This year we have 4 entrants, which you can find on the IFDB page of the Comp. All entries are in French, so those of you who can understand or read French are welcome to play the games and send your votes! For each game you play, we ask you to give 3 different marks, out of 10, according to the following categories: Overall Enjoyment, Writing (spelling, quality of the prose, etc.), and Technical Aspect (is it bug-free, does it implement a neat interface or something, etc.). The deadline for casting your votes is Sunday, Feb 2nd; send them at ifictionfr at gmail point com.
[EDIT: the deadline for votes has been extended to Feb 15th! And you can also use this online form to vote: bit.ly/1dtASKT ]
And of course, do not hesitate to join us on our forum to say hi [emote]:)[/emote]
I have you beat there for years ago. Though I’m not saying by how much. The only thing I’ve done re: French since then is reading French versions of Tintin and Le Petit Nicolas with online translation tools handy. Reading Petit Nicolas in French/English is a great way to learn/relearn French, because it is funny.
I still want to read Asterix in the original French.
But in the meantime, I hope to leave notes on all 4 games. I may even try to write it in French. I mean, I’ll have the English version by in case of disaster. Unfortunately if a game tries to do clever things with language, it may go over my head. But I definitely want to help out, since I can!
Yes, you can go to http://ifiction.free.fr/taverne for help / discussing games (we love new members !). And indeed, first posts are moderated on the forum (sorry for the inconvience, lots of Evil Spamming Russian Robots for some reason !). Moderators are usually quick though. If you don’t want to wait or just want to post once, try posting in “La taverne des aventuriers” (the unmoderated part of the forum)
Bonjour à tous – I don’t poke my head up too often on the forum, but I will pipe up now. I caught mention of the minicomp on Emily Short’s blog and downloaded the games to play on the plane during last week’s business trip. I enjoyed all of them, although I didn’t get to the end of Noir d’encre. I’ve posted reviews of all of them on my blog http://blog.templaro.com/?p=1424. Hope to see some more reviews of the games in the next couple weeks, and also looking forward to see how they are ranked.
Yeah, the reviews are in English. Call me a scaredy cat, but if I tried to write them in French, not only would I have been more limited in what I could say, but it would have taken me so long that I might not have finished the posting. At least this way, I got my thoughts down. Thanks, minicomp organizers and authors! - Jack
Well, where are the Portuguese authors?.. Do we have enough people in numbers and interest to make Portuguese games for ourselves? Do enough people in Portugal even KNOW anything about IF?.. I honestly think we’ve simply missed the IF boat.
we could write to each other, Pete [emote]:lol:[/emote]
I’m sorry Unwashed, but brazilian are far less literate than portuguese.
You know, I can moderately read Spanish and even Italian, but playing IF in these languages is quite impossible as I’m not quite so good in writing. It’s such a small community and we’re stuck to English, which is Latin’s IF, after all.