Winners of the 2007 IFComp

1st place

Lost Pig

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Admiral Jota

Pig lost! Boss say that it Grunk fault. Say Grunk forget about closing gate. Maybe boss right. Grunk not remember forgetting, but maybe Grunk just forget.

This work also won 1st place in the 2007 Miss Congeniality Awards.

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Score 8.27
Votes Cast 91
Standard Deviation 1.76

2nd place

An Act of Murder

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Christopher Huang

This work also won 2nd place in the 2007 Miss Congeniality Awards.

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Score 7.46
Votes Cast 85
Standard Deviation 1.59

3rd place

Lord Bellwater's Secret

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Sam Gordon

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Score 7.26
Votes Cast 91
Standard Deviation 1.41

4th place

Across The Stars: The Ralckor Incident

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Dark Star and Peter Mattsson

The Xulthe'en Empire recruited you for duty. But this enlistment will take you Across The Stars.

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Score 7.06
Votes Cast 86
Standard Deviation 1.72

5th place

The Chinese Room

Harry Giles and Joey Jones

A comic romp through the surreal world of philosophy thought experiments, vanquishing invisible pink unicorns, roistering with great thinkers, and battling the all-powerful Evil Demon. Suitable for beginners and experienced philosophers alike.

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Score 7.03
Votes Cast 75
Standard Deviation 1.99

6th place

Varkana

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Maryam Gousheh-Forgeot

An Interactive Fiction with a fantasy/sci-fi theme, with focus on the story.

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Score 6.84
Votes Cast 82
Standard Deviation 1.70

7th place

A Fine Day for Reaping

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James Webb (aka revgiblet)

It's not all fun being the Grim Reaper. It's your job to usher five awkward souls into the netherworld or the universe stops existing. No pressure.

Take control of The Man in Black and find out if even Death can get a credit card...

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Score 6.69
Votes Cast 84
Standard Deviation 2.09

8th place

Orevore Courier

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Brian Rapp

The ship's Security Officer is responsible for ensuring that the fantastically valuable cargo is safely delivered. To perform this task, she can rely only on her wits and a big red Destruct button.

This work also won 3rd place in the 2007 Miss Congeniality Awards.

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Score 6.51
Votes Cast 75
Standard Deviation 1.70

9th place

My Name is Jack Mills

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Juhana Leinonen @JuhanaIF

An Interactive Pulp Fiction

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Score 6.22
Votes Cast 86
Standard Deviation 1.63

10th place

A Matter of Importance

Valentine Kopteltsev

All significant modern capitals have been made the most dishonourable way.

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Score 6.16
Votes Cast 69
Standard Deviation 1.92

11th place

Ferrous Ring

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Justin Morgan ('Carma Ferris')

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Score 6.11
Votes Cast 79
Standard Deviation 1.90

12th place

Deadline Enchanter

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Alan DeNiro

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Score 5.61
Votes Cast 93
Standard Deviation 2.45

13th place

My Mind's Mishmash

Robert Street

A mishmash of robots, psychic powers and "ghosts" in a game of action and survival.

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Score 5.51
Votes Cast 69
Standard Deviation 2.00

14th place

In The Mind Of The Master

David Whyld

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Score 5.38
Votes Cast 69
Standard Deviation 1.92

15th place

Gathered In Darkness

Dr. Froth

An eccentric genetic engineer, a forgotten evil God, a strange and sinister religious order, a powerful bloodline, a beautiful woman, a tropical paradise, horror, terror, fear, death, and one hell of a case of mistaken identity…

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Score 5.37
Votes Cast 38
Standard Deviation 2.29

16th place

Fox, Fowl and Feed

Chris Conroy

An IF interpretation of a classic puzzle.

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Score 5.12
Votes Cast 101
Standard Deviation 1.42

17th place

Wish

Edward Floren

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Score 5.07
Votes Cast 92
Standard Deviation 1.74

18th place

Packrat

Bill Powell

They call you Packrat, but who're they sending to wake the Princess? Not only has the faraway Prince failed to deliver, but it's just come out that a hefty royal loan has had twenty years to accrue in default, and the repo giants are on their way.

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Score 4.79
Votes Cast 80
Standard Deviation 1.64

19th place

Slap That Fish

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Peter Nepstad

This time, those fishy bastards are finally going to get what's coming to them.

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Score 4.58
Votes Cast 102
Standard Deviation 1.97

20th place

Jealousy Duel X

Alex Camelio

Available for both PC and Mac.

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Score 4.39
Votes Cast 70
Standard Deviation 2.16

21st place

Beneath: a Transformation

Graham Lowther

An adventure based on Robert E. Howard's "Worms of the Earth".

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Score 3.99
Votes Cast 71
Standard Deviation 1.60

22nd place

The Immortal

Just Rob

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Score 3.28
Votes Cast 74
Standard Deviation 1.65

23rd place

Eduard the Seminarist

Heiko Theißen

An episode from a poet's years as a theological seminarist almost two centuries ago.

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Score 3.17
Votes Cast 89
Standard Deviation 1.50

24th place

Press [Escape] to Save

Mark Jones

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Score 3.02
Votes Cast 90
Standard Deviation 1.36

25th place

Reconciling Mother

Plone Glenn

Have you ever been in a conversation with people that you just met or barely knew and what seemed like an innocent exchange at the time became threatening on reflection?

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Score 2.95
Votes Cast 75
Standard Deviation 1.41

26th place

The Lost Dimension

C. Yong

The lost dimension tries to present the conventional text adventure game in a non-conventional way. It is hoped that this whole new GUI approach would attract those who normally don't play text adventure game as well.

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Score 2.84
Votes Cast 38
Standard Deviation 1.99

27th place

Ghost of the Fireflies

Paul Allen Panks

Ghost of the Fireflies follows the hilarious (mis)adventures of Raiythius, a hellhound bent on mischief, whose main goal appears to be tormenting the main character (played by you, of course).

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Score 2.23
Votes Cast 47
Standard Deviation 1.46