button on your mouse (or if you want to take the relaxed route, just watch others struggling through the puzzles in playthroughs!  :-D )


Assets (sound, graphics) are original and were prepared by me.

You might consider this game, e.g., for the categories:

  • Best Short Game
  • Best Character (Thinker)
  • Best Puzzles
  • Best Music




Completed Game thread: https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=59142
AGS Database: https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2539-thinker/ (You can enter $0 for the price, that's always been this way)
GameJolt page: https://gamejolt.com/games/Thinker/617947 (You can enter $0 for the price, that's always been this way)
Some playthroughs (beware of spoilers): https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=59146.msg636636277#msg636636277

fernewelten

#23
For your consideration

I'd like to present:

Flight from the Robots

a SciFi Escape-the-room adventure that plays in the same universe that "Thinker" does, above

It's  the year 2154. The climate catastrophe has happened. Life on earth has become too hot, so humanity has had to move underground. The few human rebels that exist don't stand a chance against the bot's superiority.

Meet Ian, a human that is actively collaborating with the robots. Very shortly, he's going to change his mind about them being on his side. And a tomato incident is going to play an important role ...


  • Run around in your underwear!
  • Keep out the police robots!
  • Struggle with stupid obstacles to get at stupid items!
  • Click away on the left AND right buttons of your mouse without breaking it in the process!



Assets (sound, graphics) are original and were prepared by me.

You might consider this game, e.g., for the categories:

  • Best Short Game
  • Best Puzzles

Completed games page: https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=59447.0
AGS Database: https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2566-flight-from-the-robots/
Itch.io page: https://loquimur.itch.io/flight-from-the-robots




Wavey Games

#24
For Your Consideration:

A little late, but still, I present: Shape Village

A game about a troubled village populated by geometric shapes and the fate of said village. A cosmic comedy with multiple outcomes.

Shape Village is a remote community of cute characters composed of basic geometry. Beyond the veil of cuteness is, however, a dysfunctional social structure of bullying, loan-sharking, crime and oligarchy. Can it be changed for the better? Or are there even more sinister evils at work behind the scenes of reality itself?





Please consider for:

  • Best Game Created with AGS
    Best Freeware Game Created with AGS
    Best Writing
    Best Character (Robo)
    Best Gameplay
    Best Background Art
    Best Character Art
    Best Animation
    Best Music & Sound
    Best Programming

AGS Database: https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/2573-shape-village/
Download: https://wavey-games.itch.io/shape-village
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