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Hi

We have a ParserComp 2022 participation certificate that we'd like to send to you, for being part of the competition. 

If you'd like to claim it, could you please email the organisers at parsercomp@gmail.com?

Thanks!

Hi

We have a ParserComp 2022 participation certificate that we'd like to send to you, for being part of the competition. 

If you'd like to claim it, could you please email the organisers at parsercomp@gmail.com?

Thanks!

Hi

We have a ParserComp 2022 participation certificate that we'd like to send to you, for being part of the competition. 

If you'd like to claim it, could you please email the organisers at parsercomp@gmail.com?

Thanks!

Hi

We have a ParserComp 2022 participation certificate that we'd like to send to you, for being part of the competition. 

If you'd like to claim it, could you please email the organisers at parsercomp@gmail.com?

Thanks!

Hi

We have a ParserComp 2022 participation certificate that we'd like to send to you, for being part of the competition. 

If you'd like to claim it, could you please email the organisers at parsercomp@gmail.com?

Thanks!

Hi

We have a ParserComp 2022 participation certificate that we'd like to send to you, for being part of the competition.

If you'd like to claim it, could you please email the organisers at parsercomp@gmail.com?

Thanks!

Yes, I think next year we won't be using itch.io and we'll be making a few changes overall. We've learnt a lot from this year's competition!

Hello Ken

Not being much of a mathematician, I'll take your word for it and defer to fos1 (who is much more of a mathematician). These being the results we've published, we'll stick with then even if the weights are slightly different. I don't think it makes a material difference anyway, but will ask my co-organiser to check. Thanks for your vigilance!

Christopher

I'm sorry to see that Lantern has been withdrawn from the competition. It's unfortunate that there's no way of DMing people on itch.io, otherwise I'd follow up with the author.

I hope Sylfir has a change of heart and puts the game back up. I know there were several people looking forward to playing it.

Many thanks for taking the time to review this year's games kenped!

Great! Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this year's games.

Vote, vote, vote now!

Sounds like a technical fix, so fine - go ahead and fix it.

@AZ: "Garden of the forking paths" is actually a great name for an out of competition category.  Can we steal it?


@Dorian Passer: I've added your game back in, with a note explaining that we'll exclude from final rankings.

Yes, it's definitely broken! I have contacted itch admin but they're yet to reply.

We've put this back in, at the author's request, so players can feedback and rate - but we'll exclude it from the final rankings as it falls outside what is recognisably a 'parser game'.

In future, we might have a separate category for experimental / unconventional things like this that still stake a claim to be a parser game.

Any solution anyone?

I'd need something more definite, like a plague of frogs, before I could draw that sort of conclusion.

Let me consult with my fellow organiser over the usual champagne and oyster lunch. Leave with me for the moment.

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Thanks for sharing this Dorian.

I have to confess that most of this is far over my head, as I'm not remotely a software engineer or anything of the sort. What I do pick up is that this is doing some clever linguistic processing stuff under the hood, but the implementation of it in your game looks, on the face of it, not anything like everyman's idea of a parser game. It seems to us (organisers) that your game falls outside the boundaries of what we'd accept in this necessarily restrictive competition (for a particular type of text game) but would definitely fly in another text game competition with more inclusive criteria (the upcoming IF Comp would be an obvious place to put a game like this). So we hope to see more of your work - and, hopefully, all of this discussion will have made people sufficiently curious to go and have a look at Cost of Living!

Hi, we have a problem with the scoring not working in our jam: https://itch.io/jam/parsercomp-2022/entries

For some reason, even if all categories have been rated, trying to save the rating results in the error "no score for Writing" (Writing being one of the categories).  See below:


Can this be fixed? Otherwise, nobody can rate any of the games in the jam!

Many thanks.

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I've contacted the admin and ask them to fix it! Will let you all know when this is fixed. 

If it isn't fixed then we might have to give everyone a lamp!

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Ah yes, I think I've experienced that before. I think it's just itch's system being rubbish. I'll ask them to fix it.

It's basically got to be text commands controlling a world model, and Dorian's game, interesting though it is,  just wasn't that.

Hello Dorian


Sorry we had to disqualify your game! I did play it, and it is lovely, but it's not a parser game according to our criteria (it does have to be text commands controlling some sort of word model, and yours is something different).


I hope folks still go and play it - it's worth their time. I reckon it, or something like it, would do well in another text game competition that accepts other sorts of entries (like choice-based games, etc). There are a few about.

We're sorry to disqualify this from the competition, but it's not a parser game (even remotely) and so not eligible.

I hope that people will still play it! But it's not eligible for this comp.

Ok, sounds like a bug fix. Go ahead, fix and update. 

That sort of thing is allowed - just adding new content and further developing the game isn't.

Yup - have a look at the info about rating on the main jam page. You can't give 0 stars (itch's error, not ours!) So use 1-5 stars in the main categories (which apply to all games) and use 1 as 'not applicable' in supplementary categories where they don't apply to the game you're rating.

If they don't qualify, yes. If they do (even if they're at the edge), no. We'll check!

Sounds fine to me.

Send it to parsercomp@gmail.com and we can have a super quick look at it!

I mean, there is still time if you want to start right now!

Hmm - ok: they need to be entirely readable and playable in English. By which we mean: content can be duplicated in another language but all game content must be available (and primarily) in English.

Great to have you on board! Looking forward to your game.

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Hi

I'd like to have some voting criteria in my jam that may not apply to all games, eg a 'graphics' criterion when some games may be text-only. My question is: is it possible to not vote on a criterion in the situation where is does not apply to a particular entry? I know some jams have had problems in the past with this not being possible: it seems that a star rating has to be given for each category even when it doesn't apply; it can't be left blank. In that situation, I've seen people giving 1 star in a category that doesn't apply, just to get the vote through, but that's really not ideal. Is there a way around this?

Focusing on making something that you'd like to play yourself, rather than something that you think will please your notional audience, is definitely the best idea! Of course, achieving both is the happiest outcome. 


Plenty of time left to get this done. Keep going!

What a kind offer! You might try advertising that over at the https://intfiction.org/ forum as well. Time is getting tight before the deadline but it would be great if you got a game together to submit.

Love the music! And keep chattering away if it helps (as long as you don't chatter so much you miss the deadline...). I'm following along closely.

Welcome to the jam! 

The other replies give you all the information you need to get started. If you're planning to use an existing game engine rather than rolling your own, I recommend Adventuron as it's beginner friendly and quite easy to get a game up and running quickly (and there's an active Discord community).

Good luck!