A reconstructed GA was launched in September 2012. We had grand plans for providing artists with some entirely new features - features such as News Links, Feature Stories, Award Icons, Rankings, Spy Reports, Artistic Quotes of the week, Downloads, Tutorials, Videos, and much more. One by one, as they are finalized, features have been unlocked. To date, GA's new unlocked features are:
Two new core team members have joined GA. Although the name, Thutat, has been browsing the community for the past 5 years, it's only now that he is officially made known. Andrei "Thutat" Thutat is GA's core programmer and has been responsible for more than 70% of the functions/scripts that you see here on GA today. Additionally, Melissa "MelB" Borsellino, although fairly new to the community, is an avid 2d and 3d artist who will act as the direct assistant to FredH. From this point forward, for all questions regarding GA, she is the one to ask.
For additional info on GA Core team and Admins, view the About GA Section.
With FredH handling world challenges like Unearthly Challenge and Dominance War, MelB running concept art minis, and with Draxxuss merrily running 3d Minis - Two challenge types remain - SCULPTING and ANIMATION Minis. If you are interested in running a mini or two for one of these challenge types, please contact MelB. We'd be delighted to have you join our team, be it temporarily or officially.
Answers to some of the most frequently asked questions... Will there be a Comicon Challenge 2013? Yup. Will there finally be an Unearthly Challenge 2013? Definitely! Will there be a new Dominance War? ABSOLUTELY! (.. but in 2014). Will there be any new challenges? YES, the name of a new challenge with its teams, categories and judges will be announced once the restoration of Unearthly Challenge is complete. Soon after the announcement, (when artists see the name and website for this new event, we must give artists time to prepare for it and lock in their vacation times), the fun begins!!! Wait!!!!!???? Teams??? YES. It's a new Multi-Forum World Challenge!!
Special thanks to everyone who has been patient with the reconstruction of GameArtisans this past year. Additionally, special thanks to those who support GA's page and its crew on Facebook. The restoration has been long and difficult, but the journey is nearly complete. The GA Team hopes that you will enjoy the current and upcoming changes and challenges to come!
Latest projects on GA, and which GA Core member is working on what and where in the background:FredH