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The Linux 2017 GOTY Awards are now open for nominations

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Continuing our tradition and a day later than last year, the Linux 2017 GOTY Awards are now open for nominations.

Wait, it’s 2018 already, aren’t you a little late?

Well—no. We do things differently here, we like to give all developers a chance to be included. It’s only fair to give out awards based on 2017 once it’s actually over.

It’s a little different to the previous years! This time, to nominate a game we first need to have it in our database. This should hopefully prevent multiple different spellings of the same titles in a category (which took a while to clean last time). If it doesn’t exist, there’s links below the nomination box to add it, or to email us!

Nominations close on January 10th!

We will then take a day or so to ensure everything is going smoothly and then open it for voting! You do need a GamingOnLinux account to vote once that feature opens.

Head over to the Linux GOTY Awards now to get nominating!

To be clear: Don't submit them in the comments here. You are free to chat as usual in the comments though.

Ps. Please, stop submitting stuff from before 2017, unless they're going in the open source game or FOSS category.

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Elvanex 3 January 2018 at 7:52 pm UTC
This isn't a game, but for the Favorite Foss Project, would LSI (Linux Steam Integration) from the Solus devs count? I didn't see it as an option, but I'm not sure if that's something that goes on the database or not.
liamdawe 3 January 2018 at 7:58 pm UTC
ElvanexThis isn't a game, but for the Favorite Foss Project, would LSI (Linux Steam Integration) from the Solus devs count? I didn't see it as an option, but I'm not sure if that's something that goes on the database or not.
Considering last year we accepted software and Wine is accepted as a nomination, I see no reason why LSI couldn't be nominated too.

When adding stuff like that, just hit the "Is an application?" checkbox (I'll adjust the text later to say software rather than application).
EndeavourAccuracy 3 January 2018 at 8:00 pm UTC
Perhaps too much a niche, but best VR game released in 2017, for me would be The Talos Principle VR.
Taking control of a robot avatar to solve puzzles in such an atmospheric environment...
Elvanex 3 January 2018 at 8:07 pm UTC
liamdawe
ElvanexThis isn't a game, but for the Favorite Foss Project, would LSI (Linux Steam Integration) from the Solus devs count? I didn't see it as an option, but I'm not sure if that's something that goes on the database or not.
Considering last year we accepted software and Wine is accepted as a nomination, I see no reason why LSI couldn't be nominated too.

When adding stuff like that, just hit the "Is an application?" checkbox (I'll adjust the text later to say software rather than application).

Ok, cool. Just submitted.
liamdawe 3 January 2018 at 8:34 pm UTC
PSA: I've moved the nomination box inside the categories. You all find interesting ways to show-up my coding skills...

Essentially, I made it so the category dropdown box would change the data source when you picked the "favourite porter" category. I didn't account for people picking a game first, then submitting it to that (wrong) category. So this is a quick fix that works
danniello 3 January 2018 at 8:35 pm UTC
EVERSPACE is nominated? Hmmm... Officially EVERSPACE is not available on Linux (according to Steam/GOG websites). It means that it could be abandoned. On the other hand - Ticket to Ride in theory has Linux version (according to Steam website), but in fact it is obsolete - developer has abandoned Linux version some time ago...
liamdawe 3 January 2018 at 8:36 pm UTC
dannielloEVERSPACE is nominated? Hmmm... Officially EVERSPACE is not available on Linux (according to Steam/GOG websites). It means that it could be abandoned. On the other hand - Ticket to Ride in theory has Linux version (according to Steam website), but in fact it is obsolete - developer has abandoned Linux version some time ago...
You can buy it, install it and play it on Linux and they have kept it up to date including DLC support. After weighing it up, I decided to allow it.
WorMzy 3 January 2018 at 8:56 pm UTC
I got an SQL Error when submitting Freeserf under the "Favourite FOSS project" category. No other details given on the error page (was simply a white page with "SQL error" in black text), but hopefully you can see what went wrong behind the scenes.
liamdawe 3 January 2018 at 8:59 pm UTC
WorMzyI got an SQL Error when submitting Freeserf under the "Favourite FOSS project" category. No other details given on the error page (was simply a white page with "SQL error" in black text), but hopefully you can see what went wrong behind the scenes.
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dvd 3 January 2018 at 10:30 pm UTC
I tried to submit a FOSS game, but it's license (Apache) is missing from the list.
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