the forest ambassador games of the year were collaboratively determined by a group of friends of the forest. all games that were posted this year were eligible regardless of their original release date. congratulations to all the winners!
Friendliest Fingers - Keyboard Party Creepy Shapes Award - The Rapture is Here and You Will Be Forcibly Removed From Your Home Best Choices & Consequences - Find Me a Good One Best Game to Play Before Bed - Solaris Most Satisfying Tentacle Physics - The Majesty of Colors Most Slapsick - App Escape Davish “Pops” Krail Memorial Award - Accelerator Least Convoluted Web of Lies - Argument Champion The Inverse Joffe Award for Least Accurate Zoological Information - Fruit Mystery Sexiest Vision of a Cyberpunk Future - Reset Best Romance With a Cat - Dating Sim Most Melodic - Kyoto Most Sparely Evocative Illustrations - Zombie Ninja Confessional Most Pups - W▲TCH DOGS
Most Realism - Martian Middle School Dance Parallel Universe 2013 Nuovo Award - Save the Date Saddest Sunset - To What End Damned If I Know Award - how do you Do it? Most Creative Use of Three-Dimensional Space - Projective Best Ferry - To The Other Side of the World Best Performance by a Duck in a Leading Role - One Duck Most Demanding Tree - A Moose’s Love Most Neurotic - Pale Machine Best Use of Weaponized Genitals - Lo-Fi Dick Fight Best Game About Sex - Negotiation Most Chaotic - DNCE PRTY
Ruggedest Announcer - Hotline Trail Most Soothing - Doki Doki Best Game In Which Everyone Wins When You Stop Playing - Transgression Raddest Pong - Corruptong Most Unnerving Power Imbalance - Weird Egg & Crushing Finger Prettiest Memory Palace - Death Paradise Best In-Game Haiku - reProgram Best Pollack-Inspired Platformer - Action Painting Pro Most Adorable Player Character - Cactus Block 2013 Creepiest Corridor - Colour is the Keyboard Best Use of Ass Eating as Mechanic - Queer Power Best Flashlight - Night in the Woods
Most Melodic Shades of Green - Cosmogonie Only Extant Game About Future Bear Sex - Jamco Matefest 3013 Most Foucauldian - Nothing to Hide Most Egregious Title Pun - Get ‘em Hard Filthiest - Brooklyn Trash King Most Addictive Pulsation - Heart the Beat Best Game with Armor and No Dragons or Kings - Your Lover Has Turned Into a Flock of Birds Best Physics-Based Puzzle Featuring Annelids - Wrrrmz Most Clutter - Dehoarder Most Satisfying Fail State - Tony Eagle Amateur Skateboarding
Best Stories Within a Story - Sister’s Little Helper Least Demanding - Colorscope Best Mechanical Storytelling - Beloved Sickest Beats - Lounge Lord Stubbornest Cats - Cats Best Adaptation of a Game Popularized on LCD Mobile Phones - Candy Worm Most Ecstatic Vision of a Queer Utopia - Slave of God Chillest Game - Snaquia Too Real Award - The Hunt for the Gay Planet Most Action-Packed - Party Time Most Likely To Incite Spontaneous Acts of Kindness - HUGPUNX The Yoshi Prize - UMAI!
