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Game Art Collection 2018 (open call)

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Artists: Konstantinos Platonis - Thanos Kokkinos - Eleni Lianou - Constantinos Kitsaras - Stelios Skourlis (One Man Lab) - Constantinos Rizos - Kostis Solanos - Dimosthenis Serketzis (Dragontale) - Eugene Kakolyris - Dafne Foteinatou, Irene Valeri, Elia Lignou - Giouli Takou (Pliatsiko)

 

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INVITATION TO SUBMIT YOUR PROJECT


 The Age of the Dragon has returned, and with it, the third Game Art Collection has arrived!

Original 2D and 3D game art projects from Greek and foreign artists, will be presented at an international exhibition for game industry and IT professionals, game lovers, academics, students.

GAC’s third edition will be presented during the second Athens  Games Festival (AGF), the annual game convention organized by the Secretariat General for Media and Communication that will take place on 20-21st October 2018 at the Helexpo exhibition centre.

This year’s exhibition is co-organized by SAE Creative Media College, member of the SAE Creative Media Institute.

Send us your project at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Monday, 10th September 2018 and it might be selected to be featured at the Athens Games Festival 2018!


Theme
This year’s theme is dungeons, medieval castles and of course, all the mythical creatures that inhabit them. Find your inspiration in classic games like Diablo, Path of Exile, Baldur’s Gate or Arcana, and create your own game environment and characters for a world beyond fantasy.


Deadline: September 10, 2018

We encourage you to submit your work as soon as it is completed.


Requirements
Submission entries should be original and unpublished works (not published in any media including magazines, newspaper blogs, social media, websites, etc.).

All entries must fall into the following categories:
3D Art – character or environment
2D Art (final illustration or concept art)

- Each entry must be submitted by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

- Each candidate may submit up to a maximum of 2 projects

- Every entry should creatively exploit the theme of the exhibition whilst refraining from any reference to political or religious beliefs

- Entries will be evaluated by a committee set up specifically for this purpose. The 7 entries that will be selected from each category (14 in total) will be featured in the Athens Games Festival 2018. If a category fails to be filled, the remaining categories will be proportionally increased.

Further Instructions:

Category: 3D Art (character or environment)

Deliverables

  • Render preview at 75 877x1240 pixels. File name: render_preview
  • 3 more renders from different angles (minimum analysis 877x1240 pixels, portrait or landscape). File name: render_01, render_02, render_03.
  • Clay render with superimposed wireframe that will present the topology. File name: render_topology.
  • One (1) turntable video 1920x1080 pixels (HD) or 1280x720xpixels (ΗD ready), 25 fps (PAL). Portrait for the character creation, landscape for the environments. File name: turntable.
  • Each entry must include the name of the creator and the title of the project.
  • A document (200 words max.) where the artist will present his/her concept, the aesthetic and technical elements of the design and the production. The doc may entail character concept art or image references.

File name: design_document.

  • Evaluation Criteria:

- Original concept

- 3D geometry and topology

-Lightning and rendering

- Materials and texturing

- Pose and anatomy (for character design)

-Synthesis/presentation/final render

-Design document

Category: 2D Art (final illustration ή concept art)

Deliverables:

  • Each 2D art entry must be sent in a 50x70 or 70x50 printable format (high resolution, 300dpi, Jpeg), with reference to the software used (Photoshop, Krita, Corel Painter etc) or scanned/digitized from a hand-drawn artwork
  • Preview file in 75 dpi. File name: print_preview
  • Each entry must include the name of the creator and the title of the project
  • A document (200 words max.) where the artist will present his/her concept, the aesthetic and technical elements of the design and the production. The doc may entail drafts or image references. File name: design_document.
  • Evaluation Criteria:

- Original concept

- Volume and form creation

- material and texture rendering

- Lightning and colour rendering

- Pose and anatomy (for character design)

- Synthesis

- Presentation

- Design Document

You can find more info regarding your submissions and the exhibition

facebook.com/athensgamesfest/

facebook.com/game.art.collection/

media.gov.gr

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Committee

Aris Tsevrenis

Dimitri Kaliviotis

Angelos Rouvas

George Thanos

Dimitris Koutsomitsos

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