We want YOU to work with your fellow community members to design a bot for Descent: Underground!
Here are the threads for the current stages:
This contest will proceed in two paths (Art and Design) comprised of four stages, each corresponding to a part of the development pipeline. At the end of each stage, the team will narrow the field a bit. We will ask the community to vote for the best ideas. The top three (plus possibly a wildcard) will go before the appropriate team of developers here at Descendent Studios and the top idea will move on to shape the next stage.
Stage 1: 2D Concept ✓ Completed
Stage 2: 3D Concept ✓ Completed
Stage 3: 3D High-Poly Model ✓ Completed
Stage 4: Texturing ✓ Completed
Stage 3: Name The Bot ✓ Completed
Stage 4: Advertise The Bot ✓ Completed
Here's the cool part...
We will be watching the forums to see who is putting out good ideas and feedback in each stage. Everyone who brings something to the table will get points. Sure, the person who submitted the top idea will get more points, but that's just the tip of the iceberg.
Let's say that Dunkelblah submits an idea but it gets no votes. If the idea was well-presented and contributed to the discussion, Dunkelblah would still get some points. Plus, we will award points for good comments and feedback, too!
Because very few people are good at all of the different stages of developing an idea from design specification through concept art and into modeling and texturing. We want EVERYONE to be able to contribute to this process in the ways that they are best able to participate.
How Many Points Per Stage?
- Offering Constructive Feedback: 1-2
- Posting a Well-Developed Idea: 2-3
- Voted into the Top 3 Ideas: 4 Points (1-2 extra) + ◈2
- Top Idea for the Stage: 5 Points (2-3 extra) + Forum Contest Winner medal + ◈5
You can participate in both paths, so get those juices flowing!
While we will be awarding points for forum posts, we do encourage you to use our chat system to discuss ideas and refine them.
Each stage, a special entry thread and discussion thread will be created by our team. The Art path threads will live in the Vehicles forum. The Design path threads will live in the Lore & Fiction board.
Oh, prizes? You want prizes? We got prizes!
As you saw, the winner of each stage in each path gets ◈5 ("Pals") and a nifty forum badge. The top 3 entries in each stage in each path gets ◈2 that can be spent on cosmetic stuff in the game.
The 2nd place winner, by points earned across both paths (Maximum of 40), will receive 6 months of Underground membership and a shiny, new Contributor medal!
The 1st place winner, by points earned across both paths (Maximum of 40), will receive a full year of Underground membership, a shiny, new Contributor medal, and... an AMD 290X video card courtesy of AMD and a past contest victor (who wanted to remain anonymous)!