It’s that time of year again, where we roll out the red carpet and celebrate the best that 2020 has offered us. In a year that has otherwise been so terrible, the fact that we’ve had a steady stream of such excellent games to play has been nothing but a relief.
It really has been a great year for games, from the big blockbusters right down to the most humble of projects. We’ve had surprises that have come out of nowhere, and long-anticipated games that have managed to meet and exceed our expectations when we’ve finally got our hands on them.
This year, for the DDNet awards, we have 16 different categories to recognise, and as we always do. Today’s award celebrates the games that are the most different of all. As everyone who reads DDNet knows, we love games that challenge and subvert our expectations – games that get us thinking about the very nature of games and how they work. They’re often derided for being “non-games” and not conventionally entertaining, but this category cuts to the very nature of games as an art form; not everything needs to be conventional to be worthwhile.
Of course, we very much welcome your own picks for each category, so be sure to let us know your thoughts, and we’ll see you tomorrow for the next category!