2017 Awards Shortlist

The 2017 Quake Awards Shortlist

There were 116 nominations across the six categories this year, there were only a few maps and content that were ineligible. In the end we ended up with 103 eligible nominations. The downloads for these maps are available. Which do you think will win?


Best Vanilla Map

The best vanilla map saw 19 nominations, there were quite a few ineligible though, in fact so few actually actually ran flawlessly in DOS / Win /GLQuake that we had to modify the eligibility requirements so that there was a proper category rather than just a couple of map highlights. We’ll revisit whether having this category is worthwhile in the future, but for now, here are the shortlisted nominations:

Unholy Ossuary by MissBubbles

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Well Of Lost Souls by MissBubbles

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Unknown Kadath by Redfield

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Best Expanded Limits Map

The best expanded limits map category is the bread and butter of what the modern Quake community make and consume. Surprisingly, this category saw the second most nominations. There were 21 nominations for this category, of which only two were ineligible due to being 2018 maps. The following are this years shortlisted nominations:

Egyptgington  by Negke

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Shattered Soul of the Scarabrus by ORL

Download here. Requires an engine that supports protocol 999.

The Forgotten Sepulcher by Giftmacher and Sock

Download here.


Best Map Visuals

Interestingly this category had the exact same number of nominations and eligible nominations as the “Best Expanded Limits Map” category, although the content of the nominations was for the most part wildly different. The shortlisted maps are:

A Warm Welcome Home by Bal

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Mensis Keep by Breezeep

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The Drowning City by Muk0r*

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* Please note that Muk0r is one of our judges, however he did not participate in shortlisting for this category and won’t participate in judging this category.


Best Map Gameplay

Best map gameplay saw 18 eligible nominations, and boy did the judges have some difficulty shortlisting these from the very competitive field. The final shortlist is:

The Forgotten Sepulcher by Giftmacher and Sock

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The Brimstone Mine by Giftmacher

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Nyarlathotep’s Sand Castle by Sock

Download here.


Best Oddball Map

The Best Oddball Map category had the most nominations of any of the category, there were 28 nomination, all of which were eligible! Understandably, picking 3 from 28 was a difficult task, but these are the maps that the judges deemed most befitting of this category:

Blastocyst by ORL

Download here. Requires an engine that supports protocol 999.

I Was Happy in the Haze of Drunken Hour by onetruepurple

Download here.

Shattered Soul of the Scarabrus by ORL

Download here. Requires an engine that supports protocol 999.


Best Additional Content

Unfortunately there weren’t enough nominations to make this category worthwhile as a competition. There were 10 nominations, however the judges felt that there weren’t any that stood out enough to warrant an award. Instead over the course of the next week we’ll be highlighting and reviewing the content of the nominations.