Irish Game Art Open For Bids At PopCap’s Charity Auction

Hi there,

I just wanted to give you a head’s up that, PopCap Games has today launched the second wave of art up for grabs, for the Charity Art Auction on eBay. This week items include a one-of-a-kind creation by Irish artist, Mick Minogue. The stunning diorama entitled "Final Wave" is based on PopCap’s runaway hit, Plants vs. Zombies– the fastest-ever selling iPhone/iPod strategy game.

Please view the attached for smaller images or please follow the link to download larger images of Mick’s creation - http://dropbox.popcap.com/PR/CharityArtAuction/Plants%20vs.%20Zombies%20images.zip

This auction is now live and will end June 28 th at 8pm WET– www.ebay.com/popcap. All the proceeds will be donated to two charities: SpecialEffect in the UK and Starlight Children’s Foundation in the US.

We currently have a video on YouTube to give you an idea of the kind of art that is on auction: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLFw6V86N9o&feature=feedu

Please find the full media alert pasted below and do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions.

Thanks,

Ember 

WHAT:         In the second wave of its charity videogame art auction, PopCap gives collectors and PopCap fans the opportunity to secure a piece of one-of-a-kind art– while benefitting both UK charity, SpecialEffect and Starlight Children’s Foundation in the US. The nine items under the online hammer this week include a one-of-a-kind creation by Irish artist, Mick Minogue. The stunning diorama entitled "Final Wave" is based on PopCap’s runaway hit, Plants vs. Zombies– the fastest-ever selling iPhone/iPod strategy game.

The“Final Wave” diorama brings BAFTA-nominated Plants vs. Zombies to life - each character detail is hand-drawn, coloured and layered on card to create depth and draw the viewer in. The whole scene is encased in a DIY fortified box that represents the iPhone or laptop screen. Playing with perspectives and movement, the piece portrays the chaos of the final level of the videogame in art form. This piece is on display for a limited time at Filmbase in Temple bar in Dublin.

 

          Othervideogame art items currently up for grabs include:

·         Lex Bookworm original sketch on paper. Starting bids for these items range from $1 (dollar) to $350 (dollar)

·         Plants vs. Zombies ceramic bowl and mug set

·         Plants vs. Zombies Organ Grinder Zombie concept sketch on wood

·         Plants vs. Zombies Peashooter costume

·         Plants vs. Zombies XBLA player house concept sketch on canvas

·         Zuma Tiki Gods original concept sketch on paper

PopCap is donating 100 percent of all proceeds from the auctions to the Starlight Children’s Foundation in the United States and SpecialEffect in the United Kingdom, two nonprofits dedicated to helping seriously ill and disabled children and young people.

           
          More information about PopCap’s first ever charity art auction can be found at www.ebay.com/popcap
           
WHO:         Adults, teens, tweens, parents, video game fans and consumers of all kinds
           
WHEN:         Begins Tuesday, June 21 st at 8pm WET; Ends Tuesday, June 28 th at 8pm WET
WHERE:          

www.ebay.com/popcap 

 

VISUALS:         Photos of this week’s auction items http://dropbox.popcap.com/PR/EricWalter/Wave%202%20Slides.zip

  


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