29th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2023)

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Series: Annual Interactive Fiction Competition

Official Web site: https://ifcomp.org/comp/2023

Organizer(s): Jacqueline Ashwell profile

Award date: November 19, 2023

Qualification opening date: July 1, 2023

Qualification closing date: September 28, 2023

Games and Awards

1st Place: Dr Ludwig and the Devil, by SV Linwood
2nd Place: LAKE Adventure, by B.J. Best
3rd Place: The Little Match Girl 4: Crown of Pearls, by Ryan Veeder
4th Place: Honk!, by Alex Harby
5th Place: The Vambrace of Destiny, by Arthur DiBianca
6th Place: Bali B&B, by Felicity Banks
7th Place: LUNIUM, by Ben Jackson
8th Place: How Prince Quisborne the Feckless Shook His Title, by John Ziegler
9th Place: Assembly, by Ben Kirwin
10th Place: Put Your Hand Inside The Puppet Head, by The Hungry Reader
11th Place: To Sea in a Sieve, by J. J. Guest
12th Place: Xanthippe's Last Night with Socrates, by Victor Gijsbers
13th Place: Paintball Wizard, by Doug Egan
14th Place: Tricks of light in the forest, by Pseudavid
15th Place: Citizen Makane, by Perry Simm (as "The Reverend")
16th Place: Dysfluent, by Allyson Gray
17th Place: Hand Me Down, by Brett Witty
18th Place - tie: Eat the Eldritch, by Olaf Nowacki
18th Place - tie: One King to Loot them All, by Onno Brouwer
20th Place: Fix Your Mother's Printer, by Geoffrey Golden
21st Place: CODENAME OBSCURA, by Mika Kujala
22nd Place - tie: Gestures Towards Divinity, by Charm Cochran
22nd Place - tie: Ribald Bat Lady Plunder Quest, by Joey Acrimonious
24th Place: Antony & Cleopatra: Case IV: The Murder of Marlon Brando, by Travis Moy
25th Place: My Brother; The Parasite, by qrowscant
26th Place: The Whisperers, by Milo van Mesdag
27th Place - tie: Death on the Stormrider, by Daniel M. Stelzer
27th Place - tie: Last Valentine's Day, by Daniel Gao
29th Place: My Pseudo-Dementia Exhibition, by Naomi Norbez (call me Bez, he/they)
30th Place: Detective Osiris, by Adam Burt
31st Place - tie: The Gift of What You Notice More, by Xavid and Zan
31st Place - tie: Kaboom, by anonymous, artwork by Vera Pohl
33rd Place: The Whale's Keeper, by Ben Parzybok
34th Place: One Does Not Simply Fry, by Stewart C Baker and James Beamon
35th Place: All the Troubles Come My Way, by Sam Dunnachie
36th Place: Bright Brave Knight Knave, by Andrew Schultz
37th Place: Beat Witch, by Robert Patten
38th Place: All Hands, by Natasha Ramoutar
39th Place: The Finders Commission, by Deborah Sherwood
40th Place: Who Iced Mayor McFreeze?, by Damon L. Wakes
41st Place - tie: Artful Deceit, by James O'Reilly and Dian Mills O'Reilly
41st Place - tie: One Knight Stand, by A. Hazard
43rd Place: The Ship, by Sotiris Niarchos
44th Place: The Long Kill, by James Blair
45th Place: DICK MCBUTTS GETS KICKED IN THE NUTS, by Damon L. Wakes (as "Hubert Janus")
46th Place - tie: Milliways: the Restaurant at the End of the Universe, by Max Fog
46th Place - tie: Trail Stash, by Andrew Schultz
48th Place: GameCeption, by Ruo
49th Place - tie: Escape your psychosis, by Georg Buchrucker
49th Place - tie: 20 Exchange Place, by Sol FC
49th Place - tie: All Hands Abandon Ship, by David Lee
52nd Place: Please Sign Here, by Michelle Negron (as "Road")
53rd Place - tie: Lonehouse, by Ayu Sekarlangit Mokoginta
53rd Place - tie: A Thing of Wretchedness, by AKheon
55th Place: Barcarolle in Yellow, by Víctor Ojuel
56th Place: Help! I Can't Find My Glasses!, by Lacey Green
57th Place - tie: Have Orb, Will Travel, by Jim MacBrayne (as Older Timer)
57th Place - tie: Lake Starlight, by SummersViaEarth
59th Place: Last Vestiges, by thesleuthacademy
60th Place: Shanidar, Safe Return, by Cecilia Dougherty
61st Place: Out of Scope, by Drew Castalia
62nd Place: We All Fall Together, by Camron Gonzalez
63rd Place: The Sculptor, by Yakoub Mousli
64th Place: Magor Investigates..., by Larry Horsfield
65th Place: The Paper Magician, by Soojung Choi
66th Place: The Witch, by Charles Moore
67th Place: Virtue, by Oliver Revolta
68th Place: In The Details, by M.A. Shannon
69th Place: The Enigma of Solaris, by jkj yuio
70th Place: Creative Cooking, by dott. Piergiorgio
71st Place: Into The Lion's Mouth, by Metalflower
72nd Place: Meritocracy, by Ronynn ʕ •ᴥ•ʔ
73rd Place: For Eternity, Again and Again, by TheChosenGiraffe
74th Place: Hawkstone, by Handsome McStranger
Withdrawn: The Library of Knowledge, by Elle Sillitoe

Miss Congeniality

The entries ranked highest by the entrants themselves.

1st Place: Dr Ludwig and the Devil, by SV Linwood
2nd Place - tie: Put Your Hand Inside The Puppet Head, by The Hungry Reader
2nd Place - tie: How Prince Quisborne the Feckless Shook His Title, by John Ziegler

Rising Star Award

The highest-rated game by a first-time entrant.

Winner: LUNIUM, by Ben Jackson

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