Blizzard Theme Park Contest Winners Announced!


The winners of Blizzard's first Theme Park Contest have just been announced for each of the categories. Christina Marie DeLong was the lucky grand-prize winner, but considering what she came up with, I'm not so sure one should call it luck since she clearly put a lot of time into coming up with "Blizzard World". Take a look:


Nice, eh? Really like the coloring on it, and come on... you just can't go wrong with a "Demonic Petting Zoo" complete with "special feeds" so the children can give food to the tamed demons. Makes me wish the park was real. And speaking of demons, the other individual game category winners were announced as well, so naturally I gotta share with you the Diablo-themed winner:


I was admittedly hoping for an entire theme park dedicated solely to Diablo, but at least this one covers the Sanctuary quite nicely. I particularly enjoyed the descriptions such as the ride which drops you "into the depths of Hell faster than gravity itself" and how Adria the Witch sells a variety of things including "bath supplies" in her gift shop.

All in all, it was a great light-hearted contest and I hope Blizzard decides to make it an annual tradition. Be sure to check out the other winning entries such as the Starcraft and Warcraft themed ones along with all of the Honorable Mentions. Some really good stuff in the mix!

So what was your favorite part out of all the theme park entries? Did any of your entries make the cut? If you didn't enter this time, will you in the future if Blizzard holds another theme park contest?

Comments

  • #1 Kenzai
    Haha i totally love them.

    The second pic is very nice.

    And oh yeah first lol.
  • #2 Asus
    cool,never saw something like this,so whats the prize for it
  • #3 DSquared82
    Very creative. I wondered how these would turn out and now that I see them it looks a bit more practical than I first imagined. i can see why the first one won; it looks like it's professionally done and all of the ideas are solid...also the second one is very good.
  • #4 milanv
    can anyone find me an H in the second picture? :)

    If was only able to open the half of the first pic...
  • #5 Drazdan
    I'd go to a theme park like that ANY day. 'nuf said.

    None of them are bad, but I see why the first one won. It's definately right on the spot. Well thought out and displayed. Thumbs up!:cool:
  • #6 3CXOD
    Quote from "milanv" »
    can anyone find me an H in the second picture? :)

    If was only able to open the half of the first pic...



    I'm going to make an assumption that H should be directly across from I.

    I like the 2nd Map better.
    You can tell whoever made the 1st one is a major WoW nut. (lol)
  • #7 Greg_Gluebag
    Breaking news just in: No one gives a f*ck about this lame contest and everyone just wants to play Diablo 3 so Blizzard, you need to get with it.
  • #8 AManWhoLikesHisMetal
    Quote from name="Greg Gluebag" »
    Breaking news just in: No one gives a f*ck about this lame contest and everyone just wants to play Diablo 3 so Blizzard, you need to get with it.


    If anything this would be a sign of Blizz keeping people busy and entertained while they develop.

    "Hey, let's have an art contest where all we have to do is announce it and then later just judge. Fantastic!"
  • #9 pbrox
    Quote from name="Greg Gluebag" »
    Breaking news just in: No one gives a f*ck about this lame contest and everyone just wants to play Diablo 3 so Blizzard, you need to get with it.


    You got a while to wait bud. Blizzard will do what they want, it's not like you have any say in the matter.
  • #10 Blackwing
    Couldn't top it.
  • #11 El_Samuel
    i must say they r both sick
    shame the 1st one forgott toilets srsly i would probs und u going to the night elf area to piss on their trees
    i must say the 2nd is better in my opion tho simply cause i reckon the diablo area is done better
  • #12 barbarian_on_a_leash
    wow. absolute beauty. i hope its not only gonna be in the US, which it probably will be :/
  • #13 milanv
    Quote from name="barbarian on a leash" »
    wow. absolute beauty. i hope its not only gonna be in the US, which it probably will be :/


    dude, it's not gonna be anywhere but these pics :)
  • #14 PhrozenDragon
    Wow, that first one is fantastic, although I couldn't have beaten the 2nd one either by a long shot :P

    Now I'm wondering when the writing contest will be announced?
  • #15 Diagelos_Necrovio
    Diablo petting zoo? Wow somehow I get the feeling that the don't feed the animals sign their should be taken 100% seriously lol.

    These are really awesome designs. I wish there were better D attractions though I love the Worldstone ride with Tyrael.
  • #16 3CXOD
    Quote from name="Greg Gluebag" »
    Breaking news just in: No one gives a f*ck about this lame contest and everyone just wants to play Diablo 3 so Blizzard, you need to get with it.



    Spam?
    Anyway.. it has been pointed out numerous times no matter what Blizzard does in the time they are working on Diablo III it will not hinder the games development.

    So chill.
  • #17 Mephisto's Lament
    The first one is great, although the second gave more Diablo content. I wish I had given this a shot. Oh well.
  • #18 Diablo3Pro
    Just like to say how horrible the first place one was. The starcraft theme one had waaaay more style.
  • #19 JuicyFruitSweeT
    omg so not fair I dont think many ppl know how to use program like that to make that type of pic btw what program u use to make that type of pic anyway O.o????????
  • #20 Magistrate
    Quote from "JuicyFruitSweeT" »
    omg so not fair I dont think many ppl know how to use program like that to make that type of pic btw what program u use to make that type of pic anyway O.o????????


    So you know what program they used, evidenced by your disbelief that people knew how to use it, and then say you don't know what it is? That sentence, if it can be called that since it's both a statement and a question, makes no sense what-so-ever. And the fact that you added ten extra question marks does not make it any more important.

    Secondly, neither of those pictures were made by fans from our site, so none of them could definitively answer the question since none of them made it. However, I'd guess it was hand-drawn and then touched up in Photoshop or something, since that seems to be the most prevalent image editing software.
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