This work also won 1st place in the 2004 Miss Congeniality Awards.
half sick of shadows
All Things Devours is a short piece of interactive fiction, leaning strongly towards the text-adventure end of the spectrum. It explores an all-too-familiar science fiction paradigm in what I hope is a rather refreshing and satisfying manner. However, due to the intrinsic nature of its subject matter, it is more cruel than one might hope for a modern piece of interactive fiction. In particular, any move you make may put things into an unwinnable state. You are therefore encouraged to save frequently, and also to realise that you will probably have to start over several times to find the most satisfactory ending.
This work also won 2nd place in the 2004 Miss Congeniality Awards.
What is your crime? Why do you feel both guilty and unjustly punished? What has happened to your memory? How will you draw a square circle and get out of your prison? What will you find then?
Paul J. Furio
This work also won 3rd place in the 2004 Miss Congeniality Awards.
Why are the older boys so mean? You stood around the arcade all day and weren't able to play even one game on any of the machines! You thought you had your chance when nearly everyone else went home earlier in the evening in order to beat the storm that was gathering outside. Unfortunately, the arcade owner decided to call it quits early as well. Luckily, when the call went out that he was closing up, you were able to sneak into the ball room and hide under the balls. The owner finally left and now it's time to play some games!
Peter Seebach and Kevin Lynn
An IFComp 2004 Entry
The fiendish Tax Collector and his gang of cronies are threatening the city and only YOU - the fabled Masked Defender - can stop him!
N. B. Horvath
Waking from a big night out, Stanley finds himself at a bikie bar in outback Australia in alot of trouble with the law.
William A. Tilli
A journey through the world of the dark places. Your only weapon is Light. Light shall overcome all darkness. Darkness is the absence of light.
Nicholas Dudek, Gregory Dudek, and Natasha Dudek
An execise in fake surreality
Paul Allen Panks
You are a lone ninja, protecting a shinto shrine of Japan. Your goal is to avoid capture by the Evil One, a deft ninja from a rival shrine. He is nearby, but you don't know exactly where. And it is dark outside, with only your senses to trust... There is said to be a rare golden idol in the Evil One's shrine to the west. You must reach it before the rival ninjas find out!
The organizer of the 2004 Annual Interactive Fiction Competition was Stephen Granade.