This jam is now over. It ran from 2022-10-01 07:59:59 to 2022-10-31 08:00:00. View results
The video footage that you are going to watch is the property of GARHAM INDUSTRIES, pioneers of chrono-expeditions since 1878. This brief documentary piece, divided into two parts, corresponds to expedition 14, carried out in 1911 by the team of professor [deleted ]
Since the expeditions in the timeline do not allow to define in any way to which specific chronological point you want to travel, added to the very disturbing and extremely strange particularities of the destination of expedition number fourteen, it is impossible to specify in what year, or even time or approximate period, what happens in this footage is collected and you are going to see.
ECTOCOMP is an annual competition for interactive fiction celebrating 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, LET'S CHECK THE OFFICIAL RESULTS!
For those who want to speed-write their game in 4 hrs or less.
1st Place: The Enigma of the Old Manor House, by Daniel M. Stelzer
2nd Place: Untitled Ghost Game, by Damon L. Wakes
3rd Place: Something Blue, by E. Joyce
4th Place: Nightmares Within Nightmares, by Grahamw
5th Place: Starlight Shadows, by Autumn Chen
6th Place: BLACKOUT, by Playahead Games
7th Place: Buggy, by Mathbrush
8th Place: Cell 174, by Milo van Mesdag
9th Place: THROW. MARIA. OVERBOARD., by Travis Moy
10th Place: MARTYR ME, by Charm Cochran
11th Place: origin of love, by Sophia de Augustine
12th Place: ZIT, by Amanda Walker
13th Place: Zombie Eye, by Dee Cooke
14th Place: One More Page, by PRINCESS INTERNET CAFé
15th Place: You Are a Zombie Yelp Reviewer, by Geoffrey Golden
16th Place: HSL Type Ω MEWP Certification Exam, by Duncan Bowsman
17th Place: There Those Dare Doze, by Andrew Schultz
18th Place: Trick or Treat or Trick or Treat or Trick, by Stewart C Baker
19th Place: Reg and the Kidnapped Fairy, by Caranmegil
For games that, for whatever reason, took longer than 4 hrs to write.
1st Place: The Good Ghost, by Sarah Willson, Kirk Damato
2nd Place: The Spectators, by Amanda Walker
3rd Place: The Trials and Tribulation of Edward Harcourt, by manonamora and MelS
4th Place: God is in the Radio, by catsket
5th Place: Escape from Hell, by Nils Fagerburg
6th Place: The Sun Doesn't Shine Here, by Stanley W. Baxton
7th Place: Quintessence, by Lapin Lunaire
8th Place: A Pumpkin, by fos1
9th Place: The Haunted Help Desk, by DSherwood
10th Place: Defrosted, by Riyadth
11th Place: Zombie Blast 2023, by Sam Ursu
12th Place: This Old Haunted House, by Jason Love
13th Place: You're In Deep, by Xuelder
14th Place: Nowheresville, by Morpheus Kitami and Cody Gaisser
15th Place: Civil Seeming Drivel Dreaming, by Andrew Schultz
16th Place: Euphoria Brighter Than A Comet, by Naomi Norbez (call me Bez)
This competition is for games done in English, French and Spanish. To make hosting the comp on itch.io work, we've split Ectocomp into three separate jam pages.
You are looking at the English ECTOCOMP jam page (use the link below to change language).
As per tradition, Ectocomp has two categories:
THE SUBTHEMES OR INSPIRATION PROMPTS
Additionally, here we have some optional subthemes or inspiration prompts to improve the diversity of topics and ambiances. But, feel free to ignore those and send whatever you want.
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 on each entry page of the jam. The voting period ends on November 20.
Itchio doesn't allow to leave categories unvoted, so vote and judge the games just as normal. Later we'll make separate 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 competition about Interactive Fiction. Take the time to leave a kind comment for the authors to thank their participation and the good times with scary stuff. There are several places where the community can meet to discuss and comment on the works presented:
Have a terrific expedition!
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