Look at the time, it’s my pleasure to announce the
7th annual New Year’s Minicomp!
For those unfamiliar with this, a short explanation as to the motivation behind it. It’s meant to offer people a chance at writing a small work of IF at the end of the year. This year, we follow our tradition of having next to no rules:
Write whatever game you like, in any system you like. (Take note of the CF announcement below).
Finish any project you have been working on.
Any approach that lies between the two is also okay.
If you’re thinking “So am I allowed to…” the answer is „yes, absolutely, please do“. To make it clear: You have to work very hard to come up with something I won’t allow as an entry. (If you scribble a 3 room CYOA on a piece of paper and mail it to me, I’ll consider it a qualified entry. If you write an automated haiku generator, sure, why not. Anything is allowed.)
So, um, er, I just have to ask - are people thinking about this? In the last years there was usually some discussion. Or should I just interpret this silence as everyone working happily on their entries?
I’ve got an idea, but it’d be based on an existing (semi-obscure) copyrighted work. I’m not sure how that works. I know someone wrote a really good alternate Christmas Carol, but avoiding something based on copyrighted works is one of those rules that may actually apply even when there are no rules in general.
I definitely want to play what others are hopefully writing, either way.
Edit to add: main other reason I wouldn’t is, touching up 2013 Spring Thing and IFComp games. 19 days to go.