By Tim Colwill on March 3, 2014 at 6:47 pm
If you’re into PC gaming then there’s no escaping the gravitational pull of Star Citizen, the upcoming magnum opus of Wing Commander creator Chris Roberts. Part single-player adventure, part persistent MMO, part rig-melting-beauty, Star Citizen is looking really good (click here to learn more about that).
But how do you get in? Well, you could just buy your way in at the official site of course. But thanks to one very generous games.on.net reader — who has asked to remain anonymous — we’ve got six ships and starting packages to give away to six other lucky games.on.net readers.
We have six packages up for grabs, and each package has its own specific way to win. Pay attention! All these packages also contain both alpha and beta access, as well as access to the Squadron 42 single-player campaign for Star Citizen. Check out the individual pack links below at the RSI store to see what each one contains!
For each entry, you will need to leave a comment below. You may only enter once and only try to win one package, so please state which package you are trying to enter at the top of your comment. Please read the instructions very carefully.
Contains: 1 x Aurora LN Package with Lifetime Insurance Upgrade (gosh!)
How to Win: Draw your own fanart picture of the Aurora LN. You must include the games.on.net logo in the picture to prove that you did it and you didn’t just swipe it from the internet. It can be any size or resolution you like, but must contain a) the Aurora LN and b) the GON logo. That’s it. Then, upload it to somewhere (we recommend imgur) and post a link to it in the comments.
Packages Beta and Gamma
Each of these packages contains: 1 x Aurora LN Packages (regular)
How to win: In 150 words or less, describe your ideal spaceship and why you’d like to fly it around the Star Citizen galaxy.
There are two of these packages, so be sure to specify which you’re aiming for.
Contains: 1 x Avenger Package
How to Win: The Avenger is a ship for rough-and-ready combat pilots. In 150 words or less, pick a famous dogfighting battle from history (or from a fictional setting such as Wing Commander, if you like) and describe why that battle was so important.
Contains: 1 x Origin 315p Package
How to Win: This is a vessel for explorers and scientists. Winning this one requires going on a scavenger hunt! You’ll need to find and take a picture of each the following:
- An alien creature
- An unknown goo
- A flying saucer
- A mysterious galaxy
- A raygun
You don’t need to take this literally! This is all about your imagination. So for example, you could put a hat on your dog and call it an alien creature. Make sense? Upload all five pictures to an imgur album and link it to us in the comments. We’ll be looking for the most creative and interesting entries so try and mix it up a little!
However, you must include the GON logo in each picture to prove you actually took it and didn’t swipe it from Google. Okay? Okay.
Contains: 1 x Hornet F7C+ Package
Note that this is the FC7+ package, only available to original Star Citizen backers! You cannot buy this in the store – the above link is just for reference. Here’s what the FC7+ contains.
How to Win: Upload and link us to a YouTube video of you pretending to be a spaceship. Yes, the best prize is reserved for the person most willing to embarrass themselves in front of a national audience of 250,000 people. The video must show you and you should begin it by stating that you’re entering this competition, so that we know it’s you. It should be between 1:00 and 3:00 in length. Yes, you can wear a mask or a hat or sunglasses or obscure your face if you like but you, personally, must appear in the video.
REMEMBER: You must specify which package you are trying to win at the top of your comment.
This competition is open to Australian residents only and is governed by the terms and conditions listed on this page.
You have until 11:59 PM, Adelaide time, on Sunday March 16. Enjoy! Any questions? Let us know in the comments and I’ll answer ‘em.