7th annual New Year's Minicomp!


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:

  1. Write whatever game you like, in any system you like. (Take note of the CF announcement below).

  2. 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.)

If you’re in need of some inspiration the IF Name Generator which can be found here :

Games should be submitted to marius.ts.muellerSPAM@gmail.com by 23:59 GMT+1, Jan 3rd 2014.

The games will be played on Clubfloyd on January 5th (Thanks, Jacq!) So, if you want your game to be CF compatible, choose your format accordingly. According to ifwiki:

Thank you and , most importantly, have fun!

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.

I’m hoping to have an entry for this. No guarantees, tho. [emote]:)[/emote]

Maybe. I’ve got a couple of ideas but they might both be too big to get finished in time.

I might try to get the HD release of my EctoComp entry ready for this. Anyone up for some holiday betatesting?

That answers my question more than sufficiently.

Sure. Send me a PM if interested. I haven’t seen the previous version.

Excellent, thank you! Not having seen the current version is a bonus, because one of the things I’d like to do is clue a puzzle better.

I was thinking of maybe entering something small. [emote]:)[/emote]

That’s what she said.

LOL. Very funny. [emote]:lol:[/emote]

Short reminder : Two days left!

(Q: So if I want to write something short in the remaining time, am I allowed to?
A: Yes. Yes! YES! Absolutely, please do.)

Not going to make it this year. [emote]:([/emote] Real life decided to rear it’s ugly head and intervene. [emote]:([/emote]

Grrr! Stupid real life.

I just sent mine off! If you don’t get it (it’s by SoftSoft again), please let me know!

Yeah, it’s here. 4 entries so far!

You got mine, I trust? (If not you can get it here.)

Agreed. I’m pretty irritated, myself.

Good luck to the entrants!

I won’t be around for much of tomorrow, so if you’re working on something, feel free to send it in the next 25 hours.

Good luck and see y’all Sunday.