The path of a comp organiser ne’er ran smooth. A number of changes:
- For confusing reasons, three games, Little Bird, The Legend of Wooley Swamp and Out the Window, got uploaded in their original beta-submission versions. This is now fixed; if you’ve already played them, you are requested to replay before voting.
- One game, Illuminate, was submitted on time but got left out in the chaos (my fault entirely). It is now included.
- Two games, Nova Heart: Don’t Be Around While the Earth Dies Screaming and Lobster Bucket, didn’t make the final deadline, for reasons that are understandable but nonetheless the author’s responsibility. In a more serious comp, I’d consider this tough luck; but given the lower-stakes, looser-enforcement mood of the event, I’m going to allow them in anyway.
This brings the total number of games to thirty-three (and thus the Commended entries to ten.)
Finally, if you plan on writing reviews during the voting period, there’s now a thread on intfiction.org to either post reviews or link to them. (It’ll make my life easier when the time comes to count them up.)