Konami Invites Fans to Submit Monster Art for Silent Hill: Downpour

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Konami has launched a Facebook campaign for Silent Hill: Downpour, titled "Be Buried in Silent Hill!" The promotion invites fans to submit original concept art of creepy burial sculptures. The winning concepts will be rendered and put into the graveyard in Downpour.

Konami stresses on its page and in the video (above) that this must be original art, not renditions of existing characters like Pyramid Head. To submit your own horrific nightmare, go to the Graveyard tab on Konami's Silent Hill Facebook page.

Konami will select six finalists and open them to public voting on February 10, thus avoiding the inevitable phallic submissions. The votes will close on February 16, and the three top candidates will be included in the final game.

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    January 25, 2011 3:08 PM

    Does this have any sneaky conditions like "Konami will own the intellectual property to any art submitted"?

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      January 25, 2011 4:01 PM

      Probably otherwise rights get way too messy. On one hand I like that fans may have the opportunity to be part of the game. On the other hand I HATE it when big companies farm out design work as a contest rather than paying a skilled person what they deserve.

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      January 25, 2011 4:43 PM

      Well, yeah. That would only make sense. I highly doubt they'll pay you royalties for life if they decide to use your image.

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      January 25, 2011 6:45 PM

      Er duh?!?

      You think GSC is paying royalty to the guy who drew the snork for stalker? Or blizzard who takes ownership of any fanart submitted?