Winners of the 2002 IFComp

1st place

Earth and Sky 2: Another Earth, Another Sky

Cover art for Earth and Sky 2: Another Earth, Another Sky

Paul O'Brian

This work also won 2nd place in the 2002 Miss Congeniality Awards.

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2nd place

Till Death Makes a Monk-Fish Out of Me

Cover art for Till Death Makes a Monk-Fish Out of Me

Mike Sousa and Jon Ingold

Dr. Taylor's looking worried. Dr. Kurner's looking exhausted. Zak is grinning with glee. Today is the big day, and you're about to try out the crowning experiment of your life, and in AtlantisLab's chequered history. It's just a shame that it's not going to work. And you're unlikely to stay alive through the consequences. TILL DEATH... and then some.

This work also won 1st place in the 2002 Miss Congeniality Awards.

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3rd place

Photograph: A Portrait of Reflection

Cover art for Photograph: A Portrait of Reflection

Steve Evans

Photograph is a story-driven, almost puzzleless work about a man obsessed with what he perceives to have been a wrong turn in his life. The story has dark themes with elements that are either fantasy, or delusion on the part of the protagonist (depending on your view).

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4th place

The Moonlit Tower


5th place

Janitor

Peter Seebach and Kevin Lynn

This work also won 3rd place in the 2002 Miss Congeniality Awards.

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6th place

The PK Girl

Robert Goodwin, Helen Trevillion, Nanami Nekono, and Oya-G

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7th place

Tookie's Song


8th place

Fort Aegea


9th place

The Temple


10th place

Jane


11th place

MythTale


12th place

Unraveling God


13th place (tie)

Identity Thief


13th place (tie)

Augustine

Terrence V. Koch

St. Augustine, Florida is a city rich in history. Touted as the Oldest City in the United States, tourists flock to her to learn something of the nation's earliest settlers and get a sense of what life was like in the past.

But there is another side of St. Augustine that reveals itself when the sun goes down. It is a city steeped in legends of the supernatural, as evidenced by the many ghost tours that are offered along the city streets.

While on one of these tours you realize that the many stories are more than legends, they are chronicles of events that hold personal significance for you. In fact, your seemingly innocent decision to take the tour sets off a chain of events that trigger painful memories for you, endangers the life of an attractive tour guide, and brings you face to face with an ancient enemy.

Will questions that have haunted you for years be answered? Will an ancient curse be lifted? Will a 600-year-old conflict be resolved? These are questions you hope to find answers for tonight . . . in Augustine!

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15th place

Rent-A-Spy


16th place (tie)

The Granite Book

James Mitchelhill

IFComp 2002 entry.

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16th place (tie)

Eric's Gift

Joao Mendes

Eric's Gift - A short interactive story about painting the future.

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18th place

When Help Collides


19th place (tie)

Evacuate


19th place (tie)

Constraints


21st place

Sun And Moon

David Brain

Not a text adventure -- closer to an alternate reality game, with puzzles strewn across various web sites, comprising diaries by fictional characters, press releases by fictional companies, and so on.

The game is no longer playable as intended, as much of these resources have disappeared from the web. Some additional information is archved at its IFDB page.

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22nd place

Not Much Time


23rd place

Hell: A Comedy of Errors


24th place (tie)

Out of the Study


24th place (tie)

Color and Number


26th place

BOFH


27th place

The Case of Samuel Gregor


28th place

A Party to Murder

David Good

In financial difficulties, you go to meet with a neighbor during a party. However, he seems to be missing. Where could he be? And who are these mysterious party guests? Watch out for the police, they seem to be suspicious of you!

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29th place

Screen


30th place

Concrete Paradise


31st place

Scary House Amulet!


32nd place

Coffee Quest II


33rd place

Four Mile Island


34th place

Moonbase


35th place

Koan


36th place (tie)

Ramon and Jonathan


36th place (tie)

Terrible Lizards


38th place

Blade Sentinel