【First Corporate-Sponsored UGC Contest!】Announcement of the upcoming UGC contest, featuring sponsorship from renowned companies and projects!

1/31/2024
【First Corporate-Sponsored UGC Contest!】Announcement of the  upcoming UGC contest, featuring sponsorship from renowned companies and projects!

Thank you for always playing GensoKishi Online.

We are pleased to announce the holding of the first-ever company sponsored UGC contest!

In this UGC contest, we are seeking 3D model designs for one part of “Cosplay Equipment” that can be worn in GensoKishi Online.

We have received sponsorship from five companies, and each company has set up a total of nine awards.

Each award will be selected by the respective sponsoring company from the entries submitted during the application period.
Each award includes prizes, and we plan to tokenize the winning designs as NFTs, alond with featuring the sponsoring company’s logo on the NFT and thumbnail of the artwork.
(*The rarity of the winning Cosplay Equipment NFT for each award is rare, with no parameters-purely visual equipment)

If you’re thinking, “I want to apply but I don’t understand 3D”, there are convenient services available that can generate 3D models from illustrations or images using AI.
Please feel free to take on the challenge!!


→ 3rd UGC Contest


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■Application Guideline:

Application Period:
February 2, 2024(Friday) to March 3, 2024(Sunday) until 23:59(JST)

Requested Entries:
1 piece of 3D model design for one part of “Cosplay Equipment”
Applicable Parts: Right hand, Left Hand, Upper body, Lower body, Head, Back, Shoulder- any of the 7 parts.

You can submit newly created designs for the UGC contest or ones that have already been produced as UGC equipment.

*You can submit multiple entries per person!

*Submission of UGC file through GENSO MAKER is not mandatory.

*For this contest, incorporating the logo of sponsor company BŌSŌ TOKYO into the design is allowed. If you create a design incorporating the BŌSŌ TOKYO logo, you can apply that design as UGC equipment. However, permission or non-permission regarding the submitted designs will be determined by BŌSŌ TOKYO after the end of the application period.
→ BŌSŌ TOKYO logo download link here

*For this contest, incorporating the logo of sponsor company REDLIST into the design is allowed. If you create a design incorporating the REDLIST logo, you can apply that design as UGC equipment. However, permission or non-permission regarding the submitted designs will be determined by REDLIST after the end of the application period.
→ REDLIST logo download link here

*For this contest, submitting designs that incorporate the characters Donpen, Donko, and Dojō-chan from sponsor company Don Quijote is allowed. Designs incorporating these characters will be NFT-ized only for winning entries and cannot be applied as UGC equipment. When designing using the character of Don Quijote, please avoid creating designs for the left-hand equipment that suggest receiving damage, considering the perspective of maintaining the character image, except for the right-hand equipment used for attacks.

*Follow the UGC Equipment 3D Model Production Guidelines for design.

3D Model (FBX):

  • Polygons: Up to 2000 polygons per item (triangles)
  • Number of objects: Only one per item (even if modeled separately, combine into one in the end)
  • Number of materials: Only one per item (simple, with only color texture applied)

Texture (PNG or TGA):

  • Number: Only one color texture per item (even if multiple, consolidate into one texture in the end)
  • Resolution: Up to a maximum of 512px × 512px

UGC Equipment 3D Model Production Guidelines★
Player Character Sample Model for reference★
Part-Specific Sample 3D Model for reference★

*Sample 3D models for those new to 3D model production are also available, requiring only the preparation of textures (2D images).
Sample 3D models for beginners★


■Awards(*in alphabetical order)

Common Rewards:
The winning entries will be presented to creators as UGC equipment NFTs, with 10 pieces each.
*will include the logo of the winning company on the NFT thumbnail as a gift.

