IntroComp: Introduce your narrative game idea to the world!

IntroComp will be back in 2023!

IntroComp is an annual competition where participants develop excerpts of interactive fiction, gain feedback from audience reactions, and use this feedback to release a fantastic final product. Whether you are new to interactive fiction, or a long-time veteran, IntroComp is a great way to float an idea and get feedback before you spend weeks or months working on a major project.

IntroComp has been around since 2002, and unfortunately will be on a little break during this, its twentieth year. However! We do anticipate that this will just be a one year pause. The Interactive Fiction Technology Foundation has agreed to adopt the competition at the request of its most recent organizer, Xalavier Nelson Jr, and to recruit and train a new competition organizer.

If you've ever wanted to get more involved in the interactive fiction community and help other people who want to make games, this would be a great way to get started. Running a smaller competition like this is also a great way to improve your project management and organization skills, and can be an interesting addition to your resume.

Watch this space for an update about the recruitment process.

If you have questions in the meantime, or want to be notified when the recruitment for the new organizer begins, please email interactive.fiction.introcomp at!

Credits: Conceived by Neil deMause in 2002, stewarded by Jacqueline A. Lott from 2003-2017, and adopted by Xalavier Nelson effective 2017. Additional thanks to Dave Cornelson, Justin de Visine, and Jacqueline A. Lott for site hosting, to Dan Shiovitz for years upon years of behind-the-scenes awesomeness, and to the IF Comp and Interactive Fiction Technology Foundation for system support.