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20 games; award date July 30, 2022
3rd ParserComp (2021 and 2015 previously.) Hosted on itch.io.
Text Adventure Literacy Jam - 2022
16 games; award date May 22, 2022
The Text Adventure Literacy Jam is a parser-based text adventure authoring competition that challenges entrants to "Create a parser-based TEXT ADVENTURE or INTERACTIVE FICTION game suitable for players with no prior experience".
Spring Thing 2022
47 games in 2 divisions; award date May 10, 2022
Spring Thing, also known as the Autumnal Jumble, 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...
12th IF Grand Prix 2022
6 games; award date May 2, 2022
German language IF competition as announced on Nov 25, 2021 on if-de forum https://if-forum.org/topic.php?id=1269
French Comp 2022
10 games in 4 divisions; award date February 28, 2022
The 15th edition of the French Comp. The themes this year were "Reflet" ("reflection") and "Masque" ("mask").
Vampire: The Masquerade Jam
1 game; award date February 3, 2022
Have you ever wanted to make your own Vampire: The Masquerade video game and share it with the world? Here’s your chance! To celebrate the finale of Month of Darkness, we’re opening our Dark Pack Agreement for exactly 1 month to allow...
3 games; award date December 6, 2021
A jam where you write a text adventure using the PunyInform library. If you haven't heard of PunyInform before, the fastest way to get started is probably by reading the articles and tutorials which are linked on the PunyInform page....
34 games in 4 divisions; award date November 26, 2021
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...
27th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2021)
71 games in 2 divisions; award date November 20, 2021
2020 XYZZY Awards
29 games in 12 divisions; award date October 8, 2021
Best Technological Development:...
18 games; award date August 2, 2021
An annual IF/Text Adventure competition with a focus on text input & output (parser) games. Graphics are allowed, sounds are allowed, clickable words are allowed, but the core method of control should be a keyboard (or voice if it...
Nebula Awards 2020
1 game; award date June 5, 2021
The Nebula Awards® are voted on, and presented by, full members of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. Founded as the Science Fiction Writers of America in 1965 by Damon Knight, the organization began with a charter...
P/o Prune's mini comp
2 games; award date May 19, 2021
Basic rules: Game has to be made using Adrift. Game must not have been published before. Genre: Your own choice (no adult theme, though) Then: Maximum 5 rooms. Must have dynamic objects. At least ONE npc with a conversation tree. Must...
9 games; award date May 18, 2021
This was a text adventure jam where all the games had to be written using Inform 6 and the PunyInform library. The first room (the broom closet) was provided and could not be changed. Everything else was open slather. 9 April 2021: Theme...
Spring Thing 2021
38 games in 2 divisions; award date May 10, 2021
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...
Text Adventure Literacy Jam
10 games in 2 divisions; 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.".
Text Adventure Literacy Jam 2021 (Spanish Edition: Concurso de iniciación a las aventuras de texto)
7 games; award date May 4, 2021
Spanish version of the concurrently running English-language Text Adventure Literacy Jam 2021.
The Cryptex Jam is a game jam where a graphical text adventure game is created using the Adventuron development platform. The game itself may or may not feature a Cryptex® Security Box by Justin Nevins. Games will have puzzles similar to...
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.