  • gumi Taiwan Award (3 Winners) :
    Each winner will receive one ”MEGA MAN X DiVE NFT”(gumi Taiwan will select the NFT to be presented)
    ※”MEGA MAN X DiVE NFT” … The first NFT in the Mega Man X series, licensed by CAPCOM Taiwan CO., LTD., and released by gumi Inc. (Headquarters:Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo; President and CEO: Hiroyuki Kawamoto)

     
  • Don Quijote Award (4 Winners) :
    ・Best 3D Design Award : Don Quijote's selected item ”BIG ドBOX”
    ・Excellence 3D Design Award : Don Quijote's selected item ”mini ドBOX”
    ・Best Texture Design Award : Don Quijote's selected item ”BIG ドBOX”
    ・Excellence Texture Design Award : Don Quijote's selected item ”mini ドBOX”
    (sent via post)
    *Don Quijote is looking forward to the UGC equipment designed by GENSO creators featuring Donpen, Donko and Dojo-chan.
    *It’s an award for works using the distributed sample models(create a 3D model solely through texture editing.)
    *The Don Quijote Award is limited to winners residing within Japan for the convenience of product shipment. (*Excluding Participation Award)
  • Don Quijote Participation Award :
    (for those who submitted designs featuring Donpen, Donko, and Dojo-chan)
    Gift of a Donpen T-shirt equipment usable in GensoKishi (picture is sample image)
    *Even if you submit multiple designs, please note that the Donpen T-shirt equipment NFT awarded will be limited to one per account (one per user) in the case of selection.

     
  • BŌSŌ TOKYO Award (1 Winner) :
    BŌSŌ TOKYO #120

     
  • REDLIST Award (3 Winners) :
    TOKI 1-pair

    Sumatran Tiger 1-pair
     
    Starry Night Toad  1-pair

    We will inquire about the preferred item from the above three options from each winners. If preferred item is duplicated, select randomly by operation team.
     

■Application Process

Submission Steps:

(1)Review the recruitment guidelines and create the submission artwork.
(2)Capture images or videos of the completed artwork.
(3)Attach the artwork images or videos to X(formerly Twitter), and post using the provided submission post template below.

▼Submission Post Template▼
@genso_meta
#GENSOUGC
Work Title:*Up to 10 characters*
Part:*Specify the created part*
Author Name:*Up to 10 characters*
PR Text:*Feel free to include a PR*

(4)Complete the submission.

*Each submission has its own dedicated post. If you are submitting multiple entries, please keep this in mind.
*The number of likes and retweets on the submission posts will not affect the judging process.
*Following the judging, you will be requested to submit the 3D model data for the artwork.


■Important Notes:
Only original designs from applicants are eligible. Submission of works outside the recruitment guidelines is not allowed.
・While the creation of 3D models is required, the transformation into UGC equipment is not mandatory in this contest. Please note that certain designs may not be eligible for UGC equipment transformation.
・For entries in this contest, it is possible to incorporate the logo of BŌSŌ TOKYO into the design of the created 3D model.
(*Please note that if you create a work with the BŌSŌ TOKYO logo, you can submit that work as a UGC equipment. However, permission or non-permission for the submitted work will be determined by BŌSŌ TOKYO after the application period ends.)
・For entries in this contest, it is possible to incorporate the logo of REDLIST into the design of the created 3D model.
(*Please note that if you create a work with the REDLIST logo, you can submit that work as a UGC equipment. However, permission or non-permission for the submitted work will be determined by REDLIST after the application period ends.)
・Entries for this contest can incorporate the designs of Donpen, Donko, and Dojochan into the 3D model created.
(*Please note that this is limited to models and designs created by the participant themselves. Using official images of Donpen, Donko, and Dojochan from Don Quijote's official website or social media is not allowed.
For example, The use of illustrations of Donpen posted on the official Don Quijote X, or any character designs that are trademarked, is strictly prohibited when creating your work.)
(*Entries that incorporate the designs of Donpen, Donko, and Dojochan will be NFT-ized only for winning entries. If a work is not selected for an award, it cannot be submitted as UGC equipment. Please be aware of this.)
(*Participants whose works, incorporating the designs of Donpen, Donko, and Dojochan, are not selected for an award will receive a collaboration NFT designed by Don Quijote as a participation prize.)
Show respect when incorporating logos or characters; inappropriate handling may lead to post deletion or contest cancellation.
(*If inappropriate handling of logos or characters from sponsoring companies is confirmed, we may request the removal of the submission posts. Additionally, there is a possibility that the contest itself may be canceled without prior notice.)
・Participants can reuse UGC equipment already used in GensoKishi. If selected, the winning entries will be presented as separate NFTs with new thumbnails containing "GensoKishi Online 3rd UGC Contest" and "Logos of respective companies".
・Only entries for the specified recruitment parts (right hand, left hand, upper body, lower body, head, back, shoulder) are allowed.
・Even if the winning creation follows the guidelines, adjustments to the model may be made by the operation team if there are issues with its representation in the game or other related concerns.
・Entries without the hashtag "#GENSOUGC" will be considered invalid.
・Deleting submission posts during the application period will invalidate the submission.
・Avoid engaging in defamatory actions towards submission works or participants. Participants engaging in such behavior may be excluded from the contest without prior notice.
・If any issues are identified with submission works or participants, exclusion from the contest may occur without prior notice.
・One post is required per artwork. If submitting multiple works, please post each one separately.
・Previous winners of the Creator's Program are not eligible to submit.
・Works that fall under the following categories cannot be submitted:
 ・Violation of third-party rights, including intellectual property rights, honor, reputation, privacy, or copyright. (※For this contest only, the restrictions mentioned earlier do not apply to Donpen, Donko, and Dojochan.)
 ・Works that are explicit, violent, discriminatory, or cause discomfort to third parties.
 ・Works that violate public morals, laws, or are deemed inappropriate for the contest.
 ・Any other works deemed inappropriate for this contest.
・While the copyright of the works will be contributed by the user, the NFT of the winning Cosplay Equipment will contribute to GensoKishi Online.
・Participants are considered to have agreed to the terms of use and the NFT license agreement.


