Alliance-Boston got their new illustration or graphics by running a design contest:
GUARANTEED: Cyr, God of War - Illustration for a New Card Game
Check out Alliance-Boston's Illustration or graphics contest…
Games & Recreational
East Coast Gaming (ECG) creates conventional and digital games with an emphasis on fantastic game worlds and immersive, narrative style gameplay. Customers are in similar demographics as those targeted by Pathfinder, Dungeons & Dragons, Magic: The Gathering, Munchkin, World of Warcraft, etc.. ECG is currently piloting a fixed-deck fantasy card game where players build armies and wage battles on behalf of a pantheon of deities, who can be summoned by accumulating enough holy relics or accumulating enough 'faith points' before the other players can summon their deity of choice.
What's your vision?
This contest is to design and illustrate Cyr, the elder god of war, for "The Summons" – a fixed-deck fantasy card game developed by East Coast Gaming, where players build armies and wage battles on behalf of a pantheon of deities, who can be summoned by accumulating enough holy relics or accumulating enough 'faith points' before the other players can summon their deity of choice. Note that in the game context, "Relics" are items collected by the faithful to inspire greater faith (i.e. generate 'faith points'), like idols, totems, icons, or trinkets stored in a temple reliquary or at a temple altar. "Deific Items," on the other hand, are unique items used by the deity themself (or their champion) in battle or in worship. Final deliverables will be editable, vector based Adobe Illustrator files and renders of Cyr with his Deific Item (The "Greatsword of Cyr") and one or more of his relics (a "Cyrian Gladius") incorporated into the illustration. The following guidelines can serve as a starting point, but contestants are encouraged to adapt the guidelines to their own unique style, so that we can get a sense of the kind of work you do for follow on 1-to-1 projects. Cyr, God of War • Color palette: #642821; #BC6660; #FF2417; #DFDAD8; #E4C2A2 • Story: Cyr, the god of war, once challenged the Elder Gods to a contest of arms. One by one he defeated them, until at last he came to Dethani, goddess of love. She tricked him into surrendering by promising her affection. When he laid down his arms she betrayed him and claimed victory. Cyr protested but the Elder Gods sided with Dethani - a slight Cyr has never forgotten. Though Cyr was not the instigator of the current conflicts, it was a zealous Cyrian priest that set the temple of Dethani ablaze. Some believe he was sent by Cyr himself to remind the goddess of love that he had neither forgotten nor forgiven her earlier trickery. Cyr’s strategy calls for an offensive onslaught of creatures. Assail your enemies with a high creature count and enhance their levels and possible damage to claim final victory in the name of Cyr! • Deity: Should be depicted as a towering masculine figure, perhaps standing over a slain enemy/enemies, dressed in some armor, but not completely covered (for example: arms and/or abs showing ala “300”), and with a helmet that casts a dark shadow over his face. • Relic: Cyrian Gladius - A polished brass sword of the greco-roman style (wikipedia.org/wiki/Sword#mediaviewer/File:Apa_Schwerter.jpg) • Deific Item: Sword of Cyr – A primitive greatsword, clearly battle worn but not at all in disrepair, and glowing with a blood red tint.
The top 1-3 designers in this contest will be offered 1-to-1 projects to generate artwork for the rest of the game, including the deities, relics, and items for 5 other gods, and 57 standard play cards (creatures, chants, items, etc...)
399 US$ Silver package
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Illustration or graphics starts at €319.
Full copyright with production-ready files for digital and/or print.
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their illustration or graphics.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
Alliance-Boston collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
When design entries come in, you can rate them so designers know what you’re looking for in your logo design.
99designs has great collaboration tools so you can pinpoint and capture your ideas
And then… they selected a winner!
Kalong did an exceptional job of creating the book cover I was after from my notes and descriptions. He did a great job in making changes once the design was in flight. VERY responsive. I will be going back to him again in the future.
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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