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And the winners are....

On February 6, 1999, the winners of the 1998 XYZZY Awards were announced in a star-studded online extravaganza featuring the MUD personas of Gilbert Gottfried, Carrot Top, Andrew Dice Clay, and Garrison Keillor, among others. Here are the winning games -- and the names of their authors, who will take home virtual trophies and real incribed XYZZY medallions... congratulations to all!

Best game
Spider and Web, by Andrew Plotkin

Best writing
Photopia, by Adam Cadre

Best story
Photopia, by Adam Cadre

Best setting
Anchorhead, by Michael Gentry

Best puzzles
Spider and Web, by Andrew Plotkin

Best NPCs (non-player characters)
Once and Future, by Gerry Kevin Wilson

Best individual puzzle
Getting out of the chair, from Spider and Web (Andrew Plotkin)

Best individual NPC
The interrogator in Spider and Web (Andrew Plotkin)

Best individual PC (player character)
Little Blue Men, by Michael Gentry

Best use of medium
Spider and Web, Andrew Plotkin


You can also read the full list of nominees.