As promised a few days ago, LGN making a contest with a prize for the winner and hopefully for all of us, here is the back-story…
When Osmos was released for GNU/Linux at 28/04/2010 I published the good news on LGN.
Telling people how cheap this game is I just had to buy it myself (to serve an example and because the game is really worth it).
Hemisphere Games The developers of Osmos wrote a blogposts that whoever publishes their game on his Blog, will get a free Osmos copy !
As I didn’t write the news about Osmos to get a free copy, and bought the game to support the developers, I didn’t think Hemisphere Games would contact me and still give me the game which I can give as a gift (or a prize) for anyone I want.
So now I have a prize to give – a copy of Osmos for all 3 platforms (I just couldn’t disable the Windows and MacOS versions ).
But what about a reason for the contest ? for the celebration ?
The day I wrote the Osmos article I was linked to LinuxToday.com .
The same day LGN broke all visitor records and gained 666 visits.
The next day LGN broke the records again with an amazing 1,089 visits ! (again thanks to LinuxToday.com)
So now we have a reason and a prize – but what about the rules of the game ?
The contest must be fruitful for LGN and the GNU/Linux gaming community (and I don’t mean to create a new logo for LGN, I already have a logo – but I never have the time/will to mess with it, upload and configure it).
A while ago I wrote an article on how can you try to find GNU/Linux gaming related news.
I was hoping that it would help the community find more news about GNU/Linux games but unfortunately 95% of the news I write on LGN are found by myself (excluding the interviews off course, I must have someone to interview).
So as you might guessed this contest is about finding GNU/Linux gaming related news.
The Rules :
1. Must be GNU/Linux gaming related !
2. Can be about FOSS or proprietary games or gaming related stuff.
3. Must not be already published on LGN or other websites or forums.
4. Must be valid, current and backed up by some source, like the developers for example (you can’t write “there is a chance that WOW will be ported to GNU/Linux soon…without some strong and valid prof).
5. Must be a news article and not a general article or a review.
Each participant will allow me to publish the news he submitted on LGN, giving him the credit, regardless if he wins or not.
As there is only one prize which is the Osmos game for the 3 platforms (GNU/Linux, MacOSX and Windows), there is only one person who can win the prize.
And remember, it’s not about the prize, it’s about the news.
Hopefully the submitted news will make all of us winners.
How to participate in the contest
Please submit all news to : mb2love [at] gmail (dot) com
The subject of the email must be “For The LGN Contest”
Don’t forget to include your name and/or a nick.
Please do NOT submit your news for this contest as a replay to this thread (it won’t be counted).
This contest will end in 2 weeks at : 17/05/2010 !