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Spring Thing 2017

Spring Thing is an annual festival celebrating new text-based computer games of all kinds, by all kinds of people. Everyone is welcome!

This year, there are twenty-two games, spread across two categories. Authors chose whether to submit games to the Main Festival, where they are eligible for ribbon nominations and the prize pool, or the Back Garden, which opts out of ribbons and prizes but has looser entry requirements (including allowing excerpts from unfinished or commercial games).

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Series: Spring Thing

Official Web site: http://springthing.net/2017/

Organizer(s): Aaron Reed profile

Award date: May 7, 2017

Submission deadline: April 3, 2017

Games and Awards

Main Festival

Main Festival games can be nominated for "ribbons," state fair style.

Entrant: Back Then, by Janelynn Camingue
Entrant: Bobby and Bonnie, by Xavid
Entrant: The Bony King of Nowhere, by Luke A. Jones
Entrant: brevity quest, by Chris Longhurst
Entrant: The First Quest, by Matthew Mayr (with some help from Mike Bryant)
Entrant: A Fly On The Wall, by Peregrine Wade
Entrant: Get Seen Tonight, by Hannah Powell-Smith
Entrant: GNOEM, by Joyce Lin & Matthew Reed
Entrant: Guttersnipe: Carnival of Regrets, by Bitter Karella
Entrant: Happy Pony Valley Riding School, by Lynda Clark
Entrant: If You're Here, by Serene Sherman
Entrant: Ishmael, by Jordan Magnuson
Entrant: Niney, by Daniel Spitz
Entrant: Refugee, by Mark C. Marino
Entrant: Ted Strikes Back, by Anssi Räisänen

Back Garden

Back Garden games don't participate in voting and prizes, but have looser restrictions on entry.

Entrant: Balefires Burning, by Cassandra Wolf
Entrant: Buck the Past, by Andrew Schultz
Entrant: Enlightened Master, by Ben Kidwell and Maevele Straw
Entrant: A Fly On The Wall, or An Appositional Eye, by Nigel Jayne
Entrant: left/right, by chandler groover
Entrant: Not Quite a Sunset - a hypertext opera, by Kyle Rowan
Entrant: The Weight of a Soul, by Chin Kee Yong

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