The Proud Mammal “Name our Platypus” Giveaway!

Big news coming out of Proud Mammal this week. We’ve got ourselves a new addition to the family. Meet our new mascot (Thanks Sentry_Storm)! You may have already seen it in other sections of this site, or on our social media, but there’s one thing missing. He (or she, we’re not prejudice) doesn’t have a name.


Ben and I were discussing our favorite names for the plucky platypus you see before you. Duckbill Phil, Tim Johnson, Puck and Atticus were some of our ideas, but we ended up not being able to decide. That’s where you come in. We’re holding a contest for YOU to name our Platypus! Come up with the best name, or the worst names possible! If more than one person enters the same name, only the first to write it down will have a claim on it. We love silly and stupid, but really, all it has to do is ring true… and don’t get all uptight when you lose, Ben and I are picking the winner, and we’re what you call a Bias. Tweet your suggestions to @Proud_Mammal with the hashtag #nameourplatypus between February 3rd and February 17th, and feel free to enter as many times as you like. The winner will get a fresh, hot out of the oven, copy of ACHTUNG! mailed to them… FOR FREE! (see the bottom of this post for all the legal mumbojumbo)

*edit* We’ve had enough people commenting on their dislike of twitter to compel us to add a second contest entry location. From now on, you will be able to comment here on the Proud Mammal Chronicle, and as long as you have an email associated with your user name, we’ll be happy to add you to our list of entrants. *edit end*

And speaking of ACHTUNG! Allow me to present the sleek and sexy ACHTUNG! Second Edition that’s up for grabs in this contest. It’s got a brand new Filibuster system to keep those games smooth and on point, it has a revised rule system to boost the fun quotient, and the cherry on the top, we fixd a few speling erorrs that ended up really annoying me! If you liked the idea of the game before and didn’t buy it, well now you’ll love the idea! If you already own a copy of ACHTUNG! First Edition? Well lock that in an airtight safe right this instant, because it’s just became an impossible to find collectors piece!


With Tomatoes for Scale!

With Tomatoes for Scale!

Want to learn more about the prize for the contest? Here’s a short video explaining the gameplay.

Contest Rules after the jump.

Contest Rules

  1. Description. No purchase necessary to enter. All times mentioned hereafter are Eastern Time. The Proud Mammal “Name our Platypus” giveaway will begin at 12:00 PM on Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 and continue until 12:01 PM on Tuesday, February 17th, 2015. The Contest is being held by Proud Mammal Games and the prize will be shipped via The US Postal Service.
  2. How to Enter. Entries are to be submitted via twitter by tweeting your suggestion for the name of the platypus @Proud_Mammal with the hashtag “#nameourplatypus” or by adding a Comment to The Proud Mammal Chronicle informing us of both your name suggestion and the fact that it is an entrant into the contest. Proud Mammal assumes no responsibility for lost, misdirected, late or early entries, or entries containing incorrect or incomplete information.
  3. Disqualifications. Proud Mammal reserves the right to disqualify anyone from the contest for any reason at their sole discretion. Contestants may enter the contest as many times as they like, but Spam will not be tolerated. Entries obviously made by bots or other automated means will be disqualified.
  4. Eligibility. The contest is open to all residents of the US and Canada.
  5. Winner Selection. Winners will be selected the day after the contest closes.
  6. Winner Notification. When your name suggestion is chosen as the winner, notification will be sent to the twitter account used to enter the contest via a Private Direct Message or via email if you enter on the Proud Mammal Chronicle. Failing to respond with your name and address within 48 hours will forfeit your prize. Several days later, the platypus name along with the screen name of the winner will be posted on twitter, along with our thanks.
  7. Prizes. Grand Prize is one (1) copy of ACHTUNG! Second Edition. Winner will be responsible for any and all federal, state and/or local taxes resulting from acceptance of the prize. The prize will be shipped to be delivered to the name and address provided by the winner. The order will be submitted within one week of receiving the proper information from the winner. Prize winners cannot assign or transfer the prize to another person. No cash or prize substitutions. If the prize cannot be delivered or is unclaimed by the recipient, no prizes will be re-awarded. Other restrictions may apply.
  8. Odds of Winning. The odds of winning are dependent upon the number and quality of entries received.
  9. Conditions of Participation/Release. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these official rules and the decisions of the Sponsors and the Contest Administrator, which shall be final in all respects. Contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. All posts, comments, edits and other materials added to Sponsor’s website or their twitter page as a result of this contest become the sole property of the sponsor and entrants authorize sponsor to use said content in whatever manner it wishes. By participating in this Contest and/or by accepting any prize that they may win, entrants agree to release the Sponsors, their parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, units and divisions and advertising and promotional agencies and prize suppliers; each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees; and each of these companies and individuals’ respective successors, representatives and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any and all actions, claims, injury, loss or damage arising in any manner, directly or indirectly, from participation in this Contest and/or acceptance or use of the prize. The Released Parties shall not be liable for: (i) late, lost, delayed, stolen, misdirected, postage-due, incomplete, unreadable, inaccurate, garbled or unintelligible entries, communications or affidavits, regardless of the method of transmission; (ii) telephone system, telephone or computer hardware, software or other technical or computer malfunctions, lost connections, disconnections, delays or transmission errors; (iii) data corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of entry or other materials; (iv) any injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by the prize or resulting from acceptance, possession or use of a prize, or from participation in the Contest; or (v) any printing, typographical, administrative or technological errors in any materials associated with the Contest. Sponsors disclaim any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participating in, or accessing or downloading information in connection with this Contest, and reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Contest should a virus, bug, computer problem, unauthorized intervention or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control, corrupt the administration, security or proper participation of the Contest. Sponsors may prohibit you from participating in the Contest or winning a prize if, in their sole discretion, they determine you are attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, hacking, deception, or any other unfair participation with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or Sponsor representatives. This Contest will be governed by the internal laws of the State of Ohio. Any and all legal actions or claims arising in connection with this Contest must be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction within Ohio and you hereby submit to jurisdiction in Ohio. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSORS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEY FEES) TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
  10. Privacy Policy. All information provided by the winners of the contest will be used solely for the purposes of this contest and will not be sold or shared with any other entity except as needed to ship the prizes to the intended addressee.
  11. Contact. Contact Proud Mammal for any additional information at their website and through their email

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