Winners of the 2011 IFComp

1st place

Taco Fiction

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Ryan Veeder @rcveeder rcveeder@me.com

Taco Fiction is a game about crime.

This work also won 1st place in the 2011 Miss Congeniality Awards.

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2nd place

Six

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Wade Clarke

Your name is Harriet Leitner, and you and your twin sister Demi turned six this morning! You're having a fancy dress birthday party, and this afternoon you'll be playing Hide and Seek Tip over in the park. You can't wait to catch all your friends.

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3rd place

The Play
A dress rehearsal gone horribly wrong

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Deirdra Kiai

Pull yourself together, Ainsley. Just one more rehearsal until the big day, assuming nothing catastrophic happens. But really, all you have to do is get your motley crew of actors to run their parts once through from beginning to end. How hard can it be?

This work also won 2nd place in the 2011 Miss Congeniality Awards.

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4th place

Escape From Santaland

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Jason Ermer

Ugh. Christmastime at the mall. The last place you want to be, during the worst time of year to be there.

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5th place

PataNoir

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Simon Christiansen

The Baron's daughter is missing, and you are the man to find her. No problem. With your inexhaustible arsenal of hard-boiled similes, there is nothing you can't handle.

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6th place

The Life (and Deaths) of Doctor M

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Edmund Wells

Your vision clears as you gently land in an endless landscape. There is the wind, a bleak and chill thing. And there is your sense of uncertainty: You don't know which way to go. Or, maybe, which way you went.

This work also won 3rd place (tie) in the 2011 Miss Congeniality Awards.

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7th place

Beet the Devil

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Carolyn VanEseltine @mossdogmusic

Your dog is gone. She must be brought. You have a beet (and some other vegetables).

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8th place

Kerkerkruip

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Victor Gijsbers

Kerkerkruip is a dungeon crawling game that brings interactive fiction and rogue-likes together. With a randomly generated dungeon and a complex world model, every game is different and exciting. Success can only be achieved through tactics and strategy.

This work also won 3rd place (tie) in the 2011 Miss Congeniality Awards.

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9th place

Cana According To Micah

Rev. Stephen Dawson

Being an account of the wedding at Cana, by the servant Micah; in which further details, doubtlessly apocryphal, are given of the event, including his contention with a surly Baptist, an interfering orphan, and a proliferation of women named Mary.

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10th place

A Comedy of Error Messages

Adam Le Doux

A loyal but punctilious PC attempts to save its master from taking part in a disastrous blind-date, set up through the MMORPG Realms of Realmland.

Note: credits for Beta Testers can be found with the "credits" command in-game or in the walkthrough file

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11th place

The Binary

Bloomengine

The Timeline must be sanctified. Relive the same few minutes over and over again, attempting to stop a bullet from changing history.

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12th place

Tenth Plague

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Lynnea Dally

You are thrust into earthly existence to fulfill the tenth and final plague.

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13th place (tie)

Cursed

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Nick Rogers

Accused of murdering your best friend, you are about to face the death penalty. But instead you are cursed, transformed into a beast and begin an epic journey to unravel the mystery of the real murderer, why your friend was killed, and undo the curse.

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13th place (tie)

Ted Paladin And The Case Of The Abandoned House

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Anssi Räisänen

Known for your text adventure skills, you have been called in for help to reveal the secrets of a locked, abandoned house scheduled to be demolished soon. Can you manage the task bestowed upon you?

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15th place

Cold Iron
A hot summer's tale

Lyman Clive Charles

Your good axe has gone missing. Reverd Pearson would say you're a careless lunkhead who'd lose his ear if it wasn't nailed on. You figure he's right, a man of the cloth, but that doesn't mean piskeys didn't steal the thing...

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16th place

It

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Emily Boegheim @emilyboegheim emily.boegheim@gmail.com

The rules of the game are easy. I'm It, so I go and hide. You and the others count to 50, then you have to look for me. If you find me, you have to get into the hiding spot with me. If you're the last person still looking for me, then you lose. Got it?

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17th place

Andromeda Awakening

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Marco Innocenti

The most important discovery in history. And then, the whole world goes crumbling down. Armed with but a computer and an expired railway ticket, how can one expect to save the day when the doomsday clock has begun ticking...?

