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Driber
22nd Mar 2013, 14:55
Hey guys,

I'm planning to run another forum comp soon, and while I do still have a bunch of ideas on my list of future comps, I thought I'd check in to see what kind of comp the comp the community would like to see the most right now.

So feel free to post your ideas here and I'll take it into consideration :)

Here's a list of all our forum competitions that I've hosted so far, for inspiration:
http://driber.net/os/forum/comp_winners_collage.html (bottom of page)

Xcom
22nd Mar 2013, 18:12
Design an outfit for Lara. :whistle:

CakeLuv
22nd Mar 2013, 18:17
^It seems people would enjoy that so why not? lewl

I'd like to see... idk Gaming nights, and the winner in a F4A match wins something? :l I dunno just tryin 2 halp.

schwarzman1
22nd Mar 2013, 18:41
I like the gaming night idea and if the TR stats website worked we could use some the those numbers for some friendly sp comp.

blackseed32
22nd Mar 2013, 19:42
Something linked to the new TR game. Designing something.:whistle:

a_big_house
22nd Mar 2013, 19:54
-Best duck face comp
-Best pose using the TR CE Lara figure

meimeiriver
22nd Mar 2013, 21:46
Or... we could use my old Caption Competion idea (http://forums.eidosgames.com/showpost.php?p=1882445&postcount=102). They're alway a hoot! :rasp:

DrCroft
22nd Mar 2013, 21:56
Fanfic?

Daftvirgin
22nd Mar 2013, 22:06
-Best pose using the TR CE Lara figure

I can barely get her to stand properly let alone a good pose http://s21.postimage.org/lndgu3oj7/E1_Egm_BU.gif

Driber
22nd Mar 2013, 22:26
Great ideas, keep 'em coming, folks :)


Design an outfit for Lara. :whistle:

You mean digitally, right?


Or... we could use my old Caption Competion idea (http://forums.eidosgames.com/showpost.php?p=1882445&postcount=102). They're alway a hoot! :rasp:

Those are fun (http://forums.eidosgames.com/showthread.php?t=119473), indeed!

meimeiriver
22nd Mar 2013, 22:35
Those are fun (http://forums.eidosgames.com/showthread.php?t=119473), indeed!

Awww; missed it. :( So many threads.

Xcom
22nd Mar 2013, 23:04
You mean digitally, right?


Well, yes. And drawings.

Tihocan
22nd Mar 2013, 23:08
Fanfic?

That's pretty much all I can do, so +1 :D

FearEffectInferno
22nd Mar 2013, 23:30
Design an outfit for Lara. :whistle:

This.

Valenka
23rd Mar 2013, 00:49
Definitely a fan fiction competition! Please! :D

Rai
23rd Mar 2013, 01:26
I agree with the fanfic idea :thumb: .

Shaikh
23rd Mar 2013, 07:05
Or... we could use my old Caption Competion idea (http://forums.eidosgames.com/showpost.php?p=1882445&postcount=102). They're alway a hoot! :rasp:
This must be done, soon. :D

Also Fan Fiction competition. :)

TranceTrouble
23rd Mar 2013, 09:33
Or... we could use my old Caption Competion idea (http://forums.eidosgames.com/showpost.php?p=1882445&postcount=102). They're alway a hoot! :rasp:

i would vote for that :D

Driber
24th Mar 2013, 09:32
Nice ideas, guys. Keep 'em coming!

So...so far the popular themes seem to be fanfic comp, caption comp and outfit design comp.

As it looks now, I think I'll start with a caption comp; that would be the easiest to set up in a short time.

After that I could run a fanfic comp, but I'd need some help with that one as I'm not very home in the fanfic scene. If anyone here ever made a fanfic, or better yet - hosted a fanfic comp, shoot me a PM please :)

DrCroft
24th Mar 2013, 10:51
Winner of the fanfic gets part of their story in the next game :nut: :p

Shaikh
24th Mar 2013, 11:35
After that I could run a fanfic comp, but I'd need some help with that one as I'm not very home in the fanfic scene. If anyone here ever made a fanfic, or better yet - hosted a fanfic comp, shoot me a PM please :)
LOL, nice choice of words. :lol:

meimeiriver
24th Mar 2013, 11:40
As it looks now, I think I'll start with a caption comp; that would be the easiest to set up in a short time.

