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(This is not an official contest of DrawAnime, but rather an official GDA and M/A CV contest partially run by the founder of this group. Sorry if this led to confusion!)

That's right ladies and gentlemen :la: Game Development Art and Manga/Anime categories on Deviant Art are joining forces for a Feb to March long Contest! Hosted by :iconpolymune: :iconrydi1689: and :iconnyiana-sama: :love:

It is so appropriately labelled The G.A.M.E (The Gaming Anime Manga Experience) :eager: :eager:

The G.A.M.E Contest Information



Do you have what it takes to finally tell your friends you won "The Game?" :B

Your challenge if you choose to accept it, is to create a Game Screenshot experience! Can be traditional, digital, 3D: as long as it's Original!

that's right! Only original characters, and original settings of your own creation may be entered.

Game Development Art Category, and the Manga and Anime category on Deviant Art are not Fan-art Categories. They are not for your pictures of Zelda, or your pictures of Naruto: they are for your own original characters, your own original settings and any games/manga you collaborated on where you own the rights too. For example: You made lara croft 3D model for the new Tomb Raider game at Square Enix and they've allowed you to post your model up in your portfolio, yes you can post this into Game Development. You created a 3D model for lara croft because you love her, no this goes into Fan-art.

Anime and Manga is the same: they are for your original characters, and original mangas, not your Naruto oc's (Fan-art gets those lovely creations :la: ).

With this contest we are helping to promote that GDA and A/M are original art only categories, and the main rule of this concert is  No Fan-art

The G.A.M.E theme



What does science fiction mean to you? What does fantasy mean to you? Take one of these two, or both genres of art and create for us a Game Screenshot. A Cut Scene, if you will. Show us that sad death scene, show us that epic boss fight scene that comes before actually fighting it, show us that epic ending scene...anything your heart desires as long as it remotely looks like a game screenshot.

There's a catch: The only main restriction besides original art only, is it needs to be done in the Anime/Manga style. Remember though! Anime/Manga features all sorts of different styles and techniques..there is realism anime, semi realism, cell shaded, detailed, you name it! If you are unsure if your style matches anime or not, ask us or browse the anime manga gallery folder for ideas :love:

For example: (These are only examples, do not copy these, use as a reference) - The god of through time by wands96 Fiend + Boy by softmode Lostlegends Warmonger by the-John-Doe Don't Forget Me by yuumei Pewdiecry series: Ep 3 Screenshot by keary Parashi - Ginsenkei Video by nuriko-kun Romantic scene XP by lince Romantic mood by KaranaK I'M GONNA DIE! by meago

The G.A.M.E. genre



Try to give us some details in your artists comments if you can :la: What kind of game is it? An RPG, shooter, racing game etc? Who are these characters we are viewing? etc. No need to give us any plot spoilers if you don't want too ;) But a little bit of background information would be great! :la:

The G.A.M.E RULES



:bulletblue: Must be original work only No fan-art, fan characters set in copyrighted universes, only work you own the rights to. ie: your original characters, your original world, etc. If it's on earth, medieval, space, etc is fine as long as it's a work of fiction. (no using certain existing people, for example.).

:bulletred: Must simulate a game screenshot or a game cut scene of some kind. It doesn't have to "copy" how some games do it, but if you look up game screenshots/cut scenes you can see what I mean. (they have backgrounds, etc. sometimes even gameplay elements like attack, and stuff). Don't submit a full body character on a white background ...this is not a game screenshot or a cut scene.. Unless it's something like  

Keeping in mind that it'd have to be your characters not Square Enix's Cloud and Aeris, but just an idea where a white background might work for a game cut scene!

An example of a game screenshot:  
An example of a game cut scene:

:bulletgreen: Must use either science fiction or fantasy or both elements in some way.

:bulletpink: Must be in the Anime/Manga style. There are different variations of this style and a lot to choose from, the best definition I could find was "The stereotype of the anime style are characters with proportionally large eyes and hair styles and colors that are very colorful and exotic. The plots range from very immature (kiddy stuff), through teenage level, to mature (violence, content, thick plot)."

:bulletblack: Contest starts today Feb 14th, and goes until March 21st EST time at 11:59 pm. All entries must be submitted to the correct category by then!

