Basic Merchant Information
Yes, it's that time again - time for another Twisted Hunt!
So here are the basics, we will be taking applications through no later then February 8, 2017! Applications will close sooner if we fill all availible spots prior to that, so waiting may not be to your advantage We are capping the number of stores at 100 stores! Mainstream stores are welcome but must as always indicate on the application they are aware of and going to be building something our "market" would enjoy. So that is your hint for all the mainstream stores that wish to apply, be specific about this!
We STRONGLY suggest you read our merchant information pages including the requirements and rules before applying. In fact, we insist. There's stuff in here you're agreeing to do if you apply, and we mean to hold you to it.
And if you're interested in being a featured sponsor, let us know in your application! There are only a few spaces for Twisted Sponsors - so don't wait too long they fill fast! The application has a section for Sponsor questions at the bottom. We evaluate these sponsor applications separately from being accepted or not, obviously if you are not accepted to the hunt, the sponsor application will be removed from evaluation, however we always get more Sponsor applications then we have spaces for. We choose these based on value to the hunt for helping spread the word. We no longer will evaluate traffic, we've seen to many false botted locations over the years instead, we are looking at your answers as to how you can help spread the word, groups you can advertise in, store group and subscriber list numbers and other ways that you can help us for the benefit of the hunt while getting a prime spot in the hunt and the added benefits for sponsors.
About the theme this time around....
Infinity, while our original concept was a futuristic “Matrix” style theme, we did not use that as the theme title purposely to avoid the issues of people who would try to then go the route of movie based items. That’s not what we want, and would lead to far too many issues with potential infringement. So we’ve widened it out a bit, and you can go with that kind of feel, a geeky mathematical feel, or the infinity loop symbol that we have on the poster if you choose to go with a theme based build. That said, this theme is hard for at least one member of the Twisted Organizer theme, so we want to also be very clear on this, while we have had themes for the hunts since the second one, we have never require the use of either the theme or the color in your builds. We will provide the dark and light green RGB numbers that were used in creating the poster for merchants who are accepted to work with if they wish, but you are free to go off theme, and ignore the color even if you choose to. We simply ask that you keep the markets that Twisted is directed toward in mind when creating your gift (and fun extras if you so choose) .