Last Updated: May 6th, 2012

Okay, so maybe you didn't win a Prime in any of our other giveaways. Well, guess what? Here's another chance!

So, what's the occasion? Only the release of one of the best games ever come to Android: The Dark Meadow: The Pact. I'm completely obsessed with this game right now - it's incredible. Don't believe me? Check out my review.

Since NVIDIA and Phosphor Games (the creator of The Dark Meadow) are just as excited about this game as we are, they decided to give us a Prime and dock to give away to one lucky reader, along with a $25 AMEX gift card to go towards purchases in the Play Store (like more gold or sun coins for TDM).

This contest is now over. Here is our winner, selected at random:
  • Johnnyone56 from Amsterdam - his email bounced, moving on to the next guy
  • Jeff Packard from Kansas

Congratulations - you will be contacted for your information in the near future!

Everyone else - keep participating and stay tuned to Android Police so that you don't miss our upcoming giveaway announcements. You can follow AP on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and RSS.

Phosphor Games and The Dark Meadow


So, what's this Dark Meadow thing I keep babbling about? It's an ultra-creepy action horror game from Phosphor Games that just landed in the Play Store today. Here's the gist of it: you wake up in an abandoned, dilapidated hospital with no idea of how you got there.

What's more, is that this particular hospital seems to a breeding ground to some pretty terrifying... things. Armed only with a crossbow and a shiv of sorts, you have make your way through this terrifying endeavor to figure out how to get out.

The Tegra Zone


Thanks to NVIDIA's quad-core Tegra 3 '4-plus-1' superchip (four regular cores, one battery-saving ninja core), Phosphor was able to add textures and elements into The Dark Meadow that aren't available in other versions of the game (*cough* iOS *cough*), and it looks fantastic.

Since Tegra-optimized games often offer a better experience over their non-Tegra siblings, NVIDIA put together a nice way to find them all in one place: enter the Tegra Zone.

The Tegra Zone is a site and companion app that makes it easy to find Tegra-optimized games and apps for your device. This is where you'll find The Dark Meadow, along with other favorites like Shadowgun THD and Siegecraft THD.  Make no mistake, though - this isn't another appstore, simply a place to find awesome Tegra-optimized content.

What You Get


I see you there, reading this section - like you don't already know what you get if you win. I mean, honestly, if you didn't see it in the title of the post, would you have clicked? I didn't think so.

It's okay, though - I'll humor you: if you win, you get a 32GB Amethyst Gray ASUS Transformer Prime with dock and a $25 pre-paid AMEX card for use in the Play Store (act surprised or it ruins the fun)!

I'm sure you already have the Prime's specs memorizes, but just in case you don't, here they are:

  • 10.1-inch 1280x800 Super IPS display
  • Quad-core Tegra 3 4-plus-1 processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 32GB built-in storage
  • 8MP rear shooter, 1.2MP front camera
  • Android 4.0

And of course, let's not forget about the dock. It basically turns the tablet into an Android-powered netbook and gives it some extra juice.

How to Win


Did you watch the video up there? If not, then go do that now. If you did, good for you. Keep reading.

To enter, simply drop us a line in the comments telling us what from the teaser video makes you the most excited for The Dark Meadow. That's it!

The contest begins immediately and will run until Tuesday, May 1st at 11:59 PM PST, after which the winner will be chosen at random and notified soon thereafter.

This contest is available globally.

Good luck!


2012-04-25 21.47.24

For everyone out there who can't get enough Dark Meadow in their lives, here are a couple of wallpapers for your tablet:

DarkMeadow-1408_2 DarkMeadow-1408a


Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Jt_royale

    graphics are amazing! love to play it and win the transformer prime.

  • Deepu Mukundan

    Creepy story line and creatures make this game a winner. The flowing blood (or whatever dark goo) looks so awesome...now gimme the autobot :)

  • http://ntang.tumblr.com/ Nicholas Tang

    It looks pretty amazing - having something I can show off to all of my ios using friends - and have fun playing at the same time - would be an awfully nice perk.  Not to mention having a table to show it off on.  ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003364146861 Elenka Mikhailova


  • Ryan

    The graphic is just simply awesome. Never thought it would be possible on a tablet....

  • Kenny4Y

    A game with crisp graphics and the creepiness powered by the Tegra 3 will be freaky awesome!

