Appearances are not everything, but the right combination of colors, shapes, placement and design can completely transform a set of mechanics. They turn simple stories into experiences and are the glue that help a game stick in your mind days later.
This category is a continuation of and expansion on last year’s Aesthetic category. It encompasses games who have impressive and detailed visuals but also encompasses games that indulge and succeed in experimentation. Games that know how to make a lot with a little, or have an attitude in their art that make them uniquely them stand toe to toe with processor destroying titans in this category. Think to yourself what looks the prettiest, what stands out the most, and choose that, for your favorite art direction.
You will have until 5th January to nominate your games – this is our cut-off ahead of polling going live.
Remember: you can nominate up to three games, so be creative with your choices!
Be sure to check the Q&A section below if you have questions, otherwise feel free to reach out to one of us! We hope you enjoy this event and we’re excited to see what sorts of discussion each category inspires!
Q: End of Year? What's that?
A: I’m glad you asked! Just head over to our pinned topic if you need a catch up! You can also find details on the process for the event here.
Q: How do I nominate a game?
A: To nominate a game, head on over to our google form and write down your submissions in the appropriate field. You may nominate up to three games and you will be able to edit this submission at any time by returning to the google form (before the nomination date closes).
As the nominations will be done externally, this thread will instead be the place to discuss what your favorites were and to make the case for them if you feel strongly. We welcome thoughtful posts about how you made your decision, as long as we keep it positive and respectful.
Q: When does the nomination process end?
A: The period of time to make your nominations will end January 5th, 2019.
Q: What games can I nominate?
A: For this category, we’re specifically looking for games that were released between 10th December 2017 - 15th December 2018.
Games that either entered Early Access or hit 1.0 during this period are eligible.
Ports, remakes, and remasters are not eligible.
Standalone games/expansions are eligible, however Downloadable Content (DLC) is not.
Mobile and browser games are eligible as long as they meet all other relevant criteria.
The moderation team reserves the right to remove any game from nomination if necessary.
- Thank you to @Emily for the banner!