Cthalloween Postmortem

Cthalloween officially ended tonight about 45 minutes ago, and it was a ton of fun! Many thanks to our organizers @jaybushman, @kriskowal, @segphault, and yours truly, @joshlewis.

A few stats:

  • We had over 1000 tweets during the event itself, not to mention several hundred before and after the official start and end times.
  • 133 people tweeted about Cthalloween in total.
  • Our top-volume tweeter was @JimGleeson with 255 tweets! What can I say? Wow. That’s 4.5 times more tweets than the #2 in volume.
  • The top five in volume after Jim were @Servantofproces, @officergleason, @falconesse, @theatermonkey, and @wordwill. Nice work, guys.
  • @arstechnica was kind enough to tweet about our game and give us a few more players.

If you had a favorite tweet, a good link, or an observation about the event, post it in the comments and enlighten us all!

Update: It is crucial to mention that our event’s fantastic, green-tentacled “Twitterthulhu” icon was created by none other than John Kovalic of Dork Tower fame, and sponsored by gameplaywright.net. Many thanks!

If you find yourself craving raw data (and c’mon, who doesn’t?) we have some good news for you! Download this zip file to get a raw SQLite and MySQL dump of every Cthalloween-related tweet. Pick your database flavor and have a swim in the data. Hooray!


  1. Scott Schultz
    Posted October 31, 2009 at 10:05 pm | Permalink

    It was fun for as long as I was able to play. Got a late start, and then got terminated mid-story. 🙁

    Looking forward to seeing what the compiled story looks like.

  2. Posted November 1, 2009 at 12:55 pm | Permalink

    What a fabulous days interactive fiction! I was especially in awe of @JimGleeson’s mammoth storyline and @Manxomefoe’s wry humor.

    We wrote a post mortem on our blog. Looking forward to seeing the entire archive.

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