Goat Simulator Design Contest Winners Announced!
By now, we've all at least heard of Coffee Stain Studios' wildly successful Goat Simulator. Now they're taking our cloven-hoofed friends out of the simulator and putting them in the real world - on shirts, that is.
At the end of last year, Coffee Stain called to their fans for design ideas. Nearly 100 designs were submitted, and over 3,000 people rated the submissions in January.
Our editorial team here at GameSkinny had the honor of being on the panel of judges for this contest. Other judges included the Coffee Stain team themselves and the prolific Lindsay "Leeleethebunny" Aries, a well-known MOBA- and cosplayer. After much deliberation, we've finally agreed on the four winning designs:
Grand Prize Winner ($800)
"Ukiyoe Blood Goat" by Anupa Sakulpanick
Anupa is an architect, who loves reading and drawing comics/manga. To see more of her art, check out her Facebook page!
Runner Up ($200 Cash)
"Ready, Set, Goat" by Drew Borja
Drew is a self-taught graphic artists and illustrator. His favorite styles are parody, mash-ups, and designs with subtle humor. He started drawing when he was six, and hasn't stopped since. He loves meat, sleeping, and fantasizing about the day he wins the lottery.
Judges' Pick: Coffee Stain Studios ($300)
"The Rocket Goat" by Ninjaink
The art of Ninjaink has been featured in print, posters, and t-shirts on an international level, including WeLoveFine, IDWs "Ghostbusters," Cracked.com, G4s Attack of the Show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Udon's Tribute art book series, MTVs Splash Blog, Super Punch, Squishable, Fashionably Geek, TeeFury, and RIPT Apparel. In his free time, he likes to herd guinea pigs, fight GI Joe, and tame lionhead rabbits.
Check out his Facebook for more art.
Judges' Pick: Lindsay "Leeleethebunny" Aries ($300)
"Goatsplosion" by Steve Dominguez
"Salty" Steve Dominguez is an artist, t-shirt designer, aspiring novelist, retro gamer, movie reviewer, Internet connoisseur and user of other big words. He is also the illustrator of the mobile game Famous Faces by FreshGames LLC. You can check out more of his artwork here.
Judges' Pick: GameSkinny ($300)
MMO Goat Simulator by Lucia Oliver
Like What You See? Get Yours Now!
All these designs are now available at WeLoveFine, starting at $25. If goats just aren't your thing, they've got plenty of other stuff to satisfy your inner nerd.