Unfortunately, there were no organizers for the traditional AIF Minicomp this year and last year, so an alternative event was held instead, the AIF Minifest and Writing Salon. Instead of the traditional Minicomp author gladiator battles put on for the amusement of the readers, the Minifest was designed as a communal space for authors where they could get together to support each other as they wrote some games and released them at the end. Although there was a lot of creative story ideas generated by many authors at the beginning, only two games were completed by the end. You can trace the development process of these works as part of the AIF Writing Salon.
The two games that are being released as part of the Minifest are
First Date by Seattleman
After hitting it off with the lovely Katherine on an online dating site, you are going to meet her for a first date at Benscamo's Cafe.
Note (9/30): To play ADRIFT games, you need to run the ADRIFT interpreter program. Then, open the .taf file in that program. To find out where to download an ADRIFT interpreter, please consult the AIF FAQ.
Mrs. Harrow and the Rake by Lost Trout
Seduce Mrs. Harrow as a Victorian era rake.
I'm still in the process of uploading the Minifest games to a proper site, and I won't make a proper announcement about the Minifest until then. But for those of you who want a head-start over the weekend, I've temporarily uploaded the games into Dropbox.
These authors participated in the AIF Writing Salon, so if you're interested, you can trace the development process of these works there.