Winners of the 1995 IFComp

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The competition's very first run in 1995 split the entries into two categories: one for games written with Inform, and one for TADS. Therefore, that year had two first-place winners, two second-place winners, and so on...

1st place (tie)

A Change in the Weather

Andrew Plotkin @zarfeblong

Walking away from a picnic, you are suddenly caught in a country storm. You must protect a bridge from being destroyed. An ultra-linear game.

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1st place (tie)

Uncle Zebulon's Will

Magnus Olsson

Your eccentric Uncle Zebulon considered himself a wizard, and was rumoured to be very wealthy. But when he died, he only left you one single object in his will... Winner in the TADS division of the First Annual IF Competition, 1995.

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2nd place (tie)

The Mind Electric

Jason Dyer

Set in an unusual cyber/virtual reality background, you play a disembodied consciousness trapped in an electron prison of the mind.

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2nd place (tie)

Toonesia

Jacob Weinstein

From the introduction: "Oooh, that rascally rabbit! You were out hunting him when he somehow got the jump on you, blindfolded you, and dumped you into a cell. Well, you’ll show him. He’ll be hasenpfefer by dinner tonight, or your name isn’t Elmo Fuld." A parody of Warner Brothers' classic cartoons. Took 2nd place in the TADS division of the First Annual Interactive Fiction Competition.

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3rd place (tie)

The Magic Toyshop

Gareth Rees

A one-location game in which you play a series of puzzles against a shopkeeper in order to get a present.

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3rd place (tie)

The One That Got Away

Leon Lin

Go fishing for 'The Old One'. Won 3rd place.

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4th place (tie)

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Presents "Detective"

C. E. Forman, Graeme Cree, and Stuart Moore

A rewrite of Matt Barringer's incredibly bad game "Detective", this game was ported to Inform and subjected to treatment with Mystery Science Theater 3000 sarcasm. This version is the Silver Screen edition which includes some highly amusing stuff about the game.

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4th place (tie)

A Night at the Museum Forever

Chris Angelini

Retrieve the diamond ring from the time museum. Tied for forth place in the TADS division of the 1995 Annual Interactive Fiction Competition.

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4th place (tie)

Undertow

Cover art for Undertow

Stephen Granade

Go sailing on a yacht with three friends, and a corpse.

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5th place

All Quiet on the Library Front

Michael S. Phillips

As a student with an IF assignment looming, you need to get a biography out of the library - however, it is a very rare book, and surely you won't be allowed to take it with you...

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6th place (tie)

Tube Trouble

Richard Tucker

You have been trapped in the underground system for what may be days or even weeks - and you are desperately hungry. The chocolate machine is playing up, and there's never a train when you want one.

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6th place (tie)

Undo

Neil deMause

You're almost at the end of that adventure game you've struggled so hard to beat, when things get a little crazy.

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The organizer of the 1995 Annual Interactive Fiction Competition was Kevin Wilson.