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Unmasking the Darkness

The Game

Deceived by the forces of evil into prematurely bringing about the end of the world, War – the first Horseman of the Apocalypse – stands accused of breaking the sacred law by inciting a war between Heaven and Hell.

Dishonored and facing his own death, War is given the opportunity to return to Earth to search for the truth and punish those responsible.

Hunted by a vengeful group of Angels, War must take on the forces of Hell, forge uneasy alliances with the very demons he hunts, and journey across the ravaged remains of the Earth on his quest for vengeance and vindication.

Go to www.darksiders.com to learn more about the game!

The Contest

We are challenging you to create a piece of artwork in any visual medium depicting a creative and personal interpretation of the last days of Earth during an 'apocalypse'. What would the end of the world mean to you? Is it your favorite TV show getting canceled? Your best friend moving across the country? A world with no ketchup (OMG!)? Whether your version is "fire and brimstone" in the biblical sense or a world overrun by cannibalistic bunnies – we want to see what your 'last days' would look like!

As an extra special treat, the winners for this contest will be selected by Joe Madureira of Vigil Games, AKA Joe Mad!

See Official Rules

Resources

Feel free to use the assets provided in the download pack here. If you want to create an entry that is 100% you, that's fine as well.

Download Resources

Prizes

1st PLACE

  • Limited edition statue of War from "Darksiders"
  • Your choice of a Xbox 360™ Elite or a Playstation®3 Computer Entertainment System
  • $400 American Express gift card
  • "Darksiders" Prize Pack (includes a copy of "Darksiders" for either Xbox 360™ or Playstation®3, a "Darksiders" shirt, and a "Darksiders" poster signed by Joe Madureira)
  • A devWEAR shirt of your choice (depending on availability)
  • One year Premium Membership to deviantART
    

2nd PLACE

  • $1,000 American Express gift card
  • "Darksiders" Prize Pack (includes a copy of "Darksiders" for either Xbox 360™ or Playstation®3, a "Darksiders" shirt, and a "Darksiders" poster signed by Joe Madureira)
  • A devWEAR shirt of your choice (depending on availability)
  • One year Premium Membership to deviantART

3rd PLACE

  • $650 American Express gift card
  • "Darksiders" Prize Pack (includes a copy of "Darksiders" for either Xbox 360™ or Playstation®3, a "Darksiders" shirt, and a "Darksiders" poster signed by Joe Madureira)
  • A devWEAR shirt of your choice (depending on availability)
  • One year Premium Membership to deviantART
    

Each of the 25 Semi-Finalists will receive a one month premium membership to deviantART!

If Winner is a non-United States resident, a cash equivalent will be awarded instead of the "Darksiders" game and/or the Xbox™ 360 or Playstation®3.

Rules and Judging

Rules

Entry must be received by 11:59:59 PM (PT) on December 17, 2009 and be submitted to the Contest gallery on www.deviantart.com "click here."

  • Entrants must be 17 years or older;
  • Entries must be in GIF, PNG, or JPG file format;
  • Entries may originate in any visual medium;
  • Entries must be made for this contest;
  • Entries may not use any watermarks or distinguishing artist marks;
  • You may submit more than one entry;
  • Online entries only, hard copies not accepted;
  • You must be a member of deviantART to enter.
    Membership is free.
See Official Rules

Judging

Your work will be judged on the basis of Originality, Creative Interpretation of the Theme, and Technical Skill.

25 Semi-Finalists will be selected by a panel of full time deviantART Community and Creative staff.

The final winners will be selected by Joe Madureira of Vigil Games!

Joe Madureira worked on several very successful comic book series over the last twelve years, including X-Men and his own "Battle Chasers". His unmistakable style of character design and visual storytelling have earned him international acclaim.

In 2001 he left the world of comics to pursue his love of games. Joe is now the Creative Director of Vigil Games, and his unique visual style is the driving force behind "Darksiders".

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PORS24 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
why i missed this contest
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SPUTNIKmisha Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
know that feel maaan :(
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IrisHitatsumy13 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
WOW!! :jawdrop: :omfg: amazing! but this game is only for PS3 and XBox 360 :sniff:
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TicoDrawing Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
bye bye playstation 3 and gift card :(, that is what i was most interested in, but my efforts werent good enough,well at least in pencil style i think my entries were pretty decent, my entries

abduction [link]

judgement day [link]
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NightmareGK13 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Student Digital Artist
why wasn't i informed of the news regarding the 25 semi-finalists?

also
the game releases today so will the results be announced as well?
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margotdent Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
The semi-finalists were announced today, the winners will be another time. No one got notified about the semi-finalists yet, a message will go out later today :)
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NightmareGK13 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Student Digital Artist
ah okay :D
can't wait eheh
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OblivionDawn Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Student Digital Artist
If anyone hasn't noticed, the 25 semi-finalists are here:

[link]
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Davidsauron Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't wait moreeeee, hahaha, I think I'm watching my screen computer each 2 minutes…hahaha crazy…but dream on!!!!
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jen4eternity Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
Make sure you all remember to check your email regularly. They'll need you to verify your age before you can officially be made a semi-finalist.
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