Hello all, (or rather, Hello the few of you who still follow me),
It's been five years now since I last updated this journal - which means my old 'Boss' contest has been going for five years... rather sloppy work on my part, but life has a tendency to distract one from finishing certain projects.
However, while I am okay with ditching old personal projects, now that I've got a spot of free time on my hands I want to wrap up old affairs that directly involve other people. Some splendid pieces came out of that contest, and it's -long- overdue that I cast a verdict and hand out prizes.
First Place goes to:
- A charming little colourful piece that features a character I could absolutely imagine running into in a classic old adventure game. It has just that right level of science-fiction meshed with cartoonish good-looks that I love. It's a splendidly drawn character and the fluff made me chortle immensely.
gets first choice into the (significantly expanded) list of games I'm offering over Steam.
Second Place goes to:
- Anyone who knows me know that I'm a sucker for the 'Dark Path' alternative scenario; what if this person succumbed to their weaknesses and turned to a more wicked direction? This magnificently drawn piece absolutely captures that idea.
is a wonderfully talented artist and this piece not only helps to flesh out an existing character, but also serves as a spiffy boss. Once Thunderman makes his decision, Blaz gets to pick through the basket.
Third Place goes to:
- Now, I don't know if I could make this work again (or even if it does still work after five years), but this was an entire little game that was churned out! I recall it being mind-numbingly difficult, but the sheer cleverness alone put a huge grin on my face regardless. A splendidly humourous number with a suitably grizzly character - the dialogue
wrote in the description gave me a mighty chuckle. Once Blaz has gotten back to me, hit me up!
And the runners-up are:
- Do not mistake the 'runner up' status as an indication of the quality; I love these pieces. I've always had a soft-spot for horror games, and the Amphibios design could totally have appeared in several of the indie games I've played these past few years. If Amphibios had been more than a sketch, it could very easily have been higher on the list. As for Lucy, well, as much as I love the Slenderman franchise - I did re-read my old rules before making this judgement, and I did say that other people's characters were off the table... It's technically part of another mythos, which sadly precluded it from winning first place. Even so, both
did splendid drawings, and they've earned the games out of my library - if they wish to claim them.
As a final aside, there are two links in the entries section which no longer work... It could be that the artists either left D.A - or removed the pieces because they were (quite rightly) sick of waiting. To those people, I apologize - and if you wish to contact me, I'd be happy to provide prizes. I did say at the start of this contest that there would be something for everyone, and your pieces are just as deserving as any other.
Where do the years go?