Manticore Games, in collaboration with game designer American McGee, are launching an Alice in Wonderland themed 3D art contest titled “Through The Looking Glass.” Running throughout the month of May (1st – 31st May), the contest will require participants to use the program, Core, to design their own unique interpretation of a 3D world inspired by Luis Carroll’s famous Wonderland. Participants are to then select and submit 3-5 images of their creation through Core’s Discord server, with multiple entries allowed. Winners of the contest will be announced on the 5th of June with 1st place, scoring a $1000 Amazon gift card, American McGee signed concept art, a portfolio review, and a Cheshire Kitten Plush.
In case you might not be familiar with his work, American McGee is a game designer best known for the gruesome, gothic video games Alice and its sequel Alice: Madness Returns. Each featuring his own reimagining of Luis Carroll’s famous Wonderland through the artistic and unique themes of malignance, gore, and insanity.
Core is a game construction kit developed by Manticore Games that allows users to create and play games easily. Backed by a global community, users can design and publish games through free access to hundreds of sound, art, and music assets. Its most significant advantage is that the platform allows for the creation and sharing of game worlds with no in-depth coding or art skills required, and through removing these encumbrances, users are limited only by their creativity. The program itself is currently freely available and in an open alpha state, with more information including a download link available via their website here.
If you were ever curious about game design or creative art, the “Through The Looking Glass” competition presents an opportunity to join a community of like-minded artists. There will undoubtedly be some interesting entries, especially as Wonderland itself presents an inviting and imaginative theme for artists to explore.
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