2012 MISAO AWARDS

Best Storytelling and Direction Entries Votes
The project you think is most effective at telling its story. Think in terms of its presentation, writing, clarity, cutscene direction, and originality.
Star Stealing Prince 72
Love and War: Act I 14
Chain of Retribution 7
Vacant Sky Vol. 1: Contention 7
Ill Will 4
Cosplay Crisis 3
Final Fantasy Blackmoon Prophecy 3
Best Characters Entries Votes
Vote for your favorite heroes or villains! Choose the project whose characters are the most effective in terms of presentation and writing.
Star Stealing Prince 57
Love and War: Act I 18
Final Fantasy Blackmoon Prophecy 7
In Search of Dragons 6
The Curse of Cpt. Loveless 6
Chain of Retribution 6
Neo Jado 2
Boutalles 2
Best Setting Entries Votes
The game you feel had the most clever, inventive, interesting and immersive setting/world for the game to take place in.
Star Stealing Prince 55
I Miss the Sunrise 9
Middens 9
Set Discrepancy 6
Raciela 6
Vacant Sky Vol. 1: Contention 5
Ill Will 5
Love and War: Act I 4
The Curse of Cpt. Loveless 4
Final Fantasy Blackmoon Prophecy 3
Miserere 2
Profit Motive: A Business Adventure RPG 2
Glacia 1
Legionwood 2: Rise of the Eternal's Realm 1
Lucidity: False 1
Best Atmosphere Entries Votes
The game you feel did the best at delivering an experience. This would include such factors as presentation, graphics, music and sounds, and style.
Star Stealing Prince 63
Ill Will 13
Vacant Sky Vol. 1: Contention 7
I Miss the Sunrise 7
Final Fantasy Blackmoon Prophecy 6
Chain of Retribution 4
Middens 4
Love and War: Act I 3
Cosplay Crisis 2
Best Graphics & Artwork Entries Votes
Vote for the project you feel has the best graphics. (In general, this category should favor original artwork over ripped or commercial graphics)
Star Stealing Prince 51
Middens 17
The Curse of Cpt. Loveless 9
Ill Will 9
Pirate Rush 6
I Miss the Sunrise 6
rad.the.uni 6
Vacant Sky Vol. 1: Contention 5
LiAR 4
Chain of Retribution 3
Set Discrepancy 3
Ex-Stigma 3
Porcupine Princess 2
Pocket Quest! 2
Asylopole 1
A Reason for Magic, SR 1
Best Sound & Music Entries Votes
The project you think has the best soundtrack and creative use of sound! (In general, this category should favor original compositions over ripped or commercial music)
Star Stealing Prince 53
Vacant Sky Vol. 1: Contention 19
The Curse of Cpt. Loveless 7
I Miss the Sunrise 7
Love and War: Act I 5
Pirate Rush 5
Chain of Retribution 3
Final Fantasy Blackmoon Prophecy 2
Profit Motive: A Business Adventure RPG 1
Neo Jado 1
Most Technical Prowess Entries Votes
The project you feel got the most out of is engine! This might include well-made battle systems or other custom systems or engines.
I Miss the Sunrise 39
Star Stealing Prince 22
Set Discrepancy 14
Final Fantasy Discovery 7
Pirate Rush 7
The Curse of Cpt. Loveless 6
Monster World Legends 5
Final Fantasy Blackmoon Prophecy 3
Fey 3
Best Level/Dungeon/Puzzle Design Entries Votes
The game you think has the best stages, levels, or dungeons. Voting should be based on layout, aesthetics, interactivity, and other related factors.
Star Stealing Prince 54
Final Fantasy Blackmoon Prophecy 9
Fey 9
Pengui! 8
The Curse of Cpt. Loveless 6
Pirate Rush 6
Vagabond 5
Glacia 3
Best Gameplay Mechanics Entries Votes
The game with the best gameplay idea(s) and implementation. Or, more simply, the game you think is the most fun to play!
Wine & Roses 39
Star Stealing Prince 26
I Miss the Sunrise 11
Chain of Retribution 7
The Curse of Cpt. Loveless 7
Pirate Rush 7
Set Discrepancy 6
Final Fantasy Blackmoon Prophecy 5
Fey 4
Infinity 3 3
The Drop 1
Neo Jado 1
Best Interface Design Entries Votes
Interaction with the game's systems, custom menu graphics, responsiveness of menus, clear display of elements like fonts, headers, etc.
Star Stealing Prince 51
I Miss the Sunrise 24
Set Discrepancy 7
Ill Will 6
Catharsis 5
The Curse of Cpt. Loveless 4
Vagabond 4
Fey 3
The Drop 1
Most Promising Demo Entries Votes
Vote for the demo released this year you think has the most potential.
Pirate Rush 25
Catharsis 21
Final Fantasy Discovery 13
The Curse of Cpt. Loveless 10
Raciela 9
Set Discrepancy 8
Legionwood 2: Rise of the Eternal's Realm 4
Monster World Legends 4
The Drop 3
Neo Jado 2
Best Non-RPG Entries Votes
Vote for what you think is the best game released this year that is not an RPG!
Pengui! 70
Game of the Year Entries Votes
The absolute best game you played from RMN for the current year (RPG or otherwise).
Star Stealing Prince 63
Wine & Roses 12
Love and War: Act I 10
Final Fantasy Blackmoon Prophecy 10
I Miss the Sunrise 8
Chain of Retribution 7
Vacant Sky Vol. 1: Contention 6
Middens 3