This jam is now over. It ran from 2019-10-27 06:59:59 to 2019-10-31 06:59:59. View results
In a dark place. You open your eyes, and you are in a cold, dim, lonely place. Dark purple fog billowing all around. The stone floor has a faint purple glow too. The strange darkness reaches as far as the eye can see. But no, no, suddenly you can make a vague shape in the fog. It’s a person sitting in a huge throne made of rock. Her face is turned away from you, but you can tell that she's a queen, dressed in long flowing purple garments. After a moment, she turns to face you. And that’s when you should start to get really scared. She says: "Come here, come here! Join in! Join the ECTOCOMP 2019!"
Art by Wingless Little People
Banner by Josh Giesbrecht
Text mashup by Ruber Eaglenest
ECTOCOMP is an annual competition for interactive fiction written for the SPOOKY MONTH OF HALLOWEENTOBER. Whether you celebrate Halloween, Day of the Dead, All Saint's Eve, or just love ghost stories and creeping people out, this is your time to shine!
The competition is over! Check for the proper results just a little there, just below.
This competition is for games done in English and Spanish. To make hosting the comp on itch.io work, we've split Ectocomp into two separate jam pages.
You are looking at the English ECTOCOMP jam page (use the link below to change language).
THE RESULTS BY MAIN CATEGORIES
La Petite Mort
The Reptile Room
The Witch Beyond the Woods
The Crimson Terrors of Delamay Manor
Quite Queer Night Near
Day of the Dead–One Soul’s All Souls Procession
holloween spookie adventure chapter 1
Le Grand Guignol
A Journey to Omega Station
Untitled Nopperabou Game
Additional Tales from Castle Balderstone
When He Died
Crumbs 2: the Will of the People
Pumpkin Pie for Your Soul
Once upon a winter night, the ragman came singing under your window
Congrats to everybody! Than you to make of this an amazing event!
This year we want to propose five optional subthemes to improve a more diversity of topics and ambiances. But, feel free to ignore those and send whatever you want.
As per tradition, Ectocomp has two categories:
Go forth and don't be cursed!
VOTES, FEEDBACK, AND COMMUNITY
To vote and participate as a jury, you must do so by giving between 1 to 5 stars at each entry page of the jam. The voting period ends on December 1.
Itchio doesn't allow to leave categories unvoted, so vote and judge the games just as normal. Later we'll make separated ranked lists with each category.
In addition to each entry page, each game has its own itchio homepage. It is somewhat confusing, but it is a way of distinguishing when a game belongs to a jam.
Receiving feedback from players is an essential part of participating in a jam. Take the time leave a kind comment to the authors to thank their participation because having some good times (scary ones). There are several places where the community can meet to discuss and comment on the works presented:
Have terrifying adventures!
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