2009 Game Maker Blog Community Awards

on December 1, 2009 - 8034 Views

You wont actually get a trophy this big, or indeed of any size.Yes, it’s that time of the year again.  We have just entered December and already we are looking back at the past 11 months with our second annual Community Awards.

To quote from the 2008 nominations post:

“In an attempt to focus more on the wider-community surrounding Game Maker than just the GMC, forum members and games GameMaker Blog will be holding its own awards for the year. We might even be able to come up with some tacky graphics for the winners to place in their GMC signatures!

The purpose of this competition is to showcase the best Game Maker resources that are helpful and useful to users of Game Maker. There is more to using Game Maker than just playing games!”

Thankfully we never came up with any substandard signature images for last year’s winners and I hope to see some of them nominated again in our five categories.

Unless otherwise specified all categories can be entered by any website or service (including media) of which the main focus is Game Maker.

The categories are:

  • Best source of Game Maker tutorials and/or examples.
  • Best periodical publication.
  • Best reviews of Game Maker games.
  • Best non-English Game Maker website.
  • Most exciting launch of the year (calendar year 2009).

Nominations will take place up-to Tuesday December 15th, from when voting will commence.  To make a nomination please clearly state your nomination and the category in a comment below.

Photo by Michael Righi (cc)

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29 Responses to 2009 Game Maker Blog Community Awards

  1. […] opened in GameMakerBlog.com’s 2009 Game Maker community awards.  Thank you to everyone who nominated candidates they thought deserving of recognition for the services they provide to Game Maker […]

  2. […] up was NAL and myself shamelessly plugging our 2009 Community Awards which currently is open for nominations.  GMLive has been nominated several times for launch of […]

  3. Emurus says:

    -Most exciting launch of the year: GM Live – gmlive.org

  4. gnysek says:

    I shouldn’t post that, because I’m one of the administrators but for me the best non-English website is http://gmclan.org (aka gamemaker.pl) with Polish GM Community. Most helpful website about GM in Poland (and we created several well known games (Almora, Magi, Spartan) and DLLs (Xenon,GMThreads,Xtend,Game Protector,Instant Player Offline,GMApi)).

  5. GMVision.tv » Blog Archive » GMLive: Discussion Topics (12-5) says:

    […] GMB Community Awards 2009 […]

  6. Eyas says:

    I nominate MarkUp for best publication 😛

    (for those of you without a sense of humor, its a joke)

  7. scoz says:

    Best Periodical Publication: GM Tech
    Best Reviews of GM Games: I’m torn between TIGSource and NAL 😛
    Most exciting launch of the year: Torn between Gamejolt Ad revenue and Roket games commercial games. Roket commercial games is great in principal but is yet to be utilised, wheras Gamejolt ad revenue has been going strong for months now. However, the criteria is “most exciting”, not “most succesful”. Whilst I am excited about my 13 cents of GJ money, I’m more excited about the potential of easy commercial games. Both represent exciting additions to the monetization of Game Maker.

  8. Elmernite says:

    I was just joking.
    “Best source of GM tutorials/examples: GMC” Seconded!
    Most exciting launch of the year — GM 8 RC


  9. @Sam Whited Thanks
    @James Rhodes Done
    @Elmernite Basically if it is related to Game Maker but is not a Game Maker game then it can be nominated.

  10. NAL says:

    Best source of GM tutorials/examples: GMC
    Best periodical publication: GMTech (kinda biased but oh well :P)
    Best reviews of GM games: N/A (a little too biased)
    Best non-English GM website: N/A
    Most exciting launch of the year: GMLive

  11. Elmernite says:

    “Best periodical publication – GM Tech.” I second that!
    Best reviews of Game Maker games. – NAL’s reviews that were posted here.
    Most exciting launch of the year – GM 8 RC or Unity 3d Indie going free, but I get the vague idea this is meant to be game maker related.


  12. Miguel says:

    Best Reviews of GM games: http://www.gmlscripts.com, xot did some awesome reviews in his forum. You can find them in the off topic section. There is no specific section to find them but there are some in the topic name something like: 2nd 2beegames’ contest finalists.

  13. Oops, I just realised I misunderstood what this was about. Damn that 5 minute deletion counter.

    Eh, I’ll make 1 nomination:
    Best periodical publication — GM Tech. There haven’t been many magazines this year that have survived, and the recent issues have been of good quality.

  14. (Puts hand up) Mine was sarcasm 😀

    I’ve only just started following the blog these past couple of months, so I won’t nominate anything.

  15. @Miguel @True Valhalla These awards are not meant for games. In the past other sites have held these and I didn’t see a need to duplicate them.

    13 posts and only one nomination? I imagine because it has not been a good year for the magazines.

    Sadly without internet at home currently 🙁

    Edit: Why have none of you complained about that annoying time remaining to edit count down? Just saw it for the first time in ages.

  16. Brad :

    I could say that GMLive was the most exciting launch..

    Most exciting launch…Realm One Online beta…

  17. Tom Russell says:

    Ahem. Go Wings!

    … carry on.

  18. Brad says:

    Caniac :Argh, why the Red Wings?!

    Better then the Hurricanes!
    Western Conference ftw.

    But seriously…

    I would love to nominate something but I cant think of anything. I don’t really look at tutorials and such.

    I could say that GMLive was the most exciting launch..

  19. James Rhodes says:

    You might want to make it more clear that this post is actually for voting, Phil. I too missed that it was the actual nominations until True Valhalla pointed it out.

  20. Sam Whited says:

    @Broxter Ooh, good point… I think that wins hands down.

  21. Broxter says:

    Most exciting launch of the year: Large Hadron Collider.

  22. Sam Whited says:

    Also, Phil, that should be “non-English” not “none-English”

  23. Sam Whited says:

    Most exciting launch of the year: GMLive (http://gmlive.org/)

  24. Elmernite says:

    Clearly you are a full time humor columnist and not a Computer Science student from the UK.

  25. Miguel says:

    When you’re saying the most exciting launch of the year… Do you mean game or website launch? If you want to take a look at my game: Zuwaka, you may find it on my website: http://www.edm-games.com.

    Thanks 🙂

  26. Jonathan Martin says:

    Sam, I agree. It was fun to attempt the first live GM radio.

  27. Caniac says:

    Argh, why the Red Wings?!

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