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Contest Hollywest: The West Video Contest


Private First Class
Former Team Member
Howdy cowboys and cowgirls,

Once again we are very proud to announce the celebration of a very special day: The birthday of our beloved game The West!
It’s been 8 years now since we opened the gates to the wild wild west for you to explore!
Since then all of you have solved a lot of quests, ridden many miles on your loyal horse, donkey or even on a raptor and helped to build up the Wandercircus. You finished lots of jobs, probably gathered an enormous amount of items, dueled all kinds of villains successfully and even withstood exciting adventures and Fort battles with your allies!
Maybe you also had to recover from serious injuries or you even found a snake in your boots from time to time – but that’s nothing a dedicated player of The West could stop!

So shout out a big yeehaw and mark the 30th of April in your calendars because we prepared a contest for you to start the celebration:

Have you ever dreamed to produce the next blockbuster of the western cinemas? Well, now is your chance!

Celebrating the 8th birthday of The West we would like you to create a video of 30 to 90 seconds about only one topic: The West!

It can be real content, it can be in-game content or you can create an animated film of a western hero finding his fate in the prairie of The West. You could create a silent film, with sound, black-and-white film or colored film but also think about what would fit better to the style of The West!

You could also film your friends, family and pets – everything is possible as long as it fits in our terms and conditions and is related to The West.

The rewards will be:
- 1st place: a unique item + 1500 Nuggets + exclusive title: "Film Director"
- 2nd place: a unique item + 1200 Nuggets + exclusive title: "Film Director"
- 3rd place: a unique item + 1000 Nuggets + exclusive title: "Film Director"
- Market winner: a unique item + 1000 Nuggets + exclusive title: "Film Director"

You are not that skilled in making a movie? No problem! Even if you won't be chosen as one of the winners you will get a little surprise reward!

If it might be the case that you can’t hand in any movie you will still have the possibility in taking part at this contest by voting for the three best videos and the market winner on our forums and social media channels!

Grab a camera and start filming! We are looking forward to your ideas. And don't forget to stay tuned - in the next days a few more surprises are waiting for you to celebrate even more.

Submit your entry by posting here!
Don't forget to add the statement listed in ¶4 of the Terms and Conditions (see the post below).

