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The Adult Interactive Fiction Awards (AIFAs or Erins) are an opportunity for the AIF community to express their appreciation to authors for their efforts in creating the games we love.

This is the fourth installment of the AIFAs, and though there was a slowdown in the number of entries when compared with 2004, the overall quality of the games has been quite high, as indicated by the ratio of games nominated for at least one award to the number of games released in total.  Seventeen of the twenty-six games have been nominated for at least one award, and many have been nominated for numerous awards.

Once again, the Erin winners will be determined by a ‘people’s choice’ vote. Everyone who has ever played, beta-tested or written an AIF game (if you’re reading this, then I’m talking about you!) is invited and encouraged to vote for their favorite games, characters and steamy sex scenes of the year. Your votes will determine who will be presented Erins at an awards ceremony to be held in a public Internet chat room at the end of January, 2006.  Last year, the ceremony was held in the ifMUD Auditorium, and a great time was had by all.  A transcript of the ceremony is available on the AIF Newsletter web site.   Details of this year’s ceremony will be announced soon on the Erins web site and on the main AIF message boards.

The ten-member AIFA committee has nominated games in all the categories.  We hereby proudly present you our nominees for the 2005 Adult Interactive Fiction Awards:

 

(All nominees are listed in alphabetical order by game name)
For Best Male Player-Character:

1. Unnamed PC in Crossworlds Part III – The Final Far Far Away Frontier
2. David Fever in Fever Cabin
3. Unnamed PC in Ideal Pacific Coast University <>
4. Buzz in
Sex Artist
5. Unnamed PC in Tomorrow Never Comes

For Best Female Player-Character:

1. Unnamed PC in Casting
2. Melissa in Choices, Decisions and Options
3. Lauren in Lauren’s Awakening
4. Rachel in Rachel’s Bad Day

For Best Male Non-Player Character:

1. Professor Stone in Ideal Pacific Coast University
2. Jim in Sex Artist
3. Calamaro in Tomorrow Never Comes
4. Sir Richard in Weekend

For Best Female Non-Player Character:

1. Debbie in Crossworlds Part III – The Final Far Far Away Frontier
2. Lori in Fever Cabin
3. Gertrude in Ideal Pacific Coast University
4. Heidi in Pool Party
5. Cathy in Reunion
6. Claire in Sex Artist

For Best Heterosexual Sex Scene:

1. PC with Mona in Ideal Pacific Coast University
2. PC with Gertrude in Ideal Pacific Coast University
3. PC with Heidi in Pool Party
4. Buzz with Claire in Sex Artist
5. PC with Janet in Tomorrow Never Comes
6. PC with Amanda in Weekend

 

For Best Lesbian Sex Scene:

1. Betty with Veronica in Archie's Birthday - Chapter 1: Reggie's Gift
2. PC with Anna in Casting
3. Lauren with Hannah in Lauren’s Awakening
4. Lauren with Ashley in Lauren’s Awakening
5. Heidi with Alanna in Pool Party

For Best Threesome/Orgy Sex Scene

1. Malcolm with Verrin and Hensley in Escape Pod
2. David with Kim and Lori in
Fever Cabin
3. PC with Tina and Tonya in
Ideal Pacific Coast University
4. Buzz with Liz and Jim in Sex Artist
5. Buzz with Claire and Toni in Sex Artist

For Best Sex Overall:

1.
Crossworlds Part III – The Final Far Far Away Frontier
2. Ideal Pacific Coast University
3. Pool Party
4. Reunion
5. Sex Artist

For Best Writing:

1. Fever Cabin
2. Ideal Pacific Coast University
3. Reunion
4. Sex Artist
5. Tomorrow Never Comes

For Best Technical Implementation:

1.
Escape Pod
2. Fever Cabin
3. Ideal Pacific Coast University
4. Sex Artist
5. Tomorrow Never Comes

For Most Innovative Game:

1. Choices
2. Fever Cabin
3. Ideal Pacific Coast University
4. Reunion
5. Tomorrow Never Comes
6. Weekend

For Best Use of Multimedia

1. Fever Cabin
2. Tomorrow Never Comes
3. X-Men: First Day at the Institute


For Best Puzzles

1. Fever Cabin
2. Ideal Pacific Coast University
3. Reunion
4. Tomorrow Never Comes
5. Weekend


For Best Humor:

1. Crawler’s Delight
2. Crossworlds Part III – The Final Far Far Away Frontier
3. Fever Cabin
4. Ideal Pacific Coast University
5. Reunion


For Best New Author:

1. Captain Cranky Pants
2. fellatrix_uk
3. GoddoG
4. Moriarty


For Best Game of the Year:

1. Fever Cabin
2. Ideal Pacific Coast University
3. Pool Party
4. Sex Artist
5. Tomorrow Never Comes
 
The award for the best beta-tester of the year is a new Erin this year.  We polled all the authors who released games this year and asked them to endorse one of their testers for the award.  The testers who received at least one endorsement are as follows:
1. A. Bomire
2. A. Ninny
3. Germ Waster
4. Richard Gillingham
5. Emily James
6. Rob Loggie
The tester who was endorsed by the most authors will receive the Erin.  This obviously favors testers who participated in testing more games, but maybe that is one contributing factor in a recipient being Erin-worthy. 

We will also present this year’s Badman Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award to one recipient along with the rest of the Erins. We will need your vote to determine who is worthy of this honor.
 
Please take advantage of this great opportunity to thank the authors without whom there would be no AIF. Vote now and help honor your favorite games and authors with a coveted Erin!
 
The AIFA nominating committee would like to extend its heartfelt gratitude to all the authors who wrote new games this year, whether or not they were nominated for Erins. Without you there would be no AIF community. The games and authors that were nominated are listed below.
 
1. Archie's Birthday - Chapter 1: Reggie's Gift by Purple Dragon
2. Casting by fellatrix_uk3.
3. Choices by David Whyld
4. Crawler's Delight by A. Troll
5. Crossworlds Part 3 - The Final Far Far Away Frontier by BBBen
6. Decisions by David Whyld
7. Escape Pod (expanded Edition) by LoveLettersToLove
8. Fever Cabin by GoddoG
9. Ideal Pacific Coast University by NewKid
10. Lauren's Awakening by TotalDirt
11. Options by David Whyld
12. Pool Party by Christopher Cole and A. Bomire
13. The Reunion by Moriatry
14. The Sex Artist by A. Ninny
15. Tomorrow Never Comes by A. Bomire
16. Weekend by Pierre
17. X-Men: First Day at the Institute by Captain_Cranky_Pants2000


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