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Mission Statement

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.

2008 AIF Mini-comp
2008 AIF Mini-comp
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2008 AIF Mini-comp Winner

2008 Mini-comp Results


Overall Finish Results:

1.  Winter Break by Dudeman
2.  A Lady in Waiting Knight Errant
3.  Riding Home by Raul
4.  Office Fanstasy: Working Late by A. Bomire
5.  Office Fantasy: The Boss's Wife by A. Bomire
6.  A Night with Kes by Purple Dragon
7.  Bad Day to be a Princess by Evil Bob
8.  Lusty Lovers by Negative Slippy Slide
9.  Sexual Awakening by Tanner V. Chorus



Category: Concept

1.  Riding Home
2.  Winter Break
3.  A Lady in Waiting
4.  Office Fantasy: Working Late
5.  Office Fantasy: The Boss's Wife
6.  A Night with Kes
7.  Bad Day to be a Princess
8.  Sexual Awakening
9.  Lusty Lovers


Category: Writing

1.  Winter Break
2.  A Lady in Waiting
3.  Riding Home
4.  Office Fantasy: Working Late
5.  Office Fantasy: The Boss's Wife
6.  A Night with Kes
7.  Bad Day to be a Princess
8.  Sexual Awakening
9.  Lusty Lovers


Category: Characters

1.  A Lady in Waiting
2.  Winter Break
3.  Riding Home
4.  Office Fantasy: Working Late
5.  Office Fantasy: The Boss's Wife
6.  A Night with Kes
7.  Bad Day to be a Princess
8.  Lusty Lovers
9.  Sexual Awakening


Category: Technical

1.  Winter Break
2.  Office Fantasy: Working Late
3.  Office Fantasy: The Boss's Wife
4.  A Lady in Waiting
5.  Riding Home
6.  A Night with Kes
7.  Bad Day to be a Princess
8.  Lusty Lovers
9.  Sexual Awakening


Category: Sex

1.  Winter Break
2.  A Lady in Waiting
3.  Office Fantasy: The Boss's Wife
4.  Office Fantasy: Working Late
5.  Riding Home
6.  A Night with Kes
7.  Bad Day to be a Princess
8.  Sexual Awakening
9.  Lusty Lovers


Category: Enjoyment

1.  Winter Break
2.  A Lady in Waiting
3.  Riding Home
4.  Office Fanstasy: Working Late
5.  Office Fantasy: The Boss's Wife
6.  A Night with Kes
7.  Bad Day to be a Princess
8.  Sexual Awakening
9.  Lusty Lovers


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 is approximately 1.3MB.

2008 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. CST Monday, May 12, 2008.

    • Note: Due to lack of participation the deadline was extended to May 30, 2008.
  • 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.

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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