Goodness, that's a long headline. At any rate, Suveh Nux won the 2007 One Room Game Competition. Version 1.1 fixes a few bugs and makes a few other minor changes to the game.
It's been so long since I updated the news here, I forgot to mention the winners of the 2007 One Room Game Competition. David Fisher's Suveh Nux took first place, with Paolo Maroncelli and Alessandro Peretti's Kinesis taking second and revgiblet's Marika The Offering taking third. Congratulations to the authors!
In more personal news, I completed and released a new game, Child's Play. From the blurb:
It is playgroup day and playgroup day is normally a good day but ever since that little red-haired girl started coming she always wants your toys.
She shouldn't get your toys.
You tried telling the mom this but she doesn't understand you. She mostly ignored you but then she just shoved a pacifier in your mouth and changed your diaper.
It's the completed version of my second-place 2006 Introcomp game, and as such is only the third completed Introcomp game, and the first of the class of 2006. It's also a puzzle game, but unlike my earlier ones, it's impossible to get it into an unwinnable state, and it's chock full of NPCs. You can get it from the IF Archive or my personal site.
Windows Frotz 1.12 adds better support for margins and includes the latest version of ModPlug for playing music.
IFBeginnersComp has a different focus than other competitions: authors must create a game suitable for beginners. The rules are more detailed than that, of course. You have until February 15th to write and enter the game. Judging will last one month, until March 15th.
After a noticeable hiatus, PAWS, the Python-based IF system, is back with a new version. Version 1.5 includes new manuals, one of which is aimed at beginners, and has the usual suite of bug fixes and minor improvements.