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29th September 2016
Competition: Win a Copy of Quantum Break Zero State by Cam Rogers [Physical or Kindle Edition] / ENDED

Update (3/10/2016): Thank you to everyone who entered and shared the competition. The winner is @Ghostintheglass for his "Max Payne & Batman" co-op game idea. The combination works really well as they both have a contrasting views on justice and revenge. Plus I loved the idea that the two characters would have a dialogue going with their "internal" monologue. If you didn't win, don't worry, we will have more competitions in the future.

The Collector's Edition and Steam versions of Quantum Break launch today! 

To celebrate we're giving away a copy of Quantum Break: Zero State (RRP £7.99) to one lucky winner. The novel is the latest work by Australian-based writer, Cam Rogers. The book is set in an alternate universe to the game, exploring new junction moments and presenting a different series of events. 

In many ways, the book is a harsher and darker take on the Quantum Break story, with Monarch Solutions having more of a military presence in Riverport compared to the game. The narrative dives deeper into the thought process of many community-favourite characters, with expansions on characters we've only met in passing before. The story is beautifully written with great attention to detail with each event, keeping the reader immersed in the experience. 

The Prize

One (1) winner will get a copy of Quantum Break Zero State. The prize is a physical copy of the book, but if the winner owns a Amazon US Kindle account, they can request to have the book sent to their device instantly instead of receiving the paperback edition. Depends on how soon you would like to read it.

Official Synopsis for Quantum Break: Zero State:
Jack Joyce spent six years trying to escape escape his life, escape time, escape the madness of his brother, Will. But when he finally returns home, it turns out his brother isn't quite so mad. Will has created a time machine, one with the potential to save humanity. War? Preventable. Natural disasters? Stoppable. Except for one tiny problem... his machine will also cause the end of time as we know it. Now Jack has just one chance to turn back time, to fix what was broken, to save the world. 

To learn more about this book, you can read our interview with Cam, here. You can also read the first chapter exclusively at

For this competition there will be one (1) winner. (Don't worry we'll be offering more prizes in future competitions and giveaways. So if you don't win in this competition, there will be more chances!) The winning entry will be chosen by myself based on creativity or weirdness or something I would love to play; the winning answer will be the one which stands out.

The competition will end Sunday 2nd October 2016 at 23:59 GMT, to allow fans to get their entries in throughout the weekend.

How To Enter:

To enter, there's a question for you to answer. As Remedy recently announced that they're turning their attention to cooperative gameplay in future titles, this opens up the possibility of local two-player co-op. Using a Remedy protagonist for at least one of the players, who should the other character be?

EXAMPLES: Alan Wake & Cthulhu (in which they wear matching tweed jackets), Alan Wake & Jack Joyce, Jack Joyce & Nick Marsters (I would pay good money for that game). The second player can be within Remedy's previous games, a crossover title or a character from a different franchise. Personally, my fingers are crossed for the Paul Serene and Spock crossover where they talk about time being linear until Serene throws a chair.

For this giveaway there is no limit to the amount of entries. To enter, send your answers to one of the three options below:
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    You can send us your answer at alanwake.thesuddenstop (at) gmail (dot) com
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Boring (but important!) Fine Print:

  1. This competition is not sponsored. The prize was purchased by myself a week ago.
  2. No entry limit per person.
  3. This is open worldwide, but restrictions may apply on countries with limits on internet competitions.
  4. Entry is free. 
  5. To enter on Facebook, you must follow The Sudden Stop's page.
  6. To enter on Twitter, you must follow @TheSuddenStop account.
  7. No cash prize alternative will be available.
  8. To request the Kindle version of this book, you must have a Amazon US Kindle account.
  9. A new winner may be picked if the first does not respond to the email after two weeks. Although this is only a last resort after three weeks with reminders and alternative methods of communication e.g. through social media posts.
  10. Competition begins at 29th September 2016 at 15:00 BST (GMT +1) and will end on 2nd October 2016 at 23:59 BST (GMT +1). 
  11. Please note that this is an unofficial competition and is not connected to Remedy, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon or Gmail.
  12. There will be 1 (one) winner who will receive a copy of Quantum Break Zero State. 
  13. Entries collected through Facebook follow the rules stated on 23rd August 2013, HERE.
  14. Entries collected through Twitter follow the rules stated in their Guidelines, HERE


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