Valve Announces Portal 2 Music Video Contest

by Phil Kollar on Jun 15, 2011 at 02:40 PM

While many gamers are familiar with the song that plays during Portal 2's end credits, you may not realize that the much-loved first-person puzzler from Valve also featured a song by The National. Now the developer is holding a contest challenging fans to create a music video for this track.

From today until July 15, fans can create and upload their own music videos for "Exile Vilify" by the National to YouTube. Uploaded videos must be tagged with "PORTAL2NATIONALEXILE" to qualify for the contest. In addition to becoming the official music video for "Exile Vilify," the winning entry will score an Eastwood guitar signed by the band, a big box of shirts, posters, and other prizes from Valve, and some bonus shirts from Jinx.

Valve says that the fan-created videos can include clips from the game, live-action footage, shots of the band -- whatever it takes to make the best music video possible.

For full rules and details on the contest check out the official website. And if you're wondering what "Exile Vilify" sounds like, check out the video below.