#PlayApartTogether 🎨 Empires & Puzzles Fan Art Contest!

As mentioned in our initial announcement, we are centering the #PlayAparttogether, campaign around the importance of your Alliance connections. With that in mind, we are holding an Alliance Recruitment Ad Fan Art Contest! :art: :tada:

What better way to celebrate your Alliance than with a fun, creative ad. And who knows? You may just entice new players to join. Remember to keep all submissions within the rules defined below!

The community will have its final say once the professional panel of judges (consisting of moderators and SGG staff members) have selected the shortlist of entries out of all submitted entries.

Theme :framed_picture:

Create your own, individual recruitment ad for your Alliance!

Categories :art:

  1. Digital (static)
  2. Digital (video)
  3. Handdrawn
  4. Poem or song

Timing :calendar:

Please note that the following timetable may be subject to change.

Submissions Start Date: 2020-04-03T09:00:00Z

Submissions End Date: 2020-05-05T15:00:00Z

Judging (judges will select shortlist of entries): 2020-05-25T05:00:00Z

Voting for the Winners (Forum):

  • Phase 1 (Digital static & Handdrawn categories): 2020-05-27T14:15:00Z2020-06-04T09:00:00Z
  • Phase 2 (Video & Poem): TBA

Winners Announced: Phase 1: 2020-06-04T09:00:00Z / Phase 2: TBA

Prizes :gift:

Three top vote winners in each category will receive 1000 gems to their game account & 1 x Energy Pack for their whole Alliance.

Rules :clipboard:

  • Only original submissions!
  • Submissions should not include any content that is obscene, inappropriate, offensive (including language), infringements to any third-party’s publicity rights.
  • Multiple entries allowed as long as they are relevant. Please do not spam the same entries as it may lead to disqualification from the event. Each entry will be judged on its own merits, so a single individual could potentially win multiple awards.
  • You can share your entry here on the forum or on social media (E&P Official Subreddit, Twitter, and Instagram). Remember to use the hashtags #EPFanArtContest and #PlayApartTogether!
  • You must be over 13 years old and agree to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy to enter the contest.

Good luck everyone - we are looking forward to your creations!


Submissions closed - thank you for all your wonderful art! Our jury here at Small Giant Games will be selecting the shortlist of entries in each category in the coming days. Stay tuned! :raised_hands:

As a reminder, here’s the contest discussion topic: #PlayApartTogether :art: Fan Art Contest: Discussion


[EDIT 29 May 2020]: We have now created a new topic with corrected polls. Please vote again!

We have picked the shortlist of entries for Digital (static) & Handdrawn categories!

Vote your favourites now here: #PlayApartTogether 🎨 Fan Art Contest: Finalists for Digital (static) & Handdrawn Categories [Winners Announced!] [Updated]

Video & poem/song categories will be open for voting after this round.


Thank you everyone for voting - we have now closed the polls!

We are proud to announce the first winning submissions, based on the community votes:

Digital (Static)


by @Toum10

:rosette: by @Red-Fox


by @xanaxandcheese (Instagram)



by @Brenna85


by @dile

:rosette: by @Eebanen

Congratulations to all our winners! :clap: :tada: We’ll be contacting each winner individually.

Thank you all for participating and stay tuned for the Phase 2 (featuring poems and video finalists)!


Finalists announced & voting open for the Poem or Song category! Cast your vote now:


Here are the winning submissions for Poem or Song Category, based on the community votes:

:rosette: The Ballad of The Lords Of The North II by @Disposable

A True Story

If you fancy stories of triumph and grit
Slow down for a moment and come have a sit
And hear of the batch
Created from scratch
In search of a much better fit

A small group of fighters, effective and deft
Who gave every battle their bravery’s best
Were stuck in a clan
Without any plan
Whose leadership seemingly left

A goal was proposed to go make a fresh start
And launch a new squad based on courage and heart
The idea was plain:
To find real gain
These renegades soon would depart

Just two months ago, now it’s been almost three
A plan went in motion with all who agreed
And our founders struck out
Fed up with the drought
Of old leaders non activity

A team was established, not large but intent
On building upon what they’ve all underwent
With fun at the center
Of this new adventure
‘Active but chill’ is what we’d represent

The battle flag planted, our spirits were hearty
Time to call others to come join the army
“If you love the fight,
Whatever your might,
You’re welcome, dear soldier, beside me”

