June 26th, 2009– After several weeks of entries, one Raskulls design has emerged as the winner, which will be converted into a 3D model and playable in the final Xbox Live Arcade release of Raskulls! The champion is none other than Police, which was flawlessly constructed with all elements of design working perfectly. A simple concept tailored exceptionally well to the Raskulls formula, the entry became a clear favorite within the Halfbrick studio. The artist behind it all is Jamie Cartwright, a 20 year old UK resident.
Congratulations Jamie! His prize is the immortalization of his design in the final XBLA release of Raskulls as a playable character. He also receives a free copy of the game upon its release, along with a limited edition King figurine and Halfbrick T-shirt. The two runner-up designs also receive a free copy of Raskulls and the bundle of merchandise.
Jason Poley is our first runner-up with Lord McSquid:
We always said that you don’t need to be a world class artist to join the fun with Raskulls, and an engaging and unexpected idea can really go a long way. This entirely bizarre yet ultimately lovable Twiggy from Scott MacFarlane deserves the second runner-up award. Blindingly obvious yet completely hilarious - Cccupation: Tree
Congratulations to all three winners! You’ll be able to play as Police (among many other characters) when Raskulls is released on Xbox Live Arcade later this year. For those previously uninitiated with the Raskulls and their misadventures, check out the debut trailer:
Stay tuned for even more Raskulls news, previews, trailers and information in the coming months! In the meantime, enjoy some of the other great entries we received as part of the first official Design a Raskull contest!
Raskulls is an upcoming racing platformer for Xbox Live Arcade. It’s an entirely original IP from Australian developer Halfbrick, and features a lengthy single-player adventure campaign along with rich local and online multiplayer modes. With racing, combat and puzzle elements, not to mention the tongue-in-cheek humor found rampant throughout the entire game, it’s a platformer unlike anything seen before. To be released in Q3 2009. Check out more Raskulls at www.halfbrick.com and subscribe to Halfbrick updates via Twitter, Facebook and Youtube!