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You can now nominate games for the GamingOnLinux GOTY Award

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It's finally here! We're bringing back the GamingOnLinux GOTY Awards we did a few years ago, so it's time to get nominating.

How it usually works is we have this dedicated GOTY Page, you pick a category and then search for a game in the box at the top to nominate it in that category. You can nominate as many as you wish, as long as they fit within the category.

Once enough time has passed we will then lock down nominations, clear up any in the wrong place and open it for voting in around a week or two.

FAQ:

  • What if I don't find what I want? There's links to submit the game/software directly to us below the search box in each category.
  • Do Proton/Steam Play or Google Stadia games count? No, the whole point of this is to appreciate those putting time and effort into supporting Linux as a desktop platform. That's not up for discussion, sorry and comments arguing it will be removed.
  • When will nominations close and voting start? February 1st.
  • Why is this for 2019 - it's 2020? We run ours when 2019 is actually over, to allow all games to be in for a chance to win a category. It makes it fair.
  • x released in 2018 for Windows and 2019 for Linux, does it count? Yes, go by the Linux release date. If in doubt, use the search to see if we have an article on it.

See the GOTY Awards Page here.

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Geppeto35 22 January 2020 at 6:01 pm UTC
@Liam: Please add Unciv from yairn210 to major FOSS game in 2019
Unciv link to github
civilization5 (with lesser graphics but FOSS and full rules)!
Mozilla Public License 2.0

Definitely the best FOSS game and surprise for 2019 for me! Me and my son of 14 are playing it since ~3 weeks. I'm thinking about proposing better graphics ('cause it's its only current weakness)

Thanks for your work again ;)
Alm888 22 January 2020 at 6:26 pm UTC
Liam DaweOur own database.
Can we look into this database? It would be handy to browse all games released in 2019. It is hard to keep track (too many games)
Liam Dawe 22 January 2020 at 6:49 pm UTC
Alm888
Liam DaweOur own database.
Can we look into this database? It would be handy to browse all games released in 2019. It is hard to keep track (too many games)
https://www.gamingonlinux.com/itemdb.php it's a heavy W.I.P as more bits are rolled out to it, plus there's some duplicates, things not yet tagged correctly and so on.

I'll have a monthly update out soon in the Forum to explain more on it.
scaine 22 January 2020 at 6:52 pm UTC
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Well, life as a GOL contributing editor just got fun. Logged in to 16 notifications just there!

All great suggestions though, so the GoTY page is really shaping up. And someone's suggestion just reminded me of A Short Hike, so if it's not already added, I guess I'm about to add to that admin workload!

[Edit: It was already there. Strong work, people!]


Last edited by scaine on 22 January 2020 at 6:53 pm UTC
Alm888 22 January 2020 at 7:04 pm UTC
Liam Dawe
Thank you! After some polish this database will definitely come in handy.
Liam Dawe 22 January 2020 at 7:35 pm UTC
Just a reminder folks, if a category has a year on it to read the description. We're getting a number of people seemingly blindly nominating anything possible. If it's a 2019 category, a game from 2013 is not eligible.
riidom 22 January 2020 at 9:41 pm UTC
Can we add tags too? I missed IF aka interactive fiction (especially since there is a storytelling category)
Liam Dawe 22 January 2020 at 10:04 pm UTC
riidomCan we add tags too? I missed IF aka interactive fiction (especially since there is a storytelling category)
Can you rephrase that? I don't understand the question.
Para-Gliding 22 January 2020 at 10:09 pm UTC
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concerning Unciv, GOL database says it doesn't support linux...
but https://github.com/yairm210/Unciv/tree/master/desktop/linuxFilesForJar
dat works
Liam Dawe 22 January 2020 at 10:20 pm UTC
Para-Glidingconcerning Unciv, GOL database says it doesn't support linux...
but https://github.com/yairm210/Unciv/tree/master/desktop/linuxFilesForJar
dat works
Just someone missed a checkbox, fixed.
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