we created so many alternate accounts so we could vote for ourselves during the contest ^_^
we spent more time creating the alternate accounts than we did on our entries
I also think this is an unfair assessment. I don't have enough emails to make alternate accounts. There's nothing wrong with sharing something you're proud of having made with people who are interested in seeing it
Exactly. Why some individuals think what popularization of the game is a wrong action and not part of contest?
Well said! I agree with every word. I think a solution could be that contestants don't rate games to affect their place in the competition but rather for constructive criticism; the judges get the full say in who makes the best games. There can be small awards/special mentions to those who rate all the entries and give a comment of feedback for each.
The big problem is that the 60%/40% weighted average was never utilized by Clickteam/itch.io.
If you took the 4.232 (60%) overall of the "winning" entry and weighed what it deserves (1/5) (40%) against it, it would come out to a weighted average of 2.9392. If you gave LoadedTeaspoon's entry what it deserves, (about 3/5) it would come out with a weighted average of 3.6630000000000003.
If you gave Dave C's entry what it deserves (5/5) it would come out with a weighted average of 4.1942.
Hopefully Clickteam will do right by the community and utilize the 60%/40% split that were a part of the rules.