Saugus.net Halloween Ghost Story Contest -- 2015
1 game; award date October 31, 2015
Since 1998 Saugus.net has been offering this popular free contest. While it started off fairly local in scope, today we get entries from all over the world, and winners can expect to have their stories read by hundreds of thousands.
3 games; award date September 8, 2015
The Write A Game Challenge! A game jam about game writing! The « WAG challenge » is a friendly contest officially supported by the IGDA Game Writing SIG. Entries will be judged on their writing by a jury of pro writers in the video game...
Bafta Young Game Designer Award 2015
1 game; award date July 27, 2015
http://ygd.bafta.org/ An award for upcoming young game developers
ShuffleComp: Disc 2
17 games; award date May 27, 2015
ShuffleComp is an event for interactive fiction, both parser and hypertext, in which entrants write games based on music tracks. Entrants and other participants submit a list of songs and pseudonyms, and the organizer shuffles up all the...
Ludum Dare 32
1 game in 2 divisions; award date May 12, 2015
Probably the biggest Game Jam available...
Spring Thing 2015
9 games in 2 divisions; award date May 6, 2015
Spring Thing, also known as the Fall Fooferall, was redesigned this year to make it a space where people working on all kinds of text games can come together to celebrate making, releasing, and playing new stuff. Formerly a "competition"...
9th IF Grand Prix 2015
4 games; award date May 2, 2015
German language IF competition announced on Dec 1, 2014 on if-de forum http://forum.ifzentrale.de/viewtopic.php?t=1338.
2014 XYZZY Awards
20 games in 12 divisions; award date April 26, 2015
35 games; award date April 9, 2015
"Make a tiny Twine (300 words or less)!" There were 239 entrants total. Please feel free to add a few if you have the time...
Interactive Fiction Top 50 of All Time (2015 edition)
50 games; award date March 18, 2015
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. 38 participants cast a total of 593...
French Comp 2015
3 games; award date March 16, 2015
8th edition of the semi-regular French Comp. Send your votes before March 15th; you'll be ask to rate each game in 3 categories : Overall Enjoyment, Writing, and Technical Quality.
Ludum Dare 31
1 game in 6 divisions; award date December 29, 2014
Global game design competition with the stipulation that games must be created from scratch in 48 hours. An extra day is allowed for a second category, "Jam" games which have relaxed rules.
19 games; award date November 24, 2014
Annual Halloween-themed SpeedIF
20th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2014)
42 games in 2 divisions; award date November 16, 2014
The annual competition for original IF with a maximum playing time of 2 hours.
1 game; award date September 7, 2014
33 games; award date June 1, 2014
A minicomp in which participants submit songs, have them shuffled up, receive a list in return, and write games inspired by one or more of the songs they receive. Planning thread 2014 signup thread
Ludum Dare 29
6 games in 8 divisions; award date May 19, 2014
Ludum Dare is an Online Game Jam event where people from around the world create a game in a weekend. It is divided into two parts: The Competition: the familiar “make a game in 48 hours solo competition” that Ludum Dare is known for....
Spring Thing 2014
10 games; award date May 12, 2014
The Spring Thing, also known as the Fall Fooferall, is an annual competition that was originally conceived and organized by Adam Cadre. The Spring Thing is designed to operate at the opposite time of year from the annual IF Comp in...
8th IF Grand Prix 2014
4 games; award date May 2, 2014
German language IF competition announced on Dec 10, 2013 on if-de forum http://forum.ifzentrale.de/viewtopic.php?t=1267. Voting results from May 1, 2014: http://ifwizz.de/grand-prix-2014-ergebnisse.html
2013 XYZZY Awards
25 games in 12 divisions; award date April 6, 2014