(Originally posted to REC.GAMES.INT-FICTION)
Wow… just six “short” weeks ago the judging started, and just… er… several weeks before that, I started on my entry. It’s over already?
Once again I just missed a placing in the top 3 (The Traveling Swordsman). With such outstanding competition, it’s no surprise. I was braced for
something lower. I’ll have lots more to say later, when it’s not 3:00 AM (and I do work tomorrow). To save the newsgroup from my unfocused ramblings,
I’ll probably just post those thoughts to my website.
I felt that this was an incredibly good competition. Great games. Memorable games. I only played around half of them (a lack of time this year), but it
was mostly a great half. Admittedly, I started skipping and picking from the list, partway through.
But what you’re after are the reviews, right?
Here they are, in order by the score I’d have given if I had voted. I changed my ranking system a little this year to use plus/minus instead of
My IFComp 2006 Reviews page is here:
The full scoring explanation is at:
You can view all of this on a single (very long) page:
Delightful Wallpaper: 10-
The Elysium Enigma: 9+
The Primrose Path: 9
Madam Spider’s Web: 9-
Game Producer!: 8
Aunts and Butlers: 8
Star City: 8-
Unauthorized Termination: 7+
The Bible Retold: 7
The Initial State: 7-
MANALIVE Part 2: 6+
MANALIVE Part 1: 5
Lawn of Love: 4+
Tetellian Island: 3+
Simple Adventure: 2
PTGOOD 8*10^23: 2-
I regret that I was unable to play every game this year. The reviews I did, though, are fairly lengthy (if a bit rambly and off-topic at times).
Thanks to everybody who made this a great IFComp – the organizers, the other reviewers, judges, and the other authors. Thanks!