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#1 Edited by JJWeatherman (14929 posts) -

***contest over, duder!***

Hi, guys.

I'm a huge fan of the BIT.TRIP series, and Runner in particular. When I heard a sequel was being made, I couldn't have been more excited. I've finally gotten to play the game, and it's really everything I could have hoped for. It's bigger, crazier, and yet comfortingly familiar.

Since I strongly believe that everyone should play this game, I've decided to gift someone a PC copy via Steam. How will I select this someone, you ask? I'd like to see some Commander Video/BIT.TRIP fan art! It can be as basic or intricate as you'd like. If I'm honest, the end of the recently posted quick look was the inspiration for this art idea. I'll be gathering the names of participants and selecting someone at random, so you need not concern yourself with artistic ability.

So go forth and draw Commander Video! Or Uncle Dill! Or whatever you'd like (that's BIT.TRIP related)! I'm hoping for loads of horrendous/fantastic drawings. I'll likely reveal the winner in a couple of days to give everyone a bit of time.

UPDATE:@earlessshrimp Has kindly offered to donate his copy of the original BIT.TRIP Runner to a, wait for it, runner up. So there you go, your chances of winning have doubled. Some people may already own the original, but I'll just draw names until we find someone who doesn't. Thanks, @earlessshrimp!

UPDATE 2: Contest over! Congrats to JSwan13!

UPDATE 3: Congrats to CamoZombie, the runner up, winning the original BIT.TRIP Runner! Thanks again to Earlessshrimp for donating it. I officially deem this a success.

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#2 Posted by rihanna (92 posts) -

Here is my entry. Hoping that nobody else enters so I win by default.

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#3 Posted by awesomeusername (4606 posts) -

@rihanna: You aren't aloud here Rihanna! No win for you!!!

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#4 Edited by EarlessShrimp (1849 posts) -

@JJWeathermanI could donate a copy of the original Bit.trip runner for a runner up, if that's cool.

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#5 Posted by Swaboo (456 posts) -
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Here is a Commander Video coming straight at ya.

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#6 Edited by Camurai (291 posts) -
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some people would call this minamalism but i think i might just be lazy
it does make a sweet BG though

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#7 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

When crafting my entry, I found Commander Video a bit too square.

So I fixed the hell out of that.
So I fixed the hell out of that.

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#8 Edited by joey (1062 posts) -
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commander video is like weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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#9 Posted by BeachThunder (14581 posts) -
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#10 Posted by chainreaction01 (219 posts) -
"My Love/Hate Relationship with Bit.Trip Runner"

Man that game got rough in those last couple of stages. Still have to beat the level before the boss.

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#11 Edited by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

@chainreaction01:

Just wait until you get to the multiple "meteors" (those little orange blocks) raining from the sky. Those are gonna trip you up.

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#12 Posted by Mendelson9 (539 posts) -

I was playing a bunch of the Bit.Trip games when Rock Band 3 came out, so I named my band "Commander Video"

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#13 Posted by CollegeGuyMike (402 posts) -

I bought this game the other day, so I'm not entering or anything, but I want to concur that this game is pretty amazing.

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#14 Edited by JJWeatherman (14929 posts) -

@earlessshrimp said:

@JJWeathermanI could donate a copy of the original Bit.trip runner for a runner up, if that's cool.

That would be great! I'll update my post to let people know. Thanks, that's awesome.

I'm loving all of this art. That Uncle Dill is terrifying! Haha.

@mendelson9: Man, those are like my two favorite things in one. Nice.

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#16 Edited by JSwan13 (354 posts) -

Thanks for your generosity JJ.

R.I.P. Uncle Dill
R.I.P. Uncle Dill

Also, I just collected every piece of gold in the Bit.trip runner minigame in Retro City Rampage. Almost threw my Vita at the wall, but I did it.

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#17 Posted by JJWeatherman (14929 posts) -

@jswan13: Oh wow, I had no idea such a thing exists within Retro City Rampage. It's sitting on my PS3 waiting for me to play, and now I really have to.

Anyway, I've decided I'll come up with a winner of this tomorrow sometime so that we can hopefully get a few more entries. This has already been great, though.

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#18 Edited by Daveyo520 (7748 posts) -

No JJ YOU are incredible. ;)

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#19 Posted by JJWeatherman (14929 posts) -

All right, it doesn't seem like there will be many more entries, so I'll go ahead and choose a winner later tonight. If you want a shot at winning, then create something soon!

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#20 Posted by JJWeatherman (14929 posts) -

Alright, everyone. After a long and grueling selection process (hitting my mouse button once to initiate a random number generator) I've come to the conclusion that one @jswan13: is the winner of this here little contest! And with that amazing depiction of Uncle Dill as well as Vinny, it's well-deserved. I'll get you added on Steam and the game gifted as quickly as possible.

The second name I drew was @beachthunder:, so if you don't own the original BIT.TRIP Runner game, we'll make sure you get that. Otherwise we'll find someone else.

Thanks for participating, everyone!

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#21 Posted by BeachThunder (14581 posts) -

@jjweatherman: Thanks, but I do already own the original. So, get randomising again!

BTW, thanks for the giveaway.

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#22 Edited by JSwan13 (354 posts) -

Oh my god, I won! I'd like to thank the academy, my parents, MS Paint, and most importantly JJWeatherman because without him none of this would be possible. Can't wait to play this awesome game.

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#23 Edited by JJWeatherman (14929 posts) -

@beachthunder said:

@jjweatherman:

Thanks, but I do already own the original. So, get randomising again!

BTW, thanks for the giveaway.

No problem.And we'll try to find someone else who doesn't own the original, as it's, even still, an awesome game very much worth playing.

@jswan13 said:

Oh my god, I won! I'd like to thank the academy, my parents, MS Paint, and most importantly JJWeatherman because without him none of this would be possible. Can't wait to play this awesome game.

Ha. Sent it to you a moment ago. I've been converting to Windows 8 today, so sorry for the slight delay. Have fun!

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#24 Edited by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

I'll just say right now that I've already beaten Runner (meaning I own it), so I'm not really eligible for much at this point.

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#25 Edited by Chaser324 (8080 posts) -

I already own both games, but I wanted to create an entry anyway:

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#26 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7097 posts) -

I already own both games, but I wanted to create an entry anyway:

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I vote for this. This is pretty great.

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#27 Posted by JJWeatherman (14929 posts) -

And to wrap things up, the official runner up, and winner of the original BIT.TRIP Runner, courtesy of Earlessshrimp, is CamoZombie!

Thanks again to everyone who participated. I quite enjoyed what you all came up with.