Three Rings, developers of "casual" MMOs, has announced the winners of the recent contest "Design Your Whirled". In the contest, deviantART(ists) were challenged to create rooms and environments for the new browser game, "Whirled".
Three rings ApplaudS WINNERS oF First 'DESIGN YOUR Whirled' Contest; Second contest now OPen for Submissions
Massively Successful Contest Held in Conjunction with DeviantART
SAN FRANCISCO - Dec. 18, 2008 - Three Rings, a leading independent developer of casual massively multi-player games, and deviantART, the largest online social network for artists and art enthusiasts, have announced the winners of the first "Design Your Whirled" contest. The contest challenged deviantART members from around the world to create the best individual or multiple rooms for Three Rings' new player-created virtual world and Flash game development platform, Whirled. Based on the popularity of the first contest, Three Rings is now accepting entries for the second "Design Your Whirled" contest.
For combining stunning fairy tale inspired artwork with whimsical "Choose Your Own Adventure" story elements in the "Little Red's Forest" rooms, Pareia was awarded the grand prize of a brand new 15-inch Macbook Pro and a one year subscription to deviantART. "Train Ride" creator Omer earned a Wacom Cintiq 12WX and a six month subscription to deviantART for second place, while third place winner Mr Dot was awarded a Wacom Intous3 6X11 Tablet and a three month subscription to deviantART for the "Little Monsters" room. Five honorable mentions were also received brand new Whirled T-shirts and stickers for their hard work. To view the winning entries, visit: http://www.whirled.com/#landing-dawinners
"We received so many amazing entries for the 'Design Your Whirled' contest that it made judging very difficult," said Daniel James, CEO, Three Rings. "Due to these incredible results, we will repeat the contest every month; look out for more great prizes in December!"
For more information on the Design Your Whirled contest, visit http://wiki.whirled.com/Design_Your_Whirled
"We had a great time visiting all of the wonderful virtual rooms created for the 'Design Your Whirled' contest," said Angelo Sotira, deviantART CEO and co-founder. "We would like to thank all the deviants who participated and made this contest such a creative adventure."
As the largest online art community in the world, deviantART has more than 70 million original pieces of artwork. By creating one of the most engaging forums for visual artists to exhibit, discuss, promote and sell their works, deviantART attracts over 19 million unique users per month. As a result of this popularity, deviantART hosts the world's largest collection of traditional art, photography, digital media, cartoons, comics, manga/anime, and more.
To find out more about deviantART, visit www.deviantart.com
After signing onto Whirled, any player can design their own room with items of their own creation or those bought from the Whirled shop. The grand prize winner will receive a brand new Wacom Cintiq 12WX while second and third prize will be a Wacom Intours3 6X11 and a Wacom Bamboo respectively. In addition to custom virtual rooms, Whirled is open to a wide variety of player creations and customizations. Anything from simple image furniture to mini-MMO games can be uploaded by amateurs and professionals alike.
You can view the winners at the link above.