March 1 is the registration deadline for Spring Thing 2021, so if you’re planning on participating, sign up ASAP.
March 6 is the next meeting of the SF/Bay Area IF Meetup.
March 21 is the next meeting of the Seattle/Tacoma IF Meetup. The group will feature Hanon Ondricek to play and discuss his 2016 game Fair 1.
March 28 is the submission deadline for Spring Thing 2021.
March 31 is the submission deadline for the Text Adventure Literacy Jam.
Game Jams & Competitions
The Text Adventure Literacy Jam is underway this month, and continues to accept submissions until March 31st. The jam encourages authors to build text adventure games suitable for absolute beginners. There are two versions of the game jam, one in English, and one in Spanish.
ParserComp 2021 is also on the horizon. The itch.io page has not been set up yet, but should be ready on April 1 when registration opens. The comp focuses on text input games in the style of Zork, Photopia or Unhallowed.
The newest offering on Choice of Games is Fate of the Storm Gods, a 275,000-word interactive fantasy novel by Bendi Barrett.
Harness wind, earth, fire, and all the forces of nature to destroy your enemies! Will you stabilize the broken magic of the weather, or revel in its chaos?
There are just nine days to go for Failbetter Games’ Kickstarter for Mask of the Rose: A Fallen London Romance, a romantic visual novel set in the Fallen London universe. (In full disclosure: I’m the lead writer on this project.)
If you’d like to take a peek at some of what we’re creating, you can see some of it here: