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The '''First Annual Interactive Fiction Competition''' was created and organized by [[Kevin Wilson]] in 1995. Only [[Inform]] and [[TADS]] games were eligible, and were ranked in separate divisions; this changed in the following year.
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The '''First Annual Interactive Fiction Competition''' was created and organized by [[Gerry Kevin Wilson|G. Kevin Wilson]] in 1995. Only [[Inform]] and [[TADS]] games were eligible, and were ranked in separate divisions; this changed in the following year.
  
==Inform Division Results==
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The top three entries in each category were included in [[Activision]]'s 1996 commercial release of "[[Classic Text Adventure Masterpieces of Infocom]]".
# ''A Change in the Weather'' ([[Andrew Plotkin]]; [[Z-code]]).
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# ''The Mind Electric'' ([[Jason Dyer]]; [[Z-code]]).
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# ''The Magic Toyshop'' ([[Gareth Rees]]; [[Z-code]]).
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# ''MST3K1: Detective'' ([[Christopher E. Forman]]; [[Z-code]]). Based on ''Detective'' ([[Matt Barringer]]; 1993; [[AGT]], [[Z-code]]).
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# ''All Quiet on the Library Front'' ([[Michael S. Phillips]]; [[Z-code]]).
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# ''Tube Trouble'' ([[Richard Tucker]]; [[Z-code]]).
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==TADS Division Results==
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==1995 IF Comp Results -- Inform Division==
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# ''[[A Change in the Weather]]'' ([[Andrew Plotkin]]).
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# ''[[The Mind Electric]]'' ([[Jason Dyer]]).
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# ''[[The Magic Toyshop]]'' ([[Gareth Rees]]).
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# ''[[MST3K1: Detective]]'' ([[C. E. Forman]]). Based on ''[[Detective]]'' ([[Matt Barringer]]; 1993; [[AGT]], [[Z-code]]).
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# ''[[All Quiet on the Library Front]]'' ([[Michael S. Phillips]]).
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# ''[[Tube Trouble]]'' ([[Richard Tucker]]).
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==1995 IF Comp Results -- TADS Division==
 
<ol>
 
<ol>
<li>''Uncle Zebulon's Will'' ([[Magnus Olsson]]; [[TADS 2]]).</li>
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<li>''[[Uncle Zebulon's Will]]'' ([[Magnus Olsson]]).</li>
<li>''Toonesia'' ([[Jacob Weinstein]] as "C. J. T. Spaulding"; [[TADS 2]]).</li>
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<li>''[[Toonesia]]'' ([[Jacob Weinstein]] as "C. J. T. Spaulding").</li>
<li>''The One That Got Away'' ([[Leon Lin]] as "The Author"; [[TADS 2]]).</li>
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<li>''[[The One That Got Away]]'' ([[Leon Lin]] as "The Author").</li>
<li>''A Night at the Museum Forever'' ([[Chris Angelini]]; [[TADS 2]]); tied with <br>''Undertow'' ([[Stephen Granade]]; [[TADS 2]]).</li>
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<li>''[[A Night At The Museum Forever]]'' ([[Chris Angelini]]); tied with <br>''[[Undertow]]'' ([[Stephen Granade]]).</li>
<li value="6">''Undo'' ([[Neil deMause]] as "Null Dogmas"; [[TADS 2]]).</li>
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<li value="6">''[[Undo (game)|Undo]]'' ([[Neil deMause]] as "Null Dogmas").</li>
 
</ol>
 
</ol>
  
==The Miss Congeniality Awards==
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==Miss Congeniality Awards==
 
These awards, voted by the authors of the entries, began in the following year.
 
These awards, voted by the authors of the entries, began in the following year.
  
 
==Links==
 
==Links==
* [http://www.ifcomp.org/comp95/ First Annual Interactive Fiction Competition]
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* [http://ifcomp.org/comp95 IF Comp site]
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* [http://wurb.com/if/award/1#76 Baf's Guide]
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* [http://www.ifarchive.org/indexes/if-archiveXgamesXcompetition95.html IF Archive]
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* [http://ifdb.tads.org/viewcomp?id=xnv146g8r27q86wq IFDB]
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* [http://www.sparkynet.com/spag/backissues/spag7.html SPAG #7: Special 1995 I-F Competition Issue] - October 14, 1995.
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===Reviews===
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* [http://groups.google.com/group/rec.games.int-fiction/msg/d2b5dd2e9b543475 Comments] by [[Julian Arnold]]
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* [http://groups.google.com/group/rec.games.int-fiction/msg/2cd52a6b1470ca6d Comments] by [[Trevor Barrie]]
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* [http://groups.google.com/group/rec.games.int-fiction/msg/55f979a98cc7c8ec Comments] by [[Colin Turnbull]] (ct)
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* [http://groups.google.com/group/rec.games.int-fiction/msg/e60178ce352b0ef6 Short reviews] by [[Palmer Davis]]
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* [http://groups.google.com/group/rec.games.int-fiction/msg/e46df7880878b923 Comments] by [[Michael Kinyon]]
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* {{dead link|url=http://www.xyzzynews.com/xyzzy.5e.html|archive=https://web.archive.org/web/20141226204025/http://www.xyzzynews.com/xyzzy.5e.html|Results of the First Annual IF Competition}} by [[Eileen Mullin]]
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* [http://eblong.com/zarf/gamerev/comp95.html Comments] by [[Andrew Plotkin]]
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* [http://groups.google.com/group/rec.games.int-fiction/msg/eb142529cb303dca Comments] by [[Dan Shiovitz]]
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* [http://groups.google.com/group/rec.arts.int-fiction/msg/fc3c5d1aeb5bf8b7 Comments (TADS entries)] by [[Jacob Weinstein]]
  
 
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The First Annual Interactive Fiction Competition was created and organized by G. Kevin Wilson in 1995. Only Inform and TADS games were eligible, and were ranked in separate divisions; this changed in the following year.

The top three entries in each category were included in Activision's 1996 commercial release of "Classic Text Adventure Masterpieces of Infocom".

1995 IF Comp Results -- Inform Division

  1. A Change in the Weather (Andrew Plotkin).
  2. The Mind Electric (Jason Dyer).
  3. The Magic Toyshop (Gareth Rees).
  4. MST3K1: Detective (C. E. Forman). Based on Detective (Matt Barringer; 1993; AGT, Z-code).
  5. All Quiet on the Library Front (Michael S. Phillips).
  6. Tube Trouble (Richard Tucker).

1995 IF Comp Results -- TADS Division

  1. Uncle Zebulon's Will (Magnus Olsson).
  2. Toonesia (Jacob Weinstein as "C. J. T. Spaulding").
  3. The One That Got Away (Leon Lin as "The Author").
  4. A Night At The Museum Forever (Chris Angelini); tied with
    Undertow (Stephen Granade).
  5. Undo (Neil deMause as "Null Dogmas").

Miss Congeniality Awards

These awards, voted by the authors of the entries, began in the following year.

Links

Reviews