- Now, I heard a nasty rumor that some of you GameSetWatch readers are actually in the game biz (!), so I thought I'd point out something we just posted on Gamasutra, which is actually about Game Developer magazine's call for submissions for its 10th annual game tools awards. If you use a game tool that you really enjoy, make sure you suggest it to us! Info is below:

"The editors of Game Developer magazine have announced that nominations for the historic 10th Annual Front Line Awards, continuing the magazine's tradition of honoring excellence and innovation in tools for game development, are now open.

Game Developer magazine accepts nominations from the game development community for its annual Front Line Awards during a fixed nomination period.

The Front Line Awards, highly regarded in the industry, are the only major awards to honor the year's best development hardware and software for programming, art, audio, hardware, books, game engines, and game components.

While a great many considerations go into determining a winner, innovation is the real name of the game. Products are nominated in all categories by the readers of Game Developer magazine and Gamasutra, and will be judged by select game professionals from a list of all nominations put forward.

Nominations are open from September 10th, 2007, through October 9th, 2007, to all new products and new versions of products related to game development released between September 1, 2006, and August 31, 2007 (betas are not eligible). Front Line Award finalists will be announced in the December 2007 issue and winners will be announced in the January 2008 issue of Game Developer.

To go nominate a piece of hardware, book, or game engine - whether a satisfied user or a creator of that product - please visit the 10th Annual Front Line Awards website and fill in the supplied form."