Spring Thing 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 experiments.

Entries can be nominated for an overall Best In Show ribbon, or a custom Audience Award that can be anything the nominator likes: from “Best Story” to “Favorite Twine” to “Cutest Vampires.”

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Series: Spring Thing

Official Web site: https://www.springthing.net/2021/play.html

Organizer(s): Aaron A. Reed profile

Award date: May 10, 2021

Qualification opening date: March 1, 2021

Qualification closing date: March 29, 2021

Games and Awards

Main Festival

Main Festival games can be nominated for "ribbons," state fair style.

Best in Show; Audience Choice--Best Humor, Most Innovative, Best Multimedia: Fish & Dagger, by grave snail games
Best in Show; Audience Choice--Best Use Of Endoscopy, Best NPCs, Best Setting: The Weight of a Soul, by Chin Kee Yong
Audience Choice--Best Items, Best Quest game: An Amical Bet, by Eve Cabanié
Audience Choice--Best Abstract Game, Best Verb Use, Most Allegorical: Baggage, by Katherine Farmar
Audience Choice--Most Inspiring, Most Introspective, Best Literature: A Blank Page, by Edu Sánchez
Audience Choice--Best Backstory, Best Choices, Best Storyline: Copper Canyon, by Tony Pisculli
Audience Choice--Fabbest, Most Touching, Most Evocative: Eleanor, by Rob
Audience Choice--Deepest Rabbit-Hole, Most Memorable, Most Original Concept: Excalibur, by J. J. Guest, G. C. Baccaris, and Duncan Bowsman
Audience Choice--Most Apocalyptic: Hand of God, by Dana Freitas
Audience Choice--Cutest Drawings, Most Branching, Most Heartwarming: Heroes!, by Bellamy Briks
Audience Choice--Best Characters, Most Endings, Best Ink: Journey to Ultimate Fightdown!, by Havilah "mwahahavilah" McGinnis
Audience Choice--Best PC, Funniest, Most Dashing Criminals: Lady Thalia and the Seraskier Sapphires, by Emery Joyce and N. Cormier
Audience Choice--Funniest, Best LGBT Characters, Best Classic Puzzlefest: Mean Mother Trucker, by Bitter Karella
Audience Choice--Best Hints, Best Melodrama, Best Superhero Sidekick Take: Medicum Veloctic, by Lawrence M Marable
Audience Choice--Best Mystery, Best Twist: Miss No-Name, by Bellamy Briks
Audience Choice--Best Use of Cat, Most Relaxing, Most Intriguing NPC: Misty Hills, by Giuliano Roverato Martins Pereira
Audience Choice--Best Jokes, Most Satisfying Ending, Best Punch: Ned Nelson Really Needs a Job, by Eric Crepeau
Audience Choice--Best NPC, Most Poetic: Perihelion, by Tim White
Entrant: Picton Murder Whodunnit, by Sia See
Audience Choice--Best Sci-fi, Most Eerie, Most Deaths: Project Arcmör, by Donald Conrad and Peter M.J. Gross
Audience Choice--Coolest Dimension: [PYG]MALION*, by C.J.
Audience Choice--Best FAQ, Best Writing: Queenlash, by Kaemi Velatet
Audience Choice--Best Animals, Best Nonhuman Protagonist, Most Realistic: The Secret of Nara, by Ralfe Rich
Entrant: Some Space, by rittermi
Audience Choice--Best Capitalist Critique, Best Location Descriptions, Most Uncanny Reappropriation: Sovereign Citizens, by Laura Paul and Max Woodring
Entrant: A strange dream, by Anaïs Tn
Audience Choice--Charming PC, Best Puppy: Sunny's Summer Vacation, by Lucas C. Wheeler
Audience Choice--Best Lil Fluffy Wuffy Dog, Most Lighthearted Game, Best Short Game: Take the Dog Out, by ell
Audience Choice--Most Emotional, Most Halcyon, Most Sentimental: Those Days, by George Larkwright
Audience Choice--Most Surprising: Wintervale, by Ethan Erh

Back Garden

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

Entrant: Blue November, by Lawrence Furnival
Audience Choice--Most Informative, Most Honest: Budacanta, by Alianora La Canta
Audience Choice--Best Aunt: Cycles (Excerpt), by Mike Marttila
Audience Choice--Most Promising: Eyewear Cleaner 2077: Demo, by Naomi Norbez
Audience Choice--Best Mom, Creepiest Plot, Most Potential: Manikin Demo, by Rose Behar
Audience Choice--Best-Smelling Chicken, Most Fun: So I Was Short Of Cash And Took On A Quest, by Anssi Räisänen
Audience Choice--Best Slice-of-life: Space Diner, by Marta and Alexej
Entrant: Theatre of Spud, by D E Haynes

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