Animals (and other patterns)

Has there ever been an IFComp with so few games, yet so many animals referenced in the titles?

Lost PIG
Slap That FISH
FOX, FOWL and Feed
Ghost of the FIREFLIES

Anybody notice any other coincidences or patterns this year? There were two murder mysteries, for instance.

The long winter evenings must just fly. [emote]Very Happy[/emote]

Eduard the Seminarist
Ghost of the Fireflies
In The Mind Of The Master
The Immortal
The Lost Dimension
The Chinese Room
Across The Stars

Eight cases of a certain definite article. What could this signify?

Go back to comp 96. Four or five games required suicide at some point.