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For Your Consideration: Games from 2014 that should be nominated for the XYZZY Awards - an IFDB Poll

by Molly
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There were a lot of great games released in the past year, and now that the XYZZYs are coming up, it seems like a very good idea to take a poll of all the games from last year people would like to see nominated.

The management has asked that we follow two rules: try to vote for a wide number of games (even/especially the games you aren't personally nominating), and don't vote for a game once it's already on the poll. Have fun!

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Coming Out Simulator 2014, by Nicky Case
4 votes
"Funny and personal." [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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With Those We Love Alive, by Porpentine and Brenda Neotenomie
3 votes
"Powerful and original mechanics, strong writing" [+]... "Beautifully..." [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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I'm Really Sorry About That Thing I Said When I Was Tired and/or Hungry, by Dietrich Squinkifer (Squinky)
2 votes
"A sweet, funny autobiographical game" [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Creatures Such As We, by Lynnea Glasser
2 votes
"A touching story about video games, told with a varied cast" [+]... "Unusual and varied plot" [+]...

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80 DAYS, by inkle, Meg Jayanth
2 votes
"Everything about it is good." [+]... "Vast, immersive,..." [+]...

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♥Magical Makeover♥, by S. Woodson
2 votes
"A light snack of a game, buoyed by smart, funny writing" [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Krypteia, by Kateri
2 votes
"Very polished presentation" [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Raik, by Harry Giles
2 votes
"Dual Scots/English narrative" [+]... "A wild, impressive experiment that makes a solid impression from a new author." [+]...

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Capsule, by PaperBlurt
2 votes
"Quirky, well-designed Twine" [+]... "Particularly..." [+]...

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Fifteen Minutes, by Ade McT
2 votes
"Intricate puzzlebox" [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Hadean Lands, by Andrew Plotkin
2 votes
"it's frigging huge, it's got plenty of real player agency and puzzles" [+]... (No comment) [+]...

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Transparent, by Hanon Ondricek
1 vote
(No comment) [+]...

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Tea and Toast, by Matt Weiner (as Maria del Pangolin)
1 vote
"Sensitive writing about a couple, with a solid implementation beneath" [+]...

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Surface, by Geoff Moore
1 vote
"Solid writing...." [+]...

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Hunger Daemon, by Sean M. Shore
1 vote
(No comment) [+]...

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(do not) forget, by lectronice
1 vote
"Stunning multimedia experience with a quirky cast of characters" [+]...

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Light My Way Home, by Caelyn Sandel (as Venus Hart)
1 vote
(No comment) [+]...

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13 Minutes of Light, by Jod
1 vote
"A hidden gem, I..." [+]...

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Lime Ergot, by Caleb Wilson (as Rust Blight)
1 vote
"Memorable, creepy writing in a small space" [+]...

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Tin Star, by Allen Gies
1 vote
"Biggest interactive novel ever made" [+]...

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the uncle who works for nintendo, by michael lutz
1 vote
"Creepy, immersive, and inadvertently topical multimedia experience" [+]...

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Cryptophasia, by Alan DeNiro (as L. Starr Voronoi)
1 vote
"Weird and evocative writing keeps the player off-balance" [+]...

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Origins, by Vincent Zeng and Chris Martens
1 vote
"Dual split-screen narrative experiment" [+]...

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Venus Meets Venus, by kaleidofish
1 vote
"Gritty characterization of a fumble into a relationship" [+]...

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Chlorophyll, by Steph Cherrywell
1 vote
(No comment) [+]...

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Jacqueline, Jungle Queen!, by Steph Cherrywell
1 vote
(No comment) [+]...

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Sequitur, by Nigel Jayne (as Tin Foil Jenny)
1 vote
"Layered, fractured story" [+]...

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More, by Jason Dyer (as Erin Canterbury)
1 vote
(No comment) [+]...

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Eidolon, by A.D. Jansen
1 vote
"Dark, enchanting story that hits a lot of grace notes with the writing" [+]...

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Following Me, by Tia Orisney
1 vote
"An ambitious interactive horror novel." [+]...

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Blood & Laurels, by Emily Short
1 vote
"sharp writing and a cast of characters you care about, with lots of replayability" [+]...

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AlethiCorp, by Simon Christiansen
1 vote
(No comment) [+]...

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HOLY ROBOT EMPIRE, by Caleb Wilson (as Ralph Gide)
1 vote
"My favorite of ShuffleComp." [+]...

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Groove Billygoat, by Hanon Ondricek (as Efrain Finnell)
1 vote
"The dancing puzzle was silly but fun." [+]...

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Contrition, by Porpentine
1 vote
(No comment) [+]...

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Monkey and Bear, by Carolyn VanEseltine (as the opposite of sublimation)
1 vote
"Lovely, evocative story" [+]...

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Zest, by Fear of Twine (Richard Goodness, lectronice, PaperBlurt)
1 vote
(No comment) [+]...

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Invisible Parties, by Sam Kabo Ashwell (as Psychopup)
1 vote
"Terrific setting..." [+]...

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The Urge, by PaperBlurt
1 vote
"An unusual relationship, surprisingly sweet story." [+]...

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Weird City Interloper, by C.E.J. Pacian
1 vote
(No comment) [+]...

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An Earth Turning Slowly, by Mæja Stefánsson
1 vote
"Great story, great setting, great game engine." [+]...

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Everything you swallow will one day come up like a stone, by Porpentine
1 vote
(No comment) [+]...

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Choice of Robots, by Kevin Gold
1 vote
"CoG of the year" [+]...

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