Nuts for Nature! πŸ₯œ Green Game Jam Details & Fan Art Contest!

We all are a part of the environment β€” if Earth fares poorly, so will we!

This World Environment Day weekend, Small Giant Games β€” in tandem with many other game studios and the UNEP β€” will take part in the annual Green Game Jam. Would you like to participate?

If so, make sure to log onto Empires & Puzzles between 2022-06-03T07:00:00Z→2022-06-06T07:00:00Z! You will be able to solve an in-game pop-up quiz for great rewards, including a unique avatar only obtainable through this event.

If you’re interested in playing an even larger part for the planet, please make sure to also check out the link in the top left corner of the quiz β€” it will take you to the Ecosia Store where you may choose to help plant a tree. Small Giant Games will be donating 15,000 trees on behalf of the Empires & Puzzles community through Ecosia. :evergreen_tree:

We’re also holding a month-long fan art contest in which you can come up with and submit your own nature-themed Hero. If you’ve got that creative itch, come throw your hat in and take a crack at Hero design!

Fan Art Contest

Can you paint with all the colors of the wind? :art:

As a part of our efforts for the Green Game Jam, we’re holding a month-long fan art contest in which you can come up with and submit your own nature-themed Hero. Scratch your creative itch by taking a crack at Hero design!

As with our previous fan art contests, a panel of judges (consisting of forum moderators and SGG staff) will first go through all submitted entries and create a shortlist, then the community will get to cast votes to decide the winners.

Finishing Top 3 in any category will net you a prize!

Theme :framed_picture:

Create your very own nature-themed Hero! :herb::superhero:

Categories :art:

1. Digital (static)

2. Hand-drawn

Schedule :calendar:

Updated 1 Jul, 2022

Submission window: 2022-06-03T07:00:00Z→2022-08-17T08:00:00Z

Shortlist reveal: 2022-08-19T09:00:00Z

Community voting window:

  • 2022-08-19T09:00:00Zβ†’2022-08-26T09:00:00Z

Winners announcement:

  • 2022-08-26T11:00:00Z

❈ Above dates are subject to change

Prizes :gift:

Winners will receive (awarded separately for the three most voted entries in each category):

  • 1 Diamond - Signed poster, swag package, and 1000 gems.
  • 2 Platinum - Swag package and 1000 gems.
  • 3 Gold - 600 gems.

Rules :clipboard:

  • Submissions must:
    • consist solely of original work
    • not contain any content or language that is obscene, inappropriate, or offensive
    • not infringe upon any third-party rights
  • Spamming the same entry may result in disqualification
  • Individuals may submit more than one entry as long as each is distinct. Individuals may also compete in any number of categories. As each entry will be judged on its own merits, it is possible that an individual may win multiple awards.
  • Entries may be shared here on the forum or on social media (Reddit, Twitter, Instagram). When posting on social media, remember to use the hashtags #EPFanArtContest22 and #PlayingforthePlanet so we don’t miss your entry.
  • Individuals must be over 13 years old to enter the contest.
  • By entering the contest, you agree:
    • to our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, and Unsolicited Ideas Policy
    • that your submissions are non-proprietary and not entitled to compensation
    • that your submissions may be freely used, copied, displayed, published, or otherwise distributed by Small Giant Games or Zynga as a sample or example of Empires & Puzzles fan art

Good luck, everyone β€” we’ll be looking forward to your creations!


We have now extended the timeline for our Nuts for Nature Fan Art contest, so you have more time to submit your art!