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Text Adventure Literacy Jam
10 games; award date May 4, 2021
The Text Adventure Literacy Jam is a parser-based text adventure authoring competition that challenges entrants to "Create a TEXT ADVENTURE game suitable for children with no prior experience.".
French Comp 2021
10 games; award date February 22, 2021
The 14th edition of the French Comp. Send your votes before Feb 22th (8pm CET) ; you'll be asked to rate each game in 3 categories : Overall Enjoyment, Writing, and Technical Quality A ribbon is also given to the game that used the theme...
Adventuron Christmas Jam
12 games; award date January 17, 2021
Make a Christmas-themed TEXT ADVENTURE game using Adventuron with at least 4 puzzles, and 4 graphics.
26th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2020)
103 games in 2 divisions; award date December 5, 2020
22 games in 4 divisions; award date November 16, 2020
ECTOCOMP is an annual competition for interactive fiction written for the SPOOKY MONTH OF HALLOWEENTOBER. Whether you celebrate Halloween, Day of the Dead, All Saint's Eve, or just love ghost stories and creeping people out, this is your...
2019 XYZZY Awards
30 games in 12 divisions; award date September 30, 2020
Best Technological Development:...
15 games; award date September 5, 2020
All IntroComp entrants must submit an excerpt of a new, never before seen work of interactive fiction that is not yet complete.
The Next Adventure Jam
7 games; award date July 23, 2020
Use your browser to develop a text adventure in Adventuron with vibrant location graphics. Optionally target ZX Spectrum Next or ZX Spectrum +3.
6 games; award date June 5, 2020
AdventureJam 2020 (Six IF-games were entered into this more general adventure game jam, which had 67 entries) Create an Adventure Game in Two Weeks: April 21st-May 5th! AdventureJam returns this year with a few changes! As always, anyone...
Spring Thing 2020
21 games in 3 divisions; award date May 3, 2020
Spring Thing, also known as the Fall Fooferall, focuses on bringing together new text games of all kinds: choice-based stories, gamebooks, hypertext fictions, visual novels, text adventures, narrative roguelikes, and wild new...
2019 ADRIFT Game of the Year Award
9 games; award date April 3, 2020
2019 was a pretty good year for Adrift with 11 games released and a couple of them even entering the Annual IF Competition. The rules for being taken into consideration for the award are simple. 1: The game must be written using the...
The Emily Short Anniversary Contest
2 games; award date April 3, 2020
To honor the enormous amount of high quality games, criticism, resources and support that Short has given the community over the last two decades, we’re running a tribute competition. You have from now until March 24th of 2020 to create...
Second Quadrennial Ryan Veeder Exposition for Good Interactive Fiction
13 games in 3 divisions; award date March 10, 2020
The Ryan Veeder Exposition for Good Interactive Fiction is a quadrennial event showcasing interactive fiction written for the specific purpose of pleasing Ryan Veeder.
7 games; award date January 1, 2020
subQjam is an annual jam about making short interactive story games- fiction, art, or poetry that is enhanced by or can only be presented through interactivity. There's a limit of 1000 words of prose or 9 panels of sequential art. The...
30 games in 4 divisions; award date December 1, 2019
In a dark place. You open your eyes, and you are in a cold, dim, lonely place. Dark purple fog billowing all around. The stone floor has a faint purple glow too. The strange darkness reaches as far as the eye can see. But no, no,...
25th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2019)
82 games in 3 divisions; award date November 17, 2019
An annual celebration of new, text-driven digital games and stories from independent creators.
11 games; award date October 6, 2019
2018 XYZZY Awards
29 games in 12 divisions; award date August 14, 2019
Best Technological Development:...
Interactive Fiction Top 50 of All Time (2019 edition)
68 games; award date August 2, 2019
6 games; award date July 1, 2019
Six interactive fiction works were entered into this competition, which had a total of 56 entries: "Create an Adventure Game in Two Weeks! For the fifth year in a row, anyone with a computer, an idea, and an internet connection is...