Winners of the 2003 IFComp

1st place

Slouching Towards Bedlam

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Star Foster and Daniel Ravipinto

In the beginning was the Word, and it was hungry.

Enter a steampunk adventure set in a London that might have been. The year is 1885. Bedlam Hospital still stands in Moorsfield, a decaying shell used to house the poor and the hopeless. Steam-driven mechanical wonders roam the streets. Gear-wheeled analytical engines spin out reams of thought onto punched paper tapes.

And in the darkness - in the alleys and the side shops - hide secrets.

This work also won 1st place in the 2003 Miss Congeniality Awards.

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Score 8.39
Votes Cast 107
Standard Deviation 1.77

2nd place

Risorgimento Represso

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Michael J. Coyne

This work also won 2nd place in the 2003 Miss Congeniality Awards.

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Score 7.76
Votes Cast 92
Standard Deviation 1.70

3rd place

Scavenger

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Quintin Stone

Search a war-shattered world for secrets of the past.

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Score 7.51
Votes Cast 91
Standard Deviation 1.69

4th place

The Erudition Chamber

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Daniel Freas

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Score 7.32
Votes Cast 107
Standard Deviation 1.79

5th place

Gourmet

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Aaron A. Reed and Chad Barb

Missing employees, wily crustaceans, malfunctioning kitchen equipment and a terminal food shortage, all on the night the most important culinary critic in the world has chosen to review your debut restaurant? Surely there's nowhere to go but up.

This work also won 3rd place in the 2003 Miss Congeniality Awards.

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Score 7.13
Votes Cast 104
Standard Deviation 1.64

6th place

shadows on the mirror

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Chrysoula Tzavelas

I am falling, I am fading, I am drowning, help me to breathe...

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Score 6.93
Votes Cast 76
Standard Deviation 1.83

7th place

The Recruit

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Mike Sousa

Try your hand at the Real Life Interactive Gaming Simulacra! You'll face a variety of challenges and simulations and have a chance to win some money and great prizes. Apply today!

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Score 6.59
Votes Cast 108
Standard Deviation 1.70

8th place

Baluthar

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Chris Molloy Wischer

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Score 6.23
Votes Cast 104
Standard Deviation 1.69

9th place

Cerulean Stowaway

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Roger Descheneaux

A stowaway gets more of a ride than he bargained for.

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Score 6.17
Votes Cast 103
Standard Deviation 1.85

10th place

The Atomic Heart

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Stefan Blixt

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Score 5.87
Votes Cast 102
Standard Deviation 1.84

11th place

Episode in the Life of an Artist

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Peter Eastman

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Score 5.69
Votes Cast 108
Standard Deviation 2.06

12th place

A Paper Moon

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Andrew Krywaniuk

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Score 5.42
Votes Cast 96
Standard Deviation 1.97

13th place

Sardoria

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Anssi Räisänen

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Score 5.41
Votes Cast 79
Standard Deviation 1.63

14th place

Caffeination

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Michael Loegering

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Score 5.05
Votes Cast 110
Standard Deviation 1.92

15th place

Temple of Kaos

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Peter Gambles

A temple, a poem, out of time; a searcher, a believer, chaotic rhyme.

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Score 5.03
Votes Cast 96
Standard Deviation 2.10

16th place

Sophie's Adventure

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David Whyld

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Score 4.97
Votes Cast 60
Standard Deviation 2.02

17th place

Adoo's Stinky Story

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B. Perry

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Score 4.86
Votes Cast 98
Standard Deviation 1.86

18th place

Domicile

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John Evans

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Score 4.74
Votes Cast 98
Standard Deviation 1.66

19th place

Internal Documents

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Tom Lechner

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Score 4.20
Votes Cast 90
Standard Deviation 1.68

20th place

Sweet Dreams

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Papillon

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Score 4.16
Votes Cast 70
Standard Deviation 2.26

21st place

The Adventures of the President of the United States

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Mikko Vuorinen

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Score 4.01
Votes Cast 88
Standard Deviation 2.10

22nd place

No Room

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Ben Heaton

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Score 3.97
Votes Cast 117
Standard Deviation 2.02

23rd place

Delvyn

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William A. Tilli

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Score 3.15
Votes Cast 97
Standard Deviation 1.70

24th place

Little girl in the big world

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Peter Wendrich

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Score 3.08
Votes Cast 76
Standard Deviation 1.78

25th place

Bio

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David Linder

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Score 2.88
Votes Cast 112
Standard Deviation 1.45

26th place

Hercules First Labor

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Robert Carl Brown

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Score 2.45
Votes Cast 102
Standard Deviation 1.22

27th place

Amnesia

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Dustin Rhodes

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Score 2.40
Votes Cast 112
Standard Deviation 1.54

28th place

Curse of Manorland

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James King

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Score 2.20
Votes Cast 70
Standard Deviation 1.17

29th place

The Fat Lardo and the Rubber Ducky

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Anonymous

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Score 2.19
Votes Cast 118
Standard Deviation 1.94

30th place

Rape, Pillage, Galore!

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Kristian Kirsfeldt

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Score 2.14
Votes Cast 78
Standard Deviation 2.08