XYZZY awards disqualification

This game nearly derailed the 2011 XYZZY awards after Choice of Games founder Dan Fabulich solicited votes from readers of the CoG company blog and its fans swept the polls, voting in a bloc and rushing it to first place in numerous categories. The administrators of the awards ceremony disqualified it from the general categories after some soul-searching about the function of the XYZZY awards and who its core community is, but awarded it a Special Recognition award. (A blanket ban of nomination of multiple-choice games, the initially-proposed solution to the problem, would also have excluded Best Story winner The Play, which also achieved a distinguished placing in the 2011 IF Competition.)


  • XYZZY Awards
    • 2011 - Special Recognition Award (see above trivia for more information)

Contributed by Pseudo_Intellectual (59684) on Mar 06, 2012. -- edit trivia