Choice of Games Contest for Interactive Novels - WINNING ENTRIES ANNOUNCEMENT



We are proud to announce the winners of the first Choice of Games Contest for Interactive Novels.

1st Place
180 Files: The Aegis Project by Megan Hall
A tense spy thriller full of twists, gadgets, and emotional depth.

2nd Place
Tale of Two Cranes by Michelle Balaban and Stephanie Balaban
An epic story of war, peace, magic, and politics in ancient China.

3rd Place
The Twelve Trials by Douglas DiCicco
A high-stakes fantasy competition judged by the gods themselves.

Honorable Mention
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!

How much work did you put into a game?

Massive congrats to all! I’m so thrilled to have been a part of this!


I’m not crying, you’re crying!


Eyyy, congratz. :ok_hand:


Congradulations to all those that won. Cannot wait to see them all published. :grin:


Gratz to everyone, and looking forward.


BIG CONGRATULATION TO @Scribblesome , @SharpOne & @TwoSharp, @Charles_Parkes, @Avery_Moore, @Samuel_H_Young (and the others who i don’t know their forum names) :tada::tada::tada::confetti_ball::sparkles::balloon:




Huge congratulations! I’m very excited to see the games!


Congrats everyone! Absolutely looking forward to everyone’s games.


Congratulations, everyone!


This is so amazing :tada: ; we literally have not stopped dancing! :dancer: Stephanie and I are both so honored (and shocked in all honesty) that it doesn’t even feel real yet.

Congratulations to all the participants; it was a lot of hard work and everyone should be proud of their efforts! And thank you to all the judges and Choice of Games for this giving us this awesome opportunity :hugs:

Now, I have some more dancing, screaming, and hopping up and down to do :star_struck:


It’s real! Congratulations from the COG team.


I’m still kind of giggling madly to myself, but wow :joy: Thankyou so much!!

And congratulations to everyone! Creating a whole game in a year is a huge achievement and I’m looking forward to reading everyone’s when they come out!


Congrats to you! :champagne:


Huge congratulations to everyone, especially @Scribblesome, @SharpOne, @TwoSharp and @Luxtizer! Really looking forward to seeing the games on COG. :grin:


I’d be really interested to see my final scores to see where I could improve moving forward.


Same. Any feedback at all would be awesome. :blush:


Congratulations to everyone who was part of this😁


Congratulations to everyone!!