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Distant Worlds Giveaway Contest! [CLOSED]

By on May 27th, 2013 12:56 pm

Distant Worlds | Giveaway contest

As most of you probably know by now, Matrix Games and Slitherine have released Distant Worlds: Shadows, their third expansion to Distant Worlds, just a few days ago. Distant Worlds: Legends, the second expansion, elevated this real-time space 4X strategy game to excellence. Shadows expands Distant Worlds with new gameplay, where you can play as a pirate empire, play on a pre-hyperspace era, experience an expanded ground combat mechanic, among other changes and optimizations.

So, I thought it would be fun to host a giveaway contest to celebrate this important release. The game isn’t cheap, or at least the game with the expansions is not cheap, even considering that it is on sale at the moment. So, another reason to host the giveaway is to give a chance for people new to the genre, or new to Distant Worlds, to enter in Distant Worlds’ living universe. One of the best 4X gaming experiences available at the moment.

Now, this is a very complex and deep game, with a quite high learning curve. So, mind that when/if you buy and play. But, at the end it will be worth it. If you like, or would like, to manage a big space empire, love the space exploration subject and like to play strategy games, I’m sure you will get your value for money. And, many times in most cases, I believe.

So, I managed to get the following prizes for the contest from the good folks from Slitherine and Matrix Games:

a) Enter the Matrix prize (for newcomers):

Distant Worlds base + Return of the Shakturi + Legends + Shadows (2 bundles available)

plus

Distant Worlds base (2 available)

Total of 4 prizes to giveaway.

b) Distant Worlds’ Veteran prize (for people who already own some DW installment):

Distant Worlds: Shadows expansions (2 available)

How to enter in the contest

1. Choose your prize

Prize a) is directed more towards people new to the 4X genre, or new to Distant Worlds (of course, anybody can go after these prizes nevertheless, I leave that to your consideration). The two top-placed winners get the full bundle, the third and fourth-placed winners get the base game.

Prize b) is directed more towards people who already own some Distant Worlds installment (base game, or base game and some expansion) and want to win a copy of the most recent expansion: Distant Worlds: Shadows (of course, and again, anybody can enter in the contest for this prize, I leave that to your consideration). There’s two to offer.

Important note: You can choose to run for prize a) or prize b), but not both. Effectively, there will be two contests running. One for all that went after prize a) and another for all who went after prize b).

2. Satisfy the contest entry requirements

To participate please do the following steps (bear with me, it’s really quite simple):

Step 1. Follow SpaceSector.com on twitter OR like SpaceSector.com on facebook OR follow us on Google+ OR register the SpaceSector.com newsletter (you are only required to do one of these actions). Note: People who already did this in the past just need to satisfy Step 2 below.

Step 2. Leave a comment below stating which of the actions above (Step 1.) have you done now or already satisfied in the past (again, only one action is required). Also state the prize that you want to go for (a OR b) on the comment. Don’t forget to also include your facebook id, twitter id, google+ id or email address on the comment, so that I can validate your entry in the contest afterwards.

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

[your twitter id here] following SpaceSector on twitter

Prize: a)

OR

[your facebook id here] liked the SpaceSector facebook page

Prize: b)

OR

[your google+ id here] following SpaceSector on google+

Prize: a)

OR

Registered the Space Sector newsletter with [your email here]

Prize: b)

etc …

If you don’t want to specify all that information in the comment, send me an email with the username you used on the comment and the rest of the information, so that I can track you and get you in the contest.

And, that’s it, you’re in :)

How and when will the winners be picked

The winners will be picked randomly with the help of random.org on June 3d, 2013 around noon EST (roughly one week from now). I’ll check those to see if they fulfilled the entry steps. Only one entry per IP will be accepted. I’ll effectively run two contests: one for all people who went after prize a) and another for who went after prize b).

The contest closes on June 2nd, 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 via voucher codes with all relevant instructions to download from Matrix Game’s website.

Game info

Good luck everyone!

Many thanks to Matrix Games and Slitherine for sponsoring this contest.

