The voting begins! With ~26 entries total, the voting will last for around 15 days until Tuesday, 11th December, 23:59 UTC DOWNLOAD ZIP (~600 MB) The ZIP with all entries is linked here. The ZIP includes, aside from the games themselves, a Jam Player tool. It is strongly recommended to use Jam Player to play the games. Mega: Whole ZIP Prizes Spoiler Jam Prizes The top 3 entrants and best-of winners will be featured in the Hall of Fame, and will choose the themes for the next Jam. Community Prizes Please don't forget to check if you aren't eligible for one of community prizes contributed to this Jam's pool, and poke the prize givers if necessary! (if you are the one giving away the prize, especially the one for specific entries, please contact those who should receive the prize) How to vote? You must make a single post with your votes, which might include the games ranking and optional awards for best games in specific categories. When you name a ranked / awarded entry, please use both the game name and the authors, as just a title or author isn't sometimes enough to tell which entry you mean. Preferably, just use the directory name from the game ZIP, as it identifies the game correctly. Please refrain from posting until you have reviewed at least one entry. For a vote to qualify, you must rank at least top 3 entries (without ties), and they must be accompanied by at least a short comment explaining what you liked about them. Also, you cannot rank your own entry. Aside from top 3, you can vote for: Best use of Theme Best Concept Best Presentation Best Story Best Devlog You can vote for best reviewer, too, but that might or might not be counted, since the best reviewer is chosen arbitrarily by the Jam host. Also, you can rank as many other entries as you like, all the way to the very last entry. However, ties are not allowed, and entries from the first tie onwards aren't included when counting the votes. Voting post template Using this template is not mandatory, but it can be pretty useful. If you have your own idea about voting, feel free to get creative, but please make the voting data (ranking and best-ofs) clear, easy to process and in plaintext. (this template is also used by Jam Player when exporting votes and comments) Spoiler Code: [center][b][size=7]My amazing reviews![/size][/b][/center] [size=6]Top 3:[/size] [size=5]First place[/size] Short comment about the first place... [size=5] Second place[/size] Short comment about the second place... [size=5] Third place[/size] Short comment about the third place... [size=6]Best ofs:[/size] [b]Best Use of THEME:[/b] ... [b]Best Concept:[/b] ... [b]Best Presentation:[/b] ... [b]Best Story:[/b] ... [b]Best Devlog:[/b] ... [size=6]Full ranking:[/size] [spoiler][list=1] [*]first place... [*]second place... [*]etc... [/list][/spoiler] [size=6]Comments:[/size] You might post your comments here, or, if you tend to write long and detailed feedback, make a document elsewhere and link to it here. Providing feedback to each ranked entry is not mandatory, but generally people appreciate that. How results are decided? (the information here is not necessary for voting; it's mostly for people who want to understand how votes are calculated to produce the final results) When it comes to the games ranking, the voting system used is 1/(rank + 1). It means for each ranking an entry appears in, it will get a score of 1/(rank + 1), and no score for other rankings. When it comes to best-of awards, the winners must have gathered the most votes in their respective category. If multiple entries have the most votes, the Jam host may choose one or more entries among them to win the award. This is to avoid situations when e.g. 5 entries tie for 2 votes for the best devlog, and they all win; at the same time, it's still the community that decides which entries get the most votes. The best reviewer is chosen arbitrarily by the Jam host, but the community opinion may be taken into account (just not in a "systematic" way). Let's get voting!