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Art and Video Games

Contest launched to locate budding games artists.

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gPotato Europe and the comics publisher Foolstrip launch the « Art & Video Games » contest to promote artistic creation related to video games

If the status of video games as an Art is still subject to debates, it is a fact that gaming communities host a lot of artists. In order to allow these artists to reveal their potential, gPotato Europe partners with the comics publisher Foolstrip and launches the “Art and Video Games” contest !

Open to all French speaking participants above 18 years old, the “Art & Video Games” contest aims to support artistic creation related to video game by offering the winners of the contest a one year contract as freelance illustrators for Gala Networks Europe. The theme of this first contest is double: Flyff and Rappelz, the two free online games published by gPotato Europe.

From the 21rst of April to the 31rst of May, the participants will be able to send their production. A jury, formed by members of the gPotato Europe team, members of the Foolstrip publishing team, as well as artistic teams and developers from Aeonsoft and NFlavor Corp. will determinate the winners. The names of the happy winners will be announced on June the 16th 2008.

« As a video games publisher, gPotato Europe wants to support the artistic scene in Europe » declared Ken Hur, COO of Gala Networks Europe. « By this contest, we aim to help the unknown talents of the French speaking gaming community to reach the visibility and success they deserve. »

The gPotato contest « Art & Video Games » begins on April the 21rst 2008. The rules of this contest are available (in French language only) here: http://fr.gpotato.eu/concours/

For more informations, don’t hesitate to go on the websites http://www.gpotato.eu or http://www.foolstrip.com !

- About gPotato and Foolstrip -

Flyff and Rappelz are free online games published in its french and german version by Gala Networks Europe Ltd., leading free to play online games publisher in Europe. Gala Networks Europe publishes free to play online games via its online gPotato Europe portal: http://www.gpotato.eu

Foolstrip is a digital comics publisher. All Foolstrip comics are available in French and English language on http://www.foolstrip.com

For more informations, don’t hesitate to visit the gPotato Europe website at http://www.gpotato.eu or contact our PR Service at julien.wera@gala-net.eu

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