Interactive Fiction Competition 2009

Last year we had a lot games to go with the horror theme of October, like Afflicted, Escape From The Underworld, Red Moon, The Lucubrator, and let's not forget Dracula's Crypt. But this year I didn't see any of that. Though there were a lot more science-fiction games, and since I love sci-fi, I can't say I'm against it.

I'd like to thank all the authors for all the work they put into their games, I didn't see any joke games or really, really, short games this year. It seemed like the authors tried to go a little farther telling complete stories. That's kind of incuraging with the bar into IF lowered.

As with last year, I have all my transcripts from games that could generate one. If any author would like to have my transcript for thier game feel free to send me an e-mail, and for the full results of the competition go here.

9 - Rover's Day Out by Jack Welch and Ben Collins-Sussman
9 - Snowquest by Eric Eve
8 - The Duel That Spanned the Ages by Oliver Ullmann
8 - Resonance by Matt Scarpino
7 - The Duel in the Snow by Utkonos
7 - Spelunker's Quest by Tom Murrin
7 - Gleaming the Verb by Kevin Jackson-Mead
6 - Interface by Ben Vegiard
6 - Condemned by a Delusioned Teenager
6 - Broken Legs by Sarah Morayati
5 - Eruption by Richard Bos
5 - Star Hunter by Chris Kenworthy
5 - Grounded in Space by Matt Wigdahl
5 - The Ascot by Duncan Bowsman
5 - Yon Astounding Castle! of some sort by Tiberius Thingamus
4 - Beta Tester by Darren Ingram
4 - The Believable Adventures of an Invisible Man by Hannes Schueller
3 - Byzantine Perspective by Lea
2 - GATOR-ON, Friend to Wetlands! by Dave Horlick
2 - zork, buried chaos by bloodbath
2 - The Grand Quest by Owen Parish
1 - The Hangover by Red Conine
Not Rated - Earl Grey by Rob Dubbin and Adam Parrish
Not Rated - Trap Cave by Emilian Kowalewski