Steampunk Playing Card Winner

Posted: September 13, 2012 in Uncategorized

Ben Haskett, our guest judge for the Steampunk Design Challenge has determined the winner of the playing card portion of the design challenge. Here are his notes:

All three entries in the Steampunk Playing Cards Challenge were very good.
Steam Cards had a goofy and light-hearted vibe, with clearly visible symbols and numbers outside the artwork. Unfortunately, the action shots provided on the cards’ shop page left much to be desired; I wasn’t able to get a good feel for what the cards looked like, since they were stacked on top of each other. Still, what I was able to see looked very well-done.
Gear Cards is definitely the most elegant of the three entries. Not only is the shop page put together well with plenty of images, but the cards themselves have a very crisp and attractive design using an image of a dual-slotted gear. All of the cards are visually striking yet surprisingly reserved. The artist shows a great deal of control.
In the end, though, my vote has to go to the SteamPunk Playing Cards. Despite a couple of grammar & syntax errors on the product’s shop page, the artwork evokes a strong steampunk vibe. The goggle-clad raven, the gears, the lenses, and the metal all combine to create something that really seems to capture the spirit of this contest. While all three entries in the competition look great, my vote for winner goes to the SteamPunk Playing Cards.
We’d like to thank all of our entrants in this contest. We also congratulate INWAP Games on their win for this contest. 

from The Game Crafter News


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