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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!

EDIT:
The results ARE IN! Go to this forum post to see who won!
Post edited September 18, 2013 by G-Doc
Yes, it did take us long. No, we're not lazy. Yes, there was some heated argument on the verge of bloodshed, as to who should be

The poster contest winners:

1st place:
ThePaleKing! (http://www.gog.com/forum/general/i_have_no_mouth_and_i_must_scream_creative_contest/post98) We're greatly impressed by your traditional media tribute to the ols-school Polish movie poster aesthetics. You win! Please PM me your contact information, so we can send you the special IHNMAIMS box including the mousepad signed by Harlan Ellison. We'll also send you a $9.99 GOG.com gift code, so you can grab one of our games while you wait for the package to arrive (it takes time, sadly).

2nd place:
tomimt
(http://www.gog.com/forum/general/i_have_no_mouth_and_i_must_scream_creative_contest/post43) We laughed so hard. This is the perfect example of using limitations to your advantage, and a perfect representation of the PG-13 movie industry menace.. You win a runner up prize: two $9.99 GOG.com gift codes.

3rd place:
niedziak (http://www.gog.com/forum/general/i_have_no_mouth_and_i_must_scream_creative_contest/post134) It's nice to see a movie poster that would also work well as a book cover. The mood here seems perfect as well, even though its original and strays away from the game's aesthetics. You win a runner up prize: a $9.99 GOG.com gift code.

The trailer script contest:

1st place:
maddNeal! (http://www.gog.com/forum/general/i_have_no_mouth_and_i_must_scream_creative_contest/post35) We picked this script over others for one reason only. The sounds it made us imagine. To us, it sounds perfect. Also, John Carpenter remembrance is always a nice thing. You win! Please PM me your contact information, so we can send you the special IHNMAIMS box including the mousepad signed by Harlan Ellison. We'll also send you a $9.99 GOG.com gift code, so you can grab one of our games while you wait for the package to arrive.

2nd place:
Theta_Sigma (http://www.gog.com/forum/general/i_have_no_mouth_and_i_must_scream_creative_contest/post40) Perfect cast, sir! We couldn't decide whether you should end up in the second or third place, but in the end--well, let's just say that some of us are suckers for John Barrowman! You win a runner up prize: two $9.99 GOG.com gift codes.

3rd place:
Samarius (http://www.gog.com/forum/general/i_have_no_mouth_and_i_must_scream_creative_contest/post138) Oh, my, god. That's exactly how we imagine a Hollywood PG-13 adaptation of IHNMAIMS. You win a runner up prize: a $9.99 GOG.com gift code.

I would also like to ask the participants of the contest if they have anything against us making a Facebook gallery with their entries. If you don't want your work featured there, please let us know.
Post edited October 07, 2013 by G-Doc
Congrats to all winners.

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The poster contest winners:

1st place:
ThePaleKing! (http://www.gog.com/forum/general/i_have_no_mouth_and_i_must_scream_creative_contest/post98) We're greatly impressed by your traditional media tribute to the ols-school Polish movie poster aesthetics. You win! Please PM me your contact information, so we can send you the special IHNMAIMS box including the mousepad signed by Harlan Ellison. We'll also send you a $9.99 GOG.com gift code, so you can grab one of our games while you wait for the package to arrive (it takes time, sadly).
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Excellent choice!
Congrats to the winners.
Aaaaaand we have a winners!

Congrat's guys!

Great Contest gog! I think we all enjoyed it .

& please - give us a link when u done with facebook gallery.
Post edited October 04, 2013 by Edward_Carnby
Congrats :).
Congrats to all, great work =)
Congratulations to the winners, great work! Also, you've now all worked for Harlan Ellison. For free. Suckers :P

Also, a shout-out to my personal favourite:
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morhlis: I was a huge fan of the original story, and of Harlan Ellison's work in general, before ever playing the game back in the 90s. I know this is just a contest but I would love to see this as an actual movie! I figured it would work best as a deeply dark, stylized, animated film, which is how I interpreted my entry. But all the actors I chose could easily be played live action! Anyway, I hope you like my twisted submission! ^^
Congrats to the winners!
And I enjoyed all the others as well.
Post edited October 04, 2013 by Moonbeam
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G-Doc:
Thanks for dishing out those extra prizes to the winners (congrats folks).

As to FB - I don't actually upload any of my works there, but I have no objecttion if you can link my sketchblog in the caption (http://cyruscrashtest.blogspot.com).
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ThePaleKing: Don't have photoshop, so I just did physical paints. Tried to do it in the style of those cool old Polish film posters.

http://i5.minus.com/i77Ef5HP3C2n.JPG
Congrats! :)
Althought I'm sad that I couldn't grab this prize I can't feel bad losing to you.
You well deserve it and I would be surprised if anyone else would win that :)
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Spinorial: Congratulations to the winners, great work! Also, you've now all worked for Harlan Ellison. For free. Suckers :P

Also, a shout-out to my personal favourite:
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morhlis: I was a huge fan of the original story, and of Harlan Ellison's work in general, before ever playing the game back in the 90s. I know this is just a contest but I would love to see this as an actual movie! I figured it would work best as a deeply dark, stylized, animated film, which is how I interpreted my entry. But all the actors I chose could easily be played live action! Anyway, I hope you like my twisted submission! ^^
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Spinorial:
You, sir, are far too kind~~

Congrats to the winners~~
CONGRATS

CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS
Post edited October 04, 2013 by shqlinkz
Congratulations to the winners!

As to the gallery, I don't want my entry to be put on Facebook.
Congratulation to the winners! all well deserve
Very happy to have won. Was certain one of the other fine entries would get the top spot.

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niedziak: Congrats! :)
Althought I'm sad that I couldn't grab this prize I can't feel bad losing to you.
You well deserve it and I would be surprised if anyone else would win that :)
Thanks. Yours was one of my personal favorites.