Bandai Namco and DeviantArt Announce Winners of Outcast Odyssey Card Master Challenge

Bandai Namco And DeviantArt Announce Winners of Outcast Odyssey Card Master Challenge

Partnership transforms winning independent artists' creations into usable cards within the hit mobile game

San Francisco, CA - March 5, 2015 - BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc. and DeviantArt today announced the grand prize winners of their worldwide search for new card designs to be featured in the wildly popular mobile collectible card battler, Outcast Odyssey.

The Outcast Odyssey Card Master Challenge tapped into DeviantArt's global community of independent artists, many of whom have already produced incredible portfolios incorporating fantastical elements from their favorite games and more. Participants were asked to create original artwork depicting one of three classes in the game - Steampunk Warrior, Witch/Warlock or Dragon/Monster. Over 2,500 submissions from around the world were considered. From there, 25 semi-finalists were judged by a panel that included Joe Riego, Mobile Games Producer at BANDAI NAMCO Games America, Jonathan Durr, Senior Designer at Magic Pixel Games, and Outcast Odyssey artist and DeviantArt member Warren Louw.

"We knew the game was received well, but to see so much passion and enthusiasm from our fans across the globe really touched us," said Joe Riego. "I wish we could feature every design submitted - perhaps we'll have to run another contest in the future!"

The full list of grand prize winners can be viewed online at http://www.deviantart.com/outcastodysseywinners. They are:

Entry: Say Tchiiiiz !!!!
DA Name: DoganOztel
Name: Dogan Oztel
Country: France

Entry: Witch
DA Name: NikitaBolyakov
Name: Nick Bolyakov
Country: Ukraine

Entry: lady snake
DA Name: Igor-Grechany-Ostrov
Name: Igor Grechany
Country: Russia

Beyond having their unique designs featured in Outcast Odyssey, each winning artist will receive a Grand Prize Package containing a check for $1,200 USD, a 128GB Apple iPad mini, Razer Blackshark Gaming Headset and more. In addition, each of the remaining 22 semi-finalists will receive a check for $200 USD and assorted rewards to redeem on DeviantArt.

Set in an extraordinary world of high fantasy, magic and imagination, Outcast Odyssey combines the thoughtful tactics of a strategy card game with the action and adventure of RPG-based dungeon crawlers. Players can amass and construct powerful card decks to conquer foes in single-player or online multiplayer, or trade with friends and guildmates. The game, which features card designs from DeviantArt members Warren Louw and Chuck Pires, embodies BANDAI NAMCO's commitment to discover and partner with outstanding independent talent.

Outcast Odyssey and its latest update, which introduces new cards and the exciting Event system, are now available to download for free from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, as well as Android smartphones and tablets via Google Play. For more information on BANDAI NAMCO Games' titles, please visit http://www.bandainamcogames.com.

About BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc.
BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc., part of BANDAI NAMCO Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive content - including all major video game consoles, iOS, mobile and online. The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry's top video game franchises, including PAC-MAN©, TEKKEN©, SOULCALIBUR©, NARUTO©, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN©, Dragon Ball©, GALAGA©, RIDGE RACER© and ACE COMBAT©. More information about the company and its products can be found at http://www.bandainamcogames.com or http://www.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS.

About DeviantArt
DeviantArt is the largest online social community for artists and art enthusiasts, allowing people to connect through the creation and sharing of art. The DeviantArt platform allows emerging and established artists to create, exhibit, promote and sell their works within a peer community dedicated to the arts. Work and styles range from traditional media, such as painting, drawing, photography and sculpture, to digital art, pixel art, films and anime.

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