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BrainPipe Contest - 2 Winners will be chosen!

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  1. GaMeR

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    BrainPipe is not only the winner of the Independent Game Festival 2009's Excellence in Audio award but also a great way to get mindfreaked!

    The game's stunning audio and abstract visuals will be sure to keep any PC/Mac gamer looking for a unique trippy arcade experience entertained. Therefore, I'm glad to announce that we have two digital copies* to give away!

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    Get the FREE Windows / Mac demo! Who's Criss Angel? A "magician/illusionist" who Robot Chicken was parodying above...

    In order to gain an entry just do the following:

    Reply to this thread stating either a song that you think best describes the game followed by a brief reason as to why (a sentence or a few words would be fine) OR a song that describes how you feel when you play BrainPipe (happy, frustrated etc.) followed by a brief reason as well. The winners will be chosen via a randomizer, however, your entry must still show some effort.

    Examples (may not be used as entries):

    A) Disturbed - Stupify. The following snippet from the lyrics describe going through the "tunnels" as they can become narrow once you pass through those gate-like things and once you start moving super fast it feels like the thing is mocking you as you tend to crash all over the place (at least I do, heh).

    Why, do you like playing around with
    My, narrow scope of reality
    I, can feel it all start slipping

    B) Powerman 5000 - Bombshell. It feels like I'm a bomb!

    ^ Lyric snippets are not required but help especially if the song is not well-known. Be sure to only include a snippet though rather than full lyrics. Also, as you can see, the second one was a lot shorter and is still allowed as long as it makes sense/shows some creativity. In addition, if possible provide a link to a YouTube video or a non-download link to the song (unless the song is legally "free" then a DL link may be posted).

    * Each winner will get to choose between the PC/Mac version (you'll only get one, not both). Also, the prize will be given in the form of a coupon code which once redeemed, will allow you to get the game from the official store for free. No credit card required, only a valid e-mail address :p

    The game currently cost $14.99 if purchased from the official website. You can find more info about the game including screenshots HERE.

    Rules & regulations:

    - Your entry must be submitted by August 22, 2009 at 11:59 PM US EST unless the deadline is extended, if that's the case, then you must have the entry in by that new date.
    - Since this particular contest requires each entry to be unique, if you accidentally choose the same song as someone else you may pick another song as long as the deadline has not passed. I'll try to keep an up to date list of all the entries in this post to help prevent this from happening.
    - Every non-banned member with at least 3 non-spam forum posts can enter this contest, staff included (except administrators).
    - The winner will be notified via PM and will have 48 hours to redeem their prize. If the prize is not redeemed within that period, it will be given away to another participant. The same restrictions will apply to the next participant as well.
    - While the winner will not be judged on effort, putting ZERO or very little effort into your entry will result in it being dismissed so do put some effort into it!
    - Prizes may NOT be exchanged for cash or anything else. However, in the event that you do win and no longer wish to redeem the prize you may give it to another user on the site or if you don't have anyone in mind you can "donate" the prize back and another winner will be chosen instead.
    - Cheating attempts, such as creating two accounts to increase the chances of winning will result not only in contest disqualification but also a permanent ban, so don't do it! You can always buy the game if you don't win or tough it out with the free demo until you get the cash to do so.

    Also, to make things a little more interesting, if you manage to get over 5000 points in the demo, post a screenshot of it and I'll give you 100 PWN$. Be sure to use your forum username when writing your name in the scoreboard though so I can verify that it was actually you. As a reminder, the demo can be found HERE.

    Specials thanks to Shrapnel Games for making this possible as well as Digital Eel for creating this awesome game.

    If you have any doubts or questions about the information above, let me know!

