Can you believe that it's already been a year since NVIDIA launched the Tegra Zone - the go-to place to find Tegra-optimized games? Neither can I. Since its release, we've seen numerous new devices hit the market with Tegra Zone support, including a handful of devices with the monstrous Tegra 3 superchip. Not only that, but we've seen even more Tegra Zone games show up, and watched them get more and more console-like along the way.

NVIDIA TegraZone 2
NVIDIA TegraZone 2
Developer: NVIDIA
Price: Free

For example, let's take a look at one of my favorite Tegra Zone games: The Dark Meadow. This surreal horror-fest really shows what the Tegra 3 superchip is capable of with its ultra-detailed environments, fluid gameplay, and realistic-looking hellish creatures from the abyss. Don't take my word for it, though, have a looksee for yourself:

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If you have a Tegra 3 device and haven't played The Dark Meadow, you're missing out. Conveniently, there's a widget just below this text so you can install it now. Helpful, I know.

Dark Meadow: The Pact
Dark Meadow: The Pact

Player's Choice Awards

QRCodeforVotingTo celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Tegra Zone, NVIDIA is holding the first "Player's Choice Awards" where, until May 31,  you can vote for your favorite TZ games in three categories: Best Graphics, Best Gameplay, and Best Overall. The top-voted games for each category will be announced at this year's E3 conference on June 6th, at which point the developer's will be recognized for all their hard work. You can vote from your computer, but if you're in the mood to do the voting from your mobile, scan the QR to the left and it'll take you there.

The devs aren't the only ones who can score big here, either; in fact, you're entered to win a Tegra Zone Gamepack just for voting (There will be seven winners, also announced at E3). What's a Tegra Zone Gamepack, you ask? This:

  • ASUS Transformer Pad 300 series with keyboard dock
  • Logitech gamepad
  • Jawbone Jambox

Need a remind as to what the Transformer Pad 300 has to offer? No problem.


  • 10.1" 1280x800 350-nit IPS display
  • 1.3GHz quad-core Tegra 3 4-plus-1 processor
  • 1GB DDR3 RAM
  • 32GB Storage, miroSD card slot
  • microHDMI
  • 7.1" x 10.4" x 0.39" (HxWxD), 1.39 lbs
  • Android 4.0.3

Running latest Android™ 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the ASUS Transformer Pad is a value packed tablet that with multi-color style, and productivity with expandability when connected to the mobile dock. With a 1.2MP front and 8MP rear auto-focus camera with large F/2.2 aperture and exclusive office software, staying connected and productive has never been easier.

Pretty enticing, no? You let 'em know what your favorite games are and get a chance to win a TZ Gamepack? Can't really beat that.

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The contest is now over. Here is our winner, selected at random:
  • Anthony Gutierrez (Dapbmonkey)

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.

Update: Here's Anthony's photo of the goodies:


Oh, so one chance to win a Tegra Zone Gamepack isn't enough for you, huh? Don't worry, we get it. Thus, we're also giving away a Tegra Zone Gamepack.

How to Enter

Sorry guys, this giveaway is available for US residents only.

To enter, all you need to do is drop a comment down below telling us what your favorite Tegra Zone game is. No need to explain why (unless you just want to), only which one you love. Needless to say, you won't win if the game you mention isn't actually in the Tegra Zone, so make your selection carefully.

The giveaway begins now and will run until next Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 11:59 PM PT. After that, we'll randomly choose our winner and notify them.

Good luck!