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Old December 8th, 2013 (02:37 AM). Edited December 8th, 2013 by DrFuji.
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Hack of the Year 2013 Nominations

Introduction:


Welcome to the Hack of the Year competition for 2013! Each year we celebrate some of the greatest hacks on PokéCommunity by voting for them in several different categories and eventually bestowing the Hack of the Year title on the best of the best. The hard work, effort, devotion and even love that hackers have put into their works throughout the year show their results here.

This year's competition will be noticeably different from all previous iterations, based on feedback we've received from members during these past twelve months. Secret ballots have been implemented for the first time in the competition's history and the results of the nomination round will have an effect on the judging round's final scores. There are also several smaller rule changes that you can read below. We hope that you will see these changes as a positive rather than a negative when all is said and done.

Rules:

  1. You may not vote for your own hack
  2. You may not vote for any of the designated ineligible hacks (see below)
  3. You may only vote for once per category
  4. You may only vote once
  5. You must have joined PokéCommunity prior to October, 2013, in order to cast a valid vote
  6. Hacks are only eligible if they have been worked on at some point during 2013
  7. Sideshow Showcase hacks are not eligible for nomination outside of the Sideshow Showcase Hack of the Year category
  8. Do not vote for a hack because you like the author; make your decisions as objective as possible

Ineligible Hacks:

  • Pokemon DarkViolet: Author requested removal
  • Pokémon Genesis: Author requested removal
  • Pokémon Shiny Gold: Author requested removal
  • Pokemon Light Platinum: Winner of HotY 2012
  • Pokémon Ruby Destiny - Life of Guardians: Winner of HotY 2011
  • Pokémon Sienna: Winner of HotY 2010
  • Pokémon Azure Horizons: Winner of HotY 2009
  • Pokémon rijonAdventures: Winner of HotY 2008
  • Pokémon Prism: Winner of HotY 2007
  • Pokémon Liquid Ocean: Winner of HotY 2006
  • Pokémon Naranja: Winner of HotY 2005
  • Pokémon Ice: Winner of HotY 2004

Voting:


This year we have decided to implement a secret ballot system. In order to place your vote, you will have to fill out the form below and PM it to the Hack of the Year account. If you wish to change your vote please PM a second voting form to the account. If your vote is determined to be invalid then you will be contacted by a moderator and asked to fill out a second voting form. When the voting window closes, no more nominations will be accepted and all valid votes will be counted. When the first round's results are announced, every valid vote will be posted by a moderator here for all members to see.

If you vote for a hack which was not worked on at some point during the past year (See rule 6) you will be contacted and asked to submit a new voting form.

If you have any questions, please PM one of the Emulation mods rather than the voting account and we will attempt to reply as soon as possible.

Once again, PM your votes here.

Code:
Best Mapping: 
Best Scripting: 
Most Graphical Appeal: 
Best Storyline: 
Best Gameplay: 
Most Engaging Hack: 
Sideshow Showcase HotY:
Hack of the Year:
The explanations of each category are as follows:

Best Mapping - The hack with the best maps
Best Scripting - The hack whose scripts impressed you the most
Most Graphical Appeal - The hack with the best overall visual presentation
Best Storyline - The hack with the best plot/story line
Best Gameplay - The hack with the best features and that was the most fun to play
Most Engaging Hack - The hack that kept you the most interested throughout
Sideshow Showcase HotY: - The best hack you have played from the Sideshow Showcase
Hack of the Year - The best hack you have played

A hack gets one point for every category in which you vote for it. To demonstrate this, here is an example of a vote:

Quote originally posted by Example Vote:
Best Mapping: Genesis
Best Scripting: Prism
Most Graphical Appeal: Liquid Ocean
Best Storyline: Prism
Best Gameplay: Sienna
Most Engaging Hack: Life of Guardians
Sideshow Showcase HotY: Ice
Hack of the Year: Prism
In this demonstration, Prism has three votes while Genesis, Liquid Ocean, Sienna, Ice and Life of Guardians hold one vote each.

The three hacks which have the most votes overall, regardless of the categories in which the votes are allocated, will progress to the second and final round where they will be judged by the Emulation & ROM Hacking moderators as well as some long-standing members of the community for the Hack of the Year title. These three hacks' final second round scores will be affected by how many Hack of the Year votes they received in the first round, meaning that members have a greater influence on the second round than ever before. In addition, the hack which has the most votes in a single category for this initial round will be awarded with a corresponding title (e.g. Best Mapping). The Sideshow Showcase Hack of the Year award will be determined in this nomination round and will not be subject to a judging second round.

You have until the 13th of December to submit your votes. So now all of that is sorted, let the voting begin!

Reminder: PM your votes to the Hack of the Year account.

Credits to Hiroshi Sotomura, Harold, Thrace, Vrai and colcolstyles for contributing to this thread over the years.
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Hack of the Year 2013 Nomination Results

The nomination round has now concluded and the awards have been decided by the community.

