ShuffleComp Games Released!

(The comp is now over, and the results can be found in this post.)

Enfin, thirty-three games were submitted to ShuffleComp. Without further ado, they are:

1982, by Iblis Snowsdottir. Inspired by Red Barchetta, Rush
download | play onlinesolution

50 Shades of Jilting, by Lankly Lockers. Inspired by 50 Ways to Leave your Lover, Paul Simon
download | play online

Bound, by Starfinger X. Inspired by Soap and Water, Suzanne Vega
play online

Cryptophasia, by L. Starr Voronoi. Inspired by Chrome Country by Oneohtrix Point Never; and Didn’t You Kill My Brother? by Alexei Sayle
play online

The darkness of mere being, by a lost kitten. Inspired by Harebrained Scheme, by Freezepop; Arcticaby Amberian Dawn; Death by Robot, by Feed Me; and Drive, by Marissa Nadler
play online

Dead Man’s Party, by Morrissey. Inspired by Dead Man’s Party, by Oingo Boingo
download

An Earth Turning Slowly, by Mæja Stefánsson. Inspired by Firefliesby Owl City
play online

Eight Miles High, by Lambert Lambert. Inspired by Eight Miles High, by The Byrds
download

Fallout Shelter, by Histroy Gloam. Inspired by Fallout Shelterby Peter Scott Sellers
download | play online

Fallout Shelter, by Amadeo Voss. Inspired by Fallout Shelter, by Dore Alpert
play online

Flotsam and Driftwood, by Conrad Elton. Inspired by Home by the Sea, by Genesis
download | play online | walkthrough

Groove Billygoat, by Efrain Finnell. Inspired by Smooth Criminal, by Michael Jackson
download | play online

HOLY ROBOT EMPIRE, by Ralph Gide. Inspired by… play to find out
download | play online

Illuminate, by Summer del Mono. Inspired by Marble, by House of Love.
download | play online

Invisible Parties, by Psychopup. Inspired by Could This Really Be The End, by Emily Wells
download | play online

The Legend of Wooley Swamp, by Elizabeth Jones. Inspired by The Legend of Wooley Swamp, by The Charley Daniels Band
play online

Light My Way Home, by Venus Hart. Inspired by Light Up My Room, by Barenaked Ladies
download | play online

Little Bird, by Dick Dawson. Inspired by Little Birdby Hexes & Ohs
play online

Lobster Bucket, by Lady Tallhat. Inspired by Lobster Bucket, by The Aquabats!
download | play online

Look Around the Corner, by Robert Whitlock. Inspired by Look Around the Corner, by Quantic & Alice Russell with the Combo Bárbaro
download

Mirrorwife, by Virgil Caine. Inspired by Over the Hills And Far Away, by Nightwish
play online

Monkey and Bear, by the opposite of sublimation. Inspired by Monkey and Bear, by Joanna Newsom
download | play online

More, by Erin Canterbury. Inspired by The Witch’s Promise by Jethro Tull, As Cold As It Gets by Patty Griffin, More by Steven Sondheim and Madonna,  Broken Household Appliance National Forest by Grandaddy, No Cars Go by Arcade Fire, Five Minutes by Lorrie Morgan, Girlfriend in a Coma by The Smiths, and Haunted by Sinead O’Connor and Shane MacGowan
download | play online

Nothing but Flowers, by Crabby O’Crankypants. Inspired by (Nothing but) Flowers, by Talking Heads
play online

Nova HeartL Don’t Be Standing Around While the Earth Dies Screaming, or: Who Is To Blame When the Owls Leave Candy Jail?, by Zenith J Clangor. Inspired by Nova Heart by Spoons, Who Is To Blame by Eric Wainaina, Candy Jail by Silver Jews, The Owls Go by Architecture in Helsinki, The Earth Dies Screaming by UB40,  Waiting Around by Smoking Popes, and Don’t Be Upset by Jeffrey Lewis
play online

Out the Window, by Bramble Bobonong. Inspired by Out the Window, by Violent Femmes
play online

The Peccary Myth, by Pergola Cavendish. Inspired by The Adventures of Greggary Peccaryby Frank Zappa
play online | walkthrough

Sequitur, by Tin Foil Jenny. Inspired by Il Est Cinq Heures Paris S’eveille, by Jacques Dutronc; House of the Rising Sun, by The Animals; Hot Dog, by Chris Powell; and Solid Gold, by The Golden Filter
download | play online

Sparkle, by Karly Di Caprio. Inspired by Equivalenciesby King Missile
download | play online | walkthrough

A Summer’s Rose, by Jed Brockett. Inspired by Tam Lin, by Fairport Convention
play online

Tea and Toast, by Maria del Pangolin. Inspired by Tea and Toast, by Lucy Spraggan
download | play online

Truth, by John Earthling. Inspired by Truth!, by Ruthie Foster
download | play online

White Houses, by Mr. Stamp. Inspired by White Houses, by Vanessa Carlton
download | play online


I’m figuring out online-play things (slightly more complicated than I anticipated) as I go, but for now there’s a .zip file (approx. 20 MB) containing every game. (Many thanks to Matt Weiner for hosting.)

Voting is open (many thanks to Rikard Peterson for serving as official ballot-counter), and will remain open until the end of the month.

A final game was disqualified, on the grounds that a Seltani age can’t reasonably satisfy the following rule:

I want to make a game in a certain platform. Is that cool?
The only restriction on platforms is that the game you submit must be playable as-is, not reliant on being hosted on a specific server or website. (This doesn’t forbid hosting elsewhere – but if your game breaks if hosted on the IF Archive or played offline, that’s a problem.)

At present, Seltani games only run on the Seltani server. It would be possible to set up another Seltani server and to rebuild (not import) the age in it – but that would be a process more akin to porting a game than simply rehosting it. I encourage you to play it anyway, but it’s being excluded from the voting.

 Barbetween by Jason McIntosh. Inspired by Between the Bars by Elliott Smith.

Discussion Guidelines

You can talk about games wherever and however you please. You are politely requested, however, not to share any information that you may have about secret author identities, even if it’s only by way of speculation, and regardless of how careless authors are about concealing them.

Bear in mind that any review posted of a game will count as a bonus Yes vote for it, regardless of the review’s content. If you want to post a negative review without lending aid to the game in question, you can always wait until after voting closes. (Abuse this system at your peril.)

Have fun, all!

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14 Responses to ShuffleComp Games Released!

  1. Jason Dyer says:

    Looks like the zip file now includes the previous zip file inside of it so it is twice as big as it needs to be.

  2. You’ve got an extra space (%20) at the end of the link to “Chrome Country”, breaking it.

  3. matt w says:

    Whoops, Jason, sorry about the double-sized zip; that’s my fault (due to the way I originally uploaded the files). I think there’s another file correction coming which will require another rezipping; when I do that I’ll take care of the issue.

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  5. matt w says:

    I accidentally took the .zip file down, but it should be up now (and updated).

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