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

Revision as of 23:22, 26 February 2011

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See also:

2010 XYZZY Award Winners

2010 XYZZY Awards Finalists

Dates

  • The deadline for first-round voting was Monday, January 31 2011 23:59 PST.
  • The deadline for second-round voting was Friday, February 25 2011 23:59 PST.
  • The online award ceremony was held on ifMUD on February 26, 2011, 12:00pm PST (8pm GMT).

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