March 9, 2008
The big annual awards event for interactive fiction, the 2007 XYZZY awards, has just concluded. Admiral Jota’s Lost Pig, winner of the IF Comp, took four XYZZY awards including the big one, Best Game. I was pleased to see that the uncanny Deadline Enchanter by Alan DeNiro won the award for Best Use of Medium. Congratulations to these and other winners: James Webb, Maryam Gousheh-Forgeot, David Fisher, Stephen Granade, and Christopher Huang. And, congratulations to all the nominees this year.
Coincidentally with the XYZZY awards ceremony, Jason Scott released a new trailer for Get Lamp, his forthcoming documentary about interactive fiction. Update: However, the new trailer was only available for download during the awards. When the official new version is online, I’ll link to it here. Further Update: I’ve linked to the final version of the trailer, which Jason recently put online.