Monday, 21 November 2011

A Dragonborn enters the realm

Nine months ago, game developer Bethesda Softworks launched a light hearted challenge/contest through their blog. To coincide with the launch of their highly anticipated game Skyrim, if you name your newborn on 11/11/11 "Dovahkiin", they will entitle you to their games for life.
The name is the same as the protagonist Skyrim meaning "dragonborn".  This single post launched a huge discussion on the name, the game and of course the love for the studio.  Many in the community thought over how it could be possible.
When you think about it, this is a ridiculous challenge to achieve.  Even though they gave you the ideal time to conceive the child (February 18, the day they posted the contest) there are just too many factors involved.  You need a willing partner of course, he/she/you must be fertile at that time and must make it to the destined day.
Now that it is all past, who rose to the occasion?  Megan and Eric Kellermeyer completed the quest and gained Bethesda games for life.  Megan gave birth to Dovahkiin Tom Kellermeyer November 11, 2011 at 6:08 pm PST.
This is what I love about social media, we are able to have these types of discussions and truly connect with the community.  Congratulations to Megan and Eric Kellermeyer, I am jealous.

What do you think about the name "Dovahkiin"?

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