So now that voting is open for the entries, it seems anyone can vote on games in the jam as long as they create an itch account.
Is there any guarantee against fraud? What is to stop someone from creating multiple accounts to vote up their game?
That would be me :) I'll be starting that this week. Just needed to unwind a bit
Honestly, the category is more of a fame category than anything. A lot of us have mentioned this before. The most famous person will basically win the category every year.
Then why keep it.. Instead of splitting that prize money on to runners ups in the other categories?
It's been in since the beginning and people enjoy it. It also provides marketing for the contest as a whole. We've thought about getting rid of it, but people like voting for their favorites.
And again, I did not say there is no way to check, I said there is no FOOLPROOF way to check. Any voting system will be able to be cheated without some form of voter registration tied to some kind of real life government documentation, the best way to catch people though is not to discuss how you can catch them.
It isn't based on average rating. We'll be using a weighted rating that will benefit games that get a high amount of high ratings.