Karaoke of Justice Contest!

Win awesome DeathSpank loot – signed and framed piece of DeathSpank concept art!


Listen to the two DeathSpank songs below (both were composed by Jeff Tymoschuk) and then write lyrics for one or both of them and then video yourself singing them to the track in your best karaoke of justice voice (or if you have stage fright, simply submit the lyrics you’ve come up with for the downtrodden prize).

So there are two ways to win in the ‘Karaoke of Justice Contest’

  1. Upload your karaoke of justice take on the DeathSpank music track to YouTube, you don’t have to show yourself if you don’t want to! (contest specific details are outlined below) or
  2. Submit your justice inspired lyrics for one (or both!) of the DeathSpank songs in the comments section below.

Bigger prizes for video contest – smaller prizes for lyrics contest

“Lamentations & Love Songs”

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“The Marriage of [Redacted]

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Contest Prizes

Prize winners will be determined based on the results found on YouTube and the entries found in our comments section on July 12th at 12pm Pacific Time (the day before DeathSpank launches on PlayStation Network!).

YouTube Video Entries

1st PrizeMost “Liked”  Video - Awarded to the song that gets the most “Like”  votes on YouTube

  • Printed and framed DeathSpank concept art of your choice signed by the Hothead team.
  • Code for DeathSpank on Xbox LIVE Arcade or PlayStation Network
  • Any Hothead t-shirt of your choice.

2nd PrizeMost “Viewed” Video – Awarded to the song that gets the most “Views “on YouTube (if 1st Prize also has the most views, then 2nd Prize will be awarded to the next highest viewed).

  • Code for DeathSpank on Xbox LIVE Arcade or PlayStation Network
  • Any Hothead t-shirt of your choice.

3rd Prize – Awarded to the next runner up as decided by everyone here at Hothead based on whatever criteria we decide!

  • Any Hothead t-shirt of your choice.

Lyrics Entries

1st Prize – Awarded to the best lyrics found in the comments section as decided by everyone here at Hothead based on whatever criteria we decide!

  • Any Hothead t-shirt of your choice.

How to Enter

Listen to the two song options found above, decide which one you’re the most inspired by and write your justice inspired lyrics. If you’re only inspired enough to write your lyrics down and don’t have the courage to create a video simply paste your lyrics into the comments section below and click submit.

If you’re inclined to sing your lyrics and/or create a video with your lyrics while the DeathSpank track plays in the background, then upload your video to YouTube while being sure to follow the following details:

  • Title: Must follow the following format – “Your song name” + “- DeathSpank ‘Karaoke of Justice’ Contest Entry”
  • Description: The description of your video must start with “DeathSpank (http://www.deathspank.com) is an Action RPG created by Hothead Games”
  • E-mail karaokeofjustice@deathspank.com the link to your YouTube video which will then be posted on the DeathSpank Blog
  • Share your video with as many people as possible and encourage them to “Like” your video to help you win your prize!

‘Karaoke of Justice’ Contest Submissions

You shall be solely responsible for your own ‘Karaoke of Justice Contest’ submissions to YouTube and the consequences of posting or publishing your submissions to YouTube. By submitting your ‘Karaoke of Justice Contest’ submissions to YouTube or the comments section below, you hereby grant Hothead Games a worldwide, non-exclusive, fully paid-up, royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, sublicenseable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, perform and otherwise exploit the ‘Karaoke of Justice Contest’ submissions in connection with Hothead Games’ Websites and Hothead Games’ (and its successor’s) business, including without limitation for promoting Hothead Games’ Websites (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels. You also hereby grant each user of Hothead Games’ websites a non-exclusive license to access your ‘Karaoke of Justice Contest’ submission, and to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display and perform such ‘Karaoke of Justice Contest’ submission.

19 Responses to “Karaoke of Justice Contest!”

  1. Paris says:

    Man, how are you going to count the youtube views as on one link its 27 views on a different link its 73 view on a third is 99 views. I do not know to may people that have youtube accounts so I was working the view side of this. Just asking.

  2. NBushkill says:

    he is the hero known for the downtrodden
    he’ll make you laugh,
    he’ll make you cry,
    but piss him off he’ll leave your
    corpse rotten
    you may feel that it is fear when you notice
    your spinal cord starts to tingle
    but dont be afraid
    because he’s casting healing spells
    in the back bringing up the rear its his homeboy sprinkles
    its deathspank
    and sprinkles is dressed nice
    so dont bother them

  3. Paris says:

    I have added my contest entry on youtube. I hope you all like it. I have the HD version but could not get my codec to do better than 480p.


