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A few days left! The G.A.M.E: GDA and M/A contest!

Journal Entry: Sat Feb 16, 2013, 11:32 AM
That's right ladies and gentlemen :la: Game Development Art and Manga/Anime categories on Deviant Art are joining forces for a Feb to March long Contest! Hosted by :iconmaster-mune: :iconrydi1689: and :iconnyiana-sama: :love:

The Gaming AniManga Experience (The G.A.M.E) Proudly Presents...

Contest Information

Do you have what it takes to finally tell your friends you won "The Game?" :B

Your challenge if you choose to accept it, is to create a Game Screenshot experience! Can be traditional, digital, 3D: as long as it's Original!

that's right! Only original characters, and original settings of your own creation may be entered.

Game Development Art Category, and the Manga and Anime category on Deviant Art are not Fan-art Categories. They are not for your pictures of Zelda, or your pictures of Naruto: they are for your own original characters, your own original settings and any games/manga you collaborated on where you own the rights too. For example: You made lara croft 3D model for the new Tomb Raider game at Square Enix and they've allowed you to post your model up in your portfolio, yes you can post this into Game Development. You created a 3D model for lara croft because you love her, no this goes into Fan-art.

Anime and Manga is the same: they are for your original characters, and original mangas, not your Naruto oc's (Fan-art gets those lovely creations :la: ).

With this contest we are helping to promote that GDA and A/M are original art only categories, and the main rule of this concert is No Fan-art

The G.A.M.E theme

What does science fiction mean to you? What does fantasy mean to you? Take one of these two, or both genres of art and create for us a Game Screenshot. A Cut Scene, if you will. Show us that sad death scene, show us that epic boss fight scene that comes before actually fighting it, show us that epic ending scene...anything your heart desires as long as it remotely looks like a game screenshot.

There's a catch: The only main restriction besides original art only, is it needs to be done in the Anime/Manga style. Remember though! Anime/Manga features all sorts of different styles and techniques..there is realism anime, semi realism, cell shaded, detailed, you name it! If you are unsure if your style matches anime or not, ask us or browse the anime manga gallery folder for ideas :love:

For example: (These are only examples, do not copy these, use as a reference) - <da:thumb> <da:thumb> <da:thumb> <da:thumb> <da:thumb> <da:thumb> <da:thumb> <da:thumb> <da:thumb>

The G.A.M.E. genre

Try to give us some details in your artists comments if you can :la: What kind of game is it? An RPG, shooter, racing game etc? Who are these characters we are viewing? etc. No need to give us any plot spoilers if you don't want too ;) But a little bit of background information would be great! :la:


:bulletblue: Must be original work only No fan-art, fan characters set in copyrighted universes, only work you own the rights to. ie: your original characters, your original world, etc. If it's on earth, medieval, space, etc is fine as long as it's a work of fiction. (no using certain existing people, for example.).

:bulletred: Must simulate a game screenshot or a game cut scene of some kind. It doesn't have to "copy" how some games do it, but if you look up game screenshots/cut scenes you can see what I mean. (they have backgrounds, etc. sometimes even gameplay elements like attack, and stuff). Don't submit a full body character on a white background ...this is not a game screenshot or a cut scene... Unless it's something like:

Keeping in mind that it'd have to be your characters not Square Enix's Cloud and Aeris, but just an idea where a white background might work for a game cut scene!

An example of a game screenshot:

An example of a game cut scene:

:bulletgreen: Must use either science fiction or fantasy or both elements in some way.

:bulletpink: Must be in the Anime/Manga style. There are different variations of this style and a lot to choose from, the best definition I could find was "The stereotype of the anime style are characters with proportionally large eyes and hair styles and colors that are very colorful and exotic. The plots range from very immature (kiddy stuff), through teenage level, to mature (violence, content, thick plot)."

:bulletblack: Contest starts today Feb 14th, and goes until March 21st EST time at 11:59 pm. All entries must be submitted to the correct category by then!

