Favorite Small Developer Game
What was the bespoke experience that was just right for you? What was the little gem that caught your eye before it snatched your heart? What game’s size belied its significance? This is the category for the small developer, whether that means one person weaving the threads together or the dozen pooling their talents.
This is a counterpart to Favorite Big Developer Game and the distinction is not firm. In our view, you should look at the game, consider the circumstances /around its development, and make your judgement accordingly. Speak with your gut and speak honestly, asking whether this was worked over by hundreds of people or by a select few. That is the distinction, rather than pricing, ‘indie’ status, or game length.
And now, it’s go time. It’s time for the payoff for so much hard work. Show those small teams that their work is recognised! Speak to their strengths, present your nomination (bold it for all the world to see), and show us your passion for the games out there on the periphery.
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.
Q: Wait, is this game Big or Small…?
A: Good question! We have a few games that we think are pretty big ‘edge cases’, so we’ve taken the liberty of indicating where we think they fall. If you have an edge case in mind, talk to us and we’ll adjudicate.
- Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice: Big Dev.
- PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds: Big Dev
- Sonic Mania: Big Dev