Thursday, April 14, 2022

Winner announcement for the 2021/2022 Lindenbaum Prize

Image by Pat ONeill

 I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2021/2022 Lindenbaum Prize for short gamebook fiction is Andrew Greene with his cyberpunk investigative gamebook Mind Storm. 

Merit awards have been awarded to John Osborn for I, Battlemage and Niall Turner for Hunter's Walk.

Commendation awards have been awarded to David Donachie for the Garden of Earthly Regrets, Morten Gottschalck for Archer and Tiago Fillipe Costa for The Eldritch Key.

I would like to thank everybody who participated, the authors and those dedicated readers who took the time to evaluate all the entries, and also a further thanks to those readers who provided feedback and comment to the authors.

If you intend to write feedback in a public place, please email me the address and I will link to it.

It is no small thing to as entrants to write original gamebooks. To write a gamebook (even one that must be limited to 100 sections) requires considerable time and creative effort. It is the type of writing project that can take months to accomplish and I appreciate greatly the work done by all the authors who entered this year's competition.

Many thanks for helping make this year's competition such an excellent competition with a wide variety of gamebook genres and styles. This was the first year I ran the competition and you helped make it as brilliant as it was.

I would also like to extend thanks to Peter Agapov who sponsored the competition, Tammy Badowski who donated her time and talent to the competition and Crumbly Head Games who has donated free subscriptions to GBAT for the top 3 entrants.

You can find the entries here: Lloyd of Gamebooks: Voting is now open for the 2021/2022 Lindenbaum Prize!


  1. Congratulations to Andrew Greene and everyone who participated or was involved for a job well done!

  2. I enjoyed reading and playing through the entries. There are some really superb gamebooks here. Congratulations to the winners, and great job one and all!

  3. Deserved victory and generally all awards went to good places. Good job to everyone, and most of all to writers.