Happy New Year! That 2008.001 sure looks strange up there. It is the new year, so it's time for a new year's poll! Our traditional January 1 question asks what your general prediction for 2008 is. Between Arena, Star*Soldier, Wing One, GameTap and many many great fan project releases, 2007 was an awesome year. Is the scene set for a repeat? I'd be thrilled with just a fraction of the cool stuff from the year past. Let people know how optimistic you are by voting above.
Our last poll asked what game had your favorite asteroids. Some people like a challenge and picked the toughest asteroids to navigate, while others can't stand them and picked games where rocks were fewer and far between. There seemed to be a similar split between the two camps, but the classic asteroids from WC1/2 finally won out over WC3/4. Privateer and Prophecy, which are similar to WC1/2 and WC3/4 respectively, also received a good number of votes, but the unique environments presented by Proving Grounds, Arena and the CCG came in last.
We've got contest winners here today too, so let's jump to it.
There were a ton of votes this time around, but 2007's fan project numbers paralleled the results from 2003. Major new releases in the past year helped propel two projects in the rankings, so congratulations to both! With a virtual tie, Standoff and WC Saga again win as Fan Project of the Year! Click here and here for coverage on these projects in our News Archive.
And a creative newcomer came in second place. This project came together really well and very quickly since it was announced last January. The runner up is Privateer Ascii Sector! Check out all updates on this project here.
Our only repeat winner from 2006 is in the Web Site of the Year category. Congratulations to HCl's Wing Commander Editing Site! And thanks for continuing to pursue all your amazing enhancements. Click here for his most recent advancements.
Another newcomer wins as runner up in the website category. Congratulations to Péricles’ Paper Inside! Péricles has made a ton of truly amazing Wing Commander models over the last year, but don't miss out on some of his other very impressive designs as well.
Thanks again for all of our nominees for contributing significantly to the community throughout the year, and good luck on all your undertakings in 2008!