Monday
Nov252013

Nexus 5 Screenshot Winners

We had a lot of fun going through the 460 entries we received for the Nexus 5 Screenshot Contest, and we thought what better way to celebrate our contest winners than to share them with the world!  Also, since we'll probably do another screenshot contest again in the future, you can see how our selection process works and maybe better your chances next time around.

Just a reminder on the rules -- We asked people to send in a screenshot of a Vector Unit game in action.  Out of all the entries, we picked 10 of our favorites, and then out of the eligible entries from that group, we used a random number generator to pick the winner of the Grand Prize Nexus 5.  The rest of the finalists received codes and/or T-shirts.

So in no particular order, here are the 10 finalist screenshots:

First of all, there's a Yeti in this screenshot.  Second of all, there's a fully upgraded Beach Buggy smashing into a Yeti.  Third, it takes some timing and effort to actually capture a moment like this in a screenshot.  We appreciate that.  Plus, did I mention the yeti?

One way to endear yourself to the Vector Unit judges in a screenshot contest is to get it from Shine Runner, which we always consider one of our favorite (but less popular) games.  In this case, we have a nicely framed shot of a guy getting punted out of a boat.  Yeehaw!

This is just a straight up awesome shot of Riptide GP2.  It's got tons of guys on screen all doing crazy stunts.  It's got the splash screen effect going.  AND the latest hydro jet, Scorpion. 

 We got several screenshots from the treasure room in Beach Buggy Blitz, but we liked this one the best, because it's a nicely composed, well balanced image of OH MY GOD LOOK AT ALL THE COINS.

 

Another sweet Beach Buggy Blitz shot.  Another well composed image.  We also appreciated that the player is playing with Oog Oog and a custom-painted Dune Jumper instead of the standard car/driver.

A couple of people sent us their top score stats from Beach Buggy, but none were as impressive as this one.  No, it's not the high score that's amazing (although it's pretty darn great.)  It's the 100% career completion, with 1,003,095 career coins collected, and almost 60 hours played!  Now that's dedication!

Just another overall great Riptide GP2 shot.  We docked him a few points for using the default paint job (customization people!) but the judges loved the composition, the fact that he's busting out a Tornado, and of course the Vector Unit and Beach Buggy Blitz billboards.  Flattery will get you everywhere.

Although this screenshot was weirdly cropped, we liked the fact that he was busting along with a Drop Ship and a Mr. Happy driver.  There's just something kind of intense about this composition.

More Riptide GP2, more coolness showing the pump station in one of the later levels.  Feels epic, lots of action, and splashes.  Oh, the splashes!

And yes, another Mr Happy, this time in a custom painted Lightning.  We liked the fact that he's smashing a Lava Monster (in case you can't tell, we like smashing stuff), and also that ... actually no that was pretty much it:  Mr Happy, custom painted muscle car, Lava Monster.  

And the winner is...

So out of these entries we picked Jim Laverty's of Pennsburg, PA.  His treasure room shot was picked at random out of the qualifying winners to receive the Nexus 5.  Congrats, Jim!

And congrats to all the 10 finalists -- we hope you enjoy your prizes, and we hope that the rest of you will be inspired to enter the next time we do a screenshot contest!

Wednesday
Nov202013

Riptide GP™2 Arrives for Windows 8.1

Now you can carve the waves on your desktop or tablet PC!  Riptide GP™2 has splashed onto the Windows Store, in all its water-soaked glory.

RGP2 is cool on tablets, and it's sweet on phones.  But you haven't really experienced it until you've experienced it on the big screen running at a rock-solid framerate in super high resolution!

The Windows 8.1 version uses your Google+ login to connect you to your friends, earn Achievements, and post to Leaderboards.  You can also compete against recordings of your friends' best races in the VR Challenge mode!

Another nice thing about the Windows Store version is you can seamlessly switch between gamepad, keyboard, touch screen, and tilt control methods (depending on what your device supports.)

Please note that you need to have upgraded your device to Windows 8.1 to get the game!

 

Tuesday
Nov122013

Win a Nexus 5 from Vector Unit!

We've got our hands on the brand new Google Nexus 5 smartphone and we want to give it away to one of our fans!

Take a screenshot of your favorite Vector Unit game in action (anything from smashing lava monsters in Beach Buggy Blitz™ to busting out a Mad Monkey in Riptide GP™2, as long as it looks cool). Post the screenshot to the internet (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, anywhere you can post a picture really) and submit the link below.

We'll select our 10 favorites, and out of those favorites we'll pick a random winner to receive a 16GB Black Nexus 5*. The runners-up will receive a Vector Unit T-Shirt, and all winners will receive a code for an in-app purchase in a Vector Unit game.

Giveaway ends on November 20, 2013 at 11:59 pm PST. See full RULES below.

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RULES:

Void where prohibited. No purchase is necessary to enter or win. Contest is open to to people 13 years or older. Nexus 5 and other physical prizes will be awarded to US residents only. Non-US residents are still eligible to receive codes for in-app purchases.Winners will be contacted by a Vector Unit staff member upon being selected and will be expected to respond to that staff member within 24 hours, else their prize may be forfeit and another winner selected. Vector Unit’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Winners agree that their name and details of their entry may be used for promotional purposes by Vector Unit.

 

* Prize is a Nexus 5, LG-D820, Black, 16GB (US). Unlocked: Use with any provider that offers service on Nexus 5 supported networks. Carriers T-Mobile, Sprint. For more information, please visitGoogle Play

Friday
Oct252013

Riptide GP2 October Giveaway

We're celebrating the release of the Riptide GP™2 v1.1 mega-update with a fantastic giveaway. One lucky winner will receive an NVIDIA® SHIELD™ handheld gaming device.  Six runners up will receive a Moga Pocket or Moga Pro game controller.  And 10 more runners-up will strut their stuff in new Riptide GP2 T-Shirts.  And ALL of these winners and runners up will get game codes for in-game Riptide GP2 cash. 

Simply click the link below to enter. And for a bonus entry, follow us on Twitter for the latest news, updates, and giveaways.

Giveaway ends on October 31, 2013 at 11:59 pm PST.

*NVIDIA SHIELD, Moga controllers and T-Shirts will be awarded to US residents only.

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Friday
Oct182013

Nexus 7 Commercial Features Riptide GP2

Check out the latest Nexus 7 commercial from Google, which features some sweet Riptide GP2 action right at the start!  Spoiler alert:  We're really glad the dog doesn't die.

Thanks Patricia Correa @patcorrea10 for the share!