Spring Thing 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 experiments.

Main Festival entries can be nominated for an overall Best In Show ribbon; the top two nominees each year win a Best in Show ribbon to display by their game. All entries can be nominated for a custom Audience Award that can be anything the nominator likes: “Best Story,” “Best Parser Game,” “Personal Favorite,” “Alumni's Choice,” “Cutest Vampires”... you get the idea.

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Series: Spring Thing

Official Web site: https://www.springthing.net/2024/

Organizer(s): Brian Rushton profile

Award date: May 11, 2024

Submission deadline: March 29, 2024

Games and Awards

Main Festival

Main Festival games can be nominated for a "Best in Show" 'ribbon', and (unrelatedly) are eligible for prizes.

Entrant: Alltarach, by Katie Canning and Josef Olsson
Entrant: The Case of the Solitary Resident, by thesleuthacademy
Entrant: Do Good Deeds..., by Sissy
Entrant: Les lettres du Docteur Jeangille, by manonamora
Entrant: Dragon of Steelthorne, by Vance Chance
Entrant: Loose Ends, by Daniel Stelzer and Anais Sommerfeld
Entrant: Octopus's Garden, by Michael D. Hilborn
Entrant: Pass A Bill, by Leo Weinreb
Entrant: Potato Peace, by ronynn
Entrant: PROSPER.0, by groggydog
Entrant: Rescue at Quickenheath, by Mo Farr
Entrant: A Simple Happening, by Leon Lin
Entrant: Social Democracy: An Alternate History, by Autumn Chen
Entrant: Studio, by Charm Cochran
Entrant: Thanks, but I don't remember asking., by Mea Murukutla
Entrant: To Beseech Old Sins, by Nic June
Entrant: The Trials of Rosalinda, by Agnieszka Trzaska
Entrant: The Truth About PRIDE!, by Jemon Golfin
Entrant: Voyage of the Marigold, by Andrew Stephens
Entrant: You Can Only Turn Left, by Emiland Kray and Ember Chan and Mary Kray
Entrant: Zomburbia, by Charles Moore, Jr.

Back Garden

Back Garden games don't participate in "Best in Show" voting and prizes, but have looser restrictions on entry.

Entrant: Bydlo; or the Ox-Cart, by P.B. Parjeter
Entrant: Deep Dark Wood, by Senica Thing
Entrant: A Dream of Silence, by Abigail Corfman
Entrant: Escape From the Tomb of the Celestial Knights, by Megona
Entrant: Ink and Intrigue, by Leia Talon
Entrant: Luna Gardens, by Justin Kim
Entrant: Nonverbal Communication, by Allyson Gray
Entrant: The Portrait, by dott. Piergiorgio
Entrant: Provizora Parko, by Dawn Sueoka

New Game Plus

A subcategory of the Back Garden for previously-released works that have been either ported to a substantially different system, or have been significantly expanded.

Entrant: The Kuolema, by Ben Jackson
Entrant: One King to Loot them All, by Onno Brouwer
Entrant: The Time Machine, by Bill Maya

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