You Are Games:
Hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle, the cow tried to write a haiku! But the meter was off, and the farmer did scoff, so we turn the task over to you!
...Is not quite what we're after with this week's You Are Games challenge. But it's close! You might have noticed in a recent Mobile Monday feature that John wrote a review of Cow Trouble. We were able to snag a few extra copies of the game that we wanted to give away, but we struggled to come up with the perfect contest to determine a winner. We thought about hosting a milking contest, or possibly a cheese cube stacking competition. But then we thought to ourselves... HaikCows.
What is a HaikCow, you ask? It's an ancient Japanese form of poetry about cows using a three-line structure of five syllables, seven syllables, and five syllables. After the HaikCow is written, the author is rewarded with a serving of Kobe beef. Or, it's a terrible pun we've produced as the grounds for a competition. In either case, grab your syllable-counting gloves and prepare for your mission!
We have five copies of Cow Trouble that we want to give away. For a shot at a copy, write a HaikCow and post it as a comment below using your Casual Gameplay account. Remember to stick to the proper HaikCow format (5-7-5 syllable scheme, written about cows or some aspect of bovine life), and wow us with your creative juices. Make it funny and original, and you could win some Cow Trouble on your iDevice!
We've got just a few more rules for you to keep in mind: Please keep your entries appropriate for all ages and obscenity free. Multiple entries are allowed, but we can only offer one prize per person. Plus, some other legal bits:
- All entries submitted become the property of Casual Gameplay.
- You must be at least 13 years of age to enter.
- Void where prohibited.
Your deadline for submitting entries is Tuesday, April 5th at 11:59 PM (GMT-5:00). We'll be picking our favorites and sending out copies of Cow Trouble shortly after that.
Best of luck to you,
Intrepid HaikCow writers.
Can you win our prize?
We have our winners!
Thanks to all who wrote HaikCows,
And congrats for these:
A cattle battle!
Bulls have a beef with the cows
And the steaks are high.
In heaven the cows
Will eat burgers out of you.
(It's not your heaven.)
Cows are poetic
Their ballads are soothing, but
What was the farmer
Who discovered how to milk
Doing to that cow?
Cows aren't waiters
In the restaurant of life
They despise tippers.