Yes, that is true, I'm too disappointed at judgment to participate again. This was the 3rd year of our participation and the best of the three years. The first 2 years we did not make time to finish the game, we did not have artists to do the art, and we got bad results, but this year we put our best effort, most of our time and finished the game with almost no bugs.
Some judges don't really put the effort, even biased on games, yes the game might be unappealing at first experience, or may at all (there are scores dedicated for these problems), but a judge has agreed to put time, put effort and do his best to look at every single point of the game, becoming a judge is a commitment, it not for fun. Even I as a community reviewer finished some of the games I know judges who didn't.
Also as a judge, one should put the effort to fully read the blogs, read other judges' reviews, watch the videos and all that there is to be done, yet the judgment this year was lacking it.
There were supposed to be 4 scores one from each judge, and the best 3 would be averaged, which this chance was take from us, coz one of the judges did not submit, or maybe due to technical problems the submission were not saved, but that in itself shows the lack of commitment, to check your own submissions. The judgment is highly biased on people's opinion, this is completely true, just obvious by look at the judgments and of course understandable, so having more judges widens the opinion variety, and normalizes the bias. The lack of submission just took away this chance.
Agreeing to becoming a judge is a commitment, I really appreciate the holding of the event, the sponsors, and the judges, but the other side of the competition, the contestants are valuable as well, and their efforts are even more valuable, and not putting effort to fully understand the game, is just a disrespect to the contestants who put effort on the game. Most of this might be due to lack of time for the judges, but as I said, it's a commitment, you should not commit, if you're not sure you can do it. I have always enjoyed participating, but feeling the disregard against the effort, I don't really think it's any good to participate any more.