Remember Gravitronix? Of course you do. It was that game that was announced waaaaaay back in the mists of time - in fact it was one of the first WiiWare games to be confirmed.
Its development was an especially long and protracted one, and sadly when the game finally became available last year, it hardly set the world alight.
In fact, our very own Phil was so shocked with the terrible quality of the game that he was moved to comment: "We cannot recommend this shabby excuse of a game to you in good conscience."
However, developer Medaverse Studios is understandably keen to keep the Gravitronix in the public eye and has announced a "Beat Us At Our Own Game" tournament, with a $1,000 grand prize.
Lead Designer Jesse Lowther was the man to deliver the news:
While working on Gravitronix™ for WiiWare™, I was the primary play-tester for the game and thus became quite good at it. So good, in fact, that I never found a player who could beat me at Gravitronix.
I've decided that I'm going to find that player, and I'm going to make the search interesting. Recently, we held a local Gravitronix tournament and it was an absolute blast. So we're going to be holding another tournament at our booth at this year's Penny Arcade Expo East, happening in Boston, MA on March 26th-28th.
The winner of this tournament will go best 2 out of 3 rounds against me. Should they win, they will earn my blessing as the best Gravitronix player in the world, and $1,000 cold, hard cash. Hope to see you there.
So - did anyone other than Jesse actually play the game long enough to be considered a pro at it?
As always, let us know in the comments field if you're looking to take Medaverse up on this unique challenge.