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     Announcing the Third Annual Text Adventure Authorship Competition
                     Administered by

When: now!
Entries by: September 30, 1997
Send entries to: TBA on
Games released by: TBA on
Get Games at:
Competition Website:

Text adventures still exist and thrive on the Internet.  If you enjoyed
Zork, Trinity, Corruption, or any of the many other text based games put
out in the 70's and 80's, then I'm sure you'll be pleased to hear that.
You'll be even happier when you find out that there is an annual
competition on the Internet to see who can write the best text adventure,
and that you can enter it, or judge the entries, for free.

The games the authors will create will be solvable in two hours--these are
playable short-stories, rather than interactive novels.  They will be 100%
original works, previously unreleased.  For more information, see the
Competition Website at or contact the
organizer, G.  Kevin Wilson, at

NOTE: The enforced anonymity aspect of the contest has been done away with,
though anonymous entries will be accepted.  However, authors must give the
administrator a contact address, which can be requested to be held
confidential, in the event that there is a problem with the entry or in
case the author is eligible for a prize pick.  If you have any questions,
email G.  Kevin Wilson, at