Mesa like that. :)


After that I could run a fanfic comp, but I'd need some help with that one as I'm not very home in the fanfic scene. If anyone here ever made a fanfic, or better yet - hosted a fanfic comp, shoot me a PM please :)

Yeah, not really sure how one runs a fanfic competition; or whether it's even practicable; there's a diference between just quickly glancing over a caption and voting, and having to read an entire fanfic first.

BinRaider
24th Mar 2013, 12:10
Something that's not heavily reliant on Adobe.

A comic strip comp?

DrCroft
24th Mar 2013, 12:12
Maybe do it so the mods choose the winner rather than people voting?

Driber
24th Mar 2013, 13:07
Something that's not heavily reliant on Adobe.

You mean Photoshop?

("Adobe" is the name of a company that makes all sorts of software, not just Photoshop)


Maybe do it so the mods choose the winner rather than people voting?

That's how we usually do it :)

BinRaider
24th Mar 2013, 15:35
Yeah, photoshop.

Xcom
24th Mar 2013, 15:48
Well, for graphic tasks you can use free software like GIMP and accomplish much of the same as in Photoshop.

DrCroft
24th Mar 2013, 20:29
How about suggesting a location where the next TR could be set. Name a place and then say why. So if someone isn't so good at writing prose (fanfic) they can still have a go because everyone can say why X or Y would be ideal for a situation.

Driber
6th Jun 2013, 08:25
Any other ideas, guys? :)

FYI, we're trying to set up a big fanfic comp. It's just taking a bit longer than expected. But in the meantime, we can definitely do another smaller comp, so ideas are welcome!

DrCroft
6th Jun 2013, 08:55
FYI, we're trying to set up a big fanfic comp. It's just taking a bit longer than expected. But in the meantime, we can definitely do another smaller comp, so ideas are welcome!


AAAGGHHH, Too excited now :p

a_big_house
6th Jun 2013, 10:02
Eurgh fan fic... Keep them short and sweet guys! :lol:

Daftvirgin
6th Jun 2013, 14:19
Well, for graphic tasks you can use free software like GIMP and accomplish much of the same as in Photoshop.

I have Gimp but don't know how to use it like PS. It still requires a steep learning curve.

Driber
2nd Jul 2013, 19:22
Alright, guys, unless we hear some new ideas in the next 24 hours, I think we'll go for a "design an outfit for Lara" competition next. After that we'll hopefully have the fanfic comp ready to kick off :)

Anyone has a good transparent (PNG, PSD) image of Lara that we could use for the outfit comp? Preferably TR9 Lara without clothes. Well, that is... with underwear, of course :p

Daftvirgin
2nd Jul 2013, 21:33
OH SNAP Driber requests a nekkid Lara pic! :eek:

:rasp:

a_big_house
2nd Jul 2013, 23:14
DIRTY BOY! :lol:

But yay! Outfit competition!

Cristiavano
2nd Jul 2013, 23:22
Design a cool simple little game with the graphics of TR anniversary that runs on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

AdobeArtist
2nd Jul 2013, 23:22
Something that's not heavily reliant on Adobe.



But I'm very reliable :D :cool:

Oh and as for my idea, well I do think we're long overdue for a poetry contest :)

Hunter_Wolfe18
2nd Jul 2013, 23:23
Alright, guys, unless we hear some new ideas in the next 24 hours, I think we'll go for a "design an outfit for Lara" competition next. After that we'll hopefully have the fanfic comp ready to kick off :)

Oooooh... exciting! It's been so long since I've written a Lara fic. It'd be cool to see the winning stories could get turned into one of the anticipated comics. :) *fingers crossed*

Valenka
3rd Jul 2013, 03:09
After that we'll hopefully have the fanfic comp ready to kick off :)

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lqs0lrkm4F1r21cyxo2_500.gif

TombRaider4EVERT
3rd Jul 2013, 03:17
Alright, guys, unless we hear some new ideas in the next 24 hours, I think we'll go for a "design an outfit for Lara" competition next. After that we'll hopefully have the fanfic comp ready to kick off :)

Anyone has a good transparent (PNG, PSD) image of Lara that we could use for the outfit comp? Preferably TR9 Lara without clothes. Well, that is... with underwear, of course :p

How SCANDALOUS! And I thought that the members of this forum were pure minded! Oh... Wait....

