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StarDrive Beta Giveaway Contest – 5 Steam Keys! [CLOSED]

By on January 4th, 2013 2:10 pm

To commemorate StarDrive’s beta release on Steam, the good people of Iceberg Interactive have sent 5 StarDrive beta Steam keys to offer as prize to the SpaceSector readers and fans. The Steam keys will give you immediate beta access on Steam and access to the full game when it is officially released.

StarDrive is a real-time space 4X game, and it is developed by Daniel DiCicco and his team at Zero Sum Games. Making the long story short, Dan made it on kickstarter about one year ago (Dec 2011) and signed with the Iceberg Interactive publisher a few months later (May 2012). Now, they seem ready to enter beta somewhere between late January and beginning of February. The game will be available to the general public on Steam at that time.

How to enter in the contest

It’s very simple to participate and have a chance to win one of the 5 StarDrive Steam beta keys. All you have to do is the following:

  1. Follow SpaceSector.com on twitter OR like SpaceSector.com on facebook OR register the SpaceSector.com newsletter (you are only required to do one of these actions).
  2. Like StarDrive on facebook OR register at the StarDrive official forums (again, only one of these actions is required).
  3. Leave a comment in this blog post (below) stating which of the actions above (points 1. and 2.) have you done.

Examples of how you should post your comment to become eligible for the contest:

[your twitter id] followed SpaceSector on twitter and [your facebook name] liked StarDrive

OR

[your facebook name] liked SpaceSector and registered the StarDrive forums with username [the username you used to register here]

OR

Registered the Space Sector newsletter and [your facebook name] liked StarDrive

etc …

Note: By the way, when you like the StarDrive facebook page you’re also running to get a beta key, as Iceberg is also running a separate beta giveaway contest there. So, if you enter in this contest and like the StarDrive facebook page, you’re in a way doubling your chances to win. \Edit: Apparently, the Iceberg draw on the StarDrive fb page has ended.

How and when will the winners be picked

The 5 winners will be picked randomly with the help of random.org on January 18th, 2013 at noon EST. I’ll check those to see if they fulfilled the entry steps.

The contest closes on January 17th, 2013 at noon EST. After that point you can no longer enter the contest. I’ll signal that by changing the contest status to [CLOSED] in the post’s title.

Game prizes will be provided as Steam keys.

Game info

Good luck everyone!

Many thanks to Iceberg Interactive for sponsoring this contest. And, best of luck with the beta and official release.

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262 Comments


  1. Sledge Hammer says:

    If I follow your Newsletter already and created the following account in the Stardrive Forum “Sledge Hammer”, do I qualify then too?

  2. TheCorsair says:

    Registered the Space Sector newsletter and registered the StarDrive forums with username TheCorsair. I hope I win :)

  3. daishi424 says:

    @daishi424 followed SpaceSector on twitter and Bair Innokentyev liked StarDrive!

  4. Brendan says:

    Registered with StarDrive forums as Solarflair.

    Cannot wait to see the Steam Beta.

    Thanks Space Sector

  5. mobile94ever says:

    [Talha Hanif] liked SpaceSector and registered the StarDrive forums with username [mobile94ever]

  6. zigzag says:

    Registered on the StarDrive official forums as zigzag.

    Thanks for hosting this!

  7. Mateusz (Matthew) says:

    Registered the Space Sector newsletter and Mateusz Grzymek liked StarDrive

  8. Ulrik Christiansen says:

    Ulrik Christiansen liked SpaceSector.com on facebook and Ulrik Christiansen liked StarDrive on facebook

  9. Ulrik Christiansen says:

    Oh, and following SpaceSector via RSS ;)

    Thanks for the contest!

  10. Tiago says:

    purpleor followed SpaceSector on twitter and tiagocc0 liked StarDrive on facebook!

  11. Bradley Stephenson says:

    Bradley Stephenson liked SpaceSpector and StarDrive on facebook.

  12. Mike McGlumphy says:

    Mike McGlumphy liked SpaceSector.com and liked StarDrive on Facebook.

  13. Andromeda says:

    Michael Allan liked SpaceSector and StarDrive on Facebook. And Signed up to the SpaceSector Newsletter.

  14. Josh Thomson says:

    Ive liked spacesector for a while now AND just liked stardrive on facebook

  15. caekdaemon says:

    Registered the Space Sector newsletter and Bob Jones liked StarDrive

  16. Eldiora says:

    I registered the Space Sector Newsletter and registere on the StarDrive Forums under: Eldiora

    I am really looking forward to this game, could be the next really awesome 4x after Moo2 and Distant Worlds.

