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The Tharsis contest has drawn to a close

Dant Rambo

Posted on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 5:13pm

Hey, remember that Tharsis contest we announced back in January? The one where we asked people to submit funny Tharsis images of their own creation? Well it was a thing and it happened, regardless of whether you remember it or not. 

We gave people total freedom to make any kind of image they wanted, which led to us receiving a nice variety of submissions. The one thing they all had in common, however, was goodness.

This, of course, made choosing a winner really hard.

After mulling it over for several days and nights, we finally managed to choose the winning submissions. Are you ready for this?

The winners are…


That’s right. Everyone who submitted an image will be taking home a Tharsis mission patch. The only way to lose was by not playing at all!

With that addressed, it’s time to bask in the glory of all the submissions we received:



 Tommy Hetrick


Dave Beaudoin


Dr. Civilization



Grant Fleming


Jake Sauppe






 Joshua Romano


John Kemp


 Christopher Swartz


Jorge Bocanegra


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This week is filled with announcements!

Dant Rambo

Posted on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 11:01am

Hey everyone!

Although we’ve been pretty proactive about announcing all our upcoming stuff on Twitter and Facebook, I thought it might be a good idea to write everything up in a blog post. There’s just too much going on right now and having it all in one place seems like a good idea.

Let’s start with Tharsis. Many of you have been asking us when the “Missions” mode would be coming. A fair question, to be sure, and I’m excited to say that it’s coming to Steam this Friday! There will be five missions at first, with the plan to add more as time goes on. We hope you like it!

And then there’s Shutshimi, a game that could not be any more different from Tharsis. It’s been out on PS4, Vita and Steam since August, and now it’s making its way to Wii U! Better yet, it’s arriving there tomorrow (2/4)!

If you didn’t know, Shutshimi was developed by an awesome studio called Neon Deity Games. They make really great games (as evidenced by Shutshimi) and we’re honored they let us publish one of them!

We have another announcement to make, but unfortunately it will have to wait until tomorrow! I’ll say this about it, though: it’s something people have been asking us about for a long time. Stay tuned!


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Make a funny image about Tharsis and (maybe) win a physical mission patch!

Dant Rambo

Posted on Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 3:42pm

Hey folks!

The launch of Tharsis has been a really crazy time for us, and I mean that in the best way possible. While it may not be everyone’s cup of tea, the people who enjoy it seem to really enjoy it. This enjoyment has led to:

  • Streams that last 5+ hours
  • A ton of positive tweets
  • People defending us in the comments section of negative reviews
  • Some of the nicest emails we’ve ever received
  • The creation of some really funny images (or “memes,” if you prefer)

We’d love to talk about all of these things (if only to stroke our own egos), but we’re going to just talk about that last bullet point for now. It’s been amazing to see all of the goofy pictures people have made about Tharsis, and we’d love to see even more of them. Although we could just politely ask for them on Twitter, we thought we’d do something a little more fun for everyone. That’s why we’ve gone ahead and devised a contest, which is maybe going to be the most lax contest ever held. The rules are as follows:

  • Create a funny image and send it to contests@totallychoice.com
  • If we deem it to be one of the funniest, we’ll send you a physical Tharsis mission patch
  • Make sure you send it by 9PM PST on January 29, 2016

That’s it. That’s all there is to it. A select batch of people will receive a rad patch (which cannot be purchased anywhere), and everyone who enters will have their image shared on our site.

There aren’t any guidelines in terms of structure or content. If you want to make it meme-like, you can totally do that. If you’d rather do something different, that’s fine as well. The sky’s the limit!

Here are some examples to get you started:

Courtesy of Sputnik on Steam

For some reason people who watch Tharsis streams think Allison deserves to be cannibalized

Good luck!


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