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Love/Violence Jam


10 games
The Love/Violence jam is all about messy feelings and messy actions. It challenges authors to tell a story about love and violence, one as a metaphor for the other, one masquerading as the other, or some less-defined relationship between...

Nouvim 3000 - 2024 edition


11 games
La NOUVIM 3000, 6e édition ! 1. Quoi ? Pour quand ? Un mois pour réaliser une toute petite aventure textuelle de 501 à 3000 mots ! On cherche ici avant tout des aventures hypertextes à la Twine (mais pouvant être réalisées avec d'autres...

ParserComp 2024


17 games
ParserComp is for previously unreleased, parser-based text games: games which take a free-text input, parse it, and produce an output which typically is more text.

Text Adventure Literacy Jam 2024


10 games; award date June 1, 2024
This is the fourth annual Text Adventure Literacy Jam. The aim of the jam is to write a text adventure that is suitable for players with little or no prior experience of playing text adventures. The game must include an in-game tutorial....

REALLY BAD IF


27 games
Welcome to Really Bad IF, the unranked interactive fiction jam where the goal is to simply make really bad IF games. Bring your terribly written, bug-riddled coded, nonsensical-story games along!

Locus Jam 2024


15 games
The Locus Jam is an interactive fiction mini-jam all about places, spaces, and rooms. Come create an IF piece set in one specific place! This jam is a commemoration of Porpentine's Locus Jam.

Spring Thing 2024


33 games in 3 divisions; award date May 11, 2024
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...

14th IF Grand Prix 2024


5 games; award date May 2, 2024
German language IF competition as announced on Oct 31, 2023 on if-de forum https://if-forum.org/topic.php?id=1311 https://ifwizz.de/grand-prix-2024.html

Dialogue Jam 2024


33 games
The Dialogue Jam is a month-long unranked jam all about communication between characters. Whether through verbal dialogue or written correspondence, this jam aims to bring discussions forward.

French Comp 2024


21 games in 5 divisions; award date April 9, 2024
The 17th Edition of the French Comp. That year, the themes were "Illusion" and "Venu d'ailleurs" ("From elsewhere").

SeedComp! - 2024


14 games in 10 divisions; award date April 9, 2024

Independent Games Festival 2024


1 game; award date March 20, 2024
The Independent Games Festival (IGF) is an annual festival at the Game Developers Conference.

Revival Jam 2024


10 games
The Revival Jam is a short game jam about bringing back themes and constraints from older game jams to create small interactive fiction games.

Smoochie Jam 2024


23 games
The Smoochie Jam is a month-long unranked jam for interactive fiction about kisses, love, and romance. Games should be about romance, kissing, or the deliberate subversion thereof. This jam exists in a deep and profoundly charged...

The 2023 IFDB Awards


34 games in 44 divisions; award date February 17, 2024
The IFDB Awards is an annual competition designed to award excellence in creating interactive fiction. It is held from February 1st to the first weekend after February 15th each year on the Interactive Fiction Database, and take the form...

Recipe Jam


11 games
The Jam where you make your player hungry! The Recipe Jam is a short unranked jam where you must include a recipe. Stuff it inside a book, make the player cook it, or hide it through the text... Share your best (or worst) dish(es)!...

ShuffleComp 2023


15 games in 2 divisions; award date January 22, 2024
ShuffleComp 2023: The Re-Shuffling ShuffleComp is a musical interactive fiction competition where you make games based on songs, which are submitted by other entrants. The last ShuffleComp occurred in 2015. The rules here are largely...

2022 XYZZY Awards


19 games in 12 divisions; award date January 8, 2024
Best Technological Development:...

PunyJam #4


6 games; award date January 2, 2024
This is a jam where you write a text adventure using PunyInform, resulting in games playable in Z-code format. Every PunyJam has a theme. This time: at the start of the game, or within the first five moves, the player gets an indication...

The IF Short Games Showcase 2023


70 games in 6 divisions
The Short Games Showcase is an opportunity to show off shorter interactive fiction works made in the past year (Jan 1, 2023 to Dec 31, 2023), regardless of whether they've been submitted to any previous jam or competition or not, and...

Partim500 - Edition 2023


9 games
This is primarily a French language interactive fiction jam. You may participate in a very poor French ;) or even in another language, but in this later case we won't garantee any feedback on your game. If you want to ask questions on an...

29th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2023)


75 games in 3 divisions; award date November 19, 2023

Concours Moiki #5


5 games
Thème et contraintes Pour ce concours le thème retenu est : La colère des Dieux Vous êtes libre d'interpréter cela comme bon vous semble. Votre histoire peut être destinée aux enfants ou non, c'est à vous de voir ce qui vous inspire le...

ECTOCOMP 2023


48 games in 6 divisions
ECTOCOMP is an annual competition for interactive fiction celebrating 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...

The Bare-Bones Jam


27 games
The Bare-Bones Jam Games Stripped to the Bone Have you ever wanted to create a game, but felt overwhelmed by the visual aspects? Or wished you didn't need to edit the UI? This jam is for you! The Bare-Bones Jam is a month-long game jam...

inkJam 2023


24 games; award date October 4, 2023
The inkJam is an annual community organized jam focused on storytelling and narrative games written in ink. When does it begin? The jam begins on Friday, October 20th, 9PM CEST. Who can enter? Everyone is more than welcome, either alone...

Concours Moiki #4


4 games; award date September 16, 2023
Ce concours Moiki consiste à écrire une mini fiction interactive - en français uniquement ! Thème et contraintes Pour cette quatrième édition le thème retenu est : Le calme avant la tempête Vous êtes libre d'interpréter cela comme bon...

Interactive Fiction Top 50 of All Time (2023 edition)


70 games; award date September 15, 2023
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. 59 participants cast a total of 880...

IntroComp 2023


7 games; award date September 11, 2023
IntroComp is an annual competition where participants develop excerpts of interactive fiction, gain feedback from audience reactions, and (hopefully!) use this feedback to release a fantastic final product.

