Six games were released on July 18, 2012:
- The Bafflingly Casual Adventures of No One of Significant Import (Robb Kinnison; Quest).
- Belief (Justin de Vesine; Glulx).
- Compliance (Chris Conley; Glulx).
- GENESIS (ML; Z-Code 8).
- Resonance (Nereida Scales; ChoiceScript).
- Wasteland (Taylor Melton; ChoiceScript).
- Intent to Enter Deadline: June 15, 2012.
- Introductions Submission Deadline: July 15, 2012. (Extended to July 16, 2012.)
- Voting Deadline: August 15, 2012, midnight Eastern.
- Ceremony: (probably) August 19, 2012.
- IntroComp homepage.
- IntroComp 2012 Preliminary Announcement - Interactive Fiction Community Forum, May 2, 2012.
- IntroComp 2012 Official Announcement - Interactive Fiction Community Forum, May 27, 2012.
- IntroComp 2012 Entries Released, Voting Open - Interactive Fiction Community Forum, July 18, 2012.