È appena terminato il concorso italiano di Narrativa Interattiva 2017 e già inizia, puntuale come ogni anno, l'IFComp 2017, la più importante competizione mondiale dedicata all'interactive fiction. 
 
Anche questo anno, come gli anni passati, IFItalia cercherà di dire la sua, provando a recensire quanti più titoli in concorso possibile. Impresa assai ardua, considerando che questa del 2017 è l'edizione più corposa di sempre, con oltre 60 titoli in concorso!!!
 
Le regole per i giudici sono semplicissime e le tre principali si possono riassumere così:
- Ogni gioco che vogliamo valutare deve essere giocato PER UN TEMPO MASSIMO di 2 ore;
- Ogni giudice deve giudicare almeno 5 titoli entro il 15 Novembre;
 
Le due novità principali di questa edizione sono:
- la creazione di un fondo di 6.000,00 $ (il "Colossal Fund") per premiare in modo proporzionale tutti i giochi in concorso con un premio in denaro.
- la possibilità di lasciare un giudizio anonimo destinato agli autori dei giochi.
 
  • 10pm by litrouke  
  • 1958: Dancing With Fear by Victor Ojuel  
  • 8 Shoes on the Shelves by Marc Duane  
  • Absence of Law by mathbrush 
  • The Adventure of Esmeralda and Ruby on the Magical Island by Marco "Erik108" Anastasio 
  • Alice Aforethought by Hanon Ondricek  @hanonondricek  hanon.ondricek@gmail.com
  • AND WHEN I SQUINT IT LOOKS LIKE CHRISTMAS by Norbez 
  • Antiquest by Anton Lastochkin  
  • A Beauty Cold and Austere by Mike Spivey 
  • Behind the Door by eejitlikeme 
  • Black Marker by Michael Kielstra
  • Bookmoss by Devon Guinn  @dguinntweets  
  • A Castle of Thread by Marshal Tenner Winter 
  • The Castle of Vourtram by Alexandre Torres 
  • Charlie The Robot by Fernando Contreras  
  • A common enemy by David de Torres Huerta 
  • The Cube in the Cavern by Andrew Schultz  
  • Day of the Djinn by paperyowl  
  • Deshaun Steven's Ship Log by Marie L. Vibbert  
  • Domestic Elementalism by fireisnormal 
  • The Dragon Will Tell You Your Future Now by Newsreparter 
  • The Dream Self by Florencia Minuzzi  
  • Eat Me by Chandler Groover  
  • Escape from Terra by Mike Gerwat  
  • Étude Circulár by Adam Black  
  • Fake News by Mike Sousa  
  • The Fifth Sunday by Tom Broccoli
  • Future Threads by Xavid  
  • Goodbye Cruel Squirrel by Extra Mayonnaise
  • Grue. by Charles Mangin  
  • Guttersnipe: St. Hesper's Asylum for the Criminally Mischievous by Bitter Karella 
  • Harbinger by Kenna 
  • Harmonia by Liza Daly  
  • Haunted P by Chad Rocketman  
  • Hexteria Skaxis Qiameth by Gabriel Floriano
  • Inevitable by Matthew Pfeiffer 
  • Insignificant Little Vermin by Filip Hracek  
  • Into The Dark by Byron Kiernan  
  • Just Get the Treasure v0.9.1 by Ray B.
  • Land of the Mountain King by Kenneth Pedersen
  • The Living Puppet by Liu Zian  
  • Measureless to Man by Ivan R. 
  • Mikayla's Phone by Mikayla Corolik
  • Moon Base by Andrew Brown 
  • The Murder in the Fog by Xiao Ru 
  • My night by Ivsaez 
  • N O I R by Mars  
  • NIGHTBOUND by ProP  
  • Nyna Lives by Sarah Rhiannon Nowack 
  • Off the Rails by Katie Benson  
  • One way out by Story by Steffen Görzig, Cover by Oliver Lindau  
  • The Owl Consults by Thomas Mack, Nick Mathewson, and Cidney Hamilton  
  • a partial list of things for which i am grateful by Devon Guinn  
  • Queer In Public: A Brief Essay by Norbez  
  • Rage Quest: Disciple of Peace by John Ayliff 
  • Rainbow Bridge by John Demeter
  • Redstone by Fred  
  • The Richard Mines by Evan Wright  
  • Run of the place by WD\x{1F479}K  
  • Salt by Gareth Damian Martin  
  • The Silver Gauntlets by Jean-Paul Peschard  
  • The skinny one. by Annie Z. 
  • Something by Linus Lekander  
  • Swigian by Rainbus North
  • Temperamentum by Matthew Sawchuk 
  • TextCraft: Alpha Island by Fabrizio Polo  
  • Transient Skies by dgtziea 
  • The Traveller by Kaelan Doyle Myerscough 
  • Tuuli by Daurmith and Ruber Eaglenest  
  • Ultimate Escape Room: IF City by Mark Stahl 
  • Unit 322 (Disambiguation) by Jonny Muir 
  • The Unofficial Sea-Monkey(R) Simulation by B.J. Best
  • The Very Old Witch and the Turnip Girl by Megan Stevens 
  • VR Gambler by Robert DeFord
  • A Walk In The Park by Extra Mayonnaise  
  • The Wand by Arthur DiBianca  
  • What Once Was by Luke A. Jones 
  • Will Not Let Me Go by Stephen Granade 
  • The Wizard Sniffer by Buster Hudson
  • Word of the Day by Richard Otter  
 
In attesa delle prime recensioni dei giochi di quest'anno, non ci resta quindi che invitarvi a rileggere le recensioni di IFItalia dedicate alle edizioni precedenti.
 
Forza, avventurieri, è giunto il momento di votare i vostri giochi preferiti!