Design a Game Character – Art Competition

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Our design competition is now closed!

Winning Entry

The Skeleton!

Runners Up

The Reaper and The Zombie!

Thanks to everyone that took part!

Voting Results

The Nominations

Contest Nominations
Contest Nominations


fireborn Calling All Game Asset Artists!

We are running an open competition to design an exclusive character for our upcoming game Ghost Dash: Scared Of The Dark. The winning design will feature as an unlockable character in the final game due to be released in Summer 2016

shield Awards

  • £50 Amazon voucher to winner PLUS your character featured in Ghost Dash: Scared Of The Dark PLUS full in-game credits PLUS early access PLUS an opportunity to provide feedback into the final game!
  • £25 Amazon voucher to 2 runners-up


slow Timeline – Ready, Steady, Draw!

  • 12th April 2016 – competition start date
  • 21st May 2016 – submission deadline – CLOSED
  • 27th May 2016 – nominations announced, voting opens
  • 4th June 2016 – voting closes, winners announced


alien How To Submit

1. Tweet your art using the following hashtags:

#ghostdash #indiedev #indiegame #gamedev #gameart #competition

2. Follow us on Twitter

If you are not on Twitter, you can also contact us directly.

invisible All Entries!

The Small Print

  • Entries must be in PNG format (square size) no smaller than 1024 by 1024px
  • Art assets must be in keeping with the aethetics and art style of Ghost Dash: Scared Of The Dark – see dev log for examples
  • Up to 4 selected entries will be put to a community vote on Twitter
  • Most up-voted character will feature as an exclusive character in Ghost Dash: Scared Of The Dark
  • By sumbitting an entry you allow us to feature your image on Twitter and on this page as part of the competition
  • Only the winning entry will be used in the game
  • Wall West will own the copyright to winning entry art work
  • The character will be un-lockable using in-game collectibles
  • Winning entry will be required to further submit 7 “walking” animation frames to feature in the game (these will not have to be complex, just similar to below sample, frames can be repeated)
  • In case of a very small number of entries (less than 10) or in case of poor quality entries the competition may be declared void and the winning entry selected by Wall West
  • Participation is free
  • No purchase necessary
  • Competition is run by Wall West, 10th Floor, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5AA
  • Multiple entries are allowed
  • Winners will be notified via direct message on Twitter or email
  • Results will be announced on Twitter and on this page
  • Game will be released exclusive to iOS
  • Final game release date may vary
  • All final decisions remain with Wall West

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