Create a starship for use in EVE Online

by: Chad -
CCP Games and deviantART have teamed up for one of the coolest game promotions yet.  Artistic types are invited to go here to read all of the details.  Basically, get cracking on some nice concept art for a starship.  If the EVE Online team likes your drawings the best, your ship will actually make it into the game at some point in the future.  You'll also win $900, an iPad, an Nvidia GeForce 480GTX, a year Premium Membership to deviantART, and more.  What a contest!

DEVIANTART AND CCP GAMES CHALLENGE ARTISTS WITH
EVE™: CREATE A STARSHIP CONTEST

Submit Your Interpretation of a Starship to Win Cash and Your Place in Gaming History

Hollywood, Calif., September 7, 2010 – deviantART, the largest online social network for artists, creatives and art enthusiasts, and CCP Games, one of the world's leading independent game developers, are teaming up to go intergalactic. Together they’ve joined forces to form the EVE™: Create A Starship Contest, for PC Gamer's 2010 MMOG (Massively Multiplayer Online Game), of the year, EVE Online.

The contest challenges deviantART’s online community of millions to create artwork depicting a starship vision of their own. The EVE Online creative team will personally select the winner who will see his or her creation turned into an in-game asset and have bragging rights.

“When working with brands to design promotions that engage with the community we make sure it’s a company and product the deviantART community will be excited to create for,” said Heather Wetzler, deviantART's Vice President of Advertising Sales. “The EVE™: Create A Starship Contest is a perfect example as it speaks directly to the part of our community made up of gaming enthusiasts and top-talent video game designers. This contest is a perfect blend of their talents and interests and we can’t wait to see what our members come up with.”

The contest runs through October 13, 2010. For rules, and more information about the EVE™: Create A Starship Contest: please visit: http://www.deviantart.com/eve

About EVE Online
Set tens of thousands of years in the future, EVE Online is a breathtaking journey to the stars, to an immersive experience filled with adventure, riches, danger and glory. With nearly a quarter of a million subscribers worldwide inhabiting the same virtual universe, EVE features a vast player-run economy where your greatest asset is the starship, designed to accommodate your specific needs, skills and ambitions. EVE offers professions ranging from commodities trader to mercenary, industrial entrepreneur to pirate, mining engineer to battle fleet commander or any combination of these and much more. From brokering business deals to waging war, you will have access to a diverse array of sophisticated tools and interfaces to forge your own destiny in EVE. Learn more and sign up for a free trial at www.eveonline.com.

About deviantART
deviantART, Inc. runs the largest online art community in the world with over 130 million unique pieces of artwork and 32 million monthly unique users worldwide. Its past advertising integrations have included brands such as Adidas, Wacom, Focus Features, Mentos, Toshiba, Sony Electronics and Smart Car.
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