Best Mapping: CrystalDust, Glazed, Liquid Crystal, Victory Fire
Best Scripting: Adventure Red, CrystalDust, Glazed, Liquid Crystal
Most Graphical Appeal: Glazed
Best Storyline: Adventure Red, Glazed
Best Gameplay: Glazed, Liquid Crystal
Most Engaging Hack: Adventure Red, Glazed
Sideshow Showcase HotY: Yet Another Fire Red Hack
Fan Favourite: Glazed

Finally, as they received the most votes overall, Glazed, Liquid Crystal and Adventure Red will move onto the judging round where the final title of Hack of the Year will be decided. It will take a few weeks before that wraps up so we hope that you're looking forward to it.

Here are the voting results in detail:

Spoiler:
Quote originally posted by 80C:
Best Mapping: Pokemon Christmas
Best Scripting: Pokemon Liquid Crystal
Most Graphical Appeal: Pokemon Liquid Crystal
Best Storyline: Pokemon Dark Energy
Best Gameplay: Pokemon Dark Energy
Most Engaging Hack: Pokemon Dark Energy
Sideshow Showcase HotY: Pokemon YAFRH
Hack of the Year: Pokemon Dark Energy
Quote originally posted by medoshichi:
Best Mapping: Liquid Crystal
Best Scripting: Dark Future/Energy
Most Graphical Appeal: Liquid Crystal
Best Storyline: Liquid Crystal
Best Gameplay: Liquid Crystal
Most Engaging Hack: Pokemon Christmas
Sideshow Showcase HotY: Complex Crystal
Hack of the Year: Liquid Crystal
Quote originally posted by ElitePokes:
Best Mapping: CrystalDust
Best Scripting: CrystalDust
Most Graphical Appeal: CrystalDust
Best Storyline: Red Adventures
Best Gameplay: Red Adventures
Most Engaging Hack: Red Adventures
Sideshow Showcase HotY: Emerald Expert
Hack of the Year: Red Adventures
Quote originally posted by PokemonGiratinaX:
Best Mapping: Victory Fire
Best Scripting: Pokemon Adventure: Red Story
Most Graphical Appeal: Glazed
Best Storyline: Dark Rising 2
Best Gameplay: Glazed
Most Engaging Hack: Pokemon Adventure: Red Story
Sideshow Showcase HotY: Fire Red: Generations
Hack of the Year: Glazed
Quote originally posted by shreyanshvalentino:
Best Mapping: Glazed
Best Scripting: Glazed
Most Graphical Appeal: Glazed
Best Storyline: AshGray
Best Gameplay: Glazed
Most Engaging Hack: Glazed
Sideshow Showcase HotY: Expert Emerald
Hack of the Year: Glazed
Quote originally posted by Projectwolfie:
Best Mapping: Pokemon CrystalDust
Best Scripting: Pokemon CrystalDust
Most Graphical Appeal: Pokemon CrystalDust
Best Storyline: Red's Adventure
Best Gameplay: Liquid Crystal
Most Engaging Hack: Red's Adventure
Sideshow Showcase HotY: Yet Another Fire Red Hack
Hack of the Year: Red's Adventure
Quote originally posted by chaos_envoys:
Best Mapping: Pokemon Liquid Crystal
Best Scripting: Pokemon Liquid Crystal
Most Graphical Appeal: Pokemon Glazed
Best Storyline: Pokemon Glazed
Best Gameplay: Pokemon Liquid Crystal
Most Engaging Hack: Pokemon Glazed
Sideshow Showcase HotY: Eccentric Emerald
Hack of the Year: Pokemon Liquid Crystal
Quote originally posted by Endless_Void:
Best Mapping: Glazed
Best Scripting: Glazed
Most Graphical Appeal: Victory Fire
Best Storyline: Glazed
Best Gameplay: Glazed
Most Engaging Hack: Advanced Adventure
Sideshow Showcase HotY: Pokémon FireRed Throwback
Hack of the Year: Glazed
Quote originally posted by Spherical Ice:
Best Mapping: Pokémon Lilac
Best Scripting: Pokemon Lilac
Most Graphical Appeal: Pokemon Giratina's Legend
Best Storyline: Pokémon Orange
Best Gameplay: Pokemon Lilac
Most Engaging Hack: Pokémon Rose
Sideshow Showcase HotY: Yet Another FireRed Hack
Hack of the Year: Pokemon Lilac
Quote originally posted by oshizlgzngahr:
Best Mapping: Victory Fire
Best Scripting: Red Adventures Red's Story
Most Graphical Appeal: Glazed
Best Storyline: Pokemon Normal Version
Best Gameplay: Red Adventures Red's Story
Most Engaging Hack: Glazed
Sideshow Showcase HotY: Yet Another Fire Red Hack
Hack of the Year: Red Adventures Red's Story


Thanks to everybody who participated.
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