Hey Game Devs! design3 is pumped to announce our first ever game development contest where we'll be offering prizes worth over $5,000 to acquire spaceships and game props for our video game, 51 Run. Prizes include Unity 3.4 + Android Pro, Substance Designer 2, Mixamo 3D animation services, and design3 Memberships, and we'll feature the winners' work in the game.
51 Run is a 3D side-scrolling game built on the Unity engine and takes place deep underground in a Area 51 test facility. The player controls a quirky, frightened alien who is running to escape his captors, a zealous team of evil scientists. Using an assortment of tubes and ventilation ducts, as well as a zap ray attack, the alien must make his way through the facility to his spaceship for his ultimate escape.
The Alien Protagonist - Specimen D3
Area 51 Level
"Every great game needs great textured prop models, that's why we're hosting this contest" said Casey Noland, design3's CEO. "There's so much talent out there - if you want the best, you have to ask the best!"
The contest is calling for designers to submit art for two modeling and texturing categories:
- Make a spaceship
- Create game props
The winning spaceship model will be used to whisk the alien away to safety and can be anything from a typical circular UFO to an intergalactic space rocket. Game props are tools or furnishings utilized in the game. Examples include laboratory equipment (microscopes and beakers), tools for recapturing and escape (large butterfly nets and gigantic hammers), to ground floor desert props (cactuses and rattlesnakes). Visit the contest page for examples and details.
Entries are being accepted now through September 30th.
In addition to being fun to play, 51 Run will be used for the first ever start-to-end video game development training. We're documenting each stage of the development process via video tutorials that will be available on our website, design3.com. At the completion of the project anyone will be able to follow along and make 51 Run themselves.
We are beyond excited about this project and hope you are too. We will be posting updates and look forward to your creative contest submissions!