[CONTEST] Player Design Open Call (May 25, 2021)

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[CONTEST] Player Design Open Call (May 25, 2021)

Postby Viking Andrew » Tue May 25, 2021 10:59 am


Update 6/15/2021



Hey YoFans!

While the submission period for this round of open calls ends tonight, you are still free to continue sending your submissions along! We will be continuing to monitor our inbox, and your designs may still be considered for a release down the road.

We did receive some entries from people that didn't have all of the required information, and if those designs are selected then we will contact those designers for the missing information. Keep in mind that late entries and information may mean that if your entry is selected, there may be a delay in receiving rewards, and your designs may not make it into the currently planned releases.

Thank you again, everyone! We look forward to getting your designs released!



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Hey YoFans!

It's DESIGN CONTEST TIME!

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After listening to player feedback and suggestions, we’re doing things a little differently this year.

From May 25th 9:00 am EST – June 15th 11:59 pm EST, designers can submit ANY of their unreleased original designs to [email protected]. Please review the OPEN CALL SUBMISSION RULES before submitting your designs!

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CHANGES

In the past, we have conducted Design Contests that involved our Community Managers compiling all qualifying designs and polling players on which designs should be released into the game. We had a limited number of winning spots open that could be filled, and only the top designs in each category would make the cut, leaving several stunning designs unused.

The Player Design Open Call will not have a player voting segment. Instead, all designs submitted will be reviewed by our Vikings for consideration, and selected designs will be released within our regular content release schedule. You asked for MORE player designs, and we want to deliver exactly that!

This Open Call is for all designs from our Innovators (artists who submit their hand-drawn designs) and Artisans (digital artists). For more information, review the ENTRY LEVELS detailed below.

DESIGN EXPECTATIONS

YoWorld has a style guide that our in-house artists must adhere to. The guide includes directions and limitations when implementing an asset into the game environment. Unfortunately, we are unable to share the complete style guide publicly and therefore player designers do not have the same guidelines when they create their designs. This ultimately means that, in order to translate their submissions into the game, our artists have to make variations or even recreate the design from scratch to allow for them to be properly implemented.

Our artists try to stay as true to the original design as they can, but 1:1 creations are not always possible. Our team found that previous winning designs were difficult for our artists to facilitate, and it added extra production time than we originally anticipated.

The art team still encourages all our player designers to send in their original vector files so that our artists can work with them. But please be mindful that alterations to the original design may take place to ensure that they can be properly implemented into YoWorld.

For more information and insider tips, we recommend that all curious designers check out this COSTUME GUIDE written up by our Art Director, Viking Tommy!

UPCOMING THEMES

Because we want to release player designs within our regular release schedule, designs that fit in with our planned themes will receive extra consideration from our theme planners. But BVG never tells players what the upcoming themes are, so how will player designers interested in creating new content for those themes know?!

If you participated in the latest theme survey, you helped the Vikings decide on which themes are coming up soon...and we got the inside scoop on what those themes are!

If you are planning to create new designs, our theme planners will be looking for submissions that fit with the following vibes:

  • Art Nouveau
  • Mid Century Modern
  • Glamping
  • Connecticut Dutch Colonial
  • Nocturnal Circus

Submissions do NOT have to fit within the upcoming themes, so please do not feel limited to these when making your creations. There will be plenty of room for off-theme player-designed releases.
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Re: [CONTEST] Player Design Open Call (May 25, 2021)

Postby Viking Andrew » Tue May 25, 2021 11:05 am

ENTRY LEVELS

The Open Call will not have the Apprentice level this time around, however we always encourage players to share photos of content they’d like in the game on our forums.

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Innovator - Submit an original hand-drawn sketch of your design
  • Submit a drawing that you have created of the design idea you'd like to see created in YoWorld
  • Entries of previous submissions that haven’t been released in the game are allowed, but you MUST submit them to our email again using the rules described below.
  • The Innovator level allows for multiple entries — you are not limited to only one drawing/entry
  • Examples of eligible submissions can include: pen and ink drawings, coloured, black and white, scanned drawings, photographs of your drawing, etc. — as long as the drawing has been created by you using an art medium that is not available in the Artisan category
  • Please note that we are unable to recreate trademarked or branded items
  • You MUST send an image of your drawing to [email protected] BEFORE THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE.

