Spring Thing 2023

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Spring Thing 2023
Part of series Spring Thing
Website https://springthing.net/2023/
Organiser MathBrush
Event dates
Registration begins 1 Feb 2023
Registration ends 1 Mar 2023
Submissions due 2 Apr 2023
Voting begins 12 Apr 2023
Voting ends 13 May 2023
Results announced 16 May 2023
Best in Show Protocol
Best in Show Repeat the Ending
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Held annually since 2002, Spring Thing is a smaller, more informal counterweight to the busier fall Interactive Fiction Competition. Over the years, games have often debuted here that went on to become influential in the IF world or larger indie games scene.

Rather than a competition with rankings, the Thing focuses on bringing together new text games of all kinds: choice-based stories, gamebooks, hypertext fictions, visual novels, text adventures, narrative roguelikes, and wild new experiments.

Spring Thing especially welcomes diverse voices and populations traditionally underrepresented in gaming, including women, people of color, queer and LGBT+ folks, and blind, neuro-diverse, or disabled creators. People from all walks of life should feel encouraged to participate as players, authors, or reviewers.

Entrants to the Main Festival can be nominated for a “Best In Show” ribbon, and all entries are eligible for custom “Audience Award” ribbons. Prize donors also gift fun, unique prizes, which Main Festival entrants have a chance to receive.