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IntroComp 2008 Results [Sep. 7th, 2008|11:24 am]
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This morning/afternoon/evening, with much pomp and circumstance on the ifMUD, we had a ceremony to announce the results the seventh annual IntroComp.  I'm pleased to post the results here...

We begin with the three introductions which are eligible to receive the Honorable Prize (listed in alphabetical order by author's last name or nom de plume). That is to say, the first of these authors to turn their introduction into a polished game, provided they do so by August 20, 2009, is eligible to receive $25US (all amounts are listed minus any currency conversion fee).

Fiendish Zoo, by Elizabeth Heller
Bedtime Story, by Taleslinger
Nine-Tenths of the Law, by Jack Welch

Second runner-up, potentially eligible for a $40US completion prize, goes to the introduction with a catchy opening tune:  The Bloody Guns, by Stuart Allen

First runner-up, potentially eligible for a $60US completion prize, goes to an introduction that made our skin crawl (and I do mean that in the nicest way possible): Storm Cellar, by P. F. Sheckarski

And that brings us to our top entry, a lovely piece with some great world-building, potentially eligible for a $100US completion prize: Phoenix's Landing: Destiny, by Carolyn VanEseltine

Many thanks to those who entered, those who tested, those who played and voted, and those kind souls who provided feedback to the authors. Thanks also to Neil deMause for the idea of IntroComp and to Eileen Mullin and XyzzyNews for sponsoring the competition again this year.

On a final note, ClubFloyd will be playing all the introductions over the next week or two (or possibly three, if it takes that long). Transcripts will be posted in the usual place at http://www.allthingsjacq.com/interactive_fiction.html#clubfloyd

Thanks for another year... see you in 2009.
- Jacqueline
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