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Old 21-06-2011, 10:38 AM   #1
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Default Abandonia's Birthday Competition 2011

Welcome to the Abandonia Birthday Competition!

To celebrate our 12th year of gaming goodness we're giving away $30 dollars worth of games from Good Old Games. The rules are simple, we want you to tell us in 50 words or less why you love Abandonia and retro-gaming. Make us laugh, make us cry, your answers are only limited by your creativity. So get writing, and $30 worth of games of your choice could be yours!

This competition is open to everyone excluding site Administration staff. Please submit your entries in this thread. You have two weeks, the competition will be closed on the 5th of July and the prize awarded shortly afterwards.

Please keep this thread only for competition entries. You can ask questions or comment on the submissions HERE.

NOTE: You need to be a REGISTERED USER so I can find you if you win. If you are not registered your entry will be discounted.

Have fun guys!
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Old 21-06-2011, 12:31 PM   #2
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Abandonia is not just old games.
Abandonia is golden age of PC gaming.
Abandonia is cherished childhood.
Abandonia is good memories brought back.
Abandonia is great community.
Happy birthday Abandonia!
May yesterday's joy keep echoing in all of us! Cheers to many years!
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Old 21-06-2011, 12:38 PM   #3
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If I was a '80s-'90's developer, I'd love to see my own game here, with tons of thumbs up and down, comments and feedback. Who knows, maybe it will happen, circa 2035. But, until then, I'll love to do my part in this “philological” revolution, here at Abandonia.com
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Old 21-06-2011, 01:28 PM   #4

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Abandonia is a great place to find those game which you just can't find being sold anymore. If it is being sold they are quick to point us in the right direction to let us legally buy it.
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Old 21-06-2011, 01:37 PM   #5

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Why I love Abandonia!

I love Abandonia because that place has so many old games that my eyes will go shiny.. I am like a little kid in a candy store.There is so many memories hidden around that website!And even if not you might find new pearls here!
I love how the site is made .. the daily news about games to check out something!But sometimes it happens to see Buy Now too witch is sad .. but well mostly there is free games!

Happy Birthday Abandonia!
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Old 21-06-2011, 02:12 PM   #6
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Default Happy Birthday!

To me, Abandonia celebrates a time when creativity was required. So many games today rely heavily on graphics and redundant gameplay. Abandonia opens the eyes of younger generations to games that truly entertain in a way very few games can do today. I am absolutely thankful to have found Abandonia.
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Old 21-06-2011, 04:00 PM   #7

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Talking Abandonia, my Descent into gaming paradise

Abandonia offers the densest form of purified gaming enjoyment, packable into very tiny system spaces, with real replayability and substance. Takes me, hubby, and kids, to our Happy Place! Goes great with homebrew and classic rock. Wish I could have a selective mindwipe and play through the first time, again!
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Old 21-06-2011, 04:02 PM   #8

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Abandonia is a conduit to a side of gaming that most people today will have trouble finding anywhere else. It's vast archive of games include some of the best games that were ever made. Of course there are a few games missing here and there, but the bulk and gold of the retro era is here for everyone to enjoy. I personally have found most of the games I use with dosbox on Abandonia. That's another thing, everything you need to play the games abandonia has, is provided to you courtesy of Abandonia. :D
I love Abandonia for most of these facts along with the review system of critic to public and it's lovely system of showing you what you need to play the game, dosbox and some disc space, or just the os.
Yeah they're facts but they're good reasons to like this site,
I love old games
I love Abandonia
Happy 12th Birthday :D
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Old 21-06-2011, 04:45 PM   #9
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pruned version:

Im a masochist whos tries a gazzilion times to finally hit that vizier with that blue fireball.
I laugh my ass off while battling a boobed version of arnoid...finishing it with a banana.
I like killing kitties and rebels in space.
And finally: I love to be a stoned rabbit.

original is too long ...so consider it a legacy code .
Because Im a stuck up retard (more than appropriate in this case) who wont let go of the old games.
Im a masochist whos going to try a gazzilion times to finally hit that bastard vizier with that blue fireball.
I sacrifice as many soldiers as necessary to show them what "cannon fodder" means.
I laugh my ass off while battling a boobed version of arnoid the annihilator...finishing it with a banana.
I love getting ridiculous amounts of money for getting that damned coal from the mine to the power plant with my long haul train.
I like killing kitties and rebels in space.
I love insult sword fighting (preferably a naval one).
And finally: I love to be a stoned rabbit.

Thats what abandonia offers me...so why the heck would anyone look puzzled as to why I love it?

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Old 21-06-2011, 04:48 PM   #10
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I love both Abandonia and retro-gaming because I can relive the part of my past I could have never really experienced, I can interact with true and original innovation, and because I can participate in a unique community of people who are united by their love (or like) of retro-gaming!

Also, outside of my 50 words, I'd just like to say I've really enjoyed working on the Abandonia staff as a Game Request Specialist (I prefer "Game Request Hunter" ). My job, as well as the other Game Request Specialists, helps to ensure Abandonia doesn't have games which violate Abandonia's Definition of Abandonware - a very stringent definition when compared to other abandonware websites, which is one of the many reasons I love Abandonia!

Happy 12th Birthday, Abandonia!
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Your gameplay experience is meaningless without manuals.

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