In the belated news department, the 2007 IntroComp winners were announced on August 26th. Congratulations to Jimmy Maher, who took first place with his entry The King of Patches and Stitches. The full results are:
INTROCOMP 2007 WINNER:
- The King of Shreds and Patches, by Jimmy Maher
- Tin, by Jim Aiken
- Jacob's Travels, by Anssi Raisanen
FOUR HONORABLE MENTIONS
(Listed in no particular order)
- Jack in the Box, an introduction by Marius Muller.
- Three Princes, an introduction by Alex Godofsky.
- Trainstopping, an introduction by Ben Collins-Sussman.
- Folkar Station, by Doug Jones.
Congratulations to all entrants, and best of luck on them finishing their games.
More belated news: Inform 7 Beta 4X60 was released for Mac OS, Windows, and Linux. Notable changes include the bundling of Jon Ingold's "Text Variations" extension into Inform 7 proper and the addition of an additional new manual, "The Inform Recipe Book". As of right now the Windows build of 4X60 isn't listed on the Inform site, but is available through this direct link.
By the bye, if you're using GNOME under Linux, you should try GNOME Inform 7 version 0.5.