PC Indie Game of the Year: You Have to Burn the Rope

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  1. MFS

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  2. papillon

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    ... now that's insulting. But then, I don't exactly expect my views to align with kotaku, ever :)
     
  3. RinkuHero

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    Ha.

    It also gave Cortex Command a runner-up mention, but that game wasn't released in 2008.
     
  4. Reactor

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    Looks like indie games just went the way of Youtube videos.
     
  5. Nikster

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    Kotaku..... fail.......
     
  6. ChrisP

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    I just had an awesome idea. If we post enough of these threads, we can use the heat generated to power the entire continental United States for a year, thus solving that country's energy crisis in one clean stroke and dramatically reducing worldwide greenhouse gas emissions. For the long term we'll need to create a reliable system of "joke" games being created and then nominated for the IGF and other high-profile awards, so that the energy output remains high. (Save the planet - maintain the rage.)

    Quick, someone tell Barack Obama!

    Of course, we will first need to perform scientific studies to ensure that the global warming caused by all the flame threads doesn't outweigh the reduction of greenhouse gas output.
     
  7. JGOware

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    I'm SO STOKED!!! I can actually code something like this! And afford the media as well! woo hoo!
     
  8. kevintrepanier

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    ... wow ...

    YHTBTR is more than over-hyped...

    We need a game categorization based on the average playtime... There is full feature movies, short movies and youtube. There is LP albums and singles. There is novels and short stories. And you don't see a short movie or a youtube joke (no matter how clever) win an oscar.

    What is there for games, really? We need a categorization to avoid this kind of insulting crap in the future.

    (I still think YHTBTR is an interesting and important game, but it certainly does not deserve any kind of innovation prize or so what.)
     
  9. MFS

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    True, posting flamebait isn't something I condone; that's why the link I posted has a listing of the Top PC Indie games of 2008, as well as the Top Downloadable games of 2008 (which are mostly indie as well.)

    So YHTBTR might inflame the announcement, but it's still announcement worthy IMHO :D
     
  10. Desktop Gaming

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    I'm working on my game "You Have To Shovel The Poop" for next year.

    Its a dead cert.

    But seriously, things like this make a mockery of the whole system. Much like the Mercury Music Prize.
     
  11. Acord

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    Don't be so sure. "Beating a Dead Horse" will be my first 2D undertaking in over a decade, and it's sure to win! :D
     
  12. princec

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    I expect the number of entries next year will decline sharply. At least by 1.

    Cas :)
     
  13. cliffski

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    if the best indie game of the year was a freeware short flash game, then I'm going to try extra hard in 2009 to shake off being described as indie.
     
  14. Ciardhubh

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    That guy is a gaming guru? The lists looks like he spent 5 minutes to come up with. He just took 4-5 recent AAA games and tried to give each one an award, considering he nominated most major games for multiple "awards". Well, lets hope it pays off for Kotaku in the form of ad campaings :D

    I wonder if the guy knows there are games outside the PS3 and Xbox?
     
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    If official, Indie now means "low quality rubbish".
     
  16. Applewood

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    You'll find most of the outside world already thinks that, be it games, films or whatever.

    And this tokatu twat isn't helping anyone, whoever he is.
     
  17. Acord

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    Alright, here is my idea for Beating a Dead Horse.

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    Grok is a big, dumb, stinky Ogre.

    Grok was having a boring day. But now that he's found a dead horse, things are looking up!

    Level 1: Grok takes his oversized club and decides to beat the dead horse.
    Level 2: Grok decides to hit his dead horse into a distant cliff face.
    Level 3: Grok decides to hit his dead horse into a barn.
    Level 4: Grok targets the busy feasting hall of a nearby human tribe.
    Level 5: Target: a rickety old bridge being crossed by pilgrims.
    Level 6: A slow moving fishing boat.
    Level 7: Grok targets a royal cartography service balloon.
    Level 8: The next target is a pond with children swimming in it.
    Level 9: Grok targets a live horse.
    Level 10: The Prince has just gotten married, and here comes his carriage!
    etc. etc.

    Gameplay mechanics:
    Aim with the mouse. The left mouse button charges up Grok's swing.
    The longer the button is held down, the farther he hits the dead horse.
    Each stage has a specific target.
    Points are awarded for hitting the target and causing collateral damage.
    If the player misses, the stage starts over.
    There is a skip button at the bottom of the screen to skip levels.

    Other:
    Grok says incredibly dumb quotes about his horsey and other things.

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    The more I thought about this last night, the harder I laughed. I should definitely just stick to 3D for this one.
     
  18. papillon

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    This is what most gaming awards boil down to. Praising the same popular games you've already heard about a million times, in the hopes of either convincing you to give in and buy it or making you feel better about having already purchased it.

    Game Tunnel's end-of-year awards are unusual in at least attempting to evaluate all applicable games and potentially give prizes to things you've never heard of before. Which is probably why those awards are less popular. :)
     
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    Waaayyy too many levels. Did you play YHTBTR? There's a youtube walkthrough in case you can't get past the level.

    Seriously though, YHTBTR is a serious disappointment.

     
  20. Acord

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    Really, it's just going to be one level with multiple targets :)
     

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