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arta
01-25-2012, 10:03 PM
PLEASE READ BELOW!

Another great turnout. :)We saw our first tie ever "Soul Calibur" and "Puzzlejuice" sharing the winner's spot with 24 votes apiece! "Jazz: Trump's Journey" came 2nd with 10 votes, and "Star Warfare" came 3rd with 9 votes. Congrats to all the entrants!

First part is nomination where every member can vote up to 5 games to be included in the poll. 10 games with the most nominations will be added to the poll on Saturday. Poll will remain open until next Wednesday and whichever game has the max votes, will be the GOTW.

Please note:

1) Devs cannot vote for their own games. If your game is in the poll, you can't vote. You are free to ask TA forum posters in your game release thread to vote for your game... but please don't post multiple messages about it.
2) This voting is for TA members - no outsiders allowed. You cannot bring outsiders to join simply to vote and increase your ranking in this thread.

Notice of this poll will be given in the threads of all nominated games.

Additional games that spring up in the next few days will be added to the OP, so no worries. Please wait until Thursday to begin giving nominations - this is so that we can get the majority of games listed before making decisions. Feel free to help out and list games I haven't added yet. I'll post the pending NZ releases to alert the community to them.

You can see new games by looking at AppShopper.com and checking the "New" tab.
http://appshopper.com/games/new/


Major games out this week:

http://images.appshopper.com/icons/451/041830.png Speed Blazers
Thread (http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=120763) Video (http://youtube.com/watch?v=O4TWfg4fUOI)

http://images.appshopper.com/icons/488/803163.png Dungeon Crawlers
Thread (http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=120722) Video (http://youtube.com/watch?v=vy9FqbfU5FU)

http://images.appshopper.com/icons/495/514123.png Baseball Superstars 2012
Thread (http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=120643) Video (http://youtube.com/watch?v=p7F48VViXPs)

http://images.appshopper.com/icons/464/764245.png One Epic Game
Thread (http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=120636) Video (http://youtube.com/watch?v=DbVdFOPNX9U)

http://images.appshopper.com/icons/439/927846.png Paper Monsters
Thread (http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=120634) Video (http://youtube.com/watch?v=J1SUWvMCb78)

http://images.appshopper.com/icons/491/706438.png Ant Raid for iPhone
Thread (http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=120639)

http://images.appshopper.com/icons/471/796992.png The Brutal Spy
[url=http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=120667]Thread (]Video[/url) Video (http://youtube.com/watch?v=vuQK3MhStfk)

http://images.appshopper.com/icons/463/267711.png Hank Hazard
Thread (http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=120635)

http://images.appshopper.com/icons/496/127614.png Raon Defenders
[url=http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=120653]Thread (]Video[/url)

http://images.appshopper.com/icons/467/166926.png Zombie Bunnies
[url=http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=120646]Thread (]Video[/url) Video (http://youtube.com/watch?v=-ycX3K4H-rs)

http://images.appshopper.com/icons/494/871208.png Pocket Ninjas
Thread (http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=120610)

http://images.appshopper.com/icons/494/136657.png Breakout®: Boost+
[url=http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=120608]Thread (]Video[/url) Video (http://youtube.com/watch?v=FRTp1OuDKeI)

http://images.appshopper.com/icons/495/513180.png Dark Realms HD
[url=]Video (]Thread[/url)

http://images.appshopper.com/icons/479/158620.png NFL Flick Kicker
Thread (http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=120468)

http://images.appshopper.com/icons/492/184124.png Warrior: Tang Dynasty
[url=http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=120845]Thread (]Video[/url)

http://images.appshopper.com/icons/479/818571.png Blot
[url=http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=120843]Thread (]Video[/url) Video (http://youtube.com/watch?v=9OCxHaUrpVw)

http://images.appshopper.com/icons/497/178528.png Hoverbikes
Thread (http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=120844)

http://images.appshopper.com/icons/448/112673.png Khet
[url=http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=120749]Thread (]Video[/url)

http://images.appshopper.com/icons/483/070791.png Zombie: The Rescue
[url=http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=120728]Thread (]Video[/url) Video (http://youtube.com/watch?v=Fsbp-IzD9MQ)

arta
01-25-2012, 10:04 PM
Please feel free to list any new games I might have missed. Just be sure to note them as additions to the list, as opposed to nominations. :)

LOLavi
01-26-2012, 01:08 AM
Ant Raid
Paper Monster
Dungeon Crawler - which you should add to the list-

backtothis
01-26-2012, 01:19 AM
Paper Monsters
Dungeon Crawlers
Ant Raid
Speed Blazers

GoofyJmaster.
01-26-2012, 03:37 AM
Well, the list is gonna get a bit longer in a few days with Speed Blazers and Call of Cthulu coming out. I'm SUPER excited for these 2 games!