  17. Jon Tash says:

    Registered the Space Sector newsletter and registered the StarDrive forums with username Jon Tash

  18. Moa says:

    Registered for the Space Sector newsletter and registered for the StarDrive forums with username fergas good luck guys.

  19. BBR91 says:

    Registered the Space Sector newsletter and registered the StarDrive forums with username BBR91.

    If I don’t win I’ll probably buy the game when it comes out anyway but since I’ve become so much poorer during the Steam Holiday Sale, I hope I win!

  20. Chris McCord says:

    Registered the Space Sector newsletter and Chris McCord liked StarDrive on Facebook.

  21. valamelkor says:

    Hi all, liked SpaceSector on FB and registered on StarDrive under the same username.

  22. Innis says:

    Innis O’Grady liked SpaceSector.com on Facebook and Innis O’Grady liked StarDrive on Facebook!

  23. Nathan Khan says:

    Nathan Khan liked SpaceSector.com on facebook and Nathan Khan liked StarDrive on facebook.

    Thank you

  24. JohnR says:

    Sounds like a good opportunity, but I bailed from that internet travesty known as Facebook over a year ago. ;o)

    In any event I think I’ll wait for the official release of the game (and get a chance to read the reviews) rather than burn myself out early on the Beta version.

  25. Quadzi says:

    @_quadzi following @spacesector and jason.burich like the heck out of their Facebook page.

    Wish this game would hurry up and come out so I can throw my money at it one way or another.

  26. Towerbooks3192 says:

    Already registered here on space sector and I already liked the Space Sector Page and the Stardrive page on facebook. My name is Jose Miguel Navarro

  27. Paul says:

    FruitSkoot followed SpaceSector on twitter and Skoots Registered for the StarDrive forums.

    I’ve been following this game closely since it’s kickstarter, and can say that it is my most anticipated game of the last five years!
    So excited!!!

  28. Timothy Risi says:

    VanderLegion followed SpaceSector on Twitter and Timothy Risi liked StarDrive on Facebook

  29. DarthXilef says:

    @felixalicea followed SpaceSector on twitter and aliceaworld liked StarDrive.

    I must win this. :-) Can’t wait for StarDrive and this site is quickly becoming one of my favorites.

  30. Kevin says:

    Kevin O’Brien liked SpaceSector.com on facebook and Kevin O’Brien liked StarDrive on facebook.

  31. Roland L says:

    Hi
    following SD on twitter and are registered on the forum.

    beta keys ftw!. :)

  32. Michaelz says:

    @MZurring followed SpaceSector on twitter and Michael Zurring liked StarDrive & SpaceSector on Facebook.

  33. Benitha Bonthuys says:

    Benitha Bonthuys registered for the Space Sector newsletter and liked StarDrive on facebook. :o)

  34. Minion Games says:

    Liked on Facebook: James Mathe, Following you with twitter. @miniongames

  35. vegard says:

    vegardskjefstad followed SpaceSector on twitter and registered the StarDrive forums with username vegard.

  36. Aivi says:

    Registered the Space Sector newsletter and registered the StarDrive forums with username aivi

  37. Quirken says:

    Liked both pages on Facebook using the email address associated with this post.

  38. Daniel Ribeiro says:

    Liked both pages on Facebook. Looking forward to getting a key :)

  39. Jorus says:

    Put me in the contest for the free steam keys! I am a subscriber to SS and have registered at SD.

  40. TimmY says:

    trancedellic followed SS on twitter and TimmY is my username on forums.

  41. Dolmant says:

    [Dylan Simmer] liked SpaceSector and registered the StarDrive forums with username [Dolmant]

  42. Filipe Pereira says:

    Filipe Pereira liked SpaceSector on facebook and Filipe Pereira liked StarDrive on facebook

  43. Slish says:

    Jeroen Prak liked SpaceSector on Facebook and registered the StarDrive forums with username Slish.

  44. Sicion says:

    Registered the Space Sector newsletter and registered the StarDrive forums with username Sicion.
    Thx for this giveaway!

  45. Stiny says:

    tbearwtf followed SpaceSector on twitter and and registered the StarDrive forums with username Stiny

  46. Kamil Andrzejewski says:

    Liked Space Sector on Facebook and liked Star Drive on Facebook.

