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2010 Blizzard Global Writing Contest

“You’re called to action once again, to use your wits and strength, to compete for the ultimate prize. Your weapons? They seem to be but a musty tome and quill, but know that their power is far stronger than the armies of the Scourge, far craftier than the zerg Swarm, and far mightier than any demon from the Burning Hells. Ready your tools, scribe, and prepare for combat with the inky beast called fiction!”

PRIZE: Who wins will get to visit Blizzards headquarters, in California. But this isn’t for US residents only, but anyone can write a short story for Blizzard that will be checked by “Blizzard’s very own writers and masters of lore” Sounds like fun!


  • story length should be from 2,500- to 7,500-words
  • must be written in English
  • set in Warcraft, StarCraft, or Diablo
  • due date: August 23, 2010

Prizes in detail:
A. First Place. One (1) qualified entrant will be judged to be the winner of the contest, and will receive one a prize package consisting of a trip to Blizzard headquarters in Southern California that includes round trip coach air fare, two nights lodging, and a meal with Blizzard employees with an estimated value of $1,000.00; and the winner’s choice of one of the following prizes: A Frostmourne™ sword, with an approximate retail value of $429.00; or a Diablo® “OVERTHROWN” barbarian diorama, with an approximate retail value of $299.99.

B. Runner Up Winners. Seven (7) qualified entrants will be judged to be runner-ups of the contest, and will receive prize packages consisting of one (1) Diablo® Archive, Warcraft® Archive, StarCraft ® Archive, and the Warcraft: War of the Ancients Archive, each signed by Chris Metzen, cover artists, and the Blizzard writing staff, with an approximate retail value of $65.85.


Ultimate Guide to Warcraft…

Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal

Warcraft II:  Beyond the Dark Portal is a Real-Time Strategy game, developed by Blizzard North and published by Blizzard Entertainment, which was released in 1996.


Press “enter” during gameplay and input these into the message space.

Password Effect
Glittering Prizes 10000 Gold, 5000 Wood, 5000 Oil
Hatchet 3 Chops for Wood
Valdez 5000 oil
Tigerlily Enable jump to Mission code
It is a good day to die God Mode
You Pitiful Worm Instant loss
Unite the Clans Instant win
Orc1-14/Human1-14 Jump to mission level (choose a number)
Every little thing she does Magic Code
Never a winnner No Victory
Showpath Reveal Map(With Fog)
On Screen Reveal Map(With no Fog)
Disco Special Track
Make it so Speeds up production
Deck me out Upgrade Everything

Sam Raimi to Direct Warcraft Movie!

The imaginative Blizzard, will again plunge into new kind of entertaining form. Bringing to life the most amazing game, with all the characters for example the Death Knight,  the Warlock, the Mages, and the Druid. Who loved to play on the ancient game, Warcraft  will love this new movie.  The legendary characters will come to life on the big screen.

MOVIE Raimi, acclaimed director of the blockbuster Spider-Man series, will bring the forces of the Horde and the Alliance to life in epic live-action film. Charles Roven’s Atlas Entertainment will produce alongside Raimi’s Stars Road Entertainment.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – July 22, 2009 — Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and Legendary Pictures announced today that Sam Raimi has signed on to direct the eagerly-anticipated major motion picture based on Blizzard Entertainment’s award-winning Warcraft® universe. Raimi has, in the course of his career, clearly demonstrated a genius for developing and adapting existing fictional universes for mainstream audiences while staying true to the spirit of the original content.

Raimi directed the Spider-Man trilogy, which has broken box-office records around the world and garnered five Academy Award® nominations. Known for his imaginative film making style, richly drawn characters and offbeat humor, Raimi wrote and directed the cult classic, The Evil Dead and produced 30 Days Of Night. He most recently wrote and directed the supernatural thriller, Drag Me To Hell.

“At its core, Warcraft is a fantastic, action-packed story,” said Raimi. “I am thrilled to work with such a dynamite production team to bring this project to the big screen.”

Charles Roven’s producing talents were recently seen with last summer’s blockbuster The Dark Knight, which grossed in excess of $1 billion, was nominated for eight Academy Awards® and won two. His body of work also includes the widely acclaimed Batman Begins and the sci-fi classic 12 Monkeys. Roven, with Atlas producing partner Alex Gartner, will be producing with Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull, Legendary’s Chief Creative Officer Jon Jashni, Raimi and Raimi’s producing partner Joshua Donen. Raimi’s partner, Robert Tapert, will be an Executive Producer and Blizzard Entertainment’s Senior Vice President of Creative Development, Chris Metzen, a Co-Producer.

“Partnering with Sam Raimi exemplifies Legendary’s mandate of marrying the highest quality intellectual property to world-class filmmakers” said Legendary’s Tull. “Sam’s passion for ‘Warcraft’ is undeniable and we know that he will create an incredible film worthy of Blizzard’s phenomenal franchise. We look forward to collaborating with our partners at Warner Bros. and continuing our successful relationship with Chuck in bringing this rich new world to the screen.”

“Blizzard Entertainment and Legendary Pictures have a shared vision for this film and we searched at length to find the very best director to bring that vision to life,” said Paul Sams, chief operating officer of Blizzard Entertainment. “From our first conversation with Sam, we could tell he was the perfect choice. Sam knows how to simultaneously satisfy the enthusiasts and the mainstream audience that might be experiencing that content for the first time. We’re looking forward to working with him to achieve that here.”

“Blizzard Entertainment’s Warcraft has become a second home for millions of players and Sam’s experience and talent make him the perfect director for this remarkable and action-packed world,” said Atlas’ Roven. “Alex and I are proud to be working with Sam and re-teaming with our friends at Legendary and Warner Bros.”

The film will fall under Legendary Pictures’ co-production and co-financing deal with Warner Bros. “Warcraft is emblematic of the kind of branded, event films for which our studio is best known. We have enjoyed great success with our partners at Legendary, and this is an incredible opportunity for us to work with Sam on a project that is so eagerly anticipated by so many,” said Jeff Robinov, President, Warner Bros. Pictures Group.

Blizzard Entertainment’s Warcraft universe is a rich fantasy setting that revolves around the epic conflict between the opposing forces of the Horde and the Alliance. Since its debut in 1994, Warcraft has developed a loyal following across the globe, with several bestselling, award-winning PC games and a range of popular licensed products including novels, action figures, apparel, comic books, board games, and more. World of Warcraft®, Blizzard Entertainment’s subscription-based massively multiplayer online role-playing game set in the Warcraft universe, is the most popular game of its kind in the world. Its most recent expansion, Wrath of the Lich King™, is the fastest-selling PC game of all time, with more than 2.8 million copies sold in its first 24 hours of availability and more than 4 million in its first month.

Further details about the upcoming Warcraft movie, including cast and targeted release date, will be revealed as development progresses.