Spring Thing: Two week intent reminder & request for prizes!

Spring Thing, the annual festival for interactive fiction, is accepting intents to enter the 2016 festival for about two more weeks: intents are due by March 8.


Also, the Thing is actively seeking prize donors for the 2016 festival! Rather than cash donations as in prior years, prizes now work more like “Secret Santa”: donors put up fun items (physical or digital) that a fellow lover of text games might enjoy, and when the festival closes, entrants in the Main Festival pick from available prizes in random order.

Need ideas for prizes? Check out the non-cash prize list for past Spring Things (such as '14, '11, or the '08) or current or past IF Comp prize list. Prizes with a personal or homemade touch are especially welcome.

Don’t want to ship something? There are plenty of great non-physical prize ideas, too, such as placing a gift order on Amazon; a Steam code for a cool story game; play time credits for an online interactive narrative; game PDFs from an online bundle. Feel free to post other ideas or suggestions below.

If you’d like to donate a prize, please PM me here or email aaron@springthing.net. Thanks in advance!

Fine print: if your prize is a physical item, remember you’ll need to also cover the cost of shipping, potentially to a foreign country. The festival organizer may be able to help subsidize international shipping costs. Prizes may be delivered through an intermediary (such as the festival organizer) if either party prefers not to reveal their address. Delivery of prizes won’t happen until after the festival closes in May.