You might want to add Khet.

lena
01-26-2012, 03:58 AM
My nominations are Ant Raid and Paper Monsters.

beast_skillz_86
01-26-2012, 07:03 AM
Just for the record, puzzlejuice won. I was gonna vote last night, but the poll was closed. If it was open, PJ would have won

psj3809
01-26-2012, 08:58 AM
Paper Monsters 100%

BasOphof
01-26-2012, 08:58 AM
I nominate my little monster!

TheFrost
01-26-2012, 08:59 AM
Poll closed way to early, even before the new releases arrived to the US shores... and the maker of this poll could also vote, not close the poll when he wants... i recommend adding a deadline in the first post telling us when it will close to avoid more confusion, because PJ was going to win... maybe arta is manupulating? dont know, but isnt fair

And my nomination goes to Paper Monsters and Zombie Bunnies

LOLavi
01-26-2012, 09:28 AM
Poll closed way to early, even before the new releases arrived to the US shores... and the maker of this poll could also vote, not close the poll when he wants... i recommend adding a deadline in the first post telling us when it will close to avoid more confusion, because PJ was going to win... maybe arta is manupulating? dont know, but isnt fair

And my nomination goes to Paper Monsters and Zombie Bunnies

Yeah Puzzlejuice was probably gonna win, but in the end, it doesn't even matter. (see what I did there ;) )

smes3817
01-26-2012, 09:36 AM
Definitely Paper Monsters and Ant Raid

GoofyJmaster.
01-26-2012, 10:02 AM
It's too early for me to nominate anything. I just want to make sure Cal of Cthulu makes it to the poll. It'll really suck if that game misses this week's poll and then doesn't qualify for next weeks.

*I forget when the nominations stop, but Cthulu won't be coming out until Monday.

Also, the poll tells you when it will close!

And why can't Arta vote? He's a member like the rest of us and not a dev. He just makes the poll.

undeadcow
01-26-2012, 10:33 AM
Add Zombie: The Rescue, which is good,
And the jury is still out on My Little Monster

It's too early for me to nominate anything. I just want to make sure Cal of Cthulu makes it to the poll. It'll really suck if that game misses this week's poll and then doesn't qualify for next weeks.

*I forget when the nominations stop, but Cthulu won't be coming out until Monday.

+1 Call of Cthulhu looks like a major contender.

GoofyJmaster.
01-26-2012, 09:21 PM
Why do thread links not work properly in the GOTW thread?

arta
01-27-2012, 12:21 AM
Added Speed Blazers and fixed links in the thread. :)
Poll closed way to early, even before the new releases arrived to the US shores... and the maker of this poll could also vote, not close the poll when he wants... i recommend adding a deadline in the first post telling us when it will close to avoid more confusion, because PJ was going to win... maybe arta is manupulating? dont know, but isnt fair

And my nomination goes to Paper Monsters and Zombie BunniesThe idea is to have a definitive count of all the votes by Wednesday. That way I can end the thread cleanly without people arguing about the vote count after the fact. Also, I need final figures to make a report in the new week's thread. Best way to do that is to set a poll that ends on Wednesday, giving everyone time to vote (and on days when I forget to set the poll, I take a screenshot). I always give a couple hours warning as to when I'm counting up the votes, and there's no way anyone could have anticipated a tie in the votes by the time the poll automatically expired. :)

As for my participation in the nominations and voting in the poll, if there are games I absolutely love then yeah, I nominate them no matter what. But usually I tend to hold off and save them for tiebreakers (like for instance if there are a few games that got 3 nominations for the 10th entry). In that case I nominate to break the tie. As for voting, I do vote.

As for your suggestion for a deadline reminder, there's always been one in the OP with the poll closing on Wednesday. And the poll will always be counted and closed before new releases show up in the U.S. (11pm), cause it counts releases showing up around the world. Besides, if I waited till 11pm Wednesday to close the old poll and start the new one, I wouldn't be finished till Thursday. ;)

GoofyJmaster.
01-27-2012, 12:26 AM
Hey, you didn't add Khet. So far the people that have gotten are enjoying it, including myself. TBH, it could easily be a nomination for this week.

arta
01-27-2012, 12:30 AM
Hey, you didn't add Khet. So far the people that have gotten are enjoying it, including myself. TBH, it could easily be a nomination for this week.Added.


