The Official Selection for the Extra Credit Innovation Awards

Kelly Helder

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The Official Selection for the Extra Credit Innovation Awards



Check out the games vying for the Extra Credit Innovation Awards that will be exhibited in the Extra Credits Awards Theater @ LOGIN 2011.

The Extra Credit Innovation Awards were developed to recognize and celebrate the most creative and cutting-edge developments in games. The games will be on display throughout the day on May 17 at click here [http://www.2011.loginconference.com/index.php].

And the Nominees are:

Innovation in Game Design
Magicka [http://www.magickagame.com/]
Influence [http://www.playinfluence.com ]
Q.U.B.E. [http://www.qubegame.co.uk/]

Innovation in Narrative Delivery
Amnesia
Fate of the World [http://fateoftheworld.net/]
Loneliness [http://www.necessarygames.com/my-games/loneliness]

Most Unbelievably Awesomely Fun
Magicka [http://www.magickagame.com/]
A Flippin' Good Time [http://www.aflippinggoodtime.blogspot.com]
Mount and Blade Warband/Fire and Sword [http://www.withfireandswordgame.com/]

Genre Buster Award
SpaceChem [http://www.spacechemthegame.com]
Cities in Motion [http://www.citiesinmotion.com/]
Q.U.B.E. [http://www.qubegame.co.uk/]

Positive Impact Innovator
Fate of the World [http://fateoftheworld.net/]
Terrorist Killer [http://www.necessarygames.com/my-games/terrorist-killer]
SpaceChem [http://www.spacechemthegame.com]

LOGIN Special Award for Innovation in Multiplayer
Mount and Blade Warband/Fire and Sword [http://www.withfireandswordgame.com/]
Influence [http://www.playinfluence.com ]
Marvel Superhero Squad Online [http://www.HeroUp.com/]



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uguito-93

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huh, i'd never heard of Q.U.B.E. before but now im intrigued and A Flippin Good Time was aptly named. Still surprised by the complete absence of AAA games
 
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Seeing Mount and Blade Warband up there for unbelievably awesomely fun makes me happy.

Also, for a second I thought Root posted this...
 

DeadlyYellow

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Interesting lineup. I'll need to look into some of those titles.

Also, points awarded for not having Minecraft as a nominee.
 

plugav

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uguito-93 said:
Still surprised by the complete absence of AAA games
I'm not, given how often someone at The Escapist points out how AAA titles too expensive to afford the risk of serious innovation. (Which is an observation I agree with, by the way.)
 

Kakashi on crack

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plugav said:
uguito-93 said:
Still surprised by the complete absence of AAA games
I'm not, given how often someone at The Escapist points out how AAA titles too expensive to afford the risk of serious innovation. (Which is an observation I agree with, by the way.)
I would have to agree with this. Occasionally you get a good AAA game, but a lot of them are kinda... meh.
 

pokepuke

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Regarding A Flippin' Good Time [http://www.aflippinggoodtime.blogspot.com]: christ, what a ripoff of VVVVVV [http://thelettervsixtim.es] that looks like.

Speaking of innovation, that list itself doesn't seem so innovative, with the number of reuses going on for some titles.
 

uguito-93

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Kakashi on crack said:
plugav said:
uguito-93 said:
Still surprised by the complete absence of AAA games
I'm not, given how often someone at The Escapist points out how AAA titles too expensive to afford the risk of serious innovation. (Which is an observation I agree with, by the way.)
I would have to agree with this. Occasionally you get a good AAA game, but a lot of them are kinda... meh.
gotta say that thats almost always true, but i thought we would at least get one in the fun category (obviously not in the others)
 

MercurySteam

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Unfortunately I don't play any of those. A game doesn't need to be totally original to be good but I'm sure they deserve their awards.
 

Kelly Helder

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Magicka made the list? That games complete crap. Its nothing new at all.

More proof that Extra Credit needs to be taken very lightly.
 

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Kelly Helder said:
Positive Impact Innovator
Terrorist Killer
I've never heard of this, but I'm assuming it doesn't do exactly-what-it-says-on-the-tin if it's being nominated by EC.

I see Amnesia up there. Would that be Amnesia: the Dark Descent?

*wanders off to google*
 

Speakercone

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Selvec said:
Magicka made the list? That games complete crap. Its nothing new at all.

More proof that Extra Credit needs to be taken very lightly.
If I may ask, sir, why do you find Magicka to be crap? When you say it's nothing new, where have you seen specific design elements in it before?

Also I must point out that "it's crap" is a universal claim as to the quality of a thing. Magicka clearly isn't universally crap due to the fact that I and others enjoy it. Perhaps what you meant to say is something along the lines of "I found it to be crap", meaning that your statement is your own opinion.
 

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Positive Impact Innovator

Terrorist Killer
Interesting...
Is this game accurately described by the title, or is there more to it? For the sake of my faith in EC, I certainly hope that it's the latter. :p
 

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Selvec said:
Magicka made the list? That games complete crap. Its nothing new at all.

More proof that Extra Credit needs to be taken very lightly.
I've had an awesome time with my friends on that game. It's hilarious.

And are you kidding? Nothing new? I think you're talking about a different game here. I've certainly haven't seen anything like it.