November 2011 Game Design Showdown - "Oceans Elevens"
Please Read: Details on entering the Game Design Showdown. Note that voting rules are slightly changed this month (see below). All other restrictions (800 words, three small images) remain in place.
Results are in!
Congratulations to the winner, Brian Andrew (Argebie) with his entry Pistols and Planks. He received eight total medals, four of them gold, the highest number for both counts, for a total medal score of 32 points. DogBoy's Commutiny on the Bounty took second with four medals, three of them gold, for 19 points. Full results are posted in the Critiques thread. All BGDFers (and particularly the participants) are encouraged to post critiques of the game submissions there.
Special Guest Host: Dave Dobson (dobnarr)
Direct your questions and comments to the Comments Thread.
Submissions: Completed Thursday, November 10
Click here to see the nine entries.
Voting: Thursday, November 10 to Thursday, November 17
VOTING IS NOW OPEN.
Submit your top three picks to dobnarr. Be sure to read about the changes in voting this month below:
Showdown Voting Change:
For this month only, I'm trying out a new voting mechanism for the Showdown. Rules are as follows:
Instead of allocating six votes, each voter instead awards three medals to the three submissions he/she considers the best entries, allocating them as 1st place Gold, 2nd Silver, and 3rd Bronze. When awarding medals, voters should take into account showdown rules and the theme and mechanic limitations in addition to game design.
For purposes of winning the showdown, Gold counts as 6 points, Silver 3 points, Bronze 1 point. Highest total points from all medals received wins the showdown.
Contestants are strongly encouraged to vote. Contestants cannot award medals to their own submitted games. Contestants who enter a game in the showdown but don't vote for other games are awarded an Arsenic medal worth negative ten points to balance out the ten points they failed to grant to competitors.