ParserComp 2015

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ParserComp 2015 is a ranked, long-form game jam for parser works, organized by Carolyn VanEseltine. The theme (optional) for the competition is "sunrise".

Dates

  • Writing window: November 1, 2014 through February 1, 2015.
  • Polish window: February 1, 2015 through February 14, 2015.
  • Voting window: February 16, 2015 through March 14, 2015.

Deadlines are at 11:59 P.M. Eastern Standard Time on the day listed above.

Entries

14 games were released on February 16, 2015. The top three games overall were:

  1. Chlorophyll (Steph Cherrywell; Glulx).
  2. Oppositely Opal (Buster Hudson; Glulx).
  3. Delphina's House (Alice Grove; Glulx).

The other entries were (in alphabetical order):

Awards

There were six award categories (but no prizes). Anyone who didn't participate in the competition (eg: organizer, author) could judge. Judges awarded scores from 1 to 5 for each entry in each category. Judges must have played at least half of the entries in the competition.

Here are the categories and the results:

Award category 1st place 2nd place 3rd place
Best Writing Chlorophyll Oppositely Opal Six Gray Rats Crawl Up The Pillow
Best Story Chlorophyll Oppositely Opal Delphina's House
Best Puzzles Oppositely Opal Chlorophyll Delphina's House
Best Use of Theme ("Sunrise") Chlorophyll Terminator Chaser Endless Sands
Best Technical Oppositely Opal Delphina's House Chlorophyll
Best Overall Chlorophyll Oppositely Opal Delphina's House

Links

Reviews

See also: ParserComp review thread at intfiction.org.