We are in the midst of a full-blown tournament here at Demiurge! Nine contestants have committed to beating the virtual crap out of each other every day at lunch until a winner is named.
Here are the deets:
The Game: King of Fighters XIII
Match Setup: Best of 3
Tournament: Double Elimination
The First Place winner will be awarded a free lunch purchased by Jeremy, the tourney’s creator, who is also a contestant. The Second Place winner (i.e. the Loser) will wear the Horse Head Mask of Shame (pictured above).
That’s right – we bought a somewhat disturbing rubber horse head mask. It is currently sitting at the main lunch table as a constant reminder of what is truly at stake here. Side note: it smells funny. Also, the First Prize lunch may or may not be ramen noodles; we’re not clear on that yet.
It’s worth noting that none of us have ever played King of Fighters XIII. At noon today, engineers, designers, producers and QA testers were pouring over the game manual trying to get their bearings. This means the winner will not only be demonstrating his ability to play KoF, but will be showing the studio (and you folks, our readers) just how quickly he is able to master a game.
So! Stay tuned! We’ll keep you posted here and on Twitter.