In a dark place. You open your eyes, and you are in a cold, dim, lonely place. Dark purple fog billowing all around. The stone floor has a faint purple glow too. The strange darkness reaches as far as the eye can see. But no, no, suddenly you can make a vague shape in the fog. It’s a person sitting in a huge throne made of rock. Her face is turned away from you, but you can tell that she’s a queen, dressed in long flowing purple garments. After a moment, she turns to face you. And that’s when you should start to get really scared. She says: “Come here, come here! Join in! Join the ECTOCOMP 2019!”
Ok here’s the deal with this. Hosted over on itch.io ECTOCOMP is a friendly annual competition for interactive fiction written for the SPOOKY MONTH OF HALLOWEENTOBER. Whether you celebrate Halloween, Day of the Dead, All Saint’s Eve, or just love ghost stories and creeping people out, this is your time to shine!
There’s some prompts over on the main site and two categories- under 4 hours or over 4 hours to write. That’s right! All you need is 4 hours to make a mini game to enter. (Of course you can make a longer game for those of you who don’t already have a large pile of WIP’s gathering space in your hard drive if you wish.) You can use what ever type of coding you want, as long as it’s interactive (so choicescript is fine.) I think this would be a great chance to get some of the writers around here creating some spooky stories for everyone to enjoy.
Submissions open from October 27th 2019 at 5:59 PM to October 31st 2019 at 5:59 PM.
Edit: I almost forgot to add, there’s also a Spanish version of this comp too!