Tag Archives: IF Comp 2017

Names in the Comp

I keep meaning to do this every comp, and then leave it too late and get self-conscious about self-indulgent overreading. But, look, I think naming is really important in writing. Outside of poetry, there are few places where the choice of … Continue reading

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IF Comp 2017 Roundup

Voting is closed in the 2017 IF Comp. I made it through all of the top-tier games in my triage system and had time for a scattering of assorted pieces after that; I haven’t played anywhere near every one of the … Continue reading

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IF Comp 2017: Measureless to Man

Measureless to Man (Ivan R) is an Inform game. It’s aiming for a weird-fiction / Lovecraftian horror kind of vibe: a doomed protagonist slouches towards an ominous fate for reasons which never become entirely clear. It’s a plot which is basically ‘weird … Continue reading

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IF Comp 2017: Insignificant Little Vermin

Insignificant Little Vermin (Filip Hracek) is a heroic-fantasy dungeon-crawl; the protagonist is an escaped slave in an orcish stronghold, and must fight their way out while doing as much damage as possible. There are illustrations. These are at their strongest when … Continue reading

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IF Comp 2017: Harbinger

In Harbinger (Kenna May, Twine) you play a talking crow on the run from an unleashed evil; initially isolated, you team up with a witch and her apprentice to deal with the apocalyptic threat. (Gosh, but this is a witchy … Continue reading

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IF Comp 2017: Eat Me

ME (regarding game list): I… guess I’d better play the vore game. CHORUS: Lord-a-mercy but that vore game is A Lot. ME: Yes. Yes it most certainly is. Eat Me (Chandler Groover) is a limited-parser Inform game. The main verb of … Continue reading

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IF Comp 2017: The Wizard Sniffer

The Wizard Sniffer (Buster Hudson) is an Inform game in which you play a pig guiding a heroic-fantasy Hero. It seems like precisely the kind of game that tends to perform well in the Comp environment: it’s a cheerful and mildly subversive … Continue reading

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