:bulletorange: You must submit the art piece to the contest folder labelled "thegame" in order to qualify! Artwork cannot be submitted to the GDA category, or M/A category or any other category. To submit to it directly, you can follow this link: [link] or browse other contest entries here! [link]

The category is under Contests->2013-The G.A.M.E if you prefer to search for it yourself, or are having trouble submitting to it.

:bulletred: Artwork only created for this contest will qualify! You may use existing characters, stories, games, etc you have created prior to the contest but MUST create a new art piece for this contest and follow the other rules.

:bulletblue: Have fun, be creative, and if you have any questions at all feel free to ask in the comments below or by note to either :iconmaster-mune: :iconrydi1689: or :iconnyiana-sama: the hosts of the contest! If you do not get a response from one after a few days, try noting another, :)

The G.A.M.E. Prizes

Some awesome prizes have been given for this contest :eager:

:star: :trophy: First place will receive: :trophy: :star:

2,500 DA :points:
1 year subscription to DA
DA Shirt of choice (depending on availability of said shirt of course)

:star: :trophy: Second place will receive: :trophy: :star:

2,000 DA :points:
6 month subscription to DA
DA Shirt of choice (depending on availability of said shirt of course)

:star: :trophy: Third place will receive: :trophy: :star:

1,500 DA :points:
3 month subscription to DA
DA Shirt of choice (depending on availability of said shirt of course)

All winners will also be featured in a congratulations journal !

So what are you waiting for?? Show us your awesome talents and create some awesome Anime/Manga styled game screenshots or cut scenes set within a science fiction or fantasy or both realm! Can't wait to see your fantastic entries!! :love: :love: :dalove:

The Game Development Art and Manga and Anime categories are joining forces to bring you The Gaming AniManga Experience (The G.A.M.E) contest! Design a videogame concept and create a fake screenshot or a cut scene from it in Manga and Anime style! Only ORIGINAL art is accepted! [Fan Arts and Fan characters won't qualify].
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m-AliceM Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The contest is over, right? :)
rydi1689 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah :) Judging will take soon shortly!
pwassonne Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I lost again. >.<
kura-ou Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
;A; I just found out about this after a long absence from dA. Are there no exceptions for any extension...?

(I'm just asking because my finals are this week orzlll)

If not, that's okay. Thanks for holding such a fun contest :D
rydi1689 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww ;__; I'm afraid there won't be extensions :( But we'll be hosting more contests in the future :hug: so stay tuned! <3
mwahmwah18 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
is there a limit of entries ?
rydi1689 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No :) But remember the golden rule: quality over quantity! As you can participate with many entries but only one can be chosen as winner.
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Aaand this is where I am stuck at what game shots look like. Boo hoo my life for not playing them a lot. :grump:
rydi1689 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lol: you don't? How about these... [link] [link] or [link]
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
I have never played that type of game. o_O
rydi1689 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what kind of games have you played? :) well these were RPG samples, but any screenshot in manga style would work, no need for it to be RPG.
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
I remember playing Age of Empires I and II, and those old disney games of Hercules, Aladdin, Tarzan.
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
da thumb da thumb? : missed something? :whisper:

This is gonna be fun! :eager:
kielari Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The idea of this contest is so awesome...
But there is just no way I will ever make it in time. Not even if, by some miraculous divine intervention, the days would suddenly last 48 hours.
Best of luck to those willing to participate though. I'm looking forward to see many gorgeous works.
rydi1689 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah there's a whole month ahead :lol:! But well I understand that you might have other endeavours occupying your time, so don't worry :hug: I hope you get to enjoy the entries, at least! :hug:
pwassonne Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I lost again! :'(
rydi1689 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lol: :pat:
pwassonne Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And now that you replied, I got a notification with the article's title in it and I lost again xD
TehAngelsCry Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Pretty awesome contest! :la:
Shame I have no artistic talents XD
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