If you listened to our most recent episode, you might have noticed that I teased a prize that might be connected to listener submissions for the 2010 IMmies.  We’ll discuss that in detail in the next episode, but since that won’t be recorded for a few more days, we wanted to get this information out there so that everybody has a chance to enter if they want.

What Are the IMmies?

To some extent this is self-explanatory, right?  Every year we do a “Best Of” round-up episode where we talk about our favorite PC games of the year.  We don’t actually name awards or anything (or at least we haven’t before), we just want to recognize the year’s great experiences.

What’s This Giveaway All About, Then?

Obviously we want to know what YOUR favorite PC games of 2010 were, both to get a sense for what the community liked this year and to make sure we don’t miss any.  But we’re not going to give you a game you already played, so here’s how it’s going to go down:  one of you will win the chance to give a favorite 2010 game to somebody else on our dime.   You get to spread the love of a great game and we put a little more cash in that developer’s pockets.  It’s all very Christmas-y.

(Disclaimer:  Depending on the game and how it’s available, there are several ways this could work. We might gift the game of your choice to the recipient of your choice, if on Steam.  Or we might buy and ship them a box.  Or some other arrangement.  We’ll work it out.)

How Do I Enter?You send an e-mail to podcast@immortalmachines.com with your Name and your Submissions, of course!  If you’re also a Colony of Gamers member, include us your forum name over there, as well.  (And if you’re not a CoG member, this would be a great time to become one!)  Tell us which games earned your favor this year and why (briefly please!), if you feel like explaining.  You can name as many games as you like, contest entries are one per person.  You can choose to specify the game you’d like to enter to give away if you want, but it’s not required.  It will have to be one of the games you named, though.

How Long Do I Have?

We’re not sure yet exactly when we’ll record the IMmies episode, but it’s sure to be after Christmas, so let’s just make that the deadline.  You have until the end of December 25th to submit your entries.

Discussion in the thread over on Colony of Gamers is welcome, but will not constitute an entry.

Good luck!