The 2001 Nameless Awards

Update - 7/20/01 - The results have been posted. Congrats to all of the winners.

Update - 7/19/01 - All scores have been calculated, counted, tabulated, and whatever other big math word you desire to use. Winners to be announced tomorrow.

Update - 7/17/01 - Voting is now closed. I also had to change the scoring system slightly because only four of the seven judges sent in their scores. Results will be posted here on friday the 20th and announced in #loungeact at 3 PM eastern time.

Update - 7/8/01 - Voting for the 2001 Nameless Awards has started. Scroll down to cast your vote. Voting will run until 11:59 PM, Monday, July 16th, and winners will be announced either that wednesday or thursday on #Loungeact (date yet to be determined due to work schedual.) I will also post a clearer explination of the scoring system shortly. Happy voting.

Update - 7/7/01 - Nominations are announced, voting to start very soon. Also, combined "best engine" and "best engine based game" while splitting up "best demo" and "best update" category.

Update - 6/24/01 - Everything goes public...oh joy!

Update - 6/17/01 - Judges have been decided upon.

Update - 5/31/01 - Mailed out initial thing to ask for judges. Also worked on page again, changed images, and some categories.

Hello and welcome to the Namless Awards for the half-way point of 2001. Yes, this is the first year of these awards, and yes...uh...inset statement that will get reader's attention here. Simply stated, these awards are for the best of what has been released so far this year, and they have a scoring system that is a hybrid of the IFZZTEA and the Hoodians. Have I caught your interest yet? Well, go on and read more about this contest then.

Procedure: How it Works

These are the guidelines for how the contest is going to be run. It will be take three easy steps...yay.

  • Only games released in the first half of 2001 can be nominated.

  • Each judge will first nominate one to three games/zzters for each category and submit them to the council chairman (wayward) to be recorded. Judges are allowed to obstain from nominating for particular categories, but are not allowed to nominate their own games.

  • Nominees will be announced. Everyone (judges and zzters) will have one week the vote for awards. Judges and zzters are allowed to obstain from particular categories. After one week has passed, the votes will be tallied and an award ceremony will be held on #LoungeAct most likely. Judges and zzters are allowed to vote for their own games. Joke voting and multiple voting will not be tolerated. If you are caught doing it, none of your votes cout (this goes for judges too, though it shouldn't be a problem.)

    The Scoring System

    This is the scoring system for how votes will be accumulated and how the winner will be decided.

  • Judges will rank each of the nominees from 1st to 5th place (first receiving 15 points, second receiving 10 points , third recieving 6 points, fourth recieving 3 points, and fifth recieving 1 point.) Any other games will get no points. Categories that have less than five games in them will be handled as if they did. If there are only four categories for instance, the lower score a game could get from a judge is 3.

  • The scores for each game/zzter in each category will be totaled and ranked according to percentage of points of out possible points to be earned.

  • Zzters will vote for one, and only one game/zzter for each category.

  • All of the votes from zzters will be accumulated (1 vote equals 1 vote, whether newbie, oldbie, or whatnot) and games will be ranked according to percentage of votes earned.

  • Each game's judge rank and zzter score will be averaged, with the highest average winning. For example, if a game gets a judge score of 40.000 and a zzter score of 20.000, then the final score will be a 30.000. Any ties will be broken by the judge's rank, primairly because the judges rank more than one game, whereas zzters are allowed to vote for only one game.

  • Winners win, gloat, and take a bow. Others look at them in envy, admiration, or surprise. Rinse, and repeat.

    Judges of the 2001 Nameless Awards

    Wayward (the Leader-type Person)
    Fishfood
    Herc
    Knightt
    Ringworm
    Tseng
    Zenith

    Please do not email me asking to be a judge, if I need one, I will contact you. At the moment, all judgeing spots are filled.

    Results

    This is it, the moment only three or four of you have been waiting for. It is time to see who won and who lost and who did what else. I doubt any of you are really reading this paragraph or whatnot, so i'll just let you go ahead and read the results.

