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Prize Pig! Golden Reviewer!

So, I’m sure if you are following the 2015 Indie Game Maker Contest, you have seen the two Mini-Contests that were unlocked by the crazy high amount of Humble Bundle sales.

But I’m sure you’re asking yourself: What IS the Prize Pig? What IS the Golden Reviewer?

And that is what I’m here to tell you. Winning either will net you a little over $700 dollars, which while not the whopping $25k+ of the Grand Prize, is nothing to sneeze at!

The Prize Pig!

The Prize Pig mini-contest is a competition to create the best level possible in the Early Access emergent Adventure game Adventurezator: When Pigs Fly! In Adventurezator, you can create your own point and click adventure game, as easy as drag and drop.

But the trick is, you can create a puzzle with one solution, but due to all the objects in the game having pre-caned attributes, the players might figure out an entirely DIFFERENT solution that you never would have considered.


I’m almost certain taking the axe to that little fellow in front of the bench is somehow a valid solution.

Remember if you had donated to the Humble Bundle, you probably have a coupon to pick up the game now, if not, you can easily pick it up on Steam. So here is the rules for the Prize Pig Contest:

  1. The level must have been made during the IGMC contest period as listed on the contest guidelines page.
  2. The level must be uploaded to the Steam Workshop.
  3. The level must be complete-able in ~30 minutes.
  4. The level does NOT count as one of the two games you have entered into the IGMC.
  5. You are not required to have entered a game into the IGMC to enter a level into the Prize Pig contest.
  6. The level must be in English
  7. No 18+ Content
  8. The judges and contest hosts reserve the right to disqualify or ban any game or person for reasons including but not limited to the violation of these rules. Judges’ decisions are final. Judges and contest runners reserve the right to add to these rules for clarification purposes.
  9. Restrictions on age and nationality are subject to the contestant’s local, state, and/or national laws. No purchase necessary. Must be at least 13 years of age or older to register and submit entries, subject to the submitter’s local laws.
  10. Prizes will be delivered electronically via the e-mail address associated with the user who submitted the game on this platform. Winners will be responsible for all taxes and fees associated with their prize package.

Other than that, go for it. Make what you dream of making!

Note: Adventurezator Levels are NOT eligible for the awards in the Main Contest. The Prize Pig Contest is a separate mini-contest.

Golden Reviewer

Do you enjoy talking about games? What they did right? What they did wrong? Then you have what it takes to win the Golden Reviewer Award. To enter the Golden Reviewer award, all you have to do is review IGMC 2015 submissions! Participation in our main contest is NOT required for the Golden Reviewer minicontest, ANYONE who wants to enter can. Tell your friends, tell your family. They don’t have to be able to make games, just review them.

Starting at the contest deadline, August 7th, and continuing until October 2nd, it is your goal to create as many high quality reviews of the submissions as possible. You can put your reviews anywhere you would like. A personal blog or site you run, a community you are already a part of, your tumblr, anywhere is fine as long as we can access and read your reviews.

Make sure to comment with a link to your review on every submission you review, we want the creators to get to see all the feedback for their game! Also, keep a list of all the games you have reviewed along with links to your reviews online. Near the end of the Golden Reviewer contest, we will create a submission process for you to send us the lists.

The winner will be the person, who according to the Judges, did the BEST job at reviewing a multitude of games well. It isn’t entirely about quantity, but it isn’t all about quality either. We want to see a ton of really awesome feedback on these games.

The submission processes for these two minicontests will be detailed at a later date.

Do you have any questions? Are you planning on trying to enter? Join us in the comments section below.

10 comments… add one

  • SeanManTV August 3, 2015, 11:37 am

    I will be having a lot of fun trying out all the various games people have created for this competition on my Twitch livestream and Youtube channel!
    Will video submissions be eligible for your Golden Reviewer competition aswell?

    • Rob Glidden August 3, 2015, 1:11 pm

      I suppose it depends on the commentary involved. If it’s just a silent streaming of a game, then no. But if you are weighing in on the game itself, I suspect it would be eligible.

  • Jackus August 3, 2015, 1:56 pm

    “You can put your reviews anywhere you would like. A personal blog or site you run, a community you are already a part of, your tumblr, anywhere is fine as long as we can access and read your reviews.”

    So I can put them all in a topic over at RMWeb?
    Then link to it in the comments?

  • KingCrazy August 3, 2015, 2:11 pm

    Wondering if the review contest will allow for multiple people to be present in the reviewing process. My sisters and I tend to fairly critique games on a daily basis, and we often have some very good discussions. It would be really awesome to have them help out with the reviews.

    • Nicholas Palmer August 10, 2015, 7:39 pm

      This is absolutely A-OK. The more feedback for the devs the better!

  • Joanie August 3, 2015, 2:35 pm

    Where do we post our submission for the Prize Pig contest? I don’t think it belongs with the regular submissions because I couldn’t find “Adventurezator” in the dropdown list. I also couldn’t delete this submission once I realized that wasn’t where the pig contest entry was supposed to go. x_____X

    • Nicholas Palmer August 10, 2015, 7:38 pm

      I will get this straightened out pronto! Sorry for the inconvenience.

  • swordbreaker August 11, 2015, 5:12 pm

    when will the winner announced?

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