Contesque 2 Official Rules:
  1. Open to everyone, worldwide. Yay!

  2. Submissions should be emailed to PDLC1 [at], subject line "Contesque 2 Submission", and should contain the numbers of the 7 references the individual submitting believes to be references which do not appear in N+ PDLC1 level names.

  3. We may give free copies of N+ plus an N+ button and an N+ sticker to three individuals who, of their 7 guesses, have the most correct. The most successful may also receive an N+ ninja tshirt donated by Klei. Right on!

  4. One entry per person. Duplicates will disqualify entrants, so please be careful.

  5. Contesque closes on September 10, 2008 at 9am EST. The "winners" will be posted on Metanet's blog, and contacted by email.
Contesque 2 FAQ:
  1. What is the deal with N and N+ XBLA level names, anyway?

  2. Basically, we like a lot of things, and this was a way of communicating that.

    Level names are composed of in-jokes, pop culture references to shows, books, movies, music and art we love or love to satirize, bad puns, wordplay in general, level completion tips and random silliness.

    It's our way of adding a little spice to a potentially boring/uninteresting part of the game.

  3. Why are you giving away copies of the game, and not the new level pack you're promoting?

  4. We asked about what it would take to get codes for free copies of the new level packs, but Microsoft's system is not set up to do that, so it would require a substantial initial fee plus a per-code cost which meant it could cost up to 20 times the actual cost of the level packs to give them away, which we felt was ludicrous.

    Instead, we're hoping winners will take this opportunity to share N+ if you already have it -- why not give your copy to a friend? They'll probably want to kill you after they become completely addicted :) Everybody wins!

  5. Contesque?

  6. Yeah, contesque! It means "Contest-esque", and is used to describe the contest-like-events we have here at Metanet. Wordplay is one of our closest friends ;)

  7. Are you planning more contests -- er, contesques?

  8. Oh yes, as many as we can. Keep watching our blog for more!

  9. Where can I get my own awesome N+ buttons and stickers?

  10. Right here, at the Metanet handmade merch shop on Etsy: