The theme for this competition was Video Games. Contestants had 5 weeks to create an image related to a video game(/s) of their choice, and were encouraged to be “creative”.
A whopping 176 entries were submitted. So deciding on the winner was quite challenge. But after sifting through them all, I found a favorite. Scroll down to see who won.
These entries didn’t win, but they came close, and deserve a mention:
I love the minute amounts of detail in this character, from the brushed metal to the light scratches on the head. It’s subtle but it adds a lot. The lighting is fantastic too. Great job!
The modelling and lighting in this scene is superb. I especially like the detail in the clothing, and the velvet look of the penguin. Great job!
Nostalgia anyone? I like the grainy, discolored feel this has. Very true to it’s time. I also like the additional porting Yo Frankie ;)
This one looks really close to a real promo image from the game. The only thing letting it down I think is the lighting and modelling. But overall I like it
You’ve captured the scale of the scene really well. You can get a real sense of the size of the giant. The hair and fur rendering looks great as well.
Fantastic! I love this scene for both the visuals and creativity. Combining two iconic app games, Plants vs Zombies and Angry Birds. Well done reynante!
Awesome idea! An 8-bit Mario in a real world retirement home I’m not entirely sure how you modelled Mario, but he looks great. The quality of the interior is worth mentioning too. Awesome work
Quite a few people submitted Hitman images, but yours was my favourite. The environment and color palette make it stand out. Great job
Great homage to an iconic game. The grass and composition could use some love, but the modelling on Ryu makes up for it (check out those veins). Nice job.
Aside from the nice lighting and composition, the part that got my attention were the materials. The paint on that globe looks completely believable. Well done!
Other honourable mentions
- AllanCarvalho (pacman)
- CarloBergonzini (Grim Fandango)
- demon2005 (Halo)
- qube21 (Portal)
- tangowolf_01 (Portal)
- bobo75014 (Duck Tales)
- ivan crivicich (Kirby)
Congratulations Josh! I liked your image for it’s creativity and storytelling. You jam packed it with references to the game (my favorite is the tissue box) and also worked in some simple, yet realistic looking materials for each character. Even the brick wall behind them works as a homage to the brick boxes in mario.
A big thank you to everyone who participated in this competition. There were some very high quality renders in this competition and I can’t wait to see what comes out of the next one Unfortunately I don’t have time to go through each entry to explain why it didn’t win, but if you’d like some feedback, post a link in the comments below and I’m sure readers will give you some pointers for next time.
Stay tuned. The next competition will be announced in two weeks on the 19th of March. So clear your calendars and get ready to go another round