Posted on April 29 2017 by Rod Lloyd
Happy Saturday, all you good people. How about we kick off another Zelda Informer Photoshop Contest on this fine afternoon? With Breath of the Wild‘s triumphant release still fresh in our minds, we’ve taken some time reflect on the series’ well-seasoned past. We’ve seen Zelda evolve from sprites to polygons to glorious HD images, and there’s surely even more places for the series to go. But we can’t help but remember the fun, simple times of a 2D Zelda experience; and sometimes we even fantasize about what those 2D scenes would look like if it was made on modern machines.
Most Recent Contest: Koroks Hidden in the Real World
Breath of the Wild boasts 900 Koroks hidden in its massive map. Our last contest asked entrants to hide these adorable, wooden creatures in the real world.
Artist: Miguel Neo Rivera
Artist: Krista Culver
This Week’s Contest: Recreate a 2D Zelda in 3D
There are definitely a number of memorable scenes from the 2D Zelda greats. From the introduction of the Dark World in A Link to the Past, to Link’s first use of the Four Sword in Four Swords Adventures, to our hero’s first steps into the tiny world in The Minish Cap, these games held some of the series’ greatest moments despite appearing on lesser hardware.
The contest this week is re-create a scene from a 2D Zelda game using elements from a 3D Zelda game. You can of course choose any scene from any 2D title and use pieces from any number of 3D titles. We’ll have a few images in the gallery below to get you started, but you’re free to use anything you find online to complete your entry.
General Rules: Submit your entries in the comments section below.
- To save images from the gallery, right click the image in the gallery (without opening the image in lightbox) and select open image in new tab. Right click and save!
- Photoshop is not required to enter the contest. Any image manipulation software can be used to create your entry.
- Some hand-drawn fan art is okay, but your entry must include some image manipulation to be considered.
- If you use another fan’s original assets or likeness, please try to give them credit.
- Please refrain from using offensive material (racial, sexual, overuse of offensive language, etc.) We want to make the contest fun and accessible for fans of all ages.
- Everyone is entitled to their own opinion at Zelda Informer. In fact, we encourage discussion based on those opinions. However, please do not insult other fans’ work. What may be funny to one person may not hold true for another…and that’s OK.
- Have fun and be creative!
Deadline: Submit entries no later than Friday at midnight: 11:59 p.m. PST on May 5. Entries submitted after this Deadline will not be considered.
Don’t forget to check back throughout the week and upvote your favorites, and maybe you will be one of next week’s winners!
For those that who want to test their skills with something more challenging, we have a Challenge Rule for you to follow:
1. Your entry must include at least 3 elements from Breath of the Wild.
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Rod Lloyd is the managing editor at Zelda Dungeon, primarily overseeing the news and feature content of the site. Rod is considered the veteran of the writing team, having started writing for Zelda Informer in 2014 as a junior editor. After ZD and ZI officially merged in 2017, he stepped into the managing editor role and has helped steer the ship ever since.
You can reach Rod at: firstname.lastname@example.org