We are proud to announce the winners of the first Choice of Games Contest for Interactive Novels.
180 Files: The Aegis Project by Megan Hall
A tense spy thriller full of twists, gadgets, and emotional depth.
Tale of Two Cranes by Michelle Balaban and Stephanie Balaban
An epic story of war, peace, magic, and politics in ancient China.
The Twelve Trials by Douglas DiCicco
A high-stakes fantasy competition judged by the gods themselves.
The Aegis Saga by Charles Parkes
A fantasy epic that pushes the boundaries of narrative and ChoiceScript.
Finalists (alphabetical by title):
The Butler Did It by Daniel Jonathan Elliot
The Lawless Ones by Avery Moore
The Magician’s Burden by Samuel Harrison Young
There were 21 qualifying games in all. The author pool included both first-timers and veterans; and the genres ranged from high fantasy to gritty dystopia to steampunk. We were thrilled with the enthusiasm, creativity, and hard work that we saw in all the contest entries—and even more, with the active, engaged, supportive community of ChoiceScript authors that the contest fostered.
We’re still considering the possibility of a second contest in the future.
Thank you to everyone who entered! Completing a full-length ChoiceScript game is an achievement in itself.
If you’ve got a finished ChoiceScript game of your own, please consider submitting it to our Hosted Games label.
We hope you’ll all keep writing and playing!