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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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