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2017 XYZZY Awards

The category Best Technological Development had only one nominee:
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Series: XYZZY Awards

Official Web site: http://xyzzyawards.org/

Organizer(s): Sam Kabo Ashwell profile

Qualification opening date: January 1, 2017

Qualification closing date: December 31, 2017

Games and Awards

Best Game

Winner: The Wizard Sniffer, by Buster Hudson
Nominee: American Angst, by m3g1dd0
Nominee: Eat Me, by Chandler Groover
Nominee: Known Unknowns, by Brendan Patrick Hennessy
Nominee: The Owl Consults, by Thomas Mack, Nick Mathewson, and Cidney Hamilton

Best Writing

Winner: Eat Me, by Chandler Groover
Nominee: Absence of Law, by mathbrush
Nominee: American Angst, by m3g1dd0
Nominee: dripping with the waters of SHEOL, by Lady Isak Grozny
Nominee: Known Unknowns, by Brendan Patrick Hennessy
Nominee: Will Not Let Me Go, by Stephen Granade

Best Story

Winner: The Wizard Sniffer, by Buster Hudson
Nominee: 1958: Dancing With Fear, by Victor Ojuel
Nominee: American Angst, by m3g1dd0
Nominee: Harmonia, by Liza Daly
Nominee: Known Unknowns, by Brendan Patrick Hennessy
Nominee: Will Not Let Me Go, by Stephen Granade

Best Setting

Winner: 1958: Dancing With Fear, by Victor Ojuel
Nominee: Absence of Law, by mathbrush
Nominee: Eat Me, by Chandler Groover
Nominee: Tuuli, by Daurmith and Ruber Eaglenest
Nominee: Voyageur, by Bruno Dias

Best Puzzles

Winner: The Wand, by Arthur DiBianca
Nominee: Absence of Law, by mathbrush
Nominee: A Beauty Cold and Austere, by Mike Spivey
Nominee: Eat Me, by Chandler Groover
Nominee: The Owl Consults, by Thomas Mack, Nick Mathewson, and Cidney Hamilton
Nominee: The Wizard Sniffer, by Buster Hudson

Best NPCs

Winner: The Wizard Sniffer, by Buster Hudson
Nominee: Eat Me, by Chandler Groover
Nominee: Known Unknowns, by Brendan Patrick Hennessy
Nominee: The Owl Consults, by Thomas Mack, Nick Mathewson, and Cidney Hamilton

Best Individual Puzzle

Winner - Getting past the dragon: The Wizard Sniffer, by Buster Hudson
Nominee - Discovering the rest of the game: The Wand, by Arthur DiBianca
Nominee - Getting through the undersea vent: Measureless to Man, by Ivan R.
Nominee - Learning the Cycle: The Wand, by Arthur DiBianca
Nominee - Milking the cow: Eat Me, by Chandler Groover
Nominee - Navigating the swamp: Crocodracula: What Happened to Calvin, by Ryan Veeder

Best Individual NPC

Winner - Squire Tuck: The Wizard Sniffer, by Buster Hudson
Nominee - Anja Kaczmarek: Known Unknowns, by Brendan Patrick Hennessy
Nominee - Kaz Kaczmarek: Known Unknowns, by Brendan Patrick Hennessy
Nominee - The narrator: Eat Me, by Chandler Groover
Nominee - Olivia Kwon: Known Unknowns, by Brendan Patrick Hennessy

Best Individual PC

Winner - Fred Strickland: Will Not Let Me Go, by Stephen Granade
Nominee - Amelia Derringer: The Owl Consults, by Thomas Mack, Nick Mathewson, and Cidney Hamilton
Nominee - Kareene Veet: Word of the Day, by Richard Otter
Nominee - Lev/Lyubov: dripping with the waters of SHEOL, by Lady Isak Grozny
Nominee - Nadia Nazari: Known Unknowns, by Brendan Patrick Hennessy
Nominee - Salomé Vélez: 1958: Dancing With Fear, by Victor Ojuel

Best Implementation

Winner: Eat Me, by Chandler Groover
Nominee: Absence of Law, by mathbrush
Nominee: Harmonia, by Liza Daly
Nominee: Seedship, by John Ayliff
Nominee: Thaumistry: In Charm's Way, by Bob Bates

Best Use of Innovation

Winner: Harmonia, by Liza Daly
Nominee: 10pm, by litrouke
Nominee: Unit 322 (Disambiguation), by Jonny Muir
Nominee: Voyageur, by Bruno Dias

Best Use of Multimedia

Winner: Harmonia, by Liza Daly
Nominee: 10pm, by litrouke
Nominee: Absence of Law, by mathbrush
Nominee: Known Unknowns, by Brendan Patrick Hennessy
Nominee: The Rats in the Bulkheads, by Bruno Dias
Nominee: Salt, by Gareth Damian Martin

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