Contests

Octo-Question: If You Could Only Play One Game, for life, What would it Be?

Posted on by Daniel Campbell in Contests, Features, Uncategorized | 17 Comments

[WINNERS: Congrats to Keven Aubin, Machaira and Edgar Alan! Please follow @DanielRCampbell on twitter so we can get your address to send your prizes!]

[Ask The Octopus works like this; We ask our staff a question. We encourage all of you to answer the question as well. Feel free to comment on our site, N4G or any other place we post the question. We'll pick the answers we like, then post them up in another article the following week! Those people also get a prize...of some kind. It might be a free game code, PSN funds, Microsoft points or (most likely) something from our random bag of crap... Don't get your hopes up.]


This Week’s Question: If you had to play ONLY ONE game for the rest of your life, what would it be?

This Week’s Prize: This week, the three  favorite comments will get a random bit of swag from our swag bag. Will you get something awesome? Something lame? Lady luck with decide!
Rules: 
  1. Yes, it can be an MMO or Online Multiplayer game, but it will NEVER be updated. If your game features local multiplayer, you can assume that there WILL be other people to play with.
  2. It cannot be a series. It must be one SKU and that is all.
  3. DLC is not included in the package.
  4. “Game of the Year” editions are not eligible.

Smudged Cat Games Giving Away Copies of The Adventure of Shuggy

Posted on by Mike Wall in Contests, PC, PC News | Leave a comment

Smudged Cat Games is celebrating this week’s Steam release of The Adventures of Shuggy by giving away copies of the game and other Shuggy-related “goodies.” All you have to do to win is follow Smudged Cat on Twitter and tweet “Adventures of Shuggy now available on Steam. RT for chance to win Shuggy goodies” or like the link on Facebook. A winner will be picked at random each day this week.

One lucky person will win a T-shirt, bag, comic and copy of the game, and four others will win the game. But seriously, if you don’t win a T-shirt with a purple bat, does it even count as winning? If you don’t score a free copy, you can still pick up the game on sale for $8.

Source: Smudged Cat Games

Contest: Win Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2

Posted on by Mike Wall in Contests | 14 Comments

It’s been quite an interesting run for Sonic. When he burst onto the scene in the early 90s, he was a compact ball of energy. Then, like many entertainers, his life sputtered out of control and he hit some truly dark spots (seriously? a werehog?). But now Sega has the speedster sprinting in the right direction, and we’d like to give one of our lucky readers a chance to win his latest adventure game, Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 for XBLA, courtesy of the fine folks at Sega.

Read our full review to find out our thoughts on Sonic’s latest revival.

Thre are two ways to win, and you are encouraged to enter both ways! One random winner will be picked Monday, June 4 at 6 PM EST.

1) Post in this thread about your favorite classic Sonic game. Original? Prowling sequel? Spinball? CD?

2) Follow @armlessoctopus on Twitter and tweet the following:

Visit @armlessoctopus for a chance to win Sonic 4 Ep. 2 for #xbla #xbox #sonic http://bit.ly/L3pdQo

Play Demos and Win PC Accessories at IndieCity

Posted on by Dave Voyles in Contests | Leave a comment

IndieCity recently held a successful Developer Challenge where their goal was to get 100 developers to submit titles before a set deadline. Game creators have held up their end of the bargain, and now IndieCity is delivering an interesting challenge to the gamers.

For the next 12 days, a series of questions will appear on the site: each question is tailored toward one of the 100 games that have been submitted. Don’t worry about playing too far into any of these games though, as you’ll only need a taste. Questions will be answerable after only a brief time with a few of the games, and winners will be announced April 5.

Each correct answer will grant you 5 entries into the competition, up to a total of 60. You’ll be granted an additional entry each time you retweet IndieCity’s question announcement.

The rewards aren’t half bad either!

  • A Razer DeathAdder Mouse!
  • A Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Keyboard!
  • A 22″ Samsung Monitor

Visit their site to sign up and see some sample questions as well.

Source: IndieCity

Win More than 20 Xbox Live Indie Games in the Indie-Pocalypse Giveaway

Posted on by Mike Wall in Contests, News, xblig, XBLIG News | Leave a comment

Indie games are already dirt cheap, but nothing can compare to the sweet, sweet sensation that runs all through your body when you win free games. Blud Works is going to give the winner of their Indie-Pocalypse Giveaway an overdose of those sensations, as one lucky person will walk away with more than 20 Xbox Live Indie Games, including some of our favorite recent releases such as EvilQuest and Little Racers Street.

