In an effort to raise awareness for the upcoming launch of Stronghold 3, 7sixty and Firefly Studios are giving people the chance to become the envy of their friends in a unique contest that takes its inspiration from the extremely popular music in the castle building series. The team behind the forthcoming videogame want people to send in footage of them playing ‘air lute’ – it’s a bit like air guitar but more medieval – to one of Stronghold’s most popular tunes: Castle Jam.
Taking part in this contest could not be simpler. First head over to the official Stronghold 3 Facebook page, www.facebook.com/stronghold3, and check out the Minstrel King app. Next, download the Castle Jam track and then get creative by filming yourself playing air lute to the song – perhaps you could even bribe your friends to take part. Once you are happy that you have accurately captured the spirit of a medieval minstrel, upload your video to YouTube and then follow the instructions on Facebook to enter your masterpiece.
Then it is time to encourage your friends and family to vote for your video, so you can scale through the ranks of lute players the world over. When the competition ends on 1st November 2011, the ten best Minstrel Kings will receive a copy of Stronghold 3, a miniature replica trebuchet, a unique T-shirt and, of course, the respect of everyone around you.
Stronghold 3 is currently set to launch on 25th October 2011, exclusively on PC. Electronic Theatre will keep you updated with all the latest details on Stronghold 3, and other forthcoming releases from 7sixty.