Beat This Indie Reflex Game, Win US$10,000

It unlocks in the next couple of hours and it’s got one, big, meaty hook. US$10,000.

That money could be transferred to your PayPal account. You just have to beat 60 challenges. Easy, right?

It’s called Zero Reflex, and it’s a game available on mobiles and Steam that unlocks in the next couple of hours. It’s basically a bullet-hell game, except you’re just tasked with evading the bullets and various projectiles that come flying in for as long as possible.

“Zero Reflex is a psychedelic evader which tests both your dexterity and your nerves in a fast-paced punishing environment that keeps pushing your limits. Zero Reflex puts 60 challenges in front of you. You have no save points and no excuses,” the description shouts.

The trailer communicates precisely what we’re dealing with, especially the basis for the whole “psychedelic” tag.

Throwing up US$10,000 is really the main appeal of this, however. I’m sure the developers know most people — press included — probably wouldn’t take notice if something flashy wasn’t on offer. Naturally, putting up prizes like that means there has to be a set of terms and conditions.

The T&C’s only state that “you must be a resident of countries in which it is legal to organize such contest and win prizes based on such contests,” meaning that Australians should be eligible. There is another note that “additional eligibility requirements” could apply to “a specific Contest”, however. “A valid passport, visas and/or driver’s licence will be required if the Contest prize includes travel outside the United Kingdom and/or car hire,” clause 7 states.

Here’s the part dictating how you win the US$10,000 though:

The first global player to finish the game in all its 60 challenges without cheating or hacking will be given the option to contact Adminde. Each entry of a finished game will be examined by Adminde. When Adminde establishes that the entry of a finished game was achieved without any cheating or hacking the winner will be announced and contacted.

The game’s available for free on mobiles right now; we won’t know whether that’s the case on Steam until it unlocks. The T&C’s are the same on mobiles as well, although I couldn’t see any other information about what the contests in particular might be. (That might not pop up until the Steam version of the game is available, since the platform is listed in the T&C’s.

Either way, there are plenty of people out there who like contests and like testing their reflexes. So why not give this a go? Would certainly make the daily commute go a little faster.

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