EctoComp 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 your eyes widen as you see your end approach before you... a looming ECTOCOMP 2017 has arrived!

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 time to shine (in, like, a spooky ghostly way)!

As per tradition, Ectocomp has two categories:

1) La Petite Mort, for those who want to speed-write their game in 3 hours or less.

2) Le Grand Guignol, for games that, for whatever reason, took longer than 3 hours to write (perhaps a more thoughtful masterpiece? perhaps spent too much time writing SCARY DETAILS?).

This year, we also have Ectocomp in Español! To make hosting the comp on work, we've split Ectocomp into two separate jam pages and two languages, English and Spanish (That's a total of four jam pages).

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Series: EctoComp

Official Web site:

Organizer(s): joshg, Ruber Eaglenest profile

Award date: December 1, 2017

Qualification opening date: October 1, 2017

Qualification closing date: October 31, 2017

Games and Awards

La Petite Mort (English)

Games made in three hours or less.

1st Place: Primer, by Christina Nordlander
1st Place: Who to Haunt?, by Katie Benson
3rd Place: little, by chandler groover
4th Place: Corrupter of Dreams, by Robert Patten
5th Place: Bloody Raoul, by Caleb Wilson (as Ian Cowsbell)
6th Place: make build --deity, by joshg
7th Place: YOUR PARTY IS DEAD, by Naomi Norbez
8th Place: Do It | Hazlo, by Santiago Eximeno
9th Place: Revenge, by forta
10th Place: Uxmulbrufyuz, by Andrew Schultz
11th Place: Something In The Night, by AnssiR66
12th Place: Civil Mimic, by Andrew Schultz

La Petite Mort (Español)

Games made in three hours or less.

1st Place: Cinco divertidos juegos para Halloween, by Santiago Eximeno
2nd Place: En la oscuridad, by Dark Mike
3rd Place: Vale, voy, by Johan Paz
4th Place: Retratos sobre la Violencia Española, by Ruber Eaglenest
5th Place: La venganza, by forta

Le Grand Guignol (English)

Games made in more than three hours.

1st Place: The Rats in the Bulkheads, by Bruno Dias
2nd Place: dripping with the waters of SHEOL, by Lady Isak Grozny
3rd Place: The Boot-Scraper, by Caleb Wilson (as Lionel Schwob)
4th Place: Going Down, by Hanon Ondricek
5th Place: The Elevator Game, by Owlor
6th Place: Where we'll live for nine days, by Pseudavid
7th Place: Saturdays, by verityvirtue
8th Place: last&final, by 1beetle
9th Place: Fog Lights and Foul Deeds, by Tom Sykes
10th Place: All Visitors Welcome, by Bitter Karella
11th Place: Futility, by A.I. Wulf
12th Place: The devil tree, by A.I. Wulf

Le Grand Guignol (Español)

Games made in more than three hours.

1st Place: Arkham Investigator, by Delacannon
2nd Place: Somos el espejo, by Miguel Muñoz Martín
3rd Place: Decolor, by Godokoro

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