The tenth Spring Thing was organized by Greg Boettcher.
- September 10, 2011: Spring Thing 2012 was announced.
- March 1, 2012, noon, Eastern US Time: Deadline for authors' intents to enter.
- April 6, 2012, noon, Eastern US Time: Deadline by which authors' entry fees, games and walkthroughs must be received by the organizer. (The submission deadline was originally set for April 2nd, but was extended to April 6th in mid-March; likewise, the release date was pushed forward.)
- April 7, 2012: Three games were released, voting started, and the end of the voting period was announced.
- April 8, 2012: A four game, The Egg and the Newbie, was released. It was accidentally left out due to an error by the comp organizer.
- May 6, 2012: The voting deadline was 11:59 PM EDT, Sunday, May 6, 2012.
- The Rocket Man from the Sea (Janos Honkonen; Z-code).
- The White Bull (Jim Aikin; TADS 3).
- The Egg and the Newbie (Robert DeFord; Glulx).
- Sleuth (Scott Greig; Quest).