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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
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Starmaker: Ben Affleck as AM.

/hides
Wise move ;D
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rrr8891: Two different people in this thread have cast white women in the role of Ellen, and I simply won't stand for it.
yeah, i find it a bit weird
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Novotnus: Here - PG13. Or maybe you can negotiate just PG?
Also - suitable for German censors : )
EDIT. Added cast
lol dude :D this poster rocks
Post edited September 19, 2013 by XYCat
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rrr8891: Two different people in this thread have cast white women in the role of Ellen, and I simply won't stand for it.
You can replace Rebecca Black with Morgan Freeman on mine :)
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XYCat: lol dude :D this poster rocks
Thanks :)
Post edited September 19, 2013 by Novotnus
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Novotnus: Here - PG13. Or maybe you can negotiate just PG?
Also - suitable for German censors : )
EDIT. Added cast
I'm not entriely sure your calligraphy choice for "AM" on the factory is gonna make it pass the censors! Looks a bit... well... like a... and a...
Here is my entry. I thought long and hard about who to cast as who, and I'm happy with the end result.
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in a world where mankind has fallen, comes a film from visionary director, Andrew Nicol; The mind behind such hits as Gattaca and the Truman show. Five (5) people are kept alive, tortured by a super computer! They must beat their own worst fears if they want to defeat the machine.

Starring Kevin Costner as Gorrister, Dwayne the rock Johnson as Benny, Walking dead’s Danai Gurira as Ellen, Werner Herzog as Nimdok, Jake Gyllenhaal as ted,and Jeremy Irons as the supercomputer AM.

In the end of the world there is only fear, there is only hate and the nightmare is just beginning. Harlan Ellison’s I have no mouth and I must scream coming to a cinema near you!
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Navagon: Awesome contest for an awesome game!

I'll see what I can do over the weekend. Does PG 13 refer to the poster's content or the actual rating the movie would get? (because if it's the latter you haven't played the game :P )

Also, can you provide any assets such as logos etc to make it look all official?
You didn't read the story either (i'm paraphrasing it's not to you directly :D ). And story has much more R rated content that taken out would destroy the hole story.
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sergejGOGaccount: actually it was fun to try - though it shows my lack of any creativity...
A man, why I didn't though Gillermo del Toro. My first though was Stanley Cubrick (but than I was thinking on the line of movie from '80 that never happened).

Ron Perlman is awesome choice for Benny :D
Kudos to "Boy and his dog" reference. Maybe Don Johnson should play in this as well :D
Post edited September 19, 2013 by niedziak
Well, here is my entry.

It's available in much bigger size, too. But I figured that should be enough for showcasing.

Made a little change as of now, forgot AM.
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Post edited September 19, 2013 by Everandever
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Navagon: Awesome contest for an awesome game!

I'll see what I can do over the weekend. Does PG 13 refer to the poster's content or the actual rating the movie would get? (because if it's the latter you haven't played the game :P )

Also, can you provide any assets such as logos etc to make it look all official?
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niedziak: You didn't read the story either (i'm paraphrasing it's not to you directly :D ). And story has much more R rated content that taken out would destroy the hole story.
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sergejGOGaccount: actually it was fun to try - though it shows my lack of any creativity...
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niedziak: A man, why I didn't though Gillermo del Toro. My first though was Stanley Cubrick (but than I was thinking on the line of movie from '80 that never happened).

Ron Perlman is awesome choice for Benny :D
Kudos to "Boy and his dog" reference. Maybe Don Johnson should play in this as well :D
My first choice was Robert Aldrich (Baby Jane, Charlotte) but then i opt for living directors/actors - otherwise my choice for AM - would bi one and only VINCENT PRICE...and yes - i was planing to include Don Johnson but somehow i forgot about him along the way...
Post edited September 19, 2013 by sergejGOGaccount
Gonna have a stab at this :)
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Everandever: Well, here is my entry.

It's available in much bigger size, too. But I figured that should be enough for showcasing.
excellent one
Here's my attempt, I borrowed and altered the background image from crash426mnb. (You are free to copy, distribute and transmit this work under the following conditions: Attribution: You must give credit to the artist.)

I was impressed with Tom Hardy's voice control in Lawless and Batman. Taylor Kitsch played a great bad arse in Savages. Rosario Dawson is my pick for Ellen, no contest IMHO. =)

Better image

Edit: fixed spelling error
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Post edited September 19, 2013 by Stuff
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Fantasysci5: Here is my entry. I thought long and hard about who to cast as who, and I'm happy with the end result.
Rock Hudson as Benny is an inspired choice.
Here's my take on the subject matter. Hope you like it :)
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Wainamoin3n: Here's my take on the subject matter. Hope you like it :)
Propably my favourite thus far. Nicely executed.