XYZZY 2019 Awards voting is OPEN

It’s been mentioned in another thread, but for visibility it seems good to make a new topic: XYZZY Awards voting has opened. First round deadline is the 13th. More information here.

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First-round voting will remain open through the 13th of September (on US-Pacific time, if you feel like cutting it close).

This is the first round for nominations, then there will be another vote for the winners.

http://xyzzyawards.org/?p=539

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XYZZY Award Nominations!
Voting in the second round will be open through September 27th.

http://xyzzyawards.org/?p=542

Best Game

  • Crème de la Crème (Hannah Powell-Smith)
  • Skybreak! (William Dooling)
  • Turandot (Victor Gijsbers)
  • Zozzled (Steph Cherrywell)

Best Writing

  • Crème de la Crème (Hannah Powell-Smith)
  • The good people (Pseudavid)
  • Limerick Heist (Pace Smith)
  • Out (Viktor Sobol)
  • Speed Demons (Pleroma)
  • Turandot (Victor Gijsbers)
  • Zozzled (Steph Cherrywell)

Best Story

  • Crème de la Crème (Hannah Powell-Smith)
  • Dull Grey (Provodnik Games)
  • The good people (Pseudavid)
  • Heretic’s Hope (G.C. Baccaris)
  • The Missing Ring (Felicity Drake)
  • Out (Viktor Sobol)
  • robotsexpartymurder (Hanon Ondricek)
  • Turandot (Victor Gijsbers)
  • Zozzled (Steph Cherrywell)

Best Setting

  • Additional Tales from Castle Balderstone (Ryan Veeder)
  • Dull Grey (Provodnik Games)
  • Founder’s Mercy (Thomas Insel)
  • Heretic’s Hope (G.C. Baccaris)
  • Pirateship (Robin Johnson)
  • Ryan Veeder’s Authentic Fly Fishing (Ryan Veeder)

Best Puzzles

  • Chuk and the Arena (Agnieszka Trzaska)
  • Hard Puzzle 4: The Ballad of Bob and Cheryl (Ade McT)
  • Pirateship (Robin Johnson)
  • Skies Above (Arthur DiBianca)
  • Sugarlawn (Mike Spivey)
  • Zozzled (Steph Cherrywell)

Best NPCs

  • Crème de la Crème (Hannah Powell-Smith)
  • Heretic’s Hope (G.C. Baccaris)
  • Mental Entertainment (Thomas Hvizdos)
  • The Missing Ring (Felicity Drake)
  • robotsexpartymurder (Hanon Ondricek)
  • Zozzled (Steph Cherrywell)

Best Individual Puzzle

  • Finding the good ending in Dull Grey (Provodnik Games)
  • Helping Madame Ping Ping with the séance in Zozzled (Steph Cherrywell)
  • Inspiring the artist in Zozzled (Steph Cherrywell)

Best Individual NPC

  • Kim Kitsuragi in Disco Elysium (ZA/UM)
  • The mother in Night Guard / Morning Star (Astrid Dalmady)
  • Pontiff Apocrita in Heretic’s Hope (G.C. Baccaris)
  • Turandot in Turandot (Victor Gijsbers)

Best Individual PC

  • Hazel Greene in Zozzled (Steph Cherrywell)
  • Leonora in Night Guard / Morning Star (Astrid Dalmady)
  • Sniff Chewpaw in Dungeon Detective 2: Devils and Details (Wonaglot)

Best Implementation

  • AI Dungeon (Nick Walton)
  • Dull Grey (Provodnik Games)
  • Pas De Deux (Linus Åkesson)
  • Pirateship (Robin Johnson)
  • Ryan Veeder’s Authentic Fly Fishing (Ryan Veeder)
  • Skies Above (Arthur DiBianca)
  • Sugarlawn (Mike Spivey)

Best Use of Innovation

  • AI Dungeon (Nick Walton)
  • The Ballroom (Liza Daly)
  • Dull Grey (Provodnik Games)
  • Flight of the Code Monkeys (Mark C. Marino)
  • Heretic’s Hope (G.C. Baccaris)
  • Pas De Deux (Linus Åkesson)
  • Pirateship (Robin Johnson)
  • Ryan Veeder’s Authentic Fly Fishing (Ryan Veeder)

Best Technological Development

  • AI Dungeon
  • Chapbook
  • dMagnetic

Best Use of Multimedia

  • Dull Grey (Provodnik Games)
  • The good people (Pseudavid)
  • Heretic’s Hope (G.C. Baccaris)
  • Mushroom Hunt (Polyducks)
  • robotsexpartymurder (Hanon Ondricek)
  • Wolfsmoon (Marco Innocenti)
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Very cool! And I hadn’t heard of Speed Demons before but I found its itch page and am going to try it:

I looked up dMagnetic and it looks cool (Magnetic Scrolls games are fun!) but I’d be interested in knowing more about it if anyone has details.

Edit: And Mushroom Hunt, I hadn’t seen before, but definitely looks cool (https://polyducks.itch.io/mushroom-hunt))

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I made a list of links to all the nominated works:

Skybreak!

http://www.adrift.co/game/1535

Turandot

https://ifdb.tads.org/viewgame?id=pp79m7ef4ekwa60r

Zozzled

https://ifdb.tads.org/viewgame?id=436g2gu94kxin4x7

Out

https://ifdb.tads.org/viewgame?id=f99kibzl2391pe02

The Missing Ring

https://www.springthing.net/2019/play_online/TheMissingRing/TheMissingRing.html


Founder’s Mercy

https://ifdb.tads.org/viewgame?id=nmr68r3c6jja244q

Ryan Veeder’s Authentic Fly Fishing

https://rcveeder.net/flyfishing/

Hard Puzzle 4: The Ballad of Bob and Cheryl

https://ifdb.tads.org/viewgame?id=k8dkltoa6lpctn2u

Sugarlawn

https://ifdb.tads.org/viewgame?id=vwwt8cio2jkvnk79

Mental Entertainment

https://ifdb.tads.org/viewgame?id=m4n8tffzohgxtj3v

Dungeon Detective 2: Devils and Details

https://ifdb.tads.org/viewgame?id=3qkj39w2kk7rp7bo

AI Dungeon

https://play.aidungeon.io/main/landing

Flight of the Code Monkeys

https://ifdb.tads.org/viewgame?id=d2m4w089bzyufe1d

Pas de Deux

http://www.linusakesson.net/games/pas-de-deux/rel3/play.html

Chapbook

https://klembot.github.io/chapbook/

dMagnetic

https://www.dettus.net/dMagnetic/

Wolfsmoon

https://ifdb.tads.org/viewgame?id=npxjxi6n9oak7zo7

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For the sake of uniformity: The Skybreak-link is currently pointing to immediate online play, unlike the other links, which point to pages about the game. To do the same for Skybreak, the link should be: http://www.adrift.co/game/1535

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Fixed! The link to play online from that page is the green arrow. (It took me a bit to find it!)

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It feels nice being nominated. :slight_smile:

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So touched to see Sniff on this list! :heart_eyes:

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