Single Choice Jam


46 games

ParserComp 2023


16 games in 2 divisions; award date August 3, 2023
ParserComp is for previously unreleased, parser-based text games: games which take a free-text input, parse it, and produce an output which typically is more text. This is the 4th ParserComp. Hosted on itch.io. This year, works are...

Text Adventure Literacy Jam 2023


9 games; award date July 1, 2023
This is the third annual Text Adventure Literacy Jam. The aim of the jam is to write a text adventure that is suitable for players with little or no prior experience of playing text adventures. The game must include an in-game tutorial....

Neo-Twiny Jam


123 games
Create a tiny Interactive Fiction piece in 500 words or less! This jam is a commemoration of Porpentine's Twiny Jam, where creators were limited to making twine games with less than 300 words. Constraints and Rules: You are limited to...

Nouvim 3000 - 2023 edition


3 games
La NOUVIM 3000, 5e édition ! 1. Quoi ? Pour quand ? Un mois pour réaliser une toute petite aventure textuelle de 501 à 3000 mots ! On cherche ici avant tout des aventures hypertextes à la Twine (mais pouvant être réalisées avec d'autres...

Arcjam 2023


1 game; award date May 29, 2023
Arcjam is a game design event where you use Arcweave to design and publish a short game in 72 hours. The term “game” is to be taken in the most general sense, meaning any kind of interactive experience, story, puzzle, graphic novel, et...

Spring Thing 2023


26 games in 2 divisions; award date May 16, 2023
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...

La Sens Dessus Dessous


8 games
Créez une histoire interactive francophone à dominante textuelle ! (pouvant contenir quelques décorations visuelles ou sonores) Il peut s'agir : - d'une fiction interactive à analyseur syntaxique / parser (comme Zork, etc.) ; - d'une...

13th IF Grand Prix 2023


4 games; award date May 2, 2023
German language IF competition as announced on Nov 30, 2022 on if-de forum https://if-forum.org/topic.php?id=1288 https://ifwizz.de/grand-prix-2023.html https://ifwizz.de/grand-prix-2023-ergebnisse.html

PunyJam #3


9 games; award date March 13, 2023
This is a jam where you write a text adventure using PunyInform. THEME: The game must start in or at an airlock.

French Comp 2023


25 games in 5 divisions; award date March 2, 2023
The 16th Edition of the French Comp. That year, the themes were "Trahison" (treason) and "Archive".

SeedComp! - 2023


18 games in 10 divisions
SeedComp! is a 2-round interactive fiction game jam, focusing on creativity and the growth of ideas. Join our Discord! SeedComp! is separated into 2 distinct rounds: Planting and Sprouting. You can take part in either or both. The first...

The 2022 IFDB Awards


39 games in 52 divisions; award date February 18, 2023
The IFDB Awards is an annual competition designed to award excellence in creating interactive fiction. It is held from February 1st to the first weekend after February 15th each year on the Interactive Fiction Database, and take the form...

Partim 500 - 2022 edition


10 games
SERVEUR DISCORD FRANCOPHONE : https://discord.gg/vrmGavw This is primarily a French language interactive fiction jam. You may participate in a very poor French ;) or even in another language, but in this later case we won't garantee any...

2021 XYZZY Awards


24 games in 12 divisions; award date December 22, 2022
Best Technological Development:...

Goncharov Game Jam


10 games
A game jam about "the greatest mafia movie never made". Goncharov is a film that might or might not exist. In one universe, it is a 1973 film about the Naples Mafia, directed by Martin Scorsese, written by Matteo JWHJ0715, and produced...

ECTOCOMP 2022


48 games in 6 divisions; award date November 20, 2022
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...

28th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2022)


71 games in 3 divisions; award date November 19, 2022

Project Revival Jam 2


1 game
They know you abandoned them, and they're back for revenge. Maybe it's a project you have long-since forgotten. Maybe it's a half-finished experiment gathering dust in your lab. Maybe it's an idea that haunts your dreams. Maybe it's a...

inkJam 2022


19 games; award date September 17, 2022
Welcome to the fifth edition of inkJam! The inkJam is an annual community organised jam focused on storytelling and narrative games written in ink. What's the theme? Incredible, yet... When does it begin? The jam begins on Friday,...

ParserComp 2022


20 games; award date July 30, 2022
3rd ParserComp (2021 and 2015 previously.) Hosted on itch.io.

Nouvim 3000 - 2022 edition


7 games
This is primarily a French language interactive fiction jam. You may participate in a very poor French ;) or even in another language, but in this later case we won't garantee any feedback on your game. If you want to ask questions on an...

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

Independent Games Festival 2022


1 game; award date March 23, 2022
The Independent Games Festival (IGF) is an annual festival at the Game Developers Conference.

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 2021


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...

Partim500 - 2021 Edition


5 games
1. Quoi ? Pour quand ? Un peu plus d'une semaine pour réaliser une toute petite aventure textuelle de 500 mots ! On cherche ici avant tout des aventures hypertextes à la Twine (mais pouvant être réalisées avec d'autres outils), ou...

PunyJam #2


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....

ECTOCOMP 2021


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 3 divisions; award date November 20, 2021

2020 XYZZY Awards


29 games in 12 divisions; award date October 8, 2021
Best Technological Development:...

IntroComp 2021


4 games; award date September 1, 2021

ParserComp 2021


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...

Nouvim 3000 - 2021 edition


6 games
La NOUVIM 3000, 3e édition ! 1. Quoi ? Pour quand ? Un mois pour réaliser une toute petite aventure textuelle de 501 à 3000 mots ! On cherche ici avant tout des aventures hypertextes à la Twine (mais pouvant être réalisées avec d'autres...

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


3 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...

PunyJam #1


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.

Concours Moiki #2


4 games
Le concours Moiki consiste à écrire une mini fiction interactive - en français uniquement ! Thème et contraintes Pour cette seconde édition le thème retenu est : C'était mieux avant Vous êtes libre d'interpréter cela comme bon vous...

Cryptex Jam


11 games
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.

