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Ludum Dare 24
1 game; award date September 17, 2012
Global game design competition with the stipulation that games must be created from scratch in 48 hours. An extra day is allowed for a second category, "Jam" games which have relaxed rules.
The Andromeda Legacy Competion
2 games; award date July 13, 2012
The Andromeda Legacy™: The Expansion of a Shrinking Universe First Annual IF Competition, Ed. 2012 http://www.intfiction.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=4521
Cover Stories was a game jam / minicomp for artists and creators of interactive fiction. In the first stage, artists created or sourced images that they thought would make good covers for an IF game; in the second, authors chose covers...
Spring Thing 2012
4 games; award date May 7, 2012
French Comp 2011
6 games; award date April 22, 2012
6th edition of the semi-regular French IF Comp.
2011 XYZZY Awards
25 games in 13 divisions; award date March 4, 2012
1st Annual Herbstlaub Competition
2 games; award date January 5, 2012
Like Spring Thing in the english speaking world, Herbstlaub is a competiton for longer, more ambitious works.
The penultimate not numbered Speed IF
Another good year for IF draws to a close. So it's time for another New Year's Speed! The motivation behind it is to offer people a chance at writing a small work of IF at the end of the year. Traditionally, the rules have been very...
10 games; award date December 2, 2011
The 5th annual Hallowe'en speed-IF competition. Entries are all written in 3 hours or less. Traditionally an ADRIFT-only event, 2011 is notable for being the first Ectocomp to allow non-ADRIFT entries.
A speed-IF! A veritable feast! Using the following inventory items, based on a list of photographed items from Grocible's book-in-progress: a top hat. a dragonfly*. a small crystal ball. two optical prisms. a water pistol. a magnifying...
17th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2011)
38 games in 2 divisions; award date November 16, 2011
The annual competition for original IF with a maximum playing time of 2 hours.
Saugus.net Halloween Ghost Story Contest -- 2011
1 game; award date October 31, 2011
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.
Interactive Fiction Top 50 of All Time (2011 edition)
48 games; award date October 1, 2011
People were asked to send in a list of between 1 and 20 of their favourite IF games of all time (in no particular order). The number of points a game got was the number of lists on which it appeared. 35 participants cast a total of 437...
@party competition 2011
1 game; award date June 19, 2011
An interactive fiction competition at @party 2011, a computer art festival in Harvard, Massachusetts, USA.
Spring Thing 2011
6 games; award date May 16, 2011
3 games; award date May 5, 2011
An ADRIFT-only competition for games featuring: * 1 secret passage * 2 endings * 3 ways of dying * 3 NPCs * 5 objects essential for solving the game * 8 rooms
Textfire Grand Prix 2011
4 games; award date May 2, 2011
PAX East 2011 Speed-IF
The seventy-first Speed-IF, with no particular name, took place at PAX East 2011 in Boston on March 12th, 2011. The organizer was David Cornelson. Topics were chosen via a madlibs in the early afternoon. Authors had until 10:30pm to send...
2010 XYZZY Awards
20 games in 12 divisions; award date February 26, 2011
8 games; award date December 7, 2010
The annual Adrift Hallowe'en (horror and sci-fi) themed competition. Entries must be completed in 3 hours. "The theme is fairly general; ghost stories, horror, the supernatural, weird fiction, spine-chilling tales, pulp magazine stories,...