A Challenging Comic – Puzzle Prizes

Powree has drawn the following images for the winners, Stella Loomis, AmbiValent and Brandon Maus, of our puzzle contest in the strip A Challenging Comic. Click on the images for a larger version:

Fanart Contest 2012, with prize money!

One year after the last fanart contest, it’s time for another one! You can use characters from Sandra and Woo and Gaia for your entry.

Unlike most such contests, ours comes with nice prize money for the five winners who I will pick from all contestants:

  • 1. place: $120
  • 2. place: $70
  • 3. place: $50
  • 4. place: $35
  • 5. place: $25

Please send your entry in an e-mail with the subject “Fanart Contest” to novil@gmx.de. You can attach the entry to the e-mail or link to it in the e-mail text body. You must submit your entry before Tuesday, 1 May 2012. I hope one month is enough time for everybody who is interested in entering the contest.

Additional information about the contest:

  • You can submit several drawings (or other types of art), but you can’t win multiple prizes, only the prize for the best entry.
  • You are allowed, even encouraged, to post your entry on other websites.
  • After displaying them in a blog post, all entries will be put into the fanart section of our Artwork page. If you have a website, you should add a link to it in your e-mail.
  • You can sign your work, but a large, ugly watermark will reduce your chance of winning.
  • If your image is drawn digitally it would be convenient if you send it to me in its original size in a lossless format, for example as a PNG file with full color depth. If your image is drawn on paper and then scanned in, you should send me a cleaned-up version of reasonable size in a lossless format. The more detailed the artwork is, the bigger the image size should be. But don’t send anything with more than 25 million pixel (5000 x 5000 pixel).

If you have further questions about the contest, please ask them in the comment section.

Looking for team members for Sandra and Woo adventure!

Test of Chroniken von Coldramar in PC Action 12/2011

Test of Chroniken von Coldramar in PC Action 12/2011

Several weeks ago, the developer studio Feline Fuelled Games started the development of a Sandra and Woo adventure! The mods that were developed by Feline Fuelled Games for Neverwinter Nights 2 and Dragon Age: Origins regularly received positive reviews in the German video game press (see picture on the right). Of course I will also support the team during the development process of the classical point-&-click adventure. It is planned to publish a German and an English version of the game with a full voice-over.

Feline Fuelled Games is still looking for additional team members, especially artists! That means we are looking for people with (semi-)advanced skills in one of the following fields:

  • Creation of 3D models
  • Drawing of background images, objects and/or textures
  • 3D animation or 2D animation

Note that all current team members of Feline Fuelled Games are from German speaking countries so that all internal forum threads are written in German. However, you will be given all necessary instructions to do your work and other important pieces of information in English. Of course you will also be able to give your opinion on important topics like any other team member. We also need good translators and voice artists for the English version. If you’re interested in joining our team, please write an e-mail to the lead developer Milena.

Harvey's New Eyes

Harvey's New Eyes

The adventure will be developed using the easy-to-use, but also somewhat limited, Visionaire Adventure Game Engine which was also used for the adventures Harvey’s New Eyes (see picture on the right) and Deponia by Daedalic Entertainment. Like Feline Fuelled Games’ last mod, Chroniken von Coldramar, the game will feature the work of professional musicians and German voice artists.

We want to distribute the adventure commercially if the quality is sufficient to justify that. If revenue (past the expenses) is generated this way, all team members will receive a share of the revenues with respect to their contribution to the game.

The project is still in its early planning phase, but is making solid progress so far. If you want to join our team, you should be reliable and be available regularly during the development time of around two years (depending on your field of work).

Artwork: The Empress of Russia

Manusia-no-31: The Empress of Russia

As part of our feature “commissioned artwork of our characters drawn by other talented artists”, the Indonesian artist Sia (Manusia-no-31) drew the picture you can see above. It is titled “The Empress of Russia”. As her alter ego, the Empress of Northia, Sandra is sitting on the throne of the Winter Palace which is part of the Hermitage complex in St. Petersburg.

Supporters can download the image in its original size (2961 x 4966) and as a wallpaper on the special page for donators.

This will be the last commissioned picture of Sandra and Woo characters for some time. I need to think about new subjects that are worth to be drawn in color first. During the last months, 18 drawings have been published on our website. I want to thank all artists for their great work.

Artwork: Fiery Love

Serathus: Fiery Love

As part of our feature “commissioned artwork of our characters drawn by other talented artists”, the Philippine artist Jericho (Serathus) drew the picture you can see above. It is titled “Fiery Love” and dedicated to all fans of the computer role playing game Planescape: Torment from Black Isle which is known for its innovative story and great characters. Larisa sure knows how to terrify evil firemages.

Supporters can download the image in its original size (3200 x 2000) and as a wallpaper on the special page for donators.

I’m open for suggestions for subjects that you’d like to see drawn in color. A new picture will be posted every second Saturday.