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IFComp 2020

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:52 pm
by David Whyld
Due to begin on 1st July 2020. Anyone planning to enter this year? I'm hoping to depending on whether I get my entry written in time.

Re: IFComp 2020

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:06 pm
by rotter
Nothing from me this year. Got an I7 game probably for next.

Re: IFComp 2020

PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:23 am
by P/o Prune
I will be entering JaFT.

Re: IFComp 2020

PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:52 pm
by Denk
I hope to enter if I manage to finish in time...

Re: IFComp 2020

PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:55 pm
by rovarsson
Since The Tree (working title) will be a lot longer than 2 hours playing time and looking at my rate of progress in the past six months, I'm aiming for Spring Thing 2021.

Re: IFComp 2020

PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:25 pm
by The0didactus
I sadly will not be making one this year, but I hope to be a judge.

Re: IFComp 2020

PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:51 pm
by David Whyld
I've declared an intent to enter, even though my game isn't finished yet. Hopefully that will encourage me to actually finish it now.

Anyone else planning to enter, you have two months - until 1st September 2020 - to declare an intent.

Re: IFComp 2020

PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:12 pm
by Lumin
I don't really have a ton of interest in entering in and of itself but I suppose if I get Vee Station in some kind of shape by then (slim chance) I'll do it, just for more exposure for Adrift and yadda yadda.

I'm not really even that excited about playing this year because I have a feeling it's going to be a big unfun pack of ultra serious political crud all trying to make Important Statements.

(Psst, David. That's two months.)

Re: IFComp 2020

PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:19 pm
by David Whyld
Lumin wrote:(Psst, David. That's two months.)


What - but it says two months! Right up there in black and white! It's always been like that and it's totally not like I edited it or anything.

Re: IFComp 2020

PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:39 pm
by Denk
Lumin wrote:I'm not really even that excited about playing this year because I have a feeling it's going to be a big unfun pack of ultra serious political crud all trying to make Important Statements.

There is definitely always a lot of that, but you can usually estimate what type of game it is from the blurb and if not, then from the beginning of the game. Because of the huge variety in genre etc., several good games can get rather low placements.

In 2019 I found the games below good and to be pure entertainment without serious statements etc (note, I did not play all games in IFcomp 2019):

1st Place: Zozzled, by Steph Cherrywell
4th Place: Sugarlawn, by Mike Spivey
9th Place: Poppet, by Bitter Karella
10th Place: Skies Above, by Arthur DiBianca
11th Place: Dungeon Detective 2: Devils and Details, by Wonaglot
12th Place: Skybreak!, by William Dooling
14th Place: Remedial Witchcraft, by dgtziea
18th Place: Pirateship, by Robin Johnson
31st Place: Hard Puzzle 4: The Ballad of Bob and Cheryl, by Ade McT
34th Place: Old Jim's Convenience Store, by Anssi Räisänen
39th Place: Island in the Storm, by JSMaika
50th Place: The House on Sycamore Lane, by Paul Michael Winters
51st Place: Jon Doe – Wildcard Nucleus, by Olaf Nowacki
58th Place: Bradford Mansion, by Lenard Gunda
65th Place: Arram's Tomb, by James Beck
66th Place: Fat Fair, by AKheon
72nd Place: The Call of the Shaman, by Larry Horsfield
77th Place: the secret of vegibal island, by ralf tauscher

Re: IFComp 2020

PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:15 pm
by David Whyld
I'm planning on playing the games this year*, but I'll be avoiding the Important Statement games like the plague. I play games for entertainment value. I don't want to play someone's rant about equality or what's "woke" right now (or whatever dumb word is the current fan favourite). Give me a quest to find a magic sword to save the world from darkest evil and I'll be happy.

* Though bear in mind I plan the same thing every year and never usually make it.

Re: IFComp 2020

PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:25 am
by EndMaster
David Whyld wrote: I play games for entertainment value. I don't want to play someone's rant about equality or what's "woke" right now (or whatever dumb word is the current fan favourite).


This is why I avoid that potential problem by only reading through my own stories.