[ZS] Zombie Slayer May 2015 GearJam Contest!

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  1. mi7ch

    mi7ch Administrator

    Have some great visual design ideas for a sweet new game item? Let’s see what you’ve got!

    From now until Sunday, May 24th, submit your item concepts to this thread by commenting below. The Kano Creative Team will pick their favourite based on how well it meets the submission criteria, as well as how fun and interesting it would be to make.

    The winner will see their entry added into the game as a powerful Limited Quantity item, get a free one for their inventory, and receive a package of 50 Favor Points!

    Submission criteria are below. Please read them carefully, as the rules have changed since the last contest!

    Entries that follow the criteria carefully will have a much better shot at winning. Entries that ignore the criteria will be disqualified and may even be removed from the thread.


    This is a visual design contest! What we want from you is the kind of information we would include in the work order that is given to our illustrator when we need an image created.

    Item creation is a technical as well as a creative process. The idea is to give the artist clear and descriptive information about what the item should look like, without them having to pore over a novel’s worth of text.

    Your submission MUST include:
    • A name for your item that is under 25 characters long.
    • The type of item (Weapon, Vehicle or Gear)
    • A description of the item’s appearance that is under 400 characters long.
    The most important part of your submission is the description. Remember, you have limited space and the illustrator is first and foremost concerned with key visual elements. Think about how you can best specify the shapes, colors, and textures of the image you have in mind.


    Stick to one single item submission per post, please! You can post more than once if you wish, but please don’t spam the thread or your entries may be removed.

    In the past, we’ve allowed participants to include images with their entries. Not this time! We’re looking for interesting concepts straight from your own imagination, so you’re going to have to do this one without visual aids. Entries that include pictures will be disqualified.

    Keep the game’s theme in mind! While we do make some exceptions, don’t be surprised if submissions of giant alien robots don’t gain a lot of traction with our illustrators when they’re looking to make gear for swashbuckling pirates.


    Name: Narwhal Lance
    Type: Weapon
    Description: A long weapon resembling the jousting lances used in tournaments in the Middle Ages. The pointed shaft is made from a narwhal tusk, a long twisting tooth resembling a unicorn horn, that widens into a bell-shaped guard. The grip is plain and unadorned. The entire weapon is made of the same material, an aged ivory, which is smooth but not glossy, and appears to have some brown discoloration in the cracks and grooves.
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  2. juanmmatam

    juanmmatam Member

    My proposal:

    Name: Juan M Mata

    Type: Vehicle (Tesla annihilator)

    Description: The base model could be the s rtaher than the x model. Black color with nice 18 alloy wheels. A machine "zapper" on top and/or a radar "zombie" detector. A slight modifitcation could be make it sharper at the front wih kind of "needle?design.
  3. Richard Peters

    Richard Peters New Member

    Eh why not, I'll give this a shot ;)
    Name: High-Tech Exoskeleton
    Type: Gear
    Description: Let's make this an attack based gear. Think of a high-tech robotic exoskeleton suit that your typical zombie slayer can wear, like the one Ironman wears. It comes with a whole arsenal of weapons capable of zombie annihilation, such as lasers, flamethrowers, chain guns, rocket launchers, the whole 9 nine yards.
  4. VRW4114

    VRW4114 New Member

    Name: Cerebral death claw
    Type: Weapon
    Description: A wrist gauntlet... Forged in Valyrian steel (Or possibly made in China). Consisting of 1 slightly longer, straight blade in the middle and 2 sickle like blades, 1 on each side of the straight blade, that hang over the knuckles like a claw. (Similar to Wolverine however, they're not retractable) Used in close combat fighting, with a guaranteed punch kill to the dome!!! Unless you purchased the generic version of the item, then you may have to post and ask your squad to punch kill...
  5. Name: Blade of Regret
    Type: Weapon
    Description: An ancient Katana blade said to hold unbelievable defensive powers. A velvet blade with a blue aura emitting gently from it, stained in blood. In the center of the blade near the hilt would be a blood red jewel of some sort, which is believed to be the source of its power. This weapon drains the life force of the holder, but not for the purpose of killing them, but rather for protection. With an absurd absence of attack power (I'm talking minuscule to none), it makes up for this weakness with an extremely high defensive rating. When attacking a foe, it slices, as you would expect any sword to do. When defending, it sucks in the souls of all those it has fell, and uses them, in combination with the life force of the holder, for an impregnable defense. Ideal stats for this weapon are roughly 100-200 attack, and 400-500 defense. If you are brave enough, maybe even 50 attack and 550 defense.
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  6. Tony Montana

