Contest: Fallen Empire Photoshop for Beta Contest (Updated)

Update: Since the responses to this have been so great, we've decided to extend the contest a day until 11:59PM PST on Wednesday, and add a little...

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Update: Since the responses to this have been so great, we've decided to extend the contest a day until 11:59PM PST on Wednesday, and add a little something to it. Not only will the Shackstaff pick their favorite five, but all the results will be posted to the InstantAction web site for additional public voting. The top five of those who haven't already won beta access will also receive keys. Those who win beta access are guaranteed at least two weeks of exclusive play before public access opens up. Original Story: Ever play a game so much, that you start to see elements of it in real life? Your stoplight exchanged for Chu-Chu Rocket direction blocks? Disgaea style path trails leading to where ever you walk? Do you catch glimpses of Scouts in the corner of your vision, bat at ready?

Well, for once we will confront this phenomena directly, and jump to the conclusion of mixing real life and game elements. Thus, our next contest with GarageGames and Shacknews. What we would like you to do is to take the art in the gallery above--so kindly provided by Fallen Empire: Legions developer GarageGames--and photoshop it into real-world events, specifically the news. Frame the picture with a more humorously accurate headline.

For PNG versions of the assets, here are the backgrounds (1,2) and characters (1,2,3) We have five (5!) keys to the closed beta of Fallen Empire up for grabs, to be awarded for the five best photoshopping efforts. You have until Tuesday night 11:59PM CST to produce something and post it in the comments to this article. Good luck!

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    March 29, 2008 4:33 PM

    This post makes me sad because to me it implies that the fallen empire beta won't be open for a while. :(

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      March 29, 2008 4:40 PM

      ++ :(

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      March 29, 2008 4:53 PM

      But see the opportunity should make you happy!

      Actually, I don't think it will be *that* long, I understand that they're moving along at quite the nice speed

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      March 29, 2008 4:59 PM

      Closed beta testing is already on.

      I'm under NDA, but I can tell you its awesome.

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        March 29, 2008 10:48 PM

        This helps ease my woe, they can take as long as they want as long as they promise it will be awesome when it's released.

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        March 29, 2008 6:36 PM

        Whoops... Forgot the caption. Umm...

        "Funny Robber Stories: Man in suit of armor attempts to withdraw money from an ATM with a stolen debit card. Unfortunately for him, large weaponry is inefficient when pressing small buttons."

        Meh. ;/

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      March 29, 2008 7:34 PM

      Isn't it supposed to be available at the end of April? I don't think we'll have to wait for very long.

      I'd prepay right now for the game if it was possible.

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      March 29, 2008 8:13 PM

      Probably about a month

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        March 29, 2008 8:55 PM

        Is that release meaning closed beta? I thought people in the IA beta would have access?

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          March 29, 2008 11:27 PM

          Nar, its only a few people from the IA beta that can play it.

          Release will happen when it hapens, beta testing will take as many people as it can and go on for as long as it takes to turn out the best product possible. This will not be free, if your expecting GG to give you something that they have poured years of their sweat, blood and tears into over the past few years, then jump of a cliff.

          They deserve the cash.

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            March 30, 2008 2:47 PM

            They said it would be something like 8 or 9$ It's very cheap and it will probably sell a shit ton of copies.

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      March 30, 2008 12:04 AM

      When do we get the micro transaction for the disc launcher?