The Game Challenge 2016


18th of January – 21st of March 2016 (Midnight PST)

Submit your OLD or NEW 2D or 3D design to win IFCC tickets and other great prizes

Only original and *unpublished designs will be accepted. Using other people’s concepts is not allowed.


(six tickets available, for the best three designs in each category)


There are two categories – 2D and 3D. Try hard to create original and good-looking MONSTER or a MONSTER SLAYER. It can be knight, mecha, swamp creature, dyno, alien-rhyno… anything goes, any 2D/3D style goes as well!



You have to submit detailed vision of your character. We’re looking for a character design so it doesn’t matter if you paint environment around it. It won’t do any harm if you do. Make your character look good. Choose the theme that fits you best. Your design must be original work of art. You are not allowed to use other artist’s work as a reference for your design or you might be disqualified. Any 2D technique, digital or traditional, is acceptable, even photobashing and adding 3D elements. As long as it’s – ALL YOURS.



You will have to submit textured low-poly model with less than 20000 tris. You will need to provide direct link to your 3D model, Marmoset Viewer at your ArtStation portfolio or the link to model’s Sketchfab page. Either is fine. You must also submit 2D render/beauty shot of your design, for which you can use high-poly mesh. Your design must be original work of art. You are not allowed to use other artist’s work as a reference for your design. Otherwise you will be disqualified. Texture your model and pay attention to topology.




ArtStation is the showcase platform for games, film, media & entertainment artists. It enables artists to showcase their portfolios in a slick way, discover & stay inspired, and connect with new opportunities. In less than two years, ArtStation has grown to become the biggest community of media & entertainment artists in the world, with 135,000 registered users, more than half a million artist projects, and 1.3 million unique visitors to the site every month. ArtStation’s mission is to positively impact artists’ lives at every stage from development through to finding work at one of the hundreds of studios actively recruiting artists with ArtStation Jobs. We’re very happy to continue our support of IFCC and The Game Challenge in 2016!

Art Order

ArtOrder proudly supports The Game Workshop and the IFCC in their sponsorship of The Game Challenge. Of course, ArtOrder is also a huge support of the artists in our industry. As such, ArtOrder is donating it’s services and expertise to the winners of The Game Challenge, to help them create a project that they can take to KickStarter for funding of printing/manufacturing costs. ArtOrder will donate all of it’s time and resources to help the artist secure a printer or manufacturer for their project. It will negotiate to get the best pricing available for the creation of their project. It will provide consultation and access to expertise for both the development of their project, the creation of the KickStarter, and will help with marketing and promotion related to the launch of their project. The artist will be response for all actual costs related to production and shipping of their project. ArtOrder will not add any fees or up-charges to the project.

Learn Squared

Learn Squared changed the way we learn CG, period. It was never so easy to find resources that can help you become better at what you want to, but at the same time it is really hard to pick the right workshop or course. Maciej, Anthony, Jama and Ash will open your eyes in ways you never thought might be possible, and make you work harder than ever before. You will learn that mortals like you can make top CG magic if they meet the right wizard. Or four of them. Learn Squared is definitely the right choice for anyone who wants to find a job in the entertainment industry. It is also very affordable, which is important for those who still don’t have regular incomes, like students and freelancers. We are very happy to have their courses among other TGC 2016 prizes. If you win you will also get IFCC 2016 tickets which means that you’ll meet L2 crew live in Croatia, in May.

Pixologic™ ZBrush®

Founded in 1997, Pixologic Incorporated develops and markets innovative software tools for the film and video, games, graphic design and illustration markets. ZBrush is a graphic application aimed at simplifying the science behind generating computer graphics. ZBrush appeals to a wide audience by providing empowering tools that give users intuitive and visual control over the digital images they create. By providing a unique synthesis of 2D and 3D capabilities in a single stand-alone tool, ZBrush collapses economic and ease-of-use barriers to creating stunning images.

Allegorithmic Substance
Luxion KeyShot
Ten Thousand Hours
Gnomon Workshop
Monster Mentor
Chaos Group
Texturing XYZ


Even Mehl Amundsen
Jana Schirmer
Bryan Wynia
Fausto De Martini
Kurt Papstein
Leesha Hannigan
Dan LuVisi
Maciej Kuciara
Yangtian Li
Suzanne Helmigh
Boell Oyino
James Zapata
Jon Schindehette
Shaddy Safadi
Furio Tedeschi
Marc Brunet
Dennis Schuster
Max Grecke
Lynette Clee

Lynette Clee works at Gnomon – School of Visual Effects, Games + Animation in Hollywood, California. There, she oversees Gnomon’s marketing efforts, working closely with industry artists, studios, and alumni to create a variety of content for the school’s online presence. Lynette is responsible for producing Gnomon’s free community events and gallery shows. Having worked in the 3D industry since 2006, Lynette has edited and published over 20 books for, each dedicated to celebrating the brightest talents in the CG community. She was News Editor and Acting Editor of 3D Artist magazine between 2010 and 2013, during which time she worked with some of the biggest names in the art world and created a host of high-quality, engaging, and creative content to help establish the title as the UK’s leading magazine for 3D artists. Lynette was also Studio Manager and Editor of, one of the industry’s biggest portals for 3D artists. Lynette holds a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art from Arts University Bournemouth.


(for those who plan to render out their final designs with Marmoset Toolbag and/or publish their 3D models to Marmoset Viewer)