    Tony Montana Well-Known Member

    Name: Kanal Lube
    Type: Gear
    Description: What better way to ease the pain.
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  7. Dale Barrie

    Dale Barrie Active Member

    Name: Change of name Deed
    Type: Weapon
    Description: A powerful disguise name that the Zombies cant see you, but only Kano has the power to take away
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  8. FillMeUp

    FillMeUp New Member

    Wow, mine got deleted. Guess I'll try again.
    Name: Shish Kebob
    Type: Weapon
    Description: A one handed chainsaw that has a tank attached to the handle to ignite the blade in flames.
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  9. stephen

    stephen New Member

    Name: The Mississippi Queen
    Type: Vehicle
    Description: A massive, old-fashioned riverboat. The boat's paddles could be replaced by blades with a trail of zombie parts spewing from them like a wood-chipper.
  10. Tony Montana

    Tony Montana Well-Known Member

    Name: Razor Chuks
    Type: Weapon
    Description: a futuristic version of nunchucks that Ratchet would swing around to destroy enemies with poisoned razor blades attached
  11. RainSunGone

    RainSunGone Well-Known Member

    i enjoy looking at these, good stuff peeps :)
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  12. The Navigator

    The Navigator Active Member

    Name: Wrecking ball
    Type: weapon
    Description: A huge black ball of destruction swinging from above! There also comes (as a bonus) a bloody zombie with a cruel smile, waving happily. The blood drains and drips a bit from the ball, as if it had been used for splattering alive and dead people for years. The zombie has blonde short hair and white clothes, like the unmentioned annoying female singer.
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  13. Dale Barrie

    Dale Barrie Active Member

    Name: Wrecking ball
    Type: weapon
    Description: A huge wrecking ball attached with a naked Miley Cyrus singing, destroys the ear drums and cause all zombies heads to instantly explode

    sorry Navigator had to steal a bit of your idea with a funny twist lol
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  14. Munch

    Munch New Member

    Name: Tinfoil Helmet
    Type: Gear
    Description: This fine-crafted chrome dome gives the wearer a strong (and false) belief that zombies will be unable to "smell" the wearer's delicious brains--making it great attack (and poor defense) gear. The helmet is aluminum, heavily crinkled for durability, shaped as a bicorn (two-cornered) with a pointed top/crown. Optional extras include: (1) a 1" tinfoil strip on the hatband; (2) a black sticker, with neon-green lettering: "I [heart] Roswell".
    Last edited: May 21, 2015
  15. The Navigator

    The Navigator Active Member

    Isn't that cheating? o_O
    Or at least plagiarism?
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  16. Survival Streak 0

    Survival Streak 0 Active Member

    Name: Z-Air-Treckers
    Type: Vehicle
    Description: A set of Air-Trekker stilts made from zombie bones :p
  17. Survival Streak 0

    Survival Streak 0 Active Member

    Name: Trophy Armor
    Type: Gear
    Description: Tough armor made from and decorated with slain zombie's bones :p
    (maybe an exoskeleton made from actual skeletons)
    Last edited: May 24, 2015
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  18. Survival Streak 0

    Survival Streak 0 Active Member

    Name: Z-Lance
    Type: Weapon
    Description: A long serrated lance made from...you guessed it, zombie bones :p
  19. mi7ch

    mi7ch Administrator

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