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Contest: SCUMM Games

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Use the word scum in a word association game with a true retro computer geek and they wonít think about their date last weekend or the stuff they spent 3 hours scrubbing off their shower tiles last night. Nope, instead theyíll think about SCUMM or ďScript Creation Utility for Maniac MansionĒ, a scripting language developed by LucasArts back in 1987 to create Maniac Mansion.

This wonderful program has been used to create a catalogue of amazing titles like Secret of Monkey Island, Dig, Full Throttle, Day of the Tentacle, Sam & Max: Hit the Road and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, just to name a few.

In honour of this wonderful program and all its amazing titles which LucasArts has seen fit to bring back to a new generation of gamers via Steam, we at the Dtoid Artisans Group have decided to make SCUMM our contest theme this month. Plus we figured our community might relate to that word on a personal level.

So Dtoiders, time to start thinking about tentacles, pirates, bikers, mad scientists, monkeys, whips, hyperkinetic rabbit thingys and more as you active your creative sides and make us something pretty in order to win some cool prizes.

Entry:
The contest is open to anyone on Destructoid. Submissions, or reliable links to the submission, should be posted in the comments section. Submissions will be accepted from now until Midnight, EST, on 10/19/09.

Submissions:
We're looking for original works of art. The following mediums will be accepted: original images (photography, photoshop, paint, chalk, etc.), crafts, statuary/models (any real life object you can make), textiles, and food. All submissions must be original and specifically created for the contest. All submissions must have the Dtoid Artisans Team logo displayed even if it's just in the bottom corner. Attempts to submit photographs of your purchased Sam & Max t-shirt from the 1980s with the ketchup stain on it or Indiana Jones aka Harrison Fordís lock of hair which you got after he got drunk with you one night at a legion will result in community mocking. Also we'll convince Hamza to send his shark after you.

List of Games You Can Use:

Maniac Mansion
Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Loom
The Secret of Monkey Island
LeChuck's Revenge: Monkey Island 2
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
Day of the Tentacle
Full Throttle
Dig
The Curse of Monkey
Grimm Fandango (Not a SCUMM Game but too good not to include)

Judging:
A panel of judges from the Destructoid Artisans Team will scrutinize all works, looking at factors such as beauty, complexity, skill, dedication, and of course sheer awesomeness. The top three entrants will be awarded prizes beyond their wildest dreams, and receive the adoration of the masses. There may also be hookers and a fruit basket. No promises.

Prizes:
1. ShadowintheNyte's Crocheted Purple Tentacle
2. Pendleton21's Head of Ghost Pirate Bob Key Chain (made from glow-in-dark fused plastic beads)
3. Faith's Sam & Max: Hit the Road Magnet Set (made from fused plastic beads)

1st Place Winner will have first choice of prizes and so on.
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About DestructoidArtisansone of us since 1:01 PM on 02.22.2009

A team of Destructoid Artists that are pooling their efforts to bring you the best one of a kind gaming related products imaginable.

Destructoid Artisans:
- Confusionbomb - Curator
- Rio McCarthy, Etsy store
- Shadowsinthenyte, Etsy store
- spaztazm, Etsy store
- spaztazm, Etsy store
- stitch please, Etsy store


Inactive/Retired Members:
- Pendelton21, Etsy store
- Craineum, Etsy store
- Welkstar, Etsy store
- Taticakes, Etsy store
- Faith, Etsy store
- Mikey

Contact Us if you want to become a Destructoid Artisan!

Destructoid Artisans Profiles:

Pendelton21
"Long ago, in an ancient and divided land, a great sorcerer was called upon to bring joy and unity to the nation. He was Pendelton21, known throughout the land as the one true plastimancer, the true wielder of all things plastic. Known for his proficiency for tiny plastic beads, Pendelton21 was asked to create works of art that would cause enemies to unite as friends, kings to bow to one another, and people around the nation to become content. So, the great plastimancer got to work, creating ontold beauty out of the lava from Mt. Vargauna, "sacred perler beads" from the Michaels down the street, and a rather reliable video game sprite database. Those works of orgasmic pulchritude, lost to the sands of time, have now been recovered, and are available for sale at good sir Pendelton's Etsy store (with shipping included). So, come all ye seeking the true beauty of the old land, and obtain the true works of plastimancer Pendelton21 (or, just go buy them because Pendelton is poor as shit and needs cash)!"

