Speed-IF

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Speed-IF is a minicomp usually run from ifMUD and giving a two-hour (soft) limit to author a game based on a predetermined premise. Someone develops a premise from suggestions or from their own imagination. The first Speed-IF was done shortly after the 1998 IF Competition.

Here is a description of how Speed-IF came about: "I started the first Speed-IF back in October of 1998 because I had just finished coding Cattus Atrox and was going through what I call, 'Coding Withdrawal'. So I asked if anyone would be interested in a speed "IF" programming contest. We started at one hour and eventually realized that two hours was about the right amount of time. The games are usually setup with a madlib questionaire session, but there have been a few variations. The segmented SpeedIF worked well, if you ask me. The most important part though is that you have a good funny 'feel' for the evening. It lends to better games. We have almost always done these from the ifMUD on weekends at around 8pm to 10pm." - David Cornelson

The Speed-IF index was originally compiled by Gunther Schmidl at Four Coffees.

Select a year: 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2013 2014

Speed-IF Firsts

1998

  • Speed-IF 1 on October 2, 1998. The one room, two NPCs, and jealousy one.
  • Speed-IF 2 on October 29, 1998. The first Halloween one, at Neil deMause's NY apartment.
  • Speed-IF 3 on December 3, 1998. The morality play, deadly sins, and stymied transportation one.

1999

  • Speed-IF 4 on September 10, 1999. The Eiffel Tower, Nostadamus, and onion one.
  • Speed-IF 5 on November 21, 1999. The spy courier, "Pee On This!", and chalupa one.
  • Speed-IF 5.5 on November 26, 1999. The 'rock' and a color one.
  • Speed-IF 6 on November 27, 1999. The iceburg, Mr. Potato Head, and rollercoaster one.
  • Speed-IF 7 on December 2, 1999. The stowaway on an oil tanker one.
  • SpeedApocalypse on December 11, 1999. The apocalypse one.
  • Speed-IF 2000 on December 12, 1999. The Maasai, cows, and lion one.

2000

  • Speed-IF 8 on January 15, 2000. The freak accident leaves Seattle pantsless one.
  • Speed-IF 9 on April 14, 2000. The stairs, zippo lighter, and monster one.
  • Speed-IF 11 on May 29, 2000. The moving a dead body in stages one.
  • Speed-IF 10 on June 26, 2000. The 'stop the government' one.
  • Speed-IF 12 on July 13, 2000. The honoring Chuck Schmendiman with a surprise one.
  • Speed-IF 13 on August 1, 2000. The Chinese restaurant with animals one.
  • Speed-IF 14 on October 31, 2000. The second Halloween one, featuring black and orange.

2001

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2004

2005

  • Speed-IF Zombie on August 23, 2005. The 'holed up in the bunker with zombies coming' one.
  • Speed-IF Jacket 3 on August 28, 2005. The third book-jacket quotes one.

2006

2007

  • Speed-IF Introcomp on August 24-26, 2007. The Francophones have stolen the Spirit of Speed-IF one.
  • New Year's Speed on December 23-30, 2007. The mice in eggnog, and Hitler one.

2008

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2013

2014