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Gametrailers teams up with World of Goo for a contest of gooey proportions

Posted by: Nathan at 3/10/2009 11:44 PM
Gametrailers.com has teamed up with Nintendo to create the World of Goo Contest. No bonus points for creativity when it comes to the title but the contest itself is sure to bring some surprising and creative ideas to life. Basically contest participants submit a 1-2 minute clip on Gametrailers.com of game play or live action footage of either gooey droplets of World of Goo imitating something in real life or something in real life imitating the game play of World of Goo. The contest runs from March 10th, 2009 to April 10th with the winners being showcased on the main page of Gametrailers.com from April 14th to April 21st, 2009. The grand prize is an all-exspense- paid trip to Los Angeles to visit the GameTrailers office during the Electronic Entertainment Expo this June (visiting an empty office, whoopee) and also get a prize pack including a 52" Flat Screen Sharp TV, Bose Home Theatre System, Nintendo DSi, a Wii system and 10k Wii points. The two runners up will also get a Wii and 10k Wii points each with four honorable mentions getting 2k Wii points for their efforts. Complete rules and details can be found HERE but I'm assuming you already have your Wii wands waving and/or mice a clicking to get that top prize. Goo Luck!


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GAMETRAILERS.COM

 
AND NINTENDO OF AMERICA INC.
TEAM UP FOR WORLD OF GOO CONTEST

 

Contestants Compete For a Grand Prize from GameTrailers, Which Includes
a Trip For Two to LA, a 52" Flat Screen TV, a Home Theatre System
and a Nintendo prize package


SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 10, 2009 - GameTrailers (GT), the premier provider of video for gamers, is launching their Life Imitating Goo / Goo Imitating Life contest inspired by 2D Boy's critically acclaimed WiiWare™ title, World of Goo. Contestants are encouraged to get inspired and submit a video using the World of Goo Corporation Level "build what you want" mode or using everyday items to imitate the World of Goo in real life.

World of Goo is a physics-based puzzle/construction game in which players grab living, squirming, talking globs of goo to build structures, bridges, cannonballs, zeppelins and giant tongues. The millions of Goo Balls that live in the beautiful World of Goo are curious to explore - but they don't know that they are in a game, or that they are extremely delicious. The game has won multiple design and Game of the Year awards.

"World of Goo has received tremendous support from the gaming community, and now we're giving those fans a chance to demonstrate their creativity using World of Goo," said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. "GameTrailers, with its extremely active community, was the natural choice to host the contest."

To participate, contestants must submit a one-minute to two-minute game play or live-action video that captures the unique, innovative spirit of World of Goo. Submissions will be judged on creativity and contestants' ability to build something fun, interesting and memorable. The contest is open for submissions beginning today, March 10, 2009 and closes April 10, 2009. Winners will be announced on April 14, 2009 with a special winners' showcase running from April 14, 2009 to April 21, 2009, only on GameTrailers.com.

"We are excited to sponsor this unique contest, inspired by the incredibly innovative and successful WiiWare title, World of Goo," said Brad Winters, general manager of GameTrailers.com. "We are very grateful that Nintendo brought this fun and creative challenge to our community."

The grand prize winner will receive an all-expenses-paid trip for two to Los Angeles to visit the GameTrailers office during the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in June and will also receive a prize package consisting of a 52" Flat Screen Sharp TV, Bose® Home Theatre System, a Nintendo DSi™, a Wii™ system and 10,000 Wii Points™. In addition, two runners up will each receive a Wii system and 10,000 Wii Points. Four honorable mentions will receive 2,000 Wii Points.

For complete contest details and other information please visit http://www.gametrailers.com/nintendo_world_of_goo_contest.php
 


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