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264 Comments


  1. Rob says:

    Hi Adam,

    Thanks very much for offering this giveaway contest. Here are my details:

    Registered the Space Sector newsletter with avernite@gm*il.com

    Prize: b)

  2. Soulstrider says:

    Soulstrider following SpaceSector on twitter

    Prize: a)

    https://twitter.com/Soulstrider

  3. Mark says:

    mjh53 following SpaceSector on twitter

    Prize: a)

  4. Juan SM says:

    @juansmct following Space Sector on twitter !

    Prize : a)

    Thx for the chance ! ^^

  5. Vitor Barbosa says:

    Hi there :)

    Pantsu King liked the SpaceSector facebook page

    Prize: a

    Thanks for the giveway and have a good day

  6. David says:

    Thanks for the contest!
    Don’t have the game yet but looks very interesting!

    I’ve been following a long time now on Twitter and liked Space Sector on Facebook.

    Prize: A)

  7. G_Bison says:

    [@g_bison] following SpaceSector on twitter

    Prize: a)

  8. Rui says:

    @RuiMPEx following SpaceSector on twitter

    Prize: a)

    Thanks for this promo ;)

  9. Chris Cantley says:

    @clcantley on Twitter, this name and email on FB

    Prize: a)

  10. Josh Thomson says:

    @JoshT626 following SpaceSector on twitter

    Prize: a)

    :)

  11. daishi424 says:

    @daishi424 following SpaceSector on twitter (since 2012)
    Prize: a)
    May be this time I am lucky.
    Thanks for keeping up the good work, Adam!

  12. Daniel Ribeiro says:

    Hey Adam.

    Daniel Ribeiro liked The Space Sector Facebook page.

    Prize: a)

    Always wanted to get the series but it was a bit too
    steep for me. Keeping my fingers crossed :D

  13. Zderzaq says:

    I’m actually following SpaceSector on both Twitter & FB and I’m also registered to the newsletter :)

    Prize a)

    @Zderzaq

  14. Todd Zircher says:

    Hmm, everything but google it seems.

    Todd Zircher following SpaceSector on twitter
    Todd Zircher liked the SpaceSector facebook page
    And, I’m sure that I’m on the newletter as well. :-)

    Prize: a) please, I’m intrigued by DW, but a little gun shy about the capital investment.

    TAZ

  15. Ramon Lorenzo Francisco says:

    Hi :D

    Ramon Lorenzo Francisco has always liked the SpaceSector facebook page

    Prize: a

    Thanks!

  16. Kordanor says:

    Prize A
    Following/Liking on FB, sending an e-mail (or look up the email from the comments)

  17. riadsala says:

    alasdair.clarke following on Google+

    and option a) please. If I should be so lucky.

  18. Roger says:

    I liked space sector on facebook

    url: https://www.facebook.com/giant.enemy.paradox?ref=tn_tnmn

    I’d like prize ‘a’ please

  19. Aare says:

    Christmas in June!

    Newsletter charged up: tiigerest@gmail.c0m

    Prize A

    Greetings

  20. Axevid says:

    Prize b)

    @Axevid followed @spacesector on twitter! (Should have fulfilled some more as well ;) )

    Thanks!

  21. Nelson Ruger says:

    You guys are awesome! Love your site. You’ve directed onto a number of games I never would have looked at. Thank you!!

    Registered the Space Sector newsletter with nruger@me.com

    Prize: a) please!!

  22. Sebastian Fischer says:

    Sebastian Fischer liked the SpaceSector facebook page

    Prize: b)

  23. jackswift says:

    Well, there’s one way to try and play this game without spending all that money! You guys are great!

    Registered the Space Sector newsletter with jackswift@gmail.com

    Prize: a)

  24. Jean-Pierre Hamel says:

    Jean-Pierre Hamel liked SpaceSector facebook page
    Prize b)
    Thanks for SpaceSector, great website!

  25. TimmY says:

    @trancedellic followed @spacesector on twitter!
    Prize: a)

    Thank you!

