We’re Giving Away 20 Half-Minute Hero Watches

By Ishaan . October 5, 2012 . 5:00pm

Half-Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax Ultimate Boy is out on Steam for PC, and we’re doing a giveaway with Marvelous AQL to go along with its release.


We’re going to be giving away 20 watches to people that can whip up their own Half-Minute Hero design. You can use the hero template here and fill it out.


For reference, here’s a sample of what the original hero looks like (click for a much larger version):

The first five entries to send in their entries (see guidelines below) will automatically receive watches, since Half-Minute Hero is themed around speed. The remaining 15 entries will be judged, and winners chosen accordingly. Here’s a look at the watches:



Rules/Guidelines for entering:

1. The contest is open to participants worldwide.

2. If you intend to go the “speedy” first-five-entries route, remember that you still need to send in a proper design with the Hero template completely filled out.

3. No using existing designs from the Half-Minute Hero games themselves.

4. Entries must be sent in by October 6th to: [email protected].

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  • cj_iwakura

    Already ordered the PSP sequel off play-asia, I pray we get it localized in some form, even if on Steam.

  • Will you be accepting macaroni art?

  • Doctor Nebula

    If we send a speedy one, can we send a good one later?

  • cool i will enter 

  • Helepythia

    Since it’s been, say about 30 minutes, I’m sure the first 5 have already appeared. But if not, I’d have to say, you could just recolor the guy and there you go.

    Edit: Nevermind, didn’t read rule 3.

  • TheInternetNomad


  • Eriol

    Haha, I spent over 9000 seconds in Microsoft Paint with the square-shaped Eraser Tool making an entry. I doubt it’s within the first five, so I hope you all like it. 

  • Entry sent. :>

  • Go2hell66

    damn would have entered if i wasn’t so lazy

  • It should be 30-half minute hero watches!

  • wait? this is made on October 5th and they expect it done by the 6th? well i might aswell wait till its  30 seconds  before midnight and finish it before my world is destroyed

  • Chow

    …this is strangely difficult to produce properly, lol.

    Quite frustrated because for whatever reason, the cut-and-paste squares I tried to use to produce the image never line up to the template after stacking a few side-by-side.

    So, then I tried shrinking the provided template to what “appears” to be the base resolution (minus the tiny border). But then, BAM, massive artifacting, which means it won’t look right when blown back up to the regular size. ><

    *sigh* I don't even have a plan for what I want to design anyway. I failed the Time Godess. ;)

    * Hangs head in shame. *

    • Chow

      Well, I made my entry after finally figuring out my “system” to produce the image the way I wanted.

      And now in the minutes after my submission, I’m paranoid that I broke the rules after reading them again because I added and subtracted “pixel blocks” from the template to fit the character I crudely drew.

      That and I gloriously forgot to add a subject line in the e-mail. XD

  • AveDeRapina

    Thinking about it, I can’t remember the last time I saw a standard wristwatch in real life.

  • Wasn’t this made last week? :|

    • Chow

      Given the short window of time this contest has(d), I’m guessing there weren’t enough entries last week before it expired? I certainly didn’t see it last week, unless it passed me by right under my nose.

      Or is this one of those reminder posts that are made at the last moment to remind people to enter?

      • Reminder post just in case people missed it the first time around!

        • I guess it is a reminder post :D And come to think of it, there weren’t that many comments/replies on last week’s post.

  • Hopefully you weren’t supposed to send anything other than the image at this point, because that’s all I did. Anyways, here’s what I made:

  • Leanaa

    Will the winners be notified via email? Or are you guys gonna make a new post with the winners?

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