Wingnuts around the world have spoken, and they've chosen their winners for the 2009 Fan Project and Web Site of the Year! Each one of the nominees has contributed significantly to the WC community, and we'd like to thank everyone who helped share their enjoyment of the series over the last twelve months. Without further delay, here are the what the fans chose...
The 2009 Fan Project of the Year is Wing Commander Standoff! After nearly a decade of steady development and releases, the final chapter of this excellent Secret Ops mod was released. The team behind the game has continued to push technical boundaries with the addition of cutscenes, new graphical effects and online scoreboards. After Episode 5's launch, the developers have continued to provide support and clean up bugs as they're found.
The runner up for Fan Project of the Year is Privateer Gemini Gold. This multiplatform Privateer remake released a major upgrade in 2009 that added voiceovers to Righteous Fire, high resolution base graphics, new cockpit displays, impressive asteroid fields, bug fixes and more. Even the instruction manual was overhauled.
The 2009 Web Site of the Year is WC Saga! The team behind Saga keeps their fans in the loop with regular status updates, contribution requests, picture releases and special features. And they've already started on their 2010 updates as they push towards a full release.
The first of two co-runners up for Web Site of the Year is Wing Commander Standoff. The project site was completely redone to coincide with the launch of their final chapter. Everything was reorganized for easier reading and quick access.
The other runner up is Paper Commander. After some brief downtime, the site came back with a booming triple pack in December. Although not the only source of Wing Commander paper models, Paper Commander has produced the most and some of the most beautiful paper reproductions to date.
Congratulations to the winners! And thanks to all Wing Commander fans who do their part every day to keep everyone excited and engaged!