In the I-forgot-to-post-about-this department, back at the first of the month my text adventure Child’s Play took home the XYZZY Award for best NPCs. Clearly the route to creating award-winning non-player characters for a work of interactive fiction is to not have them talk.
And in the last week there have been two reviews of the game. Grunion Guy wrote a short but glowing review at the IFDB. Over at IF-Review, Emily Short enjoyed the game, and had kind words both for Zoe and for the mostly non-interactive parents.