Welcome to IFComp 2004, the competition for short text adventures.
16 November: The results are in! Congratulations to the the top three games: Luminous Horizon, Blue Chairs, and All Things Devours, as well as to all authors for entering and all judges for voting. The full results are available below.
7 October: The game Escape from Auriga has been disqualified for violating Author Rule 1: do not base your game upon works currently under copyright without the copyright holder's permission.
6 October: The author of Die Vollkommene Masse has withdrawn the game from the competition.
3 October: There are some issues with HyperTADS and some of the TADS games. If you have problems running the TADS game on a Mac, make sure you have the latest version of HyperTADS.
2 October: The game The Realm was inadvertently left out of the Comp04.z5 front-end. If you are using Comp04.z5 and your copy does not list The Realm, please download the updated version.
The competition has ended, and the results are now available. The top three games are Luminous Horizon, Blue Chairs, and All Things Devours. The winners of the Miss Congeniality Contest, chosen by the authors themselves, are Blue Chairs, Sting of the Wasp, and Gamlet.
For the last ten years, the readers of the Usenet newsgroup rec.arts.int-fiction have held a yearly interactive fiction competition. For fans of the old Infocom games as well as for newcomers to the genre, the competition is a chance to enjoy some of the best short adventure games available anywhere.
The organizer for the 2004 competition is Stephen Granade. Thanks go to all who have volunteered their time and energy to make this competition happen over the years. Special thanks go to Mark Musante, Lucian Smith, Misty Granade, Allen Garvin, and Pete Seebach.