XCOM Wallpaper Competition

by on 22nd Sep 2012

Want to win a copy of the new XCOM Enemy Unknown? Yeeesssss!? Then make us an XCOM wallpaper. The creative minds behind the best three entries shall be abduct... er, shall receive a brand spanking new physical copy of Firaxis' upcoming game (just imagine that shrink-wrap!).

Want to win a copy of the new XCOM Enemy Unknown? Yeeesssss!? Then make us an XCOM wallpaper. The creative minds behind the best three entries shall be abduct... er, shall receive a brand spanking new physical copy of Firaxis' upcoming game (just imagine that shrink-wrap!).

The maker of the very best entry will also be getting something special in addition to the game, but we're not telling what just yet!

The rules are simple:

  • entries will be accepted until October 3rd
  • only one wallpaper per entrant, sized 1920 by 1080 pixels
  • the theme is, obviously, the new XCOM
  • we're looking for something made by you, so don't send us outright screen captures
  • writing something like a tag-line or a clever caption to spruce up the wallpaper is optional, but may earn you some extra brownie points if it reinforces and/or has some interplay with the art

To enter, send your creation along with your name and email address to competitions@strategycore.co.uk

We'll notify the winners on October 4th as soon as we've gone through all the entries, which should still give folks time to pre-order if you don't win.

For those about to participate: we salute you!

 

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Sunflash\
9 Oct 2012 - 6:21pm
Sunflash
CRIPES, but was i beat /hard/! Well DONE Evans, I like that 'en a LOT. :D
Pete\
9 Oct 2012 - 6:11pm
Pete
Sorry, you have a point Posted Image

Evan's entry is a painting of a Muton, but more sensibly wearing armour and not the usual jumpsuit (I think I'm correct in assuming that it's based on the Muton from the original as his site features this image in the gallery too):

xcom wallpaper.jpg

Sunflash's entry proves that the more things change...:

Wallpaper_OneF.jpg

And naturally the forum software shrinks them down to a max width that's no good, so they're both available in the attached zip file too.

 Wallpapers.zip   903.46K   84
silencer_pl\
9 Oct 2012 - 7:22am
silencer_pl
But where is the winning entry ? :P
Pete\
9 Oct 2012 - 6:27am
Pete
I can only apologise to the winners if they don't get their copies on release day - I've not heard anything from 2K yet but will be prodding them today for information.

Sorry guys, we're at their mercy on this one :(
Pete\
6 Oct 2012 - 8:29am
Pete
Well I'm only going to post the winners Evan as most of the rest actually didn't conform to the rules so much, and one involved plagiarism (yep, we have seen most X-COM/XCOM fan art there is and do check sources when we're in doubt).

To be brutally honest we wanted to see some effort (as the rules stated) and many entries were simply screenshots with the logo on top. Competition rules in future will therefore be much longer and more boring to read to cover all eventualities, but it seems necessary unfortunately :(

On the bright side future competitions will likely be broader in scope to allow for people to enter things like fan fiction, mods and so forth and will give more time than we gave on this occasion.
ThatEvanPerson\
5 Oct 2012 - 10:00pm
ThatEvanPerson
Thanks guys and congrats Sunflash!  I've always been a lurker but when I saw the contest I had to take a crack at it.  I can't wait to see the other entries!
Sunflash\
5 Oct 2012 - 4:46pm
Sunflash
Tie between DDO and Skyrim.


I MEAN UH YES I HAVE A NEW POST IN THE WORKS ACTUALLY. WATCH THIS!
silencer_pl\
5 Oct 2012 - 3:33pm
silencer_pl
First he needs to conquer the world for the Queen. Get to work you lazy bum!! Or I'll make "What is Sunflash playing now" topic :P
Thorondor\
5 Oct 2012 - 3:06pm
Thorondor
Congrats, Sunflash! :cool:

::

Now do your sworn duty and kick major alien butt! :D
Sunflash\
5 Oct 2012 - 3:01pm
Sunflash
Woo! Thanks guys! And grats to that Evan person, can't wait to see that one. :)
Space Voyager\
5 Oct 2012 - 2:33pm
Space Voyager
Congratulations to the winners!!! Posted Image
Pete\
5 Oct 2012 - 1:48pm
Pete
We have chosen the winning entries - one by Sunflash and the winning entry by a chap called Evan.

These will be uploaded over the next day or so once we've sorted out the important details like arranging for prizes to be sent out (Evan gets an XCOM notebook and pen, an XCOM t-shirt and an XCOM badge in addition to the boxed copy of the game in case you're wondering what you missed out on).

We are planning to run other competitions after the game has launched, so don't be disheartened if you're not a skilled artist/image manipulator :)
Sunflash\
4 Oct 2012 - 6:02pm
Sunflash

Thorondor, on 04 October 2012 - 05:27 PM, said:

You do ?! Posted Image

Lucky guess? :P
Thorondor\
4 Oct 2012 - 5:27pm
Thorondor

Quote

Well I know THAT!

You do ?! :what:
Sunflash\
4 Oct 2012 - 4:53pm
Sunflash
Well I know THAT! I'm just curious to see the winning entries! :P
silencer_pl\
4 Oct 2012 - 2:42pm
silencer_pl
That means you didn't win  :P
Sunflash\
4 Oct 2012 - 2:08pm
Sunflash
Suspicious silence is suspicious!
Space Voyager\
2 Oct 2012 - 4:20pm
Space Voyager
I'm not sure October 3rd was meant in any of the American time zones. It will be October third in roughly six hours here and in seven hours in UK, where SC is registered. I'm guessing it is UTC than. Seven hours should allow a couple hundred applications more to arrive. :D
Sunflash\
2 Oct 2012 - 4:13pm
Sunflash
TICK TOCK GOES THE DEADLINE CLOCK!

I'm excited to see who beat me. :P
Sunflash\
1 Oct 2012 - 8:54pm
Sunflash
Yay! :D

 

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