  • Rohan

    The Atmosphere created here is awesome and the game looks Badass. It's gonna be a scary, tablet-dropping experience- that's for sure !

  • Janmichaelgomez

    what i liked the best from watching this video is the fact i get a chance to win a prime to play it

  • Nina Janke

    It makes me want to find out what else is in this game

  • Игор Семёнов

    It's just great

  • http://twitter.com/dgmyria Dmytro Gmyria

    enjoy this devays and especially the decision of docking station, which peretporyuye planshetv laptop and vice versa

  • andrew yetin

    "what i liked the best from watching this video is the fact i get a chance to win a prime to play it"

    +1! :D

  • http://twitter.com/Mtmakela Marko Mäkelä

    I don't have a tablet yet, so I can't play this awesome game. But if I win in this giveaway, then I can play it !

  • LookedPath

    I very like FPS games if they have a good campaign (i hate C.O.D.) and if is an horror too it is perfect...
    Another thing is that I'm amazed by the ghraphics that are amazing...
    I really like to enjoy it on a Transformer Prime won with you... :D

  • MH Chua

    Good graphics on the amazing nvidia tablets.

  • vsaR1SK


  • psyop

    I like the idea of a crossbow, but in a modern setting.  You don't see that as a primary weapon and, in the right configuration, it could be buckets of fun in this game.

  • Petsasj

    The trailer of this game is simply breathtaking. The time has come that mobile games get close to matching desktop games in most aspects, and The Dark Meadow is just that.

    Amazing work from the developing team.

  • Martial C.

    This game just look gorgeous, and it's an horror FPS, come on, what's not to like in that ?
    It's just the definition of "awesomeness" in a video game.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kgarina Кристина Гарина

    Nanana wanna asus transformer)

  • Alan

    Looking forward to having the crap scared out of me! Fun fun fun :)

  • Robert

    just from the trailer narration i can tell the story will be creepy and intriguing. The graphics look amazing aswell. 

  • Guest

    Lighting the game is impressive.

  • Sumit Bhasin

    The graphics are sweeeeet!

  • http://www.facebook.com/hscmrf Irina Kozhadey

    The graphics is cool!

  • Daniel Yeun

    announcement is very soon...!! I can't wait!!

  • http://twitter.com/florin_08 florin

    The graphics are freakin' awesome!

  • Romansavchuk1991

    Good Game, beautiful graphics

  • http://augwish.tumblr.com Wisnu Hadibrata

    Wow, can not believe at the stunning graphics.
    I just hope I can get the prime so that I can play this awesome game :D

  • Denku78

     The graphics is awesome. Very beautifully the project looks. The interesting subject campaign which is not conceding on quality to console games

  • Grzegorz Łukasz Janik

    The narrator is great but what excites me more is a fact that a few years ago my PC couldn't render such graphics!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Юлия-Макаришина/100001520246698 Юлия Макаришина

    Excellent graphics and an intriguing start.

  • http://www.facebook.com/aleksandr.hilinichenko Александр Хилиниченко

    Monsters are afraid of, be sure to play with.

  • Kaupo Pild

    Graphics looks good, and the good part is that the game is so scary that you will not play it on your own, alone, in the dark.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JTKGL7QBBV2TSZHUJGWXEVKOJM Kevin K

    The graphics are amazing! 

  • Xiaobid

    I like the graphics :)

  • ashutosh pawar

    Wow! this is amazing... great graphics, I hope I get to play it on the transformer. Really great!

  • zurcaled11

    I can't wait to play a game that actually shows off my quad cores. The glowball game doesn't work anymore. And I love a suspenseful game!

  • http://www.facebook.com/gicos Giuseppe Cosentino

    The graphic is just simply awesome.

  • jlmunoz

    can't hardly wait....

  • sammy richard

    Well situated for 3D graphics.. Smooth running with Tegra 3 and stunning realistic graphics.... Sounds like a real deal... :)

  • Kachaniwsky

    Loving the graphic quality in this game.  Really excited for more and more games to be of this caliber!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alex-Shipin/100003735291824 Alex Shipin

    storyline seems to be entertaining.

  • Elpuchungo

    I'm going to need a box of depends to play that game.

  • Yaroslav Lawyer


  • http://www.mikestenger.com Mike Stenger

    The monsters look really cool!

