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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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A United We Game Poll: Social Media


Hi everyone! We here at UWG hope that you’ve been enjoying Listmas and all the wonderful lists that everyone has created. Later today will go up the final list of links to create one massive, uber list of blog posts galore! There’s going be so much there to read and enjoy, and we can’t thank blogger C. T. Murphy of Murf vs. Internet enough for giving us the chance to host the Internet’s first Listmas!

And here we’ve got another list of sorts and another first — United We Game’s first poll! Behind the scenes, UWG’s admins have been quite busy hashing out UWG’s future in content, look, and outreach. In order to help set some of our goals, we’re turning to our readers and followers for suggestions on how we can make UWG the best community gaming site possible. So over the coming weeks, we’ll be releasing a few polls on different subjects. First up, United We Game and social media. Please feel free to leave comments and ask questions (either generally or on specific questions); and thank you in advance for your answers and help!