"Design The Bioshock Box" Contest On Cult Of Rapture

Andy Chalk

One Flag, One Fleet, One Cat
Nov 12, 2002
"Design The Bioshock Box" Contest On Cult Of Rapture

2K Games [http://www.2kgames.com] is holding a new "Design The Bioshock Box" contest, in which gamers can submit their entries to a competition to determine the design of the Bioshock Limited Edition packaging.

Until the close of business on May 2, 2K Games will be accepting submissions in a search for the best Bioshock box. According to rules posted on the official Bioshock website Cult of Rapture [http://www.2kgames.com/cultofrapture/home.html], the entries must be 5½" x 7½" in dimension, but "the sky is the limit" otherwise.

Prizes are available for the first-, second- and third-place entries, including game-related loot, and for the winner, a trip from anywhere in the world to the Bioshock launch party in August.

Bioshock is a new FPS being developed by Irrational Games [http://www.irrationalgames.com/] for 2K. It is set in the crumbling utopia of Rapture, an underwater city built in 1946. After having peaked in the early 1960s as an "ideal society" for mankind's best and brightest, a mysterious cataclysm struck, and now the city is little more than a derelict shell. The ocean is seeping in, the surviving citizens are mutated and insane, and you are inside, trapped and alone.

This is the third "user-influenced" episode in Bioshock's recent history. In late March, a petition was initiated by 2K Games to determine the feasibility of a Limited Edition release, and following the petition's success (in less than 24 hours), a poll was posted on the Cult of Rapture to determine what would be included with the Limited Edition.

Details of the contest, including how to enter and available prizes, can be found here [http://www.2kgames.com/cultofrapture/coverartcontest.html].