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You shudder, walking through the night breeze. Lights are flickering off in the distance and your chance of reaching safety in time is slimming. A shadow moves swiftly to your left; your gaze darts towards it but it disappears. Suddenly your eyes widen as you see your end approach before you ... a looming ECTOCOMP 2017 has arrived!

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 (in, like, a spooky ghostly way)!

As per tradition, Ectocomp has two categories:

This year, we also have Ectocomp in Español! To make hosting the comp on work, we've split Ectocomp into two separate jam pages and two languages, English and Spanish (That's a total of four jam pages).

You are looking at Le Grand Guignol (English), for games that took 3 hrs or more to create. (Use the map below to change locations).


La Petite Mort (English)

Le Grand Guignol (English) <-- YOU ARE HERE

La Petite Mort (Español)

Le Grand Guignol (Español)


  1. Games should be recognizably "interactive fiction". (Comp admins are not here to police edge cases, but if your game isn't primarily text-based, why are you here? Go enter AsylumJam instead!)
  2. Games should be, y'know, spooky somehow. (Serious, psychological, campy, satire, etc all included)

Go forth and write!

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Spend the night at a state park with a sinister secret
A Macabre Tale
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A short story
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