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The Meteoriks Awards 2023

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There's an even better question whether there SHOULD be a distinction based on platform capabilities across categories. A good soundtrack should be a good soundtrack regardless of platform.
added on the 2022-11-07 18:27:14 by Gargaj Gargaj
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There's an even better question whether there SHOULD be a distinction based on platform capabilities across categories. A good soundtrack should be a good soundtrack regardless of platform.

That's exactly why more than half of the Meteoriks categories are fully platform-agnostic. It's just the "best demo/intro/prod" categories where a line needs to be drawn in the sand.
added on the 2022-11-07 18:58:46 by KeyJ KeyJ
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I mean "to be an emulator, you have emulate something" isn't an invalid argument...

It isn't, but i think the contention was whether that something has to physically exist or not.
added on the 2022-11-07 19:26:50 by absence absence
It might be a good idea for any award to get rid of the platform distinction altogether, and hand out their prizes for the best "demo" and possibly "small demo", regardless of platform.
But my suspicion remains that Meteoriks is mainly a PC award and tries to cram other platforms into the concept, while keeping the "high end" reserved to the PC folks.
added on the 2022-11-08 09:41:10 by bifat bifat
In platform-agnostic compos, productions running on restricted platforms will have a very hard time to stand up against productions on practically unrestricted platforms.

Of course, those restrictions inform a lot of the design process and the ultimate outcome.

One could argue that having that distinction is precisely because of the opposite goal, giving non-PC folks a chance.

So... it seems sensible to have at least some platform awareness in those categories.
added on the 2022-11-08 09:56:15 by Krill Krill
Why wouldn't that be a disadvantage? They do have a jury after all.
added on the 2022-11-08 09:58:58 by bifat bifat
Sorry, for some reason thought about demoscene competitions in general.

With a jury being a given, yeah, it would ultimately boil down to politics both in choosing categories and then assigning an order. =)
added on the 2022-11-08 10:29:13 by Krill Krill
A friendly reminder to everyone that you can still become a juror!
The form is still up until December 31st, and we would love to have you opinionated lot. ;)

https://2023.meteoriks.org/taking_part/juror/
added on the 2022-12-10 19:41:26 by Shana Shana
Happy New Year!

And with that, circa 30 jurors from all trades, seasoned and new to the team, go to work reviewing the productions of 2022 to find worthy nominees in the following categories:

New Talent - Outstanding Concept - Outstanding Technical Achievement - Best Executable Graphics - Best Soundtrack - Best Visuals - Best Direction - Best Oldschool Production - Best Midschool Production - Best High-End Intro - Best High-End Demo

What do we hear you saying? You missed the sign-up to become a juror again? Lucky for us you can still contribute and help our jurors - by recommending the productions that stood out, and deserve an award in your opinion:

The recommendation feature on Pouet and Demozoo is now available as well!

Please let us know your favourite productions of the past year, and recommend them for the respective categories - your take helps us big times, and ensures a balanced review.

Let's go, we hope you are as excited as we are!
added on the 2023-01-04 15:24:33 by Shana Shana
Slight hiccup where the recommendation feature here on Pouet wasn't available today, that's been fixed now and it's back.
added on the 2023-01-05 14:47:53 by Gargaj Gargaj

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