Partim 500 - 2020 Edition


6 games
1. Quoi ? Pour quand ? Un peu plus d'une semaine pour réaliser une toute petite aventure textuelle de 500 mots ! On cherche ici avant tout des aventures hypertextes à la Twine (mais pouvant être réalisées avec d'autres outils), ou...

26th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2020)


103 games in 2 divisions; award date December 5, 2020

ECTOCOMP 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...

Saugus.net Halloween Ghost Story Contest -- 2020


2 games; award date October 31, 2020
Since 1998 Saugus.net has been offering this popular free contest. While it started off fairly local in scope, now entries come from all over the world, and winners can expect to have their stories read by hundreds of thousands.

2019 XYZZY Awards


30 games in 12 divisions; award date September 30, 2020
Best Technological Development:...

Infocom Tribute Jam


2 games; award date September 15, 2020
In April 2019, the world of interactive fiction was turned on its head when the source code to every Infocom text adventure was released to the general public. In honor of the games and the legacy of the Infocom implementors, this game...

IntroComp 2020


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.

Concours Moiki #1


5 games
Le concours Moiki consiste à écrire une mini fiction interactive - en français uniquement ! Thème et contraintes Pour cette première édition le thème retenu est : Sous terre / Sous mer Vous êtes libre d'interpréter cela comme bon vous...

Nouvim 3000 - 2020 edition


5 games
La NOUVIM 3000, 2e édition ! 1. Quoi ? Pour quand ? Un mois pour réaliser une toute petite aventure textuelle de 501 à 3000 mots ! On cherche ici avant tout des aventures hypertextes à la Twine (mais pouvant être réalisées avec d'autres...

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.

NarraScope 2020 Game Jam


5 games
NarraScope 2020 Game Jam is an unranked game jam, overlapping with the NarraScope 2020 Online Conference. The theme for the jam is Growth.

AdventureJam 2020


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...

Adventuron Treasure Hunt Jam


16 games; award date April 7, 2020
This was the third Adventuron jam. The challenge was to build an old-school treasure hunt text adventure game with no graphics and minimal text.

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...

Independent Games Festival 2020


1 game in 2 divisions; award date March 18, 2020
The Independent Games Festival (IGF) is an annual festival at the Game Developers Conference.

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.

French Comp 2020


8 games; award date March 5, 2020
The 13th edition of the French Comp. The themes this year were "Cycle" and "Révolution".

subQjam 2019


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...

Partim500 - Edition 2019


13 games
La PARTIM 500, 4e édition pour 2019 ! 1. Quoi ? Pour quand ? Un peu plus d'une semaine pour réaliser une toute petite aventure textuelle de 500 mots ! On cherche ici avant tout des aventures hypertextes à la Twine (mais pouvant être...

ECTOCOMP 2019


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.

Adventuron Halloween Jam 2019


6 games; award date November 14, 2019
Use Adventuron Classroom to make your own spooky illustrated text adventure game using Adventuron Classroom.

Adventuron CaveJam


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
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. 50 participants cast a total of 806...

Nouvim 3000 - 2019 edition


7 games
This is primarily a French language interactive fiction jam. You may participate in a very poor French ;) or even in another language, but in this later case we won't garantee any feedback on your game. If you want to ask questions on an...

AdventureJam 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...

Spring Thing 2019


20 games in 2 divisions; award date May 6, 2019
The Spring Thing Interactive Festival is an annual online festival celebrating new works of interactive fiction; it takes place in the Spring, usually April-May. IF fans of all backgrounds are encouraged to enter their new works, or play...

Rayuela de Arena 2019


1 game
Rayuela de Arena es un evento anual que aúna eventos presenciales y online, talleres, ponencias, y jam de juegos narrativos. El tema de la edición 2019 es Realismo Mágico, inspirada por los titanes de la literatura Jorge Luis Borges y...

French Comp 2019


5 games; award date February 24, 2019
The 12th edition of the French Comp. Send your votes before Feb 24th (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...

sub-Q Magazine Love Jam 2018


3 games; award date December 31, 2018
subQjam is a jam about making short interactive story games- fiction, art, or poetry that is enhanced by or can only be presented through interactivity. The subject for this jam is LOVE.

EctoComp 2018


30 games in 4 divisions; award date December 1, 2018
Frail souls, foolish and blind, unable to see beyond what reason allows you, you deny everything that does not conform faithfully to your pitiful human logic. Here you will find chilling narratives, mournful events between everyday...

24th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2018)


77 games in 2 divisions; award date November 17, 2018
The annual competition for original IF with a maximum playing time of 2 hours.

Rayuela de Arena 2018


2 games; award date October 1, 2018
El nombre de la jam está inspirado en dos grandes escritores de las letras hispanas que compartían una enorme fascinación por la mitología y la religión. Es por ello que la temática de la gamejam se centrará en los mitos y religiones. Ya...

2017 XYZZY Awards


23 games in 12 divisions; award date June 4, 2018
The category Best Technological Development had only one nominee: Vorple for Glulx

Spring Thing 2018


20 games in 2 divisions; award date May 8, 2018
The 2018 Spring Thing Festival of Interactive Fiction features twenty new interactive stories submitted by authors working across the spectrum of text games. Participants choose to place their games in either the Main Festival, where...

Independent Games Festival 2018


1 game in 2 divisions; award date March 22, 2018
The Independent Games Festival (IGF) is an annual festival at the Game Developers Conference.

French Comp 2018


5 games; award date February 25, 2018
The 11th edition of the French Comp. Send your votes before Feb 25th (8pm CET) ; 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...

Eleventh Hour New Year's Minicomp


7 games

Partim500 - Edition 2017


10 games in 2 divisions
La Partim 500, c'est quoi ? C'est une "game jam" durant laquelle vous aurez l'occasion de réaliser une histoire interactive très courte : pas plus de 500 mots !! (sans compter le code, juste l'histoire). Chaque année un thème est...

EctoComp 2017


32 games in 4 divisions; award date December 1, 2017
You shudder, walking through the night breeze. Lights are flickering off in the distance and your chance of reaching safety in time is slimming. A shadow moves swiftly to your left; your gaze darts towards it but it disappears. Suddenly...

