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On our DeviantArt page we are holding a contest to come up with the new cover art for Silver Symbiosis. The winner will get their idea used as the game's official cover art!

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(The old cover art)

We are remaking the cover art! Right now we are still brainstorming. We have several ideas but more ideas would definitely be welcome!


If you have an idea for the cover art, please submit it to the group via the "Contest Entries" folder.

Remember, if your idea gets chosen it will be used as the cover art for the game!

You can see the individual elements already submitted in the "Logos and Signs" folder and are welcome to use them in your entry WITH PROPER CREDIT GIVEN. You are by no means limited to them however.

Entries will be judged on CONCEPT rather than EXECUTION. This means that if your idea is good enough, it doesn't matter what the artwork is like.

Entries can be written descriptions with or without visual art, though ones WITH a visual element will have extra weight.

As I will be entering it myself I shall not be involved with judging it, instead I have asked several people involved in various aspects of the Game and/or IT industry to judge.

Deadline: September 30th with judging taking place over the following week.

Justin Lawrence (Animator): www.facebook.com/justin.lawren… - Yes
Bobby Buffum (Programmer): www.facebook.com/DarkKiromaru - Yes
Mike Kalmbach (Programmer): www.facebook.com/mikekalmbach - Yes
Mark Knapik (Gaming Convention Director): www.facebook.com/AsmodeusLore - Maybe
Davence Young (Cosplay costume and prop designer/builder): www.facebook.com/davence.young - Maybe
Eben Illingworth(Product Marketing): www.facebook.com/eben.illingwo… - Maybe

The prizes so far are:

  1. Winning cover art actually gets used

  2. Short story by me :iconc-hillman: featuring the winner's OC(s)

  3. Digital painting by :iconarekage:

With (hopefully) more to be donated

This was my idea:

Evan and the Rock Goblin Champion in the foreground, Satan in his third form in the background. I still like the crossed swords though... so maybe their blades still crossed, kinda leave it unclear whether they are saluting or fighting each other.

And this is what I gave Nightenscythe for character descriptions:

c-hillman.deviantart.com/art/E… is a face-pic of
Evan and this one is a POSSIBLE one of his sister Aina: c-hillman.deviantart.com/art/A… though I don't really like how it turned out.

They are farm-kids, their starting outfits are jeans and t-shirts with work boots, with optional hoodies and leather work-gloves.

And if you lost the link these are the Rock Goblins (he did the artwork quite a while ago): nightenscythe.deviantart.com/a…

They are 15 year old twins from a small, futuristic, farming village in the mountains. (2070 A.D.) Thanks to the Symbiote they have metallic silver hair and liquid silver irises. They stand 5ft8inch (Aina) and 6ft2inch (Evan)

Evan is a typical farmboy, used to hauling bales of hay and so on while Aina is something of a tomboy and is used to the same type of work. Their sword and shield are referenced in the Equipment Concept folder.

The ultimate armor is a set (tops and bottoms) of "Nanotech Prototype Armor Model "S"", no concept has yet been done for it so let your imagination loose. Just remember that the boots, gauntlets, and helmet are separate so they won't quite match up, and an overcoat or cloak of some sort is optional equipment so that is up to you.

Satan's 3 forms are an

  1. "Angel of Light" (The form from when he was the head angel, before the fall, and bathed in the glow of false-glory)
  2. standard "Demon" similar to the Demon Lord referenced in the Creature Concept folder
  3. and

  4. a "Demonic Giant" with obsidian-black skin that is cracked to show lava underneath and enormous horns.

And these were Arekage's ideas

    *Ideas for Cover Art*

  1. - Evan and the Rock Goblin Champion could be standing in the foreground crossing their swords in the air Three Musketeers style but I would have Satan in his first form on the cover. This is so you get more of the "Oh shit" factor when someone sees his transformation for the first time during the actual fight.

  2. - Evan and his sister looking down at the symbiote on the ground looking curious with Satans eyes hovering ominously above them.

  3. - One of the open portals could take up the entire cover and you could have a hand of several entities reaching through the portal, or instead, Evan could be standing in front of it looking curious and slightly afraid.

  4. - A full body or waist up shot of Evan looking surprised as the symbiote is fusing with him.

  5. - Evan standing in the foreground with his arm formed into a sword raised in the air proudly and confidently and in the background could be an open portal surrounded by in-game enemies and allies with Satan looming over everything.
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