IFComp My Top 10s

The IFComp 2013 votes have been counted and the results are out! I played all the games, here are my top 10s.

IFcomp my top 10 parser-based

Parser-based games are characterised by the kind of actions you can perform. Typically, you can instruct an actor to perform a verb e.g. “LOOK” – sometimes optionally with an object “LOOK AT THE BOOK” optionally with a subject “GIVE THE HAT TO SUE” – like a simple sentence. Often the list of actions is not disclosed. You can play many of them online in a web browser (with javascript) or offline in a player app (called an interpreter).

Rank CRank Title
1 1 Coloratura, by Lynnea Glasser 2 3 Ollie Ollie Oxen Free, by Carolyn VanEseltine 3 2 Robin & Orchid, by Ryan Veeder & Emily Boegheim 4 4 Captain Verdeterre’s Plunder, by Ryan Veeder 5 7 Threediopolis, by Andrew Schultz 6 23 The Wizard’s Apprentice, by Alex Freeman 7 17 The Paper Bag Princess, by Adri 8 21 Further, by Will Hines 9 5 Tex Bonaventure and the Temple of the Water of Life, by Truthcraze 10 28= Mazredugin, by Jim Q. Pfygx-Vobk

IFcomp my top 10 choice-based

Choice-based games typically offer a visible choice for how the story progresses.

Rank CRank Title
1 14 Autumn’s Daughter, by Devolution Games 2 24 Saving John, by Josephine Tsay 3 9 Their angelical understanding, by Porpentine 4 26 Dad vs. Unicorn, by PaperBlurt 5 31 Vulse, by Rob Parker 6 34 The Challenge, by ViRALiTY 7 18 Impostor Syndrome, by Deirdra Kiai (writing as Georgiana Bourbonnais) 8 10 Bell Park, Youth Detective, by Brendan Patrick Hennessy 9 13 Final Girl, by Hanon Ondricek (sign up to their free web service to start it) 10 12 Mrs. Wobbles & The Tangerine House, by Mark Marino
  1. Yes! Autumn’s Daughter was dramatic and interesting. I’m sad I can’t find it online right now (the link doesn’t work),

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