2020 Xyzzy Awards winners announced 8th of October

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2020 Xyzzy Awards winners announced 8th of October

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Some slightly delayed "news":

The winners of the 2020 Xyzzy Awards were announced 8 days ago here: http://xyzzyawards.org/

The results are:
Best Game: Vampire: The Masquerade (Kyle Marquis)
Best Writing: Jolly Good: Cakes and Ale (Kreg Segall)
Best Story: A Rope of Chalk (Ryan Veeder)
Best Setting: Jolly Good: Cakes and Ale (Kreg Segall)
Best Puzzles: The Impossible Bottle (Linus Åkesson)
Best NPCs: Jolly Good: Cakes and Ale (Kreg Segall)
Best Individual Puzzle: Leaving the house in The Impossible Bottle (Linus Åkesson)
Best Individual NPC: tie: the parrot in The Magpie Takes the Train (MathBrush), and Kingfisher in Vain Empires (Thomas Mack, Xavid)
Best Individual PC: The doppelganger in Doppeljobs (Lei)
Best Implementation: The Impossible Bottle (Linus Åkesson)
Best Use of Innovation: The Impossible Bottle (Linus Åkesson)
Best Technological Development: Adventuron
Best Use of Multimedia: Crocodracula: The Beginning (Ryan Veeder, Harrison Gerard)

Though the Best Game Award went to a choice-based game, it was good to see that the most award winning game (4 awards) is a parser game called "The Impossible Bottle". I played it and it is really good. On the surface it looks like any other text adventure but it has some very original twists.
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