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Reus Youtube Giveaway Competition

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Megneous
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Reus Youtube Giveaway Competition

Post by Megneous » Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:42 am

Hello everyone!

I'm Michael, also known as Megneous of Megneous Gaming, a medium sized indie youtube gaming channel.

In celebration of me reaching 15,000 subscribers around the release date of Reus, I'll be doing a Reus game and/or steam key giveaway through my channel. AbbeyGames has kindly offered to provide steam keys to a small number of winners of a competition related to Reus, which will be held here in this forum post. For my subscribers who have come here, you must register on the AbbeyGames forums in order to post. For those of you who are not yet my subscribers, you must be subscribed to my channel in order to receive your prize, as I will also be confirming your identity via Youtube before sending any codes or games around.

Read below for Competition Guidelines!

AbbeyGames and I discussed what would be a nice style of competition, and we thought creative writing was perfect. Poems and shorts, not novels, please and thank you :) Seeing as how Reus is a game about nature and balance, we thought those might be good themes for your creative writing attempts, but such is not required to win. As long as your writing is related to Reus or its themes in some way, it should be fine. I and AbbeyGames devs will discuss our favorites and decide amongst ourselves who we believe to be the winners, so please keep the forum post free of trolling/flaming, and be considerate and respectful of other applicants. Also, don't forget to use something akin to standard spelling/punctuation so we can understand your entries!

The competition deadline is currently somewhere around 2 weeks from now for entries. The devs and I may take some more time to consider the winners. We ask for your patience, as we're all really busy! A representative of AbbeyGames should be here shortly to confirm the authenticity of this forum post.

Good luck, and have fun with your writing!

Megneous / Michael
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JInFi
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Re: Reus Youtube Giveaway Competition

Post by JInFi » Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:36 am

hope you're gonna make a youtube announcement video for your subscribers, basically everyone on this forum has the game already...

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Re: Reus Youtube Giveaway Competition

Post by Adriaan » Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:04 am

JInFi wrote:hope you're gonna make a youtube announcement video for your subscribers, basically everyone on this forum has the game already...
Beware the lurkers!

...hey lurkers. :)

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Re: Reus Youtube Giveaway Competition

Post by Manuel » Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:56 am

I talked with Michael about the contest. So I hereby confirm the authenticity :)
Looking forward to any writing. Everyone should feel free to join in. Even if you have the game already.

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Re: Reus Youtube Giveaway Competition

Post by JInFi » Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:28 pm

Adriaan wrote:
JInFi wrote:hope you're gonna make a youtube announcement video for your subscribers, basically everyone on this forum has the game already...
Beware the lurkers!

...hey lurkers. :)

we can all agree you are possibly the Illest Lurker xD

on creative writing, there is pre-existing material that you guys could use as examples. i think those are pretty good.

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Re: Reus Youtube Giveaway Competition

Post by TheHalloweenKing » Sat Jun 08, 2013 3:50 am

So we post the Poem/Short Story here? Well okay, maybe going first is a bad idea but what the heck. Here is my attempt at a Poem, about nature.
My Path
I see a road before me
Clearly worn from travel
It goes on as far as the eye can see
As I stand on the gravel

I look to my right
The wilderness calls to me
I look to the sky, soon it shall be night
But this road shall not set me free

I turn to the forest
And start my journey on a Summer's Eve
The wind blows, making a chorus
All the way through the leaves

During this I will be alone
And I may feel Mother Nature's Wrath
But after this I will have shown
I can make my own path

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Re: A Huge World

Post by Jetstetter » Sun Jun 09, 2013 2:27 am

I walk along a blackened ground
The howling of the wind is all I hear
It is a loud and lonely sound
Chilling my bones and causing fear

I then see four giants from a distant land
The rock giant pounds the Earth's crust
A desert is created with waves of sand
The wind throws and catches the dust

Water then appears on the edge
A forest sprouts and grows
I then see a giant tree and a hedge
A living place the animals have chose

The ocean then deepens and spreads
Something that hasn't been seen
Causing life and people creating sheds
An amazing race that is so keen

A swamp appears past the desert
All these new animals and plants
These people enjoying new berries as dessert
They are super smart for they invented pants

This is a huge place
With a whole new look
I am astonished told by my face
This is the first page of the new life book


By Subscriber Austin Stetter
Last edited by Jetstetter on Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:26 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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Re: Reus Youtube Giveaway Competition

Post by Reggie » Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:55 am

Here is my attempt. Not that I am not a writer, so please be indulgent :)



A peaceful place of giant race
A world of grey the giants stray
With mighty powers build in grace
A fruitful ground for human stay

A swamp, a desert
A forest, a sea
The human kin may live on free

But peace and balance both are frail
As tribes set out and leave their vale

The human people cast with greed
Nothing enough to serve their need
They set out to conquer, kill and strike
Other tribes, nature and creators alike

With balance as goal
Wisely must choose
The right set of actions
When you play Reus



My subscriber name is rma86
*for "Reus" pronounced in English - similar to "Zeus"

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Re: Reus Youtube Giveaway Competition

Post by endi49 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:22 am

I wander the land looking for a place to settle wither it be desert forest or swamp. I settle my town with the help of the titans who built this world. As they provide us with wealth tech and food but too much may lead to trouble. as the titans provide us more some get greedy and take to war. As cities fall I roam agene another city I found hopefully this one will not fall to greed. As we settle agene the titans start to sleep we realize there is little time to help till it starts agene Reus the End.


Made by Subscriber Leland12163 steam name Endi49
Hope you liked it
P.s Sorry for bad spelling
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Re: Reus Youtube Giveaway Competition

Post by Manuel » Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:18 am

Great work people :) Keep them poems and shorts coming.

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