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Civilization 5: Game of the Year Edition Contest [CLOSED]

By on May 18th, 2012 12:49 pm

Sid Meier's Civilization 5 Game of the Year Edition

UPDATE (30th May): There is one more game code available now (2 total to go for on the 1st of June 2012). aReclusiveMind has donated his prize back because he changed his mind about it. His words: “I’ve decided I’d rather see someone who will truly be able to immerse themselves in the Civilization V world enjoy the game then let it sit selfishly on my Steam library list” ~aReclusiveMind. I applaud his gesture and generosity.

I thought about ending today with the announcement of a giveaway contest, for a chance to grab a copy of the fine 4X game Sid Meier’s Civilization 5: Game of the Year Edition (which includes the updated base version of the game and over $40 in bonus and digital content). It’s not really a sci-fi or space game I know but it is a fine 4X strategy game (that should get much better next month by the way). I know that this a highly appreciated game, or at least the game series is, among the reader base of this blog.

Civilization 5: Gods & Kings (Civ 5’s 1st expansion) is around the corner (ETA: June 19, 2012). So, Green Man Gaming, the fine sponsor of this little competition, will be offering two Civ5: GOTY game codes, part of their 2nd anniversary initiative. These are voucher codes to be used in Green Man Gaming’s website, which will get you a 100% free copy of the game, which in turn will give you a Steam key.

I thought this would be a good opportunity for folks that don’t own the original Civ 5 base game to get a chance to prepare for Gods & Kings. Or, if you already have it, to give to a friend, so that he/she may prepare ground for the new expansion. It’s almost 100% certain that the Gods & Kings expansion will require you to have the base Civ 5 game. At least it always has been that way with Civ.

How to enter in the contest

To enter in the contest you just need to leave a comment below saying: “I’m in!”, or something else that leads me to believe you want to run for the prize. Don’t forget to use your real email address when submitting the comment because that’s the email I’ll use to let you know if you’re the winner :)

But, I thought about doing something a little bit different this time. Instead of requesting you to follow the blog or the sponsor’s social media I’ll be hosting a small trivia.

The first person to comment in this post the right answers to the two questions below wins 1 copy of Civ5’s GOTY, the remaining copy will be attributed randomly with the help of random.org, through all the other participants.

The questions are (psst… go for the wikipedia ;) ):

  1. What major mechanic (or feature) will return in Civ 5: Gods & Kings after being left out from the series in Civ 5 base? Hint: It’s a mechanic that requires a lot of faith ;)
  2. Name two new playable civilizations, and its respective leaders, that will be included in Civ 5: Gods & Kings.
The remaining winner will be picked in 2 weeks time, that is, on June 1st.

And remember that, if you don’t win, and since this is a sponsored giveaway after all, you can always go straight to Green Man Gaming and just buy the game there.

Have fun!

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102 Comments


  1. aReclusiveMind says:

    Religion is back.
    The Celts, Boudicca
    and
    the Mayans, Pacal the Great
    are in.

    • Adam Solo says:

      That’s it! You’re one of the winners!!! Boy, I didn’t even have announced the contest yet through the social media! Congratulations!

      Now, one more game code to go, for the remaining folks that enter from now on.

      • aReclusiveMind says:

        Woot! Thanks Adam! I remember when you previewed the game and had talked about all the improvements (and the Victorian scifi) and it peaked my interest. Looks like I’ll be in a good position to pick it up on release and check it out now.

        I list my early comment as one of the great benefits of having an Android powered phone and signing up for the SpaceSector announcement emails. I always check them out when they come in to see what cool stuff has been posted. I got lucky today!

  2. jgdesigner says:

    Count me in!

  3. Garmine says:

    I’m in! :)

    (And still listening since my last comment, just silently :))

  4. Jon says:

    I’m in!

  5. David Carron says:

    I’m in!

  6. Stilgar says:

    I’m in!

  7. MammothIL says:

    I’m in!

  8. Imshrike says:

    I’m in!

  9. Stian says:

    Im in :-P

  10. unrealbe says:

    I’m in

  11. Garmine says:

    Hmm, someone should write “I’m not in!” :)

    • Adam Solo says:

      Well, some folks may want to leave a comment and not really enter the competition :) Because they may have the game already. So, the keyword is “I’m in!” (or similar).

  12. Kedira says:

    I’m in! :)

  13. me says:

    I’m in!

  14. eleazar says:

    I’m in.

    And congratulations to the first one to guess those VERY tricky trivia questions… ;)

    • Adam Solo says:

      Well, I wanted to make sure that people that don’t know much about Civ 5 would still have a fair chance to win the trivia prize ;)

  15. dayrinni says:

    I’m in!

  16. Da-Fort says:

    “I’m in!”

  17. jackswift says:

    I’m in!

  18. Bluebreaker says:

    Count me in!!

  19. DaWilko says:

    I’m in Adam!

  20. Cedrik says:

    I’m in!