The reason we formed would catch great attention
From others caught up in the same situation
Our origin tale
Of leadership fail
Was theirs too, many would mention

The first group was six, and then came five more
Many lone wolves also knocked on the door
Then a four-person fam
Rolled up in a van
Seeking more action than what came before

Others had stories of opposite relish
Their alliance had gotten just too overzealous
The grind had no buffer
Their happiness suffered
They just want to play, they would tell us

There were new players, mid games, a few two-year vets
A cross-cut of gamers and levels, and yet
We all came to play
So don’t get in the way
Or then you’ll know why we’re a threat

We’re proud our development came in defiance
Of ‘required minimums’ leaderboard guidance
And happily grew
From out of the stew
Of languishing zombie alliances

So went the rise of The Lords Of The North
By basing a player’s most valuable worth
Not just in their stats
Or time in combat
But their love of the game going forth

And if you see yourself in our birds of a feather
You’re welcome to join us regardless of whether
You’re new or you’re old,
As long as you’re bold,
We can all play apart but together

:rosette: VALHALLAS STURM** by @Maze_80

Das Land in Not, die Horden wüten
und man vergaß die alten Mythen.
Die Reiche waren ohne Helden,
wer sollte einen die 3 Welten?
Die Burgen waren längst verlassen,
nur noch Elend in den Gassen.
Ein Licht ging auf im dunklen Turm
und bracht vor
:crossed_swords: VALHALLAS STURM :crossed_swords:
Die Tapfersten, aus Licht geboren,
wurden für die Schlacht beschworen.
Gemeinsam zog man durch das Land,
der Gegner wurde überrannt.
Die dunklen Horden sind geschlagen
und Licht wird in die Welt getragen.
Titane finden schnell den Tod,
gekämpft wird bis zum Morgenrot.
Noch heute steh`n sie Seit an Seit,
jederzeit zur Schlacht bereit.
Der Morgen graut, der Tag wird heller,
gemeinsam zieht man in den Keller.
Bei wahrlich rauschendem Gelage,
feiert man die neuen Tage.
Geehrt vom Volk in neuen Sagen,
wird auch der letzte Feind geschlagen.

Google translate:

The country in need, the hordes rage and the old myths were forgotten. The rich were without heroes, who should the 3 worlds be? The castles had long since been abandoned, only misery in the streets. A light rose in the dark tower and brought before VALHALLAS STORM The bravest, born of light, were summoned for battle. Together they went through the country, the enemy was overrun. The dark hordes are beaten and light is carried into the world. Titans quickly find death, fighting continues until dawn. Even today they stand side by side, ready for battle at any time. The morning dawns, the day becomes brighter, together you move into the basement. With a truly roaring feast, you celebrate the new days. Honored by the people in new sagas, even the last enemy is struck.

:rosette: QC_Mtl, Monteregy’ alliance by @SinShadow

Only the braves ventures in QC_Mtl, Monteregy’ alliance

And to our saint Gral you must show no defiance

Petrocorian or Azn; feels free to joined

But be warned there is no plush in this alliance, no chihuahua in our war

Those who dare will leave with a scar

Cause in the shadow, lurks a wereworlf,

A Greywolf, and even a fox ready

to turn enemies into dog’s gravy

Replacing tiles in Nordic order

Be ready to destroy 500 titans like Qwertyjr7Rodgden or just as fast as your fingers slipped on the keyboard

Trust me you won’t be bored

Blessed by a fairy named PixieTrixie

Beware of our Valkyries

Caro, Maria and Steph choose who may die and who may live

And to stay in our team loyalty and time, you must give

Just like Jobsinator and Dave his evil twin

Follow the path of valor and shoot Goose to win

Whether you’re are a ninja, an ambassador, a Jesser or just a typical John

We can offer you a shelter don’t wait till dawn

You may be one click away to your bestie

If this poem appeals you, join our family!

Congratulations to the winners! :clap: :tada: We’ll be contacting each winner individually. Thank you all for participating and stay tuned for the last round of finalists (video category)!


Finalists announced & voting open for the Video category! Cast your vote now: #PlayApartTogether 🎨 Fan Art Contest: Finalists for Video Category [Voting Ended] - #15 by KiraSG


Here are the winning submissions for the Digital / Video Category, based on the community votes:

:rosette: @_ALTAIR

:rosette: @markpessan

:rosette: @ArktikaTF

Congratulations to the winners! :clap: :tada: We’ll be contacting each winner individually.