One Room Game Competition 2010

Aggiornato il giorno 7 Marzo 2010

One Room Game Competition 2010 has a winner: Igor by Ian Thomson, the only game submitted. It is a very nice game: try it!

After all, thanks to Ian, One Room Game Competition is… still alive!


1) The Organizer offers a 30 euros gift certificate ( or

2) Mr. Mario Trani offer four books.

Best Review Contest

The players are encouraged to send reviews of the games. Among the players who will review all the games, the organizer will choose the best reviewer who will win a 20 euros gift certificate. The reviews must be sent to the organizer:


1) The Organizer. The organizer and games' collector is me, Francesco Cordella (with the help of the friends of IFItalia): I receive games and count the votes. Comp's email: The games will be released on this website.

2) The Main Rule. The Comp is open to text IF or graphic IF games, written in any programming language and never released before. There is just one restriction: the game must have only one location.
What does it means? Moves like >GO IN THE WARDROBE or >GO UNDER THE TABLE are allowed. But the Player can't find himself in another location, with another description: if he enters, or tries to enter, the wardrobe, the game should give sentences like "Ok; you enter the wardrobe, you look inside. Nothing there. You exit". Or: "Ok, you enter the wardrobe, there you wait… and after five minutes a thief opens the front door". So, you can enter wardrobes, you can go under the tables, you can have a "Kitchen (on the chair)" Inform Statusline, but you can't have a new room description. The model is Andrew Plotkin's Shade, a (wonderful) One Room Game: one location, but different places to explore and to live (kitchen, closet). The organizer can disqualify the games that break the Main Rule.

Another example of game not allowed: the player in the room has a flashback and finds himself in another "interactive" room. That's not allowed.

The organizer can disqualify the games that break the Main Rule.

3) Languages. The Comp is open to text IF or graphic IF games, written in any language and programming language.

4) Authors. Each author can submit how many games he wants, and he can participate to all co-productions he wants. Authors are encouraged to submit also a brief profile of themselves and a brief description of the work.

5) Beta-testing. Speaking about beta-testing: the italian community is very small. Can an author be a beta-tester? What if a beta-tester is influenced by the game he has tested? Should an author choose an "outsider"? The rule is that everyone is free to choose his beta-tester. He can beta-test any game, and everyone can vote everything.

6) Deadlines. All games must be sent to the organizer ( by midnight (italian time, GMT+1) of March, 6th,. All games will be uploaded in the next days on this website.

7) Walkthroughs. Every game must be submitted with a walkthrough.

8) How to vote. Votes will be declared open by the organizer on this website in the days following November 18th. From that moment, all votes must be submitted to the organizer ( by the midnight (italian time, GMT+1) of April 10th. Authors and betatesters can judge also the games they wrote/tested. Judges must rate at least two games giving each one a vote on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the best. The final score for each game will be the average of all scores submitted for that game. Judges are encouraged to write brief reviews of the games.

9) Silence. Players are asked not to discuss the entries in a newsgroup during the (very brief, indeed) judging period. We think it's fair for this reason above all: a public discussion can influence one judge's opinion (why there are ten threads about game X and nothing for game Y? Maybe X is better than Y?… Look what they have discovered in game X; yeah, but there's something interesting in game Y, too. It's too late, I've just voted). Opinions and suggestions can be send privately to the authors (I encourage you to do so), and authors must reply privately also.

10) Deus ex machina. The organizer has the final word in any dispute. Updates and everything regardng ORGC will be published on this website. For any questions write to

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