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Game-a-week Giveaway!

04-17-2013, 08:02 PM
#1
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 385
Game-a-week Giveaway!


Hey TA fans!
In preparation for the upcoming release of EMO, we are starting a weekly contest in which we’ll be giving away a free game to one lucky winner! Games awarded will be either for mobile (iOS and/or Android) or PC (Windows and/or Mac).

So how do I win, you say? Just follow these simple steps:

1) Between 12:01am PDT on Thursday and 11:59pm PDT on Friday of each week, go to the Evil Master Overlord Facebook page and look for the Game Giveaway posting - it will be pinned to the top.
2) Post a response telling us either why you like Evil Master Overlord or why you should win the game we’re giving away.
3)That’s it!

After midnight on Friday night, we’ll randomly pick one of the respondents as the winner and announce on Facebook who it is by 12pm PDT on Saturday. The winner will then need to send a message to us from the Evil Master Overlord Facebook page to claim the prize. We’ll respond with claim information within 24 hours.

Good luck to everyone and feel free to suggest games or types of games you’d like us to give away!

Please see contest rules for additional information.

[Update] Check this list each week to see what we're giving away:
Week 1: Antichamber
Week 2: Portal bundle including Portal 1, Portal 2, and Portal 2: The Final Hours digital book
Week 3: PC Zeboyo RPG bundle including Penny Arcade's On the Rain-slick Precipice of Darkness 3, Cthulhu Saves the World, and Breath of Death VII: The Beginning
Week 4: iOS Lego Batman: DC Super Heroes plus mystery PC game
Week 5: $10 iTunes gift card
Week 6: $10 Amazon gift card
Week 7: Chivalry: Medieval Warfare
Week 8: Alan Wake Franchise (includes Alan Wake, Alan Wake's American Nightmare, and Alan Wake Collector's Edition Extras)
Week 9: Batman: Arkham City
Week 10: $10 iTunes gift card
Week 11: $10 Amazon gift card
Week 12: $20 Steam card
Week 13: $10 Amazon card
Week 14: $10 iTunes gift card
Week 15: $10 Amazon card
Week 16: $20 iTunes gift card
Week 17: $10 Amazon card
Week 18: $10 iTunes card
Week 19: $10 itunes card
Week 20: $10 Amazon card
Week 21: $10 iTunes gift card
Week 22: $10 Amazon gift card
Week 23: $?? Amazon or iTunes gift card (# of likes determines amount, winner chooses type)
Week 24: $10 iTunes gift card
Week 25: $20 card - winner's choice of iTunes, Amazon, or Steam
Week 26: Signed high res copy of one concept art image from the game
Week 27: $60 gift card
Week 28: HEX MMO TCG beta key

Last edited by LCDDreams; 06-13-2014 at 06:57 PM.
04-17-2013, 08:21 PM
#2
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 3,260
Lol decided to post ahead of the contest to beat the rush I'll be back tomorrow,the Lego castle was cool

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04-17-2013, 08:23 PM
#3
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 385
Quote:
Originally Posted by dreadnok View Post
Lol decided to post ahead of the contest to beat the rush I'll be back tomorrow,the Lego castle was cool
Please note that you must respond to the game prize announcement post on the Facebook page to be qualified, not here. The announcement isn't up yet - that's what gets posted Wed. night/Thurs. morning.

And thanks for the interest! Ha, yeah, building the castle has been fun - used to be one of my favorite lego sets as a kid. It's not exactly emo, but it'll do...
04-18-2013, 02:39 AM
#4
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 385
Game of the week has been posted - this week it's the award winning Antichamber! It's like Portal on steroids. Go check out the EMO Facebook page!

Last edited by LCDDreams; 04-18-2013 at 01:16 PM.
04-18-2013, 02:49 AM
#5
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posts: 5,308
I'm in, once someone walks me through how to create a second, fake FB account
04-18-2013, 11:01 AM
#6
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 164
Another thing pushing Facebook(sigh).
04-18-2013, 11:36 AM
#7
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 385
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bone16 View Post
Another thing pushing Facebook(sigh).
Facebook is simply a good viral marketing tool. Easy and cheap to get the word out to the masses. We thought about using TA to run the contest, but not everyone is on TA. But don't worry - you won't need a FB account to play the game.
04-25-2013, 02:22 PM
#8
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 385

This week's giveaway is a Portal bundle! Be eligible to win Portal 1, Portal 2, and Portal 2: The Final Hours (a digital book) for free just by responding to the Facebook announcement post.

Note you must have a Steam account to claim your prize.
04-26-2013, 09:04 AM
#9
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: Maine!
Posts: 4,166
Cheers to the developer for using FB is a manner that doesn't encourage shilling for products one doesn't own.

I agree with you, FB can be an effective tool, much as some don't prefer it. Thoughtful, decent, honest developers like you help us keep it that way!

By giving players the opportunity to enter your contest with specific instructions allowing them to state why they would like to own the game, you keep things honest, and I really, REALLY wish other developers would keep this in mind, especially with so many complaining about people not bothering to leave reviews.

It's really hard to take reviews, FB, Twitter, etc. seriously when you know people are essentially being encouraged to pretend to enjoy something they don't own, or have just downloaded for a chance to win a new car, so THANK YOU for the specificity of your contest rules!

DBC

I give up.
04-26-2013, 04:52 PM
#10
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 385
Thanks for your support! We're a decent, honest bunch of guys - sometimes too honest. We've also been in the industry in some form or another for years, so we understand what's needed for development, etc. and what users want. Hopefully we'll succeed on both fronts (and hopefully sooner rather than later )

Quote:
Originally Posted by Drummerboycroy View Post
Cheers to the developer for using FB is a manner that doesn't encourage shilling for products one doesn't own.

I agree with you, FB can be an effective tool, much as some don't prefer it. Thoughtful, decent, honest developers like you help us keep it that way!

By giving players the opportunity to enter your contest with specific instructions allowing them to state why they would like to own the game, you keep things honest, and I really, REALLY wish other developers would keep this in mind, especially with so many complaining about people not bothering to leave reviews.

It's really hard to take reviews, FB, Twitter, etc. seriously when you know people are essentially being encouraged to pretend to enjoy something they don't own, or have just downloaded for a chance to win a new car, so THANK YOU for the specificity of your contest rules!

DBC