IFComp 2018

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IFComp 2018
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Competition Schedule

As per the "about the Competition" webpage:

  • July 1, 2018: Competition website opens for intents to enter.
  • September 1, 2018: Last day to submit intents.
  • September 28, 2018: Last day to submit entries.
  • October 1, 2018: Games are released to the public, and voting begins.
  • November 15, 2018: Voting deadline. Competition results are announced shortly afterwards (recording of livestream).

All deadlines are at 11:59 PM Eastern time on the given dates.


77 entries were released on October 1st, 2018. Results announced in November!

  1. Alias 'The Magpie' (J. J. Guest).
  2. Bogeyman (Elizabeth Smyth).
  3. Animalia (Ian Michael Waddell).
  4. Grimnoir (ProP).
  5. Erstwhile (Maddie Fialla and Marijke Perry).
  6. The master of the land (Pseudavid).
  7. Junior Arithmancer (Mike Spivey).
  8. Ürs (Christopher Hayes and Daniel Talsky of Rabbit, Rabbit).
  9. Cannery Vale (Hanon Ondricek as Keanhid Connor).
  10. Lux (Agnieszka Trzaska).
  11. Basilica de Sangre (Bitter Karella).
  12. Dungeon Detective (Wongalot with art by Caitlin Mulvihill).
  13. Within a circle of water and sand (Romain).
  14. En Garde (Jack Welch), tied with
    Ostrich (Jonathan Laury).
  15. Terminal Interface for Models RCM301-303 (Victor Gijsbers as VigiMech Corporation).
  16. The Origin of Madame Time (Mathbrush).
  17. I.A.G. Alpha (Serhii Mozhaiskyi).
  18. Dead Man's Fiesta (Ed Sibley).
  19. DEVOTIONALIA (G. Grimoire), tied with
    The Temple of Shorgil (Arthur DiBianca).
  20. They Will Not Return (John Ayliff).
  21. Tethered (Linus Åkesson).
  22. Charming (Kaylah Facey).
  23. Dynamite Powers vs. the Ray of Night! (Mike Carletta).
  24. Re: Dragon (Jack Welch).
  25. Writers Are Not Strangers (Lynda Clark).
  26. Ailihphilia (N. Y. Llewellyn).
  27. Abbess Otillia's Life and Death (A.B.).
  28. Diddlebucker! (J. Michael).
  29. Six Silver Bullets (William Dooling).
  30. Railways of Love (Provodnik Games).
  31. The Forgotten Tavern (Peter M.J. Gross).
  32. Adventures with Fido (Lucas C. Wheeler), tied with
    Bi Lines (Norbez).
  33. Haywire (Wade).
  34. LET'S ROB A BANK (Bethany Nolan).
  35. StupidRPG (Steven Richards).
  36. The Mouse Who Woke Up For Christmas (Luke A. Jones).
  37. I Should Have Been That I Am (E. K. Wagner).
  38. Pegasus (Michael Kielstra).
  39. Polish the Glass (Keltie Wright).
  40. Into the Lair (Kenna).
  41. Stone of Wisdom (Kenneth Pedersen).
  42. A Woman's Choice (Katie Benson).
  43. Border Reivers (Vivienne Dunstan).
  44. Careless Talk (Diana Rider).
  45. Tower (Ryan Tan).
  46. Bullhockey! (B F Lindsay).
  47. Time Passed (Davis G. See).
  48. Dream Pieces 2 (Iam Curio).
  49. Intelmission (Martyna Wasiluk), tied with
    The King of the World (G.A. Millsteed).
  50. Murder at the Manor (Obter9).
  51. smooch.click (Devon Guinn).
  52. Flowers of Mysteria (David Sweeney).
  53. + = x (Chandler Groover).
  54. Tohu wa Bohu (Alex Wesley Moore).
  55. Eunice (Gita Ryaboy).
  56. Instruction Set (Jared Jackson).
  57. Anno 1700 (Finn Rosenløv).
  58. The Addicott Manor (Intudia).
  59. Dreamland (eejitlikeme).
  60. Awake (Soham Sevak).
  61. Space Punk Moon Tour (J_J).
  62. The Broken Bottle (The Affinity Forge team with lead author John Irvin).
  63. Escape from Dinosaur Island (Richard Pettigrew).
  64. Dilemma (Leonora).
  65. Birmingham IV (Peter Emery).
  66. H.M.S. Spaceman (Nat Quayle Nelson and Diane Cai), tied with
    Shackles of Control (Sly Merc).
  67. A Final Grind (nrsm_ha).
  68. And You May Find Yourself (VPC).
  69. Let's Explore Geography! Canadian Commodities Trader Simulation Exercise (Carter Sande).
  70. Nightmare Adventure (Laurence Emms and Vibha Laljani).
  71. Campfire Tales (Matthew Deline).
  72. Linear Love (Tom Delanoy).

2018 Miss Congeniality Awards

These awards were voted by the authors of the entries.

  1. Alias 'The Magpie' (J. J. Guest).
  2. Junior Arithmancer (Mike Spivey).
  3. Bogeyman (Elizabeth Smyth).



See also: IFcomp 2018 reviews at intfiction.org, and 24th Annual IF Competition Reviews by Reviewer.

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