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Distant Worlds Giveaway Contest! [RESULTS]

By on June 3rd, 2013 4:09 pm

And the winners of the Distant Worlds giveaway contest are:

Congratulations to the winners! Looks like today was your lucky day. BTAxis and John Cranston won the full Distant Worlds bundle! (base game + Return of the Shakturi + Legends + Shadows). Felix and killias2 won a Distant Worlds base game. At least that’s a start. And this was it for prize a). Henrik and Djholmess, were the contest veterans (apparently, already owned some DW installment). They won a copy of Distant Worlds: Shadows, the latest expansion pack. And that was it for prize b). I’ll be sending your game prizes in no time.

Thanks to all who participated. I hope everybody had a bit of fun. A big thanks to Matrix Games and Slitherine for sponsoring this contest. For who didn’t win this time there will be more opportunities in the near future. So, stay tuned for that!

Distant Worlds is a real-time space 4X strategy game developed by CodeForce and published by Matrix Games. To know more about this awesome game have a look at our Distant Worlds: Legends review (2nd expansion) and our Distant Worlds: Shadows preview (3rd expansion – new).

Distant Worlds is at sale at the moment, till July 5th. The full bundle is at 40% off and now costs you around $70 (plus VAT). Distant Worlds: Shadows (20% off) costs around $20 ($5 off regular price).

The winners were picked with the help of random.org.

The contest details and all the people who participated can be found in this post.

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33 Comments


  1. Evil Azrael says:

    Congrats to the winners :-)

    Just for the curious, how many valid entries did you count for each of the two groups?

    • Adam Solo says:

      237 entries for prize a)
      41 entries for prize b)

      Between comments on the site, comments on facebook, g+ and emails sent directly with the details.

  2. hakkarin says:

    How far away is the DW: Shadows review?

  3. G_Bison says:

    Enjoy your games guys, from what I watch over on youtube, I’m very impressed. Should have gotten into it sooner…

  4. John S says:

    I saw “John” as a winner, and freaked out briefly thinking I finally won something. ;) Congrats to the winners!

  5. BTAxis says:

    Whoa, thats me up in that list. Awesome! I’ve bitched before on this site about this game’s price point, but I think the site is telling me to shut up and play.

  6. Rui says:

    Congrats guys, have a good one ;)

  7. killias2 says:

    I’m excited! Finally, the ultimate excuse to get and play these, though I doubt I’ll get Shadows yet.

  8. Felix Alicea says:

    Thanks so much! I love this site! This will definitely encourage me to discover the world of Distant Worlds. I’ve claimed the base game and now it’s research time! Thanks for the giveaway contest and thank you to Adam for this fantastic web site!

    • Adam Solo says:

      You’re welcome Felix. And, I accept your thanks also on behalf of the sponsors, who have been generous enough to provide the prizes (and make this all contest possible in the first place).

      Regarding your prize, which was Distant Worlds, the base game, look at it as a start. You see, CodeForce has improved the game substantially since then, with a lot of User Interface improvements and a lot of new content with the expansions. So, take that into account when you see praise given to Distant Worlds: Return of the Shakturi or Legends in this site.

      But, don’t get me wrong, the base game is a good place to get a feeling on the game (after all, it is the base), however, and in my opinion, the full potential was unleashed only after the two first expansions were released.

  9. John Cranston says:

    Well, I’ll be jiggered ! I entered thinking that I’ll never win, and lookee what happened ! I had a hankering for a 4x game as well, so this is perfect timing.

    Thanks SpaceSector and Matrix Games for sponsoring the contest.

    • Adam Solo says:

      You’re welcome John. If you were eagerly looking for a 4X game you’ll definitely not be disappointed. Let me know if you need any tips to smooth your entry, as the learning curve is quite high.

  10. Towerbooks3192 says:

    Congratulations to those who won the contest! I wish that all the people who joined will tell their friends about this awesome site.

    As for those who won and never had DW before, hug it, kiss it, and hold it while you sleep because its one of the best space 4x games ever!!!!

  11. ManganMan says:

    Another attempt, and another failure.
    Anyway, congrats for winners :)

  12. thekidd says:

    Adam, thanks so much for your reviews with this game. I would have never know about it unless I came across your site. I decided to buy the whole bundle with the discount going on(had it a few days). You are right that there is a steep learning curve, but I love that. So far the AI has been kicking my, well you know what. Fantastic game !!! Pirates, Pirates, and more Pirates!

    • Adam Solo says:

      Thanks thekidd. One of the reasons for this contest was to provide extra exposure to the game, because I really think it deserves to be played by many more people, and not only by hardcore 4X game fans. I think the game is more than ready to be enjoyed by the masses. There’s a learning curve no doubt, but there’s definitely something for everybody to take out from this complex and deep 4X game.

  13. Kurrick says:

    Congrats you lucky dogs :) I am a bit envious I must say. Lets hope there is a price drop for this game so the rest of us poor people can get it as well :)

  14. Paul Fowler says:

    Congratulations everyone!

  15. Henrik Hedegaard says:

    Thanks for this great site. and thanks for the contest. download went well.
    I have to admit that i have not played DW before, but was playing strategic when i aimed for number 2. but now i have purchased the complete game, and it is blowing me away

  16. Martok says:

    Congratulations to the winners! I especially hope that those who’ve not played Distant Worlds before enjoy their prizes. :)

  17. xfu says:

    Grats people, more lives lost to the 4x space sector )

  18. the@norak says:

    I never win on these things :(


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