For today's Gamasutra feature
, with the results now in, we're proud to present our Quantum Leap Awards for the most important multiplayer games of all time, as chosen by the combined effort of Gamasutra's staff and its esteemed readership of games industry professionals, scholars and educators.
As the introduction explains:
"They're timeless. They're groundbreaking. They inspire us, make us question our standards, and provide a roadmap for the future of development. They are the games that innovate and move the industry forward, and Gamasutra is proud to recognize them with our series of Quantum Leap Awards.
In January 2007, Gamasutra asked its esteemed readership of games industry professionals, educators, and students to vote on the most important multiplayer games of all time, as part of its ongoing Quantum Leap Awards series. Specifically, we asked the following:
Q: Which (non-MMO) video game has made the biggest 'quantum leap' in multiplayer gameplay?
You spoke, and we listened. Because of the wide variety of answers we received, tabulating a top list of award winners was impossible. Here, instead, Gamasutra presents highlights from the responses our readers gave to the above questions."
You can now read the full Gamasutra feature on the topic
, with industry commentary on all of the nominated best multiplayer games of all time (no registration required, please feel free to link to this feature from external websites).