Congratulations to the Contest Winners!

As you may have seen, Kitfox Games held its first contest from October 23rd to November 7th, 2013. Participants were challenged to write an obituary for a Shattered Planet character, which we can actually use in the game!

Thank you to everyone who entered the contest — we had a great time reading all of them! The decision was really tough, what with receiving over 50 entries! It took some time for the team to come to any kind of consensus.

Runners-up

  • Andrew L’Homme: Here lies Brucey B. He wished you had played on easy.
  • Guillaume Couture: Here lies April, she preferred drinking wine than health potions.

We liked them so much, we’ll be sending them both limited-edition stickers in the mail. Funny stuff, guys!

Grand Prize

We liked two… and after a long discussion… we just couldn’t decide, so we decided to award both!

  • David Fathers: Here lies Jeb. Died of a broken heart. And blood-loss due to multiple grievous slashing wounds, and a collapsed lung.
  • Rafael Botero: Here lies Eli, who found out the hard way that the pen is NOT mightier than the sword-claw-thingy.

Congratulations to David and Rafael, who will be included as Special Thanks in the Shattered Planet credits, and receiving limited-edition stickers in the mail!

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Keep an eye out for the winning entries appearing in the game when it’s released in January!

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What Will Your Obituary Say?

We don’t often like to think about death. But with the miracle of cloning, and video games, we can envision a bright new future in which death holds no sway over us!

We are in the midst of implementing our new “Obituary” feature, which pithily summarises what you accomplished during your run through Shattered Planet. Our goal is to keep them short and not overly sweet.

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These are mostly taken from your choices during Choose-Your-Own-Adventure style events in your run, but may also change depending on your behaviour as a player.

Did you kill EVERYTHING you came across or sometimes avoid unnecessary fights? Did you clear ALL the fog off of each map, or race through? Were you teleporting around like Nightcrawler, or did you eschew the use of consumables entirely?

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We’re constructing each obituary from your (semi-randomised) “top 3” accomplishments, but the 3 most “interesting” or unusual, not necessarily your most impressive.

We’re only in alpha and we already have over twenty possible accomplishments, which can be combined into over six thousand possible obituaries. We hope to have closer to a hundred when we launch.

Do you have a good descriptor you’d like to see in your obituary?