A company called Retina Software is sponsoring a contest for a realistic cityscape made in Blender. The prize? 500 big ones ($500 USD)... and maybe more.
My name is Anthony and I am writing as co-owner of Retina Software, a start-up game development company. We are currently seeking capital to get our first game rolling and hire some artists. However, at the moment we are putting together a demonstration of our technology to show to potential investors. As part of this demo, we need a model of a industrial cityscape for our ships to fly around and look pretty in.
This is specifically a Blender contest. We are embracing open source software as part of our company and have already developed the tools necessary for us to import Blender models into our 3D engine. Non-Blender submissions will not be considered.
It's important to note that the model, while being rendered in 3D, will only be used as viewing from a top-down perspective, so keep that in mind when designing.
More details on the contest can be found on the company's site. The deadline is currently set to July 23rd, 2006 (the way they word it is for entries to be submitted before the 24th), and I'm sure that gives Blenderheads plenty of time to create and a chance to earn some nice cash for their work!