June 2021 GOTM Winners
This month was all about bicycles, birthdays, and bots! As #WorldBicycleDay was on the 3rd, we took the opportunity to come up with some fun racing specials! They were so popular, that we decided to extend them to the end of the month and add 2 more racers to the mix! The next week, we released our 10th Birthday Mailbox to start building up excitement for our upcoming birthday month! The week after that, we introduced Cogs and RUMbots in an effort to keep the map from being overrun by Spyderbots once more. As the end of the month approaches, keep an eye out for more exciting releases to come!
We are now happy to announce the winners of the June Gardens of the Month (GOTM)! The badges will be awarded in early July, but we couldn’t wait to share the winners we’ve chosen!
This month we chose gardens we felt embodied the spirit of summer! Remember that all winning GOTM organizers and all players who deployed in the winning gardens will be awarded special badges for their contribution to growing the map. This month we’re happy to award the Burkes Park Orange Garden, designed by EagleDadandXenia and kpcrystal07, and the Sandcastle in Sheringham Norfolk UK Garden, designed by Waves117 as our winning June GOTM! The gardens appear as follows:
Burkes Park Orange by EagleDadandXenia and kpcrystal07 in Dade City, FL
Here’s a note from the player who nominated this garden:
Hi! It’s been a thousand years since EagleDad’s first garden was launched and it occurs to me that it needs to be nominated. It was his first garden, but it was also the first garden in the entire area, and it launched a million others. Well, maybe not a million other gardens, but a million* other virtuals anyway!
Dade City has become a real destination, in large part due to the work done by Gary with this pioneer garden.
*Very, very slight exaggeration
Sandcastle in Sheringham Norfolk UK by Waves117
Here are Waves117’s notes on the garden’s design:
Sheringham is a traditional seaside town in the heart of North Norfolk in England UK. At low tide the beautiful golden sands of the beach are exposed, ideal to sit, relax, build a sandcastle or two and now capture a few munzees!
Sheringham has kept it ‘Blue Flag’ status which is an international quality mark for beaches. The seaside award is a nationwide standard for the best beaches across the UK so this garden to celebrate this achievement. Come and visit you won’t be disappointed.
All players who deployed in the respective winning gardens will receive the following special badges:
Rules for GOTM nominations:
- Garden must feature non-licensed character designs.
- The garden must feature a Garden Places Pin.
- The garden must be built using a publicly available spreadsheet which we will ask to be locked after being 100% deployed.
- We’re asking for ongoing nominations and we will release the winners throughout the year.
Based on your feedback, we’ve created a Google Form where you can submit GOTM nominations — here’s the link: https://forms.gle/SjUQeRxdi5FT81pCA
We’ll still check the firstname.lastname@example.org inbox for stragglers, but please try to send your submissions to this new Google Form instead. Keep in mind that we take all former nominations into consideration for upcoming months. Just be sure your garden follows the nomination rules in order to be considered eligible!
If you need help deploying in a Virtual Garden, you can check out this step-by-step tutorial that will making deploying in a garden easy no matter how long you’ve been playing. To fill in the gardens, make sure to stock up on Virtuals and Color Credits from the Freeze Tag Online Store.
P.S. Are you looking for POTM requirements? Remember that last year, we announced that we were holding off on POTM for now as we develop a new way to highlight our unique player base!