November 20th, 2008
It is my great honor to announce Wolfire's first official Lugaru competition.
The rules are simple:
1. Submit your best Lugaru videos to WeGame. You can use the nifty WeGame widget mentioned in Jeff's previous WeGame post (if you use Windows). Or you can use your favorite games recording software and then upload your vid to WeGame. Snapz Pro for Mac OS X or Fraps for Windows are great, but unfortunately not free. Check the forum for more suggestions.
2. In two weeks time (Wednesday, the 3rd at 11:59 PM PST) we will close the contest and have a voting period for three days. The player who has submitted the Lugaru video that has received the most WeGame "likes" wins! We will have some runner up prizes as well.
3. Feel free to use debug mode (I recently saw a ridiculous wolf-on-fire video), your own custom levels, mods, or skins (I remember seeing Turner line dancing in a tux somewhere). A Lugaru trailer video would be particularly awesome, but again, anything goes! Even a simple fight!
Note: when using debug mode, you should turn the debug HUD off (instructions are in the forums) to remove the various debug text from your awesome video.
The winner will receive a free copy of Overgrowth, a $50 gift certificate to the soon-to-be-announced Cafpress Wolfire T-Shirt Store, and mad respect from his fellow gamers. We will also be giving out copies of Overgrowth to select runner ups (or tshirts if they have already purchased Overgrowth) based on subjective feedback!
To help seed this competition I have uploaded my greatest recorded Lugaru fight of all time:
I know you guys can do much better than this anyway but rest assured all my videos (vids submitted to WeGame by spacemarine1) are automatically disqualified.
John's Tips for Success:
- Show no fear: Fights tend to look best when you take on multiple enemies at the same. Even if you don't win the whole fight, you will at least create some "Holy Crap I can't believe I'm still fighting" moments. You can splice these into a highlight reel.
- Set the mood: Why not play some tunes in the background for your video capture program to record? A little music can add a lot to the drama of a fight.
- Post links to your vid in high traffic zones: How can you get people to like your video if no one is looking at it? A good start is in the official competition thread on the Wolfire Forum, in these comments, and in Wolfire IRC. WeGame makes it very easy to embed your video all over the place.
Everyone can claim to be a great fighter, but not everyone can prove it. I wish you brave warriors the best of luck in the battles to come. May your kicks be swift and your reversals true.