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ShuffleComp 2023: The Re-Shuffling

ShuffleComp is a musical interactive fiction competition where you make games based on songs, which are submitted by other entrants. The last ShuffleComp occurred in 2015. The rules here are largely based on the rules for ShuffleComp 2014.

How it works:

  1. Sign up for the game jam and/or submit a playlist of up to 8 songs here. This is due by November 26. You can make games without submitting songs, or submit songs without making games, but it is recommended that you do both. Songs from people not making games will only be used if there are not enough songs otherwise.
  2. By December 3, if you indicated that you're interested in the jam, you'll receive a list of 8 songs by email, randomly selected from other participants' submissions. Now, you'll write a game (or up to 3 games) based on some of these songs. You can submit songs to this jam page.
  3. Games are due by January 7, 2024. After which, you'll be able to vote for the following two weeks.

Sign-ups and music submissions

You must sign up using the above form before submitting a game; if you submit a game without signing up via the form, your entry will be removed.

Rules for games:

  • Games should be interactive fiction in some way.
  • Games should be based on at least one of the songs you received, but can use any number of songs. You can interpret "based on a song" however you'd like.
  • Games should not include any generated AI content.
  • You can submit up to 3 games, using different songs or the same songs.
  • Voting will be based on the use of songs and the overall game goodness.

At the end of the Jam, we will create an IFDB page for every entry in order to preserve IF history. You can also create this page yourself before the end of the Jam! Contact the organizers for questions or if you'd rather not be included.

You can also opt-in to see your entry submitted to the IF Archive (the entry will be playable from its IFDB page) or submit it yourself!

Timeline (all times are at 23:59 Pacific Time):

  • November 26, 2023: All music submissions and sign-ups must be received.
  • By December 3, 2023: Playlists will be sent via email, and submissions will open.
  • January 7, 2024: Games due.

Contact:

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Experimental social game. Leave messages for other players in a dead world.
Interactive Fiction
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absolution in a phone booth
Interactive Fiction
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It's all fun and games...
Interactive Fiction
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A short interactive story about summer love and heartbreak.
Interactive Fiction
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A wizard going through a bad breakup gets recruited to a space heist
Interactive Fiction
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A vomit management simulator.
Interactive Fiction
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Interactive Fiction
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One train. Two passengers. Nine stories. Will we meet again at the end of the line?
Interactive Fiction
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Submission to Shufflecomp 2023, fishing with your dad.
Interactive Fiction
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Interactive Fiction
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All you have is your fire, and the place you need to reach.
Interactive Fiction
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When we get up, it's over. Come back to bed?
Interactive Fiction
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Two old estranged friends meet up to talk about their youth, love, and those who were beautiful and wonderful.
Interactive Fiction
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A game for Shufflecomp 2023
Interactive Fiction
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Should history remember me, do know that my likeness was dreadful.
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