The GILMs are alive with the sound of accordions and CRIMES…
What characters connected with you this year? Which casts brought you into their world and propelled you through the story? Who were the NPCs that you were always eager to return to, just to learn more about them? Maybe you resonated more with a character because they felt like a closer representation of you, or maybe you simply liked their design.
Whatever the reason, characters give us something to latch onto in the virtual spaces we play in, whether they are there with us or have simply left behind their footprints. Here you can nominate the games that included the characters you liked the most this year. It could be a single character that stood out to you or a whole cast, the question is purely which game featured your favourite.
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. Alright, gang–we’ll see you in the voting round!
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.