Aspyr kicks off Otto Matic Sci Fi B Movie Quiz

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With Otto Matic now at Gold Master status and being readied for production in the next few weeks, game publisher Aspyr Media is trying to drum up interest by sponsoring a new contest. From now until the game ships, the company plans to do a weekly trivia contest that will award lucky winners some goodies.

Otto Matic is the latest 3D action game developed by the same company that brought the world Nanosaur, Bugdom and Cro-Mag Rally, among many other titles. Set in 1957, the game borrows liberally from sci-fi movies of the era. In it, you assume the role of Otto Matic, a heroic robot on a mission to save Earthlings from the clutches of the Giant Brain from Planet X and his evil minions.

Otto Matic

Aspyr explained that Pangea Software founder Brian Greenstone drew his inspiration for Otto Matic from some of the landmark sci-fi movies of the day. His top ten list includes classics and B-movies alike, including:

  • The Day the Earth Stood Still
  • The Blob
  • Buck Rogers
  • The Brain from Planet Aros
  • THEM!
  • Forbidden Planet
  • The Green Slime
  • Attack of the 50ft. Woman
  • Earth vs. the Flying Saucers
  • Killer Klowns from Outer Space
  • In keeping with the theme, Aspyr's contest draws trivia from these works. If you're game, you must submit your answers to all three questions correctly by Friday. The first one to do so each week will get a prize (to be determined). If there's a tie, a tie-breaking question will be answered.

    So here we go. For the first round, the subject is "The Day the Earth Stood Still:"

  • "The Day the Earth Stood Still" was based on which short story?
  • Who was the actor who played Gort, the giant menacing robot, and how tall was he?
  • What color was the UFO?
  • Send your answers to the questions to by this Friday; one submission per e-mail address.

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