The Meteoriks Awards 2017

dojoe - 22:13 29 December 2016 #

The Meteoriks are back!

Just like in the previous years, the Meteoriks awards set out to honor the best productions of the year 2016, and again we're striving for a very open process from the beginning by letting everyone submit their ideas for award categories!

Only the award categories of New Talent and Public Choice will be fixed, all other categories will be picked by the jury from a pool of proposals. And that's two places where you come in!


Last year we had great proposals like "That's not possible on this platform!" that we would not have come up with by ourselves, so we rely on all of you to keep our categories fresh. You can submit further award categories via the Meteoriks website: https://www.meteoriks.org/categories

The deadline for proposing award categories is Thursday, January 19th.


"We" - right now that is just the Meteoriks organizing team. We cannot and should not decide on the categories, the award nominees and, ultimately, the winners of the Meteoriks Awards for 2017, and that's why we need **you** to sign up to be part of the jury! You know you want to!

Just so you know what you're getting yourselves into, these are your duties as jurors:

* Decide on a set of 10-ish categories out of the submissions amongst all jurors
* Review last year's productions in any way you see fit for your category
* Identify up to five nominees
* Choose a winner
* One member out of each jury should represent their category on stage during the awards show

Still interested? Great, go here: https://www.meteoriks.org/taking_part/juror - and do it before Monday, January 23rd as that's our deadline for juror applications!

And so it starts! Head on to https://www.meteoriks.org/ and start participating!

This is going to be fun!
The Meteoriks Team

Asle - 10:30 31 December 2016 #

so, no "best music" ?

dojoe - 12:57 31 December 2016 #

Go ahead and propose it! No categories without your input ;)

(Though I happen to know we have "best soundtrack" in the moderation queue already.)

Asle - 16:41 31 December 2016 #

nah, you guys are great at what you do without my input :) Was just curious about the possible explanation, that's all.

dojoe - 16:34 2 January 2017 #

The explanation is that when you checked, nobody had suggested it yet -- and while we may be great at what we're doing (thanks!), without your input of category proposals we'd be nothing as we're crowdfunding our categories from almost-scratch. So keep em coming =)

dojoe - 23:30 16 January 2017 #

**DEADLINE WARNING:** Submit your Award Categories by Thursday!

Still have that ingenious award category in your head that you were surely getting around to submitting any time soon? Do you keep wondering why nobody submitted "Best use of duck.3ds" yet?

Well, you have <quake announcer voice>THREE DAYS LEFT</quake announcer voice>. Category submission ends this Thursday, 2017-01-19, 23:59, so hurry up and get your idea in!


dojoe - 23:01 20 January 2017 #


The deadline for submitting award categories is over, and we ended up with 29 candidate categories thanks to your creative and wild ideas! Check them out: https://www.meteoriks.org/categories

There are a lot of really good ideas in there, and we're happy to see that they go far beyond the usual party categories of size and platform. It's going to be an interesting awards process!


We can't have all these categories in the awards show, of course, so we'll have to whittle them down to about ten-ish.

Do you have strong opinions on which category should make the final cut? Do some of the categories resonate with your taste in productions? Apply as a juror! You don't need to be a certified demoscene expert(TM), an opinion is all you need -- and we can really use the help.

The deadline for juror applications is on Monday night, Jan 23, 23:59, so drop whatever you're doing and apply here: https://www.meteoriks.org/taking_part/juror

dojoe - 21:31 28 February 2017 #


Our jury has deliberated long and hard, and we have finally settled on a set of twelve award categories. This year, we are going to nominate and award productions in the categories of:

* Best Direction
* That's Not Possible On This Platform!
* Best High-End 4K Intro
* Best Storytelling / Storyline / Plot
* Interactive
* Best Freestyle Graphics
* Best Low-End Intro
* Best Soundtrack
* Best Low-End Demo
* Best High-End Demo
* New Talent
* Public Choice

Over the course of the next weeks, our jurors will wade through last year's productions and choose up to five nominees for each category. And you can help them by making sure your personal favorites are not overlooked! As of right now, you can head over to https://2017.meteoriks.org/taking_part/recommend and suggest productions for consideration in a category.

Big thanks to all who submitted category proposals or volunteered to be jurors! We couldn't do this without you!


Also, just like every year we have one category where **YOU** are the jury! The winning production in the Public Choice category is purely determined by your votes, so head on over to https://2017.meteoriks.org/taking_part/public_choice and make your selection! The voting deadline is **Monday, March 20, 23:59**, so vote today!

dojoe - 18:53 18 March 2017 #


The End Is Nigh! The deadline for recommending prods to the jury and for voting in the Public Choice category is on **Monday, 2017-03-20, 23:59**, so be sure to get your voice counted before Monday night!

Do it now, not later -- it only takes a minute!
Vote in the Public Choice category: https://2017.meteoriks.org/taking_part/public_choice
Recommend a prod to the jury: https://2017.meteoriks.org/taking_part/recommend

dojoe - 09:59 23 March 2017 #



We have enough votes in the Public Choice category to come up with a result, but -- full disclosure -- it's not what we'd call "representative" yet, so we're extending that voting deadline until the end of the month! Don't leave us hanging here -- vote NOW!


