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Share your Good Old Gaming memories and get up to five $9.99 games!

We are all retrogamers at heart and our identities are built on the foundation of classic gaming memories. We know you have plenty of those as well. Memories, that is, not identities (and even if, let’s just not go there). We would like to give you an opportunity to tell us about your very own greatest classic gaming moments and grab some free games in the process!

"Let's play" videos seem to be all the craze these days. But they’re so 2010’s. Let’s do something with more of a retro-feel. Let's talk about the classics! Tell us your "GOGgame Story"! There has to be at least one game on your GOG.com shelf that holds a special place in your heart. One that you think of more like an old friend than just an item of electronic entertainment. Recall the good times you had with it, record a video and upload it to YouTube to share your love for classics with the world and get a chance to grab some free games!

To put it in six simple steps:

1. Look at GOG.com catalogue of games.
Choose one that you feel like you have much to tell about.

2. Make a "GOGgame Story":
a video of some in-game footage, your commentary, and maybe even you in person--just about anything that will spice up your video.

3. Please include the following screen at the end of your video.
The image is provided in 720p resolution. If your video is smaller, re-scale or crop, but keep the 16:9 aspect ratio.

4. Upload your "GOGgame Story" to YouTube.
Call it something like "[Game Title], a GOGgame Story, by [YourGOGForumNickname]" and make it public. Also, please include the following text in the video’s description: “The game in this video is available on http://www.GOG.com”.

5. Provide a link to your video in the thread below.

6. Profit!*

* Starting next week, each Friday till the end of November, the video with the most views will be awarded with 5 codes (each for a $9.99 game). The same prize will go to the author of the most cereative video (Mr. A, our Video Ninja will be the judge of that). Yet another pack of 5 codes will be given to the author of GOG's favorite video (by popular vote of our whole staff). Three runner-up prizes, 1 code each, will be handed out as well. Ingenuity, humor, and creativity will be taken into account. Multiple entries are allowed. A public list of winning videos will be held in the forum. Picking a game that didn’t already have a winning video created for it, will improve your chances. As well as wearing a monocle and a top hat in the video. Just kidding. Or...?

That’s the whole deal - pick a classic game that you love from GOG.com catalogue, tell the internets your "GOGgame Story", get free games. Sounds pretty easy, eh? Well, ladies and gentlemen, start your cameras!

Third (and final) Week entries:

Fallout, a GOGgame story by xerosus

Theme Hospital, a GOGgame story by Neoxin

Space Quest III, a GOGgame story by Hiddenite (grand prize winner)

Moto Racer 2, a GOGgame story by Razor61289

The Incredible Machine, a GOGgame story by Flaose

Stronghold Crusader, a GOGgame story by JackAttackNZ

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee, a GOGgame story by cannard
(reupload with better quality audio)

Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus, a GOGgame story by cannard (follow-up prize winner)

Second Week entries:

Neverwinter Nights, a GOGgame story by guitarbard (follow-up prize winner)

Evil Genius, a GOGgame story by JackAttackNZ (grand prize winner)

Evil Genius, a GOGgame story by Thelius (follow-up prize winner)

Pro-Pinball: Big Race USA, a GOGgame story by Accatone

Might and Magic II: Gates to Another World, a GOGgame story by Flaose (grand prize winner)

First Week entries:

Fahrenheit, a GOGgame story by Raven-Valor95 (grand prize winner)

Rayman 2, a GOGgame story by Lambda462

Betrayal at Krondor, a GOGgame story by deadlyhabit (grand prize winner)

Earthworm Jim 2, a GOGgame story by Razor61289

Crusader: No Regret, a GOGgame story by pugsarecool (grand prize winner)

Battle Chess, a GOGgame story by Viciousdex (grand prize winner)

Raptor: Call of the Shadows, a GOGgame story by Flaose

Battle Realms, a GOGgame story by Elratauru

Fallout, a GOGgame story by epighales

Heroes of Might and Magic 2, a GOGgame story by jigrou

Quest for Glory, a GOGgame story by Rambutaan (grand prize winner)

Duke Nukem 3D, a GOGgame story by Dunno

Psychonauts, a GOGgame story by godofbreadsticks (follow-up prize winner)

