The Next Adventure Jam
7 games; award date July 23, 2020
Use your browser to develop a text adventure in Adventuron with vibrant location graphics. Optionally target ZX Spectrum Next or ZX Spectrum +3.
6 games; award date June 5, 2020
AdventureJam 2020 (Six IF-games were entered into this more general adventure game jam, which had 67 entries) Create an Adventure Game in Two Weeks: April 21st-May 5th! AdventureJam returns this year with a few changes! As always, anyone...
Spring Thing 2020
21 games in 3 divisions; award date May 3, 2020
Spring Thing, also known as the Fall Fooferall, focuses on bringing together new text games of all kinds: choice-based stories, gamebooks, hypertext fictions, visual novels, text adventures, narrative roguelikes, and wild new...
2019 ADRIFT Game of the Year Award
9 games; award date April 3, 2020
2019 was a pretty good year for Adrift with 11 games released and a couple of them even entering the Annual IF Competition. The rules for being taken into consideration for the award are simple. 1: The game must be written using the...
The Emily Short Anniversary Contest
2 games; award date April 3, 2020
To honor the enormous amount of high quality games, criticism, resources and support that Short has given the community over the last two decades, we’re running a tribute competition. You have from now until March 24th of 2020 to create...
Second Quadrennial Ryan Veeder Exposition for Good Interactive Fiction
13 games in 3 divisions; award date March 10, 2020
The Ryan Veeder Exposition for Good Interactive Fiction is a quadrennial event showcasing interactive fiction written for the specific purpose of pleasing Ryan Veeder.
6 games; award date January 1, 2020
subQjam is an annual jam about making short interactive story games- fiction, art, or poetry that is enhanced by or can only be presented through interactivity. There's a limit of 1000 words of prose or 9 panels of sequential art. The...
30 games in 4 divisions; award date December 1, 2019
In a dark place. You open your eyes, and you are in a cold, dim, lonely place. Dark purple fog billowing all around. The stone floor has a faint purple glow too. The strange darkness reaches as far as the eye can see. But no, no,...
25th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2019)
82 games in 3 divisions; award date November 17, 2019
An annual celebration of new, text-driven digital games and stories from independent creators.
11 games; award date October 6, 2019
2018 XYZZY Awards
29 games in 12 divisions; award date August 14, 2019
Best Technological Development:...
Interactive Fiction Top 50 of All Time (2019 edition)
68 games; award date August 2, 2019
People were asked to send in a list of between 1 and 20 of their favourite IF games of all time (in no particular order). The number of points a game got was the number of lists on which it appeared. 50 participants cast a total of 806...
5 games; award date July 1, 2019
Six interactive fiction works were entered into this competition, which had a total of 56 entries: "Create an Adventure Game in Two Weeks! For the fifth year in a row, anyone with a computer, an idea, and an internet connection is...
Spring Thing 2019
20 games in 2 divisions; award date May 6, 2019
The Spring Thing Interactive Festival is an annual online festival celebrating new works of interactive fiction; it takes place in the Spring, usually April-May. IF fans of all backgrounds are encouraged to enter their new works, or play...
French Comp 2019
5 games; award date February 24, 2019
The 12th edition of the French Comp. Send your votes before Feb 24th (8pm CET) ; you'll be asked to rate each game in 3 categories : Overall Enjoyment, Writing, and Technical Quality A ribbon is also given to the game that used the theme...
30 games in 4 divisions; award date December 1, 2018
Frail souls, foolish and blind, unable to see beyond what reason allows you, you deny everything that does not conform faithfully to your pitiful human logic. Here you will find chilling narratives, mournful events between everyday...
24th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2018)
77 games in 2 divisions; award date November 17, 2018
The annual competition for original IF with a maximum playing time of 2 hours.
Rayuela de Arena 2018
2 games; award date October 1, 2018
El nombre de la jam está inspirado en dos grandes escritores de las letras hispanas que compartían una enorme fascinación por la mitología y la religión. Es por ello que la temática de la gamejam se centrará en los mitos y religiones. Ya...
2017 XYZZY Awards
23 games in 12 divisions; award date June 4, 2018
The category Best Technological Development had only one nominee: Vorple for Glulx
Spring Thing 2018
20 games in 2 divisions; award date May 8, 2018
The 2018 Spring Thing Festival of Interactive Fiction features twenty new interactive stories submitted by authors working across the spectrum of text games. Participants choose to place their games in either the Main Festival, where...