You are in a space. Look around. What surrounds you? What can you see? What can you feel? And how does it inform the actions you will take? A successful game setting can invoke all these questions simply by placing us in its context. Your Favorite Environment can be a peaceful and cohesive Somewhere you’d want to live, an outlandish Somewhere that piques your curiosity, or a terrible, severe Somewhere you could never experience otherwise. This category is distinct from related categories pertaining to aesthetics, sound, and writing, as it is meant to embody the setting as a whole; sensory input combining to evoke feeling. Where did the parts come together most effectively, and what made them stand out?
You are in a space. Look around. Where are you, and why?
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!