Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


The Castle Doctrine  



Castle Doctrine contest offers real home security prizes


4:00 PM on 01.23.2014
Castle Doctrine contest offers real home security prizes photo



Jason Rohrer's new massively multiplayer game, The Castle Doctrine, releases next week. To celebrate the end of the game's alpha test and looming launch, players who have bought the game ahead of release are eligible to compete in the "Steal Real Money" contest. Rohrer will be giving away up to $3000 in cash, divided among the game's players based on their success in the coming week, along with real versions of collectible in-game paintings, door jamb reinforcement kits, and gift certificates to a Los Cruces, New Mexico gun shop.

The contest's grand prize is a telescoping metal baton, referred to as a "dog club," which Rohrer purchased for his wife following a dog attack which helped inspire the game. Certainly one of the more interesting awards we've seen, this is an honest-to-god weapon actually illegal to own in three states (including California, where Rohrer has since moved, leaving the club behind) and the District of Columbia.

I'm playing in the contest, simply by virtue of my playing The Castle Doctrine, but perhaps "playing" is too strong a word to describe what I've been doing. First, I load the game. Then I spend about an hour staring at my house, overwhelmed by the terror of knowing that someone will to come and take all the precious things, before finally placing a maze of walls and corridors. Then, I leave my house, enter another player's house, and die pretty much instantly (rendering all my time in my own house utterly pointless). Then, I start again. Something tells me I'm at little risk of winning a prize.

STEAL REAL MONEY Contest [Castle Doctrine Official Site]








Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.





timeline following:
The Castle Doctrine



2:00 PM on 02.08.2014
Review: The Castle Doctrine

My life's earnings are stashed away in my vault. Well, half of it. As an added security measure, I've given my wife half to hold on to and protect with her life. I've built my house in such a way that I feel pretty confiden...more




MMO

2:30 PM on 03.02.2015
World of Warcraft players will be able to pay for their subscription with gold soon

In an upcoming World of Warcraft patch, Blizzard will introduce the WoW Token, an in-game item purchasable with real money that facilitates the exchange of gold for 30 days of game time. "The WoW Token was created to give pla...more



12:00 PM on 02.27.2015
Final Fantasy XIV's Gold Saucer is amazing if you like Triple Triad or Chocobo Racing

The Gold Saucer is finally a part of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, and it's glorious. That classic music returns, as do the iconic Triple Triad and Chocobo Racing activities. It's amazing how much content Square Enix has...more



5:00 PM on 02.26.2015
Guild Wars 2 adding first-person mode

Typically, MMOs are third-person affairs and for good reason. Whenever you find yourself in any dangerous persistent world, you want a good idea of what's around you to have the best possible view of the battlefield. Well, so...more



View all MMO






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more