Nominations for Game Developer
magazine's historic 15th Annual Front Line Awards
are now open, continuing the publication's tradition of honoring excellence and innovation in tools for game development.
The Front Line Awards honor the year's best development software for programming, art, audio, middleware, game engines, and networking. Game Developer
will accept nominations from the game development community from now until early next week. While a great many considerations go into determining a winner, innovation is the real name of the game.
Products are nominated in all categories by the readers of Game Developer
magazine and Gamasutra. Once all nominations are in, the editors of both publications will consult with Game Developer
's advisory board to select finalists. Once the nominees have been chosen, readers will ultimately determine the winners in each category.
Nominations are open from October 8th through October 15th for all new products and new versions of products related to game development released between September 1, 2011, and August 31, 2012 (betas are not eligible).
Front Line Award finalists will be announced in the December 2012 issue and winners will be revealed in the January 2013 issue of Game Developer
To nominate a product -- whether you're a satisfied user or a creator of that product -- please visit the 15th Annual Front Line Awards website
and fill in the supplied form.