■Judging Period:

Judging Period: March 4(Monday) to March 11, 2024 Scheduled
Results Announcement: March 12, 2024 (Tuesday) Scheduled
Prize Distribution: Starting from late March 2024 Scheduled
Awarded NFT Distribution: Starting from late March 2024 Scheduled


We look forward to receiving your submissions filled with originality!


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■Introduction of Sponsoring Companies (*In Alphabetical Order, Honorifics Omitted)

  • gumi Inc.


    With its mission to "Wow the World! Inspire Everyone!", gumi is engaged in two main businesses: the mobile online game business and the blockchain business. In the mobile online game business, gumi develops original titles as well as third-party IP titles. In the blockchain business, gumi develops blockchain games and other blockchain content, invests in funds primarily in overseas markets, operates leading blockchain nodes, and makes investments in the XR domain.
    For more information, please visit http://www.gu3.co.jp/en/

     

  • Special Sponsorship:G-value presented by ascope

    G-value has featured a special page dedicated to the 3rd UGC Contest on the creative job site G-value!


    ■ About the creative job site G-value
    ~Leave the introduction of creative jobs to Ascope!~
    They specialize in introducing creative jobs and offer a wide range of web, CG, and IT industry opportunities, including freelance and planned introduction dispatch jobs.

    Why don't you using our service which is promoting job opportunities available on the G-value job search site.
    After applying, specialized counselors will provide sincere assistance tailored to the industry.

    For more information, please visit : https://g-value.jp/

     
  • Don Quijote

    Don Quijote is a comprehensive discount store with the concept of "convenience + discount + amusement." They offer a diverse range of approximately 45,000 items, including food, daily necessities, miscellaneous goods, clothing, electronics, brand products, and variety goods. Don Quijote aims to be the "number one store" in terms of product price, value, and assortment in the local community.

    Store Website:https://www.donki.com/
    majica app:https://x.gd/lQMKO
    List of SNS accounts:https://www.donki.com/socialmediapolicy/sns.php

     
  • BŌSŌ TOKYO


    BŌSŌ TOKYO is a project by designer and illustrator "Hidetaka Tenjin” depicting the world of biker gang culture and cyberpunk SF in the metaverse era. The project is led by "Afro&Co.," a creative company known for creating new experiences, with "Afromanse" serving as the creative director.
    BŌSŌ TOKYO, the original avatar brand from Tokyo, offers various added values (utilities) for NFT holders, including unique artworks, high-quality 3D data distribution, and avatars that can be brought into the metaverse.
     

    BŌSŌ TOKYO OFFICIAL

    WEB:https://www.bosotokyo.com/

    OpenSea:https://opensea.io/collection/bosotokyo-official
    Discord:https://discord.gg/bosotokyo
    X:https://twitter.com/BosoTokyo

     
  • REDLIST

    REDLIST is a project aimed at connecting endangered species to the next generation. Named after the list 'REDLIST,' featuring endangered wildlife, the product design draws inspiration from animals facing the crisis of extinction. REDLIST develops apparel and sneakers embodying the rarity of these animals, stimulating people's lifestyles, thoughts, and actions.

    Instagram:@redlist.official
    web site:https://redli.st/

     

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