23rd Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2017)


79 games in 2 divisions; award date November 17, 2017
The annual competition for original IF with a maximum playing time of 2 hours.

Spooktastic number one! A twine jam


1 game; award date October 30, 2017
Good evening, Ghoulies and Gentleghouls! Tonight we embark on a journey of exploration into the deepest and darkest corners of the mind. The world is not as it seems, and spirits haunt the shadows under the moon and stars. Here we will...

Beginner's Game Competition 2017


3 games; award date August 31, 2017
Goal: To create a beginner’s game that will be suitable for IF newcomers and (hopefully) wet their appetite for playing other games, or maybe even create their own. Suggestion: Put yourself in the player’s shoes. This is your first ever...

IntroComp 2017


11 games
All IntroComp entrants must submit an excerpt of a new, never before seen work of interactive fiction that is not yet complete.

2016 XYZZY Awards


22 games in 12 divisions; award date July 23, 2017

2016 ADRIFT End of the Year Comp.


8 games; award date June 8, 2017
The Rules of engagement are as follows: 1: Game must be written in either Adrift V4 or V5 2. Must be an original work. 3. Must be released in 2016 4. Judging will last a month (or shorter if we only get a few games, or longer if we get...

Nebula Awards 2016


1 game; award date May 20, 2017
The Nebula Awards® are voted on, and presented by, active 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...

Spring Thing 2017


22 games in 2 divisions; award date May 8, 2017
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 were twenty-two games, spread across two categories. Authors chose whether to submit...

Independent Games Festival 2017


2 games in 2 divisions; award date March 1, 2017
The Independent Games Festival (IGF) is an annual festival at the Game Developers Conference.

Tent Annual New Year's Minicomp


4 games; award date January 5, 2017
The annual New Year's Minicomp for 2017.

The Year of Adventure


2 games
2016 is the fortieth anniversary year of Crowther and Woods' original Adventure (also known as ADVENT, Colossal Cave, or Colossal Cave Adventure) – possibly the first work of computer interactive fiction. To commemorate this anniversary...

Partim500 - Edition 2016


7 games in 2 divisions
C'était sur le thème "Déraison" Les jeux sont disponibles. twitter : #partim500 Une semaine pour réaliser une toute petite aventure de 500 mots, ça devrait aller !! Pourquoi un tel délai ? Pour que tout le monde puisse trouver un moment...

EctoComp 2016


21 games in 2 divisions; award date December 1, 2016
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 manage to finish in under three...

22nd Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2016)


58 games in 2 divisions; award date November 17, 2016
The annual competition for original IF with a maximum playing time of 2 hours.

IntroComp 2016


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.

imaginary games jam


16 games
Premise: The authors received a randomized list of five imaginary games created by other participants in the jam. They were to pick one (or more) and make: a sequel, a prequel, a fan fiction, a critical response game, a sidequel, a...

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.

EctoComp 2015


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.

WAG Challenge


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

Twiny Jam


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...

Interactive Fiction Top 50 of All Time (2015 edition)


50 games; award date March 18, 2015
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. 38 participants cast a total of 593...

French Comp 2015


3 games; award date March 16, 2015
9th edition of the semi-regular French Comp. Send your votes before March 15th; you'll be ask to rate each game in 3 categories : Overall Enjoyment, Writing, and Technical Quality.

Independent Games Festival 2015


3 games in 4 divisions; award date March 4, 2015
The Independent Games Festival (IGF) is an annual festival at the Game Developers Conference.

Anyone in the mood for a comp?


2 games
Theme of the game is free (although, in order to stay out of trouble with Miami Vice, let's keep it clean.). Game has to be made using Adrift V.5. Game must not have been published before. Maximum 2 locations. Maximum 1 npc.

ParserComp 2015


14 games in 7 divisions
ParserComp 2015 is a ranked, long-form game jam for parser games only. The full rules are available at the competition website.

The 8th Annual New Year's Interactive Fiction Event


2 games
The traditional New Year's Event celebrates the end of a year and the beginning of another with an informal game jam. There's no judging or scoring, only the pure joy of being creative. Write a game, story or make anything else following...

Ludum Dare 31


1 game in 6 divisions; award date December 29, 2014
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.

EctoComp 2014


19 games; award date November 24, 2014
Annual Halloween-themed SpeedIF

20th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2014)


42 games in 2 divisions; award date November 16, 2014
The annual competition for original IF with a maximum playing time of 2 hours.

IntroComp 2014


4 games; award date September 7, 2014

ShuffleComp 2014


33 games; award date June 1, 2014
A minicomp in which participants submit songs, have them shuffled up, receive a list in return, and write games inspired by one or more of the songs they receive. Planning thread 2014 signup thread

Ludum Dare 29


6 games in 8 divisions; award date May 19, 2014
Ludum Dare is an Online Game Jam event where people from around the world create a game in a weekend. It is divided into two parts: The Competition: the familiar “make a game in 48 hours solo competition” that Ludum Dare is known for....

Spring Thing 2014


10 games; award date May 12, 2014
The Spring Thing, also known as the Fall Fooferall, is an annual competition that was originally conceived and organized by Adam Cadre. The Spring Thing is designed to operate at the opposite time of year from the annual IF Comp in...

8th IF Grand Prix 2014


4 games; award date May 2, 2014
German language IF competition announced on Dec 10, 2013 on if-de forum http://forum.ifzentrale.de/viewtopic.php?t=1267. Voting results from May 1, 2014: http://ifwizz.de/grand-prix-2014-ergebnisse.html

2013 XYZZY Awards


25 games in 12 divisions; award date April 6, 2014

French Comp 2013


4 games; award date February 2, 2014
8th edition of the semi-regular French Comp. Send your votes by Feb 2nd midnight(ish) to ifictionfr at gmail dot com. Votes must have 3 notes, out of 10 (10 being the best): one for Overall Enjoyment, one for Writing and one for...

