Firefly Studios and 7Sixty have launched a viral competition that will grant ten lucky entrants the opportunity to win Stronghold 3, a T-shirt and a miniature trebuchet (hells yes) at launch. To enter, you'll need to upload a video of yourself playing "Air Lute" to a song from the Stronghold soundtrack, with the winners being decided by public vote. We've got the full details after the break. Will you be the Lute King?
To avoid any confusion, here are the details directly from 7sixty and Firefly:
7sixty and Firefly Studios are giving people the chance to become the envy of their friends in a unique contest that takes its inspiration from the extremely popular music in the castle building series. We want people to send in footage of them playing ‘air lute’ – it’s a bit like air guitar but more medieval - to one of Stronghold’s most popular tunes: Castle Jam.
Taking part in this contest could not be simpler... first head over to the Stronghold 3 Facebook page and check out the Minstrel King app. Next, download the Castle Jam track and then get creative by filming yourself playing air lute to the song - perhaps you could even bribe your friends to take part. Once you are happy that you have accurately captured the spirit of a medieval minstrel, upload your video to YouTube and then follow the instructions on Facebook to enter your masterpiece. It’s so easy, even a gong farmer could do it!
Then it is time to encourage your friends and family to vote for your video, so you can scale through the ranks of lute players the world over. When the competition ends on November 1st, 2011 the 10 best Minstrel Kings will receive a copy of Stronghold 3, a miniature replica trebuchet, the aforementioned amazing T-shirt and, of course, the respect of everyone around you.
Be sure to let us know if you decide to enter - so our readers can get voting!