READERS’ VOTE: 2014 Game of the Year – Finals

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

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The oprainfall Awards | Readers' Game of the Year Finals

The votes are in. We have the results for what you decided are the ten best games of 2014. In alphabetical order, here they are, the finalists for the 2014 oprainfall Readers’ Game of the Year:

Bayonetta 2 - Readers' GOTY Finalist

  • Bayonetta 2

Bravely Default - Readers' GOTY Finalist

  • Bravely Default

Chronicles of a Dark Lord - Episode II: War of the Abyss - Readers' GOTY Finalist

  • Chronicles of a Dark Lord – Episode 2: War of the Abyss

Hyrule Warriors - Readers' GOTY Finalist

  • Hyrule Warriors

Mario Kart 8 - Readers' GOTY Finalist

  • Mario Kart 8

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth - Readers' GOTY Finalist

  • Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth

Shovel Knight - Readers' GOTY Finalist

  • Shovel Knight

Slinki - Readers' GOTY Finalist

  • Slinki

Super Smash Bros. 3DS - Readers' GOTY Finalist

  • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Super Smash Bros. Wii U - Readers' GOTY Finalist

  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

We are less than one week away from the beginning of the 2014 oprainfall Awards, with the Readers’ Game of the Year announcement coming on Thursday. This means that you will have until Wednesday night to cast your vote for the game you believe was the top game for this year. Happy voting!

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Click here to see the full results of the preliminary vote.

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  • Lord Ackercocke

    Slinki has the most votes….Never heard of it til just now.

    • Pedro

      It’s a platform game by Tutan forged games, a new game studio from Portugal. This is their first game. The character is controled by mouse and keyboard interactively, wich gives some nice controlability to the game (it’s the main diferenciating factor).

    • Pedro

      Titan* (not Tutan)

  • John Sierra

    WHY does the reddit link go to a scat porn site??

    • parmonie

      I’m not getting scat, John. Maybe you are, but I’m not. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • John Sierra

      It only does that if you’re not logged in to reddit. I don’t even have an account at reddit, so I see that link.

    • parmonie

      I logged out and both links are to submit to reddit. Having logged out, it just brings me to the sign-in/sign-up page.

    • John Sierra

      It is a submit link, but it’s trying to submit a porn site. I think oprainfall’s site is compromised.

    • parmonie

      Gotcha. The top link to submit does, the bottom doesn’t. I think you just misworded your first comment. Made it seem like it was a direct link and not the link that would be submitted.

  • LordPhantasia

    There’s something fishy going on here with this Slinki game. How can they have so many votes when no one’s even heard of them and they’ve got only a dozen or so likes on their Facebook? Chronicles of a Dark Lord is on Steam and their company is pretty well known, so them I can see. I just don’t see how it’s possible for a game that’s on Steam Greenlight and not getting much traction on there to gain a lead over a game that’s on Steam, has a much higher level of quality, and from a developer who’s far more known than whoever made Slinki.

    Maybe a lot of people do like Slinki, I don’t know. It just seems very unusual to me.

    • E-Vinyl

      We ran a voting campaign for our Portuguese fans ( We actually have 561 likes, and not only a dozen or so ๐Ÿ˜› What really surprises me is that the AAA games were really left behind…

    • E-Vinyl

      In retrospective, Slinki is not really known outside of Portugal (hopefully yet), so i guess i can see why you thought it was fishy…

    • LordPhantasia

      That’s pretty much exactly why. Chronicles of a Dark Lord is known to quite a few in the states, and very few have ever heard of your game if at all (myself included until recently). It just seemed very odd to me. While I voted for Chronicles of a Dark Lord, I wish you and yours good luck. Maybe you ought to join up with Kisareth Studios, might be an easier way to get your games onto Steam.

    • E-Vinyl

      Ironically, I only heard of Chronicles of a Dark Lord through this website (while checking others Readers Vote articles). It looks like a pretty solid game ๐Ÿ˜€ I also wish the game’s devs the best of luck. It has been a fierce battle between our games hehe.
      Ok, thanks for the advice!

    • LordPhantasia

      No problem. ๐Ÿ™‚ They’re great devs over there. Helped me out with what I thought was a major technical issue with one of their games after I posted about it not less than 2 minutes later. Since they’re already on Steam, might make it easier for you to get published by them, if they do that sort of thing. Anyway good luck and I will vote you up on Greenlight.

    • E-Vinyl

      Thanks ๐Ÿ˜€