I’m still working to update the site to reflect this, but in case you missed the ceremony yesterday, here are the results:
First place: Choice of Zombies, by Heather Albano
If Heather finishes her game by July 23rd, 2012, I’ll send her $100 and she’ll get this spanky bonus prize, donated to the competition by Zack Urlocker (thanks, Zack!): http://www.z-machine-matter.com/2010/10/dennis-wheatley-1936.html
Second place: Speculative Fiction, by Diane Christoforo and Thomas Mack
If Diane and Thomas finish their game by July 23rd, 2012, they’ll get $60.
Third place: Choice of the Petal Throne, by Danielle Goudeau
If Danielle finishes her game by July 23rd, 2012, she’ll get $40.
There were also ten honorable mentions, listed below in no particular order.
The first of these games to be completed by July 23, 2012 will get $25:
Parthenon, by Charles Wickersham
Bender, by Katz
The Z-Machine Matter, by Zack Urlocker
Exile, by Simon
Stalling for Time, by Dominic Delabruere
Seasons, by Poster (MT)
Gargoyle, by Simon
The Despondency Index, by Ed Blair
Of Pots and Mushrooms, by Devi and Maya
Chunky Blues, by Scott Hammack and Jessamin Yu
I was asked today if I plan to release more than the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ranking order, and that’s a good question that I’ll be adding to the comp’s FAQ. The answer is no. I haven’t been releasing ranks beyond the top three (at least in recent years, can’t recall how I used to do it; I think at one point I released more, but never the entire grouping unless it was a comp with only three entries or some such, as we had three years ago). The reasoning here is that it’s a comp to encourage people to write, provide them with feedback, and give everyone an incentive to improve upon the initial work and finish their project, regardless of where they ranked.
Thanks again, everyone, for another successful IntroComp. I really appreciate the time all the authors, testers, and players dedicated to the effort!