This work also won 2nd place in the 2002 Miss Congeniality Awards.
Mike Sousa and Jon Ingold
Dr. Taylor's looking worried. Dr. Kurner's looking exhausted. Zak is grinning with glee. Today is the big day, and you're about to try out the crowning experiment of your life, and in AtlantisLab's chequered history. It's just a shame that it's not going to work. And you're unlikely to stay alive through the consequences. TILL DEATH... and then some.
This work also won 1st place in the 2002 Miss Congeniality Awards.
Photograph is a story-driven, almost puzzleless work about a man obsessed with what he perceives to have been a wrong turn in his life. The story has dark themes with elements that are either fantasy, or delusion on the part of the protagonist (depending on your view).
Yoon Ha Lee
Peter Seebach and Kevin Lynn
This work also won 3rd place in the 2002 Miss Congeniality Awards.
Robert Goodwin, Helen Trevillion, Nanami Nekono, and Oya-G
Terrence V. Koch
St. Augustine, Florida is a city rich in history. Touted as the Oldest City in the United States, tourists flock to her to learn something of the nation's earliest settlers and get a sense of what life was like in the past.
But there is another side of St. Augustine that reveals itself when the sun goes down. It is a city steeped in legends of the supernatural, as evidenced by the many ghost tours that are offered along the city streets.
While on one of these tours you realize that the many stories are more than legends, they are chronicles of events that hold personal significance for you. In fact, your seemingly innocent decision to take the tour sets off a chain of events that trigger painful memories for you, endangers the life of an attractive tour guide, and brings you face to face with an ancient enemy.
Will questions that have haunted you for years be answered? Will an ancient curse be lifted? Will a 600-year-old conflict be resolved? These are questions you hope to find answers for tonight . . . in Augustine!
IFComp 2002 entry.
Eric's Gift - A short interactive story about painting the future.
J. D. Berry
Not a text adventure -- closer to an alternate reality game, with puzzles strewn across various web sites, comprising diaries by fictional characters, press releases by fictional companies, and so on.
The game is no longer playable as intended, as much of these resources have disappeared from the web. Some additional information is archved at its IFDB page.
Howard A. Sherman
In financial difficulties, you go to meet with a neighbor during a party. However, he seems to be missing. Where could he be? And who are these mysterious party guests? Watch out for the police, they seem to be suspicious of you!
Daniele A. Gewurz
Alan Mead and Ian Mead
The organizer of the 2002 Annual Interactive Fiction Competition was Stephen Granade.