The Murder in the Fog is a browser-playable, choice-based story by Xiao Ru.
On a freezing night,the classroom was surrounded by fog.A girl sent you a wired picture ,saying that she’s in danger and ask for your help. She was the one you had affection with. What would you do ?
You can play the game online here, though the author recommends “Please download this game for the best experience.”
Review after the cut.
Nowhere Near Single is a Twine work by kaleidofish.
A young woman new to the entertainment industry struggles with harmonizing her public pop star persona and her private polyamorous life. Warning for mildly graphic content.
You can find Nowhere Near Single here until the comp ends.
Review with spoilers after the cut.
In the Friend Zone, by Brandan Vance, is a hyperlink story/game. It is online here.
A horror-parody in the tradition of Franz Kafka. Many regard ‘the friend zone’ as a metaphorical penal colony in which well-intentioned Nice Guys™ frequently find themselves trapped. But what if it were a physical penal colony?
And what if you became stuck in there with the Nice Guys™?
Review, with spoilers, after the cut.
My first game up is Scarlet Sails by Felicity Banks.
Scarlet Sails is a web-based CYOA-style game that combines action with a little bit of relationship simulation:
A rollicking pirate adventure with plenty of swordfights, magic, rum, betrayal, and maybe even true love.
You can find it through the IFComp website or directly here. I recommend playing it with the soundtrack from Pirates of the Caribbean in the background!
A review with some spoilers after the cut.