Gato Robot Fan Art Contest
To participate in this contest, simply create some Gato Roboto themed fan art (or share some you already made), upload it to the Art Portal and tag it with gato-roboto. Miroko and Joseph will be picking ten of their favorites, to be gifted Gato Roboto Steam keys!
The deadline for this contest is Sunday, June 16th at 11:59pm EST.
Tales of Alethrion
If you’re looking for other themes to create art around, we would love to feature some Tales of Alethrion fan art! If you make some, be sure to tag it with tales-of-alethrion.
Seven days remain to Kickstart Season Two of Tales of Alethrion and I think it’s important this project gets funded. Go have a look!
Other Art and Music Stuff
In addition to the above, we’ve also been enjoying a lot of Death Stranding art, if you’ve made any you’d like to share.
When it comes to featuring art on the front page, here are some things I personally like to feature:
I’m a big sucker for obscure game characters in general. If you’re making art about something a lot of people don’t know about, consider giving everyone some history in the author commentary! It’s fun to learn more about what other people like around here. We can entertain each other while also teaching each other.
If your art doesn’t fit any of these descriptions, don’t let that discourage you! We love all sorts of art around here but I wanted to put this list out there to help anyone who might be wondering.
On the topic of letting people know what we like to see, here’s one of my regular reminders that we can’t host content that contains unlicensed commercial music and have compiled a list of royalty-free music resources to help you on your journey. Unlicensed music not only creates huge legal headaches for NG, it also goes against the independent spirit around here where you can talk to the people who make the things you enjoy.
The Audio Portal is a great place to find independent musicians who would often be thrilled to hear their music in your games and animation! Check their Creative Commons / licensing terms listed on each page and be sure to credit any music you use.
Important Things to Also Read
If you missed it Wednesday, I made a post highlighting a lot of cool events and goings on around the site. A big one to check out is the Wick Game Jam and today the Mixed Perspectives Writing Contest was announced in the Writing Forum.
I’m also making a point to remind everyone to become NG supporters! It’s just $3 per month or $25 for the year and comes with a lot of perks. If you don’t like seeing ads, become a supporter and they’ll go away! If enough people become supporters, we eventually won’t need ads at all, which would make a better impression on both newcomers and regulars. We can’t get there without a lot of help; please consider joining up if you have the means!
We increased the capacity on our Elastic cluster this week, which powers search and art browsing. The big ongoing project is literally the Project System used for publishing content here on NG. There are a ton of moving parts in this one, we hope you like how it all turns out!