You spin that yarn right round, right round, like a really good story, right round right round~
What were the narratives that grabbed you the most this year? Which stories had you staying up late at night to see the next beat? Or eschewing side quests to see how the main-line resolved? Or, which side quests had you putting the main quest on permanent hold because the small stories were so well crafted?
From Visual Novels to implied narrative told through flourishes in the environment, we want to hear about the games that made the deepest impression to you, whether with the content of their message or their way of delivering it.
Feel free to explain why certain narratives stuck with you this year long after you finished them. This category is for the holistic narrative of a game. If you want to talk about your favorite moment, we have a whole category for you. Make sure to bold the title of your nomination, and respect each other’s experiences and views while we look back at the great tales of 2017. 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.
(Rest of Post, full of lists and good takes)
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.