After hundreds of Family Gamers of all ages have registered their votes for the FGA Game of the Year 2010 there is just one week left. Expected front runners like Wii-Party and Kinect Sports have been joined by surprise favourites Pictionary DS, Gran Turismo 5 PS3 and Alan Wake 360.
Each voter that leaves a comment (linked to Facebook/Twitter) is also entered to win the winning game. Make your vote count in the only videogame award categorised by age.
The winning games will be announced on 31st Jan 2011.
Games can be nominated for next year's FGA's here:
About the FGA's
The Family Gamer Awards FGA suggests ideal games for different family age-groups: Infants, Juniors, Students, Workers, Parents and Seniors.
These awards complement PEGI's age-appropriate ratings by suggesting games each age group will enjoy. Rather than warning families about which games are inappropriate, we suggest which games each age group will get the most out of.
The games awarded for infants for example, not only contain appropriate content for 3 year olds but are also easy enough for them to play and enjoy.
Four times a year we pick the best games in each of our family age groups:
Spring: February 28th
Summer: July 28th
Autumn: October 31st
Winter: November 31st
Family Game of the Year: January 31st
About Game People
We review video games. But rather than trying to be objective we offer a range of personal opinions from regular columnists.
We encourage each columnist to respond as personally as they can to the games they play. They focus on their unique experience - talking less about graphics and sound and more about how they felt playing it. This highlights their particular perspective as either a Family, Thinking, Specialist, Hobbyist or Artistic gamer.
This means that we often review a game from a variety of perspectives, and that we engage with them over a much longer period. We like to think of ourselves as the antitheses of large corporate review sites.
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