SeanCordernay
3rd Jul 2013, 04:02
Winner of the fanfic gets part of their story in the next game :nut: :p

If this could actually happen, I would be so down to write a fanfic. :D

AdobeArtist
3rd Jul 2013, 04:20
If this could actually happen, I would be so down to write a fanfic. :D

Looks like Lara and Sam are gonna get into some... very interesting "adventures" in the next game :naughty::naughty:

Shaikh
3rd Jul 2013, 09:00
Bring on the naked Lara picture. :nut:

Driber
3rd Jul 2013, 09:32
Good god, people read "without clothes" and their minds go wild :lol:

I'm of course talking about something decent, like in those dress-up games for kids:

http://www.doublegames.com/images/screenshots/moviestar-dressup_1_big.jpg

Ya pervs :p

Shaikh
3rd Jul 2013, 13:11
Ah those games, Barbie, Leisure Suit Larry. :p

Cristiavano
3rd Jul 2013, 20:41
I thought of Britney Spears and her 6 or 7 costume changes on tour :).


Ah those games, Barbie, Leisure Suit Larry. :p

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d3/LuciferOrion/WardrobeRaider.jpg

AdobeArtist
14th Jul 2013, 20:35
Sooooooo, Driber... when are we gonna have the Fanfic forum competition rolling?

:wave: :poke:

DrCroft
14th Jul 2013, 22:53
Sooooooo, Driber... when are we gonna have the Fanfic forum competition rolling?

:wave: :poke:

I second this :D

Driber
14th Jul 2013, 22:57
Heh.

Well, it's summer vacation right now, so things are rolling a lot slower than usual :p

BUT... I happen to have done some preliminary work on another comp today. Hopefully soon we can kick that off :)

Rai
27th Jul 2013, 23:33
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2fnlwTEFx1r6aoq4o1_500.gif

Any progress? Uh....please :D

I found a Lara Croft dress up game (http://ywi.deviantart.com/art/Dress-up-Lara-Croft-107539031), perhaps the model can be used (would you need permission?). Or people could get ideas/practice with this one, while we wait.

larafan25
28th Jul 2013, 01:35
CD should contribute a dress-able Lara render perhaps. <_< >_>

Driber
28th Jul 2013, 14:43
@Rai: still working on the details :)

Thanks for that link - that may just come in handy!

parrys
28th Jul 2013, 19:41
still working on the details :)

Question, can the fan-fic by also a crossover or does it have to remain a strictly TR related fan-fiction?

Driber
28th Jul 2013, 20:27
We're still some time away from doing the fanfic comp, so I can't say anything for sure right now, but at first thought I don't see why not :)

parrys
28th Jul 2013, 23:50
We're still some time away from doing the fanfic comp, so I can't say anything for sure right now, but at first thought I don't see why not :)

Okay cool, I posted a crossover fanfiction of Tomb Raider and Uncharted on fanfiction.net that I'd probably like to submit into the competition if we do have it. :D

Driber
5th Nov 2013, 21:39
Anyone want to help me brainstorm Christmas themed competition ideas for this year? :)

a_big_house
6th Nov 2013, 00:19
Christmas Lara - Depict Lara doing something Christmas related.

-Similar to that one held a while back in which people were required to take images of a Lara figurine or cut-out doing something iconic, this idea will require a Christmas theme.

(Good yah ;) )

Rai
6th Nov 2013, 01:01
Have Lara actually having a Christmas holiday and have it go terribly wrong. Write the story of 500-1500 words. Go!

Or: Write a story where Lara is searching for the Tomb of Santa Clause (St Nicholas or whatever his real name is). Same word count. Go!

