1st Annual Herbstlaub Competition
2 games; award date January 5, 2012
Like Spring Thing in the english speaking world, Herbstlaub is a competiton for longer, more ambitious works.
10 games; award date December 2, 2011
The 5th annual Hallowe'en speed-IF competition. Entries are all written in 3 hours or less. Traditionally an ADRIFT-only event, 2011 is notable for being the first Ectocomp to allow non-ADRIFT entries.
17th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2011)
38 games in 2 divisions; award date November 16, 2011
The annual competition for original IF with a maximum playing time of 2 hours.
Saugus.net Halloween Ghost Story Contest -- 2011
1 game; award date October 31, 2011
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.
Interactive Fiction Top 50 of all time (2011 edition)
48 games; award date October 1, 2011
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. 35 participants cast a total of 437...
@party competition 2011
1 game; award date June 19, 2011
An interactive fiction competition at @party 2011, a computer art festival in Harvard, Massachusetts, USA.
Spring Thing 2011
6 games; award date May 16, 2011
3 games; award date May 5, 2011
An ADRIFT-only competition for games featuring: * 1 secret passage * 2 endings * 3 ways of dying * 3 NPCs * 5 objects essential for solving the game * 8 rooms
Textfire Grand Prix 2011
4 games; award date May 2, 2011
2010 XYZZY Awards
20 games in 12 divisions; award date February 26, 2011
8 games; award date December 7, 2010
The annual Adrift Hallowe'en (horror and sci-fi) themed competition. Entries must be completed in 3 hours. "The theme is fairly general; ghost stories, horror, the supernatural, weird fiction, spine-chilling tales, pulp magazine stories,...
16th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition (2010)
26 games in 2 divisions; award date November 16, 2010
The annual competition for original IF, judged by the readership of rec.arts.int-fiction.
InsideADRIFT Summer Competition 2010
6 games; award date August 22, 2010
InsideADRIFT Summer Competition 2010 was a competition for previously unreleased ADRIFT games, organized by Ken Franklin.
9 games; award date August 14, 2010
2nd Annual Metafilter Interactive Fiction Contest
3 games; award date June 1, 2010
Administered by Metafilter user Deathalicious, the Metafilter competition centered on creating a game in a single month and submitting it for peer review. The 2010 competition received three entries.
2009 XYZZY Awards
14 games in 10 divisions; award date March 20, 2010
Casual Gameplay Design Competition #7
30 games; award date February 22, 2010
We are pleased to announce a very special Casual Gameplay Design Competition, one focused entirely on interactive fiction! For CGDC #7, we're calling on IF authors to craft one-room games incorporating the theme "escape". It's text-only...
The Even Competition
3 games; award date February 22, 2010
The Even Competition (a.k.a. EvenComp) is a competition for ADRIFT games. Dates Submission deadline: December 10, 2009. Voting deadline: January 10, 2010 (or once the poll reaches 10 votes, whichever comes last). Results were announced...
1 game; award date November 20, 2009
The aim of GameplayComp is to create a game which explores non-traditional forms of gameplay while still remaining IF.
3 games; award date November 17, 2009
The annual Adrift Hallowe'en (horror and sci-fi) themed competition. Entries must be completed in 3 hours. "Ectocomp is a Speed IF Competition for Hallowe'en. Entries can be darn near anything (they don't always turn out to be horror,...