We are nearing the end of the Master Builders Contest and the final phase is now accepting submissions! Starting today, players can start submitting their 3D Model designs for Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Staten Island. Players will have until next Wednesday, March 30th, at 11:59 PM PT to submit designs for Phase 4 to be considered for voting. We have seen some amazing designs in the previous phases and look forward to seeing what's to come for Phase 4! If you need some inspiration, check out the winning models of Phase 1 and Phase 2. Also, don't forget to vote in Phase 3 next week!
What is the Master Builders Contest?
Players will be required to submit a polished 3D model for any Upland city of their choice; players will be limited to 1 model submission for each city. The model should accurately reflect aspects of each city’s real-world counterpart and should borrow architectural elements of buildings in that city. It’s important to remember that players are not required to design any specific buildings that exist in the real world, and are encouraged to use their imagination to capture the essence of each city.
For the sake of simplicity, we will be grouping this competition into Phases, and each Phase will include a new set of cities that players can design for. Refer to the “Contest Schedule” below to see which cities belong to which stages in addition to deadlines for each.
We also encourage players to collaborate and share each others’ designs in the #master-builders channel in Discord!
Submission Must Use an Upland Official Template
Players must utilize the provided Upland’s Official ‘Structure’ Blender template file as their base. Please refer to the Style Guide for additional information on how to design your models.
Note: .Blend files will be the ONLY 3D file type that we support.
Model Must Reflect the Real-World
Model must reflect the real world and should mimic the style of structures within the city’s real-world location. The scale, footprint, and height of each model must all match the real world and should not contain fantasy-based elements.
Finally, all models must pass Upland’s QA Checklist included in the Submission Form. Click the relevant link below to submit your model!
Phase 1: San Francisco, Oakland, Santa Clara, & Fresno
Phase 2: Los Angeles, Bakersfield, Cleveland, & Chicago
Phase 3: Nashville, New Orleans, Kansas City, & Rutherford
Phase 4: Manhattan, The Bronx, Brooklyn, & Staten Island
Week 1 (2.21)
Week 2 (2.28)
Week 3 (3.7)
Week 4 (3.14)
Week 5 (3.21)
Week 6 (3.28)
Week 7 (4.4)
Note: The above timeline is subject to change pending operational constraints.