CategoriesSomething for everybody

The Meteoriks were held for the eighth time in 2022 - and again, one important focus was the broad inclusion of both demomakers and -watchers by trying to have a very open process.

Like every year, everyone could apply to become a juror for the Meteoriks. During a first phase all accepted jurors discussed the categories to hand out awards in this year. Following that, we created juries for each category, consisting of three or more jurors, and these juries went to find the best work of 2021.

Meteoriks 2022 categories

Most of our categories have been stable for several years now, but we keep updating our lineup to adapt to changes in the scene and your feedback.

Compared to last year, we have dropped the "Scene Spirit Award" again - it was more of a one-shot category after the disruption that the advent of Covid-19 brought to the world. Not much has changed in the many ways we're making the scene continue to work in the pandemic, and we feel like we'd just be nominating the same projects all over again, so we decided to drop this category in favor of two additions:

The "Outstanding Concept" award is making a comeback this year. Last year we dropped it to make room for two new categories, but we still think it's a good award to have and in 2020 we ended up uncovering several interesting but underrated prods that would have otherwise fallen by the wayside, so it's back.

And last but not least we're listening to many a C64 scener's complaint that mixing the good old breadbox in with newer platforms regularly ends up with the Amiga eating their lunches just because it's got more bitplanes. This year we're introducing two separate Oldschool categories - one for 8-bit platforms and one for 16 bits and up, so they can both be judged on their individual merits.


New Talent

The group or individual scener that made their most memorable entrance in 2021

Outstanding Concept

The production that most impressed us with bold decisions, novel ideas, extending the scene's aesthetic vocabulary

Best Executable Graphics

The best executable still image on any platform

Best Oldschool Production

The overall best production on an oldschool platform with an 8 bits or smaller bus

Best Midschool Production

The overall best production on an oldschool platform with a 16 bits or wider bus, or a fantasy console like Pico-8

Best Soundtrack

The production with the best soundtrack

Outstanding Technical Achievement

The production that most dropped our jaws as it was previously deemed impossible

Best Visuals

The production with the most beautiful and impressive art style, graphics, effects, modeling, texturing, color scheme, ...

Best High-End Intro

The overall best production in 64k or less on a high-end platform

Best Direction

The production with the best overall cohesion, camerawork, atmosphere, pacing, story, ...

Best High-End Demo

The overall best production between 64k and INFINITY!