  21. caekdaemon says:

    Im in. Might as well :D

  22. JD says:

    I’m in!

    and I’m late :-P

    • Adam Solo says:

      Yea, the trivia “challenge” hold on for like 6 seconds :D I wanted it to be accessible to people that were not into Civ5 yet, to be fair to everybody. Having a smart phone and subscribing to the blog emails paid off for aReclusiveMind :)

  23. ErikC says:

    I m in!

  24. Christopher says:

    I’m totally in!

  25. Aristabulus says:

    My desire to be in… let me show you it. :)

  26. Cristo says:

    I’m in.

  27. ErikC says:

    Pls count me in. Thanks.

    • ErikC says:

      This is a double entry. Thought that my comments were not submitted and hence the second submission. Pls remove this for the lucky draw. Thanks.

  28. aqua says:

    I’m in!

  29. lorweaver says:

    I’m in!!

    Civ5 and SoaSE expansions all this summer?!? When will I have time to work/eat/sleep?!

    • Adam Solo says:

      Yea, isn’t that awesome? :D
      I don’t play Civ 5 in a long time. Gods & Kings was exactly what I needed to come back. I really, really hope that diplomacy is much better now.

  30. Flow says:

    I’m in!

  31. najt says:

    I’m in!

  32. marc says:

    i’m in! :) fingers crossesd

  33. Porksmuggler says:

    I’m in it to win it!

  34. Henry says:

    I’m in!

  35. Pentareme says:

    I’m in!

  36. Roger says:

    I’m in =D

  37. Mal says:

    I’m in!

    Civ games have eaten up more of my time than just about any other.

  38. Max says:

    Ooh, pick me! :)

  39. chris says:

    If it’s not too late, I’m in!

  40. Evan says:

    I’m in

  41. Dee says:

    I’m in! :)
    But yeah, those questions could have been more intriguing. Congratulations to the winner.

  42. fafrin says:

    Me too! :)

  43. Bolco says:

    I’m in

  44. Siru says:

    I’m in!

  45. Josh B says:

    I’m in!

  46. TimmY says:

    I’m in! :)

  47. Enares says:

    I’m in!!

  48. Wolverine says:

    Pick me…..pick me.

  49. Bob says:

    I’m in!

  50. Nica says:

    I’m in!

  51. erdeblindguardian says:

    I’m in!

  52. OnR says:

    I’m in!

  53. Ethan says:

    Ok, me three!

  54. Southrop says:

    I’m in!

    Thanks for doing such a great giveaway!

  55. Deiru says:

    I’m in, Got hooked on warlock beta, and want more Hex-strategy action.

  56. Dawid says:

    I’m in and not getting out without the prize! ;)

  57. zsolt says:

    i’m in!

  58. Grzegorz says:

    I’m in!

  59. A Pile of Cakes says:

    I’m in!

  60. SteJ says:

    Im in!

  61. Kjell says:

    I’m in!

  62. Jelle says:

    Well, I guess I’m in.

  63. Kujen says:

    I am soooo in!

  64. Zeraan says:

    I’m in!

    Yes, I’m cheap, trying to get freebies :D

  65. Darky says:

    I’m in!

  66. Peter says:

    I’m in!

  67. Ed C says:

    Count me in.

  68. Aningan says:

    I’m in!

  69. nibblemonkey says:

    I’m in!

  70. Luisito62 says:

    Count me in!

  71. s8man888 says:

    I’m in.

  72. Eric M says:

    I’m in!

  73. Kirkus says:

    I’m in!

  74. Miroslav says:

    I’m in!

  75. Canshow says:

    Count me in!

  76. heat says:

    im in!!!!!!!!!

  77. Luisito62 says:

    I’m in!

  78. Shai says:

    Hell yes Im IN

  79. Karogas says:

    I’m In!

  80. panterames says:

    I’m in!

  81. panterames says:

    I’m in!

    1) A new religion mechanic featuring a “faith” resource will allow players to found their own religion which they can grow to a “world-spanning fully customized religion.” Diplomacy has been reworked to include espionage, foreign embassies, and new types of city-states (religious and mercantile)

    2) Austria Maria Theresa
    Byzantium Theodora

    give me key pls! im first! ;S

  82. zor1 says:

    I’m in!

  83. panterames says:

    I’m In!

    Answers:

    1) A new religion mechanic featuring a “faith” resource will allow players to found their own religion which they can grow to a “world-spanning fully customized religion.” Diplomacy has been reworked to include espionage, foreign embassies, and new types of city-states (religious and mercantile).

    Civilization Leader
    2) Carthage Dido
    Huns Attila
    pls dont delete my post…im just double posting cuz read bout answers too late after first time posting…

  84. Michaelz says:

    I want to participate.
    Thanks! :)

  85. bobik314 says:

    I’m in!

  86. Finster says:

    I’m in!

  87. drevo2 says:

    Thanks a lot, I’m in! :-)

  88. Antonio Leon says:

    Count me in!

  89. Pepper says:

    I’m in. Thanks!


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