Sitting on a brand new – as of November 26, 2021 – unreleased interactive fiction project that you’re itching to share with the world? Might prove beneficial to participate in The 2022 Spring Thing Festival of Interactive Fiction then! Why? Well…
Simply put, to get it in the hands of more fans of interactive tales. I mean, to quote the main page, “games have often debuted here that went on to become influential in the IF world or larger indie games scene”, and can you really find any fault with that? I certainly can’t, so let’s go over what’s what so you can get to submitting… while there’s still time. Well okay, there’s actually plenty of time, seeing how the deadline isn’t until March 1, 2022. But still. Best not dilly-dally too much.
So, any and all entrants can be nominated for a “Best In Show” ribbon, alongside custom “Audience Award” ribbons, and on top of that… there are even prizes to win! Although do keep in mind that this is by no means a competition, so much as a gathering-of-the-interactive-fiction-community thing. Which should make for a much more chill overall event. In theory.
While plenty more details are available here – and I do strongly encourage you to go over everything, at least twice – I do feel like this one bit, in particular, can not be stressed enough: “Spring Thing does not welcome games or authors promoting hate speech, misogyny, homophobia, or other messages designed to make a whole group of people feel awful about themselves.”
Still here? Great. Just in case, here’s the link again, along with a reminder: intent to enter must be made by March 1, 2022. Have fun!