Your The West Team!
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Private First Class
Former Team Member
Terms & Conditions
  1. The Promoter of the “The West Video Contest” referred to as Contest is InnoGames whose registered office is at Friesenstraße 13, 20097 Hamburg.
  2. The purpose of the Contest is to create a video related to The West.
  3. The Contest is open to all registered The West players referred to as the Entrants except employees of InnoGames, support team and their close relatives and anyone otherwise connected with the company, and organization or judging of the Contest.
  4. To enter the Contest the Entrant is obliged to acknowledge and accept these Terms & Conditions. Confirmation of acceptance will be made by the Entrant by posting a statement together with the Video Entry on the forum page dedicated to theContest.
    I have read and agree to the Terms & Conditions of the “The West Video Contest” and I agree to see my movie published on InnoGames Social Media.
  5. Entry void of statement mentioned in ¶4 will be disqualified and removed from the Contest forum page.
  6. With the T&C agreement statement the Entrant assigns copyright to the Promoter and agrees to the publication of the work in the game, on The West forums and in Social Media.
  7. The Entrant bears full responsibility for the content of the publication and all costs associated with the Entrant’s preparation for the Contest shall be borne by the Entrant.
  8. There is no entry fee, no purchase necessary nor sign up apart from the acknowledgement of these Terms & Conditions on the dedicated forum thread to enter the Contest.
  9. Only one entry will be accepted per person. Multiple entries from the same Entrant will be disqualified.
  10. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
  11. Closing date for entry will be May 31st 2016 at 10 AM CET . After this date no further entries to the Contest will be permitted.
  12. The rules of the Contest and Rewards:
    • Video requirements:
      • The aim of the competition is to create a video on the above topic.
      • Competition participant should send a link to the video published on YouTube.
      • The video has to contain a link to The West (embedded in the video or in the description) and contain search tags containing The West.
      • We accept teams consisting of up to two players as well as individual participants.
      • It is permissible to create computer animation and amateur recordings.
      • The video can last up to 90 seconds and can not be shorter than 30 seconds.
      • The video must contain screenshots of the game or short videos recorded in the game.
      • The Entrant may use all graphical content from The West, and also all material that is provided for the Contest.
      • The video project must be entirely created by the participant
      • Videos can not contain sexual, vulgar, violent or otherwise inappropriate content.
      • The video is not allowed to contain copyrighted material such as music, video or pictures.
      • The Entrant is more than welcome to create his own soundtrack or music for the video.
      • Any other language than English (text, speaker voice) must be subtitled in English.
    • To enter the Contest the Entrant is required to go The West forum with the use of the link and post the video on the forum together with the statement mentioned in ¶4.
    • The Entrants will go through a multi-stage selection process made by the Community and Promoter with the use of The West forum and Social Media. Stages of selection are as follows:
      1. Stage 1: Community voting on The West forum (01.06.2016-04.06.2016). There will be one Winner per market.
      2. Stage 2: Promoter’s selection (till 10.06.2016). Three best films will go to the final stage.
      3. Stage 3: Community voting on the International The West Facebook page (48 hours, starting from 11.06.2016, 15:00 CET).
    • Rewards are as follows:
      1. 1st place: a unique special item + 1500 Nuggets + an exclusive title: "Film Director"
      2. 2nd place: a unique special item + 1200 Nuggets + an exclusive title: "Film Director"
      3. 3rd place: a unique special item + 1000 Nuggets + an exclusive title: "Film Director"
      4. Market winner: a unique special item + 1000 Nuggets + an exclusive title: "Film Director"
      5. All Entrants: small surprise reward.
  13. Rewards are as stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. The Rewards are not transferable to any other person than the Winner. The Rewards are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any reward with another of equivalent value without giving notice.
  14. The Promoter is not responsible for inaccurate rewards details supplied to any Entrant by any third party.
  15. Entrants have to be aware that all market winning videos posted in any other language than English have to be translated (subtitled). Promoter does not take responsibility for the subtitle or mood change made through translation.
  16. The Winner will be notified within 5 days after the final voting. If the Winner cannot be contacted or do not claim the reward within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the reward from the Winner and pick a replacement Winner.
  17. The Promoter will notify the Winner when and how the reward will be delivered.
  18. With T&C acceptance the Winner agrees to the use of his/her player name in any publicity material, as well as their entry. Any personal data relating to the Winner or any other Entrants will be used solely in accordance with current German data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the Entrant’s prior consent.
  19. The Promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these T&C without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the Promoter’s control. In other cases any changes to the Contest will be notified to the Entrants by the Promoter as soon as possible.
  20. The Contest and these Terms & Conditions will be governed by German law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of in Germany.


Private First Class
Former Team Member
Dear community,

The submission phase for the video contest is now over, and unfortunately we did not receive any valid submissions from the Beta community. Because of this, we'll skip the community voting page for the best Beta submission. Of course everyone is allowed to vote in the public vote for the final winner, that will be hosted on Facebook on June 11th.

Kind regards,
Your The West Team


Private First Class
Former Team Member
Congratulations to our winners! We are proud to announce the winners for the Hollywest Video contest!

1st place: https://youtu.be/WjXOhSioeJ8 (from IT)
2nd place: https://youtu.be/cWLRmeXi1B0 (from FR)
3rd place: https://youtu.be/smWq_MbX4C0 (from EN)

The prizes which will be handed out are as follows:

1st place: a Clapperboard + 1500 Nuggets + title: "Film Director"
2nd place: a Clapperboard + 1200 Nuggets + title: "Film Director"
3rd place: a Clapperboard + 1000 Nuggets + title: "Film Director"
Market winner: a Clapperboard + 1000 Nuggets + title: "Film Director" (For markets who unfortunately did not make it into the final top 3)
All Entrants: a Golden Letter.

A special word of thanks for those who participated in the event, not only creating a video but also being involved in the voting!