Best Writing (Erins)
Browse the Erins by year:
Or by award categories:
Awarded to the game with the best story, atmosphere and use of the language.
From the 2005 ballot:
The award for this new category should be given to the game that best combined storytelling, atmosphere and use of language to create a compelling AIF experience.
Note: This page combines both Best Story (2002—2004) and Best Writing (2005—) awards since they appear to be similar in concept.
Best Story (2002–2004)
Note: A "first age game" was written prior to 2000; a "new age game" is one written on or after 2000.
- Best Story in a First Age Game: Emy Discovers Life (Mkj; 1998; AGT).
- Honourable Mention: I-0 a.k.a. Jailbait on the Interstate (Adam Cadre; 1997; Z-code).
- Best Story in a New Age Game: Memories are Made of These (Optimus; 2002; TADS 2).
- Honourable Mention: Ideal New England Prep School (HI) (NewKid; 1998; TADS 2).
- Best Story: Dear Brian (Choices and Christopher Cole; TADS 3).
- 2nd place: Sam Shooter III: Come In Sixty Seconds (One-Eyed Jack; TADS 2).
- 3rd place: Camp Windy Lake: Part 2 (Christopher Cole; ADRIFT).
- Best Story: Hell in Highwater (J. Arthur; TADS 2).
- 2nd place: The Backlot (A. Bomire; TADS 2).
- 3rd place: Sam Shooter IV: Children of the Damned (One-Eyed Jack; TADS 2).
- 4th place: British Fox and the Celebrity Abductions (Lucilla Frost; ADRIFT).
- 5th place: Ghost Justice and Ghost Story (Purple Dragon; ADRIFT).
Best Writing (2005–present)
- Best Writing: Tomorrow Never Comes (A. Bomire; 04-Feb-2005; TADS 2).
- 2nd place: Ideal Pacific Coast University (NewKid; 22-Apr-2005; TADS 3).
- 3rd place: The Sex Artist (A. Ninny; Jun-2005; TADS 2).
- 4th place: Fever Cabin (GoddoG; 27-Sep-2005; TADS 2).
- 5th place: The Reunion (Moriarty; 2004; TADS 3).
- Best Writing: Gifts of Phallius 2: The Key to Eternity (GoblinBoy; TADS 2).
- 2nd place: Malaise (A. Ninny; TADS 2).
- nominated: To Cage a Magpie (Lucilla Frost; TADS 2).
- nominated: Falcon: Mean Streets (Girion; TADS 2).
- nominated: Crossworlds Part 0: The Girl Next Door (BBBen; ADRIFT 3.9).
- Best Writing: Crossworlds Part 4 - Scream For Me (BBBen; ADRIFT 3.9).
- 2nd place: A Goblin's Life (Burnout and BBBen; ADRIFT 3.9).
- 3rd place: The Fiendish Revenge of Baron von Glockenspiel (Girion Voeros; TADS 3).
Note: There was no Erins 2008.
- Best Writing: School Dreams 3: School Dreams Forever (GoblinBoy; 2009; TADS 3).
- 2nd place: The Mechano-Menace (A. Bomire; 2009; TADS 2).
- 3rd place: In Darkness (GoblinBoy; 2009; TADS 3).