Rayman/Rayman Forever, a GOGgame story by sharptap

Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars, a GOGgame story by Sentimeta (follow-up prize winner)

Fallout, a GOGgame story by cj13810

Quest for Glory (VGA), a GOGgame story by macktion (follow-up prize winner)

Evolva, a GOGgame story by Shiuman (grand prize winner)

Thief, a GOGgame story by hucklebarry

Nox, a GOGgame story by bensinkula (follow-up prize winner)

Might and Magic VI, a GOGgame story by Hiddenite

Kings Quest 3: To Heir is Human, a GOGgame story by rknight718 (follow-up prize winner)
Post edited December 01, 2012 by G-Doc
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JackAttackNZ: Finally after two weeks of writing (many scripts) and filming, it's time to release my GOG game story on Evil Genius! I hope you guys enjoy it!
Brilliant! My great scheme to flood YouTube with nostalgia is moving ahead nicely, thanks to such great min... I mean, Evil Geniuses as yourself.

Whah...
WHahaha...
Whahahahahhahahahah haha ha!
he submissions for the second week are now closed. The awards will be handed out later today.

Any entry beyond that point in the thread counts as a submission for contest's third and final week.

Thank you for all your wonderful stories!
The results are in!

In the category of GOG staff's favorite, the award goes to...
Evil Genius, a GOGgame story by JackAttackNZ!
(for excellent writing and over-the-top performance)

In the category of YouTube viewcount domination, the award goes to...
Fahrenheit, a GOGgame story by Raven-Valor95!
(for passing 500 views! also: for being the one to break the ice)

In the category of creative achievement, the award goes to...
Might and Magic II: Gates to Another World, a GOGgame story by Flaose!
(Mr A's opinion: excellent video and audio editing, showing a very old game in a interesting way)

Each of you guys will soon receive 5 giftcodes for games regularly priced up to $9.99.

Three runner-up prizes (1 giftcode each):

Kings Quest 3: To Heir is Human, a GOGgame story by rknight718

Neverwinter Nights, a GOGgame story by guitarbard

Quest for Glory (VGA), a GOGgame story by macktion

Congratulations!!! The awards will be sent to you soon.

Let's begin the final week of the GOGGame story competition. Here's your final chance to share your treasured gaming memories and grab a few free games!
Post edited November 23, 2012 by G-Doc
Any last minute entries, guys and gals? Here's your last chance to get your video in the competition. I'll be closing the submissions at 14:00GMT.

..aaaaAAAAND that's it. Thank you for all the excellent submissions.

Expect the final results in a few hours.
Post edited November 30, 2012 by G-Doc
The FINAL results are in!

In the category of GOG staff's favorite, the award goes to...
Space Quest III, a GOGgame story by Hiddenite!
(for excellent writing, concept, and execution)

In the category of YouTube viewcount domination, the award goes to...
Crusader: No Regret, a GOGgame story by pugsarecool !
(for passing 350 views! also: grats for being one of the youngest participants!)

In the category of creative achievement, the award goes to...
Evolva, a GOGgame story by Shiuman!
(Mr A's opinion: excellent, original idea and very nice execution.)

Each of you guys will soon receive 5 giftcodes for games regularly priced up to $9.99.

Three runner-up prizes (1 $9.99 giftcode each):

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee and Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus, GOGgame stories by cannard

Nox, a GOGgame story by bensinkula

Evil Genius, a GOGgame story by Thelius

Congratulations!!! The awards will be sent to you soon.

We're very impressed by your memories and your commitment to share them. Each and every one of you deserves a little something for being a classic gamer at heart. So, every person that participated but didn't get to win anything, will receive a $5.99 giftcode for each of his entries. We hope you'll enjoy your games just as much as we enjoyed your videos!

What will happen next with all of the GOGGame Stories? Please keep them public on your channels, as we plan to gather them all in one awesome play list, that will be available on our YT page. On top of that, seeing how much some of you enjoyed making your entries, we'll think about revisiting the concept of GOGGame Stories in a while.

Once again thank you for all your wonderful memories and congratulations on being awesome!
Post edited November 30, 2012 by G-Doc
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cannard: One game, well five would have been better but runner-up's still pretty good anyway. :)
Actually, you get two. One for that winning entry, and another one--for a $5.99 game--for your second entry. :-)