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Progress in the art of love... in the name of science.

Posted by Tastyrice on Apr 14th, 2011

We at French Rice Games like to think we treat our relationship with the community as an actual, well... relationship. So when we get asked questions about pre-orders we like to think of it as something along the the same premise as getting down on one knee and asking you guys to marry us. Pre-orders not only entails the community to trust us enough that we will have a finished product, but it is also inversely has us committed to releasing a full game.


A lot of what it comes down to is all the fluff and free stuff you guys get prior to moving in with us and having to share living expenses. We not only want to prove to you guys that you are worth our time but also prove to ourselves that we are prepared to deliver once we happen pop the question.

So what are the kind of things we plan on doing to win your love? Well we do try and send you cute little texts in form of our weekly news post. Take you out every other week to new places with our bi-weekly updates. And occasionally even send you presents once in a while.

While we were not able to participate in the Potato Sack fun, we did manage to plan for some fun Portal related things. For those following us on Facebook and Twitter, most of you know we were giving away two free copies of Portal. We would like to formally announce the winners of our Portal give-away.

Congratulations to Thelordofpi and Sindriava!


So what's better then two copies of Portal? Giving away a copy of Portal 2! However like most relationships we aren't just giving you gifts for no reason. We want a little action for giving you guys nice things. Help us reach all together 500 Facebook likes and Twitter followers.

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That's adding the amount of Facebook likes and Twitter followers to reach 500 in total. Once we hit 500 watch out for what to re-tweet and what to like and comment. Liking our Facebook status and re-tweeting will increase your chances of winning. So be sure to do both. For those who do not have a Facebook or Twitter account you will automatically be entered just by commenting on this news post.

As for now we hope you enjoy Alpha 5 when it comes out next week.

As always don't forget to follow us on Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, and Blogger. You can now subscribe to our Pixel Pushers Podcast on iTunes!

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ZeroSigma
ZeroSigma Apr 15 2011, 3:12am says:

You guys inspire me, thanks :)

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Metalspy
Metalspy Apr 15 2011, 3:18am says:

*Whinemode* Yay another contest that requires twitter or facebook. How I love social networking. *Whinemode*
Sorry, just had to say it because it makes me sad that I can't participate in contests because of my lack of social networking interests D: :P

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Rat_Fink
Rat_Fink Apr 15 2011, 3:50am replied:

hahaha same here. i just dont get it :S

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Hell_Diguner
Hell_Diguner Apr 15 2011, 4:30am replied:

You know those teens you see on college and high school campuses that are always gossiping to each other? Apply that to the internet, and you have social networking.

Personally, I think you're an idiot (misguided, at best) if you do something that allows total strangers to know personal information about you.

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StoneCrowUK
StoneCrowUK Apr 15 2011, 5:19am replied:

i completely agree :)

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Theon
Theon Apr 15 2011, 5:46pm replied:

Ditto.

I have great hopes for this game, none the less.

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redowner
redowner Apr 15 2011, 5:36am replied:

Vote up /like for all of you :P

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salem5
salem5 Apr 15 2011, 5:31pm replied:

Last time I checked-in in Facebook, I was still in control of what personal information I give away, and to whom.

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Theon
Theon Apr 15 2011, 5:48pm replied:

Hahaha.
>He actually believes that

What do you think Facebook earns money on? -Yes, there are ads, but what makes it such a gold mine is that they can SELL YOUR INFORMATION.

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claytonian
claytonian Apr 15 2011, 7:57pm replied:

Or too paranoid about people seeing your basement? Grow up.

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Tastyrice Author
Tastyrice Apr 15 2011, 6:04am replied:

You guys will all be automatically entered into the contest. For those who do not use twitter or facebook just simply comment on the news post.

As for letting total strangers know personal information about you. Twitter and Facebook is a great tool for dev's and company to easily update and inform those interested in what they do. It drives user activity and interst with any given product and twitter is more of a glorified rss feed then an actual social network.

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garrettcolas
garrettcolas Apr 15 2011, 9:19am replied:

Damn, nice explanation. Good idea letting anyone who posts here also enter in the contest.

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Metalspy
Metalspy Apr 15 2011, 10:15am replied:

Ahh, great way to improve our relationship ;)
But yeah I guess you have a point, although I don't see the point of using facebook and twitter for the people here at ModDB if they are tracking you already anyway.

Anyway, good luck getting your followers or whatever they are called :P

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aerozol
aerozol Apr 15 2011, 9:52am replied:

ModDB is a social network, you guys are talking to total strangers, and I get more info from your public ModDB profile than you can get on me on FB without my permission (eg, none).
Take a second, and think before jumping on the hate-train to irony island.

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garrettcolas
garrettcolas Apr 15 2011, 9:55am replied:

I like your happy kiwi :3

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aerozol
aerozol Apr 15 2011, 9:57am replied:

I like your face (;

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bomblol
bomblol Apr 16 2011, 6:38pm replied:

not everyone who enjoys videogames is an antisocial nerd but it's pretty obvious where the steretype comes from

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Ubris
Ubris Apr 15 2011, 6:41am says:

Hi there! :v

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gtaiiilc
gtaiiilc Apr 15 2011, 9:39am says:

I sont use twitter but I use facebook :D

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fidgetwidget
fidgetwidget Apr 15 2011, 12:18pm says:

Looking forward to Alpha 5 (and a copy of portal 2 would be nice :D)

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LeonSeie
LeonSeie Apr 15 2011, 1:07pm says:

-Must have Portal 2!-

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Tibyon
Tibyon Apr 15 2011, 3:22pm says:

Teehee, great blog post. You guys are awesome.

Unfortunately I'm not into social networking, but I would love to win Portal 2. And I can't wait for Alpha 5.

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explorer13
explorer13 Apr 15 2011, 4:17pm says:

I love you, for allowing us to simply comment here. By the way, is that free copy on Steam or are you going to send it to the winner via another method?

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Tastyrice Author
Tastyrice Apr 16 2011, 4:51pm replied:

It's a steam copy and the winner will be given their copy via email.

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Luigis_#1
Luigis_#1 Apr 15 2011, 4:46pm says:

This game seems cool ;3

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Matt_Bak3r
Matt_Bak3r Apr 15 2011, 5:13pm says:

tracking, should have done this waaay before.

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Specop105
Specop105 Apr 15 2011, 7:22pm says:

Lol you know how to market ;)

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x3nu
x3nu Apr 15 2011, 7:29pm says:

Thanks for not having to have us use Facebook or Twitter ;D

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SolidFake
SolidFake Apr 15 2011, 8:15pm says:

sry, but I do not intend to join facebook

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Zlandael
Zlandael Apr 16 2011, 12:45am says:

I am a victim of social networking and I approve this post! *hands up in the air*

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Wagmance
Wagmance Apr 16 2011, 8:40pm says:

I love your weekly art :3

I didnt think anything could beat Zombie Chicken... but Portal Chicken.. hmmm!
ps: release a calender with a different chicken on each day or or something. you would make gazillions

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PIINPOIINT
PIINPOIINT Apr 17 2011, 10:03pm says:

you should make a game just about the chickens :)

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XicefireX
XicefireX Apr 22 2011, 6:18pm says:

Portal 2! do want (and alpha 5)

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