Back in August 2006 I ran a competition - http://www.create-games.com/forum_post.asp?id=167313 - in which the participants were encouraged to create an advert for their game to appear on television by the combined use of game footage and anything else they could think of.
TV spots are noticably different to actual trailers that frequent the internet - and in the three years that have passed since this competition ran, new klikkers have joined the scene and have created some very stunning looking games that have been released or are in the pipeline.
So, this year I'm going to run the competition again! Create a video advert/spot promoting a game of yours and then upload it to YouTube. This is just a fun little competition that will also promote your game - there are no prizes or time limit (since I'm no longer a DC admin I cannot hand out points (only donate them, but I'm a tightwad).
One of the last top three entrants has disappeared from YouTube, but the other two (by Phizzy and David Clarke) are still there though:
Are multiple entries allowed? Because I'm making a puzzle game, and I'd like to promote that, but Drill Bits is begging for an advert. (I could also make a cheesy 80's advert for Snatch, but I don't feel like running around in a monkey costume or renting offices to record in. Plus the whole "I don't have a camcorder" thing.)
Hey, Carnivorous id! This competition is calling your name!