I don’t know if it has changed, but in prior years the version you submit by the deadline is the version judges are asked to play and rate. It’s heartbreaking to find an obscure but important bug after the competition begins (I know from experience), but it gives all participants the same chance. I would be surprised – unless it’s changed – if an updated version gets included for official download at this point…
As for links to reviews, this is as good a place as any to list them. Thanks! At some point I’ll gather them up and make a frequently-updated post to collect them all, as in prior years:
It sounds like you already have, but you might want to continue strictly in private with Stephen. Authors aren’t supposed to discuss the games in a public forum – presumably, even if it’s to notify people of a security risk – and asking people not to blame you if their computer gets infected with a virus is liable to cause some negative preconceptions. So yeah – best thing is probably to let Stephen know exactly what’s going on, and let the annoucement of a new version or a security warning come directly (and officially) from the competition site.
Good luck! I know how it feels to find a serious problem in an entry after the deadline has passed.