Tuesday, December 12, 2017

RoGa Awards 2017 nominees


Kicking off a new tradition here at roganews.ro, we announce the nominees for the RoGa Awards! The eligibility criteria was for the game to be made in Romania and to have been released this year, prior to December 10th. Games in alpha, beta or early access were not taken into consideration, as they are still works in progress.

Besides Game of the Year, the other awards are for Best PC/Console, Best Mobile, Best Graphics and Best Gameplay. Check out all the nominees below and be sure to come back on December 20th to find out the award winners and our picks for Most Anticipated Romanian games of 2018.
Game of the year
Gorescript
What we loved most about this old school FPS was how faithful it was to the classics and how much fun we had playing it.
Black the Fall
Released to critical acclaim on PC and consoles this summer, this puzzle platformer impresses through its mood and level design.
Battle Golf Online
One of the most fun games of this year! It seems simple only on the surface and quickly becomes addictive, making us play match after match.
Radiation City
Good graphics, solid gameplay and an interesting story to uncover, this survival adventure is a must for fans of the genre.
Marble Land
A great VR experience, but also a game that works really well in non-VR. We loved its innovative puzzles and beautiful visuals!
Best PC/Console
Gorescript
This FPS made us feel like kids again, playing the likes of DOOM while mom yelled at us to go study. That it's also damn fun sure helps!
Black the Fall
We were glad to have a Romanian game to play on our consoles and to see it stand tall among the giants of these systems. And also Ceausescu!
Marble Land
One of the few Romanian VR games and a really well made one too. If only there were even more puzzles to solve!
Best Mobile
Link Twin
A solid mobile game, with very nice mood and tons of well designed puzzles to figure out. Seeing Tom and Lily hold hands is a treat!
Battle Golf Online
Did we already mention how much fun we had playing this game? Well, we'll say it again, it's fun, it's addictive and it's really well made!
Radiation City
Definitely a premium experience on mobile, not because of its pricing model, but because of its top quality and complex gameplay.
Best Graphics
Sky Gamblers: Infinite Jets
Flying awesome looking planes above cities filled with loads of 3D rendered buildings was truly impressive, especially for a mobile game.
Tap Busters: Galaxy Heroes
Clicker games might not be to everyone's taste, but this game has a very cool and unique visual style that instantly catches the eye.
Marble Land
The game looks great, with beautifully colored puzzles set in memorable locations, but you have to see it in VR to be truly entranced!
Best Gameplay
Gorescript
Fast gameplay and engaging music make for an awesome experience. Combined with great level design and nostalgia, it becomes memorable!
Black the Fall
The game's mood and visuals impress, but the level design is what stands out most. Figuring out how to progress is always fun and rewarding.
Battle Golf Online
Playing just 5 minutes always turned to 30 in the blink of an eye. And hitting your opponent's ball in the air several times is just awesome!