7th Annual New Year's Minicomp


5 games
Hi! Look at the time, it's my pleasure to announce the 7th annual New Year's Minicomp! For those unfamiliar with this, a short explanation as to the motivation behind it. It's meant to offer people a chance at writing a small work of IF...

Ectocomp 2013


25 games; award date December 1, 2013
Participants have three hours to write a Halloween-themed game.

19th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2013)


35 games in 2 divisions; award date November 16, 2013
The annual competition for original IF with a maximum playing time of 2 hours.

IntroComp 2013


7 games; award date August 18, 2013

Questcomp 2013


2 games; award date July 17, 2013
Questcomp 2013 was the first IF Competition open exclusively to games created with Quest.

The Andromeda Legacy Competition (2nd annual)


1 game; award date July 16, 2013
The 2nd annual Andromeda Legacy competition.

2012 XYZZY Awards


21 games in 11 divisions; award date May 11, 2013

Spring Thing 2013


3 games; award date April 29, 2013
The Spring Thing, also known as the Fall Fooferall, is an annual competition that was originally conceived and organized by Adam Cadre. The Spring Thing is designed to operate at the opposite time of year from the annual IF Comp in...

Ludum Dare 25


1 game; award date January 7, 2013
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 ultimate not numbered New Year's Speed IF


5 games
THE ULTIMATE NOT NUMBERED NEW YEAR'S SPEED IF (Yes, I do realize it has become more of a Minicomp. Deal with it.) For those unfamiliar with this, the motivation behind it is to offer people a chance at writing a small work of IF at the...

2012 Hugo Comp


6 games

EctoComp 2012


6 games; award date November 21, 2012

18th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2012)


28 games in 2 divisions; award date November 16, 2012
The annual competition for original IF with a maximum playing time of 2 hours.

ADRIFT 5 Intro Comp 2012


2 games; award date September 30, 2012
The V.5 has been out for quite a while now, and although there are some issues I believe that it’s good enough to use for writing a game. And since things have been quiet around here for too long now, I have decided to stir up the waters...

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 Competition


2 games; award date July 13, 2012
The Andromeda Legacy™: The Expansion of a Shrinking Universe First Annual IF Competition, Ed. 2012 https://intfiction.org/t/the-andromeda-legacy-a-competition-with-prizes/12586

Cover Stories


11 games
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
7th edition (6th was cancelled) 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


11 games
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...

Ectocomp 2011


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.

Thanksgiving Speed-IF


6 games
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...

IntroComp 2011


5 games; award date July 23, 2011

@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

The Challenge


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


9 games
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

Ectocomp 2010


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,...

16th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2010)


26 games in 2 divisions; award date November 16, 2010
The annual competition for original IF, judged by the readership of rec.arts.int-fiction.

InsideADRIFT Summer Competition 2010


6 games; award date August 22, 2010
InsideADRIFT Summer Competition 2010 was a competition for previously unreleased ADRIFT games, organized by Ken Franklin.

IntroComp 2010


9 games; award date August 14, 2010

@party Interactive Fiction Competition 2010


2 games
A competition of games written for the 2010 @party demoparty, judged by its attendees.

2nd Annual Metafilter Interactive Fiction Contest


3 games; award date June 1, 2010
Administered by Metafilter user Deathalicious, the Metafilter competition centered on creating a game in a single month and submitting it for peer review. The 2010 competition received three entries.

2010 Spring Ting


2 games
The 2010 Spring ting was an ADRIFT competition organized by Po. Prune. The submission deadline was May 31, 2010. The voting deadline was June 30, 2010. Only non-registered users of ADRIFT could submit games. The prize for the winner was...

PAX East 2010 Speed-IF


11 games
Also known as PAX East Speed-IF, the sixty-eighth Speed-IF ran live on Saturday, March 27th, 1:30pm to 2:30 pm, in the IF Suite at PAX East 2010 in Boston, Massachusetts. The organizer was David A. Cornelson. Entries from off-site were...

2009 XYZZY Awards


14 games in 10 divisions; award date March 20, 2010

Casual Gameplay Design Competition #7


30 games; award date February 22, 2010
We are pleased to announce a very special Casual Gameplay Design Competition, one focused entirely on interactive fiction! For CGDC #7, we're calling on IF authors to craft one-room games incorporating the theme "escape". It's text-only...

The Even Competition


3 games; award date February 22, 2010
The Even Competition (a.k.a. EvenComp) is a competition for ADRIFT games. Dates Submission deadline: December 10, 2009. Voting deadline: January 10, 2010 (or once the poll reaches 10 votes, whichever comes last). Results were announced...

InsideADRIFT Awards 2009


7 games in 3 divisions
The 2009 InsideADRIFT Awards were organized by Duncan Bowsman. The voting deadline was January 22, 2010.

GameplayComp


1 game; award date November 20, 2009
The aim of GameplayComp is to create a game which explores non-traditional forms of gameplay while still remaining IF.

Ectocomp 2009


3 games; award date November 17, 2009
The annual Adrift Hallowe'en (horror and sci-fi) themed competition. Entries must be completed in 3 hours. "Ectocomp is a Speed IF Competition for Hallowe'en. Entries can be darn near anything (they don't always turn out to be horror,...

15th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2009)


24 games in 2 divisions; award date November 16, 2009
The annual competition for original IF, judged by the readership of rec.arts.int-fiction.

Saugus.net Halloween Contest 2009


3 games; award date October 31, 2009
A yearly Halloween contest for ghost stories. It has been open to interactive fiction entries since 2002, but none were submitted until 2009.

IntroComp 2009


3 games; award date September 19, 2009

Speed-IF 11th Anniversary


1 game
Write a game with the number 11, teaching, a dishwasher, steam, teleportation, a Marvel character, tossing fish, a long distance relationship, and something about one hour. Go! (from ifwiki.org)

ADRIFT IntroComp 2009


4 games; award date June 15, 2009
The ADRIFT IntroComp 2009 was a competition (organized by Ken Franklin) for ADRIFT games which are just introductions using no more than 3 locations. Judging was via a forum poll where the games could be discussed.

