XYZZY Awards 2018
The XYZZY Awards 2018 were organized by Sam Kabo Ashwell.
- 05-Jul-2019: First round voting opens. "(Probably setting a record for the latest in the year; sorry about that.)"
- 19-Jul-2019: Last day of first round voting. "The first round will remain open through the 19th of July (technically, with votes closing at 1 AM US-Pacific time on the 20th)."
- 23-Jul-2019: Second round voting opens.
- 09-Aug-2019: Last day of second round voting.
- 16-Aug-2019: Final results announced.
2018 XYZZY Awards Winners
- Best Game: Bogeyman (Elizabeth Smyth).
- Best Writing: Animalia (Ian Michael Waddell) and Bogeyman (Elizabeth Smyth). (tie)
- Best Story: Bogeyman (Elizabeth Smyth).
- Best Setting: Cannery Vale (Hanon Ondricek).
- Best Puzzles: Junior Arithmancer (Mike Spivey).
- Best NPCs: Animalia (Ian Michael Waddell).
- Best Individual Puzzle: solving your murder in Erstwhile (Maddie Fialla and Marijke Perry).
- Best Individual NPC: the Bogeyman in Bogeyman (Elizabeth Smyth).
- Best Individual PC: the Magpie in Alias 'The Magpie' (J. J. Guest).
- Best Implementation: Cragne Manor (Ryan Veeder, Jenni Polodna, et al.).
- Best Use of Innovation: I.A.G. Alpha (Serhii Mozhaiskyi).
- Best Technological Development: Dialog by Linus Åkesson.
- Best Use of Multimedia: Bandersnatch (Charlie Brooker and David Slade).
2018 XYZZY Awards Finalists
- Best Game
- Best Writing
- Best Story
- Best Setting
- Best Puzzles
- Best NPCs
- Best Individual Puzzle
- defeating Ynf-Okh-Omm in The Lurking Horror II: The Lurkening (Ryan Veeder)
- The last Flower Child puzzle in The Temple of Shorgil (Arthur DiBianca)
- Rooftop puzzle in I.A.G. Alpha (Serhii Mozhaiskyi)
- solving your murder in Erstwhile ([[Maddie Fialla, Marijke Perry)
- Werewolf/moon puzzle in The Origin of Madame Time (Mathbrush)
- Best Individual NPC
- Arthur the cat in Charming (Kaylah Facey)
- The Bogeyman in Bogeyman (Elizabeth Smyth)
- Colin Ritman in Bandersnatch ([[Charlie Brooker, David Slade)
- Crystal in Illuminismo Iniziato (Michael J. Coyne)
- Lemmy in Terminal Interface for Models RCM301-303 (Victor Gijsbers as "VigiMech Corporation")
- Ruslan in I.A.G. Alpha (Serhii Mozhaiskyi)
- Best Individual PC
- Best Implementation
- Best Use of Innovation
- Best Use of Multimedia