Winning those games is going to require a little of work, or at least a bit of bandwidth. First, you’ll have to download trials for seven of the games in the bundle and email a picture of your recent download queue to Blud Works. You can repeat this process with a different group of seven games to enter again. You can also enter by donating to Mercy Children’s Hospital through the K.C. Entertainment Studios’ charity drive and emailing Bludworks with proof.

Don’t feel like taking any pictures or downloading demos but still want a hand-out? You can enter to win one of the “Wittle” bundles comprised of seven indie games by tweeting “I want to win the #XBLIG Wittle @armlessoctopus http://bit.ly/GOftN8 #WittleIndiePocalypse.” You can also email a picture of you playing your favorite indie game. The deadline to enter for the giveaways is April 7. If all goes according to plan, Blud Works plans to have future giveaways and bundles.

Source: Blud Works

Contest: Win Two XNA Development Books

Posted on by Dave Voyles in Contests, xblig | 3 Comments

So you’ve started using XNA to put together a game of your own with hopes of launching it on the Xbox 360 and Windows Phone 7, but you’ve come across some hangups along the way. Good thing you were taught the value of reading a a young age, because Packt Publishing has offered us two books from their catalog to get you through this mess. XNA 4.0 Game Development by Example: Beginner’s Guide – Visual Basic Edition  and Windows Phone 7 XNA Cookbook are up for grab by not one, but TWO  lucky winners!

There are two ways to win, and you are encouraged to enter both ways! Two random winners will be picked Wednesday, Feb 29 at 6 PM EST.

1)  Visit the book pages to have a look at the features, then return to the contest page and post one feature about the books you like the most.

2) Follow @armlessoctopus on Twitter and tweet the following:

RT+follow & visit @armlessoctopus for a chance to win two not one, but two #XNA cookbooks. #xblig http://bit.ly/xZHBA2

Can’t wait for the contest to end? Buy the Windows Phone 7 version now, or pick up the XNA 4.0 Game Dev book.

*The books come in Ebook form.

Contest: Win Block Zombies!

Posted on by Mike Wall in Contests | 22 Comments

Update: Contest is over! Congratulations to eugaet! Does anything say Xbox Live Indie Games like zombies? Those undead, brain-munching menaces have appeared in an obnoxious amount of indies, but when the games are as much fun as Block Zombies, it’s really hard to complain. Don’t believe us? Fine. Then why don’t you just go ahead and win the game courtesy of Nostatic Software and check it out for yourself?

Read our full review to find out why we think so highly of Block Zombies. There are two ways to win, and you are encouraged to enter both ways! One random winner will be picked Friday, Feb 10 at 6 PM EST.

1) Post in this thread about your favorite zombie-dismembering weapon. Machete? Chainsaw? Lawn Mower?

2) Follow @armlessoctopus on Twitter and tweet the following:

RT+follow & visit @armlessoctopus for a chance to win the Xbox indie Block Zombies. #xblig http://bit.ly/weYcfl

Can’t wait for the contest to end? Buy it now for a buck.

Contest: Win EvilQuest!

Posted on by Mike Wall in Contests, xblig | 36 Comments

Contest is closed! Thanks to everyone who entered, and congrats to Jody Owsley (@viper1829) on winning. Okay, admit it. It’s fun to be bad. It’s okay, we won’t tell your parents. We don’t want them thinking they raised you to be some kind of hooligan or something. But acting our your maniacal powertrip fantasies in a video game like EvilQuest? That’s perfectly normal. And if there is anything better than paying a measly buck for a darned good game, it’s getting a darned good game for free. That’s why we’re going away a copy of EvilQuest for Xbox courtesy of Chaosoft Games.

Read our full review to find out why we think so highly of EvilQuest. There are two ways to win, and you are encouraged to enter both ways! One random winner will be picked Friday, January 27 at 6 PM EST.

1) Post in this thread about your favorite villain of all time.

2) Follow @armlessoctopus on Twitter and tweet the following:

RT+follow & visit @armlessoctopus for a chance to win the Xbox indie EvilQuest. Take over the world 8-bit style #xblig http://bit.ly/wpHyeh

Can’t wait for the contest to end? Buy it now for a buck.