Craineum (aka BabaGEEK)
"I have been a father for three years and a geek my whole life. My geekiness is being passed to my kids without any thought or effort from me. I have been creating items and activities for my kids since they were born. I started to think that maybe others might want some of these things for raising their own kids, thus was born BabaGEEK. BabaGEEK Creations will be bringing you items for you and your growing geek family. Whether its a t-shirt that express's your inner geek, or a baby mobile that will get your young 'uns heading in the right direction early, or custom costumes for your families favorite cosplay events, BabaGEEK has the goods you desire."

Rio McCarthy
"My name is Rio and I've been crafting for as long as I could hold a pencil, which coincidentally is about as long as I've been playing video games as well. I like to do almost any and all crafts, especially drawing, sewing and painting. I'm most well known for making character hats, but that's not all you'll find in my store, so be sure to check back for future surprises. I'm all about the cute, so you never know what you might find in store for you at Rio's Renditions!"

Welkstar
"Adam Welker is Welkstar's handsome, mild-mannered alter-ego. Best known 'round these parts for his work on the RetroforceGO! t-shirt and arcade cab, he is an art school monkey with aspirations of one day becoming a famous cartoonist/animator/designer/pimp. But for now, he'll just settle for being decent at playing video games. (He's kind of lazy like that...) Adam specializes in pixel-perfect-paintings, custom character commissions, super sweet shirts, and all things retro. Join him in the games-as-art (or was that "art-as-games"?) crusade! Visit his Etsy store, "Welkstar's Wares," he'll create a special work of art that will look perfect in your game room, living room, rec room, bathroom, or creepy-ass dungeon lair. BADICAL!"

Taticakes
"epicWorks Creations started out in a small kitchen with big ambition. Originally known as epic SugarWorks, it consisted of a couple of friends who liked to bake cakes for friendís birthdays. Gradually, as epic SugarWorks incorporated unique handmade lollipops with video game and anime themes, we began selling our Ďedible artí at anime and video game conventions. Now we have incorporated charms and jewelry into the mix, giving birth to epic CharmWorks, and bridging the two through epicWorks Creations!"

Faith
"I started creating bead sprite art back in May 2007 when I came across another artistís work named Foglera on Flickr. It was then that I got the itch to combine my love of art with my love of videogames. I open my Etsy Store, Pixelated Creations, a couple of months later and I havenít stopped created my bead art since. I always try to put a little bit of everything in my store for videogame fans, but if you donít see what you want for sale, remember that you can email me at [email protected] for a custom request."

Shadowsinthenyte
"My Grandmother taught me to crochet when I was eight or so. I dropped it, and didnít pick it back up until I was 22 and my husband needed a scarf to keep him warm at his outdoor job. Once Iíd relearned, I didnít want to loose it again, so I started making odds and ends including a hat that looked like a Moogle. When I decided to switch careers, my husband recommended making and selling hats on Etsy to keep me in gas money while I went back to school. We came up with a few designs and the floodgates just let loose; for every design Iíve made Iíve got three more that I think would look sweet. The longer I do it the more I learn about crocheting, materials, business, and people and I really feel Iíve grown as an artist because of that. Even if no one is buying, I donít think I could stop. Iíve just got to see how the next design will turn out."

spaztam
"Well im 22 years old, i have a son that was born september 11 09, ive been sculpting with polymer clays since i was about 12-13. i started off making rather undetailed girls/fairys, and baby dragons... and over time i grew to do more and more detaile. I do custom orders, id say im fair priced. I grew up in southern new hampshire (USA) when i was 18 my mother moved to Alabama.. and i went with her, i moved back and forth a few times, but ive been in alabama now since feb 1st 2008, i met my husband over the internet.. like the uber dork i am harhar. and like i said, i now have my son. love getting new ideas for things to make, so feel free to drop me a line!"

StitchPlease
"blah blah blah StitchPlease blah blah cross stitch blah blah love anime blah loves RPGs blah blah blah boobs blah blah pretty cool blah blah blah internet"