Start Here! - Ring of Elysium Xtreme Survival 2D & 3D Challenge - Rules, Details


Xtreme Survival 2D & 3D Challenge
Sponsored by Ring of Elysium
Feb 1 – EXTENDED TO Mar 22, 2019

Welcome to Europa Island, where it’s kill or be killed in a battle royale. And it’s not just people trying to kill you - the volcanic island is also a deathtrap. But there is one escape helicopter left - with only 4 seats. Can you outrun the volcano, outshoot the competition, and escape the island before it’s too late??

Xtreme Survival is your only chance! And you’re going to need to use your special BMX, grapple hook, or hang glider skills to get out of this mess. So show us your best final 2D & 3D designs (and 4 WIPs) for a chance to win a new gaming laptop, graphics cards, and CGMA online classes! And, of course, to escape the island alive.

Your challenge, should you choose to accept it…

The Challenge - Choose either Option A or Option B:

+OPTION A - 2D or 3D:
Using the characters & skills from Ring of Elysium, show a character using a skill to escape the volcanic eruption & survive.

Fully design and model/render one Ring of Elysium character using a skill to escape the volcanic eruption of Europa Island. (Showing the volcano is not required.) Whether hang gliding off of the clock tower, grappling through the forest, or BMX-biking off a cliff jump - you decide!

Choose one character and their accompanying skill/asset - must include:

  • Alfonso & BMX
  • Sylvia & grapple hook
  • OR
  • Bradley & hang glider

Character must be recognizable (approx. body shape/male/female) in the final submission to be eligible for a prize.

+OPTION B - 2D or 3D:
Upgrade the uniform of one Ring of Elysium character to help them escape the volcanic eruption and survive.

Fully design and model/render one Ring of Elysium character with a new uniform to help them withstand and escape the volcanic eruption that threatens their ability to win the battle royale and escape the island.

Choose one of the characters below. Showing the skill/asset is not required. Character must be one of:

  • Alfonso in BMX uniform (BMX bike optional)
  • Sylvia in grappling uniform (grapple hook optional)
  • OR
  • Bradley in hang glider uniform (hang glider optional)

Character must be recognizable (approx. body shape/male/female) in the final submission to be eligible for a prize.

2D final submissions must be fully rendered.
3D final submissions must be modeled, textured, and rendered.

Ready? Set? GO!

Prizes will be:

1st Place

  • +Asus ROG Strix Scar II Gaming Laptop ($2200 value)
  • +1 - CGMA class

2nd Place

  • +EVGA RTX 2080 Ti GPU ($1500 value)
  • +50% off of 1 - CGMA class

3rd Place

  • +EVGA RTX 2080 XC Ultra Gaming GPU ($800 value)
  • +30% off of 1 - CGMA class

To Participate in the Challenge:
It’s easy - make sure you’re logged into your CGS account or create an account, then:

General Rules:
The contest is international. You can participate and contribute from any part of the world.

Images containing violence, pornography or any other inappropriate or offensive content may be disqualified and removed from the challenge. The CGSociety administration and the judges of the challenge reserve the right to decide whether your submissions follow the rules.

Unlimited final entries per person. No group entries or collaborations are allowed this time. All entries must be new and created for this particular challenge; no re-working of older pieces.

Final entry must be included in your portfolio to be considered for a prize.

Prize winners will be selected based on design and rendering of final submission.

You are required to post a minimum of 4 WIP images as you go along, so your fellow artists can give feedback and learn from your techniques.

There will be a forum topic for this course, including an introduction & discussion thread, a WIP submissions thread, and the Final submissions thread.

If you post your work into the final thread without showing WIPs you may be ineligible for prizes.

Final image resolution: 1200px minimum please.

By submitting in the WIPs or final submissions threads, you agree to allow all mentioned sponsors to share any WIPs and final submissions on the sponsors’ own social media channels.

February 1st – March 22nd, 2019. Create and submit an impressive work of art for a chance to win.

23:59 Pacific Standard Time, March 22nd (FRIDAY), 2019


About Ring of Elysium:
Ring of Elysium is a free-to-play battle royale shooter developed by Tencent Games. Trapped in an area assaulted by natural disasters, the only way out is a rescue flight which can only save up to four people. Survivors must stay ahead of the approaching danger while eliminating competition.

some in-game play:

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