Posted Mon, Jul 08, 2013 by Martuk
Trion Worlds has announced a new contest for Defiance that takes the previous one a step further. In the first contest aptly titled “Most Wanted”, one player earned a chance to have their character rendered into a painting in the Defiance television show. In the newest contest, the winner will have their character brought to life in an episode of Defiance’s second season.
So here’s the skinny - Players will compete for one of the top ten spots of completed Major Arkfall events from July 8th through July 30th. At the conclusion of the event, the top ten players will be added to a Facebook voting contest. The top five community voted players will be submitted to the writers at Syfy where the winner will be hand-picked by showrunner Kevin Murphy. Once the winner is selected, the writers will craft a backstory and the character will make an appearance in an episode of Defiance’s second season.
If you would like to have your character become an infamous figure in the Defiance world, head over and check out the contest rules for all the details.
Update: Added press release.
Source: Defiance Contest
In-Game Character of Contest Winner Will Be Featured in Season Two of Defiance TV Series
Redwood Shores, CA (July 8, 2013) Syfy and Trion Worlds today announced a new contest that brings a gamer into the television world of Defiance™, the groundbreaking online open world shooter and hit television series on Syfy. The “Play the Game. Join the Show.” in-game contest pits players against the game’s Major Arkfall events to see who can rise to the top and become the ultimate Ark Hunter. The winner will have their in-game character appear on the second season of the Defiance TV series.
The ten Ark Hunters who complete the most Major Arkfall events between July 8 (10am PDT) and July 30 (10am PDT) will compete for a chance to have their character written onto the show. These ten semifinalists will be fleshed out with a backstory written by the show’s writing staff, which will be featured on Facebook, where Defiance fans will choose their five favorites. From this pool of five finalists, a member of the Defiance team will select the final winner to appear in season two of Defiance.
The “Play the Game. Join the Show” contest marks the second time that players have been invited to make their mark on the world of Defiance. Earlier in the year, Trion Worlds and Syfy ran the “Most Wanted” contest, which saw gamers competing to have their likeness included on wanted posters on an episode of the TV show.
To enter, players must register for the “Play the Game. Join the Show.” contest at www.defiance.com/en/game-show-contest , then complete as many Major Arkfalls as possible between July 8 (10am PDT) and July 30 (10am PDT). Between August 12th and August 21st, one semifinalist backstory will be posted per day. Registered Facebook users can vote for the top five characters between August 26th (3am PDT) and September 6th (8:59pm PDT), and the final winner will be selected in September. Defiance season two premieres in 2014 on Syfy.
Defiance is rated M for Mature by the ESRB. For more information on Defiance, please visit www.Defiance.com.
In Defiance, players embark on a journey into a futuristic online open world shooter where the survival of Earth relies on their skills as an Ark Hunter, as they level up in massive co-op battles and fierce multiplayer combat. Players can also hunt alone while improving skills and unlocking powerful modern and alien weaponry that is essential for survival in the constantly evolving online world. Defiance invites gamers to explore vast landscapes on a variety of vehicles while leading the charge in huge co-op battles. Immerse yourself in the world of Defiance as the game impacts, and is impacted by, the Defiance TV series on Syfy.
About Trion Worlds
Trion Worlds is the leading publisher and developer of premium games for the connected era. Powered by a breakthrough development and publishing platform, Trion is revolutionizing the way games are developed, played and sold. Trion’s world-class team delivers high-quality, dynamic and massively social games operated as live services across the biggest game genres and devices; including the critically acclaimed blockbuster, Rift® and the highly-anticipated ArcheAge, End of Nations®, and Defiance™. Trion is headquartered in Redwood City, Calif., with offices in San Diego, Calif., Austin, Texas, and at Trion Worlds Europe in London, UK.