Spring Thing 2024 Results!

Congratulations go to Agnieszka Trzaska for The Trials of Rosalinda and Autumn Chen for Social Democracy: An Alternate History, the two recipients of this year’s Best In Show ribbon.

Congratulations also to the rest of the entrants, some of whom have accepted custom Audience Awards that are also now hanging by their games.

All the festival games remain available for play on the Spring Thing site. Thanks to all the authors who entered games, all the prize donors who provided incentive, all the players and reviewers who enjoyed the festival!

There may have been errors in the automatically generated ribbons, so feel free to report any errors. See you all next year!

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Congratulations @agat and @cchennnn !! Well deserved!!

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Congrats to all those who took part, and many thanks to all those who voted and reviewed! Don’t forget to post reviews on IFDB!

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Woo, a great pair of best in show winners, and an awesome showcase for other games big and small! Congrats to @agat and @cchennnn and all the authors, and thanks to Brian for organizing!

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Always the most fun part of the post-comp process…

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Congratulations go to Agnieszka Trzaska for The Trials of Rosalinda and Autumn Chen for Social Democracy: An Alternate History,

Agnieszka, this is a great sequel. I really enjoyed testing both.

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Woah! Thanks to all players and reviewers, and to Brian for organising!
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Congratulations to @agat and @cchennnn.

I’m hoping to encourage more folks from the CoG community to try out the comps here in future, mostly for feedback and fun.

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Wooo, congrats all! Big thanks to Brian and everyone who played and reviewed the games.

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Massive congratulations to @agat and @cchennnn, and to everyone else who made a fantastic selection of games for this year!

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Congratulations to Agnieszka Trzaska and Autumn Chen and everyone who submitted! Big thanks to everyone who played and reviewed!

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Congratulations to Agnieszka and Autumn! I didn’t manage to play as many games this year as I wanted, but these two were definitely my favorites!

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Congratulations to well-deserved best in show entries!

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:partying_face: Congratulations to Agnieszka, Autumn, and all the other authors! And thank you to Brian and all the reviewers and players. Here’s to another great Thing :blush::seedling:!

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This was my first time entering any IF competition and I want to thank everyone (especially Brian) for being so kind and welcoming. All of the games I played this year were amazing and the whole experience has been quite a rush.

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Congrats all!

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Congratulations to all of this year’s entrants! And thanks to @mathbrush for organizing the festival!

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Wow, thanks everyone! I have been amazed by the reaction to the Social Democracy game, both here and in the broader internet; I did not expect anything like this reception from my weird political simulator game! Especially since I only finished the game right when the Spring Thing opened and released it with no beta testing and was honestly not sure if it would be totally broken, but that’s a story for the postmortem.

Thanks to all the authors and reviewers for making a great Spring Thing, and thanks mathbrush for organizing!

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Congrats to all the authors, and especially @mathbrush for another year of smoothly run, counter-culture fun. Is it provocative to say I look forward to this maybe more than IFCOMP at this point in my IF consumption? (Not the least of which for the next dose of these)

Congrats especially also to the BIS show winners, who I tore some hair loose trying to choose between.

Between the wide collection of fascinations, implementations and attitudes, ST has an amazing vibe. Kudos to the review team too, whose efforts @wolfbiter (I think?) characterized as “book clubby,” which is just the perfect chummy encapsulation of the experience. Cozy in the warm aftergow, I go off to service my cruel WIP master now.

@alyshkalia, if anything comes of this could I beg your indulgence for a direct ping? I will try to keep my eyes open, but it is true that between ST and IFCOMP, I kind of fall into a TADS cocoon.

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Also, do let me know when your Kickstarter campaign starts! :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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Yes, will do! I’m planning to make an announcement soon. :smile:

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