Now that voting has closed for the 2015 IF Comp, I can talk about the other entrants…
I really loved:’
Birdland by Brandan Patrick Hennessy
Very very funny, well-written, and clever.
Brain Guzzlers from Beyond by Steph Cherrywell
Ditto, but parser.
Cape by Bruno Dias
A gritty superhero origin tale.
Laid off from the Synesthesia Factory by Katherine Morayati
Parser, but the user-friendly kind that always gives you something to read. Gorgeous writing.
Ether by Mathbrush
A fantastic parser game in its own right, but also super friendly to those who are just dumb at parser. All about a world-making nautilus.
Scarlet Sails by me
A CS pirate romp (soon to be massively rewritten for CoG/HG)
Five minutes until the results begin to be announced at https://twitter.com/ifcomp