Twenty years! I'm delighted that IFComp, and Interactive Fiction is still going strong after all this time. And I'm proud to have been a part of it for so long, if only in a limited judging capacity. I considered entering a gamebook, seeing as one made it in last year, but it feels against the spirit of the competition. One of these days I learn Twine or Inkle or something.
Forty Two entries this year, the most since 2006. The majority of them look very promising. I'm hoping the 20th anniversary brings out the best in everyone. I'm excited! Let's all get excited for Text Adventures!