Second Annual Luxtoberfest Contest and Celebration

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  1. Sillysoft

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    Jul 27, 2004
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    Sillysoft Games has announced the start of the second annual Luxtoberfest contest and celebration. The month-long festival runs through October and forms the yearly championship for the community surrounding the downloadable strategy game Lux.

    Luxtoberfest features special events on every October weekend, starting and ending with Tournaments of Champions between the current highest-ranked players. Later weekends will include team play tournaments, map reviews, "Twitch Lux," "Memory Lux," and the grand finale award ceremonies.

    All events will take place at 9 PM GMT time / 4 PM Eastern time / 1 PM Pacific time in a public network game of Lux marked with Luxtoberfest according to this schedule:

    Saturday 1st - Luxtoberfest 2005 opening Tournament of Champions.
    Sunday 2nd - Team-play tournament.

    Saturday 8th - Luxtoberfest 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 closing award ceremonies.

    The grand finale of Luxtoberfest will be the October 30th award ceremonies where the winners of the yearly Lux prizes are announced. All players are asked to email their votes to before the end of October in the following categories:

    Best Map (eligible maps)
    Best AI (eligible AIs)
    Best Host
    Most Entertaining Player
    Most Sportsmanlike Player
    Rookie of the Year (only players who were around for last year's Luxtoberfest may vote for this)
    Most Strategic Players (Lifetime Achievement)

    Statistical prizes will also be distributed for:
    Luxtoberfest Highest Ranking October Players
    Most Wins
    Most 6 Human Wins
    Most 6 Human Wins on Non-Classic Maps

    Sillysoft has gathered together of varied group of prizes for award winners. The generosity of these strategic minded software vendors is much appreciated:

    Audio Hijack
    Record any audio playing on your computer into a file for future use on Mac OS X.

    The leading professional HTML and text editor for Mac OS X. It doesn't suck.

    Blaze Media Pro
    A powerhouse all-in-one multimedia software offering conversion, ripping, editing, recording, burning, playback, and much more. Available for Windows.

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

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

    Desperate Space
    Experience huge battles in this asteroids style space shooter game. Available for Windows.

    DROD: Journey to Rooted Hold
    Swordplay and puzzles combine in this thinking man's dungeon crawl game. Available for Windows and Linux (with a Mac OS X version coming

    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.

    A professional quality icon editor for Windows.

    The strategy game you know and love. Get a friend hooked today on Mac OS X, Windows, or Linux.

    Pax Galaxia
    Simple and fun real-time strategy game for Mac OS X and Windows.

    Sillysoft Swag
    Get your very own Lux shirt, hat or beer stein. Lux can take over even more of your life!

    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.

    See you at Luxtoberfest!


    Sillysoft Games is an independent developer of downloadable computer strategy games. Their flagship game Lux was one of the 2005 Independent Games Festival finalists. For more info contact or see

    Dustin Sacks
    Sillysoft Games
  2. Sillysoft

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    Jul 27, 2004
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    The second annual Luxtoberfest contest and celebration has now come to an end. It was a great success, with all ten special events having huge turnouts. Thanks to everyone who participated. A full re-cap of the events, the results, forum dialogue, and the closing ceremonies chat log can be found on the Sillysoft contest page:

    Congratulations to Magpie for collecting a total of 10 different honors during Luxtoberfest, the most of any player. The full list of the 78 different people who received awards can be seen here:

    The winners of the voted awards are as follows:

    Best Map:
    Castle Lux-The Battle for Bamburgh by Mark Bauer

    Best AI:
    Nefarious by Preacherman

    Best Host:

    Most Entertaining Player:

    Most Sportsmanlike Player:
    pale kate

    Rookie of the Year:

    Most Strategic Player (Lifetime Achievement):

    Second and third place winners are displayed here:

    Thanks to everyone who came out to Luxtoberfest II. It was a blast! We hope to have regular tournaments starting soon, including some of the popular Luxtoberfest variants. Luxtober also marked an expansion of the Map of the Week. Weekly awards are now distributed for the most online wins using the Map of the Week. Starting monday the featured map is the newly released Castle Lux-Merchants, created by best map winner Mark Bauer.

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