I just want to remind everybody that while rating is nice and gives us our chart at the end with the “winners” what is really important is to help others grow as a designer, and the best way you can do that is leave a comment after you play a game. Explain what you liked about the game and what you didn’t like, and even add things that you would have thought would improve the game. I always try to include a comment to the games I rate and I make sure to list at least one positive thing along with my criticisms.
Also, try to include something the author isn’t already aware of or has heard a dozen times already. I’m upset that I didn’t think of this earlier, but read the other comments so you aren’t posting the 19th comment about how the colors look weird.
And, when you post a comment, there is a link to your game right there that the developer can click to play. I know my last twenty comments have come from people playing my game after I’ve commented on theirs.
I definitely appreciate all the feedback that I have gotten and it has led me to some great ideas for improving my game post-compo. I know everyone else would really appreciate a constructive comment whenever you play their game, so please try and take the time to leave one.