    Scores are posted as follows, {zzter score} {judge score} {final score}. Winners are in yellow.

    misc awards

    zzt.org Classic GotM of 2001 -
    Cyberworld – James Wong .158 .171 .165
    Freedom SE - kev-san, Blue Magus .035 .050 .043
    Mined Out – Lord Igsel .263 .136 .200
    PPDV - viovis .316 .264 .290
    Sombrero – Dark FLR .193 .357 .275
    Star Troopers – Spock .035 .021.028

    Best month of ZZT
    January 2001 – Gem Hunter 2: SE, Stupid RPG Thrid Flavor Demo, Within v1.9 .214 .307 .261
    Febuary 2001 – Driving, Donny’s Little Feast, New Demo .018 .093 .056
    March 2001 - Deceiving Guidance, Los Refritos 9, PPDVII, .304 .357 .331
    April 2001 – 4, Supid RPG File One: Complete .161 .129 .145
    May 2001 – LargoABRAXIS, Scorched Earth ZZT, Today is Monday .143 .114 .129
    June 2001 - The Motivational Speaker, NO!, Resident Evil .161 .000 .081

    commune awards

    Quote of 2001 - From the funny to the offensive, what is the best zzter quote that came out of the year 2001.
    "EXTREME SITTING DOWN" from Donny's Little Feast – Tony Clifton .155 .200 .178
    "you now in europe almost know of your stupid americain laws exists haha" – From American Society Demo - Apple McTom .638 .367 .503
    The Coffee Speech from PPDVII – Viovis .207 .328 .268

    strangest zzter of 2001 - Yes, some people are just fucked up...'nough said.
    DoggyShop .069 .114 .092
    Flimsy Parkins .000 .300 .150
    HenchSOD Kracken .086 .043 .065
    Lemmer .155 .014 .085
    Viovis .172 .107 .140
    Voighdt .052 .143 .098
    Zamros .190 .164 .177
    Zechs .276 .114 .195

    funniest zzter of 2001 - Who made you laugh the most?
    craNKGod .158 .107 .133
    Draco .263 .293 .278
    Fishfood .018 .043 .031
    FunkMeister .035 .150 .093
    Lemmer .053 .093 .073
    Knightt .175 .029 .102
    Zamros .281 .285 .283
    ZZBlue .018 .036 .027

    best zzter livejournal of 2001 - Some zzters have them, some zzters read them. But who has the greatest one of them all.
    craNKGod .140 .143 .142
    Draco .281 .200 .241
    Insane Moose .035 .010 .023
    Knightt .158 .200 .179
    Tseng .140 .095 .118
    Wayward .105 .209 .157
    Viovis .140 .143 .142

    Op of 2001 – Who cracks the whip like no other?
    Chuck .439 .429 .434
    CraNKGod .070 .000 .035
    Draco .070 .057 .064
    Fishfood .158 .229 .194
    Lemmer .158 .086 .122
    Skullie .105 .186 .146

    zzter of 2001 (commune) - Who will win this prestigeous award?
    Dragonlord .121.267 .194
    Fishfood .103 .048 .076
    Hercules .276 .167 .222
    Knightt .414 .381 .398
    Wayward .086 .133 .110

    game awards

    best graphics - Look at the pretty pictures...
    Deceiving Guidance – Hyrda and Herc .534 .429 .482
    New Demo - Bucket .086 .207 .147
    PPDV2 - Viovis .207 .200 .204
    Within 1.9 – Wayward .172 .136 .154

    best programming - Which game made you stop and say wow with its excellent use of oop
    4 - Jojoisjo .293 .228 .261
    Deceiving Guidance – Hyrda and Herc .138 .154 .146
    PPDV2 – Viovis .086 .191.139
    Scorched Earth Engine - Jacob Hammond .483 .353 .420

    best music - You never knew PC speaker could sound this good in a game.
    #play 5 – WiL .509 .343 .426
    Deceiving Guidance – Jacob Hammond, Jojoisjo, WiL .291 .353 .322
    LARGOabraxis - WiL .054 .186 .240
    PPDV2 – Viovis .145 .118 .132

    best engine/engine based game - Mirror mirror on the wall, what is the niftiest engine of them all?
    4 - Jojoisjo .309 .338 .324
    The random room engine from LARGOabraxis - WiL .072 .132 .102
    Scorched Earth Engine – Jacob Hammond .582 .338 .460
    Driving – Slamice .036 .191 .114

