Before I get to the opening of any golden envelopes, allow me to go misty eyed for a moment while I reminisce...
Tehnoobshow helped us in launching this competition on our YouTube channel. It wasn’t long before it became clear that August would involve a lot of pizza, popcorn, salami, beer, buffering and general YouTubery.
I can honestly say that I witnessed pure player genius. We laughed so hard we cried (sometimes, I just cried), but, all things told, we were blown away by both the quality and quantity of player videos, which left the judges with the very difficult task of trying to shortlist the submissions. Their mission was to choose their favourite five videos to go into a player polls. They really struggled to reduce the list to six finalists, given the awesome list of videos that were submitted.
The poll has now closed, the judges are hopefully speaking to each other again, and we now know who our grand prize winner and runners-up are. Ladies and gentlemen (and trolls): the winner of the RuneScape machinima competition is...Excl!
Congratulations to Excl, whose video really captured the trauma that so many video makers went through during this competition. Excl wins some signed Jagex goodies, a lifetime RuneScape membership, and an all-expenses-paid trip to Jagex Games Studios! So, pack your bags and dig out your passport, Excl – you’re coming to visit us!
That leaves Arrow gun 99, Bumbum007, Jinsr44, KKcomics and MommaKitty as runners-up. They each win signed Jagex goodies and a lifetime RuneScape membership, so a big congratulations to them too!
We’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone who entered and made the competition the event it was. Congratulations, everyone, you truly raised the bar for RuneScape machinima. =) Please do subscribe to our YouTube channel and keep sending us your RuneScape videos!
We’ve got plenty more competitions up our sleeves, but we’ll save the details for the next Community Management blog.
Finally, in the spirit of inviting players to party with us, we’re also asking Excl and a handful of the top players (both free and members) to also join us at our next Studio Jolly later this month.