Spring Thing 2009


4 games; award date April 28, 2009
The Spring Thing, also known as the Fall Fooferall, is an annual competition that was originally conceived and organized by Adam Cadre. The Spring Thing is designed to operate at the opposite time of year from the annual IF Comp in...

Spring ting


3 games
The Spring ting was an ADRIFT competition. The submission deadline was April 1, 2009, 23:59 GMT. Only non-registered users of ADRIFT could submit games. The prize for the winner (and also, if there had been five or more entries, for the...

2008 XYZZY Awards


11 games in 10 divisions; award date March 14, 2009

French Comp 2009


3 games; award date February 9, 2009
5th edition of the semi-regular French IF Comp

French Comp 2008


5 games; award date December 16, 2008
4th edition of the semi-regular French IF Comp.

14th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2008)


35 games in 2 divisions; award date November 15, 2008
The annual competition for original IF, judged by the readership of rec.arts.int-fiction.

ECTOCOMP 2008


7 games
The annual Adrift Hallowe'en (horror and sci-fi) themed competition. Entries must be completed in 3 hours. ULES: * The theme is fairly general; ghost stories, horror, the supernatural, weird fiction, spine-chilling tales, pulp magazine...

The Odd Competition


10 games
The Odd Competition is a competition for ADRIFT games, organized by Abbi Park a.k.a. "alsnpk". For this competition, authors need to pair up each one of these numbers: 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11, with one of these: rooms, objects, tasks, events,...

InsideADRIFT Summer Comp 2008


5 games; award date July 31, 2008
A competition for any unreleased, but complete, ADRIFT games, organized by Ken Franklin.

2008 AIF Minicomp


1 game; award date July 2, 2008
The AIF Minicomp is an annual competition for small AIF games.

The Comp With No Name 2008


3 games
The Comp With No Name 2008 was an ADRIFT competition organized by Cowboy. The submission deadline was by June 1, 2008 (that is, the end of May 2008, UK time). Only non-registered users of ADRIFT could submit games. The prize was a free...

Spring Thing 2008


3 games; award date May 6, 2008
The Spring Thing, also known as the Fall Fooferall, is an annual competition that was originally conceived and organized by Adam Cadre. The Spring Thing is designed to operate at the opposite time of year from the annual IF Comp in...

2007 XYZZY Awards


16 games in 10 divisions; award date March 9, 2008

French Comp 2007


5 games; award date February 17, 2008
The third annual competition for IF games in French.

InsideADRIFT Game of the Year Comp 2007


6 games; award date December 30, 2007
This is a competition for any game made using ADRIFT that was either released during the calendar year 2007 or has not been previously released. The winners of mainstream ADRIFT competitions (eg: Ectocomp 2007) will automatically be...

One Room Game Competition 2007


9 games; award date December 23, 2007
Nine games in contest: 4 in italian, 5 in english. Authors: thanks very much to all, guys.

13th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2007)


27 games in 2 divisions; award date November 15, 2007
The annual competition for original IF, judged by the readership of rec.arts.int-fiction.

ECTOCOMP 2007


4 games
The annual Adrift Hallowe'en (horror and sci-fi) themed competition. Entries must be completed in 3 hours. Here are the rules: * The theme is fairly general; ghost stories, horror, the supernatural, weird fiction, spine-chilling tales,...

2007 IF Art Show


3 games in 3 divisions; award date May 31, 2007
A competition for IF art pieces with minimal use of plots or puzzles. Entrants were expected to focus on objects (Still Life division), scenery/rooms (Landscape division), NPCs (Portrait division), or activities (Event division).

Spring Thing 2007


4 games; award date April 26, 2007
The Spring Thing, also known as the Fall Fooferall, is an annual competition that was originally conceived and organized by Adam Cadre. The Spring Thing is designed to operate at the opposite time of year from the annual IF Comp in...

2006 XYZZY Awards


21 games in 10 divisions; award date March 4, 2007

InsideADRIFT Game of the Year Comp 2006


6 games; award date December 31, 2006
This is a competition for any game made using ADRIFT that was either released during the calendar year 2006 or has not been previously released. The winners of mainstream ADRIFT competitions (eg: InsideADRIFT Summer Comp 2006, ADRIFT...

French Comp 2006


4 games; award date December 29, 2006
Second edition of the semi-regular French IF Comp

12th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2006)


43 games in 2 divisions; award date November 15, 2006
The annual competition for original IF, judged by the readership of rec.arts.int-fiction.

ADRIFT Hourglass Comp 2006


13 games
The Hourglass Competition, a.k.a. the 3rd Three Hour Games Competition, is a minicomp for new ADRIFT games written in three hours or less. Original voting deadline: 26th August 2006 and was extended to 31st August 2006. Organizer:...

InsideADRIFT Summer Comp 2006


3 games; award date July 21, 2006
InsideADRIFT Summer Comp 2006 for unreleased games created in ADRIFT. The deadline was June 30th, 2006. This date was earlier to reduce possible scheduling conflicts with Spring Thing and IF Comp. The voting deadline was 21st July 2006....

Spring Thing 2006


4 games; award date April 24, 2006
The Spring Thing, also known as the Fall Fooferall, is an annual competition that was originally conceived and organized by Adam Cadre. The Spring Thing is designed to operate at the opposite time of year from the annual IF Comp in...

ADRIFT Writing Challenges Comp


4 games; award date April 1, 2006
The Writing Challenges Comp was open for any unreleased Adrift game based on one of five given locations. The game should have no more than ten rooms as defined in the ADRIFT Generator. Competition entries are to be in by 18th March 2006...

2005 XYZZY Awards


18 games in 10 divisions; award date March 12, 2006

InsideADRIFT End of Year Comp 2005


12 games
InsideADRIFT End of Year Comp 2005 a.k.a. InsideADRIFT Game of the Year Comp 2005 was for both new Adrift games and any Adrift game released during the 2005 calendar year. The submission deadline was: December 18th, 2005. The voting...