:bulletorange: You must submit the art piece to the contest folder labelled "thegame" in order to qualify! Artwork cannot be submitted to the GDA category, or M/A category or any other category. To submit too it directly, you can follow this link:  www.deviantart.com/submit/?cat… or browse other contest entries here! browse.deviantart.com/contests…

The category is under Contests->2013-The G.A.M.E if you prefer to search for it yourself, or are having trouble submitting too it.

:bulletred: Artwork only created for this contest will quality! You may use existing characters, stories, games, etc you have created prior to the contest but MUST create a new art piece for this contest and follow the other rules.

:bulletyellow: Can be done in the portrait or landscape way as many handheld games now feature the option of screenshots/gameplay shots being shown in the vertical manor.

:bulletyellow: you can submit as many entries as you'd like, but only one can win a prize :)

:bulletblue: Have fun, be creative, and if you have any questions at all feel free to ask in the comments below or by note to either :iconpolymune: :iconrydi1689: or :iconnyiana-sama: the hosts of the contest! If you do not get a response from one after a few days, try noting another, :)



The G.A.M.E. Prizes



Some awesome prizes have been given for this contest :eager:

:star: :trophy: First place will receive: :trophy: :star:
2,500 DA :points:
1 year subscription to DA
DA Shirt of choice (depending on availability of said shirt of course)

:star: :trophy: Second place will receive: :trophy: :star:

2,000 DA :points:
6 month subscription to DA
DA Shirt of choice (depending on availability of said shirt of course)

:star: :trophy: Third place will receive: :trophy: :star:

1,500 DA :points:
3 month subscription to DA
DA Shirt of choice (depending on availability of said shirt of course)


All winners will also be featured in a congratulations journal !





So what are you waiting for?? Show us your awesome talents and create some awesome Anime/Manga style game screenshots or cut scenes set within a science fiction or fantasy or both element! Can't wait to see your fantastic entries!! :love: :love: :dalove:

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:icondatsuiyusanae:
DatsuiYusanae Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
That looked like fun lol when is the next contest?
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:iconpolymune:
PolyMune Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
probably for the summer :)
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:iconspring-sky:
spring-sky Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When are you going to announce the winners ?
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:iconpolymune:
PolyMune Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
winners have been announced via :iconrydi1689:
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:iconspring-sky:
spring-sky Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OK ,Thanks .
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:iconhifarry:
hifarry Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
March 21st? AH, I missed an interesting and fun contest! >O<
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:icon8bit-chan:
8Bit-Chan Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
May the deadline be extended? I know that is a lot to ask but, I really don't have much time to get it done in 2 days, and I'm only halfway done. It's just rather unfortunate because I really want to enter this. ;_; I only figured out about it 2 weeks before. If it can't be done, then I will understand.
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:iconpolymune:
PolyMune Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I am sorry but we won't be pushing the deadline back. I hope you get your entry done on time, but otherwise thank you so much for your interest and sorry.
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:iconliemint:
LieMint Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
cant you extend this at least 2 or 3 more days ? i just recently opened my DA after long absence and found this... its really impossible to draw something good within 1 day -_-
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:iconpolymune:
PolyMune Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I am sorry but we won't be pushing the deadline back. I hope you get your entry done on time, but otherwise thank you so much for your interest and sorry again.
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:iconliemint:
LieMint Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
oh nvm, i made it somehow hahaha.. now hoping for winning @o@
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:iconstarlightmemories:
StarlightMemories Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Just entered mine (I foud this a week ago and didn't have time to make a more complex scene). I have a question: I've seen a few very good entries, but I'm worried about if those entries (and mine also) will be seen. Is that... most of them are photos and things like "the Hunger Games" and "Hanna Montana" in the middle of the entries for a totally original manga anime creation.
I hope you have a good filter or sadly most entries won't be seen.
Can you check if I entered in the right contest? (my entry [link])
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:iconpolymune:
PolyMune Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
don't worry, i went through the whole folder and picked out the ones that were for the contest (this sadly happens a lot with DA contests and people miss submitting into it -_-; ). I put the list in my journal on my page, so it's already included. thank you so much for entering. (i'm really hoping i didn't miss any but i'll double check the folder once the deadline is up to make sure)
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:iconstarlightmemories:
StarlightMemories Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconlayeyes:
Layeyes Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013   General Artist
Ok I just read this and was wondering, judging by the examples, if you mean a in gameplay screen shot, I was thinking of draeing something like this?[link]
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:iconpolymune:
PolyMune Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
that could work for sure :) obviously can't use that exact one as it's fan-art but in game can be battle mechanics, or just plot scenes.
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:icon8bit-chan:
8Bit-Chan Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not sure if I can make it in time. I saw this a week ago and started on an entry, but the deadline is so close. Hope I can make it in time.
Also, subscription? The premium upgrades?
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:iconpolymune:
PolyMune Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
yes, when it says subscription it means having premium access for those many months :)
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:iconarcsol:
Arcsol Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So I'm just reading this, and the idea is quite interesting. With a week left, I'll probably do something to it to. My question is: when they say "Game screenshot", can it be like a screenshot where for example it shows your life and abilites and such interface elements, or only a cut scene, like the examples shown? That is my only doubt
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:iconpolymune:
PolyMune Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It can be either a cut scene as shown, or an in game screenshot showing your life bar/etc stuff. Sorry should've grabbed one like that XD
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:iconarcsol:
Arcsol Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright then haha :D
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:iconhalfearth:
HalfEarth Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I should do this because I am making a science fiction setting and a science fantasy setting.
If I do Telemon, it will be likely a visual novel screenshot. The RTS and space combat components seems to be removable.
If I do Half Earth, I can draw some mages of different specializations fighting a monster.

