Games as a Service is a phrase we all heard a lot this year. There’s a change happening, especially in the AAA space, in how games are delivered to us. The finality of the launch release has eroded away. Not unlike MMOs from years past, these games serve as a foundation for additional experiences to be added & expanded upon post-launch. This isn’t inherently a good or bad thing, and there’s definitely a lot that goes into successfully making a game feel ever-evolving and responsive to the communities that enjoy them. As such, we wanted a place for folks to highlight how their favorite games have grown and changed for the better in 2018.
The nature of this category makes it difficult to only assess games that launched this year, so that is why we’re opening it up to any game that you feel was still alive & well in 2018. Maybe it was a game you’d played previously that released an expansion/dlc that brought you right back into its world, or maybe it was something that you found yourself playing habitually throughout the year, cementing itself as the coveted “forever game”. Whatever the case, we want to hear from you! What was your favorite ongoing game of 2018?
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 received new content/updates in 2018, regardless of their original launch date.
Early Access games that have received new content/updates during this year are eligible.
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!