Merry Christmas and happy holidays!
2020 has been a year when so many things have been cancelled. Festivals, trips to the theatre, the club nights and sci-fi conventions that are normally the high points of the year. I had my 50th birthday during lockdown and I’ve only been able to see my family twice since last Christmas. I won’t be able to spend it with them this year, either.
Yet Spring Thing, IFComp, Ectocomp, and the XYZZY awards all carried on as normal. There have been hundreds of new games to play and thousands of interesting forum and blog posts to read. IF has really kept me going and kept me sane during this crazy year. So thank you all, you’re an amazing community of incredibly creative people, and if anything this crisis has made us stronger. I look forward to a better year in 2021 and seeing what you come up with next. Hopefully I’ll have a game or two to release myself next year as well!