South Park: The Fractured But Whole is up for preorder (again), and ahead of its release comes a surprise contest from Ubisoft: it wants fans to send in recordings of their farts. The contest is called ‘I Am the Fart,’ and it seeks a recording of ‘the perfect fart,’ one that will lead to the contest winner going to California to help produce the perfect in-game fart sound.
It’s the kind of contest we expect to see related to South Park, though it’s taking place pretty close to the (latest) game launch date. I Am the Fart is as straight-forward as it sounds: record yourself farting on video and then submit it as part of the contest. Voters will ultimately choose a winner, who will then be given the chance to fly out to San Francisco.
Once in San Francisco, the winner will ‘work on recording a unique fart noise which will then be added to the [The Fracture But Whole] game.’ We can only imagine what that work will be like. If you win, you’ll also get the special title “Official fart of South Park: The Fractured But Whole.”
Wondering what exactly this recording work will include? Here’s the contest winner’s day 2 itinerary:
At approximately 10 A.M., transport to Ubisoft San Francisco Studios from the Winner’s hotel
– Reception at Ubisoft San francisco Studios by a member of the studio team
– Between 10 A.M. and 12.30 P.M., visit of the studio + meeting with the game Sound Designer
– Lunch with a member of the studio team
– Recording of the fart noise + work on integrating the noise into the game at Ubisoft San Francisco
Studios alongside the game Sound designer
– Free time + dinner in San Francisco
Sound exciting? Here are the finer details: you have to be at least 18 to enter the contest, the video submission must ‘clearly’ show the entrant farting, and the video can’t be more than 10 seconds long. You can submit as many videos of yourself farting as you’d like. All of the contest rules are available here.