Character Design Competition - Postman Arcade Game

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  1. yavadoo

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    Character Design Competition - Postman Arcade Game

    Just copied the template from JohnnyA, hope this is ok :)

    I still have no idea how the protagonist of my game should look like. Hope you can help me out.

    You find the WIP Thread here: http://forum.unity3d.com/threads/129300-First-game

    The Postman Character

    The postman should be a cute character. Not the fighter type, more the guy who wants to desperately fulfill his duty.
    Cartoony style but smooth colors (no cartoon shader or reduced color palette)
    The head has to be 1/2 - 1/4 of the whole body size (kind of a big head).
    The overall proportion of the character should be close to a smurf or mario (mario brothers). Not to skinny.
    His facial expression should be easy to recognize on an iphone display (Eyes a little bigger or so).
    He should wear a typical postman hat.
    Your artwork should be different from what I already created in the WIP thread.
    Please read the suggestion of the other community members there, it could help to create the perfect postman.

    He should fit (perfect :)) in the environment I created here: http://forum.unity3d.com/threads/129300-First-game


    The postman can be a drawn concept art (but quite detailed) or even better a 3d model which should not have more 1500 triangles.

    Please post the your WIP and the final result here. Please tell me what postman you see here you like the most.


    The Prize


    The creator of the best character as judged by me will be awarded €50 (63 - 67 $) cash via PayPal.
    If I use the postman model I credit you in the game.
    The winner has to hand over the source files of his artwork (fbx, psd)

    The Timing

    You can join the contest the next two weeks. If in within two weeks less then 5 models are registered I will extend the contest for another week. If the contest is closed you have another week to finish your artwork. Then the winner will be announced by me.

    The Game

    http://forum.unity3d.com/threads/129300-First-game


    The Rest
    If you miss any information, let me know. If there are any legal issues with this offer, let me know.
    Thanks for reading and a lot of fun by creating the postman :)
    Last edited: May 21, 2012
  2. Prion Games

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    This sounds fun, but would it not be easier to pay a 3D artist to make it the exact way you want for the game?
  3. CharlieSamways

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    Ill enter this. Post some stuff in a few days

    -Charlie
  4. yavadoo

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    I dont know yet exactly how the postman should look like , thats the problem :). I hope in the result of this contest I get a few new ideas for the postman character. Maybe someone is creating the perfect postman :)


    @Charlie: I am looking forward to see your work. Have fun with it.
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  5. yavadoo

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    Glad to see you join the contest spcgmua

    Good textures are definitely a plus but in the end the overall impression counts.

    Thats not necessary I bought already an animated rig. For that reason I should also mention that the postman should not be to skinny. I ll add this info also to the first post.
  6. Prion Games

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    I am equally excited to see a character contest as lately it has been just non organic models and 2d work.
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    I hope that the storyboard works well for you and also if you need anything extra you can PM me because I have a few more ideas that were inspired by another game that I am working on so if you need anything you can send me that PM.

    Best of Luck

    ManGuy59
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    I followed the the competition JohnnyA started and I was surprised how it turned out. There are many very nice results to see in his thread.
    I think we get some good work to see here too.
  9. yavadoo

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    spcgmua, your post in this thread disappeared. Did you delete it intentionally?
  10. Lei

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    it's a interesting project, nobody take step in yet?
    i'll introduce my postman to you, he's not smart but with great willpower.

    [​IMG]
    looking forward to other talent concepts.:D
  11. Prion Games

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    That man loves his job! LOL!
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    Great first entry, this guy looks awesome! Really professional work!
    Like I said in the first post: Drawn concept art is absolutely fine. I am asking anyway: Are we going to see a 3D Model of this SuperPostman? :)
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  13. Prion Games

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    Somebody must do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  14. CharlieSamways

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    Trying to find the time, Ill post when I can!
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    Really no one else?