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Artix Entertainment Design Contest

Artix Krieger | Friday, February 5, 2021

Promo Image Design Contest

A competition for those of you who stare at their Netflix section screens and think... "I could do better that!"

Normally Artix Entertainment contests focus on drawn/painted art or writing, but there are those of you who have a special skill to create excitement the same way movie posters do. The goal of this contest is to create PROMO ART!


Example Shown: Promo of the Breaking Benjamin Battle Concert which is still happening now in AdventureQuest 3D & AdventureQuest Worlds

Create Promo Art

Fire up Photoshop and build a promo image for your favorite release or event or class or armor set! You see Artix and the team posting these every week to announce the new releases. We want to see the design talent in our community-- so make one to promote one thing and show off your skill.

How to Enter

Reply to Artix's "AE Design Contest" post on Twitter with your entry by Sunday, May 31, 2020.

Include the hashtag: #AEDesign and your AQ3D or AQW character name

Contest Entry Guidelines

  • Size: 1920 x 1080
  • Resolution: 72 dpi
  • Format:  .jpg


3 Grand Prize Winners will be chosen. Here are the categories...

  • Strongest design and typography
  • Strong sense of emotion (humor/drama/etc)
  • Excellent use of color

Each winner will receive 4,000 Artix Points and will be promoted on our social media feeds with their Twitter account credited.

Sample Promo Images Below for Inspiration

Here are some examples to get your mind going.


Example: The Heartwood Forest saga which was recently released in AdventureQuest 3D.

Example: The Megadon's Revenge Challenge fight in AdventureQuest 3D

Example the Hall of Classes which was just released in AdventureQuest Worlds

The Dragon's Graveyard, featuring a character created by Zakaru, one of AdventureQuest 3D's Kickstarter backers.

Example: Dage the Evil's Birthday in AdventureQuest Worlds.


Example: Doctor Trollensteins Mad Science Lab, a seasonal challenge event in AdventureQuest 3D


Example: The Dragons of Ashfall Saga promo pic for AdventureQuest 3D

Example: The Dreadfool labyrinth with special guest D-Piddy in AdventureQuest 3D


Artix's Tips & Tricks

  • Greenscreen rooms!
    Both AdventureQuest Worlds and AdventureQuest 3D have "green screen" rooms. Type /join greenscreen to get to them. You can take pictures here and then remove the green parts in photoshop.
  • The bigger the screenshot the better
    Start with the biggest screenshot you can. You can zoom in AQWorlds to make your character bigger,
  • Make one object the focus of your composition
    If you look at a lot of movie covers, you will notice they have ONE THING that is big and really stands outs. Normally it is something with eyes that is looking at you.
  • Space Between Letters = Kerning
    The space between letters is called kerning. As a rule of thumb, the bigger the text the less space you put between the ltters. The Smaller the text, the more space you should have.
  • Compositing 101
    You can mix and match stuff however you want. It is far easier when you have the raw assets... and we will certainly keep this in mind when judging. Also, feel free to do things you have never seen us do. Cannot wait to see your creativity.
  • A Good Screen + Text = GROOVY!
    It is easy to go overboard. Sometimes the best promo screens are just showing the game itself with a title on top.

Good luck and remember (as Glisel often reminds me) in design... "less is more."

It will not come as much of a surprise to you that this contest is happening to help us find creative members of our community with this type of skillset.


Battle On!

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