Did you know that “RuneScape” is one of the top five terms searched for on YouTube? As such, we like to check out the latest films made by the many RuneScape movie boffins out there. They’re so good, in fact, that we’ve teamed up with one of RuneScape’s most talented machinima (films made with game engines) masterminds, TehNoobShow, to launch a competition to seek out the most entertaining player-made RuneScape video known to humankind. The rules are simple: create an original video short (around two minutes) that’s both entertaining and creative, in the RuneScape game.
The competition launches today, and you have until the closing date of 25th August to submit your videos on the YouTube website. When the entries are in, Andrew, Mark Gerhard and some video-hungry members of the Community Management team will then shortlist five finalists. Those five videos will then feature in a RuneScapeweekly poll, allowing the community to choose their favourite.
The video with the most votes will be declared the winner and will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Jagex Games Studio, from wherever they are in the world, and, once here, they will get to meet the developers and creative types that bring RuneScape to life. We’ll then send them off with an armful of signed Jagex goodies. The four runners-up will bag some membership, autographed t-shirts, mugs, mouse mats, mice and other stuff.
Please note that all videos must be made withinRuneScape (live action isn’t machinima), and must be submitted via YouTube. We cannot accept entries sent to the Postbag or Gallery email. For a full list of rules and conditions, and to see an example video from TehNoobShow, subscribe to our YouTube page at www.youtube.com/runescape. If you’ve a question about the competition or are looking for some tips on making your own video, check out this forum thread. We can’t wait to start checking out the contents of your creative brains.