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DESCRIPTION OF CONTEST: Muse, an indie game studio in NYC, is sponsoring a costume design contest for the upcoming Guns of Icarus Online title! Submit a concept like the example in #IcarusSteampunk group at Deviantart.com or via email at contest@musegames.com. If you win, you get 1) the ultimate tribute of having your concept be made into an in-game costume, 2) your name immortalized in developer credits, 3) a handful of free copies and other goodies!

Contest begins on 10/24/11 and ends on 12/5/11.

HOW TO ENTER/REQUIREMENTS: Submit your costume concept art in .jpg or .png formats with the resolution of 1280×800 by uploading to Deviantart.com and tag with #IcaruSteampunk or emailing to contest@musegames.com. Muse Games will create a contests album on facebook/gunsoficarusonline, repost all contest submission in the facebook album, and post updates of the contest, including finalist selection announcements, on facebook/gunsoficarus. If submission is made via email, please provide your name, age, address, phone number, and email address, and write Guns of Icarus Online Costume Submit as the subject.
Muse Games Corporation (“Muse Games”) will evaluate the submissions to determine the 10 best submissions as finalists, from which 3 winning submissions are awarded. The prizes for finalists and the winners are described below.
Entries may NOT contain, as determined by us, in our sole and absolute discretion, any content that:
i. is sexually explicit, unnecessarily violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group; profane or pornographic;
ii. promotes illegal drugs, (or the use of any of the foregoing) or a particular political agenda;
iii. defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging remarks about other people or companies;
iv. contains trademarks, logos, or trade dress (such as distinctive without express written consent of the rights holder(s) or a reasonably apparent lawful basis for your use(s);
v. contains copyrighted materials owned by others (including photographs, sculptures, paintings, and other works of art or images published on or in websites, television, movies or other media) either without express written consent of the rights holder(s) or a reasonably apparent lawful basis for your use(s);
vi. contains materials embodying the names, likenesses, voices, or other indicia identifying any person (other than a member of your family or community for whom you have received consent) including, without limitation, celebrities and/or other public or private figures, living or dead either without express written consent of the rights holder(s) or a reasonably apparent lawful basis for your use(s);
vii. contains look-alikes of celebrities or other public or private figures, living or dead either without express written consent of the rights holder(s) or a reasonably apparent lawful basis for your use(s);
viii. communicates messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or good will to which we wish to associate; and/or violates any law;
ix. packaging or building exteriors/interiors) owned by others either
We reserve the right to investigate and verify, conditionally reject, or reject outright any tendered Entry, in our sole and absolute discretion, that we in good faith determine may not, or does not, meet the above criteria or any terms and conditions in these rules.

WINNER SELECTION – Muse Games will evaluate all the submissions received. Winners will be selected on or before [ENTER DATE]. By participating, entrants agree to abide by and be bound by these official rules and Muse Games’ decisions. Finalists and winners will be notified by email. All federal, state and local taxes, insurance, licensing, registration and title fees are the sole responsibility of the winner.

PRIZES:
Finalists:
• Feature on Muse Games website
• Developer credit in Guns of Icarus Online
• Three free copy of Guns of Icarus Online
• One copy of Guns of Icarus Online poster
• Advance game sneak peaks

Winners:
• Concept art be made into final in-game costume
• Developer credit in Guns of Icarus Online
• Five free copies of Guns of Icarus Online
• One Guns of Icarus Online t-shirt
• One copy of Guns of Icarus Online poster
• Advance game sneak peaks

NO MONETARY PAYMENT NECESSARY. Multiple entries shall be accepted.

Contest eligibility is open to worldwide participants over the age of 18 at the time of entry who may access the world wide web. You are not eligible if you are:

1. An employee, agent or representative of Muse Games, its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising or promotional agencies.
2. A member of the respective immediate family (defined as mother, father, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters and husband or wife) or household of any of the above persons.

This Contest is void where prohibited by law and is subject to all federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations. Muse Games reserves the right to request additional information to confirm eligibility.

By entering, you are representing that you are eligible for this Contest and that your submission(s) do not include any of the prohibited items under the above official rules. As the contest entrant, you will retain full intellectual property of your submission(s) but grant Muse Games a worldwide, irrevocable, fully-paid, royalty-free, non-exclusive right, including the right to sublicense rights to Muse Games’s subcontractors, to reproduce and publicly display your submission(s), and to prepare derivative works based upon the submission(s). If you are selected as a finalist or winner, you agree to waive any and all intellectual property rights including the moral rights to all such submissions so that the submission(s) are available for use by Muse Games Corp.

Muse Games is not responsible for lost, late, or misdirected entries, prizes or releases; or failed, incomplete, interrupted or delayed operation or transmission, or other Internet entry problems; problems with computer equipment, software, on-line systems, servers, online service providers, telephone network/lines or online communications; failure of any entry to be received due to technical problems or Internet traffic. Proof of connecting or logging on to the musegames.com or the deviantart.com site is not considered proof of delivery or receipt. In case of dispute as to identity of a winner who entered online, winner will be the authorized account holder of the e-mail account, and, if a prize is won and such authorized account holder is a valid entrant, the prize will be awarded to the authorized account holder. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. The potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.

RELEASE AND WAIVER – By entering this Contest, you forever release and waive any and all claims that you might have against Muse Games and its subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, licensees, agents and assigns, and the officers, directors, members, shareholders and employees of the foregoing (collectively, “Muse”) from (A) any and all claims or liability, including but not limited to damages, losses or injuries, (COMPENSATORY, DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR OTHERWISE suffered by the entrant or any third parties in connection with participation in this Contest or acceptance or use, misuse or malfunction of any prize awarded and (B) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Contest. You further indemnify and hold harmless Muse from and against any and all third-party claims, liabilities, costs and expenses (including attorneys’ fees reasonably incurred) arising out of or related to (i) any breach or alleged breach or violation of these Rules by you, (ii) your acceptance, use or misuse of any prize or parts thereof, and (iii) your participation in this Contest.

Non-compliance with these requirements may result in disqualification, and the prizes may be forfeited and an alternate winner selected. In the event that a prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, such prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner selected. Entrance into this Contest constitutes permission to Muse Games and their representatives to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, redistribute, and display your submission(s). By participating, you agree to the official rules and judges’ decisions. In the event that any dispute arises regarding the meaning or interpretation of these official rules, participants agree that the dispute shall be resolved by applying the laws of New York and that it shall be resolved by and within the courts of New York, and you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of, and service of process by, such Courts for the purpose of resolving any disputes, and further consent to the propriety of venue in such Courts.

Muse Games reserves the right to terminate further Internet entry in the Contest if technical difficulties, including but not limited to infection caused by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or other technical failures, compromise the integrity or ability to continue such Internet entry. Unless otherwise set forth herein, Muse Games’s Privacy Policy shall apply to this Contest; provided, however, in the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between or among the Privacy Policy and these Rules, these Rules shall govern.

WINNERS LIST: Winners will be posted on Muse Games’ website at musegames.com/news/.

Sponsored by Muse Games Corp., 11 Broadway, Suite 333, New York, NY 10004.

THIS CONTEST IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

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