Best Nontextual Depiction of a Complex Economic System - To Build a Better Mousetrap Best Adaptation of a Major Novel About a Trans Woman - Nevada Special Achievement in Background Rock-Formation Design - Be Reasonable, Diane Cutest Fairies - Small Armor Best Use of Keyboard Controls - No, Birdie, No! Best Parody of Police as Insitution - Crime Zone Best Use of Strategy Guide as Raw Material - Unpredictable Storyline Twists 2 Loveliest Game Made By a Couple - Dance Party The Foddy Prize for Brain Rewiring - Fignermukre Best Two-Player Duel - Cat Gentlemans Play: Insult Spinner 10 Cents Most Unexpected Use of Puzzlescript - Vine Most Compelling Exploration Game - Marble Safari Best Dialogue - Bite Me
Most Resonant - Gonubie Hotel Most Frenetic - … (Trembling Dots) Coldest Alternate Ending - Super Leg Shaver II Turbo Most Hopeful - For Political Lovers, a Little Utopia Sketch Most Claustrophobic - Reverberant Most Potent Combination of Curious Bliss and Ambivalence at the Prospect of Its End - Scaling the Sky Starseed Pilgrim Prize - Temple of the Faceless Minotaur Who Sees the Burning Light Best Resolution - 3x3x3 Most Likely to Elicit Squeals of Horror/Delight - Horse Master Most Ambitious - Crypt Community
DK Prize for Jungle Beats - Rain Best Genre Fusion - Lexicopolis: A-B-City Best Distillation of a Genre - Ernesto Most Relaxing Deadly Space Flight - 7 Light Years Most Calming - Morning Coffee Slickest Visual Design - Delve Voight-Kampff Prize for Best Android Interrogation Scene - Electric Tortoise The Doublecakes Prize - Space Wrestler Spookiest Castle - Pontefract Tool-Assisted Speedrun Award - Surf Camp Dreamiest - The Wait Bogost Prize for Existential Starkness - Get X, Avoid Y Best Romance With a Bird - Legacy Bird Best Collision Physics - Last Chance Supermarket Merriest Game, Verily - The Faeries’ Curse Cutest Robots - Probe Team Detritus Prize for Best Game About Leaving - Notes on Departure
Least Videogame-y Art Direction - Humanoid 47 Best Rhythm/Evasion Game - Battle Cube Best Use of Mouselook - The Dark Third Broderick Prize for Most Curious Game Where the Only Way to Win is Not to Play - Shower Sim Most Unhappy That Simulator Simulator Won Most Recursive - BRICK[bricksmash]SMASH Best Use of Visual Effects in a Text-Based Game - Capsule The Andrew WK Prize - Party Business Most Melty - Journalière Longest Tongue - Realistic Kissing Simulator Most Dashing Mohawk - Coming Out Simulator 2014 Best Performance From a Dog - Corgi Simulator 2071 Most Recursive - Simulator Simulator Most Juxtapositional Title - How to Be Happy Lovely Voice Award - Secrets Agent Best Musical - Jazu Best You Feel Smart For Getting The Borges References - Intimate, Infinite
Best Dancing that Kills Video Games - Quing’s Quest: VII: The Death of Videogames Most Atmospheric - No Wave Best Molleindustria Game Not Made By Molleindustria - Zerstört Zerstört Most Advanced Human-Computer Interface - Manifest Best Fairy Tale - Line Crossing Most Economical Mod - Circle Breakout The Why Didn’t I Think of That Prize - Faif Cutest Murder - Chef Best Use of Hygiene Products as Projectiles - Tampon Run Most Compact - Tiny Crawl Most Serious Red - Space is Red BF Skinner Award for Excellence in Behaviorist Minimalism - Unislot Best Virtual Arctic Playground - Scribbly Walrus Most Prescient - Tuboflex Best Color Scheme - Cyroad TJ Thomas Award for Elegance in Mechanics - Side to Side Procedural Music Award - Equestria Most Lively Bones - The Fastest Skeleton
Best Numeral Exegesis - Venus Meets Venus Best Performance by a Cephalopod in an Office Drama - Fax These to Smith Most Original Concept - Wunderheilung Best Michael Brough Game Not Made by Michael Brough - Substratum Best Sci-Fi Horror Story - Stowaway Surprise Hit - The Worm Most Unsettling - The Sun Does Not Exist Wickedest Kitten - Hummingbird Best Digital Analogue to a Physical Puzzle You’d Find in a Dentist’s Waiting Room - Wrlddivision Most Spare and Terrifying Prose - LQN-21 Most Groanworthy - The Wonderful World of Dad Jokes Sherlock Prize for Lonesome Wandering - Colt-55 Egg - Egg Boss Golden Sneakers Prize For a Platformer That Actually Tells a Story Well Through Play - Five Stages Dreamiest Love Story - Eden Best Use of a Sexpocalypse - God(s)
Pleasant Anxiety Award - A.void Most Annoying Roommates - Artpartment Crunchiest - Frail Shells Capitalest - A(s)century Most Mysterious - The Ybuwyn Most Desolate - Gray Desert Award Award - Entire Screen of One Game Fullest English Breakfast - Full English Breakfast Most Appreciated Pain - Hurt Me Plenty Hungriest Ducks - Feed Some Ducks Most Stark Depiction of an Economic Reality - Capitalism Spookiest Circumference or Trippiest Road - GhostRing Trickiest Simulation - 33rd Street Most Difficult - The Ocean Pointiest - The Handsomest Echidna Most Satisfying Audio - Frying Bacon