Sillysoft Games Announces the Start of the Second Annual Luxtoberfest Contest and Celebration

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Sillysoft Games announced the start of the second annual Luxtoberfest contest. The month-long festival contains tournaments and awards to celebrate the downloadable strategy game Lux.

Sillysoft Games announced the start of the second annual Luxtoberfest contest, in support of the downloadable strategy game Lux. The month-long festival features multi-player tournaments every weekend of October, including a Tournament of Champions between the highest-ranked players, team play tournaments, "Twitch Lux," "Memory Lux," and more.

The grand finale of Luxtoberfest will be an award ceremony held on October 31st looking back on the past year. Players will be recognized in categories such as: most wins, best host, best map, best AI, rookie of the year, and most sportsmanlike player.

Full details about Luxtoberfest including the schedule, event descriptions, award categories, and prizes can be found on the web at: http://sillysoft.net/contests/.

More info about Lux including screenshots and a free demo download can be found at: http://sillysoft.net/lux/.

The 2005 tournament schedule:

Saturday 1st - Luxtoberfest 2005 opening night and Tournament of Champions.

Sunday 2nd - Team-play tournament.

Saturday 8th - Luxtoberfest 2005 map review: play the best maps of 2005.

Sunday 9th - Twitch Lux tournament: 8 second turn time games.

Saturday 15th - Team-play tournament.

Sunday 16th - Hexathon tournament: featuring all your favorite hex maps.

Saturday 22nd - Memory Lux tournament: all players have the same color.

Sunday 23rd - History night: a journey through the historically based maps of Lux.

Saturday 29th - Tournament of Champions.

Sunday 30th - Luxtoberfest 2005 award ceremonies.

All events will take place at 9 PM GMT time / 4 PM Eastern time / 1 PM Pacific time. Each event will be hosted in a public internet game of Lux marked with Luxtoberfest, available from the Show Network Games button inside Lux.

Luxtoberfest Award Categories:

Luxtoberfest Rankings Winners

Most 6 Human Wins

Most 6 Human Wins on Non-Classic Maps

Most Sportsmanlike Player

Most Entertaining Player

Rookie of the Year

Best Host

Best Map

Best AI

Most Strategic Players (Lifetime Achievement)

Luxtoberfest Prizes:

Audio Hijack

Record any audio playing on your computer into a file for future use. Available for Mac OS X. http://www.rogueamoeba.com/audiohijack/

BBEdit

The leading professional HTML and text editor for Mac OS X. It doesn't suck. http://www.barebones.com/products/bbedit/index.shtml

Blaze Media Pro

A powerhouse all-in-one multimedia software offering conversion, ripping, editing, recording, burning, playback, and much more. Available for Windows. http://www.mystikmedia.com/blazemediapro.asp

Delicious Library

Catalog, browse, and share all your books, movies, music, and video games with Delicious Library. Available for Mac OS X.

http://www.delicious-monster.com/

Democracy

A detailed political simulation game: try your hand as the president (or prime-minister) of a modern country. Available for Windows.

http://www.democracygame.com/

Desperate Space

Experience huge battles in this asteroids style space shooter game. Available for Windows. http://www.jaggedbladesoft.com/desperate/

DROD: Journey to Rooted Hold

Swordplay and puzzles combine in this thinking man's dungeon crawl game. Available for Windows and Linux (a Mac OS X version is coming soon). http://www.caravelgames.com/Articles/Games_2/JtRH.html

Gish

Award winning platformer game where you control a ball of tar on his quest to rescue his girlfriend. Available for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux. http://www.chroniclogic.com/index.htm?gish.htm

IconWorkshop

A professional quality icon editor. Available for Windows.

http://axialis.com/iconworkshop/

Lux

The strategy game you know and love. Get a friend hooked today. Available for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux. http://sillysoft.net/lux/

Pax Galaxia

Simple and fun real-time strategy game. Available for Mac OS X and Windows. http://sillysoft.net/pax/

Sillysoft Swag

Get your very own Lux shirt, hat or beer stein. Available for your real life. http://www.cafepress.com/sillysoft

Trash

A 3D real-time strategy game based in a post-apocalyptic future. The surviving humans and mutants battle for control of the primary resource: trash. Available for Windows. http://www.inhumangames.com/

ABOUT SILLYSOFT GAMES

Sillysoft Games in an independent developer of downloadable computer strategy games. Their flagship game Lux was one of the 2005 Independent Games Festival finalists. For more info see http://sillysoft.net.

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