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The story. The game. The movie?

One of the most haunting gaming experiences of all times, I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream, a psychedelic Sci-Fi thriller inspired by Harlan Ellison's short-story by the same name, has been brought back to life by the relentless Nightdive Studios, and is now available for only $5.99 on GOG.com. This is one of those times in the history of our classic catalog, that really calls for a special celebration! You know how we like to celebrate, right? By giving you something special! This time, we offer you the chance to get a very special I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream original box set, containing the CD edition of the game, a user manual, and--*drumroll*--a mousepad signed by Harlan Ellison, himself!.

<img src="http://www.gog.com/upload/images/2013/09/58b2f21fe5f1266ecd36ad84036ebdaee50b2d73.jpg">

We propose a competition. Or two, actually, as we have two such sets to give away at this time. How Night Dive managed to acquire them is quite the mystery, as Mr. Ellison isn't known for being a particularly social person (not unlike many other brilliant writers), but the fact is we have them, and we're quite happy to part with them (that's a lie), as long as they end up in the hands of our creative users (that part's true).

How to get your hands on this gaming treasure, you ask?

So, there was the short story, then there was the game. By the rules of entertainment convergence a movie should have happened at some point, right? Well, somehow it didn't. We want to correct this, at least partially. We want you, to design a movie poster for "Harlan Ellison's I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream: The Motion Picture" (PG-13!). Please include essential info on the poster, like: who's the director? Who's playing who? Who's voicing the sinister AI? You know, stuff like that. The author of the best looking, most creative poster gets one of the box sets.

Don't feel comfortable enough with your photoshop skills? Don't fret! There's still the second box set you can get. All you need to do is to write up a short voiceover for an imaginary trailer that would go with the said movie. Again, including the name of the director and your own cast is a good idea.

Post your entries in the forums, below. We'll choose one best entry in both categories. The submission deadline is Wednesday, September 25, at 10:00AM GMT, which gives you almost a full week to work on your entries. Depending on the number and the quality of entries, we might award some runner-up prices. As usually, the contest is not region-limited. Please make sure to remember about the "PG-13" rating of our imaginary movie. Turn on that creative thinking, and get cracking on your entries. Good luck!

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The results ARE IN! Go to this forum post to see who won!
Post edited September 18, 2013 by G-Doc
This is a pretty cool idea for a contest!
Nothing for me, but good luck to all entrants. :)
I really like this. I am looking forward to seeing peoples entries for the poster.
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mondo84: This is a pretty cool idea for a contest!
Indeed. Probably the best one they've come up with yet.

Edit: Though after seeing that PG-13? I don't know. Shouldn't this movie be more along the lines of a hard R, or is that just the guideline for the poster mockup itself?
Post edited September 18, 2013 by mistermumbles
Nice idea for a contest, but since I don't know much about the game or story, I'll pass this by.
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adambiser: Nice idea for a contest, but since I don't know much about the game or story, I'll pass this by.
This is what confuses me about the idea (I have played the game - but not in a LONG time) so for those that havent its not really something theyll likely enter, yet if you have the game, entering for another copy and a signed mouspad... makes little sense (except for regifting). Still, might enter
I hate contests that require you to have some kind of artistic or creative skill.
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adambiser: Nice idea for a contest, but since I don't know much about the game or story, I'll pass this by.
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Sachys: This is what confuses me about the idea (I have played the game - but not in a LONG time) so for those that havent its not really something theyll likely enter, yet if you have the game, entering for another copy and a signed mouspad... makes little sense (except for regifting). Still, might enter
Oh, I think the prize is a good one for fans of the game, at least those who still like to collect physical copies.

I wouldn't know where to begin with an entry and wouldn't feel right even if I did win since the game is a big unknown to me right now.
Wait, wait, this is a trick contest! Harlan Ellison, asking people to volunteer their talent and effort? Without compensation?! The difference may be subtle, but contest prizes are not remuneration, and the man bloody well knows this! I'd buy this from almost anyone else, but HE? No, he's just playing with us!

The right answer here is clearly not to play along :P
Wish I could participate... unfortunately... I have no idea and I must leave.
Goodluck for all others!
Not in, as I'm not creative at all...
A great idea but sadly I don't even have Photoshop and my creative in thinking of things that aren't my own ideas is quite lacking :c
I'm pretty sure the movie would be a hard R, just saying.
@GOG
Thanks for the "PG-13" - hadn't LOLed so hard for a long time.

Makes me wonder if there isn't some plan to actually make a family friendly movie, maybe some soft of parody or cartoon.