Golden Rubber Keyboard Awards

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Golden Rubber Keyboard Awards

Post by Rorthron » Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:20 pm

2017 is over. Perhaps we could celebrate the best games of the year with some awards: Best Game, Best Graphics, Best Sound, Best Gameplay.

Any thoughts?
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Re: Golden Rubber Keyboard Awards

Post by Blerkotron » Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:31 pm

I made my own top ten list over on Twitter (https://twitter.com/Blerkotron/status/9 ... 2059983874), but a proper discussion and vote with multiple categories would be a super idea!
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Re: Golden Rubber Keyboard Awards

Post by Whacker » Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:23 pm

Seconded! there's been some excellent titles made over the last year, to the point where I've started buying cassettes again!!

Lets get some finalists up here!
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Re: Golden Rubber Keyboard Awards

Post by Rorthron » Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:52 pm

OK, I'll take Blerkotron's top 10 and honourable mentions as the first nominees:

Baby Monkey Alba
Dizzy VII - Crystal Kingdom Dizzy
Horace and the Robots
Ooze
Pixel Quest 2000
Robot 1 in the Ship of Doom
SokoBAArn
Sword of Ianna
Three Octopuses
Twilight
Circuitry
Doodlebug
Foggy's Quest
Pilot Attack
Space Junk
Terrapins
That Sinking Feeling
Vallation 128

Let me know any other nominations.

What categories? I suggested the following:

Best Game
Best Graphics
Best Sound
Best Gameplay

Do others agree?
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Re: Golden Rubber Keyboard Awards

Post by R-Tape » Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:07 pm

Sounds good. Maybe a few daft categories?

Barmiest backstory.
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Re: Golden Rubber Keyboard Awards

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:30 pm

Not played all these games, but I think Sword if Ianna will win the 'best game' award, definitely.
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Re: Golden Rubber Keyboard Awards

Post by Rorthron » Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:47 am

We could also add categories for:

Best Loading Screen
Best Real-Media Release
R-Tape wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:07 pm
Maybe a few daft categories?

Barmiest backstory.
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Any others? Oddest Title? The Development Hell award for long-running projects that did not appear in 2017?
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Re: Golden Rubber Keyboard Awards

Post by Ivanzx » Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:28 am

Good idea! What way are you planning to do it? As a poll here in Spectrum computing forums? We could try the way that reaches out to the max number of people :)
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Re: Golden Rubber Keyboard Awards

Post by Rorthron » Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:31 am

Ivanzx wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:28 am
Good idea! What way are you planning to do it? As a poll here in Spectrum computing forums? We could try the way that reaches out to the max number of people :)
I thought we could do it by a series of polls here. I can set them up, if we get some agreement on categories and nominees.
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Re: Golden Rubber Keyboard Awards

Post by Rorthron » Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:29 pm

I didn't very far with this earlier, but we could at least vote for a best game of 2017. Would people be interested?

I have drawn up a list of candidates that I think contains all the Spectrum games released in 2017 (according to ZXDB). I have excluded demos. Let me know if anyone spots any errors or omissions.

ABU SINVER PROPAGATION
B-SQUARED
BABY MONKEY ALBA
BEAMS OF LIGHT
BISCUITS IN HELL
BLIMPGEDDON
BOXES
BREAK/SPACE
BREAKANOID
CROSS CHASE
CANSINO PAC
CASTLE CAPERS
CATTIVIK NEVER DIES
CHRISTMAS CRAPMAS
CHRISTMAS PUDDINGS ATTACK
CIRCUITRY
CLOUD HOPPER
CODE ZERO
CRAZY KONG CITY - EPISODE 2: SAVING KONG
CRYSTAL KINGDOM DIZZY 2017
DEAD SPACE
DEEP BLUE
DOODLE BUG
DREDD OVER EELS
EGGHEAD 6: EGGHEAD GOES TO TOWN
EL ATAQUE DE LOS TERNEROS COSMICOS
EL CHATARRERO GALACTICO
EL MATADERO
FOGGY'S QUEST
GUP
GENBLAST
GERRY ANDERSON'S UFO
GLOBUS
GRUMPY SANTA
HORACE & THE ROBOTS
HYPERKILL
I'M DREAMING OF A BLACK AND WHITE CHRISTMAS
JILLY'S FARM VOLUME 1 - SOKOBAARN!
JOHN MOCOWELL
JUANITA & PAQUITO VS THE EVIL ALIENS
JUBBLES
KNIGHT HERO
KNOCKABOUT
LEFT BEHIND: ESCAPE FROM MARS
MAG THE MAGICIAN
MAZERACT
MINESWEEPER 16/48
MONKEY J. IN: THE TREASURE OF THE GOLD TEMPLE THAT WAS LOST IN THE FOREST UNTIL HE (OR SHE?) FOUND IT
MONTY MOLE AND THE LOST SOULS
MONTY'S HONEY RUN
MORITZ
OMELETTES FOR BREAKFAST
OOZE
PICKAXE PETE
PILOT ATTACK
PINK PILLS - MANIC MORITZ AND THE MEDS
PIXEL QUEST 2000
PUMPKIN POE
QBOX
RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK
RETROFORCE
ROBOPROBE/48
ROBOT 1 IN... THE PLANET OF DEATH
ROBOT 1 IN... THE SHIP OF DOOM
RUNAWAY CAR
SANTOS' CHRISTMAS ADVENTURE
SOPHIA
SORCERESS
SORCERESS 2: THE MYSTIC FOREST
SPACE ESCAPE
SPACE INVADERS EMULATOR
SPACE JUNK
SPECCY PONG
SQUARES
TWINLIGHT
TAKEOUT FREAKOUT
TERRAPINS
THAT SINKING FEELING
THE 12 DAYS OF SPECTRUM
THE ADVENTURES OF JANE JELLY: THE TREASURE OF HOTMARMALADE
THE ADVENTURES OF JANE JELLY: THE TREASURE OF ZEDIN
THE BIG JAVI'S ADVENTURE
THE DARK HOSPITAL
THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING PROFESSOR
THE SWORD OF IANNA
THE TREASURE OF LUMOS
THREE OCTOPUSES
TOPO MIX GAME
VADE RETRO II: LOS SECRETOS DEL DOCTOR MALFARIO
VALLATION 128K
WALKABOUT
WOLFCASTLE MCBAIN
WUNDERWAFFE
XELDA 1: QUEST FOR THE GOLDEN APPLE
ZABIJ DUCHA
ZUKINOX
[MOD] JET SET MINI
[MOD] JET SET MIXUP
[MOD] JET SET WILLY II+
[MOD] MANIC MINER HARD
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