Contest: Grim Fandango Fan Art Project

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The great Grim Fandango fan art project.

The arrival of Grim Fandango Remastered is, without a doubt, a big event for gaming – we think it calls for celebration, and what better way to honor a historic game re-release than with some good old-fashioned mortal combat… Just kidding. It’s an art contest!
Grim Fandango is well known for its film-noir inspiration combined with Mexican folklore, which make for a setting and art direction that are truly unique, not simply as far as video games go. It’s such a shame then, that so much of the game’s original assets, concept and promotional art has been lost to time.

It all starts to come together, doesn’t it? The world needs more Grim Fandango uniqueness, and you can help us make that happen. wants you to create your own piece of fan art, to make your mark on gaming history!

The basics:

  • We want you to make your own Grim Fandango fan art – draw it, photoshop it, finger paint it, whatever you think works best. Your subject matter is Grim Fandango, and that’s all we want to say.
  • We want to make poster-sized A2 prints of the 3 coolest submissions, get them signed by Tim Schafer, and give them back to the winners!
  • We want to show off the best pieces (as many as it takes) by adding them to the bonus goodies that come with Grim Fandango Remastered on
  • Give it a shot even if you’re not very artsy. Honorable mentions will receive a gift code redeemable for one game worth $5.99.
  • If that sounds like fun, see the sections below for more rules and important technical details.
  • The rewards are great.
    We’re really serious about this, so your reward will be something as unique as your art: The top three winners of our contest will receive a signed, poster-sized print of their artwork! We’ll ship your poster to Double Fine, where it will be autographed by Tim Schafer himself and then passed right on to you. We recommend locking it in a vault for all eternity, but that’s really your call.

    Feeling overwhelmed?
    No worries, we want to see everything and the rewards are many! Even if your piece isn’t the one we print, there will be runner-ups and honorable mentions aplenty. The best pieces of art will be added to Grim Fandango Remastered as a bonus digital goodie for everyone to see. How’s that for being part of history?
    We know that you’re going to pour your heart into it. Even if your artwork doesn’t quite make the cut, all honorable mentions will still receive a small thank-you: a gift code redeemable for one $5.99 game on!

    The rules are few:
    You should submit a JPG preview of your art right here in this forum thread. We’ll get in touch with the winners directly to get the high-quality originals – so remember to keep yours on-hand.

    We’ll be accepting submissions for two weeks, until Wednesday February 11, 2015 at 11:59 PM GMT. We will announce the winners one week later, on February 18, 2015. You’re encouraged to submit as many pieces as you want, but we will only choose one winning entry per person.

    If you’re serious about getting your print out there, there are some technical details to consider: Your piece will be printed on an A2 sized poster, so make sure that you maintain the correct aspect ratio. Size and resolution also matter, for good print quality don’t go below 250 DPI.

    We want to show off your creativity, so keep in mind that by participating in this contest you give us permission to include your work with the Grim Fandango Remastered bonus goodies, use it for promotional purposes – and if you’re a big winner – to print it out.

    Source:: GOG – Good Old Games


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