Game developer Snakehead Games wanted us to let our readers know that they are holding a writing contest related to its browser-based, cyberpunk themed game universe, StarCrash. The setting is used in two of its browser-based MMO games: Spybattle 2165 and Star Pirates.
Submissions should be sci-fi themed, set in the StarCrash universe, unpublished, and be between 3,000 - 6,000 words in length. Submissions will be judged on creativity, writing quality, interest to readers, and relevance to the storyline. The contest will run until August 31, 2012, midnight (EST). Submissions should be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Snakehead Games will select the finalists, and the winner will be selected by popular vote amongst readers. The winning story will receive $1,000, while five semi-finalists will be awarded $100 each. In addition, SHG will compile all finalists into a publication to be released following the contest's conclusion.
Information on Spybattle 2165, Star Pirates, and their place in the StarCrash Universe timeline, along with the complete Rules & Regulations, can be found at www.snakeheadgames.com.