18th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition
As per the competition schedule webpage.
- June 9: The web site is open for business.
- September 1: Deadline for submission of intents.
- September 29: Deadline for entries.
- c. October 1: Entries released to the public.
- November 15: Voting deadline.
Deadlines are at 11:59 P.M. Eastern Standard Time on the day listed above.
28 games were released on 30-Sep-2012:
- Andromeda Apocalypse (Marco Innocenti; Glulx).
- Body Bargain (Amanda Lange; Z-code).
- Castle Adventure (Ben Chenoweth; Z-code 8).
- Changes (David Given; Z-code).
- Escape From Summerland (Jenny Roomy (primary writer) and Jasmine Lavages (primary programmer); Z-code).
- Eurydice (Anonymous; Z-code).
- Fish Bowl (Ethan Rupp and Joshua Rupp; Z-code).
- Guilded Youth (Jim Munroe; Inform 7; Web browser).
- howling dogs (Porpentine; Twine; Web browser).
- In a Manor of Speaking (Hulk Handsome; Glulx).
- Irvine Quik & the Search for the Fish of Traglea (Duncan Bowsman; ADRIFT 4).
- The Island (Old Andy; TADS 3).
- J'dal (Ryan Kinsman; Glulx).
- Kicker (Pippin Barr; Glulx).
- A Killer Headache (Mike Ciul; Glulx).
- Last Minute (Ruderbager Doppelganger; Twine; Web browser).
- The Lift (Colin Capurso; Twine; Web browser).
- Living Will (Mark Marino; Undum; Web browser).
- Lunar Base 1 (Michael Phipps; Z-code).
- Murphy's Law (Scott Hammack; Z-code).
- The Sealed Room (Robert DeFord; Alan 3).
- Shuffling Around (Ned Yompus; Glulx).
- Signos (Mauricio Diaz Garcia a.k.a. "M4u"; Quest).
- Spiral (Justin Morgan; Z-code 8).
- Sunday Afternoon (Virgil Hilts; Z-code 8).
- The Test is Now READY (Jim Warrenfeltz; Z-code).
- Transit (Shaye; Twine; Web browser).
- Valkyrie (Emily Forand; Twine; Web browser).
SPOILER WARNING: the following links contain (potentially spoilery) reviews of games from this IF Comp. You might prefer to wait until you've played the games before reading them, if you intend to judge the competition and don't want to be influenced.
- Reviews - at IFDB.
- Reviews by Philip Armstrong.
- Reviews by Sam Kabo Ashwell.
- Reviews (in German) by Martin Barth.
- Reviews by Simon Christiansen.
- Reviews by Wade Clarke.
- Reviews by Mr Creosote.
- Reviews by Elizabeth (runnerchild).
- Reviews by Victor Gijsbers.
- Reviews by Cassandra Khaw.
- Reviews by Deirdra Kiai.
- Reviews by Jacqueline A. Lott.
- Reviews by Marius Müller.
- Reviews by Emily Short.
- Reviews by Tollivanders.