TWO students from The One Academy of Communication Design bagged the top two titles at a design competition related to the latest multiplayer computer game now taking the world by storm, Battlefield 2142.
Held in conjunction with the release of Battlefield 2142 across Asia, game producer Electronic Arts (EA) partnered distributor Gamers Dotcom to organise the competition last month.
The competition saw the participation of digital animation and 3D computer graphics enthusiasts.
And the challenge to create the best creative visual interpretation of the award-winning game proved irresistible for Digital Animation student Darren Lim Sang Hwang, 21, who walked away with the top prize.
His entry, depicting a futuristic urban battle scene amid rubbles, captured the adrenaline-pumping action of the game.
“I created the artwork during my free time. Research-wise, the vehicles and characters are based on visual references of the game itself, while the explosions are inspired by movies. I also took extra care with the details such as lighting, shadow, perspective and composition of the artwork,” said Darren.
His digital artwork won him cash prizes, the original game DVD and, above all, recognition from peers and EA itself.
Meanwhile, Choon Yin Chin, also a Digital Animation student, won the second prize.
His winning artwork portrayed a futuristic military vehicle in action.
The background is a snow-covered landscape, based on the storyline of the game.