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Detectiveland (Robin Johnson)

"New Losago, 1929 - a town full of creeps, clowns, mobsters and, if you know where to look, the occasional honest citizen. Guide private investigator Lanson Rose through a series of puzzling cases: solve the city's liquor supply problem in Speakeasy Street, track down a missing food scientist in The Big Pickle, and investigate strange goings-on under a dilapidated mansion in A Study in Squid." - Author's description

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You are standing in a cave... (Caroline Berg)

"... you do not know how you got here. The last thing you remember is going out to eat at a fancy restaurant. Perhaps you were drugged. Perhaps you had a bad case of food poisoning and wandered off, feverish, into the outskirts of town. Whatever the case may be, you are here now. Wherever here is. And you want to leave." - Author's description

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Eight characters, a number, and a happy ending (K.G. Orphanides)

"As you wake to find yourself on the acceleration couch in Control, you can expect the muscle memory of your training to come back first: the product of intensive drills designed to prepare you for both combat and the stresses of command. The reintegration of your memory framework follows: your years at the academy and all that came before." - Author's description

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Ether  (Mathbrush)

"For the first time in centuries, something is different. Your tentacles tingle as you float to the east past icebergs and whirlwinds. You skirt a pocket of hot air, bounce through a field of ice, and finally come upon a massive stormcloud filling the sky to the east." - Author's description

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Download it on the 2015 IF Comp site

Capsule II - The 11th Sandman (PaperBlurt)

"There's this pause on the Makida every time the current Sandman goes back into the cryotube and before the new one awakes. A certain calm where all is still. The Makida's dull hum is heard, but that is all. No footsteps. No whispers. No music. The ship floats onwards, with a whole world within its walls. If something were to go wrong during those few minutes, a whole species would go extinct." - Author's description

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Download it on the 2015 IF Comp site

Brain Guzzlers from Beyond!  (Steph Cherrywell)

"You are Bonnie Noodleman, Ordinary Well-Adjusted Teen-Ager, on an ordinary well-adjusted drive up Make-Out Mountain--until some gooey monstrosity from beyond the stars guzzles your boyfriend's brains clean out of his head! Jeepers, what a pickle! Can you convince the townsfolk you're not koo-koo, or is your thinker next on the alien menu?" - Author's description

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Gargoyle interpreter