Create artwork for a Best Fiends Animation: Baby Slug's Big Day Out

Creators Selected On
August 31, 2018

“We had such a great experience working with the Talenthouse artists! We were super pleased with all of the entries and the artists’ creative take on our Best Fiends animation, “Baby Slug’s Big Day Out!” - launching in September. It was very tough to narrow down all the entries and choose the finalists - so a big thank you to all talented artists who submitted! There were some really creative and fun pieces and we can’t wait to showcase them on our Best Fiends social channels.

- Seriously Team”
Best Fiends, brought to you by Seriously Digital Entertainment, is a visually stunning, addictive, and free puzzle adventure that takes the mobile game experience to the next level. You grow your team of Fiends while matching same-colored objects to defeat the Slugs. This September 2018, Best Fiends will be releasing an animated short chronicling a new adventure of the lovable and brave band of heroes from Minutia.

Seriously invites multimedia artists, illustrators and graphic designers from around the world to create artwork inspired by Best Fiends' animated short: "Baby Slug's Big Day Out".

Artists may submit illustrations, graphic design, GIFs, or animated videos (max. 6 sec) - the brief is open! Seriously is looking for fresh, colorful, and engaging visual artwork to appeal to their existing fanbase and new players alike. Artists should take inspiration from the characters and storyline featured in the Best Fiends' animated short as well as the world of Minutia where all things Best Fiends take place. Before starting on your artwork, please watch the trailer for the animated short to the right, read the detailed synopsis and check out this mood board. Playing the game, Best Fiends, and checking out the previous animated shorts ("Boot Camp", "Visit Minutia," and "Fort of Hard Knocks") is also encouraged.

One Selected Artist will receive $4,000 and have their artwork featured across Best Fiends' social media channels. Three Finalists will also be named and receive $1,250 each.
things to consider
When creating your artwork, please consider the following:
  • Artists should download the Asset Pack to view the character likenesses for the four Fiends and the Baby Slug featured in the short.
  • The artwork should focus on the four Fiends and the Baby Slug featured in the "Baby Slug's Big Day Out" animated short. While it's not necessary to include all of the Fiends in your artwork, please maintain their character likenesses as seen from the Asset Pack. Artists can use just the Slug, just a few (or all) Fiends, or a combination of all of them.
  • Artists are encouraged to watch the trailer for the animated short above and check out this mood board to see stills from the animated short for "Baby Slug's Big Day Out".
  • Using the synposis and stills from "Baby Slug's Big Day Out" as inspiration, artists are encouraged to use their imagination and come up with interesting and hilarious high jinks that the four Fiends and Baby Slug can possibly get into.
  • Artists should look to tell a story through their artistic medium that creatively captures the moral dilemma of four Fiends taking care of a baby from their arch nemeses: Should they love and take care of her or send her away, back to where she came from!
about best fiends
Best Fiends is a visually stunning, addictive, FREE puzzle adventure that takes the mobile game experience to the next level. Discover the world of Minutia and its population of cute, courageous and fiendish inhabitants. Collect them all and level them up to discover their special powers!

Best Fiends is the first in a series of games, telling the story of our unlikely heroes’ epic journey, and their battle against the Slugs of Mount Boom. Get ready for the slime of your life!

the career opportunity
One Selected Artist, as chosen by Seriously, will:
  • Potentially receive exposure and have their artwork featured across Best Fiends' social media channels
  • Receive $4,000
Three Finalists, as chosen by Seriously, will each:
  • Potentially receive exposure and have their artwork featured across Best Fiends' social media channels
  • Receive $1,250
creative invite guidelines
  • This opportunity is open globally to those who are at least 18 years of age at the time of entry. Void where prohibited by law.
  • Multiple submissions (up to 10) and artist teams are allowed.
  • Please note, that during the Submission Period, submissions may be featured on Best Fiends' social media channels with credit given to the artist.
  • Artists should retain their original artwork files but designs must be submitted in JPEG, PNG or GIF, max size 10MB. Animated videos (max. 6 sec) should be uploaded as an mp4 via the “Participate” tab to the Talenthouse player.
  • All submissions must be original artwork (meaning not using third party pre-existing copyright and/or stock materials). Please no photography.
  • Artists may depict the likeness of the characters of Best Fiends in their artwork. All rights in and to the characters and title treatment logo are reserved by Seriously Digital Entertainment.
  • Please read the 'THINGS TO CONSIDER' section carefully.
  • The Selected Artist and Finalists will be required to sign an artist agreement which assigns all rights, title and interest in and to their work to Seriously Digital Entertainment for global usage in exchange for the incentives set forth above.
  • Artist shall obtain all clearances, consents and signed releases from all parties involved in the creation of the original artwork and furnish the same to Seriously Digital Entertainment.
  • Artists that are not selected will retain ownership in the original portions of their work, excluding all Best Fiends elements which shall remain the property of Seriously Digital Entertainment, and Artists agree to grant Seriously Digital Entertainment a global, limited, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use all submissions across their social media channels and online platforms for the duration of the Creative Invite and up to 6 months after Selected Artist announcement. All artists will be credited accordingly whenever their work is used. Artists should submit full credit information with each submission.
  • The Selected Artist and Finalists may be asked to modify their design to fit production requirements.
  • Please note that submissions can be used by the artist for personal, non-commercial and portfolio use only.
  • Artists must join Talenthouse using an active email address in order to ensure they can be contacted should they be selected.
  • The Selected Artist and Finalists must respond to Talenthouse within two (2) days of receiving the notification email or else will forfeit all incentives.
  • Talenthouse reserves the right to remove inappropriate, offensive and harmful submissions as well as submissions that do not fit the brief and follow these guidelines or Official Rules.
  • No purchase necessary to enter or be selected.
how Seriously will choose
Seriously Digital Entertainment will select from all qualified submissions. A qualified submission is one which meets all the Terms & Conditions, Guidelines and Official Rules.
Key Dates
  • Launch:
    July 23, 2018 at 10:00 AM
  • Submission Deadline:
    August 20, 2018 at 10:00 AM
  • Selection Period Starts:
    August 20, 2018 at 10:00 AM
  • Creators Selected:
    August 31, 2018 at 10:00 AM
All times are in Pacific Time.