After years of war, the fabrics of space and time were torn asunder. Gods of magic, earth, air, demons, life, death, and even gods that were once thought purely imaginable, battled for Power in a Godly War for Dominance! Unfortunately, none could win. What was one day destroyed, was next day re-created. When lives were taken away, they were quickly re-born. Physics and known science were repeatedly defied. Miracles were manifested and even the darkest of nightmares were continually given form. This cycle of chaos would have continued but one power greater than Gods themselves, cried out - The power of the Unconscious. With one voice, all life, from the smallest to most massive forms across the universe, demanded change. They wanted an end to an endless cycle of war.
And so she came...
For several years now, the annual Dominance War competition by www.gameartisans.org has been one of our favorite events. It is a highly demanding challenge with very strict rules that push artists to create some of the most incredible game models ever seen. These figures defy what is typically considered possible for a game character, creating insane amounts of detail with strict economy of polygons.
Small wonder that ZBrush often features prominently as a tool of choice among the winners!
This year's Dominance War V marks the final chapter in the DW saga. We put out a call for entries way back in April and created a special forum for participants to post and share their WIP's. Spend some time browsing the forum; you'll find some true gems!
Because this year brought talent out of the wood work, the judges had an incredibly difficult time determining the winners. At long last, however, they have announced the results! Of the ten champions in the 3D category, we know that at least half used ZBrush and posted here at ZBC. That includes the World Champion!
Click the images below to be taken to the artist's ZBC thread.
God of Judgement
2nd Place Champion
God of the Zuris
4th Place Champion
God of Insects
7th Place Champion
God of Nuke
8th Place Champion
God of Wilderness
For the complete list of winners including the 2D and Animation categories,
Please join us in congratulating the victors -- and in fact, all the participants -- for a job well done! Dominance War has been an epic series. We at Pixologic and ZBC are proud to have been brought along for the ride.