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XYZZY Awards: Second-Round Voting for Your Favorite Games of 2006

Please tune in for the online XYZZY Awards ceremony celebrating the best IF games of 2006 this Sunday, March 4th, at 5 p.m. Eastern Time at ifMUD. See you there!

Finalists for 2006 XYZZY Awards

Best game
Floatpoint, by Emily Short
The Baron (a.k.a. De Baron), by Victor Gijsbers
The Elysium Enigma, by Eric Eve
The Primrose Path, by Nolan Bonvouloir
The Traveling Swordsman, by Mike Snyder
Best writing
Delightful Wallpaper, by Andrew Plotkin as "Edgar O. Weyrd"
Floatpoint, by Emily Short
Legion, by Jason Devlin as "Ian Anderson"
Pantomime, by Robb Sherwin
The Baron (a.k.a. De Baron), by Victor Gijsbers
Best story
Moon-Shaped, by Jason Ermer
Pantomime, by Robb Sherwin
The Baron (a.k.a. De Baron), by Victor Gijsbers
The Elysium Enigma, by Eric Eve
The Traveling Swordsman, by Mike Snyder
Best setting
Ekphrasis, by JB
Floatpoint, by Emily Short
Star City, by Mark Sachs
Strange Geometries, by Phillip Chambers
Unauthorized Termination, by Richard Otter
Best puzzles
Delightful Wallpaper, by Andrew Plotkin as "Edgar O. Weyrd"
Möbius, by J. D. Clemens
The Elysium Enigma, by Eric Eve
The Traveling Swordsman, by Mike Snyder
The Warlord, The Princess & The Bulldog, by David Whyld
Best NPCs (non-player characters)
Aunts and Butlers, by Robin Johnson
Delightful Wallpaper, by Andrew Plotkin as "Edgar O. Weyrd"
Floatpoint, by Emily Short
Moon-Shaped, by Jason Ermer
The Baron (a.k.a. De Baron), by Victor Gijsbers
Best individual puzzle
Navigating the mansion in Delightful Wallpaper, by Andrew Plotkin as "Edgar O. Weyrd"
Choosing the present in Floatpoint, by Emily Short
The piano puzzle in Madam Spider's Web, by Sara Dee
The reactor puzzle in Möbius, by J. D. Clemens
Final puzzle in Strange Geometries, by Phillip Chambers
Best individual NPC
The butler in Aunts and Butlers, by Robin Johnson
John in Legion, by Jason Devlin as "Ian Anderson"
God in The Bible Retold, by Justin Morgan and "Celestianpower"
The gargoyle in The Baron (a.k.a. De Baron), by Victor Gijsbers
Leela, The Elysium Enigma, by Eric Eve
Best individual PC (player character)
PC in Delightful Wallpaper
Legion, in Legion (by Jason Devlin as "Ian Anderson")
PC in The Baron (a.k.a. De Baron), by Victor Gijsbers
PC in The Primrose Path (by Nolan Bonvouloir)
PC in The Traveling Swordsman (by Mike Snyder as Anonymous)
Best use of medium
Another Goddamn Escape the Locked Room Game, by Riff Conner
Attack of the Yeti Robot Zombies, by Øyvind Thorsby
Bronze, by Emily Short
Legion, by Jason Devlin as "Ian Anderson"
The Baron (a.k.a. De Baron), by Victor Gijsbers



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