Winners of the 2009 IFComp

1st place

Rover's Day Out

Cover art for Rover's Day Out

Jack Welch and Ben Collins-Sussman

Three hundred years ago, the Brazilian Space Agency discovered a rocky exoplanet only 38 light years from Earth. With a surface temperature of 1200 Celcius and nine times Earth gravity, it's hardly the sort of place you'd take your dog walkies. Most days.

This work also won 1st place in the 2009 Miss Congeniality Awards.

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2nd place

Broken Legs

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Sarah Morayati

A blurb? They expect you to write? You're Lottie Plum so you're not going into writing. You sing. And dance and act up a storm while everyone else can only manage a puddle. You belong at Bridger. No matter what it takes.

This work also won 3rd place (tie) in the 2009 Miss Congeniality Awards.

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3rd place

Snowquest
A Curious Tale

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Eric Eve

You've been on your quest so long you've almost forgotten what it is all about, but now you are nearing your destination -- if only you can stay alive long enough in this frozen wilderness to reach it.

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4th place

The Duel That Spanned the Ages
Episode 1: The Age of Machines

Oliver Ullmann

A frantic struggle for survival in hard vacuum.

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5th place

Earl Grey

Rob Dubbin and Adam Parrish

A game about a tea party, a monarchy, and the unpredictability of language.

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6th place

The Duel in the Snow
A Tale of Old Russia


7th place

Resonance

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8th place

Interface

Ben Vegiard

What happens when your favorite Uncle, a successful electronics company owner, has you try out his latest invention? Of course, something goes amiss and you must struggle to set it all right or suffer the consequences. Deliberately “Old School” romp.

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9th place

Byzantine Perspective
A Straightforward Burglary

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Lea Albaugh (writing as “Lea”)

Your task is simple enough. Just nab the chalice.

This work also won 3rd place (tie) in the 2009 Miss Congeniality Awards.

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10th place

Grounded in Space
An Inadvertent Adventure

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Matt Wigdahl

Testing your homebuilt rocket engine outside sounded like a good idea, until you incinerated Mom's greenhouse.

Now Dad thinks that a few weeks away from the home asteroid mining the Belt alone might teach you some self-reliance and caution...

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11th place

Yon Astounding Castle! of some sort

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Duncan Bowsman (writing as “Tiberius Thingamus”)

In this adventure, findeth ye olde treasures from within yon castle. Maketh friends as ye o'ercome meddlesome goblins! Outwitteth ye riddling gnome! Resizeth ye belts & belt-like things!

Can ye getteth all o' ye treasures & defeateth ye evil wizard?

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12th place

Condemned

Mark Jones (writing as “a Delusioned Teenager”)

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13th place

Eruption
A tectonic excitement

Richard Bos

You have just woken up, in a cave, with a hangover, and something is rumbling. And it isn't your stomach.

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14th place

Beta Tester

Darren Ingram

The goal is discovery. The fun is walking around and doing and seeing, with an emphasis on games and puzzles.

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15th place

The Ascot
A Shake 'n Nod Adventure

Duncan Bowsman

A City Park Underground Y/N CYOA. Straightforward and slangy.

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16th place

Spelunker's Quest

Tom Murrin

Your objective is to stay alive and find a way out of the cave. Staying alive will be no easy task and to reach the maximum score, you'll need to find all of the hidden treasure!

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17th place

The Believable Adventures of an Invisible Man

Hannes Schueller

The story of a lab assistant who managed to turn himself invisible after years of private research. Driven by anger built up over the years of social isolation, he's out to have his revenge on his boss, his colleagues and the world in general.

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18th place

The Grand Quest
An interactive struggle

Owen Parish

You've spent the best part of your life as a man dreaming of the goblet.

You seek it. While you've had a job, a family, your thoughts were always looking forward, dwelling on

The Grand Quest

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19th place

Star Hunter
An interstellar treasure-hunting puzzle game

Chris K.

Explore amazing ruins. Seek out mysterious treasures. Risk all you own in trade at the Android Bazaar - to find the priceless lying Bear of Deneb.

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20th place

GATOR-ON, Friend to Wetlands!


21st place

Gleaming the Verb


22nd place

zork, buried chaos
zork, buried chaos

Brad Renshaw (writing as “bloodbath”)

You were exploring the underground empire when there was an earthquake and it caved in! You have to escape!

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23rd place

Trap Cave
incl. NXI release 1.1 (Win32/Linux)

Emilian Kowalewski

First complete fantasy adventure in english and german for my advanced MC & CYOA system Node-X (V1.1, Generation 1). Short demo for writing your own Node-X games included, as well as Win32 and Linux executables of interpreter. Enjoy!

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24th place

The Hangover

Will Conine (writing as “Red conine”)

The Hangover is the story of you. You awake in your apartment with an unknown women and your bank informing you that you changed your name last night. The goal? Get the approval form in triplicate to get the name on your debit card changed!

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