This month has definitely been one to celebrate as we kicked things off with the 10th Birthday Mailbox! Shortly after, we got the final race results of the #WorldBicycleDay specials — which eerily coincided with real-life Lou and other Internationelles‘ sweet success! As the 10th Birthday Mailbox goodies were revealed, we were happy to find that the MechaniC4K3 was a welcome surprise! Those that aren’t Tier 3 10th Birthday Mailbox members got their chance at the Blueprints for it a little over a week later. There are still more goodies to be given out, so we hope you look forward to seeing what you get!
In other news, we also released some very popular Go Fishing specials — many of you look forward to seeing the new types released each week — and a new Secret ZeeOp called Operation: QRypt Capper, which is currently the only way to get your hands on S4RCOPH4GUS Blueprints!
We are now happy to announce the winners of the July Gardens of the Month (GOTM)! The badges will be awarded in early August, but we couldn’t wait to share the winners we’ve chosen!
As it’s our birthday month, we decided to choose 3 gardens to feature! The first has come close to winning GOTM in earlier months, but we decided to save it for this month. The second is perfect to commemorate an exciting event that happened recently. Last but not least, the third garden has a very fun design which reminded us of all the different goodies in our 10th Birthday Mailbox. 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 Trpaslík :: Gnomie Vrútky Garden, designed by kepke3 and Mon4ikaCriss, the Rob Hearts Lou Garden, designed by Buckeyecacher111 and the Munzball Machine Garden, designed by Jeffeth as our winning July GOTM! The gardens appear as follows:
Trpaslík :: Gnomie Vrútky by kepke3 and Mon4ikaCriss in Vrútky, Slovakia
Here’s a note from the player who nominated this garden:
Garden was designed by Andrej and Monika (kepke3 and Mon4ikaCriss), inspired by 2021 Munzee theme – catching cute gnomies around the world, all year round. Easter Egg fact – Gnomie from Vrutky is created mostly by virtual Evolution Munzees to highlight constant, monthly evolution of bouncing gnomies to many different skins.
Rob Hearts Lou by Buckeyecacher111 in Greenville, OH
Here are Buckeyecacher111’s notes on the garden’s design:
I made this garden as my first design […] This garden was originally a Green Heart, but was expanded after Rob proposed to Lou 🙂
Munzball Machine by Jeffeth in Ontario, Canada
Here’s a note from a player who nominated this garden:
Hello I would like to nominate The Munzball Machine by Jeffeth. The Garden he created somehow mastered design and utility I absolutely love it! […] Fun and useful to the area for an interesting blend of items to cap!
And Jeffeth’s own note on the design:
It’s a really cool way to highlight the huge variety of munzees available, especially for new players. And its my personal favorite garden I’ve made. 🙂
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!