Hey, look at that: while I was all sick and stuff, my text adventure Child’s Play was nominated for six XYZZY Awards, including “Best Game” and “Best Writing”. The XYZZY Awards are the IF community’s Oscar-like awards for the year’s best games by category, and I’m tickled pink to be nominated for six.
Anyone can vote for the final winners, but if you do so, please play through the games in a given category. The games are fairly short, quite good, and most come with a walkthrough or hints (including mine) so you can breeze right through them. If you play the five nominated for “Best Game” you’ll have seen the majority of nominated games right there.