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team challenge

Forge of the Gods

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Feb 24, 2024





Envision a realm where blacksmiths transcend mortal boundaries, their craft not devoted to earthly armies but to the gods themselves. A world where the ordinary is transformed into the extraordinary, and these artisans weave tales of celestial battles and divine intervention with every stroke of their hammers. The raw power and beauty of this mythical forge, the pulsating energy, a place where legends are not born, but are forged in scorching fires.

The theme for this team challenge is Forge of the Gods. Sign-ups are open from the 12th February and will close on the 24th February. Participants will be carefully assembled into a team of 5 artists where you will push both your technical and soft skills to create an exceptional 3D game-ready environment that captures the essence of this marvelous marketplace


The final results will be judged by an incredibly talented panel consisting of:

  • Dan McCabe
    Senior Vehicle Artist @ Cloud Imperium
  • Carmen Schneidereit
    Former Artist @ Blizzard Entertainment
  • Ben McDonald
    Environment Artist @ Bulkhead



- Teams are made up of 5 artists, teams are assembled by the challenge organisers (we try, where possible, to arrange the teams to give the optimal experience by balancing factors such as time zones)

- There are both realistic and stylised teams

- The challenge is 5 weeks made up of; 1 week of setup, ideas, planning and blockout and 4 full production weeks. The complete timeline can be found in the calendar below.

- Teams will be provided with source control and starting resources, such as basic shaders, so you and your team can get up to speed quickly.


1st Place Team
2 Months of Workshop Tier Access

2nd & 3rd Place Team
1 Month of workshop Tier Access

Each member of the team receives the stated prize


You can sign-up for the challenge without being a member of the community via the form. After sign-ups close we invite artist that meet the expectations to join the challenge. If you accept this invite to participate you will need to sign-up to the 'discord' tier of Patreon for the duration of challenge. By signing up you also get all the other benefits such as full access to the discord, Environment Art Tips and Tricks collection, Weekly Live Feedback Stream, Your art included in our weekly newsletter and more on top of your entry to the team challenge.


- The team challenge is a big commitment. You should carefully consider if you can dedicate the time for the duration of the challenge, taking into account work, education, and other commitments.

- Have a decent understanding of the core skills - Modelling, Texture, Lighting/Presentation and use of a game engine

- Must be able to commit at least 10 hours per week (that's roughly 3-4 evenings or 1 evening + 1 full day minimum)

- Actively communicate with your team

- Be flexible - Ideally, everyone gets to work on what they want but you may need to do some of the less hero work but that doesn't mean you can't make it worthy of sitting on your portfolio

- Little more flex - Teams are often made of multiple time zones, you may have to be a bit flexible to make meetings or figure out a system if you can't

- Be responsible for yourself - If you've committed to the team challenge you are expected to pull your weight. If you don't you will be removed from the challenge

- English - You'll need a basic level of spoken and written English to be able to communicate effectively with your team


Ready for a challenge?


These challenges occur every couple of months, so make sure you check out our calendar for when it will happen!

Forge of the Gods - Team 4tified Alliance

Forge of the Gods - Team 4tified Alliance

Quentin Godillon
Leonardo Lamat
Philipp Schappeler
Ryan Deardorff
Tony Nolin

Forge of the Gods - Team Ubihard

Forge of the Gods - Team Ubihard

Dom Mulgrew
Justin Colombini
Malte Ekvall
Olha Karahoz
William Day

Forge of the Gods - Team Sleepy Peasants

Forge of the Gods - Team Sleepy Peasants

Félix Forster
Grace Betteridge
Vitalii Kiforenko
Roger Homedes
Rene Abarca

Forge of the Gods - Team Stylised Rocks

Forge of the Gods - Team Stylised Rocks

Anastaasia Papaioanou
Andrea Graizzaro
Jonathan Labao
Lazar Gajić
Lina Hinyemata

Forge of the Gods - Team Echoes of Elysium

Forge of the Gods - Team Echoes of Elysium

Ryan Shearer
Eanna O'Brien
Vadim Chuvashov

Forge of the Gods - Team The Hexagonators

Forge of the Gods - Team The Hexagonators

Peter Hedge
Sean Eisenhardt
Zsanett Szemes

Forge of the Gods - Team Anvil Amigos

Forge of the Gods - Team Anvil Amigos

Pablo Jimenez Anton
Jack Ibbotson
Alexander Tang

got you interested?

These challenges only happen a couple of times a year, so make sure you go to the main page to check out when the next one is happening or check out our calendar down below.