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We've run a GOTY award for the last two years and this year will be no different! I am requesting feedback!

The page is currently open, with the categories adjusted from last year:

If you have a suggestion for a category, please let me know, but I don't want too many more as I think we already have a good selection going from feedback last year.

There is a test game in the first category, feel free to make sure it works for you. This would be a good time to check. It works fine for me, but I remember a few people stating last year it required multiple tries (if you want to test, bring up your browsers debugging window and watch the console for any errors if voting didn't work).

How it will work
It will open for game submissions in early January, then it will close for a few days while we remove any duplicates that snuck in, or games in the wrong category (which we will request help with).

Then once that is done, it will open for a weeks worth of voting and I will present the results once it's finished.

Each category you have already voted in, will have a little tick besides the name. Once you vote, your vote in that category is final. Will look at re-voting if you click a wrong one.

You can see last year's results in this article. Article taken from
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Donkey 27 November 2016 at 9:33 pm UTC
Will it be possible to change one's votes after clicking?
Right now it is not possible to undo the test vote once clicked. (If you happen to click the at the wrong title or some such)

Last edited by Donkey on 27 November 2016 at 9:37 pm UTC
Sunburst 27 November 2016 at 9:40 pm UTC
Some ideas here. As with any other idea of my own, I don't "demand" them to be present, I simply consider they might have some potential:

- "Biggest Surprise" (An unexpected game that blew your mind)
- "Best sequel/prequel/spin off"
- "Best multiplayer game/Best game to livestream"
- Something like "Game with the most responsive developers"... after all, one of the biggest issues in our community is the deficient communication or outright broken promises.
Ehvis 27 November 2016 at 9:46 pm UTC
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I thought the steam categories were kind of different. And I picked up a plan to vote a certain Valve game as "most in need of a sequel" ;-)

These categories are more conventional. But for some (like best porter) you know up front what the result is going to be.
Keyrock 27 November 2016 at 10:23 pm UTC
Seems to work fine for me. We're talking about games that were released in 2016 on Linux, even if they were released in a previous year on Windows, right? So, for example, Mad Max (Released for Windows 2015, Linux 2016) would be eligible, right?
Liam Dawe 27 November 2016 at 10:27 pm UTC
KeyrockSeems to work fine for me. We're talking about games that were released in 2016 on Linux, even if they were released in a previous year on Windows, right? So, for example, Mad Max (Released for Windows 2015, Linux 2016) would be eligible, right?
Of course, this is a Linux GOTY.
tmtvl 28 November 2016 at 12:04 am UTC
Apart from Tyranny I can't think of a single outstanding Linux game being released in 2016, but that's probably only because 2015 was such a good year.
wintermute 28 November 2016 at 1:19 am UTC
For episodic games will they be eligible if the last episode released in 2016 or the first episode?
Vissy 28 November 2016 at 2:40 am UTC
I vote for rust!
neowiz73 28 November 2016 at 3:12 am UTC
how about a couple of new categories like Most Original or Most Replay Value?
Overlord 28 November 2016 at 6:56 am UTC
I sure hope "Overlord" and "Tyranny" gets nominated.OR ELSE u will face Doom.
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