  26. rollhax says:

    rollhax following SpaceSector on twitter

    Prize: a)

  27. Mezmorki says:

    @OliverKiley following @SpaceSector on Twitter

    Prize: a)

  28. Goomich says:

    @Goomich following SpaceSector on twitter
    Prize: a)

  29. ilhan says:

    Prize: a)

    https://twitter.com/tokmak333

    following @SpaceSector on twitter

  30. piotr says:

    Registered the Space Sector newsletter with spacesector@piotr.se

    Prize: a)

  31. Sven says:

    https://www.facebook.com/sven.luders.7 liked the SpaceSector facebook page

    Prize: b)

  32. Thaldis says:

    Balázs Tóth liked Space Sector on Facebook.
    Prize A

    http://www.facebook.com/balazs.toth.3910?ref=tn_tnmn

  33. DannyD says:

    Following via Google+ as Daniele Dorelli
    Signed for newsletter x3dannyd@gmail.com

    Price: b)

    I’ve Distant Worlds base ;)

  34. Shea says:

    @Shambo following SpaceSector on twitter

    Prize: a)

    Thanks guys

  35. T.Faust says:

    @someindiegames following SpaceSector on twitter

    Prize: a)

  36. Robotparking says:

    @RobotParking following SpaceSector on twitter

    Prize: a)
    Thanks!

  37. dave says:

    registered with the newsletter at q.com

    prize a)

    papa needz a brand nu game!

  38. Paul Fowler says:

    https://www.facebook.com/paul.fowler.334 liked the Space Sector Facebook page.

    Prize: a)

    Thank you for the contest!

  39. Archon says:

    Ave.

    Archon360 is following SpaceSector on twitter

    Prize a) please !

  40. trident_job says:

    Registered the Space Sector newsletter with trident_job@hotmail.com

    Prize: a)

    Thx for such event !

  41. Jayl1ee says:

    @Jayl1ee following @SpaceSector on twitter

    https://twitter.com/Jayl1ee

    Prize a)

  42. NonEuclidian says:

    yohanes.paulus2@gmail.com registered the SpaceSector Newsletter. Prize: A

    fingers crossed…

  43. James Sutherland says:

    Thank you for running another great contest.

    James Sutherland liked Space Sector on facebook

    prize a)

  44. Tausken says:

    registered with the newsletter with renagader@msn.com

    prize: b)

  45. David Walsh says:

    [David Walsh ‏@DavidWalshEire] following SpaceSector on twitter

    Prize: b)

  46. kawing says:

    @kawinghau follwing on twitter!
    Prize a! ^__^

  47. Ulrik Christiansen says:

    Hi, thanks for the contest :)

    Ulrik Christiansen liked the SpaceSector facebook page (and rss) :)

    Prize: a)

    Have a nice day!

  48. Argentis says:

    I’ve always wanted to get initiated to Distant Worlds! Unfortunately, as a student, I’m a little short on money. So thumbs up to you Adam for hosting this contest!

    Vivien Le Coarer liked Space Sector on facebook

    prize a)

  49. Ali J says:

    Registered the Space Sector newsletter with alijalalimech@gmail.com

    Prize: a)

    Thank you

  50. David L says:

    @Davabled following SpaceSector on twitter

    Prize: a)

  51. Bilson says:

    Emailed you!

    Thanks =]

  52. Seventitu says:

    @seventitu Already following space sector on twitter

    Prize a)

    Thank you !

  53. vmxa says:

    Watched a LP Distant Worlds, look formidable. I even posted on Matrix that I think they need to create a Gold version for 39.99.

    liked Space Sector on face book

    prize a)

  54. Ace of the Stars says:

    @ André Reis liked SpaceSector on Facebook.

    Prize a)

    Never played Distant Worlds, but I really want to.

  55. James T says:

    following spacesector on twitter as @tootellj

    prize a)

    cheers

  56. Smight says:

    iplesko@yahoo.com newsletter

    Prize a)

  57. Benedict L says:

    Registered the Space Sector newsletter with tempestfire2002@gmail.com

    Prize: a)

  58. Joel says:

    Registered with the Space Sector Newsletter as joeld1212@yahoo.com

    Prize a)

    Thanks

  59. ManganMan says:

    Jakub Ćwik liked the SpaceSector facebook page

    Prize: a)

  60. Caio Luiz says:

    @CaioLuiz2 following SpaceSector on twitter
    Prize: a)
    Thanks for the giveaway and good luck to everyone!

