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Alien Items Coverpage Competition - FEB 2012 :)

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EDIT/UPDATED: Competition runs to the end of FEB 2012. Please post up images on this thread .

Folks, time to press on with the Alien Items coverpage competition. Rules are simple.

1. Design a cover page for the upcoming Oolite anthology 'Alien Items'
2. Ideally should reflect an aspect of one, more or some of the stories featured in the anthology (list below)
3. Should be available in png format at a resolution of 1650x2550
4. Link a low res jpg here on this thread for viewing
5. XXXXXXXXXXXX
6. Go!

Winner will get to see their work as the cover image for both the hardcopy and ebook formats. Runners up will have their images included in the ebook.

Cheers,

Drew.

ps. List of stories included (can all be found on the fiction forum or the wiki).

Virtuous Misfortune - Dylan Smith
Carver's Anarchy - Ganelon
Nine - Drew Wagar
Calliope - Blaze O'Glory
Coyote - El Viejo
Ascension - Drew Wagar
Local Midnight in the Vacuum Bar - Blaze O'Glory
Snake Charming - John Hoggard
Schism - Drew Wagar
Vakume Danserz - Ganelon
Negotiations of Failure - Commander Wvyern
Lazarus - John Hoggard
Replay - Drew Wagar
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drew wrote:1. Design a cover page for the upcoming Oolite anthology 'Alien Items'
2. Ideally should reflect an aspect of one, more or some of the stories featured in the anthology (list below)
3. Should be available in png format at a resolution of 1650x2550
4. Link a low res jpg here on this thread for viewing
5. Competition closes on the 3rd of Dec, ready for judging the following week.
6. Go!
7. ???
8. Profit!
Corrected that for you. :wink:

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not read any of the stories, but willing to take a run at the cover if i'm hit w/ an idea - can you do as last time and give a list of key scenes or something?

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Killer Wolf wrote:not read any of the stories,
:shock: :shock: Sacrilege!

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If I may make a suggestiion:

7: free book? ;)
Hey, free OXPs: farsun v1.05 & tty v0.5! :0)

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First attempt:

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Great image, Disembodied! :)
Kaks wrote:If I may make a suggestiion:

7: free book? ;)
Hardcopies are produced on demand at 'cost', rather than being 'free'. No profits are made (for obvious copyright reasons) but there is still a cost to creating the paperback.

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Thanks, Drew. By the way, I'd like to share the following site with everyone:

http://www.texturewell.com/

Lots and lots of free, Creative Commons, high-res textures and backgrounds – that's where I got the beaten-up metal from (the stripes I drew myself ;)).

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Nice entry. :D

Am I the only one thinking that there should be the new Oolite icon on the cover? — Oh wait, there we have another competition still open... :?

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Sorry Drew, I didn't make myself too clear, my suggestion was: maybe the person who produces the winning design could be sent one complimentary hard copy, but again, just a thought.

Anyway, good point about the no profit bit, we might have to go back to the drawing board about point 8! :)
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Kaks wrote:Anyway, good point about the no profit bit, we might have to go back to the drawing board about point 8! :)
Just to prevent possibly misunderstandings: I wasn't serious about point 8.

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can you do as last time and give a list of key scenes or something?
Hmmm.. From memory:

A Brain in a jar surrounded by Thargoids
Epic space battles featuring a battered looking but surprisingly potent Cobra Mk3
Graffiti on Cobra
A Lizard held captive on a freighter
An Adder crash-landing near an ancient Cathedral
Captain Hesperus at gunpoint, trading, crashing etc
Trumbles eating through wiring
A somewhat scantily dressed young lady and her new ship
A generation ship
Coyote brandishing his ancient projectile weapon (read pistol)
A mad professor jumping into witchspace

Cheers,

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"A somewhat scantily dressed young lady and her new ship "

awesome.

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Folks, RL has driven a coach and horses (ha ha ) through my plans once again and I'm not going to be able to complete this until the new year. I'll extend the competition into Jan - so get drawing! :)

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