Are you a fan of Undead Labs and State of Decay?
If you’re reading this within a few minutes of it being posted, you probably are. You’ve read our design articles, you’ve followed us on Twitter and Facebook, you’ve lurked in our forums. Your comments and enthusiasm have gotten us almost to release, and soon, the game will be in your hands. We couldn’t have made it this far without you.
Some of you are a little bit…more. Around the Lab, we call you “superfans.” You don’t just read the articles, you share them. You don’t just lurk in the forums, you welcome newcomers. You ask thoughtful questions, and you spread the answers far and wide. You’ve jumped into our contests, written posts, emailed reporters, made videos, and turned this into the best game community in the world. You’ve inspired us to do our best every single day. So we want to celebrate you, by inviting you to celebrate with us on State of Decay’s release day.
(EDIT: Congratulations to our winners!)
We can’t fly all of you out to Seattle in order to say thank you, but we’ve wrangled the budget to fly three of you out to the Lab on release day.
We’ll choose one superfan based on their total participation and contribution to the community over the course of development. (It’s more than just post count, you know?) And we’re going to ask you to choose two of your own in the State of Decay Superfan Contest.
Here’s how to enter:
Before 11:59 PM (23:59) PDT on Monday, May 27, 2013, you must make a post in the forum with two parts.
Part One: In one paragraph, tell us why you are a superfan.
Part Two: In one paragraph, nominate another member of the community, either by forum handle or Facebook name, and tell us why he or she is a superfan.
The contest winners will be the two people most nominated by the community.
Here are the prizes:
Grand Prize (3 total): One round-trip plane ticket to Seattle from the nearest major airport to your home, one night in a Seattle hotel room, and one admittance to our private launch celebration. The date is not yet determined. Winners will be contacted with the possible options.
Honorable Mentions (20): Preview codes.
This breaks our hearts, but for legal reasons, we cannot award a grand prize to anyone who doesn’t live in the USA. Believe me, we tried. Winners who cannot collect a grand prize will definitely get hooked up with a code.
The fine print is here, if you’re curious.
That’s it, you guys. The comment thread attached to this post is the official contest thread. Go to it!