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Monday, September 11, 2000

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Mac FAKK2 Icon Contest
11:13 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

Contraband Entertainment's Andrew Meggs recently made a post to Usenet announcing a new contest encouraging artists to design icons for their upcoming port of Ritual's Heavy Metal: F.A.K.K. 2. If you are a master of the 32x32-pixel canvas, this contest is for you. Here is Meggs' update with more info:

I can't draw, but I bet someone on this newsgroup can, and thus, in the
tradition of Nate's Amazing Quake II Icon Contest, we have the Heavy
Metal F.A.K.K. 2 Icontest. Entries will be judged by a distinguished
panel of disgruntled programmers on artistic merit, compatibility with
Apple's icon guidelines (proper masking and highlighting, folder icon
looks like a folder, etc.), and, if applicable, cup size. Entries will
be accepted either until Friday, until I put together the final
installer, or until someone sends in something sooooo amazingly great
that there's no point in continuing to accept entries.

To enter, email me (Andrew Meggs/ with an
enclosure containing iconic representations of the following:

  • installer CD
  • installer program
  • game folder
  • game application
  • game DLLs (think puzzle piece extensions)
  • game data files (i.e. .pk3 files)
  • saved games

I'm lazy, so all entries need to already be in icon format (ICN#, icl8
and friends for the technically-minded) either attached to files or,
even better because I'm REALLY lazy, in a single Resourcerer file.
Please either include small icon versions or make sure your work still
looks good when scaled down. Winner may receive some or all of the
following thrilling items: a copy of MacFAKK, a mention in the Mac
section of the credits, and randomly selected hardware that I smashed
in the parking lot.

If you're looking for artistic inspiration, some good places to start or
just gaze at the game in general are:

The FAKKYOU fan site:

Ritual's Heavy Metal site:

The Ritual news site:

May the most inspired icon artist win! Get cracking now, as FAKK2 is in testing and should be released very soon, published by Gathering of Developers.

IMG: Heavy Metal FAKK2 Preview
IMG: Interview with Ritual's Scott Alden
Contraband Entertainment Web Site
Gathering of Developers
Ritual Entertainment
Heavy Metal F.A.K.K. 2

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