In The Dark Update! Monster Contest

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Hey guys, remember that game my brother's making? I have an update from him:

We at Escapement Studios have been toying with the idea of holding a contest related to our game In The Dark.
We ask that you design a monster that will fit the setting of the game, a plus if you give it a description of how it acts and moves.
Just post your submission here on Deviant Art and send Kytri a note.

The prizes are as follows:
1st : You will receive a copy of the game and your monster will be in it!
2nd and 3rd: You will receive a free copy of the game when it comes out!

Here are the rules:

- Monsters in the game are all black with white features such as eyes and mouths
- Please try to keep your designs from becoming too complicated so that we will not have trouble conveying its motions as a silhouette.
- You're allowed to submit more than once, but only one will be chosen per person.
- When you post your submission, please link to our kickstarter page: kck.st/o0trUC
- The dead line is Monday, August 22nd

Good luck to everyone who enters, we look forward to seeing your ideas!


I know some of you expressed interest in the game but were unable to contribute to the kickstarter fund, so this is a perfect opportunity for you to try for a free copy. I can't wait to see what you guys come up with!

If you have any questions just post them in the comments. I'll try to answer them as best I can.

Edit: Entrants so far:
maeshughes14.deviantart.com/ar… from MaesHughes14
kiliijanikka.deviantart.com/ar… from KiliijaNikka
pelle131313.deviantart.com/art… from pelle131313
anotherfirename.deviantart.com… from anotherfirename
pinappleapple.deviantart.com/a… from pinappleapple
appul.deviantart.com/art/In-Th… from APPUL
minteyy.deviantart.com/art/In-… from Minteyy
dragonzero200.deviantart.com/a… from Ropnolc who also provided our first ever fanart dragonzero200.deviantart.com/a…
lazer-isin.deviantart.com/art/… from Lazer-Isin
bree333888.deviantart.com/art/… from Bree333888
silver272.deviantart.com/art/M… from silver272
alorathedragon.deviantart.com/… from AloratheDragon
skyeslipstream.deviantart.com/… fromSkyeSlipstream
hannoth.deviantart.com/art/in-… fromhannoth
a-fearsome-artisan.deviantart.… from A-Fearsome-Artisan
chibi-chimera.deviantart.com/a… from chibi-chimera
eeveeninja77.deviantart.com/ar… from :Eeveeninja77
zazz96.deviantart.com/art/ItD-… from zazz96
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zazz96Hobbyist Writer
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I hope he's not too complex. xD To cut down on animation, he could probably just sit there and swipe at Bump instead of waking up/walking/getting bored/falling back asleep.
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kytriProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Eeveeninja77Hobbyist General Artist
Hope it's not too late to submit. Sorry bout that! ^^;

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kytriProfessional Digital Artist
My brother wasn't terribly specific about times so I'll take them up to midnight EST.

Thanks!
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I hope this is what it's supposed to be like. Gosh I'm nervous...

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kytriProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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A-Fearsome-ArtisanProfessional General Artist
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This game looks really cool :-)
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kytriProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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hannothStudent Digital Artist
here you go: [link]
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kytriProfessional Digital Artist
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AloratheDragonHobbyist General Artist
Question: Can we submit beneficial monsters as well as attackers? For instance, redirecting or blocking light, or maybe even generating it. Even if not, I'll be submitting some crazy stuff anyway. :3
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zazz96Hobbyist Writer
Dat siggy.
Layton ftw.
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AloratheDragonHobbyist General Artist
<3 Thanks~! There's always some hilariously improbable and ridiculously awesome event in each game, isn't there? x3
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zazz96Hobbyist Writer
Indeed. C:
And improbability rules my world.


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kytriProfessional Digital Artist
They can be beneficial, yes, but by definition the monsters in the game cannot enter the light.
You can still submit something like you described but it might be disqualified if it's too outside the scope of the game.
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AloratheDragonHobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I'll see what crazy stuff I come up with, but in the meantime here's this badly-drawn Paint thing: [link]

:3 Can't wait to get the game when it comes out!
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kytriProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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kytriProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Bree333888Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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My entry is done! 8D
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kytriProfessional Digital Artist
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I hope this isn't too extravagant and... rule breaking...
I got this idea and HAD to do it!

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Good luck to everyone else! And I really hope this game will make it.
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kytriProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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RopnolcHobbyist Digital Artist
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Because yes~
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