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Runtime & Meshbox Sponsor Adventure Game Graphics Contest

Contest for creating adventure game "paths" in the spirit of Myst-style adventure games (December 19, 2005)

Runtime Revolution and Meshbox Design are sponsoring a contest for creating adventure game "paths" in the spirit of Myst-style adventure games. Participants image sets will go onto a final product CD and can include a text file describing the artist and a link to the artist's website.

The first prize of this contest is Revolution Studio (value $299), the leading multi-platform multimedia design tool. With Revolution Studio you can create multimedia presentations, applications, utilities, games and more on one operating system, then deploy onto multiple operating systems, including Windows, MacOS X, Linux and Solaris. Learn more about Revolution Studio at http://www.runrev.com.

Second and Third prizes include choices of one set of Meshbox Design's Complete Edition series (Elven Village Volume 1 or 2, Medieval Village Volume 1 or 2, Halfling Village Volume 1, Dwarven Village Volume 1), which have values ranging from $20-$40. Learn more about Meshbox Design at http://www.meshbox.com.


Here are the rules:

-You should provide three or more 800x600 images that represent a path of renders. -You can use any 3D modeling and rendering tool you like: MAX, C4D, Vue, Bryce, Poser, Maya, SoftImage, etc. -Your images can be any genre (sci-fi, horror, fantasy, etc), so long as images do not contain any form of pornography or incite abuse/aggression against any human interest group. -You grant Revolution users the right to use the images in their works, without limitation; you retain the copyright to your image. -Contest closes December 28, 2005 at midnight PST. Winners will be notified by email. First prize winner will need to provide an address to receive their prize. -Send an email to adventurepath@meshbox.com containing your name and email address, a link to a .zip file containing your artwork, as well as a short paragraph on how you made, including the name of the images, and a short artist backgrounder; if you have artist website, a URL to your website.

With your participation, you authorize Runtime to publish the supplied materials including backgrounder and URL with its products and on its website. Runtime reserves the right to edit information provided.

Helpful are some helpful hints:

Most adventure games have images at 90 degrees of where the "player" is standing, so the more images you build in that fashion, the better.

You should watch the direction of the "sun" in your renders since a player moves from one location to the next by way of a blended transition.

This is supposed to be fun, not work. Have fun and don't be afraid to really create something unique, inventive, cool. Your work will get exposed to thousands of developers worldwide for fun, glory, and who knows, contract work?:-)

If you have any questions about the contest, we've set up a thread on Meshbox Design's Contest News Forum at http://meshbox.com/phpBB/viewforum.php?f=10 (free registration required).

About Meshbox Design

Meshbox Design is a division of Proactive International, LLC, a privately held international business development company with offices in the United States, Japan and Eastern Europe. Meshbox Design is a leading provider of 3D content and licensing, real-time 3D engineering and design creatives for the software, animation and film industries. For more information about Meshbox Design services, visit the division website at http://www.meshbox.com.


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