Well, we had a great time at Worldcon. We did not win the Hugo, but we met lots of great people, had two wonderful panels on Japanese and cross-cultural science fiction, and made novelist N.K. Jemisin jump up and down and glee by presenting her with a copy of ICO: Castle in the Mist by Miyuki Miyabe.
The new hotness.
And now it’s your turn to jump up and down! We’re giving away four copies of ICO, to the readers with the best answer to this question:
What makes ICO such a great videogame anyway. Describe why it stands out from the pack to someone not familiar with modern gaming.
Of course, we’ll take answers in English, Spanish, German, Japanese, Greek, or French. You have till Friday at noon, Pacific, to post your answer as a comment to this blog post. Then we will select four winners and send those free copies out immediately. You don’t need to be in the US to play—we ship everywhere!