Hey all! Alex Danger here, and holy crap we’ve had a lot of contests start in the past week, with even more to come! Our contests are changing in some really fun and new ways and we wanted to keep you informed in case you want to get in on the action. In addition to conventional prizes, such as beta keys, we’re introducing new rewards for those willing to put in a little bit of effort to take part in the development of their favorite games.
The prime example of this is our recent Earthlock: Festival of Creativity Contest (best title ever, I don’t care what you think). Earthlock: Festival of Magic is an old-school RPG, hearkening back to Japanese style games with non-linear movement in a lavishly detailed world. We collaborated with the kind folks at SnowCastle Games and came up with two separate, but equally rewarding contests. Our first contest is randomly drawn, and all you have to do is throw your name into the hat, figuratively speaking. The first contest winner will have the opportunity to design a unique in-game object to be used or seen throughout the world of Umbra. The winner of the second contest will get to work with the games’ artists and designers to create their own monster to fight in-game. This contest in enter-able by submission only, and responses are reviewed by Earthlock’s staff for pertinence to story. Feel free to enter the Festival of Creativity contest here! Ends April 12th.
Goats are odd creatures, often having a lethargic and awkward demeanor, right? WRONG. Goats are amazing, they headbutt stuff, break femurs, jump through the sky, sacrifice townspeople to a dark goat god and crash parties. Goat Simulator is almost too much, but in a good way. We’re hosting a contest to create a new map for Goat Simulator to be showcased at E3! To enter, simply upload your User-generated map to the Goat Simulator page on Steam Workshop. On May 5th, Coffee Stain studios will begin evaluating all of the submitted maps to pick their favorites and to contact the lucky winners. We’re also holding a Goat Simulator Launch Giveaway for a round of game keys, here. The time you spend with our furry friend will no doubt prove enriching and rewarding in more ways than one, we promise. Ends April 4th.
Duelyst is a game I’m really excited for, even more so because of the awesome contest we’re putting on for them. This crisp 8-bit action-strategy game pits factions against one another on a pixelated battleground, and with ranked modes available its replayability is assured. If you’ve ever played a game that emphasizes ranked competitive play you know the value of standing out amongst a crowd. Personal flair is a good way to set yourself apart from the rest of the pack, and we’ve got cool prizes for the six lucky winners of our Duelyst contest. These winners will receive personalized icons, the likes of which are available to nobody else in the world. With special icon borders, portraits, and being numbered one through six, these icons will highlight your prestige in all of your ranked interactions. To check out these icons and enter our Duelyst Ranked Flair Contest, click here! Ends April 9th.
Lastly, we have our second round of Nether beta keys giveaway! Nether is a new zombie survival game in which you are thrown into a post apocalyptic world with little more than a big knife and your wits. Much like other MMO survival games zombies aren't your only worries, as other players can hunt you down to take your supplies. There are two parts to this contest; the first is a guest key giveaway, and the second is a full game key giveaway. We’re offering 10,000 generated guest keys here. Or if you’re feeling lucky and want to enter the full game key contest, click here. Ends April, 15th.
All of these amazing contests have started in the past week, and will continue for a short while, so enter while you can! We’ll keep bringing you new and exciting content in the coming months, so be sure to follow us on twitter @CurseGamepedia and like us on Facebook for any important updates! And remember, it’s dangerous to go alone… be prepared with Gamepedia!