It's too early for me to nominate anything. I just want to make sure Cal of Cthulu makes it to the poll. It'll really suck if that game misses this week's poll and then doesn't qualify for next weeks. *I forget when the nominations stop, but Cthulu won't be coming out until Monday.
It should qualify for next week's poll (Sat-Fri). Post it in this thread so that I get the reminder: http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=118476

GoofyJmaster.
01-27-2012, 12:35 AM
Added.


It should qualify for next week's poll (Sat-Fri). Post it in this thread so that I get the reminder: http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=118476

Alright awesome!

Thanks!

lumothesinner
01-27-2012, 06:00 AM
Back to nominations...

Dungeon Crawler and Speed Blazer

Why was there so much hype for Paper monsters, sure it looks pretty but I agree with all the reviews that its unremarkable and basic, nothing special. They hype makes it look like the next Mario.
Probably will still win GOTW anyway.

GoofyJmaster.
01-27-2012, 06:27 AM
nominations in this order

Blot - I'm not going to gush over how I think it's the best endless runner available on iOS currently because you can see it in it's thread. If JJ was GOTY 2nd place, then this would've definitely won. It's head over heels better than JJ and Whale Trail (previously my favorite tap-to-ascend endless runner). So, it's the new & improved version plus has it's own unique spin.

Dungeon Crawlers - This is a fun as hell dungeon crawler/TBS. I usually don't consider TBS fun and I play for the challenge, which I guess is fun in it's own special way. However, this game just rocks--good pacing, fun spells, nice story, etc. I also want to say how much I love the camera setup for this game...I love it.

Speed Blazers - It's a fun platformer/racer. It looks great and plays very well for the most part. The devs are already working on new stuff so kudos. Ultimately, it's like the racing/hover skating version of Final Fantasy--a cross between Final Fantasy and Sonic Rivals!

Paper Monsters - I mean really...nuff said. It's not like the average person on this site doesn't know what this is. However, it got topped by those^ three games, so I hafta kinda agree with lumosthesinner.

Ant Raid - I always say I like refreshingly casual versions of the more hardcore genres. This fits the bill perfectly. It's a frantic, but easier on the mind RTS/TD. It does evoke some thinking and has pretty gnarly challenges, so it's not child's play either.

Edit I switched Ant Raid and Paper Monsters
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Shout Outs

Khet - Whoo...if you're looking for an awesome and challenging virtual board game then pick up this! Honestly, next week, with the upcoming added AI, the game will prolly have the smartest AI on iOS. Right now it's already pretty great and it won a Mensa award ya'll!

Zombie Bunnies - Pretty good stuff! it's not as fun as the other games, but it's very fun in its own right. It's a mixture of endless runner and kinda-shmup. Plus you can destroy a bunch of stuff. It has a bit more depth than that. Just check out the thread because it's definitely worth a look.

Bertman
01-27-2012, 11:34 AM
Speed Blazers has my vote this week,really love it. Paper monsters is fun but really nothing great. If it would have come out in the middle of last summer I would have probably liked it more but to many really good platformers have come out since. It was the game I couldn't wait for when it was first announced but by the time it got here I was like meh its 99 cents so I'll get it. Don't get me wrong I like the game but besides the looks it very average IMO.

arta
01-27-2012, 11:47 PM
Added Zombie: The Rescue.

arta
01-28-2012, 06:50 PM
Poll's going up in a couple hours. Get your nominations in!

GoofyJmaster.
01-28-2012, 06:53 PM
There's like no noms this week.

Echoseven
01-28-2012, 08:10 PM
Blot
Paper Monsters
Speed Blazers

No particular order.

The last one I didn't really like, but it does have it's moments.

arta
01-28-2012, 10:10 PM
My nomination is Hank Hazard. Paper Monsters bored me to sleep.

Edit: Poll's up!

Synthesyze
01-29-2012, 12:13 PM
Zombie Bunnies ^_^

DigitalB33R
01-29-2012, 12:43 PM
Paper Monsters

LOLavi
01-30-2012, 08:53 AM
Ant Raid for me :) Paper Monsters is also good, but there's just something special and different about Ant Raid, so it gets my vote :) But PM is a close call :)

lena
01-30-2012, 09:47 AM
I voted for Ant Raid as well. I like Paper Monsters a lot as well and wish they had come out in different weeks, but c'est la vie. I played Ant Raid for the first time (on iPad) when I had only owned an iDevice for a short while. I had no expectations at all and was completely surprised by the awesomeness but also somewhat expected that there must be many games like it that I had yet to discover. I now think that LOLavi is right and that there really is something special about Ant Raid. The combination of charm, graphics, gameplay, the fact that it's casual friendly yet challenging to completely 3-star. I do think it plays just a bit better on iPad (but I find that of practically all non-platform games), but I was surprised nonetheless that it works as well as it does on iPhone. Prank did a great job porting a great game.

metalcasket
01-30-2012, 10:24 AM
Looks like AppsAsia voted for their own app. >_>

GoofyJmaster.
01-30-2012, 10:26 AM
Man, i hope Blot gets some more votes. It was the only perfect game released this week--hell prolly ever.

