This thread won’t involve me reviewing all or even many of the Spring Thing 2021 entries, mainly because my time to play games and write reviews of them is limited.
I’d like to begin with a plea: if you’re submitting an entry to a competition that permits judges to download, make sure that your entry is actually included in that download. I came across a double-handful of games in this year’s competition whose folders contained nothing more than a link to a website where their game was hosted. My access to the Internet is even more limited than my time, and when I can make time for interactive fiction isn’t always when I can visit websites. I downloaded the entries to be able to play the games, and it’s quite frustrating to open an entry only to discover that it can’t actually be played offline.
Long story short: if I can’t download your submission, it won’t be played, reviewed, or voted for. Full stop.