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==Schedule==
 
==Schedule==
* First round of voting has begun. This round of voting closes Jan 31 2011 23:59 PST.
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* First round of voting closed at Jan 31 2011 23:59 PST.
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* Second round of voting has begun.
 
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==2010 XYZZY Awards Finalists==
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The following are the finalists for XYZZY Awards 2010. Want to vote on who the winners should be? [http://xyzzyawards.org/vote.php Go here!]
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* '''Best Game:'''
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** ''[[Aotearoa]]'' ([[Matt Wigdahl]]; Glulx).
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** ''[[Hoist Sail for the Heliopause and Home]]'' ([[Andrew Plotkin]]; Z-code).
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** ''[[One Eye Open]]'' ([[Colin Sandel]] and [[Carolyn VanEseltine]]; Glulx).
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** ''[[Rogue of the Multiverse]]'' ([[C.E.J. Pacian]]; TADS 3).
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** ''[[The Warbler's Nest]]'' ([[Jason McIntosh]]; Z-code).
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* '''Best Writing:'''
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** ''[[The Blind House]]'' ([[Amanda Allen]] as "Maude Overton"; Glulx).
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** ''[[Gris et Jaune]]'' ([[Steve van Gaal]]; Glulx).
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** ''[[Hoist Sail for the Heliopause and Home]]'' ([[Andrew Plotkin]]; Z-code).
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** ''[[Hoosegow]]'' ([[Ben Collins-Sussman]] and [[Jack Welch]]; Z-code).
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* '''Best Story:'''
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** ''[[Gris et Jaune]]'' ([[Steve van Gaal]]; Glulx).
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** ''[[Hoist Sail for the Heliopause and Home]]'' ([[Andrew Plotkin]]; Z-code).
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** ''[[One Eye Open]]'' ([[Colin Sandel]] and [[Carolyn VanEseltine]]; Glulx).
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** ''[[The Warbler's Nest]]'' ([[Jason McIntosh]]; Z-code).
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* '''Best Setting:'''
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** ''[[Aotearoa]]'' ([[Matt Wigdahl]]; Glulx).
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** ''[[Gris et Jaune]]'' ([[Steve van Gaal]]; Glulx).
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** ''[[Hoist Sail for the Heliopause and Home]]'' ([[Andrew Plotkin]]; Z-code).
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** ''[[One Eye Open]]'' ([[Colin Sandel]] and [[Carolyn VanEseltine]]; Glulx).
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* '''Best Puzzles:'''
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** ''[[Aotearoa]]'' ([[Matt Wigdahl]]; Glulx).
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** ''[[Dual Transform]]'' ([[Andrew Plotkin]] as "Nigel Smith"; Z-code).
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** ''[[Fragile Shells]]'' ([[Stephen Granade]]; Z-code).
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** ''[[One Eye Open]]'' ([[Colin Sandel]] and [[Carolyn VanEseltine]]; Glulx).
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** ''[[The People's Glorious Revolutionary Text Adventure Game]]'' ([[Taylor Vaughan]]; Z-code).
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* '''Best NPCs:'''
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** ''[[Aotearoa]]'' ([[Matt Wigdahl]]; Glulx).
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** ''[[Gris et Jaune]]'' ([[Steve van Gaal]]; Glulx).
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** ''[[Hoosegow]]'' ([[Ben Collins-Sussman]] and [[Jack Welch]]; Z-code).
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** ''[[Rogue of the Multiverse]]'' ([[C.E.J. Pacian]]; TADS 3).
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* '''Best Individual Puzzle:'''
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** Crossing the river in ''[[Aotearoa]]'' ([[Matt Wigdahl]]; Glulx).
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** Deciding what to do with the baby in ''[[The Warbler's Nest]]'' ([[Jason McIntosh]]; Z-code).
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** Dividing up the oxygen reserves in ''[[Oxygen]]'' ([[Benjamin Sokal]]; Glulx).
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** Getting the lighter from Kai in ''[[Allein mit Kai]]'' ([[Ingo Scharmann]] and [[Joana Markus]]; Glulx; German).
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** Roof tile repair in ''[[The 12:54 to Asgard]]'' ([[J. Robinson Wheeler]]; Z-code).
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** Saving Dr. Ephart in ''[[One Eye Open]]'' ([[Colin Sandel]] and [[Carolyn VanEseltine]]; Glulx).
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* '''Best Individual NPC:'''
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** Dr Sliss in ''[[Rogue of the Multiverse]]'' ([[C.E.J. Pacian]]; TADS 3).
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** Gaspar in ''[[The Bible Retold: Following a Star]]'' ([[Justin Morgan]]; Glulx).
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** Mariel in ''[[Mariel]]'' ([[Michael Baltes]]; Z-code; German).
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** The monkey-thing in ''[[Aotearoa]]'' ([[Matt Wigdahl]]; Glulx).
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** Muddy in ''[[Hoosegow]]'' ([[Ben Collins-Sussman]] and [[Jack Welch]]; Z-code).
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* '''Best Individual PC:'''
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** Anthony Saint Germain in ''[[Death Off the Cuff]]'' ([[Simon Christiansen]]; Z-code).
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** Balthasar in ''[[The Bible Retold: Following a Star]]'' ([[Justin Morgan]]; Glulx).
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** Helena in ''[[The Blind House]]'' ([[Amanda Allen]] as "Maude Overton"; Glulx).
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** PC in ''[[Gris et Jaune]]'' ([[Steve van Gaal]]; Glulx).
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* '''Best Implementation:'''
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** ''[[Aotearoa]]'' ([[Matt Wigdahl]]; Glulx).
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** ''[[Hoist Sail for the Heliopause and Home]]'' ([[Andrew Plotkin]]; Z-code).
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** ''[[Hoosegow]]'' ([[Ben Collins-Sussman]] and [[Jack Welch]]; Z-code).
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* '''Best Use of Innovation:'''
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** ''[[Aotearoa]]'' ([[Matt Wigdahl]]; Glulx).
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** ''[[> by @]]'' ([[Aaron A. Reed]]; Z-code).
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** ''[[Rogue of the Multiverse]]'' ([[C.E.J. Pacian]]; TADS 3).
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* '''Best Technological Development:'''
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** [[Automatypewriter]]. (http://upnotnorth.net/2010/10/29/a-new-way-to-interact-with-fiction/)
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** [[GLIMMR]], by [[Erik Temple]].
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** [[Undum]], by [[I.D. Millington]] (http://undum.com/games/tutorial.en.html)
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** [[QTADS|QTADS 2]]
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** [[Quixe]], an online [[Glulx]] [[interpreter]].
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** Release with an interpreter, in [[Inform 7]].
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* '''Best Supplemental Materials:'''
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** [[Cover art|Cover artwork]] for ''[[Allein mit Kai]]''.
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** [[Creating Interactive Fiction with Inform 7]] by [[Aaron A. Reed]].
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** [[Emily Short]]'s [[teaser]] poster. (http://emshort.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/customs-poster-wp.png)
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** The PDF manual for ''[[Leadlight]]''.
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** Website for ''[[Leadlight]]'', by [[Wade Clarke]].
  
 
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Schedule

  • First round of voting closed at Jan 31 2011 23:59 PST.
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2010 XYZZY Awards Finalists

The following are the finalists for XYZZY Awards 2010. Want to vote on who the winners should be? Go here!

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