The good people at Ambrosia Software have announced a contest around the birthdays of their CEO (at least he used to be), Hector the parrot, and the creator of Ferazel's Wand, Ben Spees. You have to buy a copy of the soon to ship Ferazel's Wand, but the prize is some Ambrosia goodies. According to Ambrosia Software:
January 14 is a very special date for Ambrosia Software, because we have two birthdays! First of all, Ben Spees, creator of our recently released (and soon to be shipping) Ferazel's Wand turns 21. Also, our African Grey Parrot, Hector, becomes 7 years old on that day as well.
Because of this momentous occasion, we're having the Ben and Hector Birthday Bash, and everyone's invited! From January 14 through January 21, our crack data entry specialists will be searching Ferazel's Wand orders for birthday wishes. In return for the best poetry or prose, we'll send a birthday present package containing an Ambrosia shirt and an Ambrosia CD-ROM.
We'll also keep a running tally of who gets more birthday wishes, and if Ben wins, he'll get a present of fruity beverages. If Hector wins, he'll get special parrot treats, and Ben will still get his fruity beverages anyway. (He *is* turning 21, after all!)
To send a birthday greeting, purchase Ferazel's Wand at the following URL, and leave your birthday wishes on the order form, where it asks for "comments":
You can find more information and download links for Ferazel's Wand at the special web site for the game. There are no specific instructions on the ordering page, but you need to add your comments to the order itself to participate in it.