Aggie Awards

2011 Aggie Awards

The Adventure Gamers staff would like to offer our sincere congratulations to the developers (and publishers) of all games that won awards, and our thanks to the many readers who participated in our public voting poll.

Aggie Awards rules and regulations


All staff nominations were submitted privately, seen and verified only by two awards administrators.

To be eligible, a game must have been launched through digital distribution, self-published online, or commercially released in either North America or the United Kingdom in the calendar year 2011.

For the sake of administrative simplicity, Back to the Future, episodes 2 and 3 of Hector: Badge of Carnage, and Stacking (with expansion) have been listed as a single entity.

Complete list of eligible games


PC Adventures (includes multi-platform releases)


Adam's Venture: Episode 2 - Solomon's Secret
Age of Enigma
Alpha Polaris
AR-K: Episode 1 - Sex, Lies and Class Work
Aspectus: Rinascimento Chronicles
Azada: In Libro
Back to the Future: The Game
Baron Wittard: Nemesis of Ragnarok
Black Mirror III
Blackwell Deception
Blue Madonna - A Carol Reed Mystery
The Book of Unwritten Tales
Cardboard Castle
City of Secrets
Conspiracies II: Lethal Networks
The Count of Monte Cristo
Dead Mountaineer's Hotel
Doctor Who: The Gunpowder Plot
Drawn: Trail of Shadows
Dream Chronicles: The Book of Water
The Dream Machine: Episode 3
Edna & Harvey: The Breakout
Eko: Strange New World - Episode 1
The Fall Trilogy: Chapter 3 - Revelation
Four Badges
Gemini Rue
Girl with a Heart of
Goin' Downtown
Gray Matter
Hector: Badge of Carnage — Episode 2 and Episode 3
The Jolly Gang's Misadventures in Africa
Jurassic Park: The Game
L.A. Noire
Last Half of Darkness: Society of the Serpent Moon
Metal Dead
Miskatonic: Part 1 - The Inhuman Stain
Nancy Drew: Alibi in Ashes
Nancy Drew: The Captive Curse
A New Beginning
The Next BIG Thing
Odissea - An Almost True Story
Pahelika: Revelations
Portal 2
Puzzle Agent 2
Red Crow Mysteries: Legion
Relics: Dark Hours
The Rockin' Dead
Sinbad: In Search of Magic Ginger
Space Madness
A Stroke of Fate: Operation Valkyrie
Tales from the Dragon Mountain: The Strix
The Tiny Bang Story
To the Moon

Console/Handheld Exclusives


1112: Episode 3 (iOS)
999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors (DS)
Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights (3DS)
Emily the Strange: Strangerous (DS)
Ghost Trick (DS)
James Noir's Hollywood Crimes (3DS)
May's Mysteries: The Secret of Dragonville (DS)
Professor Layton and the Last Specter/Spectre's Call (DS)
Red Johnson's Chronicles (PlayStation 3)
The Secret of Chateau de Moreau (iOS)
The Spell Breaker Quest (iOS)
Stacking (and The Lost Hobo King expansion) (Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3)



Although released late in 2010, 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors was carried over to the 2011 Aggies, as no AG staff played the game in time for last year’s awards.

Complete season of Law & Order: Legacies held over to 2012.

Contributors to the writing of this article include: Jack Allin, Nate Berens, Jason L Blair, Evan Dickens, Rob Franklin, Emily Morganti, Merlina McGovern, Andrea Morstabilini, Robin Parker, Shuva Raha, Reece Warrender

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