Monthly Video Game Geek Review Contest - July 2014 - PUZZLE
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This is the geeklist for the July 2014 Video Game Geek Review Contest!

CLOSED FOR SUBMISSIONS
CLOSED FOR VOTING

Winners Announced Below

Full contest rules (and subscription thread) are here. But the gist of it is:
1) Write a review that fits the current category,
2) Post it to this geeklist by the 26th July 2014,
3) Vote in the poll, and then
4) all entrants: 2 in addition to geekgold earned via geekmod!
1st place: 40bag and an exclusive microbadge: Microbadge: Monthly Video Game Geek Review Contest winner
2nd place: 20bag
3rd place: 10bag

This month's category is Puzzle. Please review a video game that contains a puzzle element. From Candy Crush to Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy to Portal (2007) to The Secret of Monkey Island.

Submissions are due by 26/07/2014 10:00 PM GMT, at which point a week-long voting period will begin.

Review Qualifications
1. 500 words minimum
2. Ideally contains images (preferably use images from the game’s entry, then from your personal gallery, and external images with appropriate attribution as a last resort)
3. Review must be posted to Video Game Geek during the duration of the contest. Take into account the amount time it might take to get through geekmod. Reviews already on the site will not be accepted!
4. The review can't have been published anywhere (Geek or elsewhere) else before it is submitted to the contest.
5. Must fit within the contest’s category, broadly considered.
6. Winners must wait one contest period (i.e. one month) from their time of winning before submitting another entry.

Please link to your review using the [ thread=][ /thread] geeklink.

In 1st Place with 24 points is
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In 2nd place with 23 points is
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in 3rd place with 17 points is
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Poll: July Video Game Review Contest Poll
After reading this months reviews please award points to the ones you like. You may vote on as many or as few reviews as you want but you may only vote for each review once.
How would you rate the following reviews:
1st = 4 points
2nd = 3 points
3rd = 2 points
4th = 1 point
  1st = 4 points 2nd = 3 points 3rd = 2 points 4th = 1 point Vote Count
Gateways 42.9% (3) Top Answer 42.9% (3) Top Answer 14.3% (1) 0.0% (0) 7
Fluidity 16.7% (1) 50.0% (3) Top Answer 33.3% (2) 0.0% (0) 6
Starseed Pilgrim 57.1% (4) Top Answer 28.6% (2) 14.3% (1) 0.0% (0) 7
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This poll is now closed.   7 answers
Poll created by TMVM
Closes: Sun Aug 3, 2014 6:00 am
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This was a fun little puzzle game that certainly has comparisons to Portal, especially since the main mechanic is essentially the same.

Gateways Are Different Than Portals
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3. Video Game: Fluidity [Average Rating:7.41 Overall Rank:4873]
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Looking at these stars suddenly dwarfed my own troubles and all the gravities of terrestrial life. I thought of their unfathomable distance, and the slow inevitable drift of their movements out of the unknown past into the unknown future. H.G. Wells
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A Wii Game Review: Fluidity
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4. Video Game: Starseed Pilgrim [Average Rating:4.71 Overall Rank:7366]
Video Game: Starseed Pilgrim
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Taking Puzzles to a Whole New Level: A Review of Starseed Pilgrim
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5. Video Game: Pushmo World [Average Rating:8.00 Unranked]
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Here's a review of a puzzle game I've been playing this month. Unfortunately it's too short to be eligible for voting, but I thought you might like it anyway meeple

Push Me, Pull You, the Perfect Game when you've got Little to Do.
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