I’m not quite sure if I have a good understanding about the IF Comp.
I realize that judges must judge your game after two hours of play, but, does this equate to meaning that long, in-depth adventures are not recommended for submitting to this contest at all? For instance, games that might take several weeks to work through to completion? Are you likely to get docked in the judging for only having presented a portion of your material in two hours? Is reading the introductory story text (and/or additional instructions) counted as time on the clock?
Thanks for any input! Based on the involvement level of my game, I’m not extremely sanguine that I’ll even be ready to submit it by September, but I’d like to know.