Artisan - Submit an original digital file of your design
  • Submit a digital file of your original design idea — files must be in either .ai, .svg, or other vector formats (Try Inkscape - it's free!)
  • Entries of previous submissions that haven’t been released in the game are allowed, but you MUST submit them to our email again using the rules described below.
  • Do not use FX such as blur, glow or drop shadow effects as well as blending mode (overlay, multiply, screen etc.) as they don’t work well in the game. RGB color models should be used in the source files, not CMYK as it can create issues with the color appearance. All items and their variants should be shown (no hidden or locked layers, please). No bitmap images in the source files (including textures) and please don’t overload your artworks with lots of small details, which make your file size huge and hard for exporting, most of the details don’t pronounce in the game size anyway. Adhering to all of these will increase your chances of being selected as a finalist.
  • Variants of entries are not required. However, if you wish for there to be variants created, you must submit your colour variants in front and back view along with the original.
  • Please do not include any backgrounds in the files you submit, as these can greatly inflate the file size and make it difficult to work with.
  • All items in your submission must be contained in ONE image
  • Please note that we are unable to recreate trademarked or branded items
  • The Artisan level allows for multiple entries — you are not limited to only one file/entry
  • All items must be contained in ONE image and be your own original work. Items that are not shown in the breakdown image won't be exported.
  • You are free to submit individual items from your full outfit to any of the other categories if you wish, but if you do so, you must break them out and submit them as individual files.
  • Please note that we are unable to recreate trademarked or branded items
  • Please give your filename the name of your entry when you save it. If we get a file named "Viking Andrew Spicy Taco Costume.ai" it is much easier for us to ensure it gets the proper name when it is put into the game.
  • Avoid changing the main shape of the Yo (waist slimming, adding a neck, etc). We request that you don’t change the position of Yo’s legs as it breaks walk animation in the game and may need to be redesigned by our artists.
  • You MUST send your design files to [email protected] BEFORE THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE.
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Re: [CONTEST] Player Design Open Call (May 25, 2021)

Postby Viking Andrew » Tue May 25, 2021 11:13 am

OPEN CALL SUBMISSION RULES

    1. Any original player design that has NOT already been released into the game can be submitted during this Open Call by the artist who created it
    2. No copyrighted material. Even if you design it from scratch, if the final design encroaches on another artist or company’s copyright, we cannot use it in the game.
    3. YoWorld has a Teen rating that we need to adhere to. If you submit content that is too risque it may be rejected to preserve that rating, or we may need to make adjustments to make it align with that rating.
    4. The number of individual items within a single Outfit or Face Case should not exceed 7 assets (not including colour variants). If you submit an Outfit with more than X assets, some assets may be combined, removed, or released separately.
    5. Please do not use FX such as blur, glow or drop shadow effects as well as blending mode (overlay, multiply, screen etc.) as they don’t tend to work well in the game. RGB color models should be used in the source files, not CMYK as it can create issues with the color appearance. All items and their variants should be shown (no hidden or locked layers, please). No bitmap images in the source files (including textures) and please don’t overload your artworks with lots of small details, which make your file size huge and hard for exporting, most of the details don’t pronounce in the game size anyway. Adhering to all of these will increase your chances of being selected as a finalist.
    6. The Player Support Team has no involvement with Player Design Open Call and cannot view submissions or speak about the status of submissions. Please do not contact them for more information about the Open Call or any specific submissions. That’s what our lovely Community Managers are here for!
    7. By submitting your design, you acknowledge that you are releasing all rights to your creations, and confirm that they are your own creations. Any violations of this rule will result in a permanent disqualification from future design contests.


HOW TO ENTER

    1. One entry per email. You may submit multiple entries, but please give each design its own email. Designs that belong to a single Outfit or Face Case should be submitted together, but if you have a complete design that consists of a Hair, Face Case, and Outfit, please submit 3 entries instead of 1. This will help reduce file size transfers and allow our artists to determine how long each design will take to translate into the game.
    2. Include SUBMISSION in your email subject line
    3. If there are any items in your design that require a back view, please include those if you can. Designs without back views will take longer for our team to reproduce and may not be considered if there are other submitted designs that have back views readily available.
    4. Identify which level of Designer you are submitting within: Innovator (hand-drawn sketch of your design) or Artisan (digital artist with .ai, .svg, or other vector formats)
    5. If you are using vector files in your design, attach them to your submission email
    6. Include the Yo designer name you want associated with your entry and the name of your design in your submission email. Our item database has a limit of 50 characters for each item name, which must include a theme code, so if your username or item names are too long, they may be shortened to fit within 50 characters.
    7. Include your Player ID number in your submission. If your design is selected, we will grant it to your Player ID on the day it’s released! If you submit without your Player ID number, there may be a delay in receiving your design in-game.
    8. Send all submission files to [email protected] with your designer name and the name of your design in the subject line
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Re: [CONTEST] Player Design Open Call (May 25, 2021)

Postby Viking Andrew » Tue May 25, 2021 1:51 pm

SELECTING WINNERS

When a Viking selects a winning design, they will let the Community Managers know so they can respond to the designers via email! 

Keep an eye on your inbox, and consider adding [email protected] to your contact list so our emails don’t accidentally wind up in your spam folder. If there are any issues with your files, our Community Managers will reach out to you via email, and if they hear no response then your submission may be overlooked.

