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Nominees for the 1998 XYZZY Awards
Best game
Anchorhead, by Michael Gentry
Little Blue Men, by Michael Gentry
Once and Future, by Gerry Kevin Wilson
Photopia, by Adam Cadre
Spider and Web, by Andrew Plotkin

Best writing
Anchorhead, by Michael Gentry
Little Blue Men, by Michael Gentry
Muse, by Chris Huang
Photopia, by Adam Cadre
Spider and Web, by Andrew Plotkin

Best story
Anchorhead, by Michael Gentry
Little Blue Men, by Michael Gentry
Losing Your Grip, by Stephen Granade
Photopia, by Adam Cadre
Spider and Web, by Andrew Plotkin

Best setting
Anchorhead, by Michael Gentry
Muse, by Chris Huang
Losing Your Grip, by Stephen Granade
Once and Future, by Gerry Kevin Wilson
Spider and Web, by Andrew Plotkin

Best puzzles
Anchorhead, by Michael Gentry
Enlightenment, by Taro Ogawa
Once and Future, by Gerry Kevin Wilson
Losing Your Grip, by Stephen Granade
Spider and Web, by Andrew Plotkin

Best NPCs (non-player characters)
Guilty Bastards, by Kent Tessman
Mother Loose, by Irene Callaci
Muse, by Chris Huang
Once and Future, by Gerry Kevin Wilson
Photopia, by Adam Cadre

Best individual puzzle
The snack machine puzzle in Little Blue Men (Michael Gentry)
Getting out of the maze in Photopia (Adam Cadre)
Entering the warehouse, The Plant (Mike Roberts)
Getting out of the chair, from Spider and Web (Andrew Plotkin)
The granite cube in Losing Your Grip (Stephen Granade)

Best individual NPC
Michael in Anchorhead (Michael Gentry)
The troll in Enlightenment (Taro Ogawa)
The wolf in Mother Loose (Irene Callaci)
Alley in Photopia (Adam Cadre)
The interrogator in Spider and Web (Andrew Plotkin)

Best individual PC (player character)
Bad Machine, Dan Shiovitz
Little Blue Men, by Michael Gentry
Muse, by Chris Huang
Spider and Web, Andrew Plotkin
Zork: A Troll's Eye View, by Dylan O'Donnell

Best use of medium
Arrival, by Stephen Granade
Bad Machine, Dan Shiovitz
Once and Future, by Gerry Kevin Wilson
Photopia, by Adam Cadre
Spider and Web, Andrew Plotkin

Hope to see you Saturday!

Eileen