GAMES Magazine has been doing an annual “GAMES 100” awards issue since 1980, with a “Game of the Year” since 1991. This year the nod has reportedly gone to Jump Gate, a self-published, print on demand title by Matt Worden.
Now, the GAMES awards have sometimes been a little idiosyncratic. But for a POD game like this to come out of nowhere and take the slot that last year went to Small World? That’s more than idiosyncratic; it’s shocking.
This bears further investigation. Oh, and the ever-prolific reviewer Tom Vasel quite liked it too, which seems a good place to start: