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Starry Seeksorrow

Starry Seeksorrow, by Caleb Wilson, is one of the Commended entries from Shufflecomp Disc 2. The player-character is a doll, animated by magic to protect the child of two wizards – sometimes a Klaus, sometimes a Klara. The action is confined … Continue reading

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Shufflecomp Failure

With one thing and another, and to my great regret, I didn’t get a game made for Shufflecomp. Here’s some discussion of why, largely in the interests of Know Thyself, and because I think best in writing. (There’s also the … Continue reading

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ShuffleComp Disc 2: a music-inspired IF game jam

Last year around this time I ran ShuffleComp, a game jam / minicomp for interactive fiction inspired by music. Participants contributed eight song suggestions to the pot, got eight random songs back in return, then made games inspired (however loosely) by … Continue reading

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ShuffleComp Postmortem: Song Demographics

When people were submitting tracks to ShuffleComp, one question I got was about the age of the songs. Some people were using classic songs to illustrate some point or other, and, well, the IF community is, as gaming communities go, … Continue reading

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ShuffleComp Postmortem: How To Minicomp

One of the big reasons that I ran ShuffleComp in the first place is that I felt there was a need for moderate-pressure, fun-oriented comps in the IF space. Now that it’s done, I feel that we absolutely ought to have … Continue reading

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ShuffleComp Postmortem: Experimental Rules

One of the big objectives of ShuffleComp was to try out experimental approaches to comp-running. Minicomps, being one-offs with less pressure to serve as community pillars, seem like good places to try things out. So did I learn anything whatsoever?

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The Grand Shuffle

And now, the part you’ve all been waiting for: the full listing of tracks submitted to ShuffleComp. (Well, not quite full. These are only the songs that ended up being sent to authors – there’s a smaller, messier pile of supernumerary … Continue reading

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ShuffleComp Results

The votes have been counted. The Commended entries, in alphabetical order, are: An Earth Turning Slowly, by Mæja Stefánsson Groove Billygoat, by Efrain Finnell (Hanon Ondricek) HOLY ROBOT EMPIRE, by Ralph Gide (Caleb Wilson) Light My Way Home, by Venus … Continue reading

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ShuffleComp Unused Pseudonyms

The pseudonym rule for ShuffleComp was totally not my idea; Dan Fabulich came up with it, and it was refined by intfiction.org discussion. But it’s become one of the rules that I’m enjoying the most. It solves the problem that it … Continue reading

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ShuffleComp Update 2

With another update (kudos to the excellent Matt Weiner for hosting), Look Around The Corner is now on its proper, non-beta version; you should take a second look at it before voting if you’ve played it already. Also bear in mind … Continue reading

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