  • Kiran Tambe


  • omullins

    Looks sick for a game on a mobile platform!

  • Jason

    The game is awesome. I just had my old prime stolen yesterday and it would be amazing if i got this. I know you dont just pick a comment cause they ask but if you did i vould really use it. Please pick me..i cant afford to chalk out cash to buy a new one.

  • http://mreaston.myopenid.com/ Chris

    This trailer reminds me of House of the Dead from Sega in arcades of old which looks like a lot of fun! The graphics are on par or potentially better than the arcade shooter which is pretty amazing for a portable device.

  • Jeff Coleman

    I love the narration. I hope that's not just in the trailer, but the full game has more of the same.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/CA-Nikhil-DSouza/651781174 CA Nikhil D’Souza

    What I really enjoyed watching in this video was the quality of graphics .... its just stunning! all this on android. Just goes to show, that the full potential of Android ICS and the Prime coupled with Tegra 3 = Pure Win!!! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gracie-Josephine-DSouza/100003588126454 Gracie Josephine D’Souza

    What I really enjoyed in the video was watching the reflection of the Sun rendered in the game. Its just amazing. Great attention to detail. This truly is a great step forward in Android gaming. Playing this on the Transformer Prime would be a joy.

  • Tech Guy

    The Dark Meadow is one of those games that makes you wonder if you've lost your mind. Paired with Nvidia Tegra graphics on the Transformer Prime gives me goosebumps. This is something I'd love to get my hands on!

  • Edwin van Geelen

    I know, but I'm intrigued by that ghost and the floating chair.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sarmad.rehman19 Sarmad Rehman

    Dark meadow on android is a WIN !!!
    Graphics are amazing and it shows that what Nvidia Tegra is capable off !

  • Bailey Sandlin

    The feeling of horror from game and amazement from graphics is what I can't wait for

  • Ms20422

    The future me says this belongs to me.

  • Another581

    I shall rule the nightmare realm with the force of the Prime.

  • Colyne11

    That would be a great pickers' item 100 years later.

  • Mike Brown

    I LOVED that this is Android Exclusive. its nice to have some things just to ourselves.

    therefore I'd love this tab so I can spend hours teasing my iPad owning mates with it, knowing full well that this is EXCLUSIVE and AWESOME.


  • Kevinelee22

    It reminds me of Amnesia The Dark Descent...Another way to be mentally broken, now portable...great.

  • msnaver

    I fainted just by looking at the title screen.

  • Khngrd

    perfect creepyness :>

  • anothernate

    ...I'm sure this won't be scary. I just gotta keep my eyes closed

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=521853147 Todd Hampton

    Horror games are great.  Horror games on a tablet makes me giddy like a little girl.  Creepy + crossbow with flashlight = win.

  • Alastair blackwood

    I need a good distraction from listening to my teachers go on and on about biology and playing this game on a new prime would be the best!!!

  • daumnet

    Bah this doesn't look scary at all; challenge me by giving it to me. pretty please?

  • Saranghyun

    I can't be bragging about the game until I actually play it...unless you give it to me

  • yahoo581

    Great...now I'll be in nightmares even when I'm awake

  • Michael

    The air of suspense in the video makes Dark Meadow look like a fun game.

  • http://revengeofthepc.com Ethan Madison

    The fact that this is a shooter that doesn't use guns makes me really excited for this game. And winning a Transformer Prime would make me REALLY excited to play it... on the Prime.

  • Jennie Tran

    The setting and the environment in this game look like they'd really set it apart. 

  • Daniellelove3333

    The player stabbed the monster's nuts. That was the most scariest part of all

  • Christinec3c3

    To be honest, the game really doesn't look appealing as it doesn't show any originality that might be the buying-factor. You may convince me by letting me play with the Asus TF201!

  • Tyler Tyvand

    It would have to be graphics for me

  • Peterkenne

    I hope I don't see a clown in this game. That's how you'd tell a bad horror game

  • http://twitter.com/jilkat25 MaB

    I want to know more of the story behind this place... who is this guy asking us to trust him? What happened here? Where did these twisted monstrosities come from?

  • http://twitter.com/jfarmer73 Jason Farmer

    These graphics look great. Plus a horror based FPS. This should be good.

  • John Tyner

    Great tablet and a stunning game!!! Go Prime!

  • lettcco

    love the amazing graphics!