I will enter because it will advance my planning and I should take the chance. Hope I can swing back my time management skills.
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:iconpolymune:
PolyMune Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
sounds good! can't wait to see your entry :D
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:iconspring-sky:
spring-sky Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just browsed the entries in the category folder ,Very few pieces fit the contest rules .
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:iconpolymune:
PolyMune Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thats what happens when a contest gets an official DA folder sadly :/ a lot of mis-cats of people thinking their work will be seen more in a contest folder then in the proper folder -_-;
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:iconspring-sky:
spring-sky Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's so pathetic :iconsadtruthplz:
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:iconia-sen:
ia-sen Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
hmm looks cool. I'll join C:
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:iconkid-michikun:
Kid-Michikun Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting. If I get the time, I'll join.
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:iconpurururuchan:
Purururuchan Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is such a great Contest :D
But i have a question, So you can choose Between a Game cut scene or a Game screenshot.
So one of them you have to submit not both. right?
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:iconpolymune:
PolyMune Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
you can submit as many as you like (game screenshots or game cut scenes) but only one can win a prize :)
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:iconpurururuchan:
Purururuchan Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
can i also make something that would look a cover? :3
but without texts x3
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:iconpolymune:
PolyMune Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
cutscenes sometimes show game covers so i guess that'd be okay yea. :)
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:icondesigned-one:
Designed-One Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
I will try my best
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:iconz3phyr0s:
Z3phyr0s Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
hmm i didn't understand, can we use our OC?
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:iconpolymune:
PolyMune Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
yup! as long as your oc isn't an oc based in an existing fan universe like "naruto, or final fantasy" or something but rather your own original universe. (or even i'll let it go if it's an oc you use from your own universe that you may use across fan universes as long as it's origin is original and the work is original with no fan-art related content :) )
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:iconzarao-o:
ZARAo-o Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This seems like a cool contest, I might join!
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:iconfinalfatalfail:
FinalFatalFail Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student Artist
DAMNIT, now i lost the game TT-TT thanks
i might make an entry though ^^
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:icontheblackbullets:
TheBlackBullets Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, can't use my characters.
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:iconpolymune:
PolyMune Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
what do you mean?
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:icontheblackbullets:
TheBlackBullets Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It says we can't use fan-characters, right? That's all I have.
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:iconpolymune:
PolyMune Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
ah unfortunately not, only original from original universes. sorry :(
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:iconmokitodoki:
mokitodoki Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I think his contest is creative and unique, but is it possible to change the due date? I would like to make one, but I would only have 2 weeks to complete it. If I had 1-2 months to make a drawing, I would, but the timing is discouraging.
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:iconpolymune:
PolyMune Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
the contest started in feb, it was given about a month to do: you still have loads of time to enter, :) We might extend it, but as it's an official Community volunteer contest, i wouldn't rely on that. Just do your best ^_^
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:iconmokitodoki:
mokitodoki Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Oh. I only saw your contest info journal yesterday, so now there's not a lot of time left. :|
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:iconepicshadowdragon:
epicShadowdragon Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll try to do something if I have time.
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