The world burns under an intense heatwave. Fires spread out of control and plants wilt in the sheer heat. As the flames grow, you must fight to survive in this now arid world.
While the contest is named Heatwave, we are looking for anything hot, so let your imagination guide you! The options extend far, perhaps your favourite character has adapted to the heat and now shoots flames, maybe you plan to fight fire with fire with a new flamethrower skin or somebody's decided to pimp up their latest weapon with some painted on flames. Show us your skill and creativity and produce a sizzling new skin for the contest!
The submissions will be judged on the following categories:
Overall quality of the Model(s), Textures, Animations and Sounds
Originality ( How much of the entry is original content )
Technical ability & skill required to create the submission
Theme ( How well the skin matches the contest theme )
Please note, as mentioned below, ported content is allowed this contest, however we will value original content. For example a good retexture of one of the games default characters would likely place higher than a similarly good port as more of the content would have been made by the actual entrant. You should strongly consider this fact when deciding what to make as an entry.
To qualify, the submissions must be uploaded to the site and tagged as a contest entry before the DEADLINE! If you don't see the contest listed on the add/edit form of your submission, make sure you have hit "Join" on this contest page first.
Please note that rules 5 & 7 have been adjusted for this contest. You are allowed to use ported content in contest entries. Content from game developers who are listed under the Definite No section within the Porting Whitelist is not allowed.
However, if you win a prize with an entry that uses ported content without the company's permission, you forfeit the cash prize and instead will have to choose to receive your prize either as Steam credit, Steam games up to the value of the prize, in GameBanana points at $1 = 1K points or the cash being donated to charity.
The weapon, item, player model, character or concept submitted can be of any type provided it fits within the Heatwave theme.
Skin submissions MUST BE A PLAYABLE (RE)SKIN, REPLACEMENT OR A NEW ITEM FOR for the game it's meant for!
Entries must be submitted onto the site and tagged as a contest entry before the deadline.
If the entry is uploaded to an external site, it must state that it was created for The Heatwave Skinning Contest.
Submitted content must be considered 'original', or have permission from the original artist or copyright holder if based on an existing concept/item. Please check the notice in the description of this contest for an exception to this rule.
The submission can use pre-existing assets such as existing model(s), textures or animations, but should be a new release made for this competition and **must not** have been previously available for public download.
Permission from every author who has been involved in the creation of the mod **MUST** be granted (that includes any developer company as well). Please check the notice in the description of this contest for an exception to this rule.
Multiple entries are allowed, however quality is better than quantity.
Each entrant may only win a maximum of one (1) prize.
Team based entries are allowed, however the teams will have to agree how to split any prizes awarded.
Entries cannot be modified after the deadline except for changes to the submission profile (changing descriptions, notes or screenshots).