  • anotherlive

    What was all that black goo in the fountain? If it was cranberry juice I sure want that in my nightmare

  • Mstofle

    Moral of this game is, probably for all games in general, that you don't mess with the main character; Whatever it may be -monsters, villains, disasters-, the main character will f*ck them up. There's no argument to that. They will be f*cked.

  • vibhor nizhavan

    i liked the dazzling graphics they made me stunned

  • pie36

    The wonderful graphics make me exited.

  • Sohyunpark20

    My doctor prescribed this game for my sleep disorder. So could you send me that so I could faint while playing it during night?

  • BlackAce15

    The graphics caught my eyes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/aidar.ilijasov Aidar Ilijasov

    Very beautiful drawing. All models, structures, illumination and effects – such picture will envy  Shadowgun,  Modern Combat 3 and, in some aspects, even Infinity Blade.All boxes, doors open almost,  and others – you choose devices, where to you to go that to you to do. Everywhere jewelry and money which be required to you for acquisition of the further regimentals are scatteredAt present this game – best of those "serious" in which I played platform Android. Besides it, game is extremely gluttonous – to discharge the  HTC One X I has managed for 1.5 hours of game, and the last of 15 % he tried to be recharged from computer USB-port

  • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

    Why do we have to pick ONE thing, the whole game is awesome.  I love horror games already (anybody who played all the way through Hexen back in the day had to love horror games).  Awesome prize, would love to see it headed my way, thanks Phosphor Games for putting this out there!

  • Dudau Andrei

    The graphics look incredible. And I'm pretty interested by the story-line, too. I wish to win, so i would have a chance to play THE game. 

  • Dudau Andrei

    The graphics look incredible. And I'm pretty interested by the story-line, too. I wish to win, so i would have a chance to play THE game. 

  • Jenny

    The graphics looks amazing for a tablet...

  • Jenny

    The graphics looks amazing for a tablet...

  • 581aol

    ...I think I need to go to the bathroom now. No, nothing just uh...I shit my pants that's all

  • 581aol

    ...I think I need to go to the bathroom now. No, nothing just uh...I shit my pants that's all

  • gmxanother

    I am a priest, now you need to send me that tablet with a cursed game inside for me to purify. I'm serious.

  • Johnmayfield44

    This is going to bring out the inner me that I always try to hide. diapers needed

  • Jonathanljs

    Stunning scenery, scary monsters - what's not to get excited about!

  • http://twitter.com/YouMustD1e WhoAreYou

    Graphics look amazing

  • Jkernacs

    The fearful atmosphere is like the best horrors!

  • AnettZs

    I will put sown my pc and i will play wit on my tablet all day with awesome good graphics this game... if i win

  • Janoskern

    I have always loved these kind of blood freezing games

  • http://www.facebook.com/cmjkxa Chris-Michael Junichi Kennedy


  • Daniel Yeun

    I will install this right away with TRANSFORMER PRIME!!!

  • Lauri Falkner


  • Austin

    The best part of the video: Abandoned Hospital.  I know I am not alone in saying that abandoned hospitals are creepy. So much strange stuff goes on, doesn't surprise me there are evil monster / zombie/ demon things lurking on one.

  • Tzdietrich

    The game looks really intense and frightening and the combat looks fun.  sounds like a win to me

  • http://www.facebook.com/Webwork Michael Yawn

    There are a lot of reasons to want to play Dark Meadow, not counting winning a tablet of such epic proportions.  The trailer really jolted me into a frenzy when I saw the outdoor footage and the possibilities of the new shaders in portable games.  It's an exciting time to be a techie!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jason-Kehrl/54303073 Jason Kehrl

    The best part of the trailer is the narrator. He really serves to set the mood.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andrey-Kaverin/100003009672794 Andrey Kaverin


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1098933599 Aleksi Markus Murtojärvi

    The most intriguing part of the teaser is simply the graphics. On my old laptop they look so much more wonderful than anything I could play with this piece of s*it...

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KOBEGI5HU7KTAF7S6AWQQ43LW4 Tiger

    I'm looking forward to scaring my family as i scream from the jump scares!

