Epic friends over at Polycount have announced their very first 2D concept art contest! Epic provided them a series of images of some basic levels that participants are welcome, but not required to use in the contest. Contestants are encouraged to experiment with new themes as well as take on the older styles of Unreal Tournament.
Unreal Tournament is being developed using Unreal Engine 4 in the open in close collaboration between Epic and the community. When the game is playable, it will be free. Not free to play, just free. For more details, see here.
There will also be some amazing prizes from both Polycount and Epic Games!
•All winning entries will receive a full size Greentooth Trophy.
•Polycount will also pick a single entry as our own favorite and award them with one of the following of the winner’s choice: A New-generation console (Xbox One or PS4) or Occulus Rift DK2 kit. If you are outside of North America, you will receive the cash equivalent.
•All entries that Epic chooses as a winner will receive a round of feedback from Chris Perna, Art Director at Epic Games. You will then have the opportunity to produce a few more concepts to fully flesh out your vision for the theme or level.
•All entries that Epic Games accepts for use will receive official credit as a ‘Concept Artist’ on the new Unreal Tournament game.
•Any entry submitted to the contest has a chance to be featured in an upcoming Unreal Tournament art book to be published by Epic. Each artist who had a winning entry will have an opportunity to write about their entry. As well, they will receive a hard copy of the book signed by the team at Epic.
For all of the official rules and information, check out the the contest page over at Polycount!
A work-in-progress thread his made for all entries here 🙂