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We've been nominated for the Steam Awards!

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Thanks to our community we've been nominated for the Steam Awards

Award Category:

The Boom Boom Award

 

Voting Start Time:

 Dec 30th 10am Pacific

 

If you want to vote you can check the link: 

http://store.steampowered.com/news/26415/

 

Thanks everyone! 

 

 

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Looks like tough competition with explodey games like Just Cause 3 for that award. 

KSP better get the award, an explosion here is more than just pretty to look at- it's expensive and dangerous!

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1 hour ago, Maximus97 said:

an explosion here is more than just pretty to look at- it's expensive and dangerous!

Don't forget hilarious...in a sociopathic sort of way. :cool:

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Looking at the other games on that list (other than Just Cause), they aren't very good, although DOOM has some good action. I'm hopeful.

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And of course, we have to think of the steam awards we one in the past...

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8 hours ago, Concodroid said:

And of course, we have to think of the steam awards we one in the past...

It's the first edition of the Steam Awards.

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Ugh, stupid category.  There are at least 3 other categories that would be a better fit for KSP.  I'm refuse to vote to make KSP the winner of the "Exploshuns r kool." category, it's demeaning to this game.  The game is about space travel, not gratuitous pyrotechnics.

It should be nominated for the The “Just 5 More Minutes” Award or the The “I Thought This Game Was Cool Before It Won An Award” Award.

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5 minutes ago, Alshain said:

Ugh, stupid category.  There are at least 3 other categories that would be a better fit for KSP.  I'm refuse to vote to make KSP the winner of the "Exploshuns are kool." category, it's demeaning to this game.

Demeaning to the game?

a lot of Kerbal things are related to the "exploshuns are kool " category.

You see something like a Space X launch failure, and some people will say, that it was a very "Kerbal" thing to happen.

Heck, a selling point of this game is building rockets, and watching them blow up till you get it right.

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Just now, V7 Aerospace said:

Demeaning to the game?

a lot of Kerbal things are related to the "exploshuns are kool " category.

You see something like a Space X launch failure, and some people will say, that it was a very "Kerbal" thing to happen.

Heck, a selling point of this game is building rockets, and watching them blow up till you get it right.

Those problems are inherent in space travel.  That is why they are in KSP.  But it's not about the explosions, it's about the noble challenge of space travel.  I will be doing my part in this vote to ensure KSP does not get associated that way any more than it does already.  That means voting against it I'm afraid.  I wish it were in another category.

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Just now, Alshain said:

Those problems are inherent in space travel.  That is why they are in KSP.  But it's not about the explosions, it's about the noble challenge of space travel.  I will be doing my part in this vote to ensure KSP does not get associated that way any more than it does already.  That means voting against it I'm afraid.  I wish it were in another category.

I guess Broforce is more deserving of the title...

But still, KSP is an amazing game, so winning awards (no matter the award!) is surely a good thing:P

 

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Just now, V7 Aerospace said:

I guess Broforce is more deserving of the title...

But still, KSP is an amazing game, so winning awards (no matter the award!) is surely a good thing:P

 

I was thinking KTNE, sure it's not visual explosions, but the tense moments leading up to it, and the game is all about explosions.

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An award for "explosions", but not for "educational benefit".

Typical.

Squad would do themselves well to decline it if they win.  Make a point, and probably more publicity.  Otherwise, next year they will embed more explosions in the game to assure a win!

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This category in no way captures what makes KSP great but any award is a good award. If an award gets more attention and subscribers, couldn't that enable better development because they could hire more programmers?

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"The Boom Boom Award"?

Sad.

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A game where like 80% of the point is avoiding explosions nominated for the explosion award? That seems... wrong, somehow. 

If I want explosions I'll play a game where I'm making my enemies explode. I prefer to avoid exploding, myself. 

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4 hours ago, Wallygator said:

Otherwise, next year they will embed more explosions in the game to assure a win!

Max already did that with the exploding buildings. There's no turning back now, we're in full disaster sim mode.

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I would regard it as simply another trophy to put on the mantle, not a an implication that the game is going in the wrong direction.

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I found it hard to believe the Steam Awards would mean anything before seeing how arbitrary the categories are, and now it's almost certain that they don't I gotta wonder, really, what's the point?

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Everyone... you've made your points. Some of you believe that the category of "The Boom Boom award" was the wrong category to put KSP in. Some of you believe that KSP has explosions, and deserves to win. Now, we must look through the eyes of a YouTuber. Who will get the most subs with a person looking for entertainment clicks on their video? Someone like Danny2462 or Nexter's lab. They have "glorious" explosions in every video. They get a lot of views because that's what KSP is at heart- a funny space sim. You make a ship, fly it around the KSC, only to crash it into the VAB and see the VAB come crashing down. It's hilarious. If I could vote, I would vote for it, because that's basically what all of us like to see- most of the time- big explosions. Kerbals jumping out of a massive explosion then glitching out and flying somewhere while spinning like crazy. I'm not saying it's the best category for KSP to be nominated in, but it certainly is one KSP might have a chance to win.  

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I heard a conversation between Jeb and Bob that they will go on strike if i do not vote for KSP, so, KSP shall have my vote!

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For something that's supposed to be fun, people sure seem to want to take this way too seriously.

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2 hours ago, Concodroid said:

Everyone... you've made your points. Some of you believe that the category of "The Boom Boom award" was the wrong category to put KSP in. Some of you believe that KSP has explosions, and deserves to win. Now, we must look through the eyes of a YouTuber. Who will get the most subs with a person looking for entertainment clicks on their video? Someone like Danny2462 or Nexter's lab. They have "glorious" explosions in every video. They get a lot of views because that's what KSP is at heart- a funny space sim. You make a ship, fly it around the KSC, only to crash it into the VAB and see the VAB come crashing down. It's hilarious. If I could vote, I would vote for it, because that's basically what all of us like to see- most of the time- big explosions. Kerbals jumping out of a massive explosion then glitching out and flying somewhere while spinning like crazy. I'm not saying it's the best category for KSP to be nominated in, but it certainly is one KSP might have a chance to win.  

You sure about that?

Danny2462: 150k subscribers - shows massive destruction

Scott Manley: 550k subscribers - shows space travel

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Let’s face it: explosions are pretty great. In a blockbuster movie they’re thrilling. In a celebration with fireworks they’re beautiful. And when they’re behind a cop putting on sunglasses they’re nothing short of glorious. These games understand the fine art of detonation.

Yep, KSP's got my vote for this one.

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Wow. Steam is getting to know us, eh? :D

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"The Boom boom reward" Isn't this game about space exploration and not blowing up In a fiery explosion? Personally. "Just five more minutes reward" would have fitted KSP the best.

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