Bandai Namco has teamed up with DeviantArt for a pretty interesting competition which revolves around art, or more specifically art for Bandai Namco’s game Outcast Odyssey. For those of you not familiar with this game, Outcast Odyssey is a Dungeon Crawling, RPG, and Card Collecting hybrid game that is currently available on Android.
The competition is for designing card art for the Outcast Odyssey game where anyone who participates gets to try and design a new character. You will need to create an original artwork to be adapted into a virtual card depicting a Steampunk Warrior, Wizard/Warlock or Dragon/Monster that belongs in the adventurous fantasy world of the Outcast Odyssey Game.
As you can probably guess, the grand prize for this competition will be to have your character/art come to life within the game as a limited edition card to be released in a future update. You will work with the game’s art team to accomplish this. What’s even better is that there will be three grand prize winners, not just one.
For those of you interested in trying your hand at this, you can check out the full press release below for additional details or the official contest website over at DeviantArt.
Official Website: Outcast Odyssey DeviantArt Contest
Bandai Namco Games and DeviantArt Come Together for Outcast Odyssey Gaming Card Design Contest
Partnership will turn winning artwork from independent artists into battle cards used within the mobile game
New York, NY – December 19, 2014 – DeviantArt and BANDAI NAMCO Games will be partnering for an exciting new character design contest for the popular Outcast Odyssey card battle mobile game.
The DeviantArt participants will be challenged to create an original artwork to be adapted into a virtual card depicting a Steampunk Warrior, Wizard/Warlock or Dragon/Monster that belongs in the adventurous fantasy world of the Outcast Odyssey App/Game.
Three grand-prize winners from the DeviantArt community will work with the Outcast Odyssey creative team to bring their portrait or illustration to life as a limited edition trading card available within the game.
BANDAI NAMCO has a long history of collaborating with independent artists, having already hired two DeviantArt community members, Warren Louw and Chuck Pires, to help design cards for Outcast Odyssey. This campaign will tap into DeviantArt’s hugely diverse community of artists, many of which are already producing incredible, original artwork incorporating fantastical elements from their favorite video games. Through engaging and activating these artists, BANDAI NAMCO and DeviantArt hope to recognize emerging talent through promoting the artwork across multiple platforms.
“After having already worked with DeviantArt in the past, we’re excited to be collaborating with them again on this contest,” said Shawnee Swarengn, Director of Marketing Mobile at BANDAI NAMCO Games. “We’re looking forward to tapping into DeviantArt’s huge community of cutting-edge talent, and we’re eager to continue working with indie artists on our future mobile projects.”
“DeviantArt is thrilled to be partnering with BANDAI NAMCO Games for the release of Outcast Odyssey,” said Daniel Bornstein, DeviantArt’s Vice President of Advertising Sales. “BANDAI NAMCO’s support for independent artists from within the DeviantArt community will generate a lot of buzz among our members, as well as high-quality entries. The possibility of having winning artwork featured in Outcast Odyssey offers such a great opportunity, for both BANDAI NAMCO and DeviantArt, to continue their commitment to sharing new artwork and developing talent within video game design.”
Please visit DeviantArt.com for official rules.
Official Website for Outcast Odyssey at http://www.outcastodyssey.com/.
DeviantArt Campaign at http://madizzlee.deviantart.com/journal/Outcast-Odyssey-Card-Master-Challenge-488466925