Yet another video game contest calls on gamers to join in on the development fun. This particular instance involves Visceral’s upcoming sequel to Dead Space.
The competition entails creating a death scenario in which Isaac – the main character – dismembers a Necromorph. If you remember the suspense-ridden original, you’ll have to keep that tone in mind when putting those creative skills to the test. The winner of the most epic kill sequence will have their move recreated in the game, as well as an NPC modeled after them.
The contest has been open for a week, with a thousand submission entered to date. If you’d like to put your two cents in, you can do so via text, video or still images on their Facebook page
. The contest ends on March 26th, 11:59 PST. Finalists will be chosen by the Dead Space 2
developers, and the community will select their favorites from there.
Have you ever played a videogame and thought “wouldn’t it be cool if…” Well, Visceral Games™ announced that fans of the critically-acclaimed Dead Space™ franchise can make their “what if” dreams a reality. This is their chance to design a kill and get it in the game. Players can submit ideas via text, video or still images. Since the contest began last week, there are over 1,000 entries already, so the cooler the kill, the better chance it has of winning a place in the upcoming Dead Space 2 videogame. To prove to the Visceral development team that they have the right stuff, players have to demonstrate Isaac Clarke defeating or dismembering various Necromorphs including the Slasher, Lurker, or Leaper using their own signature kill. The grand prize winner will not only have an opportunity to have their dismemberment move recreated in the game but they’ll also win the opportunity to have their likeness modeled onto a non-player character in the game.
Contest submissions are open at http://www.facebook.com/deadspace?v=app_4949752878 and will end March 26, 2010 @ 11:59 pm PST. The Dead Space 2 development team will select finalists based on creativity, execution, and how well it fits in the Dead Space universe. Once the finalists are announced, the Dead Space community will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite. The winner will be announced on or around April 20, 2010. This contest is open to all individuals over the age of 18 in Australia, Canada (excludes the Province of Quebec), France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, The United Kingdom and the United States. Complete contest rules can be found at http://apps.facebook.com/dead_space/contests/24014/rules?_fb_fromhash=9e87d627c1c89625e09bdae0e1b96460.
Originally launched in 2008, Dead Space quickly became one of EA’s top rated wholly-owned intellectual properties. With close to 100 industry awards and an average critic score of 89, Dead Space became a hit with horror and videogame fans worldwide. In 2009, EA launched Dead Space Extraction, a prequel to the original Dead Space that expanded the fiction and brought the franchise to a new audience base.
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