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XYZZY Awards: Second-Round Voting for Your Favorite Games of 2007

It's now time to vote in round two for the best IF games of 2007 — to determine the winners! The top vote-getters in each category were selected in round one, and are listed below:

FYI — there are only three nominees, not five — for Best individual NPC.

Finalists for 2007 XYZZY Awards

Best game
An Act of Murder, by Christopher Huang as "Hugh Dunnett"
Child's Play, by Stephen Granade
Fate, by Victor Gijsbers
Lost Pig, by Admiral Jota as "Grunk"
Suveh Nux, by David Fisher
Best writing
An Act of Murder, by Christopher Huang as "Hugh Dunnett"
Child's Play, by Stephen Granade
Deadline Enchanter, by Alan DeNiro
Lost Pig, by Admiral Jota as "Grunk"
The Chinese Room, by Joey Jones and Harry Giles
Best story
A Fine Day for Reaping, by James Webb aka "revgiblet"
An Act of Murder, by Christopher Huang as "Hugh Dunnett"
Dead Cities, by Jon Ingold
Deadline Enchanter, by Alan DeNiro
Fate, by Victor Gijsbers
Best setting
Blighted Isle, by Eric Eve
Ferrous Ring, by Carma Ferris
Lost Pig, by Admiral Jota as "Grunk"
Suveh Nux, by David Fisher
Varkana, by Maryam Gousheh-Forgeot as "Farahnaaz"
Best puzzles
An Act of Murder, by Christopher Huang as "Hugh Dunnett"
Child's Play, by Stephen Granade
Lost Pig, by Admiral Jota as "Grunk"
Suveh Nux, by David Fisher
The Chinese Room, by Joey Jones and Harry Giles
Best NPCs (non-player characters)
An Act of Murder, by Christopher Huang as "Hugh Dunnett"
Child's Play, by Stephen Granade
Lost Pig, by Admiral Jota as "Grunk"
Slap That Fish, by Peter Nepstad
The Chinese Room, by Joey Jones and Harry Giles
Best individual puzzle
Identifying the killer in An Act of Murder, by Christopher Huang as "Hugh Dunnett"
Getting the toy from the cabinet in Child's Play, by Stephen Granade
The thermostat puzzle, in Orevore Courier, by Brian Rapp
Beating the shark in Slap That Fish, by Peter Nepstad
Opening the vault door in Suveh Nux, by David Fisher
Best individual NPC
Zoe in Child's Play, by Stephen Granade
The gnome in Lost Pig, by Admiral Jota as "Grunk"
Gunwar in Treasures of a Slaver's Kingdom, by S. John Ross (Cumberland Games)
Best individual PC (player character)
Death from A Fine Day for Reaping, by James Webb aka "revgiblet"
Grunk in Lost Pig, by Admiral Jota as "Grunk"
The King in The Reluctant Resurrectee, by David Whyld
Erskine Ring from Ferrous Ring, by Carma Ferris
Farahnaaz in Varkana, by Maryam Gousheh-Forgeot as "Farahnaaz"
Best use of medium
An Act of Murder, by Christopher Huang as "Hugh Dunnett"
Deadline Enchanter, by Alan DeNiro
Fate, by Victor Gijsbers
Lost Pig, by Admiral Jota as "Grunk"
Slap That Fish, by Peter Nepstad

Voting: Anyone is eligible to vote. You may not vote twice. Authors may not vote for their own games. While it is suggested that you play as many of the eligible games as possible before casting your ballot, we're not going to get ridiculous here.

Deadline: The deadline for second-round voting is Thursday, March 6th at midnight Eastern Standard Time. The online award ceremony will be held Sunday, March 9th.

Submit your ballot by filling out the online form below and pressing the Submit button. You may also send an e-mail to eileen.mullin@gmail.com by Thursday, March 6th.

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Best writing:

Best story:

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Best NPCs:

NPC stands for "non-player character"
Best individual puzzle:

Best individual NPC:

Best individual PC:

PC stands for "player character"
Best use of medium:

This award is meant to honor proficiency in use of the parser, default messages, and so on.


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