  • Steven Ardra

    Nice lightings 0:11 and 0:29

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1133932332 David Bruno

    OK, my jaw literally dropped while watching that trailer. I've known about the game for sometime now, and it has been sitting on my Appshopper.com wishlist for months, but just can't stand the thought of running a beautifully creepy game like this on such a small iPhone screen. I think the thing that makes me the most excited about Dark Meadow after watching this particular trailer are the environments. Well the environments and that creepy girl in white (see 0:29). I've seen her in other Dark Meadow trailers and want to know more!

    This is definitely one of those games that needs to be played on a tablet-sized screen or larger. I have actually been trying to save up for a Transformer Prime, but it's friggin' tough wile trying to find work in the bay area and keeping your head above water (seriously, where the heck did all of the jobs go). :(

    Anyhow, I really want to break free from the clutches of Apple's awful iOS and get into something that will give me a little more freedom and power to do with what I want. And now that Dark Meadow is on the Android marketplace...I want it so bad I can taste it! It's in my marrow. ( ^_^)

  • TheRealSeanBean

    I LOVE crossbows. I know Yoren said they take too long to reload, but I'll take the bad with the good. 

  • FirefighterMatt56

    The graphics are amazing. 

  • Indizzle

    The graphics - and the potential to pretend an Englishman is narrating my life.

  • sevenwickedreels


  • Thierry Nguyen

    As intriguing as the overall setup and the crossbow are, the thing that excites me most is playing this optimized version on a Tegra device and getting a silky smooth framerate the whole time.

  • Dan

    Showing off how amazing this looks. Anything to showcase how ace Android looks vs the missus' iPad!

  • Ibthesam

    House of the Dead were always my favorite game from my childhood till now !! Happy to see this type of game...no no better & scarier game on Mobile & Tablets !!! Best of Luck guys with your new game !! Hope that The Dark Meadow will be the best Game of the year !! And if I get the chance, I would download it and play it !! But unfortunately I have Galaxy mini :( But Still I will try !! Best of luck guys !! m/

  • Peterbbbbb

    I thought it was a fishing game...no?

  • Hoyter

    Great looking game. I'm ready to try it.

  • Hoyter

    Great looking game. I'm ready to try it.

  • 581live

    It would be a great game if I can actually play it, you know?...haha...well uh...if you know what I mean, can I have it now?...uh...give that to me

  • David

    I would love to replace my iPad if I could with one of these and maybe play some dark meadow...

  • Minpoetry

    I always dreamed of having a nightmare! well sort of.

  • Josh

    The graphics and the atmosphere look awesome!

  • Ricky

    Being frightened and amazed at the same time is simply nerdtastic!

  • Gila2win

    What can I say.... Amazing graphics for tablet....

  • Nadre1990

    I can't wait to fight all these monsters!

  • Sean Arnold

    CROSSBOW + Creepy "companion" = win
    On and the Bad pan leaning against the chair in the opening scene gave me a giggle :)

  • Ffkelsdmq

    Dark Meadow? is this a sightseeing game? I love to play it

  • Dima Aryeh

    The storytelling truly looks amazing. I need more story based games in my life, and it'd be even more perfect on a mobile device!

  • Gonagknsdj

    ...I woke up from a nightmare and turned on my tablet to check the time, and damn lord another nightmare on my tablet even when I'm awake; Horror-ception

  • Eoigjgl33

    I feel pity for those poor creatures; they just wanna give a hug but they all get bitch-slapped

  • CY

    the details of the graphics and sound is simply amazing...

  • Bogdan Răduţă

    The way the story is presented in the trailer, as well as the overall feel and cinematic approach really encourages me to start playing, quite frankly, now!! This game definetely brings a new perspective to mobile platform horror games, at least on our beloved Android!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Артем-Неволько/100001412956176 Артем Неволько

    A roller is certainly short, but interesting.On the face of it a game will turn out keen, intriguing.Graphic arts will do oneself justice because specks of light, maps are neat high-level.But it only on the face of it.It is needed to wait till a game and test it.If this prize was reached me I with pleasure would play in this game and tested it on such wonderful vehicle!

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    Winner posted!

    • Mark Arpon Gjødvad

      How do you contact the winner when their e-mail ain't shown? Can you see my e-mail on my profile, because I can't?

      • Noct

         one would assume seeing as he runs the site.

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

        Yes, I can.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=503488319 Jeff Packard

    Winner!!!  I'm absolutely shocked.  Good thing my wife didn't have camera.

    • Prayudi

      congrats, man! :)