  61. Miroslav says:

    Registered the Space Sector newsletter with cvitkusic@msn.com

    Prize: a)

  62. Fishy says:

    Paul Hickey liked the SpaceSector facebook page

    Prize: a)

    Thanks for the prizes, always wanted to try Distant worlds was to much to purchase all up front :)

  63. Jaerv says:

    Registered the Space Sector newsletter with jaerv2012@gmail.com .

    Prize a)

    Thanks for the contest!

    Cheers

  64. PookyJM says:

    gl to all of you who chose A , it worth the try (but they are so many of you that i’m glad I got all the other game already)
    Jean-Michel Thomas liked the SpaceSector facebook page

    Prize: b)

  65. Robin Thomass says:

    Hi !

    Thanks for this awesome contest !

    Robin Thomass liked the SpaceSector facebook page

    Prize: a)

    Best of luck to everyone !

  66. David says:

    Will love to try this game

    @david2tm following SpaceSector on twitter

    Prize: a)

  67. MuttrsmeTxi says:

    @MuttersomeTaxi is following SpaceSector on twitter

    Prize: a)

  68. Mikehhh says:

    Registered for the newsletter

    Game seems awesome!

    Prize A

  69. Nick E. says:

    I’ve been following SS for a while now and I haven’t won anything yet, so here’s hoping :)

    Nick Ellington liked the SS facebook page.
    prize a

  70. omicron says:

    I signed up for the newsletter.
    Prize A

  71. Daniel Judah says:

    Daniel Judah liked the SpaceSector facebook page

    Prize: A

  72. eaize says:

    Liked on facebook. Eric Suggs facebook id. or eaize9@gmail.com if ya need to search for me. A

  73. Jeff P says:

    Registered for the SpaceSector newsletter with the email jtpowell162@hotmail.com

    Prize: “a”

  74. Buxaroo says:

    buckaroobanzai following SpaceSector on google+

    Prize: a)

  75. Vincent A. says:

    I’ve been waiting for this expansion for a long time. Thanks for the contest.

    I registered for the Space Sector newsletter.

    Email: vincent_geforce@live.com.ph

    Prize: b)

    Mabuhay!

  76. Grim.reaper says:

    Registered the Space Sector newsletter with grim.reaper@sbcglobal.net

    Prize: b)

  77. ScottK says:

    ‘sekullbe’ following SpaceSector on twitter
    Prize: (a)

    (well all four means actually; I’m feeling kind of stalkerly :)
    thanks!

  78. Richard Reeman says:

    https://plus.google.com/107985421626328427059/ following SpaceSector on google+

    Prize: b)

  79. Alex Carr says:

    Followed on Google+

    prize a)

  80. Gunnergoz says:

    gunnergoz is following Space Sector on Twitter and hopes to get lucky

    Prize B

  81. Dude says:

    Registered for the Newsletter

    Prize: B)

  82. Kurrick says:

    Registered the Space Sector newsletter with [DragonsLair41@comcast.net]

    Prize: a)

  83. David Carron says:

    @dscarron following SpaceSector on twitter

    Prize: a

  84. Wes says:

    Well, I chose to sign up for the newsletter, but for some reason I have yet to receive a confirmation email, and there’s nothing in my spam folder. So, if for some reason it did not work, please feel free to sign wes dot weston at gmail dot com up for the newsletter manually.

    And please do enter me for prize (A) as this is a game I have had my eye on for some time (greatly influenced by your glowing reviews) but for whom the price of entry seems a bit too steep. Judging by how many “A”-types are entering the contest, this appears to be a common theme.

    Keep up the great site, and I look forward to receiving the newsletter as well.

    (UPDATE: Confirmation email did come in just after posting)

  85. Mark says:

    Mark Kent liked the SpaceSector facebook page

    Prize: A

    I can only hope!

  86. Timothy Risi says:

    @VanderLegion following SpaceSector on twitter

    Prize: a)

  87. Furbl says:

    *see email* liked the SpaceSector facebook page

    Prize: a)

  88. Joe Locastro says:

    Locastro liked the SpaceSector facebook page

    Prize: A!

  89. Azazeleq says:

    Maciek Ktr liked the SpaceSector facebook page

    Prize: a)

    Cheers! ;]


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