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    Songs currently used:
    A Hard-Earned Thirst Needs A Big Cold Beer But I Drink To Get Pissed - TISM
    Down In A Hole - Alice In Chains
    BMTH - Chelsea Smile
    The Great Escape - We are Scientists
    Arriving Somewhere But Not Here - Porcupine Tree
    Becoming Insane - Infected Mushrooms
    The Sweet Descends - Les Savy Fav
     
  2. Rawk

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    A Hard-Earned Thirts Needs A Big Cold Beer, But I Drink To Get Pissed - TISM, the song is totally trippy and hyper. It makes almost no sense when listening to it but it gets you pumped anyway and is really catchy, just like the game. During the game you have absolutely no idea why your traveling through trippy tubes yet you do anyway, and you have loads of fun doing it.
     
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    um one thing. ^ the name of that song is fucking long WTF[hr]
    sorry gamer but that game is easy. first try and i got 5220
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    oh and as for my entry
    alice in chains - down in a hole
    Down in a hole, feelin so small - the door things are small
    Down in a hole, losin my soul - the trippy colors make me think of a soul
    Id like to fly, - well it explains its self, your flying
    But my wings have been so denied - when you die

    Note, lyrics in italics, explanation next to it
     
  4. GaMeR

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    @ SP, I've given you 100 PWN$. Also, both entries are good.
     
  5. Aryon

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    As for my entry, I might withhold it for now until I think of the right way to explain the lyrics...

    As for the PWN$100, I'll be taking that as well:
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    For my song choice it is a quite bizarre but I have had this song on while I play BrainPipe and it just suits it.

    BMTH - Chelsea Smile
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4XVbfDb-NI[/youtube]

    This song starts off fast right off the bat, just like Difficulty level 2 (the fastest you can go on the demo). As you move down this Tube of Multicolors and obstacles coming at you with speed so unmatchable to your reflexes, it gets you pumped. At my 2nd favorite part of the song 2:30+ you going down the pipes of this game is just so well matched, as you speed up the song can do but only one ask, speed up with you. In this situation you can go only one way, and that is forward, this game racing your heartbeat as you try to get past the unwinnable obstacles that are in your way, but you just can't, and that's why this song helps me out, the faster the song the better. Why would you want to listen to some slow techno song, or some oldschool metal? Get your head in the game, and turn this song on, trust me if you really try you can Beat Donovan.

    Once again I choose BMTH's Chelsea Smile, and it is not a choice that can be regretted.

    Update - I tried BP without dicking around, and I got the score under "JoeGoddamnSchmo" and yes I did have the Chelsea Smile on
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  7. firo773

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    here's by entry

    It's a song by We Are Scientists
    called The Great Escape
    Making my escape
    Making my escape
    Tell myself that
    Everything's in shape
    Everything's in shape
    But me
    How long can this take
    How long can this take
    Tell myself that
    Everything is great
    Everything is great
    Well how'm I doing?

    I gotta great idea
    I'm gonna wait right here
    I gotta great idea
    I'm gonna wait right here
    While everything is adding
    Up, up, up
    Everything is adding
    Up, up, up

    Breaking both my hands
    Breaking both my hands
    Telling me to
    Take it like a man
    Take it like a man
    I can't
    I don't understand
    I don't understand
    Please repeat whatever you just said
    Nothing's making sense
    Well how'm I doing?

    I gotta great idea
    I'm gonna wait right here
    I gotta great idea
    I'm gonna wait right here
    While everything is adding
    Up, up, up
    Everything is adding
    Up, up, up

    They're breaking both my hands
    They're breaking both my hands
    And telling me to
    Take it like a man
    And take it like a man
    Well f**k that
    I don't understand
    Said I don't understand
    So please repeat whatever you just said
    'cause nothing's making sense
    Well how'm I doing?

    I gotta great idea
    I'm gonna wait right here
    I gotta great idea
    I'm gonna wait right here
    While everything is adding
    Up, up, up
    Everything is adding
    Up, up, up

    well it's pretty much self explainitory of why i chose this song. The first verse Is where you're in the tunnel and trying to get out

    The chorus is like that hey I can grab these things and my score will go up!!!

    and the second and third verse (the same thing) is you getting hit etc. :D
     
  8. GaMeR

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    *BUMP*

    The list of entries is currently up to date and as a reminder to those who haven't entered yet, you still have a little over a week to enter. Don't miss out on this awesome trippy game!
     
