We are pleased to announce the winner of our first Outernauts Design-A-Beast contest! There were tons of amazing entries and you guys completely blew us away with your creativity. If we could, we would put them ALL in the game! But alas, there can be only one (cue the Highlander blu-ray). We narrowed the entries down to the Top 5 and then put it to a vote internally. Without further ado, your winner is Yasmin Down (aka Melazzee) of the United Kingdom!
Congrats on your Chixxor/Gyraptor beast. We will be designing it to fit the game and will post an update when it is ready to go live. Yasmin will receive a signed one-of-a-kind print featuring her in-game character, along with some other in-game prizes.
We asked Yasmin a few questions:
What inspired you to create Chixxor?
A few weeks back, a friend told me about some wacky experiment that was done where they tried to reverse the DNA of a chicken. It actually worked too, it began to grow teeth and a long tail! This inspired me to create a beast along similar lines. The reason it is tech type is because I felt there needed to be some more tech loving, and the fire aspect is because there’s nothing more awesome than a fiery mutant dino chicken!
How long did it take you to draw it?
About 6 hours… partly because the computer crashed but that’s okay, redoing the image a second time made me come up with a better design There was originally 3 evolutions, but I realised the stage one evo was unnecessary so I didn’t draw it again.
What is currently your favorite beast in Outernauts?
Xyzor. Not sure why but his design really appeals to me! Kinda reminds me of a prawn!
How long have you been playing Outernauts?
Pretty much since it first went into Beta, not really sure how long ago that was now!
Any other hobbies besides playing games?
Art, 3D modelling and trips to the cinema
While Yasmin is the winner, we also wanted to share the rest of the Top 5 (in no particular order). The team loved them all and there is a chance we will be putting more of these in the game as well! Thanks for participating and keep the creative juices flowing. Who knows when we might call upon them again!