Welcome to IFComp 2006, the competition for short text adventures.
4 December: Thanks to Mike Snyder, there are once again IF Competition t-shirts available. You have until December 17th to order your shirts. Buy one now and turn your body into a living billboard for interactive fiction.
16 November: Results! Congratulations to the top three games: Floatpoint, The Primrose Path, and The Elysium Enigma. The winners of the Miss Congeniality Contest, chosen by the authors themselves, are Delightful Wallpaper, The Elysium Enigma, and Floatpoint. Congratulations also to all the authors for entering and all judges for voting. The full results are available below.
17 October: The Glulx game Floatpoint does not run properly under the version of Git bundled with Gargoyle 2006-09-17. If you instruct Gargoyle to use glulxe.exe, which is also bundled with Gargoyle, instead of git.exe, the game will run properly.
16 October: The file for the Windows game Visocica was labeled as Visocica.exe, but it was actually a .zip file. If you cannot get the game to run, rename the file to Visocica.zip and unzip that file.
9 October: The z-code game Labyrinth does not run properly under Gargoyle 2006-09-17, Spatterlight, or Zoom: the "take <n>" command that is required at a given point does not work properly. It does work under Frotz. If you run into problems playing Labyrinth and you are using a non-Frotz interpreter, please switch to a Frotz variant for this game.
2 October: There is now a page that shows all information about entered games that does not require you to log in as a judge.
2 October: The game Yasmina's Quest has been withdrawn from the competition for being previously released. Also, we have two minor corrections to the competition files. One, the game file for Floatpoint (in /glulx/floatpoint/) should be floatpoint.gblorb. The game will work either way, but .gblorb files have the correct interpreter association on platforms like Windows. Two, the walkthru file for Aunts and Butlers (in /web/auntsandbutlers/) should be walkthru.txt.
30 September: Authors have uploaded their games, which are currently being processed. The games will be available in a bit.
30 April: The web site is open for business. Authors may sign up, while those who are interested can learn more about how to judge in the competition or can donate prizes.
The competition has ended, and the results are now available. The top three games are Floatpoint, The Primrose Path, and The Elysium Enigma. The winners of the Miss Congeniality Contest, chosen by the authors themselves, are Delightful Wallpaper, The Elysium Enigma, and Floatpoint.
For the last twelve 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.