SODWA Contest Closed

Many thanks to everyone who entered the Super Omega Deathbattle Warzone Apocalypse Contest! The deadline has now passed, so no more entries will be accepted. Both Woody and I were astounded by the quality and quantity of submissions; you all did me proud. Your creativity truly amazes me.

Woody asked me to pass along this statement:

Alright, guys, I just want to congratulate all of our participants for submitting some of the coolest character designs I’ve ever seen. You completely blew me away and did things with Hero Machine that I didn’t even know were possible! We had almost 400 submissions, and attempting to narrow it down to only 9 was one of the most painful things I’ve ever had to do. It’s important to remember that I had to not only look at how good each design was, but I had to choose the 9 designs that would work well together when put into the final promo piece. That meant that I had to leave out more than a few of my favorite submissions in favor of designs that better served the overall color scheme or better represented a specific category of character. The Honorable Mentions are all of my favorite designs that I was unable to include in the promo piece due to these technicalities, and I will attempt to show off as many of them as possible during our Kickstarter campaign.

Later today, Woody will start announcing the Honorable Mentions on the project's Facebook page, five per day, with the nine overall winners introduced there on Friday. So if you want to be the first to know the fate of the submissions, be sure to like the SODWA page on Facebook.

For those of you who do not have or do not want a Facebook account, I'll follow up each announcement with a post here at the end of the day.

Many thanks again to everyone who entered, and good luck!

14 Responses to SODWA Contest Closed

  1. Unknownblackpaper says:

    Hi, this is a re-post because I am a paranoid kinda person
    When checking my sent e-mail, I didn’t see my submission for the contest. I know it is really to late to do anything about it now, but could you let me know if you received it or not?

  2. dblade says:

    Very exciting. I can’t wait to see the Final 9.

    There are some Machinists here that have a strong body of work that would be hard to compete against. Sure, I’ll be jealous if none of my pieces get in but I won’t feel bad. Just too much Awesome out there to fret about. 🙂

  3. Kytana says:

    Two weeks was to little time for me. But I hope the best for all members!

  4. Woody says:

    I was wondering why I hadn’t seen any Kytana submissions!

  5. Xavierking5 says:

    Good luck everyone! 😉 I entered myself, but don’t expect to win.

  6. Kytana says:

    I have only 4 ready 🙂
    But its ok

  7. fuzztone says:

    Did we need to submit nine? I only sent four…

  8. Tarkabarka says:

    I forgot. Good luck everyone who enter the contest.

  9. Jeff Hebert says:

    No, you didn’t have to submit nine, any number was fine. Several folks only sent in one.

  10. Woody says:

    All 5 of today’s Honorable Mentions are now up on the SODWA Facebook page. As always, you can access the page just by clicking on my name. Don’t forget to share you thoughts on the designs by posting comments!

  11. Kytana says:

    Ok than i have missunderstood…yeah my bad english…

  12. Woody says:

    Got a quick update for you guys. Our original plan was to release 5 Honorable Mentions per day from now through Friday, meaning 25 total Honorable Mentions. However, after a change of heart, we’ve decided there won’t be a set number of announcements per day. We might release 3 one day and 7 the next. This should make the whole thing a bit more unpredictable, and remove my limit of 25 designs. This also means I can just get all of the Honorable Mentions announced by Thursday night, and reserve Friday purely for announcing the 9 winning submissions.

  13. Bobby Scatigna says:

    Stupid question,being new to this stuff I have created a few ideas and needed to know how to submit them?Help?

  14. Woody says:

    Bobby Scatigna:
    Stupid question,being new to this stuff I have created a few ideas and needed to know how to submit them?Help?

    The forums is where most people submit their characters. There’s a link near the top of the page.