Zombie's UFO:Aftershock Giveaway!


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#1 Zombie

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 11:47 PM

Hi everyone! Some of you might know that UFO:Aftershock celebrates it's 10th birthday at the end of October. So in observance of this momentous occasion, I decided to do something special: giveaway 10 free Steam keys for the game and one very special grand prize: a "complete pack" of all the games in the series (which includes UFO:Aftershock, UFO:Aftermath & UFO:Afterlight). That's right, I said FREE. No contests, no hoops to jump through, no facebook popularity contests, just an old-fashioned giveaway!

Even though this isn't a contest, there has to be some ground rules to make it fair for everyone:
  • Be (or become) a member of StrategyCore. This is mandatory as I have to contact the winners through PM.
  • Do not already own a copy of UFO:Aftershock. I prefer people who haven't played the game yet (if you've played one of the other games in the UFO series, that's ok), but I'll give a copy to those who do not have it in their Steam library already.
  • Have a Steam account. You can't get the key to work without an account there.
  • Be willing to let us use your forum name for the winner's list.
  • Use the game for yourself. I'm not against re-gifting a key to someone else if you deem necessary, but if they are able to enter themselves it's better.
There are two little points I hope everyone can adhere to if you win:
  • Do not resell the game.
  • Do not trade it for something else.
I can't enforce these, so please act accordingly.

So now you are all wondering how to enter the giveaway, right? It's simple, start a post in this topic with the words "I'm in!". Only one entry will be counted. If you want to make a case for why you want a key, go ahead, but your chances will not increase. Posted Image Guest posts are not eligible to enter and will be ignored. The odds of winning depend on the number of entries received, but in my experience you'll have a pretty good opportunity to walk away with a copy. This giveaway will probably remain open for 1 month to give everyone time to enter and will close at or around midnight CST October 31 2015 (though, don't be surprised if I give you till Mon Nov 2). Winners will be announced here in this topic and I will also send them a PM. Unclaimed prizes (I'll give you a couple weeks to reply to my PM) will be sent to the next eligible applicant. Winners will be chosen at random with a random number generator.

Finally, please "Like" this post if you thought this was a good idea. I know my last giveaway was quite popular, but I'm interested to see how many UFO lurkers are around! Posted Image

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JellyfishGreen said:

Zombie: Empirical data's your only man, when formulating a research plan.
A soldier's death is never in vain if it makes the formula more plain.
A few dozen make a better case for refining that third decimal place.
They call me Zombie because I don't sleep, as I slowly struggle to climb this heap,
of corpses, data points, and trials, but from the top - I'll see for miles!

#2 Nookrium

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Posted 09 October 2015 - 09:58 PM

I'll go first... I'm In!

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Posted 09 October 2015 - 11:23 PM

You're joking Nook. You haven't played the UFO series?
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Posted 10 October 2015 - 02:27 AM

Nope, never played em.  Shameful isn't it...

#5 Space Voyager

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Posted 10 October 2015 - 04:37 AM

Shit, thank you thank you for applying and remembering me of the giveaway. I need to spam this around the internet as most people here have played the game.

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Posted 10 October 2015 - 04:55 AM

Don't feel bad Nep, I never played the series either.
"If you win it's just a game, but if you lose it's a complete waste of time"

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Posted 10 October 2015 - 03:44 PM

Sure, sign me up! "I'm in!" Never played them, and sounds interesting!

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Posted 12 October 2015 - 02:56 PM

View PostZombie, on 30 September 2015 - 11:47 PM, said:

No contests, no hoops to jump through, no facebook popularity contests, just an old-fashioned giveaway!
. Have a Steam account. You can't get the key to work without an account there.
Hum, not so facebook-less nor old-fashioned... Okay still there is not Starforce.
Even more free and old-fashioned:
http://www.gog.com/game/ufo_aftershock
http://www.dotemu.co.../ufo-aftershock

#9 Zombie

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Posted 12 October 2015 - 03:31 PM

Just to note, the current Steam build is Starforce-free, in case anyone is still worried about it. Posted Image And while I do prefer GOG over Steam, I can't complain about the price.

Speaking of price, Steam is running another great deal on UFO:AS and UFO:AM  so I picked up 4 more copies of Aftershock to giveaway. That brings the total to 10 UFO:AS plus one grand prize of all the games in the series. I updated my original post to reflect this. Posted Image

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JellyfishGreen said:

Zombie: Empirical data's your only man, when formulating a research plan.
A soldier's death is never in vain if it makes the formula more plain.
A few dozen make a better case for refining that third decimal place.
They call me Zombie because I don't sleep, as I slowly struggle to climb this heap,
of corpses, data points, and trials, but from the top - I'll see for miles!

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 12:04 AM

I'm in!
i've always wanted to give that game a go XD Posted Image

#11 Space Voyager

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Posted 16 October 2015 - 07:49 AM

How long do the participants have, Zombie? I want to warn the places I spammed before you yell



#12 Zombie

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Posted 16 October 2015 - 03:25 PM

View PostSpace Voyager, on 16 October 2015 - 07:49 AM, said:

How long do the participants have, Zombie? I want to warn the places I spammed before you yell

One month - ending Saturday October 31st 2015 at 11:59:59 PM CST, though like I said in my initial post, it might be sometime in the evening on Monday November 2 when I get home from work. This is assuming we get at least 11 applicants by that time. If not, the contest will be extended by one week intervals until 11 or more have applied. Posted Image

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JellyfishGreen said:

Zombie: Empirical data's your only man, when formulating a research plan.
A soldier's death is never in vain if it makes the formula more plain.
A few dozen make a better case for refining that third decimal place.
They call me Zombie because I don't sleep, as I slowly struggle to climb this heap,
of corpses, data points, and trials, but from the top - I'll see for miles!

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Posted 30 October 2015 - 04:07 PM

I'm in!

I've burned out on long war, and this game looks pretty cool.

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 04:25 AM

I'm in!

Always meant to try these games.

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 03:36 PM

I'm in!!

Word spread alright on this huh?

HAvent played since UFO came out way back when and loved Bman's Mod.

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 04:14 PM

I'm in!!

Hope I am not too late.
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Posted 03 November 2015 - 12:55 AM

We have 7 applicants so far and it's past the 31st of October, so I'm going to extend the giveaway by another week. All we need are 4 more and everyone wins! :)

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JellyfishGreen said:

Zombie: Empirical data's your only man, when formulating a research plan.
A soldier's death is never in vain if it makes the formula more plain.
A few dozen make a better case for refining that third decimal place.
They call me Zombie because I don't sleep, as I slowly struggle to climb this heap,
of corpses, data points, and trials, but from the top - I'll see for miles!

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Posted 06 November 2015 - 09:08 AM

I'm in!!

Thanks a lot! Looking forward to the game =]

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Posted 06 November 2015 - 03:51 PM

I'm in too!

I played UFO Aftermath and that's a classic~~

#20 Zombie

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Posted 17 November 2015 - 12:54 AM

Bump! We only have 9 applicants, so I'm extending the giveaway another week. Come on folks, if you are even remotely interested in this game, please post! Don't be shy, free is free! :D

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JellyfishGreen said:

Zombie: Empirical data's your only man, when formulating a research plan.
A soldier's death is never in vain if it makes the formula more plain.
A few dozen make a better case for refining that third decimal place.
They call me Zombie because I don't sleep, as I slowly struggle to climb this heap,
of corpses, data points, and trials, but from the top - I'll see for miles!




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