Key & Compass presents:XYZZY Awards 2013 eligibility report


Report author: David Welbourn
Report date: 6-Feb-2014

The eligibility rules were changed for the 2013 XYZZY Awards. Read this post for details. In brief, games must be:

List of eligible games

Pre-2013 incomplete games that became eligible in 2013

(No games known to be in this category this year. If you know of any, tell us!)

Ineligible 2013 release games

Games with a 2013 release date may be ineligible for XYZZY Award game awards because of prior release or incompleteness. Ports, translations, and remakes of pre-2013 games are not normally considered eligible. (Exceptions can be made for games with substantial changes, e.g. Lydia's Heart in 2007, which was a substantial rewrite of Last Resort from 2006.) Incomplete games (such as IntroComp entries) become eligible in the year in which they are completed. Demos that were not intended to be previews of games are, however, eligible for the Best Technological Development award.

New for 2013: Games must be listed on IFDB by January 1st of the following year to be eligible.

Other comments regarding eligibility