Archdruid Gaming Contest | Gaming Decades: The PRESENT - Total Prize Pool: 84 STEEMs!!!

in #archdruid-contest3 years ago (edited)


We are in the FINAL stage now people! We are about to fight the GAME BOSS now, people! Are y’all ready to make some Steems delicious, new, awesome #gaming articles????

For this exercise, imagine that the GAME BOSS’ HP bar can only be brought down by posts submitted to the contest!

So, LAST THURSDAY … @archdruid wrapped up our 2000s contest and there were many great articles, even MORE new authors joining the #gaming tag who had never created #gaming contents before and it was really great and wonderful ! There were insightful gaming articles, funny reviews, fanarts, …… haikus….. and even a steamy fiction !!!! OH ME OH MY !

And now, we are at the precipice of the FINAL BATTLE! Will you all let the SEMI-FINAL to be the actual and real FINAL to this saga???? OR…..


Welcome to the PRESENT DECADE era!

FIFTH and FINAL ROUND: 2010 to PRESENT TIME (future time is not included, sorry)

  1. You are to create a post about a game from the 2010s (2010 to NOW) :D
    Finally! We have arrived at the PRESENT ERA! This decade is a hot mess … ahem, another respectable continuation to the emerging subculture that is Geekery and #Gaming. Yep. This decade remains dominated by the same major players from the previous decade (we need new protag, guys), and casual gaming continues its ascendancy (oh no). Mobile Phones became a new battle arena market for time-poor adults who keep trying to latch into #gaming well into their adulting journeys. We are also seeing the advent of Virtual Gaming !

For more, check out this Wiki:

  1. The post does not need to be about a game review or a video of actual gameplay!
    You can do fanart, or fanfic, or commentary piece about a game's soundtrack, or a cosplay of a character from a game that was released in the 2010s, or photography post with your collection of oldie-but-goodie games, ... you get the idea, right? MASH THEM ALL UP IN ONE POST!!! ANYTHING GOES AS LONG AS THE POST HAS A RELATION TO A GAME RELEASED SOMEWHERE IN THE 2010s! We are opening up the playfield and we welcome Steemians of various genres to come and join the @archdruid's love for gaming!

  2. Limit of 3 entries per author. As tradition tells us to

  3. If you do submit a post, please resteem this post and drop your link in the comments to be able to follow them properly :) Upvotes are not required but appreciated <3

  4. Please tag your post with #archdruid-contest if you are entering the contest :D

  5. Deadline is MIDNIGHT - MONDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 2019

  6. Judging for this round is @veryspider and @elfranz (hopefully) !

But in the future, we will welcome guest judges so if you are interested to help this community out as a judge, let us know :D In return, we will splash you with a short feature in the contest's publication to highlight who you are as a gamer and bringing exposure to you which may invite new follows to your page :D :D :D


Here are a few examples of how gaming was that might inspire you but you can do whatever you want :D


A spider played this game for a grand total of 18 minutes. Most of it inside a cupboard.

Dance Central

Casual gaming is now armed with motion sensor! Time to accidentally KICK the friend during DANCE BATTLES!

Dark Souls

I love this game for its cruelty and its goodness * ___ *


A spider has a friend who can rant about Destiny for a straight hour XD

sorry about the gif i have no idea what this game is about lol


Like PUBG but like funner! WHEEEE~

Forza Horizon

Like Forza but like…. Prettier! Wheeeeeeeee~

The Last of Us

Where story telling actually makes a game amazing instead of “ugh do we have to go through the story bits ” … Also, yay hyper violence * ___ *

Life is Strange

Is Life Strange? A spider wouldn’t know. A spider missed out on this game~ But a spider’s life is SURE strange enough :D


My MAIN is better than YOUR main, gdi >:C

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

Battle Royale has arrived to #gaming ! GET READY FOR DROP !



Temple Run


Dad of Boy

A spider hasn’t played this but has friends who swears up and down that it is a great wonderful game !

...Gosh, having done this lookbacksies, this decade ain't half bad, hey??? :D


Alright, now that HYPE has been stoked, let's get to the juiciest bits :D

  1. First Prize (x1): 13 STEEMs 26 STEEMs
  2. Runner Ups (x2): 7 STEEMs 14 STEEMs for each winner
  3. Honorable Mentions (x5): 3 STEEMs 6 STEEMs for each winner

Total Prize Pool: 42 STEEMs + 42 STEEMS from @geekgirl (OMG .... why is she so awesome * ___ *)

plus maybe there will be thank-you prizes for entering into the contest. it’s the final round to this theme, so a spoder wants every one to have a great time and some rewards!!!

Please thank @curie for the sponsorship for this prize pool! They are the awesome~ Yesh~

We hope you will really consider joining up and sharing our love for gaming because, you see, gaming is more than just a 'silly and childish' hobby for us, it is a brand new frontier that is coming into its own form and respectability, and we hope to meet others who also want to contribute making #gaming a thriving and fun community in Steemit :D

Any questions? Please let us know in the comments below :)

Hope to see a lot of posts and entries!


Good luck! Have fun!

Signing off,
@veryspider & @elfranz


I would like to double the prize pool and contribute 42 Steem.


Thank you so much !!!

You are the amazing one for organizing these contests!!!

NO U (x infinity) (plus 1)

( and that's final!!! >:C )

Woohoo, nice one!

The final contest! Alexa play "See you again"

I still don't really know what I'm gonna do for this contest.


imma update the post now omg

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Damn, I can't believe I missed the last one! No matter, I've got three ideas already!

Awesome!!! Looking forward to them, @bengy !!! :D

On the way!

Oh man, I have been busting to write my entries! This is my first one on the XCOM reboot... but whilst writing it, I realised that I had forgotten to write about Jagged Alliance for the '90s contest!

Aaaah, great entry! Thank you \o/ !!!

Looking forward to the other ones :D !!!

Thanks... hopefully this week!

After careful consideration, I have worked out one of the games I'm going to do a post on!! :D :D Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. ~ flails arms about excitedly ~

Just one. Need to work out at least one more. xD!!!

omg so excite! :D :D :D

i wonder if it will be steamy again hohohohoho~

Thanks!!! Still time for more entries ! :D

Thank you for organizing another contest, it's always great fun!
I've written my first entry:

It's about how, in recent years, audiences on Twitch and YouTube tend to spoil games for content creators playing the games blind. I think it fits the theme, but I'll understand if you disagree.

Thank you! Great to see you participating again! :D

I've finished my second entry: It's about the incredibly cute RPG games by lesser known developer Miwashiba, which were released on Steam in just the last few years. I really hope this article introduces more people to these games.

Thanks so much! Great entry :D Maybe you can squeeze one last entry before the deadline???? :D

Thank you, I really appreciate that! I'm going to give it a try, but I might not get the third article done in time.

My Final Entry is here! Fallout New Vegas Baby. B)

Hey, I managed to finish my third entry in time:

I've been playing the Zero Escape games, but I've been having a lot of trouble with Zero Time Dilemma. I wanted to articulate why in this article to offer the perspective of someone who is far into the game, but hasn't quite finished it yet. I'll likely write a follow-up when I'm completely done.

Thanks again for organizing this contest! You've definitely pushed me to get creative and write more stuff.

Here is my second entry! I saw that the deadline is fast approaching... I have to get the next one done!

This is BattleTech...

My second entry!!!(It's a bit longer than the first one so brace yourself for word vomit)

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