Design a Fantasy Game Website (PSD) - Homepage Only

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $540
  • Entries Received: 9
  • Winner: monillo

Contest Brief

We're preparing a new website for our game so we're looking for some fresh ideas from designers worldwide. Give us something that's new and unique, there's no restrictions to the design and layout. The more detail the better, the more time spent on the project the more likely we'll find it appealing. The trick here is to impress a group of nostalgic game enthusiasts, demographic is male, between ages 20-35.

VERY IMPORTANT!

For this contest you will be required to submit a design for the homepage only and the other pages will be commissioned later. We will design an entire website but we are looking for someone talented that can impress us with a mock up for the homepage first. We will then proceed to work with the designer and complete the entire project based on the theme submitted.

Here are the rules:

0) You may use our current website for information: [login to view URL]
0) DO NOT blatantly copy and redesign our current website. We'll fail you.
0) DO NOT recycle some generic theme. This must be a custom new design.

1) You must use our mascot. You can use the image that's attached to this contest.


2) You must use our logo and you can download the logo pack and psd attached.


3) You must have a section for latest posts, client updates, and server updates.
4) You must have a full-width slider, visible upon landing on page.
5) Full-Width website preferred, you can risk other variations if confident.
6) Blog / News post must be present to inform players of latest info.
7) A vote reward must exist. It must be visible upon landing on website.
8) A login/game server status must exist.
9) Color scheme must contain our shade of red, keep it clean.

Have fun with this project! We're a great team and like to explore new ideas and edgy content when it comes to web design. Don't be afraid to push your limits. Aside from these guidelines, there are no limitations to the style of the elements, the overall layout, etc. Be creative. We're looking for something unique that will leave us speechless.

VERY IMPORTANT!

We're always looking to keep a full-time designer on retainer. If you can show us a masterpiece we'll prioritize your skills. A lot of freelancers have continued working with us. When a project comes up, we typically contact previous clients first out of respect for their work. So don't hesitate to enter this contest as we will always have design work to be completed and it's always a fun project that will test your spirit.

Good luck to everyone.

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Employer Feedback

“Juan Carlos G. is a very professional freelancer, works diligently, well-versed in Delphi and extremely dedicated to the details of a project. Highly recommended for future projects. ”

Profile image Hadjiev, Canada.

Public Clarification Board

  • sebaig
    sebaig
    • 5 months ago

    Exactly, unfortuntately I was preparing something and wasted my time since they closed the contest before time. But it is sure even worse for those who were actually taking feedback from the client and working hard trying to meet requirements and design specifications. What a mockery, what a waste of time. Hope Freelancer makes something about it, I reported it.

    • 5 months ago
  • RDdevelopers
    RDdevelopers
    • 5 months ago

    Just fake contest. wast of time , i was lucky that i didn't wasted my time over here..

    • 5 months ago
  • Hadjiev
    Contest Holder
    • 5 months ago

    The PSD was sent privately.

    • 5 months ago
  • Hadjiev
    Contest Holder
    • 5 months ago

    The contest is now closed. We've selected a winner. Thank you for all your contributions some were quite nice, others were in need of improvement. The winning PSD has been delivered via Skype.

    • 5 months ago
    1. pulkitssxd
      pulkitssxd
      • 5 months ago

      Pixelated chop box?

      • 5 months ago
  • pulkitssxd
    pulkitssxd
    • 5 months ago

    What? the winning entry is nothing but some weird blue squares

    • 5 months ago
  • pulkitssxd
    pulkitssxd
    • 5 months ago

    #32 hope you like it

    • 5 months ago
    1. Hadjiev
      Contest Holder
      • 5 months ago

      It was not bad. The effort is appreciated.

      • 5 months ago
  • pulkitssxd
    pulkitssxd
    • 5 months ago

    Im working on a design but I have to say the watermark on the spectral dancer really puts it off

    • 5 months ago
    1. Hadjiev
      Contest Holder
      • 5 months ago

      We'll look past it.

      • 5 months ago
  • Hadjiev
    Contest Holder
    • 5 months ago

    Quick Update:

    1) Do not copy our website, we're not looking for a redesign, we're looking for something new.
    2) Do not recycle blog themes and try to pass it off as custom gamer themes.
    3) If you are not using Photoshop to design elements, do not enter this contest, artistry a must.
    4) Get creative, stop using our elements for our current website, show us something different.

    Today's submissions did not fare well. Pretend you're launching a video game, then ask yourself:

    "What would my website look like to impress the players?"

    Then submit that design.

    • 5 months ago
  • 99dezine-Born for Designs
    99dezine-Born for Designs
    • 5 months ago

    HI, Please provide feedback on #22. Thanks

    • 5 months ago
    1. Hadjiev
      Contest Holder
      • 5 months ago

      Done.

      • 5 months ago
  • SeyvaqS
    SeyvaqS
    • 5 months ago

    Hi, I seem to have a problem accessing the Spectral dancer .rar file. When I open it, winrar tells me that the file is damaged. Could you please reupload the file?

    • 5 months ago
    1. Hadjiev
      Contest Holder
      • 5 months ago

      Oddly enough I just unpacked it fine without any problems. I don't know why you're getting an error. Redownload the file from the guidelines and see if you're getting the same error. This problem was fixed a while back.

