Favorite Audio Experience
Hear that? That’s your cue. That’s a little something extra for people who can’t take a hint. That’s the satisfying feel of gameplay. That’s sound design.
Sound design is an underrated element of games, but as our technology gets better, games start doing more and more interesting things with it. This is the place to nominate UI sounds that felt tasty, little neat touches you heard; above all, an audio experience that allowed you to embed yourself further into the game world by learning and interpreting what the sound design was doing to help and entertain you.
Note that some amazing audio experiences that have been achieved this year are actually more connected to music. For example, the shifting between full and low-bitrate versions of a game’s music, as seen in NieR: Automata and Super Mario Odyssey, are more a testament to a game’s musicians than its sound designers, and should be made part of your case in Favorite Game Music.
We’re giving the floor to you now! Make your cases, listen to each other’s arguments and be sure to bold the title of your nomination. Ready? Go!
Q: Uhhh, sorry to ask, but... what are the GILM Awards?
A: Nothing to apologise for! Just head over to our pinned topic if you need a catch up! You can also find details on the process for the awards here.
Q: How do I nominate a game?
A: To nominate a game, you have to write the game in your post and bold it, ideally at the top of your post. If we don’t know what you’re picking, we can’t count it. You get one (1) nomination. For a game to be eligible for the voting phase, it must have two nominations.
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You can make a list as long as your arm, just be clear chose. We welcome thoughtful posts about how you made your decision and discussion, as long as we keep it positive and respectful.
Q: I disagree with someone else's choice!
A: As per our Code of Conduct, be considerate about other people’s perspectives. There’s no need to puff out someone else’s candle to make yours a little brighter. Negativity is only going to hurt your case for what you love. What’s said in the thread stays in the thread. The mod team frown deeply on people taking disagreements thread-to-thread, like bringing up a user’s nomination in a previous category in a case against the present one.
Q: Someone already nominated the game(s) I wanted to twice, what do I do?
A: We still want to hear your thoughts! Be mindful of what has already been nominated, but as always, this topic is a conversation, so feel free to write about other nominated games.
Q: When does the nomination process end?
A: The period of time to make your nominations will end 12/10/2017.
Q: Can I nominate ports, re-releases, or remasters?
A: Generally, only games that saw their first release in 2017 are eligible. Full remakes may be eligible, but games like White Day: A Labyrinth Named School, which is a full remake of a game released in 2001 from 2015 that was ported to PC and PS4 this year, are still not eligible if they are ports. Expansions on existing games that stand alone, like Uncharted: The Lost Legacy or Dishonored: Death of the Outsider are eligible, but please consider these games on their own, separate from their full game companions. Please see the pinned topic for more information on eligibility criteria.