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(Mario) Partying with 1hour1sketch!

Last month, United We Game got together with the creative minds behind @1hour1sketch and offered up the topic “Mario Party,” which was hosted for one week on the art-directed Twitter site. During that week, response to the topic was fast and furious…and utterly AMAZING! Seriously, it was incredible to see so many different interpretations on a single idea, and we really appreciate everyone who contributed to the effort. If you’re not doing so already, please to follow @1hour1sketch on Twitter to keep up with all the great artwork that’s being submitted there. And while you’re at it, say hello to A4man (@AdsTra) and Fredrik Skarstedt (@Fredrik_S), the proprietors of the 1hour1sketch project.

(If you missed out on this initially or are wondering what the heck is going on, check out our posts here and here about this group effort.)

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1hour1sketch Collaboration a Success; Mario Party Drawings to be Featured in May

For the past week, the wonderful and creative minds behind the Twitter art project @1hour1sketch (@AdsTra, @ Fredrik_S) have hosted the topic “Mario Party,” as chosen by UWG admins. The response was tremendous, and we just wanted to extend a generous THANK YOU to everyone who’s submitted drawings, tweeted and retweeted for us, and supported the project generally. @1hour1sketch is about more than just throwing up some artwork on the web; it’s about the best things the Internet offers: collaboration across real and imagined borders, sharing ideas and inspiring others, and becoming part of something that’s more than just the sum of its parts. @1hour1sketch has a long life ahead, and we here at UWG look forward to watching it grow and succeed.

As far as the “Mario Party” topic goes, it’s in its final throes on @1hour1sketch. A new topic will soon posted, but that doesn’t mean all your partying Marios need to be trashed! You can keep submitting your drawings on that topic (or really, any that they’ve posted), for as long as you want! Over the next two weeks, while we run a very special series on our favorite games, we’ll be keeping an eye out for new “Mario Party” drawings on @1hour1sketch, and then, on May 8th, we’ll feature them! Yep, that’s right, any “Mario Party” drawings that are already up or we catch from now till then will be posted (with appropriate Twitter handles and links) to UWG in a game art blog post to end all game art blog posts (or a reasonable facsimile thereof)! It’s our way of saying thanks to YOU! Yes, you who draw, sketch, and bring ideas to life!

So keep those pencils busy supporting @1hour1sketch, and if you decide to submit a “Mario Party” drawing, be sure to tag it with #UWG or @UnitedWeGame. Over the coming days, read along with us as we explore video games further (what we do best here), and then join us for the after-party… the after-Mario Party, that is, when we host your drawings in May.

Play, Share, Unite! here at United We Game!


On Your Mark…Get Set…Sketch!

In cooperation with the creative genius known A4man (@AdsTra on Twitter) and whose work graces the Internet in only the most delightful of ways, United We Game is happy to announce that, as part of our month-long, first anniversary celebration, we’re taking part in 1hour1sketch1hour1sketch was created for bit of fun by illustrators A4man and Fredrik Skarstedt (@Fredrik_S). Inspired by the sketch dailies on Twitter they both wanted a challenge with the emphasis on sketch, meaning you only had a maximum of one hour to make a sketch based on a set topic. The more rough and sketch-like the better; using pencil and paper was encouraged. Within a week other illustrators joined in the fun, and now hobbyists and illustrators of all skill levels are getting involved in the challenge!

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