Entries in Contest (8)

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!

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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Thursday
Jun272013

Bow Before the Hydro Jets of Riptide GP2!

Riptide GP2 offers a ton of awesome new content, not least of which is a whole slew of brand new super-fast hydro jets!  You'll recognize some old favorites in this new trailer, as well as some new additions:

Not only are the new hydro jets more detailed than in RGP1, not only are they faster, but you can also upgrade their performance and customize their look!

Contest Time!

On top of all of this, we're announcing a contest to help us rename one of the hydro jets .. the Spinner. This is one of the fastest jets in Riptide GP2, with kind of a retro vibe to it.  And yet we're not crazy about the original name we came up with...Spinner. 

That's why we're announcing this contest!

We're asking your help to come up with a new and totally awesome name for this hydro jet.  We'll pick our favorite name out of all the entrants, and the person who suggests it will get their name in the game credits, and win a wireless Bluetooth Nyko PlayPad Pro!  And even if your suggestion doesn't get picked, we have nine more PlayPads and PlayPad pros to give out to people who enter!

Contest is open from June 28 to July 5.  See the contest page for all the rules and details.

Good luck!  And may the best name win!

 

Thursday
Mar072013

Beach Buggy Blitz hits 10M on Android, time to give some stuff away!

10,000,000 is a big number.  Like, if you started counting from one right now and kept going til you hit 10,000,000, I'm pretty sure you would get bored or hungry and give up way before you got there.

As game designers, when we make a new game and release it to the wilds, we're hoping that somebody out there will like it.  If a few thousand people like it, that makes us feel good.  If a million people like it, we're like, "Woah!"  

Well today Beach Buggy Blitz was downloaded for the 10,000,000th time on Google Play.  We don't even know what to think about that, except to say, "Thanks!"

So by way of saying "Thanks!", we're going to give away some stuff!  Specifically, this stuff:

  • Grand Prize (5 Winners)
    Beach Buggy Blitz T Shirt* AND a code for 100K Coins in BBB
  • Awesome Prize (10 Winners)
    Code for 100K Coins in BBB
  • Super Prize (20 Winners)
    Code for 25K Coins in BBB
  • Booster Prize (40 Winners)
    Code for 10K Coins in BBB

Here's how to enter:

  1. If you haven't already, join the Vector Unit Fan Club.  It's easy, and it's awesome.
  2. Leave a comment on this post.  Say whatever you want.  Say something about Beach Buggy Blitz, about your favorite car, your craziest moment.  Say something about one of our other games, or about video games in general.  Just be nice to each other.

Comments must be posted before Wednesday 3/13 at 9am Pacific Time.  After that time we will randomly select the winners from the entrants, and notify them via email.  See below for more rules.

*Please note you must be a resident of the United States or Canada to get the T-Shirt!  

Official Rules:

  1. Competition is open to everyone, but only residents of the United States of Canada will get a T-Shirt.
  2. One entry per person.  Employees or family members of employees of Vector Unit are not permitted to enter.
  3. Competition entries are only accepted via comments left on this post, and must be dated no later than 9am PT on March 13, 2013.  Entries left in the comments section of any other post, or received by any other means, will not be recognized.
  4. Contestants who post vulgar or inflammatory comments will be disqualified.
  5. Winners will be contacted by a Vector Unit staff member via the email they use to create their Vector Unit Fan Club account, 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.  
  6. Prizes consist of five Beach Buggy Blitz T-Shirts, 15 Ultra Pack Codes, and 20 Super Pack Codes. There are no other alternatives for prize winners unless these prizes become unavailable, in which case Vector Unit reserves the right to substitute another prize of similar value. Giveaway provided by Vector Unit.
  7. Any questions regarding this giveaway should be directed to info@vectorunit.com.