    Thanks for the giveaway!!

  47. Safi says:

    Registered the Space Sector newsletter, Registered on the stardrive forums with username Liberum, liked stardrive on Facebook

  48. HaigMorrison says:

    ‘BossmanHaig’ is following Space Sector on twitter and registered the StarDrive forums with username ‘Gatekeeper’

  49. Zero says:

    Haha! Wow! I’m happy to see so many people interested in getting in on our Beta! Good luck folks.

    • Adam Solo says:

      I can’t speak for the people entering the contest, but I guess some are in it to secure a game copy when the game if finished :D But, of course, many will most probably AT LEAST look at the beta and probably some will participate in the discussions and bug reports. At least I hope so. I’ll probably jump in as well and do my contribution.

      By the way, I still don’t have a Steam key for myself. I’m a KS backer :) I’m eligible to get a Steam key, right?

      And, by the way, how will the Desura process work? Will you keep it up to date with Steam beta evolutions or will you only update Desura at official release?

      • JohnR says:

        Good point Adam. It’s a bit of a Catch-22. That is, no doubt people doing the late beta will contribute to the game being a better finished product. The down side though is that from my experience, when I purchased the beta of Fallen Enchantress I was already pretty well tired of it by the time the finished game was released.

        Having said that, I’m going to be a bit selfish ;o) and wait for the finished Star Drive and one or two reviews just to be safe. Hopefully your own review will be one of the early ones. ;o)

        • Gary says:

          JohnR said: “Having said that, I’m going to be a bit selfish and wait for the finished Star Drive and one or two reviews just to be safe.”

          Same here :) I have too many games I’ve bought and haven’t gotten around to playing yet, to spend time playing a beta! That said, I do look forward to the game being released :)

        • JohnR says:

          I hear you Gary. For my part I’ve been alternating between four games: Distant Worlds, Dragon Age: Origins, Alea Jackta Est, and Game of Thones: Genesis. Having said that, I think I can wait for the official release of Star Drive.

          I would also add that with all the hype from people concerning Star Drive, I have very high expectations for it. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it will not disappoint.

      • DevildogFF says:

        Adam, he’s giving people who PM him on Desura a Steam key as long as he sees Stardrive in your inventory.

        The Steam version is a couple builds ahead of Desura’s. Desura seems to be very slow in updating versions. Hopefully he’ll see you here and hook you up. Steam is a much better system, in my humble opinion.

    • DrPixel says:

      I’d REALLY love to play the game haha. :D

  50. BTAxis says:

    Bas Fournier liked both spacesector and StarDrive on facebook. Cool stuff!

  51. Sagan says:

    Antonios Katsouris liked SpaceSector on Facebook and registered the StarDrive forums with username Sagan.

  52. Jeff Lukaszyk says:

    Jeff Lukaszyk liked SpaceSector liked StarDrive

  53. Alexander T. Kim says:

    Alexander T. Kim followed Space Sector on twitter and registered onto StarDrive forums.(username : MindOfCorruption97)

  54. Kalel Moodie says:

    Liked Space Sector on Facebook and liked Star Drive on Facebook.

    Good luck Everyone!

  55. Eli33 says:

    Registered for the Space Sector Newsletter, and Registered on the StarDrive forums as Eli33. Exited!

  56. Schofield says:

    Registered the Space Sector newsletter and registered the StarDrive forums with username Schofield.

  57. Miroslav says:

    Registered to Space Sector newsletter and Sempronius Densus liked StarDrive on facebook.

  58. Powermaniac says:

    [Powermaniac7] followed SpaceSector on twitter and registered the StarDrive forums with username [Powermaniac].

    Is this valid Adam I don’t use Facebook see…

    Dan when will StarDrive be open for pre-order and what is the estimated price?

  59. Zerosignal says:

    Signed up for newsletter & registered as Zerosignal on the StarDrive forums

  60. Jeff P says:

    I’m a registered subscriber to the Space Sector Newsletter and registered on this forum as “Jeff P”.

  61. Cem says:

    @cem_sanci followed SpaceSector on twitter and Cem Şancı liked StarDrive

    Facebook: cem şancı (facebook/cemsanci)
    Twitter: @cem_sanci

  62. Joshua Pittman says:

    Joshua.James.Pittman liked SpaceSector and Joshua.James.Pittman liked StarDrive

  63. mamidon says:

    Registered the Space Sector newsletter and registered on StarDrive’s forums as ‘mamidon’.
    I’ve seen a few lets plays, and wish I could pay to enter the beta (hell, even the alpha!).

