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7 games; award date September 11, 2016
All IntroComp entrants must submit the beginning of a new, never before seen work of interactive fiction that is not yet complete and for which the ending is somewhat uncertain.
2015 XYZZY Awards
27 games in 12 divisions; award date May 28, 2016
Spring Thing 2016
17 games in 2 divisions; award date May 8, 2016
Spring Thing is an annual festival celebrating new text-based computer games of all kinds, by all kinds of people. Everyone is welcome! This year, there are seventeen games, spread across two categories. Authors chose whether to submit...
10th IF Grand Prix 2016
4 games; award date May 2, 2016
German language IF competition as announced on Nov 21, 2015 on if-de forum http://forum.ifzentrale.de/viewtopic.php?t=1375
First Quadrennial Ryan Veeder Exposition for Good Interactive Fiction
9 games; award date March 14, 2016
The Ryan Veeder Exposition for Good Interactive Fiction is a quadrennial event showcasing interactive fiction written for the specific purpose of pleasing Ryan Veeder.
French Comp 2016
4 games; award date February 16, 2016
10th edition of the French Comp ! Send your votes before February 15th; you'll be asked to rate each game in 3 categories : Overall Enjoyment, Writing, and Technical Quality. Use our Google Form to vote, which you can find on our website...
The Neinth annual New Year's Minicomp
7 games; award date January 21, 2016
The annual New Year's Minicomp for 2015.
Tent Annual New Year's Minicomp
4 games; award date January 15, 2016
The annual New Year's Minicomp for 2017.
13 games in 2 divisions; award date December 1, 2015
Annual Halloween-themed SpeedIF. This year the competition is divided into two parts. La Petite Mort is for games written in three hours or under. Le Grand Guignol is for those who prefer to linger over their masterpieces, or just didn't...
Windhammer Prize 2015
1 game; award date November 21, 2015
"It is the intention of the Windhammer Prize to promote the gamebook genre, and in doing so deliver to readers new and original adventures that express the innovation and creativity that can be found in authors of interactive gamebook...
21st Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2015)
53 games in 2 divisions; award date November 16, 2015
The annual competition for original IF with a maximum playing time of 2 hours.
Saugus.net Halloween Ghost Story Contest -- 2015
1 game; award date October 31, 2015
Since 1998 Saugus.net has been offering this popular free contest. While it started off fairly local in scope, today we get entries from all over the world, and winners can expect to have their stories read by hundreds of thousands.
3 games; award date September 8, 2015
The Write A Game Challenge! A game jam about game writing! The « WAG challenge » is a friendly contest officially supported by the IGDA Game Writing SIG. Entries will be judged on their writing by a jury of pro writers in the video game...
Bafta Young Game Designer Award 2015
1 game; award date July 27, 2015
http://ygd.bafta.org/ An award for upcoming young game developers
ShuffleComp: Disc 2
17 games; award date May 27, 2015
ShuffleComp is an event for interactive fiction, both parser and hypertext, in which entrants write games based on music tracks. Entrants and other participants submit a list of songs and pseudonyms, and the organizer shuffles up all the...
Ludum Dare 32
1 game in 2 divisions; award date May 12, 2015
Probably the biggest Game Jam available...
Spring Thing 2015
9 games in 2 divisions; award date May 6, 2015
Spring Thing, also known as the Fall Fooferall, was redesigned this year to make it a space where people working on all kinds of text games can come together to celebrate making, releasing, and playing new stuff. Formerly a "competition"...
9th IF Grand Prix 2015
4 games; award date May 2, 2015
German language IF competition announced on Dec 1, 2014 on if-de forum http://forum.ifzentrale.de/viewtopic.php?t=1338.
2014 XYZZY Awards
20 games in 12 divisions; award date April 26, 2015
42 games; award date April 9, 2015
"Make a tiny Twine (300 words or less)!" There were 239 entrants total. Please feel free to add a few if you have the time...