I've been thinking...
The game I'm writing is for the big contest on Jan. 31. If there are 20 entries, that's well over 2 million words of story for CoG to go through. When do you think they'd announce a winner? April? And then comes any editing/rewrites, if it gets picked for their label.
Win or lose, that means that they'll have 20 games (a few CoG and a lot of Hosted Games) coming out after that, which will take months of post-production. Besides Beta, I'm guessing this game might not release until Aug of next year? Maybe much later.
So, although Life of a Starship Captain isn't the game I'm writing for the contest, I think it'll be the game I write after this one. And with that kind of wait time, who knows, it might get released first!