  64. JohnR says:

    OK, I have high expectations for Star Drive and do hope that is a great game and Distant Worlds killer. I’m keeping my fingers crossed and am guardedly optimistic.

    Having said that, I do so hate to be a wet blanket, ;o) but I smell a bit of the pre-release hype machine at work here. Forgive my cynicism, but I’ve been gaming for a long time and have regretted more than a few pre-release purchases that I’ve made after getting caught up in the hype machine. This is is why I will wait for the official release and reviews of Star Drive, no matter how excited I get about it in the meantime. In fact I completely agree with critic Scott Tortorice at GameSquad: “No pre-order purchase without a playable demo first, unless the game comes from an established company with a good track record.”

  65. Bill says:

    Both one and two completed. Thank you!

  66. DGatsby says:

    @DGatsby followed SpaceSector on twitter

  67. Jeff says:

    I registered for Space Sector newsletter and registered on StarDrive forums with username “baden” Thank you for the opportunity! :)

  68. Eric Anthony Ty says:

    Eric Anthony Ty liked both the StarDrive Facebook page and Space Strategy Games Sector Facebook page.

  69. Steve Colonna says:

    Steve Colonna liked SpaceSector and registered the StarDrive forums with username Quarterback16

  70. Gwen says:

    Registered the Space Sector newsletter and Gwenydd Beale liked StarDrive on Facebook.

  71. Phillip Duncan says:

    Did both. :)

  72. geeknik says:

    Brian Carpenter liked StarDrive and SpaceSector.com on Facebook! =)

  73. John Beck says:

    Liked the space sector facebook page and the stardrive page under John Beck. Thanks!

  74. Aleks says:

    Aleksandar Jovanovic liked SpaceSector and registered the StarDrive forums with username Korti

  75. TRM says:

    Registered the SpaceSector.com newsletter AND made an account on the official forum under ElChicoDiablo.
    Like a Boss

  76. Alaric says:

    Alaric K. Chesley liked both pages on Facebook.

  77. Nikolater says:

    @nikolater followed SpaceSector on twitter and Nikola Babic liked StarDrive

  78. ElChicoDiablo says:

    Registered to the SpaceSector.com newslette AND registered at the StarDrive official forums under
    ElChicoDiablo
    Like a bozz

  79. DrPixel says:

    I followed SpaceSector on Twitter as “@drpixl”, and liked StarDrive as “Cameron Colwell” on Facebook. Thank you very much, and I really hope I win! ^_^

  80. teric says:

    registered for the newsletter and liked on face book

  81. ManganMan says:

    Jakub Ćwik liked SpaceSector and registered the StarDrive forums with username ManganMan.

  82. Menelon says:

    Registered the Space Sector newsletter and registered the StarDrive forums with username Menelon.

  83. Bill Coker says:

    @bill_coker followed SpaceSector on twitter and billcoker liked StarDrive

  84. Samuel Evald says:

    Liked Spacesector and Stardrive on facebook and registred on SD forums as Zuumzuum

  85. AL76 says:

    @AL76_ followed SpaceSector on twitter and Haru Ahoge liked StarDrive.

  86. Daan De Swaef says:

    Daan De Swaef liked SpaceSector on Facebook and Daan De Swaef liked StarDrive on Facebook.

    (I also follow Space Sector on Twitter and registered for the newsletter AND registered for an account at the StarDrive forum, just to be thorough ;))

    It’s competitions like this that give this unique blog another unique selling point. I’m a huge fan of 4X and Space games (be they RTS or simulators) and this blog really does a good job of scratching my itch! And StarDrive is looking like a game right up my alley, so I’m looking forward to helping with the beta! You know, help a great game become even greater. :)

    Thanks for the generosity, Adam and Iceberg Interactive!

  87. MammothIL says:

    Dan Amzelt liked SpaceSector on Facebook and liked StarDrive on Facebook

  88. BaalRoG says:

    Registered the Space Sector newsletter and registered the StarDrive forums with username BaalRoG.

  89. Samheyn says:

    Registered the Space Sector newsletter, registered on the stardrive forums with username Samheyn, liked stardrive on Facebook

  90. Gee says:

    Registered the Space Sector newsletter as Gee and registered the StarDrive forums as GeeDeeGee

    Fingers crossed!!!!


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