Did I mention https://2017.meteoriks.org/taking_part/public_choice ?

menace - 14:48 26 March 2017 #

I finally voted, actually :) Sorry for tardiness.

dojoe - 17:52 2 April 2017 #

**NOMINEES!** \o/

Roll the drums, for we are proud to announce our nominees! These prods and people are nominated for a Meteoriks Award in honor of their outstanding work in 2016:


Wonderland XIII by Censor Design
Be No Sqr by Psidum, Sim, and Slimeball
Incoherent Nightmare by Arsenic
Lunatico by lft
Chiphead by KK of Altair and DMA


Sipper by Nuance & Genesis Project
Analysis by Bitfellas & Acko
Laura by ArSoft
TIATracker by Kylearan of Cluster
viSQL by Subground4


Vesta by f0st of Blocktronics
Tortuga by H7 and Luciano Ayres of BLOCKTRONICS
Drowned Lullabies by Slayer
Grove of the Pilgrim Hollow by Darkki
Tribe by Oni


Elysian by Logicoma
Calcatraz by Desire
Through The Cracks by Still
Instant God by Fairlight & cncd
Everyway by h0ffman


2nd stage BOSS by 0x4015 & YET11
Darkness Lay Your Eyes Upon Me by Conspiracy
Gestalt by Quite & T-Rex
Lucy by Ivory Labs
Through the Cracks by Still


In The Future by HOOY-PROGRAM
Evolve by Schengen Allstars
Darkness Lay Your Eyes Upon Me by Conspiracy
Lunatico by lft
They came in peace by Gaspode


Party Elkstravaganza by Spaceballs
Unglobal by Masters of Electric City
Higher State of Resolution by Dekadence
Harder, Better, Manic, Miner by HOOY-PROGRAM
Everyway by h0ffman and Blueberry


Unmec by Agenda
Lunatico by lft
Across The Edge by deMarche
Wonderland XIII by Censor Design
30 Years Amstrad Megademo by Benediction & Vanity


Outcast by Unknown Artists
Rhodium by Alcatraz
Xanax by Poo-brain & Inque
2nd stage BOSS by 0x4015 & YET11
Among the stars by LJ and Desire


Fermi Paradox by Mercury
Darkness Lay Your Eyes Upon Me by Conspiracy
True Colors by Still
Terminal 7 by Cocoon
Instant God by Fairlight


AA-Ray of BitFellas
branch of Ivory Labs
Andro of Poo-Brain


Higher State of Resolution by Dekadence
2nd Stage Boss by 0x4015 and YET11
Darkness Lay Your Eyes Upon Me by Conspiracy
Variform 3 by Ekspert
fermi paradox by mercury
Lunatico by lft

Give them all a huge hand!

You can review the list on our website too: https://2017.meteoriks.org/nominees
Thanks to all who participated by suggesting categories and prods and by voting for Public Choice!

See you at Revision on Friday at eight for the final reveal of the winners! Bring your tux!

(* We had a tie for fifth place, so we opted to nominate six productions in total - in case you're wondering)

menace - 12:14 5 April 2017 #

Friday at Eight, eh?


dojoe - 15:28 15 April 2017 #


The show is over, and I can say we had a blast! These are the winners of the Meteoriks Awards 2017, give them a round of applause!

The Meteoriks Award 2017 for **NEW TALENT**
goes to **Andro of Poo-Brain**
with an Honorable Mention for **LJ**

The Meteoriks Award 2017 for **BEST INTERACTIVE PRODUCTION**
goes to **Analysis by Bitfellas & Acko**
with an Honorable Mention for **TIATracker by Kylearan of Cluster**

The Meteoriks Award 2017 for **BEST LOW-END INTRO**
goes to **Higher State of Resolution by Dekadence**

The Meteoriks Award 2017 for **BEST FREESTYLE GRAPHICS**
goes to **Drowned Lullabies by Slayer**
with an Honorable Mention for **Tortuga by H7 and Luciano Ayres of BLOCKTRONICS**

The Meteoriks Award 2017 for **THAT'S NOT POSSIBLE ON THIS PLATFORM!**
goes to **Wonderland XIII by Censor Design**

The Meteoriks Award 2017 for **BEST LOW-END DEMO**
goes to **Unmec by Agenda**

The Meteoriks **PUBLIC CHOICE** Award 2017
goes to **Darkness Lay Your Eyes Upon Me by Conspiracy**

The Meteoriks Award 2017 for **BEST HIGH-END 4K INTRO**
goes to **2nd stage BOSS by 0x4015 & YET11**

The Meteoriks Award 2017 for **BEST STORYTELLING / STORYLINE / PLOT**
goes to **Darkness Lay Your Eyes Upon Me by Conspiracy**
with an Honorable Mention for **Lunatico by lft**

The Meteoriks Award 2017 for **BEST SOUNDTRACK**
goes to **Elysian by Logicoma**

The Meteoriks Award 2017 for **BEST DIRECTION**
goes to **2nd stage BOSS by 0x4015 & YET11**
with an Honorable Mention for **Darkness Lay Your Eyes Upon Me by Conspiracy**

The Meteoriks Award 2017 for **BEST HIGH-END DEMO**
goes to **Darkness Lay Your Eyes Upon Me by Conspiracy**
with an Honorable Mention for **Fermi Paradox by Mercury**

You can review the winners and all nominees on our website: https://2017.meteoriks.org/winners
We also updated our team page with the names of the jurors: https://2017.meteoriks.org/team

Thanks to Revision for hosting us, and thanks to YOU who took part by suggesting, juroring, voting -- and for making these wonderful productions in the first place!

It's been a terrific demoscene year, and that's thanks to you! <3

See you next year!

dojoe - 15:28 15 April 2017 #

Friday at eight is always party time, menace =D

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