Welcome to the 2010 Summer E Games!

Every year we pull together a mix of fun games and events for our community to compete in for gold, silver and bronze badges. From quizzes to flash games to artistic contests, there is something for everyone to enjoy. This year, we even took ideas from our community members top create brand new events for this yearís Games. Please keep reading to see how you can participate and once again, welcome to the 2010 Summer E Games!

How to Participate

In order to participate in the 2010 Summer E Games, you must first become a member of the The Escapist so you can post in the forums and we can track you in the events. To become a registered member of The Escapist. start by clicking here, or Login with Facebook. Once that is accomplished, please click on the "Profile" link at the top of the page and update your information, including the country you are currently residing. You can even add a picture for your avatar in the forums!

Some events, much like the Flash Game Playoffs, will require you to update specific sections of your profile, so please read the rules of each event to make sure you have entered properly.

The Events

In this yearís Games, we have brought back some of our old favorite events, as well as added brand new ones. To visit any of the event pages, please click on the appropriate tab to the left. All events have different timelines and rules, so please visit all of them. You may choose to participate in as few or as many as you wish. A handful of the events also have a Community Vote attached to them, so if you donít feel like participating in the competition, please feel free to participate in rooting on your favorite entries when the voting opens.

Due to there being so many events taking place over the next two weeks, we advise you bookmark this page for quick access to the "Timeline of Events" page and the Forums. The "Timeline of Events" page will be updated daily, as well as list when particular submissions are due.

The Badges and Points

As you notice, there are 3 tabs above: "Medalists," "Player Rankings" and "National Rankings." These coincide directly with the Gold, Silver and Bronze badges that can be won at the end of each event. As in the Olympics, each badge has a designated point total: Gold = 9, Silver = 6, Bronze = 3, Honorary = 1. These points are all totaled up at the end so a clear 1st, 2nd and 3rd place overall winners can be announced, as well as the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place countries. These are being constantly updated, so keep an eye on those pages to see what everyone that is participating ranks. Once again, these rankings are for fun only and the winners are awarded only bragging rights.