11th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2005)


36 games in 2 divisions; award date November 15, 2005
The annual competition for original IF, judged by the readership of rec.arts.int-fiction.

French Comp 2005


5 games; award date October 26, 2005
The first annual competition for IF games in French.

Finish The Game Comp 2005


5 games; award date October 15, 2005
The object was to take the supplied incomplete game which has just six rooms (in Adrift v4.0 or v3.9) and turn it into a finished game. Items, NPCs, exits, etc, could be added to them but nothing could be taken away. Although you could...

InsideADRIFT Summer Comp 2005


5 games; award date August 28, 2005
The InsideADRIFT Summer Competition was open for any unreleased, but complete, Adrift games. Competition entries were to be in by 21 August 2005 with judging taking place in the following week. The voting deadline was 1500 GMT, Sunday,...

ADRIFT Intro Comp 2005


8 games
The challenge is to come up with a brilliant beginning to an Adrift game that is in a working playable form. This must really make the player want to actually continue with the rest of the game, if it existed. So, it is a competition for...

Spring Thing 2005


6 games; award date May 2, 2005
The Spring Thing, also known as the Fall Fooferall, is an annual competition that was originally conceived and organized by Adam Cadre. The Spring Thing is designed to operate at the opposite time of year from the annual IF Comp in...

InsideADRIFT Spring Comp 2005


5 games; award date May 1, 2005
The InsideADRIFT Spring Competition was open for any unreleased, but complete, Adrift games. Competition entries were to be in by 17 April 2005 with judging taking place in the following 2 weeks. The voting deadline was 1500 GMT, Sunday,...

2004 XYZZY Awards


17 games in 10 divisions; award date March 20, 2005

InsideADRIFT End of Year Comp 2004


6 games
InsideADRIFT End of Year Comp 2004 a.k.a. InsideADRIFT Game of the Year Comp 2004 was for both new Adrift games and any Adrift game released during the 2004 calendar year. The submission deadline was: December 19th, 2004.

Commodore 32 Contest


6 games; award date December 15, 2004
The Commodore 32 Contest was run in 2004 by Dave Bernazzani, who challenged authors to enter Z-Code games whose story files were no larger than 32K in size. (Note that there is no Commodore 32 machine that runs Z-Code; that was just part...

ADRIFT 2nd Three Hour Comp 2004


6 games
To create a previously unreleased ADRIFT game in three hours (or less).

10th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2004)


36 games in 2 divisions; award date November 15, 2004
The annual competition for original IF, judged by the readership of rec.arts.int-fiction.

ADRIFT Summer Comp 2004


6 games
Rules for this competition Time limited. The game is must be written during the period 15-22 August 2004. To ensure compliance there will be required first and completion line for the game, as well as a compulsory object to be announced...

ADRIFT 1st Three Hour Comp 2004


7 games
The 1st Three Hour Comp July 2004. For previously unreleased ADRIFT games written in under three hours.

2004 IF Art Show


5 games in 3 divisions; award date June 9, 2004
A competition for IF art pieces with minimal use of plots or puzzles. Entrants were expected to focus on objects (Still Life division), scenery/rooms (Landscape division), NPCs (Portrait division), or activities (Event division).

ADRIFT Spring Comp 2004


4 games
A competition for new complete unreleased ADRIFT games. Took place during April 2004.

2003 XYZZY Awards


15 games in 10 divisions; award date March 2, 2004

ADRIFT 4th One Hour Comp 2004


16 games
To create a game in ADRIFT in only one hour (or less. ADRIFT 4th One Hour Comp 2004 Download

ADRIFT End Of Year Comp 2003


6 games; award date December 31, 2003
ADRIFT End of Year Comp 2003 was for any ADRIFT game released during 2003.

9th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2003)


30 games in 2 divisions; award date November 15, 2003
The annual competition for original IF, judged by the readership of rec.arts.int-fiction.

Saugus.net Halloween Ghost Story Contest 2003


1 game; award date October 31, 2003
A yearly Halloween contest for ghost stories that started in 1998. This was the second year in which it accepted interactive fiction stories.

ADRIFT 3rd One Hour Comp 2003


13 games
To create a game in ADRIFT in only one hour (or less).

ADRIFT Summer Comp 2003


5 games
All games must be written using Adrift 4.0 There is a limit of 20 rooms (as in rooms in the Adrift generator). It is always possible to make one room seem like many.

2003 IF Art Show


6 games in 3 divisions; award date May 3, 2003
A competition for IF art pieces with minimal use of plots or puzzles. Entrants were expected to focus on objects (Still Life division), scenery/rooms (Landscape division), NPCs (Portrait division), or activities (Event division).

Spring Thing 2003


4 games; award date April 22, 2003
The Spring Thing, also known as the Fall Fooferall, is an annual competition that was originally conceived and organized by Adam Cadre. The Spring Thing is designed to operate at the opposite time of year from the annual IF Comp in...

ADRIFT Spring Comp 2003


3 games
The Adrift Spring Competition is open for any unreleased, but complete, Adrift games. Competition entries must be in by 20 April 2003, with judging taking place in the following week.

ADRIFT One Room Comp 2003


7 games
Create an ADRIFT game which consists of one location only.

2002 XYZZY Awards


19 games in 10 divisions; award date February 3, 2003

ADRIFT 2nd One Hour Comp 2003


3 games
To create a game in ADRIFT in only one hour (or less).

ADRIFT End Of Year Comp 2002


6 games; award date December 31, 2002
ADRIFT End of Year Comp 2002 was for any ADRIFT game released during 2002.

8th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2002)


38 games in 2 divisions; award date November 15, 2002
The annual competition for original IF, judged by the readership of rec.arts.int-fiction.

Saugus.net Halloween Ghost Story Contest 2002


1 game; award date October 31, 2002
A yearly Halloween contest for ghost stories that started in 1998. This was the first year that it accepted interactive fiction entries.

The Top Five IF Games (Adventure Gamers, 2002)


10 games; award date September 23, 2002
A countdown of the best IF released between 1995 and 2002, intended to be useful to IF newcomers.

