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Inside Erin is written and published by people who enjoy AIF. It is done for fun, but we also have some goals that we seek to achieve through the newsletter:

1. To encourage the production of more quality AIF games by providing advice from game developers, and by offering constructive criticism that is specifically relevant to AIF.

2. To encourage activity and growth in the AIF community. We aim to generate a constant level of activity so that there aren’t long periods in which people can lose interest in AIF.

3. To help document and organize the AIF community. This is done through reporting on games and events, as well as by helping to organize community-wide activities such as competitions and the Erin Awards.

2007 AIF Mini-comp
2007minicomp
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2007 AIF Mini-comp Results

2007 AIF Mini-comp Results

Overall Finish Results:

1.  The Second Guest by GoblinBoy (writing as ShadowDance88)
2.  A Goblin's Life by Burnout and BBBen
3.  HORSE by A. Ninny
4.  The Casabian Virus by GoblinBoy
5.  Time in the Dark by Purple Dragon
6.  The Fiendish Revenge of Baron Von Glockenspiel by Girion
7.  Scandal on the Seven Seas by Faraday
8.  Plains of Fantasy by Paul Swift
9.  Lysistrata by Knight Errant
10. Flexibility by Fred Freeble
11. Hard Core by Hardcore IF
12. Stalker Neighbor by Snouff Man

Category: Concept

1. The Second Guest
2. Time in the Dark
3. A Goblin's Life
4. The Casabian Virus
5. HORSE
6. The Fiendish Revenge of Baron Von Glockenspiel
7. Plains of Fantasy
8. Scandal on the Seven Seas
9. Lysistrata
10. Flexibility
11. Hard Core
12. Stalker Neighbor
Category: Writing

1. The Second Guest
2. A Goblin's Life
3. The Casabian Virus
4. The Fiendish Revenge of Baron Von Glockenspiel
5. Time in the Dark
6. HORSE
7. Hard Core
8. Scandal on the Seven Seas
9. Lysistrata
10. Plains of Fantasy
11. Flexibility
12. Stalker Neighbor
Category: Characters

1. The Second Guest
2. A Goblin's Life
3. The Fiendish Revenge of Baron Von Glockenspiel
4. The Casabian Virus
5. Time in the Dark
6. HORSE
7. Scandal on the Seven Seas
8. Plains of Fantasy
9. Flexibility
10. Hard Core
11. Lysistrata
12. Stalker Neighbor
Category: Technical

1. HORSE
2. The Casabian Virus
3. Time in the Dark
4. The Second Guest
5. A Goblin's Life
6. The Fiendish Revenge of Baron Von Glockenspiel
7. Scandal on the Seven Seas
8. Lysistrata
9. Plains of Fantasy
10. Hard Core
11. Flexibility
12. Stalker Neighbor
Category: Sex

1. The Second Guest
2. A Goblin's Life
3. HORSE
4. The Casabian Virus
5. Time in the Dark
6. The Fiendish Revenge of Baron Von Glockenspiel
7. Scandal on the Seven Seas
8. Flexibility
9. Lysistrata
10. Plains of Fantasy
11. Stalker Neighbor
12. Hard Core
Category: Enjoyment

1. The Second Guest
2. A Goblin's Life
3. HORSE
4. Time in the Dark
5. The Casabian Virus
6. The Fiendish Revenge of Baron Von Glockenspiel
7. Scandal on the Seven Seas
8. Plains of Fantasy
9. Lysistrata
10. Hard Core
11. Flexibility
12. Stalker Neighbor

The complete mini-comp file may be downloaded by clicking this link. It is also available at the Yahoo! AIF Archive and at AIFGames.com. The file weighs approximately 2.3MB.

This is the list of games in this year's competition:

  • The Casabian Virus by GoblinBoy, TADS 2
  • The Fiendish Revenge of Baron Von Glockenspiel by Girion, TADS 3
  • Flexibility by Fred Freeble, TADS 3
  • A Goblin's Life by Burnout and BBBen, ADRIFT 3.9
  • Hard Core by Hardcore IF, Inform Z-Code
  • HORSE by A. Ninny, TADS 2
  • Lysistrata by Knight Errant, TADS 3
  • Plains of Passion by Paul Swift, ADRIFT 3.9
  • Scandal on the Seven Seas by Faraday, ADRIFT 4.0
  • The Second Guest by ShadowDance88, TADS 2
  • Stalker Neighbor by Snouff Man, RAGS
  • Time in the Dark by Purple Dragon, Inform GLULX



2007 Mini-comp submission rules are as follows:

  • Your game must have three or fewer rooms. Closets do not count as rooms so long as they're just places to store things. If your player is required to spend more than a couple of turns in a closet, it counts as a room.
  • Your game may have no more than three characters, including the player-character(s). No more than two of those characters may participate interactively in sex scenes. This is a expansion on previous years' rules and allows the PC to be a non-participant or voyeur while the two non-player characters have sex, and also allows the game to switch the PC from one character to another.
  • Multimedia (images and sounds) are permitted, but may not add more than 150KB to the native (unzipped) size of the game file.
  • No part of your game can have been released to the public before the deadline.
  • Your game must be winnable (or at least it must have an ending that the player can reach).

Mini-comp submission procedures are as follows:

  • The submission deadline is 9:00 a.m. CDT Friday, May 11, 2007.

  • I will be available to help beta-test your game. Beta-testing is strongly encouraged but not required.

  • I will collect the entries by e-mail and post the games on this web site. Send your entry to ninnyAIF AT gmail DOT com (obscured to prevent spam).

  • Authors should send a walkthrough with their entry. The walkthrough will be used by comp organizers to verify the game can be won and to provide hints for players.

Voting procedures are as follows:

  • Everyone, including entrants, will be allowed to vote.

  • Voters will have approximately two weeks to play all the games and vote. The voting deadline will be announced when the games are released.

  • Voting will be conducted in a manner similar to that of the Erins: return a ballot marked in order of preference for each category. Votes will be counted using the instant-runoff method.

  • Discussion of games (including requests for hints) will be forbidden during the voting period.

  • Authors will not be permitted to post updates of their games during the voting period. They may post 'technical bulletins' with instructions as to how to work around bugs that are discovered. Technical bulletins must be approved by mini-comp organizers before being posted.

I am tweaking the judging this year. Voters will be asked to judge all the games in the following categories:

  • Concept. Is it a good idea for a mini-comp game? Does it work well with the set limits? Does it feel complete or more like a game fragment?
  • Writing. How well-written is it? Do the settings have the atmosphere that the author seems to be after?
  • Characters. Do the characters 'come to life'? How sexy are they?
  • Sex. How hot are the sex scenes?
  • Technical. How many bugs are there? What neat tricks did the author invent?
  • Enjoyment. How much did you like the game?
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