The XYZZY Awards are one of the oldest and most respected awards given to works of interactive fiction. Each year, the IF games that were released in that year are made eligible, and considered for nomination.
We spent a great deal of time, money, and energy last year getting Susurrus: Season of Tides ready for release in August, 2017, to coincide with Gen Con’s 50th anniversary. Although Susurrus is a different kind of IF game than most – in fact, truly multiplayer networked interactive fiction may be a new thing – we are still listed in the Interactive Fiction Database, and therefore have been made eligible for voting!
If you are interested in IF in all its forms, we highly encourage you to go check out this year’s eligible candidates, and, once you have a good sense, go and vote for your favorites! The voting system is somewhat complicated, though, so here’s some handy instructions.
- Go create a login at the Interactive Fiction Competition. Even though this is a separate organization, this login is required to vote for the XYZZYs.
- Once you verify your email, use that login at this page to get access to voting.
- Once there, click on this link to go to the voting page itself. There, you’ll see a list of many different award categories, in each of which you may nominate two.
Have fun, and play more interactive fiction games!