ADRIFT Summer Comp 2002


2 games; award date August 25, 2002
ADRIFT Summer Comp 2002 also called the Adrift Summer Minicomp ran during August 2002. The organizer was Ken Franklin. The submission deadline was 16:00 GMT on Sunday 18 August 2002. Judging ended at 16:00 GMT on Sunday 25 August 2002.

Spring Thing 2002


1 game; award date June 2, 2002
The Spring Thing, also known as the Fall Fooferall, is an annual competition that was originally conceived and organized by Adam Cadre. The Spring Thing is designed to operate at the opposite time of year from the annual IF Comp in...

2001 XYZZY Awards


20 games in 10 divisions; award date March 9, 2002

ADRIFT 1st One Hour Comp 2002


9 games
To create a game using Adrift in only one hour (or less). No voting took place for this competition.

7th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2001)


51 games in 2 divisions; award date November 15, 2001
The annual competition for original IF, judged by the readership of rec.arts.int-fiction.

ADRIFT Summer Comp 2001


2 games; award date August 28, 2001
The ADRIFT Summer Competition was open for any unreleased, but complete, Adrift games. Competition entries were to be in by 21 August 2001 with judging taking place in the following week. The voting deadline was 28th August, 2001.

ADRIFT Spring Comp 2001


3 games; award date May 1, 2001
A competition for new complete unreleased ADRIFT games. Judging took place in the 2 week period to 2 May 2001.

2001 IF Art Show


4 games in 2 divisions; award date April 17, 2001
A competition for IF art pieces with minimal use of plots or puzzles. Entrants were expected to focus on objects (Still Life division), scenery (Landscape division), or NPCs (Portrait division).

SpeedIF Without Number


5 games
Write a game where the PC is purple, at least to start with, for whatever reason. The subsequent tale must include a big white chef's hat, gravel, the triumphant return of somebody or something, and an evil fish (or any form of sealife.)...

2000 XYZZY Awards


22 games in 10 divisions; award date March 11, 2001

6th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2000)


53 games in 2 divisions; award date November 15, 2000
The annual competition for original IF, judged by the readership of rec.arts.int-fiction.

DragonComp


7 games
The premise is to write a short game about one or more dragons and make it as funny as possible.

2000 IF Art Show


8 games in 4 divisions; award date April 2, 2000
A competition for IF art pieces with minimal use of plots or puzzles. Entrants were expected to focus on objects (Still Life division), scenery (Landscape division), or NPCs (Portrait division).

1999 XYZZY Awards


17 games in 10 divisions; award date February 12, 2000

5th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (1999)


37 games in 2 divisions; award date November 15, 1999
The annual competition for original IF, judged by the readership of rec.arts.int-fiction.

1999 Summer IF Art Show


2 games; award date September 8, 1999
A competition for IF art pieces with minimal use of plots or puzzles. Entrants were expected to focus on objects (Still Life division), scenery (Landscape division), or NPCs (Portrait division).

1999 Spring IF Art Show


3 games in 2 divisions; award date May 7, 1999
A competition for IF art pieces with minimal use of plots or puzzles. Entrants were expected to focus on objects (Still Life division), scenery (Landscape division), or NPCs (Portrait division).

1998 XYZZY Awards


14 games in 10 divisions; award date February 6, 1999

4th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (1998)


27 games in 2 divisions; award date November 15, 1998
The annual competition for original IF, judged by the readership of rec.arts.int-fiction.

ChickenComp


19 games
A minicomp for tiny games where the theme is A CHICKEN CROSSING A ROAD. Games were released on 18-Jun-1998.

1997 XYZZY Awards


19 games in 10 divisions; award date February 5, 1998

3rd Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (1997)


34 games; award date January 10, 1998
The annual competition for original IF, judged by the readership of rec.arts.int-fiction.

1996 XYZZY Awards


17 games in 8 divisions; award date February 8, 1997

2nd Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (1996)


26 games; award date December 2, 1996
The annual competition for original IF, judged by the readership of rec.arts.int-fiction.

Acorn User 1996 Interactive Fiction Competition


6 games; award date October 1, 1996
A competition run by Acorn User (a UK computer magazine). Not every entrant is recorded (in IFDB, or at all).

First Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (1995)


12 games in 2 divisions; award date November 15, 1995
The annual competition for original IF, judged by the readership of rec.arts.int-fiction.

Softworks AGT Competition 1991


11 games; award date March 5, 1992

2013 Niels Klim Awards


1 game
The Niels Klim award is an annual Danish Science Fiction award.

A Maze Berlin 2015


1 game

Association of Educational and Communications Technology (AECT) Design and Development Showcase, 2017


1 game
Nick's Dilemma was selected to be showcased at the 2017 annual Association of Educational and Communications Technology Design and Development Showcase in Jacksonville, Florida.

IndieCade Festival 2017


2 games
The IndieCade Festival is the premiere event dedicated to celebrating independent games in the nation. Now in its 10th year, IndieCade is held each October in the Los Angeles area and is open to the industry and to the public.

IntroComp 2012


6 games

IntroComp 2015


6 games

IntroComp 2019


11 games

Ludum Dare 33


1 game

Ludum Dare 35


1 game
The theme for Ludum Dare 35 is "shapeshift"

Ludum Dare 39


2 games
Ludum Dare is one of the worlds largest and longest running Game Jam events. Every 4 months, we challenge creators to make a game from scratch in a weekend.

Partim 500 - 2018 Edition


3 games
1. Quoi ? Pour quand ? Une semaine pour réaliser une toute petite aventure textuelle de 500 mots ! On cherche ici avant tout des aventures hypertextes à la Twine (mais pouvant être réalisées avec d'autres outils), ou éventuellement des...

Spooky Sokpop Community Jam


1 game
This is a ~1 month game-making marathon for anyone who'd like to make a game with the theme, with any game-making tool they like(as long as it's playable on windows, web or mac in some form).

Tiny Utopias Jam


16 games
Game jam for creating tiny utopias. Free for all, no opening or closing date.