Category: Contests


The Great Birthday Giveaway, Part 3

Hey Halolzians and Falconites, it’s my Birthday. I know what you’re thinking, “BOO THIS MAN, ONE STAR”, but hear me out. Every year, throughout the year, I collect Steam Keys, and as is now tradition on my Birthday, I give these games out for free on Twitter. This year is no different! So go, follow me on twitter, and get some free games. And if you’re feeling super generous, give Love a “yes” on Steam Greenlight. That’d be nifty.

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[NEWS] Love-A-Thon

Update: FAQs available right here. Double Update, vote for the games you want to see played here. As mentioned before, Monday marks the Love-a-thon. It’s the day before Steam picks the next set of games to get Greenlit, and of course Love+ is still trying to get published, and the only way to make that happen is to get people interested! Here’s the list of everything we’re giving away (and when). There’s no limits to the number of tickets you can buy or the number of prizes you can win. So go, subscribe to get notified as soon as we go live, and please help spread the word! Most importantly, get your tickets now.

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[CONTEST] The Fifth Annual Halolzween Pumpkin Carving Contest!

You know, things have been so crazy this month, I thought maybe this would be the first year I simply forgot to hold our annual video game pumpkin carving contest. But then we had this hurricane Sandy blow into the northeast yesterday, and while we here in Albany managed to take minimal damage from the massive storm, a lot of people on the east coast (including members of this community) have had to evacuate because their homes flooded and their property destroyed. So despite it being the night before Halloween, we’ve partnered with Level Up Studios to issue you a challenge. Submit an original video game themed pumpkin carving for this year (in the next 24 hours) and Level Up will donate $10 to the American Red Cross Relief Effort for every entry received. It’s a tight deadline I know, but I also know a lot of you guys were expecting this contest and probably carved up some winners already! And of course, we will be offering up some prizes for the top entries as well! I have no details on what those prizes will be, but this year we will do no themed categories… it’s a straight up video game themed free-for-all and our favorite entries will win some neat stuff! On top of that, Level Up will be doing a promotion as well tomorrow where all the profits of anything ordered on October 31st will be donated to the same charity… so if there is some stuff over there you’ve been eyeing up (including our latest t-shirt), tomorrow would be a great day to put in an order! Or of course if you would just like to straight up donate to the Red Cross, that would also be an amazing gesture! So there you have it. I will try to post more details here before the end of the night… including how to submit your entries! But for now, get carvin’!

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The Halolzween 2011 Pumpkin Carving Contest Runners-Up!

Yes, finally… I have some contest runners-up to post! Sorry for the delay but Fred and I were out of town until Nov 7th for Youmacon and we fell a bit behind! It was a tough decision as we had a lot of favorites, but we decided to limit ourselves to ten runners-up this year: Uber Pimpkin by CG Nyan Over The Moon by ZombieFembot Gish Pumpkin by OmeletGood Hey Listen! by Kyasuri Item Triforce by LadyFiede TF2 Scream Fortress Pumpkin by K-Stop GLaDOS by Sussi The Crashers by Saxon216 Haberdashpionage by UDNTNOME Locust Meatshield by XV Mr 14 VX These folks all win a shirt of their choice from Level Up Studios! Again, there were many more favorites we would’ve liked to pick… but we really had to limit ourselves! However if you submitted an entry this year and included a mailing address you’ll be receiving a small bonus prize just for entering! Congrats to everyone for another successful year of vegetable artistry! You guys are truly amazing!

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The Halolzween 2011 Pumpkin Carving Contest Grand Prize Winners!

Yes! Yes! We’ve finally got some winners for ya! Emily, Fred and I put our collective heads together and have named the following entries as our grand prize winners! These winners will receive the respect of their peers, along with that juicy Level Up Studios store credit! Our most creative winner this year was Primevil with his amazing pumpkin rendition of Metroid Prime 3’s Aurora Unit 313! You may remember some of his previous work when he won prizes in our first year and second year contest with his impressive Metroid themed carvings! Who knows what Metroid themed thing we’ll see next year! Our most detailed winner this year was ceemdee, who for a second year swept the category with her incredibly beautiful carvings! We featured these three in particular because each judge had a favorite… Emily voted for “Bastion,” Fred voted for “Ico” and Shawn voted for “Minesweeper.” However you have to admit that all her entries were extremely well done! And finally our most humorous winner this year was “Pumpkin Gaiden” by newcomer Sir Zebulon Anselm Löwe lll! His Ryu Hayabusa pumpkin literally destroyed the competition, along with most of his front yard! Congratulations again to all our grand prize winners, and stay tuned for our next post where we will announce our eight runner-up winners!

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The Halolzween 2011 Pumpkin Carving Contest Entries!

Hoooooly crap… 50 entries even with my super last notice? I AM IMPRESSED. Sorry we’re getting this up on the site… these guys take a lot longer to go through than you might think! Also, y’know… had to take the three year old trick or treating! Anyway here are this years amazing entries! Our judges this year… myself, Fred and Emily will pick our winners and announce them tomorrow! Good luck!

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[CONTEST] The Fourth Annual Halolzween Pumpkin Carving Contest!

What do you mean Halloween is in three days? That… can’t be right. I mean, surely I would have posted information about our annual Halolzween Pumpkin Carving Contest far sooner than that! Wait I didn’t? Fffffffffffffffff (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ Oh wait, no… this was totally intentional! For this is The Fourth Annual SPEED RUN Halolzween Pumpkin Carving Contest! Yes! This totally intentional contest will test your skills in last minute pumpkin video game pumpkin carving! Are you up to the challenge? Probably not but lets do it anyway!

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