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The 2022 Cacowards

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A great year. Much to my misfortune, I still haven't had time to play everything, but a big congrats to everyone! Doom is the greatest game of all time!

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Congratulations to all those honored this year! Many great picks and mentions, including some I hadn't heard of!

 

A couple minor corrections:

  • I believe The Magenta Spire is for MBF, not MBF21.
  • Likewise, 2022ADO is for Boom, not MBF21.
  • Infection has 7 maps, not 16.

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Excellent work by those who put this together, and congratulations to everyone mentioned! I was surprised to see Poogers got a mention, considering its absurdity, and especially happy to see the extensive column given to all of the notable speed demos of this year. Excellent job by @Vile for putting that together!

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Once again, it has been an honour to contribute to this event. Congratulations to all the year's numerous and varied winners!

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Just now, Meowgi said:

Excellent work by those who put this together, and congratulations to everyone mentioned! I was surprised to see Poogers got a mention, considering its absurdity, and especially happy to see the extensive column given to all of the notable speed demos of this year. Excellent job by @Vile for putting that together!

 

I want to second this! It's a pleasure to see stxvile and @Terminus on the team! Both are hard-working and skilled players, are fun to watch, and are always dedicated to playing whatever comes up on DW.

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Congrats to all the winners, and a big thank you to the team for putting together another lovely annual read. I especially liked the gameplay mod features, because those are the one thing I never bother searching for myself, so getting a huge stack of them like that is like Christmas coming two weeks early. And while there were some real obvious awards overall, seeing smaller gems by @The Royal We and @LerxstInWonderland get highlighted put a big dumb grin on my face.

 

I think the awards also gave me closure on @Trashbang's output, too: all year through, I didn't want to accept that someone could come in and drop a debut of that calibre and then just up and leave for Quake mapping and general level design. But seeing DTYBotC pick up its deserved plaudits just made me glad that it exists in the first place, and I hope that the author can go on to produce stuff just as good for other communities.

 

57 minutes ago, Egg Boy said:

Happy to see Pagodia here, everyone on the team did a fantastic job.

 

Pagodia introduced me to the squonk and so it might very well be my favourite thing released all year. A very much deserved award, there.

 

57 minutes ago, Egg Boy said:

I'm always surprised when these roll around and there is, without fail, things that completely slipped my radar.

 

This legitimately shocked me. This year I bothered to sign up to Doomworld and actually made a point of playing a new release at least once a fortnight (or month where time didn't permit), and I still looked over the winners like, "Yep... I've played three of those." Same as every year. The amount of quality you lot put out is truly overwhelming.

 

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Congratulations to all the winners! Even more projects to me to slot into my ever growing backlog. This community is not at all short of talent. Mind-boggling stuff, as usual.

 

Love that Bo got the honors for the header graphic this year, phenomenal pixel artist!

 

I'm honored to receive the kind words about Hordamex, and pass them on to all the talented, enthusiastic mappers that helped make it a reality! I sincerely hope it inspires more projects for such a fun game mode. Extra congratulations to the Oda team for their role in spearheading Horde!

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Congrats to everyone featured in the Cacowards, and huge congrats to the writers too for putting it all together - can’t imagine how long it must’ve taken not to just to write, but also to play - one panelist mentioned on Discord they’d played just shy of 150 wads this year!

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Happy my d2all on 180 minutes pour vivre got mentioned.


Congrats to all :)

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2022 sure was a stacked year !
Haven't played half of the golden Cacoward recipients yet, but I see a lot of well-deserved mentions all around. Congrats to all involved, particularly to Deadwing and Xymph for their constant dedication to the craft.

Here's to 2023 :)

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Yay, another silver caco for me.

How many do I need to collect before I can turn them in for a golden one?

 

It saddens me that DIY didn't earn anything. It was one of the most creative endevours this year, but because I was the one to make final compilation I probably wasn't allowed to nominate it.

 

Update: I misremembered, I only got honorable mention last year, so it's my first silver caco.

Edited by ViolentBeetle

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4 minutes ago, Mordeth said:

Congratulations to all the Cacoward winners and runner-ups, and yet again a huge thanks to the Cacoward team for all their efforts!

Mordeth E2 wen

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I am incredibly grateful to be given a place in runner-ups, this was quite unexpected, which makes it even more precious to me.
Congratulations to fellow mappers/modders and big thanks to cacoward team.

Edit:
Now that all that initial excitement slowly faded, I am ashamed I have never thanked/mentioned the most important people...
My testers who have gave invaluable feedback to make the wad better and gave me ideas for future maps/projects and helped
me to be a better in general.
So thank you FrancisT218, dei_eldren, Terminus, Jimmy and stxVile who played the initial test release.

Edited by Shawny : Crediting playtesters

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I thoroughly enjoyed reading the cacowards for this year (even though I only started getting involved this year).

Congrats to all the contributions and cacoward winners of this year and hopefully next year will be even bigger in terms of accomplishments!

 

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Congratulations to all the winners! Another wonderful year full of wonderful WADs made by a community that many other games wishes it had.

 

It's been an honor joining the team of writers, almost a childhood-dream come true, heh. We've all worked very hard on the reviews, and I hope everyone enjoys the read and the rest of today!

 

4 hours ago, ZeMystic said:

Congrats everyone! I'm honored to see that the Dai-Katana Dog Dojo was hand selected for the Pagodia image.

It was my personal pick. I couldn't not do it. The dog is too powerful.

 

2 hours ago, Horus said:

Congrats to everyone featured in the Cacowards, and huge congrats to the writers too for putting it all together - can’t imagine how long it must’ve taken not to just to write, but also to play - one panelist mentioned on Discord they’d played just shy of 150 wads this year!

It's me. Hi. Currently at 147, and I still haven't played everything on the Gold/Silver board! :P

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Congratulations to everyone! Amazing work to all the winners as well as the fine folks behind the Cacowards itself. 

 

And Deadwing, you are just Prime!

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Congrats to all the winners!

 

Absolutely loving the more extensive nature of the cacowards (for the second year in a row), and I can only imagine how much time writers actually spent dooming in 2022 to cover this many wads.

 

Here's to many more years of quality dooming!

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Congratulations everybody! A happy birthday to Doom and by extension all of us! Great to see so many fantastic projects get mentioned, and I loved the write-ups about Xymph, KDiKDiZD etc.!

 

I'm honored to have mapped for Silver Caco winner Solar Struggle, as well as 22 in 22 mentions Poogers and Warpspeed, and special features Jamal Jones and RAMP! <)

 

Onwards to the big 30 next year, can't wait to see what we'll all create together!

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great write-ups! looks like a lot of people have been doing wonderful work
i've only played jumpwad kdizdikzdidkzi and some of tehlokk's stuff, I need to do some insane catch-up. don't turn yr back on teh city looks amazing

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Really glad to see Jumpwad get a much-deserved award and excited to play some of the other wads on the list. Didn't expect the shoutout for the podcast but very much appreciated — been a super fun experience talking to all of the talented guests I've had on.

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Congrats to all the fine winners and thanks to those who take the time to put the work into putting together the cacowards!

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