Reminder: Magnacarta 2 Game Design Contest

By Ishaan . November 8, 2009 . 1:25pm

magna2 Contest time! This time we decided to be a little experimental and have people actually work for the prize to gauge how many of you prefer this kind of thing as opposed to "pick a random winner" contests.


…hey, where’d everyone go?


The goods: A copy of Magna Carta 2 (Xbox 360) along with the official visual book and battle guide.


The premise: Pick any one videogame franchise you like and give suggest a new take on it. You’ll need to include a genre (you can even make one up), a brief summary (up to 500 words) of your vision for the game and finally, what developer you would like it handled by and why. Send your entries in to us and we’ll whittle them down to the best ones. These will then be featured on the site and we’ll let readers vote for the best three, all of whom will receive the Magnacarta 2 prize pack.




1. Only one entry per person! If you mail in more, we will disregard them.


2. As always, think before you type. If your idea sounds ridiculous, it won’t even make it into the bracket; so don’t go about sending in stuff like, "ZOMG full 3D virtual reality headset synced up to my PS3!" Suggest ideas that sound plausible, technologically, with the hardware available to us. You can use things like Natal and the Vitality Sensor.


3. No retro-rehashes! It’s all too easy to go "2D Sonic the Hedgehog a la Genesis!" No. Be creative please!


4. Do not exceed 500 words in your summary! No one has the time to read paragraphs of text. Going way over the limit will result in your entry being disqualified. (Going over by a word or two is fine though)


5. Mail entries to: [email protected] with the subject: Magna Carta 2 Game Design Contest by November 10.


6. US and Canada residents only. Magnacarta 2 is region locked for those territories.


Here’s a quick example of how it should look:

Metal Gear Solid: Love off the Battlefield


Genre: Dating-sim


Developer: Nudemaker, based on their experience with the genre.


Description: A bishoujo game starring a hot-blooded Snake. The Colonel is out on vacation and has hired Snake to babysit his three daughters in his absence. Fortunately for Snake, Mei-Ling is assigned to provide backup. The game is part stealth, part dating-sim. You must sneak unseen into the room of different girls under a cardboard box and learn about their lives and attempt to win their affections. You must also make efficient use of the money left in your care for running the household, so you can use whatever you don’t spend on having Otacon build…devices…to help with your goal.


That’s that. Have fun coming up with wild ideas!

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  • Awesome.. I want this game just dunt have the money for it at the moment.

  • These type of contests (like the fandom one even if it didn’t pan out the best as intended) are a) great, b) more fun, and c) make people earn their prize. Cheers to this! Even if I don’t win, it’s at least a game (and stuff) I don’t have yet and actually want. =)

  • May I send in a application even though I live in SWE? I can play NTSC Xbox 360 games since I own a NTSC machine.

    If the answer is still no, may I send in my thoughts just for fun?

    • Sorry man, US only for this contest. We’ll have more worldwide / EU stuff down the line for sure though. And yes, you can still send in your ideas for fun. :D

      • That is ok. I asked since I wanted to know.

        And I´ll try and write something up for this. Need the practice to have a set limit of words available.

  • Could someone please make that Metal Gear Solid Dating Sim described above… gosh, I almost choked from laughing, awesomely hilarious. :D

    • Aoshi00

      Awesome game isn’t it? I thought I was the only one who was craving for that, Kojima put lots of sexual innuendos in his games anyway.

      I’m too lazy to use my creative part of the brain.. though I must say I really want that artbook, but I alrdy have both the US/Jpn version of the game, Gamestop mini artbook and the faceplate, so I’m content.. I actually wanted to order the drama CD, but I’m trying to rein in my spending, lol…

  • Pesmerga00

    Do you think love can bloom even on a battlefield?

  • RaptorFB

    Should post up the winning results for viewing. Should be interesting, no?

  • Dropped in the dummy entry into the competition just now. Sorry for taking up your time. But I hope that you do read it and do please comment :) Either here or by contacting me.

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