    Lamentations & Hero Songs
    Come one come all
    As I thrust out my sword
    I even have a gun
    Boy Killing is fun
    Its a grind day after day
    Never getting paid
    A Heros song being sung
    From moon to sun

  4. darthnater77 says:

    “Lamentations & Love Songs” (sing right at beginning)

    Deathspank, hero of the down… troden!
    Fight for peace, bravery, justice, and un-i-corn poo!
    (Higher guitar)
    Deathspank! Oh, Deathspank!
    Do what you must, with Sparkles you trust,
    To get find the artifact called the artifact and save the day!
    DEATHSPANK! Not even forbidden bacon could stop you! DEATHSPANK!
    (Deathspank says bravely, along with bell): Ding.

  5. "Alan" says:

    My Karaoke of Justice is more like the Karaoke of Fail!
    Just remember. Message Received!



  6. admin says:

    Why don’t you submit your entry and then we can wait and find out?

  7. Didero says:

    Before I amaze and delight you all with my incredible talent (:P), I’ve got a question.
    Instead of the XBLA or PSN version, is it possible to get a copy for [REDACTED] for first or second prize? Because I don’t have the other two platforms, so if the answer is ‘No’ (which I expect), there’s little use in me thinking about participating.
    Thanks in advance for your answer.

  8. Clayton says:

    Here are the links to my pair of submissions for the Deathspank Karaoke of Justice Contest! I had a bunch of ideas to go futher with these lyrics, plus other ones, but I hope you enjoy them (and don’t mind the fact that I’m singing, though not in my normal voice)!

    Thanks for the oppotunity!


    The Original, somewhat bizarre version:


    The more serious, “Epic” Version:


  9. admin says:

    Put both up, we won’t limit you to one submission.

  10. Clayton says:

    Ok, one last question… I was working on a “goofy” version of the song that I kinda couldn’t figure out the whole dialogue between multiple characters without sounding like i have a disorder, and so have two versions of the song – one somewhat funny, the other one being serious. I’ll have them posted on youtube shortly, but does that mean I have to pick one? Or would the Hothead Team wish to vote on which one is my official one? I just liked them both so much I couldn’t pick and wanted to share…maybe they could count as one submission?

  11. admin says:

    Of course they can run longer! Have fun with it… do what you want, we’re excited to hear what you come up with.

  12. Clayton says:

    I know this will be probably obvious, but can the lyrics run longer or before the song? I have a really cool idea and everything fits, but I have a bit of a dialogue that I had going right at the end if it was alright…nothing too long though! I just wanted to know so that I could get the recording done and up ASAP. Thanks!

  13. admin says:

    David is the first one to submit a full video entry to the contest, you can check out his submission here:


    Nice work David! I got a good laugh out of your submission, way to go!

  14. admin says:

    We just received our first entry into the YouTube component of the contest. I’ll be posting it on the website a little later today.

  15. Paris says:

    “Lamentations & Love Songs” …you start singing right after the first snare hit like a circus ring leader.
    Come one Come all
    Before I stumble or fall
    To see the wonder of the fart
    Wait,Wait is it a fart or a artifart
    What is a artifart anyway
    Is that what you do after the eat tacos
    Back to the song Duchess
    Come and see the artifart
    Its big, its bold and a little soiled
    You can find it in a cave
    Its time to be brave
    Lets activate this thing
    So gather around and take in the smell
    Of this waft of wonder and it is not a cucumber
    Oh man you smell
    Did you say I smelled like roses
    Or should I do more poses
    Its a Artifact, Not a Artifart
    So stop your flatus and stop blaming it on the ARTIFACT!

  16. David says:

    If we do the video, it can be our just our voice singing correct? We don’t have to show ourselves in the video and it will still count in the video contest?

  17. admin says:

    Did we make this contest too hard for you guys? I thought we’d have seen some creative entries by now!

  18. Pedro says:

    If I win could I just get a pc version instead?

  19. admin says:

    Here is an example of an entry that your trusty site Admin has worked on with his significant other to get people’s creative juices flowing! For the record, she’s not allowed to win, just getting the party started…

    “The Marriage of [Redacted]”
    Duchess: Stop my love! It’s not what you think.
    He’s a good man, a hero to the downtrodden
    The Dutch: Yeah? What’s he want inside your thong?
    DeathSpank: No, you’ve got me wrong.
    But one goal do I have…the Ar-ti-faaaaact!

    Duchess: Please believe me this man from a criminal is far
    Just yesterday he killed the chickens in our neighbors backyard
    And Annie, that bratty orphan down the street,
    Didn’t get a pony but she got a donkey.

    [heavy piano]
    Dutch: Invite this chap to dine, my ear I will incline.

    [At dinner]
    DeathSpank: Mmm, this has got to be the tastiest food.
    Dutchess: Why thank you, it’s unicorn poo!

    Here is the video! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUsAn4O1trA