You may have seen our spaceship contest a few weeks ago where we offered $5 each for small spaceship drawings. We’re doing it again. This time we’re offering $20 for video game tilesets. We’ll definitely take at least 10, but we could end up taking a lot more. So the prize money starts at $200 and could go all the way to $1000.
We're a video game company and we need lots of graphical assets. For this particular contest we're looking at tilesets.
Because of we need a lot of them, for all different genres, we're doing something different. Rather than offering a large prize to a single winning design, we're offering lots of little prizes to just about anyone that enters. (We did something similar with spaceships about a month ago)
The top 10 tilesets will definitely all get $20, but we could end up buying a lot more than 10. When we did a similar contest with spaceships, we said we’d take the top 50 we ended up taking 128, or over half of what was submitted.
We need all genres of tile sets (we have a lot of games in development). So science fiction, urban, outdoors, fantasy, desert, etc. etc. You’ll have a better chance of winning if you submit in a genre that no one else (or very few) has submitted in.
Here's an example tileset, followed by an example background constructed with the tileset.
Your submissions don't have to be quite that elaborate, but of course if you want to impress us... :)
This is our second contest along these lines. We'd love to keep doing them, but that's going to depend in large part on how the response is for this one. So enter early and enter often!
- It needs to be full color. No black and white submissions. It needs to be something you would be proud to see as the background of a game you're playing.
- Final format needs to be .png with "alpha transparency" enabled. (Or something that can be easily converted into that.)
- Definitely look at the example. Ideally the tilesets would come with 12 base pieces along with some knickknacks.
- If you’ve already submitted the base tiles and want to submit an additional entry as a large collection of environmental items (i.e. cars, trees, bushes, light fixtures, etc.). We might be willing to buy it as it’s own entry, but it much match a tileset you’ve already submitted.
- Be very specific about telling us what your entry is. We understand that for best presentation you may need to break up the images, but we’re not paying $20 for each image rather $20 for the whole tileset.
- We don't want anyone to enter who's not going to have fun. :)