Or for the artistic types, create a comic strip depicting the same story themes (lesser word count obviously)

:D

larafan25
6th Nov 2013, 02:00
Yaas. I love the idea of having to fit Lara into a Christmas themed story.

AdobeArtist
6th Nov 2013, 02:59
Lara. Mistletoe. And each entry depicts who is under the mistletoe with Lara and what's occurring ;) :naughty: :whistle:

But just for added challenge, and to avoid obvious repetition, it can't be Sam :whistle:

TranceTrouble
11th Nov 2013, 17:33
Lara. Mistletoe. And each entry depicts who is under the mistletoe with Lara and what's occurring ;) :naughty: :whistle:

But just for added challenge, and to avoid obvious repetition, it can't be Sam :whistle:

hhahaha :lol:

DrCroft
12th Nov 2013, 20:57
I quite like the idea of a cut out Lara (any picture from google, printed out) and then place in some kind of christmassy event :p

Driber
30th Oct 2014, 11:34
It's nearing that time of year again!

Anyone wants to help brainstorm what to do for this year's Christmas competition, in case we'll have one?

As a reminder, here's what we've done in the recent years:

DEC 2011: Create a Christmas sig (http://forums.eidosgames.com/showthread.php?t=123630)
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DEC 2012: Create a TR Holiday Card (http://forums.eidosgames.com/showthread.php?t=129229)

DEC 2013: [URL="http://forums.eidosgames.com/showthread.php?t=140215"]Lara's Christmas Story (http://forums.eidosgames.com/showthread.php?t=138530)

I also wouldn't be opposed to do a theme we already did, if one of them is particularly popular within the community :)

Tihocan
1st Nov 2014, 11:44
I can do little else than write creatively, so that would be my vote. My shop'n skills are weak!

a_big_house
1st Nov 2014, 19:41
Lara themed Xmas cookies!

So, you bake a cookie and decorate it to be Lara or Tomb Raider themed. The best part is that it doesn't matter if you can't cook cause no one can judge the taste! :D

3 cookies max (one cookie = 1 entry?)

Rai
1st Nov 2014, 22:20
^ I was going to say, how would there be a taste test? :p

How about creating a TR themed Christmas Carol? Lyrics only, though people could go further by singing their songs if they wanted to (as a bonus, non mandatory component). People could adapt an existing carol or make up a completely new one. :D

hiropon056
2nd Nov 2014, 09:26
I completely fail at creative writing ect. So I for sure would be on crafty side :)

Maybe designing a Christmas tree ball. Drawing, photoshop or painting an actual bauble would be fun I think :)

Driber
6th Nov 2014, 00:27
Nice ideas, guys. Keep 'em coming! :)

_IMPORT_Kanteanar
7th Nov 2014, 01:08
Im new to posting... so hi everyone! And hi Driber!

I like the holiday cookies idea. I think that a batch of cookies could represent an entry. Judging could encompass creativity, form, and appeal.

I like writing a story as well. Maybe a short story of an untold adventure? Or insight on how Lara spends her free time on holidays, and how danger follows her even when shes trying to relax! It could be from any time period of any Tomb Raider that has been released.

This isnt holiday themed, but another idea is to craft a prop from a Tomb Raider game from raw materials (like cardboard, foam, wood etc). It could be sculpted, glued, painted, etc. I think people can get alot of ideas here.

Tihocan
7th Nov 2014, 02:56
Maybe designing a Christmas tree ball.

I love this idea.

Driber
7th Nov 2014, 09:09
Hello and welcome, Kanteanar :wave:

Great ideas! :)

AdobeArtist
7th Nov 2014, 12:35
How about designing a Christmas outfit? We could use those dress-up templates again. Though I really wanna do another fanfic contest :)

a_big_house
30th Nov 2014, 23:07
^ I quite like that idea... Stockings galore :naughty: :lol:

a_big_house
1st Jul 2015, 21:01
^ Let's ignore that post :lol:

New idea! To celebrate Rise being launched on Xbox One (and 360) why not have a comp where we can create a custom console design for the Xbone? :D

EDIT: Or not...


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