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    Well there's my score. [Just one point ahead that JFK /o/]

    Here's my song pick. [Dunno what it's actually for] But anyways:

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    Porcupine Tree - Arriving Somewhere But Not Here
    Never stop the car on a drive in the dark
    Never look for the truth in your mother's eyes
    Never trust the sound of rain upon a river
    Rushing through your ears

    Arriving somewhere but not here

    Did you imagine the final sound as a gun?
    Or the smashing windscreen of a car?
    Did you ever imagine the last thing you'd hear as you're fading out was a song?

    All my designs, simplified
    And all of my plans, compromised
    All of my dreams, sacrificed

    Ever had the feeling you've been here before?
    Drinking down the poison the way you were taught
    Every thought from here on in your life begins
    And all you knew was wrong?

    Did you see the red mist block your path?
    Did the scissors cut a way to your heart?
    Did you feel the envy for the sons of mothers tearing you apart?

    The lyrics on that song are just pretty amazing [as expected from PT] and the song is more than those words an instrumental piece and it lasts actually about 12 mins.
    It's beautiful, mysterious and even little freaky at the same time. And I think it could kinda fit in that games mood.

    //Just got even higher score. ;o

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  10. GaMeR

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    PWN$ awarded and list updated.
     
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    Bumping.

    4 more days people, get your entry's in quickly.
     
  12. GaMeR

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    Aryon's actual entry is still pending, aside from him, everyone who already entered is good to go.

    And yeah, what JoeSchmo said :p
     
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    *sigh*...

    Very well, I'll put my entry up.

    I'm gonna use the song "Becoming Insane" by Infected Mushrooms.
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AP0VcNh88BY[/youtube]

    Lyrics (taken from different parts of the song considering some parts are in Spanish):
    Wake me up before I change again
    Remind me the story that I won't get insane
    Tell me why it's always the same
    Explain me the reason why I'm so much in pain

    Before I change again...
    Remind me the story that I won't get insane
    Before I change again...
    Remind me the story that I won't get insane

    Insane, Insane, Insane, Insane, Insane, I'm Becoming Insane!!!

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    Pretty simple really, the lyrics towards the beginning of the song are implying that the singer (in this case I'm going to say that it's you yourself) are NOT going to become insane, which coincides with the beginning of the game, where it is going at a slower pace and is pretty easy.. However, the lyrics towards the end of the song are implying that indeed you ARE going insane, which again coincides with the game because the further you get into the game, the more intense and fast-paced it gets, and in fact it gets insanely hard (from what I've seen anyhow)..
    Not to mention that if you listen to the song with a surround sound system, you will trip the f**k out...

    (I know, not particularly graceful in how I delivered how I thought it relates, but I hadn't actually thought on WHY the song reminds me of this game, even though I said I was gonna think about it. :p)
     
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    Hmm sense this game seems to be a mind bending experience I chose the following lyrics from Les Savy Fav's "The Sweet Descends"

    The sweat descends,
    My psyche bends,
    I'll never be the same again.
    This soul is twisted but the skin will mend.
    My tight young skin covers up a sick palimpsest.
     
  15. GaMeR

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    *BUMP*

    Last day to enter!
     
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    ok it's after 12am!!!!!!!!!
     
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    JoeSchmo & Patrikki won! Both of them will be getting a PM soon that they must answer within 48 hours.

    Randomizer I used can be found HERE. Also, @ firo773, I need to give you that contest award since you've won a contest before (the one where you got some Microsoft points).
     
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    Gah that randomizer makes me cringe..

    Well done to both Joe and Patrikki!
     
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    Both winners have responded so once I receive the redemption codes I'll contact them again.

    @ Patrikki, I'll be awarding you the contest winner award soon.

    *THREAD LOCKED*
     
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