SeedComp! - 2023

SeedComp! is a 2-round interactive fiction game jam, focusing on creativity and the growth of ideas.

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SeedComp! is separated into 2 distinct rounds: Planting and Sprouting. You can take part in either or both. The first round runs from Dec 7th to Jan 7th, the second from Jan 9th to March 1st. You can sign-up to Round 2 here.

All indicated deadlines are set to midnight UTC -10/HST time. Donít worry, Itch translates it to your local time automatically.

Round 1 : Planting
During the 1st Round, Planting, you are invited to submit 'seeds' into the competition. These seeds can be absolutely anything, from game introductions, pieces of art, blurbs, design documents, puzzles, poems, characters, I7 extensions, settings, feelies, or even code!

You can submit:

As many 'seeds' as you'd wish.
Unfinished IF projects, only if you are the author of said entries.
NSFW seeds as long as content warnings are included.
Other guidelines:

Seeds must be your own creation and licensed under a CC BY-NC licence, CC-BY license or equivalent, or a less restrictive license.
All seeds must be downloadable.
While there is no minimum word count for static text seeds (like blurbs/intros), we encourage you to submit more than just one sentence.
All seeds will be screened by the organisers for trolling/abuse.
If your seed is not selected during this edition of the SeedComp!, you may choose to keep it in the seedbank and make it available for future editions until it is used.

Round 2 : Sprouting
During the 2nd Round, Sprouting, you can sign-up your intent to use Seeds (optional, via this form [TBA]) and submit your entry to Round 2.

Discussion of seeds is encouraged in both our Discord and the Community Tab.

Submission Guidelines:

All entries must be Interactive Fictions.
All entries must be completed games. While there is no requirement in length, a reasonable target is about 15-30 minutes to play.
All entries must be based on at least one seed from Round 1. You may choose to incorporate more or all seeds if you wish to.
The entries must follow the licensing type of the most restrictively licensed seed used (indicated on the seed page).*
All entries must indicate the seeds used in their submission form.
Seed use is not exclusive to one person, multiple people can sign up for the same seed. There is no 'dibs'.
You may use your own seed from Round 1.
While you may use only your own seed, this does go against the spirit of SeedComp! and thus your submission wonít be eligible for awards.
Content Warnings must be displayed when submitting the entry.
*The entries must follow any restrictions placed by the license of the seeds used. So, attribution of the seed author if CC-BY, and additionally must be non-commercial if CC-BY-NC. If some other license was used, it must follow the restrictions, if any, placed by that license.
You can also opt out of receiving awards on your own when submitting. Organisers can submit entries but are not eligible to receive awards.

We encourage you to provide a downloadable copy of your entry in your game page, for accessibility purpose.

Possible Softwares to create Interactive Fiction:

Inform 6
Inform 7
and many more can be found listed in the IF Wiki.
Playing and Voting for Awards
All Sprouting entries will be made available to play shortly after Round 2 ends.

Unless opted-out, every entry is eligible for Awards. Awards are titles set by the organisers (such as Best Overall, Best UI, Best Puzzle, etc..). However, every entry can also be nominated for Stickers, which are unique awards submitted by voters for a specific entries (note: all stickers will be screened by the organisers).

Awards will also be awarded to seeds, such as Most signed-up Seed, or Most Finished Entries for a Seed, etc..

You will be able to vote for Awards and submit Stickers starting March 2nd/3rd until March 31st through this form [LINK TBA]. The results will be released early April.

News & updates (RSS)


Series: SeedComp!

Official Web site:

Organizer(s): manonamora profile & Pinkunz & Lucian & MiloMesdag & Draconai

Qualification opening date: January 9, 2023

Qualification closing date: March 1, 2023

Games and Awards

Best Overall

Best Overall Game

1st Place: free bird., by Passerine
2nd Place: His Majesty's Royal Space Navy Service Handbook, by Austin Auclair
2nd Place: After the Accident, by Amanda Walker

Best Story

1st Place: After the Accident, by Amanda Walker

Best Technical

1st Place: In a minute there is time, by Aster

Best UI/Visual

1st Place: SCLERA, by MeiZi

Best Prose/Writing

1st Place: After the Accident, by Amanda Walker

Best Puzzles

1st Place: The Magic Word, by B.J. Best

Most Sequel Worthy

1st Place: prepare for return, by Travis Moy

Best Seed Subversion

1st Place: In a minute there is time, by Aster

Best Seed Hybridization

1st Place: free bird., by Passerine

All Games

All the submitted games to the SeedComp!

Entrant: The King's Ball, by Garry Francis
Entrant: prepare for return, by Travis Moy
Entrant: Cage Break, by Jac Colvin
Entrant: In the Deep, by Styxcolor
Entrant: free bird., by Passerine
Entrant: In a Tomb with a Donkey, by Dee Cooke
Entrant: Hidden Gems, Hidden Secrets, by Naomi Norbez, Josh Grams
Entrant: While Rome Burns, by CSR
Entrant: Cozy Simulation 2999, by KADW
Entrant: After the Accident, by Amanda Walker
Entrant: The Rye in the Dark City, by manonamora
Entrant: Closed Door; Key?, by KnightAnNi
Entrant: In a dream I told my mother, by Milo van Mesdag
Entrant: A Thousand Words, by Milo van Mesdag
Entrant: SCLERA, by MeiZi
Entrant: The Magic Word, by B.J. Best
Entrant: His Majesty's Royal Space Navy Service Handbook, by Austin Auclair
Entrant: In a minute there is time, by Aster

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