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IFComp 2017 Games Announced

PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:03 pm
by rotter
This years IFComp games have been announced.

I can see at least two ADRIFT V5 games in the list -

Land of the Mountain King by Kenneth Pedersen

Temperamentum by Matthew Sawchuk

Re: IFComp 2017 Games Announced

PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:18 am
by Po. Prune
Thanks Rotter.
Here's hoping that others than me will give them a go and vote for them. :yeah:

Re: IFComp 2017 Games Announced

PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:25 am
by David Whyld
I had a quick browse through the comp games yesterday and spotted one ADRIFT game but completely missed the other. Is this the first time someone's entered an ADRIFT game in the comp since 2012?

Anyway, good luck to both entrants (and a special Nerves of Steel award for entering a game with randomised combat in the IFComp).

Re: IFComp 2017 Games Announced

PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:46 pm
by David Whyld
I'm actually tempted to vote for some of the games this year for the first time in... oh, ages. I'm still not sold on the updates during the voting period idea (still seems at odds with it being a comp to me), so if I go ahead and vote, I'll download all the games right now and not play any of the updated ones.

But... 80 games. That's a lot. I've played maybe half a dozen IF games over the past year so 80 games within the voting period is a pretty daunting amout to get through. Not with the best of intentions am I going to get them all played.

Re: IFComp 2017 Games Announced

PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:55 pm
by rotter
David Whyld wrote:I'm actually tempted to vote for some of the games this year for the first time in... oh, ages. I'm still not sold on the updates during the voting period idea (still seems at odds with it being a comp to me), so if I go ahead and vote, I'll download all the games right now and not play any of the updated ones.

But... 80 games. That's a lot. I've played maybe half a dozen IF games over the past year so 80 games within the voting period is a pretty daunting amout to get through. Not with the best of intentions am I going to get them all played.


Well, you can always play one from an old Drifter. :angel:

Re: IFComp 2017 Games Announced

PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:56 pm
by David Whyld
Well, I've managed to whittle the list down quite a bit. There are quite a few games whose subject matter doesn't interest me at all so they're off my hard drive and a lot of others are just point 'n' click web-based games with very little interaction (literally read a long piece of text, click a link, read another long piece of text, click a link, read another long piece of text... seriously, why not just write a damn book?) so they're gone as well. Along with the troll efforts. So I might (at a pinch) actually be able to get through the rest by the voting deadline.