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New Prism Contest: Envirorama

Post by TG on Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:14 pm

The Great Prism Envirorama

We are launching our second community contest. This time, the stakes are higher, and the rewards are sweeter.

The task is simple, and will be outlined below. There are requirements, which must be followed in order for your submission to be accepted as a valid entry, and there are optional guidelines, which will help you to win and help us to succeed in making a fun game. It’s a win-win.

We are looking to create unique environments. These environments will hopefully be more than beautiful pieces of landscape and architecture. We are looking to create atmosphere and to develop a mood in each of our locations.

This is where you come in. We want you to seek out unique, interesting, and beautiful areas in your backyard, your neighborhood, your town, or even towns over. We want you to find these places that strike you as unique and as full of atmosphere, and we want you to photograph them. Why? Help us make a better game to help us understand and bring your vision to life.

Oh, and before you go taking pictures of your whole town or the inside of your shoes, I will define the size of an area.

It must be a location with enough substance to be relevant as a location or for quests.
YET
It must be small enough to be captured adequately in all of your photographs.

(I’ll let you use common sense on this one)

Requirements:

1. Find unique and atmospheric areas that could be incorporated in-game. (Keep in mind that, while a beautiful landscape is great, I can google a better one. We are looking for mood, atmosphere, and uniqueness. If your landscape has that, then take pictures of it, but keep in mind that other, more mundane areas may have these qualities as well. )

2. Photograph these areas in ways that highlight and fully capture the qualities that make them unique and atmospheric. There must be a minimum of 5 (FIVE) photographs per area. (This is so that you fully capture the area.)
OR
If your area no longer exists or is in the wrong season, you may sketch the area instead. Please provide a minimum of 5 (Five) total sketches/photographs.

3. Write why you want it to be in the game. (Does it have a mood to it? Do you think it has story/Quest potential? Do you think it is beautiful and deserves immortality in video game form?)


Optional Bits:

1. Reference specific objects of note in your pictures. Point out what pieces make the area special. Or, suggest additions to the area that could make it more interesting.

2. If you’d like to modify objects in your location or add new ones, please provide images or markups of these changes. You may use outside images for this. If the pictures are not your own, please credit the source.

3. Paint or draw something that shows additions or atmospheric embellishments. ( For example, if you think your location should be in a city, but it is in a forest, show us how you think it should look.)

4. Add models or music that help to show the mood/atmosphere. (Would a monster help? Shop one in. Would an epic the help? Link us. Would rain help? Use Rainymood.com)

5. Suggest a location for your area in the world of Cantin. And/Or, suggest a point of significance that your area would have in the world. And/Or, suggest how your area may factor into the story or a quest.

6. Give a description of the mood.
7. If this place exists on Google Maps, link us to the location so that we can see the layout.



Oh, and did I mention that there will be prizes? Because there will be winners, and winners deserve PRIZES.


There will be ONE (Count ‘em, ONE) winner.

This person will have their location incorporated into the game. It’ll be in there, and you will have input into how its relevance/quest potential. You will also win a custom original drawing of your location done by our own indie.


There will be SOME NUMBER (don’t bother counting) of runner ups.

Their places will make it into the game. They may have limited input into its relevance.


What you will be judge on (in order of importance)

1: Originality of idea - how new and exciting is your idea?
2: Clarity of idea - how clear is what you are trying to portray? Do we have to ask any questions, or is your packet thorough enough for us to know exactly what you mean?
3: Thoughtfulness of idea - have you made modifications to the images? Have you thought about the location's relevance in terms of the greater "scheme"?
4: Presentation of idea - how "nice" it looks. Professionalism.



LET THE CONTEST BEGIN.


The contest length will be about a month. So the tentative end date is 7/20/2012. Please post your entries on this thread before then!


OH... And there is no limit to number of entries/areas per person. Just complete the requirements for each, and they will each be entered.


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Re: New Prism Contest: Envirorama

Post by endie on Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:32 pm

EDIT: I want to intensely stress that THIS IS NOT AN ART COMPETITION! This is a "pitching" competition. Use any media at your disposal to get your idea across. We ask for a minimum so that it's clear what we are looking for. While beautiful art and elegant stories will certainly help convey your pitch, submitting a Cezanne will not win you this competition. We do encourage you to stretch your artistic limits as this is always a good exercise for everyone, but you will not be judged solely on the "professionalism" of your drawings/photos/music etc.

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Best of luck everyone! I look forward to seeing your submissions

As a reminder, this is a contest, but also meant to be a learning experience. If anyone has any questions or needs help on their submission, we are more than happy to help! If you are unsure what we mean for a location, take a look at the polycount showcase forum:
http://www.polycount.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=62

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Re: New Prism Contest: Envirorama

Post by endie on Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:14 pm

There's only a bit more than a week left in this thing guys! If you are planning on entering, or if you are thinking you might enter, please let us know. We'd be happy to extend this deadline if a majority of people feel that it would do them good. Also, having a headcount might be useful for us so we know what to expect or if we should extend the deadline anyway. Thanks!

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Re: New Prism Contest: Envirorama

Post by TG on Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:57 pm

It seems there is no interest in this contest.
This thread is closed.

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