As individuals, to review every game from 2012. (But it's still okay to contribute less than that!)
* Write a review for a game!
* Try to make it at least 3 paragraphs long! But if you can't, that's okay!
* Post a link to (or the review itself) in this thread!
* Do it for every game on the list before November 10th, 2013.
* It's okay to post reviews you wrote before this contest started! As long as it covers the latest version of the game as of 2012.
Check out last year's thread for an idea of how this goes.
There aren't any! Because I'm still trying to get 2011's prizes done! I suck!
Anyone can contribute a prize to the pool using whatever criteria they want, though.
Q: I've never written a review before / I'm bad at writing! I shouldn't enter, right?
A: WRONG. One of the worst parts of this community is that most games only get one review EVER, if they even get one. It makes the authors feel isolated from the community and never bother to come back because why bother if no one is going to play their games? So for once, let people KNOW that you played their games and what you thought of them. Even if your writing isn't the best, authors still appreciate more feedback.
Q: I have like 2 months to write these things! Whoooo! Time to forget about this for 2 months!
A: There are THIRTY EIGHT GAMES released this year. And some of them are pretty dang long! If you want to take a decent chunk of reviews out you need to start playing NOW. So set aside your laziness, and start to reminiscence on 2012 before it's too late.
Q: Do I have to review my own games?
A: Yes! Most authors go for a "director's commentary" style for their own games, but the exact format that you review your own work in is up to you.
Q: I want to make a comic review! But where do I host the images?
A: Right here on Slime Salad! Just use the review feature of the site and upload your comic as one of the images, then simply link that image within the review! Not only is this way easier than hassling with a free hosting site, but it also means your comic will last as long as Slime Salad does. Free image hosting sites have a propensity to delete images after a certain length of time or collapse entirely. So please, host your comics on Slime Salad so we don't end up with a bunch of 404'd reviews!
Meatballsub - Compiled the original list that the game list is derived from.
JSH - Told me to just host the contest without prizes.
List of 2012 Games
Abel [Charbile] [marionline] [Spoonweaver] [Gizmog1]
Alice Falls Asleep [Master K] [Spoonweaver] [Gizmog1]
AR-PUH-GUH! [Nathan Karr] [Meowskivich] [Gizmog1]
Clam Digger [Spoonweaver] [Gizmog1]
Cool Guy Bob Surlaw [Spoonweaver] [Meowskivitch] [Gizmog1] [Charbile]
Dreadful Occupant [Spoonweaver] [Gizmog1] [Charbile]
Dreg Sector: The Tract [Gizmog1]
DUNGEONMEN: Men of Dungeons [Spoonweaver] [Gizmog1]
Epic! The Humorous RPG [Gizmog1] [Meowskivich]
Ephixial [JSH357] [Spoonweaver] [Gizmog1] [Meowskivitch]
Final Dragon Legacy [Spoonweaver] [MrBrutehater] [Gizmog1]
Flash 48 Hour Contest - The Actor's Daughter [Gizmog1]
Hamburgerman RPG 1.0 [Gizmog1]
Illusions [Spoonweaver] [Gizmog1]
Karate Fight (Ambush 48 Edition) [Gizmog1]
Kinvesard: Epilogue of the Princess [Spoonweaver] [Gizmog1] [Charbile]
Legacy [Spoonweaver] [Gizmog1]
Legendary Heroes [Spoonweaver] [Meowskivich] [Gizmog1]
Look, But Don't Touch [Gizmog1]
L'Sol Nocturnal Tears No Ingles [Gizmog1]
Memento Mori (50%) [Gizmog1] [Meowskivitch]
My Little Gahn [JSH357] [Gizmog1]
No More Villains [Spoonweaver] [Meowskivich] [Gizmog1]
Open Trail [JSH357] [Meowskivich] [Gizmog1]
Ortega Colonies [Spoonweaver] [Gizmog1]
Pearl Tear [lizord] [SparElric] [Gizmog1] [Charbile]
Pilgrimage [Gizmog1] [Spoonweaver] [JSH357]
Reign Of Grelok [Charbile] [Gizmog1]
Rouge's Revenge [Meowskivich] [Gizmog1]
Silhouette [Spoonweaver] [Charbile] [Gizmog1]
Spirit Chronicles RIFT [Meowskivitch] [Gizmog1]
Super Harem Builder 2012 [JSH357] [Gizmog1]
Super Penguin Chef [Spoonweaver] [Meowskivich] [MrBrutehater] [Gizmog1] [Charbile]
The Death of Von Stabbingmore [JSH357] [Spoonweaver] [Gizmog1]
The K'hyurbhi Lands [Spoonweaver] [Gizmog1]
The Towers of Love and Energy (48 hr) [marionline] [MrBrutehater] [Gizmog1] [Charbile]
Universal Wars [Spoonweaver] [marionline] [Gizmog1]
I don't actually know if these games received significant enough updates in 2012 to qualify, or they may be so incredibly short that they don't merit more than one review. Review at your own risk.
Doom: Evil Unleashed
POKEMON vs MARIO BROS vs FINAL FANTASY
There Is No Exit
Vikings of Midgard
Can't decide which game to choose?
Then try out Gizmog1's amazing UNOFFICIAL RANDOM GAME CHOOSER and let it choose for you!
* Was either released in 2012 or had a major update in 2012 (a major update is an update which contains significant new content rather than just bug fixes).
* Is intended to be engaged with as a piece of entertainment, and not as a tool or example.
Some of these games have since had updates in 2013 (Notably: Universal Wars, Dreg Sector, Illusions, Cool Guy Bob Surlaw). Such is the risk of doing such a contest so late. So just roll with it. If they don't receive another major update by the 2013 review contest, they won't be part of the 2013 contest line up.
Removed voice rpg entirely since it's pretty clearly just a tech demo. Trolls!, POKEMON vs MARIO BROS vs FINAL FANTASY, Cars, and There Is No Exit were moved to the bonus list for being crazy short (the bonus list is basically "these games don't have enough in them for more than one or two reviews to ever be written for them"). More games may be moved at a later date.
Feel free to discuss in the thread if any games actually failed to meet the criteria and should be removed, or if I missed a game.
Gizmog1: 38 [Completed 9/21/2013!] [Index]
Meowskivitch: 11 [Intro]
Nathan Karr: 1
Master K: 1