Spring Thing 2011 has begun!

(Copied from Greg Boettcher’s post on raif, since I didn’t see it mentioned here.)

The Spring Thing 2011 games are now available for download. There are six games this year:

Bonehead, by Sean M. Shore
Hallow Eve, by Michael Wayne Phipps Jr.
The Lost Islands of Alabaz, by Michael Gentry
Mentula Macanus: Apocolocyntosis, by One of the Bruces and Drunken Bastard
The Promise, by Sean Huxter
Wetlands, by Clara Raubertas

If you’ve never heard of the Spring Thing, it’s an annual competition, and you get to participate in playing and judging the games. There are less than six weeks to judge all six games, so the time to get started is… well, soon. Pretty soon.

You can find out everything you need to know at:


You’ll find the links to download the games on that page.

The deadline for voting is 11:59 PM EDT, Sunday, May 15, 2011.

Greg will decide the details of how to vote later. For more info on this, check the “Vote” section of the Spring Thing home page in the coming days, at:


To all the players, have fun! To all the entrants, good luck!

It appears to be a really good year for the Spring Thing. Apparently, the skipped competition last year and early announcement for this year has paid off!

100% Glulx! The age of Glulx has truly arrived.