Full Circle: Rocketeer high scores competition - beware - wall of text!
FC:R is Reboot's latest game, released through and currently only available from RGCD in the UK (but it should soon be with one or two of the usual outlets as well). As a part of the launch of this game, Reboot are holding a high scores competition and it's quite a good one as it goes far beyond anything we've offered previously in terms of goodies! Up for grabs are many dollars/pounds/euros worth of games for a number of platforms including windows, linux and mac.
But this is a Jaguar competition, so the main prize is Jaguar-related. First place in the competition will receive a fairly unique item - a cartridge copy of Full Circle: Rocketeer. The game will sport a label based on the original artwork and will save the high score to the built-in EEPROM (and will be pre-programmed with your winning score!) . We're only making a small number of these for those who were involved with the creation of the game, so the chances of ever owning one outside first place in this competition are very slim indeed. Well, that's not entirely true as there is another chance - as with the last competition we ran (Kobayashi Maru: Final), there will be a random draw from all entries for a second copy of the game. The first place score winner will get to choose from the other available games, as will 2nd place and 3rd. The random winner will get the last offer of non-Jaguar game titles to pick from.
Some of you will be lucky enough to already have a copy of FC:R in your possession and those luckier still might have had the time to give it a play. If so, you could already have discovered one or two opportunities for giving yourself a helping hand when aiming for big scores. Solid classic gaming skills and an eye for a good exploit are key to offering a decent score with this game - we discovered and engineered some of these when testing and producing the game and feel they are a vital ingredient here for that retro 80s feel :)
The fun with this competition is this - you'll be able to submit your score (in fact, as many unique scores as you can muster the will to input - you can enter once or 1000 times as long as each code is unique). Unlike previous HSCs, you will not be forwarded to a page displaying the results for all entries - this is a blind entry competition! This was designed to keep things tense and to avoid letting you rest easy if you manage to nail a massive score as you'll never be quite sure that someone hasn't beaten you to first place.
As some copies of the FC:R won't be with their new owners for a few weeks or more, the competition is going to be open until midnight (BST - GMT+1) on September 14th 2013. After this, scores can still be submitted but will not be considered for competition purposes. Once the competition is over we'll announce the winners and let them choose from the vast array of titles available (We're purposefully not listing any specifics right now as the end of the compo is a long time from now and we're sure to have more goodies in the bag by then).
The FC:R high score entry page will shortly be opened on the Reboot website, so keep an eye out there and for forum posts with the news.
One more thing... the cartridge will also contain something else... what that is will remain to be seen :o)