The 2019 Spring Thing Festival is now open!

I’m very pleased to announce that the 2019 Spring Thing Festival of Interactive Fiction is now open!

This year, there are twenty games, spread across two categories. Authors chose whether to submit games to the Main Festival, where they are eligible for ribbon nominations and the prize pool, or the Back Garden, which opts out of ribbons and prizes but has looser entry requirements (including allowing excerpts from unfinished or commercial games).

In the Main Festival:

In the Back Garden:

You can play the games and find out everything you need to know about the festival at the official site, or follow us on Twitter at @SpringThingFest.

Ribbons are a bit different this year: players can nominate games for a Best In Show ribbon, which will be given to the top two nominees, and may also suggest custom Audience Awards which can be anything the nominator likes: from “Best Story” to “Favorite Twine” to “Alumni’s Choice” to “Cutest Vampires.” Ribbon nominations will go live next week.

The festival will be open for ribbon nominations until 11:59 PM EDT, May 6, 2019.

To all the players, and all the entrants, have fun!

– Aaron


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