Innovator Prizes
Handhelds - 50 YC + winning design on release day
Yobers - 50 YC + winning design on release day
Hats & Accessories - 50 YC + winning design on release day
Pets - 50 YC + winning design on release day

Hairs - 75 YoCash + winning design on release day
Face Cases - 75 YoCash + winning design on release day
Outfits - 75 YoCash + winning design on release day

Artisan Prizes
Handhelds - 50 YC + winning design on release day
Yobers - 50 YC + winning design on release day
Hats & Accessories - 50 YC + winning design on release day
Pets - 50 YC + winning design on release day

Hairs - 100 YoCash + winning design on release day
Face Cases - 100 YoCash + winning design on release day
Outfits - 100 YoCash + winning design on release day

⭐Art Director Viking Tommy will also be awarding any Artisan-level players whose designs follow the COSTUME GUIDELINES an exclusive bonus reward in recognition of all their hard work!⭐
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Re: [CONTEST] Player Design Open Call (May 25, 2021)

Postby Quarantined Mata (13429328) » Tue May 25, 2021 5:07 pm

Who cares about the contest? YOU'RE BACK!!

Welcome back! :hug: :hug:
Et tu, Brute?
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Re: [CONTEST] Player Design Open Call (May 25, 2021)

Postby Viking Andrew » Tue May 25, 2021 5:14 pm

Quarantined Mata (13429328) wrote:Who cares about the contest? YOU'RE BACK!!

Welcome back! :hug: :hug:


:heart: :heart: :hug:

It feels good to be back!
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Re: [CONTEST] Player Design Open Call (May 25, 2021)

Postby Tinman Mario (104376062) » Tue May 25, 2021 5:17 pm

Lots of changes but could you take it into consideration about having female winner and male winner outfit because the DC makes lots of money when it comes into game.

Question dose this mean were not going to be having threads in contest part to see the desgins people entered or is it all done by email>
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Re: [CONTEST] Player Design Open Call (May 25, 2021)

Postby iana (10169569) » Tue May 25, 2021 5:31 pm

Can designs done in non-vector programs (like Photoshop) be in the Innovator category?
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Re: [CONTEST] Player Design Open Call (May 25, 2021)

Postby Leeum (130695460) » Tue May 25, 2021 5:31 pm

Excited for this, and also SO excited for the upcoming themes you listed :drool:
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Re: [CONTEST] Player Design Open Call (May 25, 2021)

Postby Leeum (130695460) » Tue May 25, 2021 5:33 pm

Quick point - you say “x assets” not an actual number when outlining the rules. Could mess things up with submission :thumbsup:
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Re: [CONTEST] Player Design Open Call (May 25, 2021)

Postby Pixetta (111757268) » Tue May 25, 2021 5:42 pm

hello is inkscape allowed?
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Re: [CONTEST] Player Design Open Call (May 25, 2021)

Postby Cam (184561840) » Tue May 25, 2021 5:46 pm

THIS IS FREAKING AMAZINGG :shocked: :shocked:

getting started right away, omg... eeee excited

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Re: [CONTEST] Player Design Open Call (May 25, 2021)

Postby Pierre (187421515) » Tue May 25, 2021 5:48 pm

Wow That is amazing !! So looking forward to start doing it :heart:

So are we not supposed to share our designs before they are released, since there is no thread to post the designs anymore :D

on a side note, the red gown used in the guideline thread is amazing!!!

Edit : And are we supposed to mention the theme if it is one of these five ?
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Re: [CONTEST] Player Design Open Call (May 25, 2021)

Postby Pixetta (111757268) » Tue May 25, 2021 5:49 pm

Leeum (130695460) wrote:Quick point - you say “x assets” not an actual number when outlining the rules. Could mess things up with submission :thumbsup:


yes i was wondering that
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Re: [CONTEST] Player Design Open Call (May 25, 2021)

Postby Kio (185180932) » Tue May 25, 2021 5:59 pm

Me & Pixetta were just talking about a DC at an event earlier today not too long ago. Sounds fun. TY bvg.
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Re: [CONTEST] Player Design Open Call (May 25, 2021)

Postby Pixetta (111757268) » Tue May 25, 2021 5:59 pm

Kio (185180932) wrote:Me & Pixetta were just talking about a DC at an event earlier today not too long ago. Sounds fun. TY bvg.
:)



lol yes. i knew it was on the horizon! lol
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Re: [CONTEST] Player Design Open Call (May 25, 2021)

Postby CynnaGirlPaw (11683468) » Tue May 25, 2021 6:13 pm

I am so excited. I am gonna start sending mine in as soon as I get dinner done. And good luck everyone!!!
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Re: [CONTEST] Player Design Open Call (May 25, 2021)

Postby SL Panic (127710571) » Tue May 25, 2021 6:14 pm

YAY! I can't wait to see what our amazing player designers come up with! I am excited! :balloon: :heart: Also, welcome back Viking Andrew! :heart: :rose:
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Re: [CONTEST] Player Design Open Call (May 25, 2021)

Postby LUSTFUL NIGHTMARE (177682964) » Tue May 25, 2021 6:19 pm

This is insane!! Goodluck to all my fellow players :heart:
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Re: [CONTEST] Player Design Open Call (May 25, 2021)

Postby TexanSourNSweet (103681266) » Tue May 25, 2021 6:29 pm

Ew no votin :dizzy:
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