Game of the Year 2015: Inside Baseball Award

Much to everyone else's chagrin, this category exists as an opportunity to use the phrase inside baseball. The idea for this award was to talk about games that explore game culture specific ideas. 

Runners-up

Axiom Verge

Axiom Verge for PC and PS4. Game of the Year 2015: Inside Baseball
A sense of discovery I haven’t found in any other Metroidvania lately, because it’s in the same path, but slightly off.
— Olivier

Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger, and The Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist

Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger, and The Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist for PC. Game of the Year 2015: Inside Baseball
You never see Langeskov, the tiger, or the cursed emerald — which is so cool
— Anna

The Magic Circle

The Magic Circle for PC. Game of the Year 2015: Inside Baseball
Making fun of AAA development that [assume] somehow your player might get confused.
— Raphael

Super Mario Maker

Super Mario Maker for Wii U. Game of the Year 2015: Inside Baseball
I was interacting with this person, across the world, and I get to see their personality.
— Olivier

*drum roll* And the winner is...

The Beginner's Guide

The Beginner's Guide for PC. Game of the Year 2015: Inside Baseball
If the level is not accessible to the player does it exist?
— Raphael

Inside Baseball Award

Axiom Verge
The Beginner's Guide (winner)
Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger, and The Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heistt
The Magic Circle
Super Mario Maker

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