Sci-Fi Month GIVEAWAY!

You heard that right, I'm doing a Giveaway! This is my first time doing this, but if all goes smoothly three happy people will end up with video game prizes at the end of the month! So here's what you want to hear: how to enter!

  1.  Post this giveaway page to a social media outlet of your choice. To make it easier, you can use the buttons at the bottom of the page. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Livejournal -- anything goes.
  2.  Make a comment in the comments section of this post, and name a game or two that you think would fit the theme of video games as literature. If you want, you can give a short explanation about your choice. 
  3.  At the end of your comment, include a link to your social media post. Also provide information that will allow me to contact you (your Twitter, Facebook, etc. will suffice).
  4. Entrant must be age 17 or over AND must either have a Steam account or be willing to make one (the Steam platform can be downloaded for free here). 
  5. Only one entry is allowed per person.

Three winners will be chosen randomly from among the commenters. And here are the prizes!

Fallout 3

First place winner gets one game of choice, second place chooses from among the remaining two, and third place wins the last game available.

The giveaway ends on the last day of the month.

These games were chosen as the prizes for a number of reasons. Fallout 3, of course, is one of the games I have already discussed on this blog, though there is a good chance I will have more to say about it in the future. Overlord is a great game that parodies the many cliches of the fantasy genre (especially those presented in The Lord of the Rings) -- it's also been called "Evil Pikmin". I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing, but it's certainly a thing. Darksiders similarly uses literary influences to tell its own story. Most importantly, (with the possible exception of Overlord) these are all relevant to Sci-Fi Month -- the reason for the Giveaway!


  1. The Nancy Drew games, Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

  2. Either Gone Home, because it's a beautifully told story and so, so emotional, or Bioshock, very much influenced by Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged :)

    I posted via Twitter:

    1. Entry number 2! I am absolutely going to write about Gone Home sometime soon. I loved it! I haven't finished the Bioshock series, and I haven't read Atlas Shrugged yet, so there are some things for my to-do list! :)

    2. You won first place! I will be contacting you on twitter momentarily. :)

  3. Hi! I would suggest "Thomas Was Alone". For having tetris-like character design, it's incredibly moving. I think that it is a brilliant aesthethic choice; it opens itself to diverse interpretations, while providing an enjoyable and easy platforming game.

    Here's my post:


    1. This is entry number 3. :) I own a copy of Thomas Was Alone but haven't played it yet. I'll have to look into it. :)

    2. You won third place! I will contact you again after the first and second place winners claim their prizes. :)

  4. Well, thank you Sci-Fi month for directing me here, and thank you Kirsten for hosting a fabulous giveaway!
    I would like to agree with Rinn who mentioned 'Gone Home'. I really liked it, the themes it covered, and the "twist" ending - like a novel I'd love to read in front of the fire on a cold November's night.
    It's not one I would recommend, and I really wanted to like it, but the horror game "Anna" you spent a lot of time reading up on old documents, songs and the like, really delving into the history and background story. It was very wordy :)

    This is my first post for Sci-Fi month:
    And I'm also on Twitter @MsMisantropia (I retweeted your giveaway!)

    1. This is entry number 4. :) I have Anna and have really been hoping to like it -- I just haven't gotten around to playing it yet. It looks like the type of game I would like. I hope I have a better experience than you had when you played it!

      Oh, and you're welcome! Thank you for entering. :)

    2. You won second place! I will contact you with further information as soon as the first place winner claims her prize. :)