It is a pleasure to announce that ECTOCOMP 2019 is live in an alpha state. Right now we don’t have even a banner, and the itchio page is probably ugly and with some (a lot) grammar problems. Even, I don’t know if the intro text is good enough or if it is crap, so, lend us a hand!
Also, this year, we have a new feature. Last year we said that we could improve the diversity of topics and ambiances if we look at the roots of each festivity. Traditionally ECTOCOMP has been about Halloween and spooky games, but there’s more to it in those days than trick or treat and scares. If we look at the international festivities, there a wide range of traditions and customs. This new feature seeks to motivate authors to look beyond usual, but… if what you want is just pure Halloween stuff and terror, you are welcome too. Tell us what you think.
Now, for newcomers and hallows’ heads, a reminder:
Ectocomp is about doing games during the whole of October (you can start now if you want), and the deadline is 31 October (not included), so the games are ready to play for the festivities.
Also, there are two categories: La petite mort, for games done in less than 4 hours. And Le Grand Guignol, for games done in more than 4 hours.
And you can send games in English and Spanish, just use the proper itchio jam page for it.
That’s all, we will make several reminders as the date indicated arrives. And please, read the official page for more information.