    best gameplay - Just that, which game had the best gameplay.
    4 - Jojoisjo .054 .169 .112
    Deceiving Guidance – Hydra and Herc .321 .272 .297
    Resident Evil – Bucket .103 .074 .089
    Stupid RPG File 1: Complete - Knightt .339 .199 .269
    Within v1.9 - Wayward .179 .316 .248

    best story - Which zzt game read like a good book?
    Los Refritos 9 – Chuck .222 .088 .155
    PPDVII – Viovis .204 .301 .253
    Stupid RPG File 1: Complete - Knightt .241 .206 .224
    Within v1.9 – Wayward .333 .404 .369

    best character - Yeah, that guy was the man!
    CrimmyH from PPVDII - Viovis .426 .368 .397
    Jesus Christ from Within v1.9 - Wayward .296 .162 .229
    Rod the Mailman from Within v1.9 - Wayward .222 .221 .222
    Thomas Iner from Within v1.9 – Wayward .055 .250 .153

    weirdest character - Man, that guy was fucked up!
    Tony Testa from Los Refritos 9 – Chuck .232 .176 .204
    Fernando from PPDV2 - Viovis .161 .184 .173
    Fagnuts from SRPG File One: Complete - Knightt .250 .338 .294
    Disgruntled egotistical ventriloquist from Today is Monday – Voight .237 .228 .233

    Evilest character - Fuck, that man is sinister!
    MR YELLOW from the Mr. Watchit minigame from iFantasy 10 - Robert Pragt .273 .264 .269
    Noseblood from SRPG File One: Complete - Knightt .473 .404 .439
    Rod from Within v1.9 – Wayward .256 .243 .250

    best supporting character - 'nough said
    Blazer from Los Refritos 9 - Chuck .255 .132 .194
    Baron Cat from PPDV2 - Viovis .218 .235 .227
    George W. Bush from American Society Demo - Apple McTom .345 .279 .312
    Rod from Within v1.9 – Wayward .182 .353 .268

    best cameo - Damn it! I'm character 32 with a black background!!!
    Blazer from Los Refritos 9 – Chuck .074 .157 .116
    Zamros from Los Refritos 9 - Chuck .222 .207 .215
    Gregory Janson the yummy chicken from PPDV2 - Viovis .333 .214 .274
    Zenith from Pokey 6 - Knightt .222 .164 .193
    Drac0 from #Darkdigital, the Sim 3 – Jawatrader .148 .257 .203

    best title - Well, at least the name of the game was creative.
    16 Horribly Boring Games That Will Keep You On The Edge Of Your Chair - Michael Barash .345 .368 .357
    largoABRAXIS - WiL .103 .132 .118
    NO! - God .224 .316 .270
    Today is Monday - Voighdt .328 .184 .256

    best title screen - The art of putting your best foot forward.
    Decieving Guidance - Herc .418 .353 .386
    largoABRAXIS - WiL .182 .213 .198
    PPDVII - Viovis .364 .221 .293
    SporkMan 2 Demo – Pyro .036 .213 .125

    best abstract game - And now for something completely different.
    Foinshwaig - Oof .091 .162 .127
    Nameless - Knightt .255 .162 .209
    PPDVII - Viovis .364 .441 .403
    Today Is Monday - Voighdt .291 .235 .263

    most innovative game or 2001 - I havn't seen anything like this before.
    4 - Jojoisjo .336 .404 .370
    Donny's Little Feast – Tony Clifton .071 .184 .128
    Scorched Earth Engine – Jacob Hammond .432 .301 .367
    Today Is Monday – Voighdt .161 .110 .136

    most grotesque game of 2001 - Which game was violent, so full of dirty jokes, and so terrible that you wanted to play it again?
    Thug Life: Can You Handle The Crime?" - Master Raze .404 .339 .372
    The Kane Project 2 - Master Raze .250 .323 .287
    Within v1.9 – Wayward .346 .339 .343

