8th Annual New Year's Interactive Fiction Event

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This is the eighth in a series of New Year's minicomps. The organizer is Juhana Leinonen.



Bummed that IFComp is ending already? Spring Thing still too far away? Then aren't you glad that it's time to announce

The 8th Annual New Year's Interactive Fiction Event

The traditional New Year's Event celebrates the end of a year and the beginning of another with an informal game jam. There's no judging or scoring, only the pure joy of being creative.

Write a game, story or make anything else following the usual themes:

  • Make anything you want
  • Finish a work-in-progress

And also as usual, there are no rules: if you ask "is [something] allowed," the answer is "yes" (although entries that are outright illegal or made in bad faith will be discarded.) Want to give one of your old works a polish? Go right ahead! Want to test how your ParserComp entry fares in front of a real audience? Now's your chance! Want to present a live webcast interpretation about the essence of the Zork thief through the medium of Inuit folk dancing? Nothing could be better!

The results will be enjoyed over at ifMUD during the weekly ClubFloyd session at noon EST (5 pm GMT) on Sunday, January 4th. If you wish to have the game played in ClubFloyd, send it to newyears@nitku.net by 8 am GMT on Sunday, January 4th, 2015. That's Sunday morning in Europe and around midnight between Saturday and Sunday in the Americas. If you miss the deadline you're free to publish the work anyway as part of the event.

To be playable in ClubFloyd the story file must be made with ADRIFT, AGT, ChoiceScript, Hugo, Inform (glulx or Z-machine), TADS 2 or TADS 3. All other formats are of course welcome, they just can't be played in ClubFloyd. Send the files or a link to online content anyway so that it can be included in the event result announcement.

The entries will be uploaded to the IF Archive afterwards. If you don't want that to happen, mention it in your email.

On behalf of the organizers, thanks and have fun!


  • The minicomp begins: November 15, 2014
  • Submission deadline: 08:00 GMT, January 4, 2015.
  • Release date: January 4, 2015.