In this phase, you'll be given several entries for each category, and you can only vote for one of them. The entry that gets the most votes will be the winner for that category. You also have to vote for at least 5 categories, but you can vote for more.
This form will also last a week, so you have some time to think.
It's time for the event where we celebrate the past year of MFGG, and vote for our favorite fangames, as well as users.
Here's how it works...
MFGG Awards consists of two phases, the Nomination Phase, and the Voting Phase. In the Nomination Phase, you nominate a game or a community member for one of the multiple different categories. Five entries with the most nominations per category will move into the final voting, which will begin in a week. After the final voting ends, the staff will tally the votes and the winners will be announced.
Just like last year, we will be using Google Forms instead of forum DMs, so even if you're not a member of the forums, you can still join.
The rules are stated within the form. Good luck everyone!
...I guess I'll also put the latest submissions here since it's been a while. Though just to be clear, these are all from 2021 so they do not count for MFGG Awards 2020. Sorry, you gotta wait for the next year to nominate Nintendo Nightmare.
So I just got back from the staff...apparently I'm doing that with my time now! It's been a few weeks since I've been appointed, and since then I've gotten the hang of how to do everything there is to do as a moderator (it's not as simple as it looks, there's like responsibility and stuff???). Gotta say though, it was a pleasant surprise to see that I'd made the cut, and I hope I make all of your moderation dreams come true (within reason)!
And with that, here's your irregularly regular update:
A while ago we have discovered a security hole in our main site software. The hole is now patched, but it's possible that it might have been already used to access people's passwords, which is kind of an issue!
We don't know if this happened for sure, and the passwords were hashed, so it's not as bad as it sounds. But regardless, just to be safe, I went ahead and made it so that every user has to change their passwords to keep using the site. It might be a bit annoying to be forced to change your password, but I believe this is for the best.
As a precaution, I've also upped the security of the backend. Let's just say that if anything like this happens again in the future, the impact will be much much lower. I know this is a bit of an oversimplification but I don't wanna get too much into detail.
EDIT: More information came to light and we now believe that no database leak actually took place. We, however, will still force users to reset their passwords, as that is a required step of the security improvement we have made.
And now it's time for a important announcement, we're looking for some main site moderators who will be in charge of moderating the comments on the site, making sure that they adhere to our comment rules and administering appropriate action when an offending comment or user is found. The other half of the role involves looking over content submitted to our queue to ensure it passes our baseline quality standards, approving or declining submissions as necessary.
Heading over there will give you the opportunity to learn the rules, a little more about how the jam will be structured, and most importantly the dates. I'd recommend familiarizing yourself with it a little bit, as it's where you'll be joining the jam and submitting your final product for judging.
We wouldn't want some lame theme to win, would we now? Pick something good!
Moving away from the jam, on October 28th through November 4th is when the Nintendo Community Fangame Convention, or NCFC as most know it, will be happening this year. If you're a fan of games made by fans of games, then it might just have something for you.