We are developing turn based game for social networks. The realm is fantasy but each race has some specific features to be illustrated.
The contest winner will be given an order for 14 more characters for another 1000$ and probably, board and terrain development order for an additional fee.
IMPORTANT: 2nd best model`s author might be given simlar order for another set of units of different race.
You may find a sketch attached to the post to get the idea of hexagon fields and unit size in-game. At same time models to be used for illustrations in bigger size. In your example try to fit a sample of your model on a hexagon in the attached file.
IMPORTANT: The rival project "epic arena": [url removed, login to view] - we want similar look but more smooth and glamorous models.
Use your imagination but remember that we want that both boys and girls want to posses and lick it. Pop/fun a bit glamorous but at the same time realistic fantasy/medieval. Units might include minor steampunk elements. Pros of the art might be disbalance between unit and weapon size, it should be more fun and cool-looking but it SHOULD NOT look childish.
We need 3D models in .OBJ and .FBX with bonestructure under the following requirements:
Board game model:
1) Low poly model for board game 3D printing
Example 1: [url removed, login to view]:ANd9GcREIp605pjifKQsnyt6s-fgrMDvubKYUh4RfobL0UBLTtkS0oQT
Example 2: [url removed, login to view] model size to be 2,5-3cm tall.
Online game model:
1) high quality 3D model for online version of the game
2) simple inactivity animation sample
3) combat animation sample
The description of test contest character (the hardest model so far):
Name: Goblin Yeti Rider
General info: its a cavalry unit, goblin riding a yeti (single model). The unit is a heavy ranged shooter and yeti is mostly required to carry some giant cannon/artillery/gun.
Inactivity animation something like yeti farts loudly and goblin closes his ears or any other depends on your imagination. Just keep it fun and cool.
combat animation sample - shooting (something like goblin slaps yet and yeti shoots but again up to you, use your imagination).
You can play with skin colors try them in blue, green, red and as-you-wish colors, though it should be reasonable enough - pink goblins are way too glamorous and it will turn some customers away, so fantasy stylistics should be the the priority.
Some links that might be helpful:
Warhammer goblin sample [url removed, login to view]
yeti sample: [url removed, login to view]
Similar LoL character Nunu: [url removed, login to view] and [url removed, login to view]