D@mmit to hell with blatant subjectivity. :p:)

Overall a good week and any of these could be the winner.

syntheticvoid
01-30-2012, 11:58 AM
Zombie Bunnies.... Freakin fantastic title, and the only one on the list that I'll be coming back to over and over again.

Gotta love Lavafish, definitely one of the most supportive dev teams out there. =oD

GoofyJmaster.
01-30-2012, 12:14 PM
Zombie Bunnies.... Freakin fantastic title, and the only one on the list that I'll be coming back to over and over again.

Gotta love Lavafish, definitely one of the most supportive dev teams out there. =oD

Yeah, Zombie Bunnies has definitely grown on me! Once I got that face eater bunny, playing became awesome!

lena
01-30-2012, 01:39 PM
I'd love to try Zombie Bunnies since I loved Squirmee, but it is a shame that it's only available for iPhone 4.

Sanuku
01-30-2012, 02:11 PM
1. Paper Monsters [No Brainer]
2. Dungeon Crawlers [I`m a Dungeon Sucker]
3. Hank Hazard [ Hank is the biggest and bravest hamster I have seen in months ]
3. Blot [Yeah I know but this One deserve to be on the pedestal too even everyone calls me Crazy]

Synthesyze
01-30-2012, 05:19 PM
Zombie Bunnies.... Freakin fantastic title, and the only one on the list that I'll be coming back to over and over again.

Gotta love Lavafish, definitely one of the most supportive dev teams out there. =oD

I can only agree with you. I'm honestly surprised at how much I'm enjoying Zombie Bunnies. Love it :)

the9quad
01-30-2012, 05:28 PM
Man, i hope Blot gets some more votes. It was the only perfect game released this week--hell prolly ever.

D@mmit to hell with blatant subjectivity. :p:)

Overall a good week and any of these could be the winner.

It got my vote.

GoofyJmaster.
01-30-2012, 05:30 PM
It got my vote.

Awesome! It really is a flawless and very fun game. Well, I guess the looping music isn't all that great but at least it has a turn off music button.

It would've been foolish to think Paper Monsters wouldn't have won. (past tense on purpose)

My only question is would Puzzlejuice have beaten it? :eek:

Synthesyze
01-30-2012, 05:55 PM
Awesome! It really is a flawless and very fun game. Well, I guess the looping music isn't all that great but at least it has a turn off music button.

It would've been foolish to think Paper Monsters wouldn't have won. (past tense on purpose)

My only question is would Puzzlejuice have beaten it? :eek:

I think Puzzlejuice would have beaten it. Soul Caliber split the votes, and Jazz was there to ruffle things a little.

GoofyJmaster.
01-30-2012, 06:01 PM
I think Puzzlejuice would have beaten it. Soul Caliber split the votes, and Jazz was there to ruffle things a little.

The sad thing, IMHO, is that it probably would have.

AppsAsia
01-31-2012, 05:53 AM
only 1 vote for Zombie: The Rescue! I thought it would get more votes :(

arta
02-01-2012, 10:06 AM
Get your votes in folks, poll closes in a few hours! :)

arta
02-01-2012, 06:30 PM
2 1/2 hours to go!

arta
02-01-2012, 10:58 PM
Congrats to Paper Monsters for handily winning this week! Results in the new thread. :)

robotsvswizards.com
02-02-2012, 12:19 AM
Congrats to Paper Monsters for handily winning this week! Results in the new thread. :)

I know it says the results are on the new thread but i didn't wanna hijack next weeks thread!

Just being part of it this pretty awesome!
Thank you for putting this together every week and thanks for the votes!
James

GeekyDad
02-02-2012, 07:32 AM
Ant Raid

Jeremy_majestic
02-02-2012, 04:51 PM
Congratulations to Crescent Moon Games! Paper monsters is both a beautiful and fun game. It's a credit to your talented team.

Thank you to all of those who voted for us, we really appreciate your support and hope to keep impressing you with forthcoming updates.

Jdragoon19
02-02-2012, 05:42 PM
Congratulations to Crescent Moon Games! Paper monsters is both a beautiful and fun game. It's a credit to your talented team.

Thank you to all of those who voted for us, we really appreciate your support and hope to keep impressing you with forthcoming updates.

Good job Crescent Moon Games! And also it's nice of you to acknowledge the! Blot is also an amazing game!