Previously: Gotta Catch 'Em All
18 teams and 7 weeks later, Showdown 2016 is DONE. Let's take a final look back on this year's competition?
2016 YA Mixology
For YA Mixology, teams created cocktail recipes with mocktail versions to be judged by their fellow Showdown players. The complete list of cocktails can be found here, with full recipes to posted soon. (I don't know; did Gamemaker HQ imbibe a Showdown cocktail too many to post the recipes in time? WE MAY NEVER KNOW.)
Congratulations to the following winning cocktails!
Most Creative Adaptation
AVLFYA's What's Your Damage Heather?
Best Mocktail (tie)
KCFYA's Dorothy Must Drink (Responsibly)
FYAON's Anna and the French Vanilla Kiss
Our New Favourite Party Drink (tie)
CLTFYA's Charlotte, NC Daring Salted Caramel Chocolate Martini
FYAVWA's Long Isla Iced Tea
2016 YA Melee
AVLFYA: Sunnydale High School (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
KCFYA: Rosewood High School (Pretty Little Liars)
KCMOFYA: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
LRFYA: School of America in Paris (Anna and the French Kiss)
LONFYA: Dother Hall (Georgia Nicolson)
OAKFYA: Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality (Finishing School)
FYAON: Watford School fo Magicks (Carry On)
PGHFYA: Shadyside High School (Fear Street)
SFFYA: Aglionby Academy (The Raven Cycle)
Gamemaker Council: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (Harry Potter)
So how close was the race to the top? Only 16 points separated 3rd and 6th place, ZOMG. Big ups to the teams that just missed the podium!
OAKFYA (572 points, 6th place); FYAON (578 points, 5th place); LONFYA (582 points, 4th place)
With 588 points, the 3rd place team is KCFYA!
KCFYA receives, courtesy of Simon & Schuster:
• 10 ARCs of Just Kill Me by Adam Sezler
With 615 points, the 2nd place team is LRFYA!
LRFYA receives, courtesy of Penguin Random House:
• 10 ARCs of The Smaller Evil by Stephane Kuehn
• 10 ARCs of The Edge of the Light by Elizabeth George
With 690 points, the winning team of #YASummerShowdown 2016 is SFFYA!
SFFYA receives, courtesy of Little, Brown:
• 10 ARCs of The Memory Book by Lara Avery
• 10 ARCs of Poisoned Blade by Kate Elliott
• 10 ARCs of And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich
Congratulations, y'all! (Check the final scoreboard to see the full standings.)
A zillion thanks to every single Showdown player, as well as this year's awesome Junior Gamemakers -- Corrie, Fran, and Jessi -- and, of course, my fellow Head Gamemaker, Alexis!
That's it for this year; stay sweet, Showdown '16!