I recently heard about Gunchocomp through a blog post by Emily Short. Guncho is an extension of the Inform 7 interactive fiction platform that allows the user to create multiplayer/MUD experiences. Not much has been done with multi-user interactive fiction yet, so this competition sounds like a great opportunity to try something new.
I’ve never entered something into an interactive fiction competition before. I fiddled around with Inform 7 for a while and thoroughly enjoyed other people’s work, but I’ve never made anything substantial, myself. The more time I spend with the language, though, the more I admire it – natural language programming is an amazing experience.
So I think I’ll try and create an entry for GunchoComp this year. The deadline is August 6, 2009.