SeedComp! 2023

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SeedComp! 2023
Part of series SeedComp!
Website [http:// ]
Organisers Pinkunz, manonamora, Milo van Mesdag, Lucian P. Smith, Daniel M. Stelzer
Event dates
Submissions begin 7 Dec 2022
Submissions due 7 Jan 2023
Submissions begin 9 Jan 2023
Submissions due 1 Mar 2023
Voting begins 3 Mar 2023
Voting ends 4 Apr 2023
Results announced 7 Apr 2023
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SeedComp! 2023 was the inaugural SeedComp!, running from late 2022 to spring 2023.


The Planting Round ran from 7 December 2022 until 7 January 2023, during which creators could submit 'seeds' as a base of inspiration for the following round. There were 69 entries submitted that year.

The Sprouting Round ran from 9 January until 1 March 2023, during which participants were asked to submit a game based or inspired by at least one 'seed' from the previous round. There were 18 entries submitted for this round.

The voting process spanned from 3 March until 4 April 2023 (extended from 31 March to avoid clashing with the Spring Thing), which allowed players to vote for 'awards' and submit 'stickers' to games and seeds. The results were announced on 7 April.


Game Awards

  • Best Overall: the game the player felt was the most worthy winner of SeedComp!
  • Best Story: the game with the story the player thought was best.
  • Best Technical: the game with the cleanest/most satisfying interactions, with the fewest bugs.
  • Best UI/Visual: the game with the best visual experience.
  • Best Prose/Writing: the game with the best text.
  • Best Puzzles: the game that contained the best puzzle or puzzles in all the games.
  • Most Sequel-worthy: the game the player most hoped gets a sequel.
  • Best Seed Subversion: the game that took one or more of its seeds in the most unexpected direction.
  • Best Seed Hybridization: the game that combined two or more seeds in the most satisfying way.

Seed Awards

  • Best Seed
  • Most Innovative Seed


The voters could also submit 'stickers', a unique award, as little phrases or title, to hand out in recognition of a thing that particular seed or game did well.