    best demo - It isn't finished
    Destroy Demo - Mysterio3000 .018 .213 .116
    Lame 2 - Functionless Art .071 .176 .124
    New Demo - Bucket .214 .206 .210
    Stupid RPG: Third Flavor Demo – Knightt .696 .404 .550

    updated game - It is all too finished
    Dungeons of Despair v2 - Dragonlord .071 .093 .082
    Gem Hunter II:SE - Mike Renner/Tseng/EMOF .304 .200 .252
    Sedimental Worries - Viovis/Zenith .196 .057 .127
    Stupid RPG: File One Complete - Knightt .214 .393 .304
    Within v1.9 - Wayward .214 .257 .236

    best dungeon game - Why is it so fun to go running around in dark places?
    Deceiving Guidance – Hydra and Herc .446 .483 .465
    Dungeons of Despair v2 - Dragonlord .321 .290 .306
    largoABRAXIS – WiL .232 .226 .229

    best rpg - No, ZZT can't do Chrono Cross...or can it?
    Deceiving Guidance – Hydra and Herc .386 .339 .363
    Portal - Hermes .053 .258 .156
    Stupid RPG File 1: Complete – Knightt .561 .403 .482

    best adventure game - Need I say more?
    4 – Jojoisjo .164 .228 .196
    Today is Monday - Voighdt .382 .162 .272
    Stupid RPG File 1: Complete – Knightt .273 .235 .254
    Within v1.9 – Wayward .182 .375 .278

    best puzzle game - Which game made you scratch sit there and scratch your head?
    #Darkdigital, the Sim 3 - Jawatrader .218 .213 .216
    Bxod iii - Dexter .272 .132 .202
    Donny's Little Feast - Tony Clifton .164 .441 .303
    Nameless – Knightt .345 .206 .276

    best action game - BANG! BANG! BANG!
    Decieving Guidance – Hydra and Herc .179 .404 .292
    No! – God .554 .331 .443
    Resident Evil - Bucket .214 .176 .195
    SporkMan 2 Demo - Pyro .054 .088 .071

    24hozzt game of 2001 - It only takes a day to win this one.
    Anti-Invention - Tbot .082 .136 .109
    Color Revival - Theta .143 .179 .161
    Curse of the Vampire's Curse - ZZBlue .143 .293 .218
    CLAUDE ZEE INVENTOR - Kosh .163 .079 .121
    Foinshwaig – Oof .041 .107 .074
    The Revived are Still Alive - Knightt .429 .136 .283

    best game we never heard of - How the hell did I miss this one?
    Cactus Juice – Ryosuke .327 .267 .297
    The Kane Project 2 - Master Raze .135 .248 .192
    Secret of Kelmar Remix Demo - ZZTReaper .058 .162 .110
    Thug Life - Master Raze .327 .124 .226
    Z-Wonk - Scribbit. .154 .200 .177

    zzt game of 2001 - The best of the best.
    4 - Jojoisjo .071 .199 .135
    Deceiving Guidance – Hydra and Herc .339 .331 .335
    PPDVII - Viovis .196 .125 .161
    Stupid RPG: File One Complete - Knightt .232 .154 .193
    Within v1.9 – Wayward .161 .213 .187

    individual zzting awards

    new zzter of 2001 - He came, he made, he wowed us.
    Apple McTom .236 .067 .152
    Bucket .127 .295 .211
    God .545 .181 .363
    Slamice .000 .124 .062
    Tony Clifton .091 .333 .212

    most improved zzter of 2001 - Wait, you mean this person used to suck?!?!
    Chuck .190 .267 .229
    God .310 .248 .279
    Hermes .052 .229 .141
    Knightt .259 .229 .244
    Wayward .103 .162 .134
    Voighdt .086 .000 .043

    zzter of 2001 - The winner can look down and laugh at the rest of us.
    Herc .276 .257 .267
    Knightt .328 .279 .304
    Viovis .207 .171 .189
    Wayward .034 .264 .149
    WiL .155 .029 .092

    Well, that, as they say, is that. If you want to whine, bitch, and complain, or if you just feel the urge to tell me how terrible these awards are because you were not nominated for anything, or because you didn't win anything, you can email me at iamnotlistening@fuck.uk

    ZZT sucks, I want to go back to the real site!