      • 5 months ago
    2. SeyvaqS
      SeyvaqS
      • 5 months ago

      WinRAR couldn't extract it for some reason, but I got it done with an alternative software. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

      • 5 months ago
  • Hadjiev
    Contest Holder
    • 5 months ago

    Okay so we had to spend a lot of time today addressing all the submissions. Thus far two artists have caught our eye, we have given very detailed feedback on the layout, design, and creativity aspects for all submissions. I'm going to remind everyone that creating a website for a game server is hardly easy; it requires patience and tremendous creativity. You will not nail it the first time, ever, because you have no guidance on the game itself or how to approach it, many of you became blinded by our own website and simply copied it. So what advice can I give to future submissions?

    Give us something modern and clean with an aesthetic beauty to it focused on the mascot to which we've attached in the contest rules. Make our logo shine and pretend like INERA is your game server, how would you attract players to it? Make a plan, jot some notes, and begin your design process. Design comes from the heart, as a passion.

    • 5 months ago
    1. Hadjiev
      Contest Holder
      • 5 months ago

      Good work everyone!

      • 5 months ago
  • SimonT1980
    SimonT1980
    • 5 months ago

    I've finished the design and uploaded it, you can view it at entry #19. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it!

    • 5 months ago
    1. Hadjiev
      Contest Holder
      • 5 months ago

      Writing all the reviews now!

      • 5 months ago
  • Hadjiev
    Contest Holder
    • 5 months ago

    Reminder, this is not just a contest for a one-time reward. We're also going to hire you for all future websites and updates to our infrastructure for our server. We're looking not only for a website but also a client. So get those submissions in!

    • 5 months ago
  • rbc659
    rbc659
    • 5 months ago

    Working

    • 5 months ago
    1. Hadjiev
      Contest Holder
      • 5 months ago

      Good send one in we're curious! :)

      • 5 months ago
  • SimonT1980
    SimonT1980
    • 5 months ago

    Working on a great design for your website, will be finishing the first draft for you to see tomorrow!

    • 5 months ago
    1. Hadjiev
      Contest Holder
      • 5 months ago

      Good looking forward to it.

      • 5 months ago
  • Hadjiev
    Contest Holder
    • 5 months ago

    Reminder we're looking for unique projects with tremendous detail on the elements and overall design / layout, cookie-cutter themes that apply to any project will not pass. Delve into your creative design and focus on your work.

    • 5 months ago
  • 99dezine-Born for Designs
    99dezine-Born for Designs
    • 5 months ago

    Hi, Please provide feedback on #4 and #5, i am sure you will really like them. Thanks

    • 5 months ago
    1. Hadjiev
      Contest Holder
      • 5 months ago

      I am doing that now.

      • 5 months ago
  • Jhsourav
    Jhsourav
    • 5 months ago

    i am working on it Sir. Hope i will serve you a better result.

    • 5 months ago
    1. Hadjiev
      Contest Holder
      • 5 months ago

      Good, looking forward to it. Remember to follow the rules.

      • 5 months ago
  • hamidAkhatar
    hamidAkhatar
    • 5 months ago

    Hi ! Working on it, I hope to present to you the results that you are expecting and even more

    • 5 months ago
    1. Hadjiev
      Contest Holder
      • 5 months ago

      Great, looking forward to it.

      • 5 months ago
  • Hadjiev
    Contest Holder
    • 5 months ago

    REMINDER: Follow the guidelines or the entry will not be considered.

    • 5 months ago
  • ramjanali892
    ramjanali892
    • 5 months ago

    #guaranteed

    • 5 months ago
    1. Hadjiev
      Contest Holder
      • 5 months ago

      The answer is no.

      • 5 months ago
  • JackHall97
    JackHall97
    • 5 months ago

    never done something so ambitious but im looking forward to making my entry

    • 5 months ago
    1. Hadjiev
      Contest Holder
      • 5 months ago

      Good, we're looking forward to it. Make it bold!

      • 5 months ago
  • ndnahid
    ndnahid
    • 5 months ago

    Please check #1

    • 5 months ago
    1. Hadjiev
      Contest Holder
      • 5 months ago

      It has been checked. Thank you.

      • 5 months ago
  • aryamaity
    aryamaity
    • 5 months ago

    Please #guaranteed, #sealed contest

    • 5 months ago
    1. Hadjiev
      Contest Holder
      • 5 months ago

      We cannot do a guarantee if none of the entries meet our requirements, which is very possible when it comes to design, especially since game websites are difficult to design in comparison to eCommerce.

      • 5 months ago
    2. Hadjiev
      Contest Holder
      • 5 months ago

      As for the seal, we will add it now.

      • 5 months ago
  • ephdesign13
    ephdesign13
    • 5 months ago

    is it just for PSD format Sir?

    • 5 months ago
    1. Hadjiev
      Contest Holder
      • 5 months ago

      We just need a PSD of the mock up, correct. Reminder that we will be working closely to build an entire website, this contest is only for the homepage but if you want to share other ideas for other pages, feel free to do so ;)

      • 5 months ago

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