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The Linux GOTY Award 2019 is now open for voting

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Get ready to cast your votes, as the Linux GOTY Award 2019 is now open for business. After some time to let people nominate games, we've done a bit of cleaning up and it's ready.

This is a simple way to show off to other Linux gamers what's really good, it shows developers their games are appreciated on Linux and it's supposed to be a bit of community fun.

We're going to keep it open for voting for a full week, so you can come back to a category if you can't yet make up your mind. It will close around 8PM UTC on Saturday 8th February.

Head on over to the GOTY Page now to cast your votes.


- We removed the "Biggest step up for Linux support" category because it just didn't make sense. No one really understood it.

- Next year it's going to be smaller, simpler and more fun. It's too many categories as it is and it became a nightmare to admin it. We will decide on a few fun categories for next time!

- We know it's 2020, we run it when 2019 is actually finished to be fair to all games.

- Two votes per category - so you can vote for your favourite and then your runner-up.

- You can reset your votes in each category any time before it ends.

- Nothing is perfect, sometimes really good stuff gets missed.

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NeoTheFox 1 Feb, 2020
I think DUSK is worthy of the best soundtrack, hands down. So many original compositions in this game, and they do switch with intensity of the gameplay. It enhances the experience tenfold.
einherjar 1 Feb, 2020
Huh, I could not find DXVK in the category "Favourite FOSS project" :O

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scaine 1 Feb, 2020
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Quoting: einherjarHuh, I could not find DXVK in the category "Favourite FOSS project" :O

Wow, yeah, that's surprising. Especially consider that both Wine and Proton are in there! I'm amazed that no-one nominated it!
Liam Dawe 1 Feb, 2020
I made an executive decision to add DXVK, it fully deserves to allow people to vote for it. If anyone wishes to change their votes, you're able to reset any time before it ends.
vipor29 1 Feb, 2020
voted.alot of great things to choose from but man this was tough lol
natis1 1 Feb, 2020
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I regret not nominating celeste for best update of 2019 but with that said its surprising how many good games there were this year despite it feeling like a bad year
Kors 1 Feb, 2020
Already voted.
Glad to found Godot amidst the best foss options.
And for sure, Dusk has the best OST in 2019.
TheSHEEEP 1 Feb, 2020
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Quoting: KorsAnd for sure, Dusk has the best OST in 2019.
Loved its OST as well as the one of Ion Fury - and thankfully, two votes were allowed ;)
denyasis 1 Feb, 2020
Thank you for doing this. I know my backlog is bad when I only played 1 or 2 of the games on the lists....
Pangaea 2 Feb, 2020
Only tossed in a handful of votes because for the most part I haven't played any of the games, or in many cases even heard about them. But I missed RimWorld in the long-term support category. Think it deserved to be in there since the game has been supported on Linux for years (with patches along the way) and works perfectly natively. It's also a really fun and challenging game, but that's not really relevant I suppose :P
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