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18th place

Keepsake
An Interactive Act of Vengeance

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Savaric

The planning was easy. Committing the murder was easy. But getting away with it? That's another thing. --- Keepsake is a short, surreal story about vengeance and its consequences.

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19th place

Sentencing Mr Liddell

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I-K. Huuhtanen

"The time has come", the Teacher says, "to talk of many sins: of wives and mums and unloved sons (of where it all begins), and why it's really all your fault, and whether no-one wins."

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20th place

Calm
A game of postapocalyptic relaxation

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Joey Jones and Melvin Rangasamy

Since the spores came the future has been a happier place. How could it not be? For now stress is fatal and all who remain alive must remain calm...

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21st place

The Guardian

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Lutein Hawthorne

A beginner level fantasy quest, made to be straightforward to finish without previous IF experience. Small feelies, an instruction book and MIDI music, are included.

Online play temporarily unavailable (feelies missing, please download).

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22nd place

The Hours

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Robert Patten

Your new job as a time traveler may be harder than you thought.

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23rd place

Blind
Who says blindness is a handicap?

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Arman

A creep kidnaps you, a blind woman. But you're not as disabled as you look - who says blindness is a handicap? (Note: some violence, brief textual nudity, and generally scary themes; suggested PG-13 rating)

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24th place

The Myothian Falcon

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Andy Joel

"That day, the 9th of June, 3145, started out like any other, perhaps a little hotter than usual. Then Maisy DeValle entered his office."

Vic Gantry, P.I., has a new client. She is wanted for the murder of her rich husband, Lawrence.

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25th place

Last Day of Summer

Cameron Fox

It's the last day of summer, and you're old enough now to go into town by yourself.

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26th place

Death of Schlig

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Peter Timony

Schlig is kidnapped by aliens and turned into a mutant eyeball freak by their experiments. Now Schlig must use his eyes in ways that no human was ever intended to in order to escape from the aliens and find a way back to Earth before he gets eaten.

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27th place

Fan Interference

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Andrew Schultz

The 2003 Cubs are on the brink of the World Series. It's game 6, and they're even going to take a late 3-0 lead in the clinching game. They won't keep it.

Unless you, who just got kicked off the bus near Wrigley Field, prevent that.

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28th place

Playing Games


29th place

How Suzy Got Her Powers

David Whyld

You're Suzy Loman: mild-mannered waitress by day, superheroine by night. Well... at the present time that's only 50% true. The superheroine part you're still working on...

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30th place

Return to Camelot

Po. Prune

One minute you're at your office worrying about your finances and the next you're face to face with Merlin the wizard of Camelot. If you help him protect Queen Guinevere, he'll help you get back to your own time, and reward you too.

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31st place

Awake the Mighty Dread
A Faerwhile Tale

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Lyle Skains

You wake up on a train in a strange world, knowing only that if you sleep, the nightmares return. But someone else is also lost, and you must find him, or else the nightmares will capture you forever.

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32nd place

The Ship of Whimsy

U. N. Owen

The Ship of Whimsy is almost ready to set sail...

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33rd place

Operation Extraction

Ming-Yee Iu

Rescue Dr. Galland, a bio-weapons specialist, from the Dawn Militia.

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34th place

Professor Frank


35th place

Dead Hotel

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Comazombie

Escape from a zombie-infested hotel by fighting or shooting your way out in this short CYOA survival horror adventure.

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36th place

Fog Convict
When a heavy fog rolls in, college life gets a touch more interesting...

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Arman

There's a convict loose, a fog that just won't go away, and you're pretty sure your dorm mate just blew up his microwave. Just another day in college, right?

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37th place

Luster

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Jared Smith

In the outskirts of a deserted town, the adventurer carefully explore, looking for rare gems.

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38th place

Vestiges
Stumbling through Darkness

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Josephine Wynter

In the absence of reality, perception must suffice... You awake in a grave, with no memory of who you are or what happened to you. Using the items around you, you must escape the entity pursuing you and uncover the astounding truth of your origin.

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