As mentioned by Andrew on the Webboard, Beat The Geek has won the Interactive award at the Home Entertainment Awards 2007. You can see a list of nominees here; the release was up against the DVD games Empire Interactive Quiz, Deal Or No Deal, Raven, and Strike It Lucky.
Not sure how I feel about this. On one hand, it’s excellent news – I haven’t played the other interactive DVDs in the shortlist (and the Strike It Lucky game is suppposed to be brilliant), but Beat the Geek had a hell of a lot of love and effort put into it, and has loads of great stuff included. (“Price does not include flights or accomodation.”) I’m glad that the release has been recognised as being rather more than the cheap rip-off certain UTTER TWATS seemed to think it would be.
On the other hand, I do have serious reservations about the gameplay, and those reservations have only increased as time has gone on. In an odd way, it’s a pity the main series DVD releases didn’t actually win awards instead these past few years, as I think they really, really deserved to. It always struck me as bizarre that they didn’t get more recognition.
Maybe – presuming The Bodysnatcher Collection is as great as it looks (and I’m finding it difficult to believe that it won’t be) – we should do a few things to try and get what might be the final Red Dwarf release (at least for the time being) what it deserves…