IF Comp judging is currently in progress — if you’d like to judge or review games, now is your chance to check that out and submit your votes. Voting ends November 15.
The IGDA Foundation is now accepting 2019 GDC scholarship applications for aspiring and current game designers. The opportunity for IGDA Scholars, IGDA Velocity, and IGDA Next Gen recipients will be open until November 30.
From Now – February 24, 2019, the Victoria and Albert Museum is featuring an exhibit on contemporary video games.
October 19-28 is the submission window for the fifth annual PROCJAM, seeking entries for generative software.
October 20 is the Oxford and London workshop in the Ren’Py tool for building visual novels.
There is a Seattle IF Meetup this month on October 21. The group will be discussing IF Comp and playing through some games.
Ectocomp is taking both Spanish and English-language submissions for their competition from October 26-30, but if you want to start work on your game through the site, it is open now.
October 27, the Baltimore/DC Meetup gets together.
November 3 is the next SF Bay IF Meetup.
November 10-11, AdventureX will return, this time at the British Library. AdventureX is a conference focused on narrative rich games, whether those are mobile or desktop, text-based or graphical; it’s grown significantly in size and professionalism over the last couple of years. (Incidentally, they’ve published their exhibitor list and it’s pretty sweet.)
December 2 is the deadline for entering the Russian Language IF competition KRIL.
December 5-8 in Dublin is the next ICIDS, the international conference on interactive digital storytelling.
This is long in advance, but NarraScope is a recently-announced conference for IF and narrative games to be held in Cambridge, MA June 14-16 of 2019. Here’s how they describe it:
NarraScope is a new games conference that will support interactive narrative, adventure games, and interactive fiction by bringing together writers, developers, and players.
For users of ‧ AGS ‧ ChoiceScript ‧ Hypertext ‧ Inform ‧ Ink ‧ Quest ‧ Ren’Py ‧ Storyspace ‧ TADS ‧ Twine ‧ …add yours? ‧
“Interactive fiction” has many meanings. It describes many kinds of games and many diverse communities of practice. It’s time to bring those communities together to hang out and chat exchange ideas!
For fans of ‧ Zork ‧ The Walking Dead ‧ The Uncle Who Works for Nintendo ‧ Syberia ‧ Sorcery! ‧ Portal ‧ Photopia ‧ Patchwork Girl ‧ Oxenfree ‧ Myst ‧ Meanwhile ‧ Loom ‧ Lifeline ‧ Howling Dogs ‧ Gone Home ‧ 80 Days ‧ Dream Daddy ‧ Device 6 ‧ Counterfeit Monkey ‧ Choice of Broadsides ‧ The Blackwell Legacy ‧ Analogue: A Hate Story ‧ Adventure ‧
We are still finalizing the details of the venue and schedule. We expect to be in Cambridge, in coordination with MIT’s Comparative Media Studies and Writing department. A call for speakers and talk proposals will be posted soon.