We’re finally ready to announce the prizes for our Madballs Fan Video Contest!
First of all, we’d like to do a big shout-out to the Bumpatrol.org folks for doing such a great job organizing things! And of course, to all y’all for entering – thanks a bunch! It has certainly been fantastic to see the love the community has for the game, and the creativity that’s been brought to creating the videos is awesome! We wish we could give prizes to everyone!
To determine the winners we put together a panel of Playbrains employees who reviewed all entries — we came up with a short list of our top 5 – and then we voted on the rankings of the top 5 videos. The results may surprise you
Oh, a quick reminder (and apology) regarding our interim winners! As you may or may not recall, we extended the contest deadline when our Free Week-end got postponed – but some folks had already got there entries in, and we figured they deserved bonus prizes ($50 US) since they’d have to wait longer… Those winners are arramus, finderhome, tukamalight and aprone — and the apology part is that we haven’t sent those prizes yet, but we’ll send them out with the full prizes next week.
Okay, without further ado… here are our winners…
#5 – winning $100 US -> Montage, by Blaze
We liked the tunes, the camera angles and transitions – and the wide use of characters and loadouts…
#4 -winning $200 US -> Madballs Evolution Part 1, by eccod
Great quality scans – game looks great. Also, “Best Cinematography” !
As for the top 3 videos – something very unexpected happened. The top 3 videos all got the same number of votes from our panel… it’s interesting, because the 3 videos are each very different in tone, content and approach. The panel spent some time debating, with proponents of each arguing for top placement of their favorite.
In the end though, we’ve decided to let the votes stand, and evenly split the pooled prize money amongst the top 3! [So each winner gets 1/3 of the top-3 prizes ($1000 + 500 + 350), or $617]
Presenting our three-way tie for first!
Babolon TV, by Sonic4Ever – $617 US
A super creative Machinima effort – we love it!
Madballs Damnation, by Benetti32 – $617 US
Awesome music, great pacing – good mix of SP and MP footage! This is really the best gameplay video – and really shows off our game!
Requiem of Guns, by Tornis – $617 US
Super-catchy tune created from MiBI sound effects – we can’t get the tune out of our heads!
Okay, now that we know who has won – winners (including interim winners again), I need you to contact me via private message via the Steam community forums.
We’ll need the following information to start:
- Your real name
- Which video was yours
- Your e-mail address
- Your mailing address
Thanks a bunch folks – and congratulations to all of the winners!