November 7 is the next meeting of the SF/Bay Area IF Meetup.
November 15 is the next meeting of the Seattle Area IF Meetup, focusing on games from this year’s IF Comp.
November 21-22 is the weekend for the 2020 WordPlay online festival.
Contest, Jams, and Festivals
Hand Eye Society is hosting its 2020 WordPlay festival on November 21 and 22. The festival celebrates “the most interesting uses of writing and words in contemporary games. Each year there will be a curated game showcase, talks by creators about the craft, and ways for the public to learn about making games.” The event is taking place online, and it is free to attend.
The submission window has closed for both IF Comp and Ectocomp 2020, but the voting period is now underway. For Ectocomp, you can cast votes on your favorite games until November 15. For IF Comp, you have until November 29 to vote.
IF Comp is also continuing to accept prizes and contributions to the Colossal Fund.
AdvXJam (a non-ranked game jam hosted by the Adventure X Team) is coming up during the second half of the month, November 14-28. The jam focuses on story-driven games, and is open to authors at all levels of experience.