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April Fool’s Game Giveaway – No Joke!

Posted by Rampant Coyote on March 29, 2010

Okay. It’s the week of April Fool’s Day, which normally means really obnoxious blog jokes that usually drive me crazy. It’s also the week of my  birthday (this coming Friday, if’n you must know, and I’ll be old enough to know better but young enough to do it anyway…), which is probably why I have a low patience for April Fool’s Day.

So to break with tradition, I’m offering a game give-away contest. Finally, something to look forward to this week! I will buy the contest-winner a game of their choice which I affiliate at Rampant Games.

So here’s the contest. I’d like to do a post with people’s silly little ideas of “X Reasons Why Indie Games Rock.” 101 reasons, if we can swing it. I’d like you guys to help come up with that list. I’m looking for little one liners that may be pithy, poignant, silly, sarcastic, but most of all entertaining.  From your perspective. Stuff like:

Indie Games Rock Because:

  • Big Pixels are Sexy!
  • They aren’t afraid of letting you play it before deciding to pay for it.
  • The next time I’m locked inside somebody’s hotel room, I’ll be fully trained on how to escape!

Please include your alias / nickname (I’ll be attributing each one, if I can), and your email address so I can contact you if you win. Submissions must be received by the end of the day on April 1st, and I’ll announce the winner the next day. And – naturally – anything you submit to me comes with the implicit permission to post it on a blog post.  Address emails to me (I’m jayb and can be accessed via rampantgames.com) with the subject “Contest Entry”, and feel free to include more than one entry in a single email. Alternately, you can PM me on the Rampant Games Forums.

The winner will chosen by an entirely partial and opinionated and unfair judge – ME. In the case of duplicate (or extremely similar) submissions, I’ll go with whichever one I received first.

I will buy the winner  any digital download from the Rampant Games website.  (Yes, I’m just an affiliate, so I do have to buy ’em too…) Plus I’ll throw in a couple of licenses of  Void War, because I can. Plus a copy each for two runners-up. If any other game devs wish to contribute additional prizes or something, feel free. But this isn’t a big, formal contest – just something fun and goofy I came up with this weekend.

In addition – I’ve fallen WAY behind in getting games up on the website. I’ve been focused on Frayed Knights development and neglecting my other duties. So — all this week (and possibly beyond) I will be putting up a new indie game up on the website. They won’t necessarily be brand new ones, just ones that fell through the cracks. And no, this has almost nothing to do with the contest, other than there being more to choose from as the days go by…

So – send me your one-liners on why indie games rock!  I may buy you an indie game of your choice!

Filed Under: Indie Evangelism - Comments: 7 Comments to Read

  • Brian 'Psychochild' Green said,

    Should we post them in comments here, email them, or use telepathy?

    Is there an upper limit to how many can be submitted?

    Time to think. 🙂

  • Rampant Coyote said,

    Since you have to post with an email address here, I will accept comment responses. But it won’t be the preferred method. Email or PM or the forums is best. If you can pull it off with telepathy, I’d LOVE to be on the receiving side of that one, and talk to you about possible business opportunities in Las Vegas….

    And no. No upper limit. Submit early, submit often! I’ll post a thousand reasons if I get that many unique ones!

    The jayb address at rampantgames.com should work best.

  • Spaceman Spiff said,

    If you can wait until after April 1 (because I’m on vacation this week), I can donate one of our games for giveaway… granted, it’s not indie…

  • Rampant Coyote said,

    I’m sure the winner won’t complain if they have to wait a couple of days. 🙂

  • Spaceman Spiff said,

    Ok. I’ll send you some keys when I get back to the mainland.

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