Talent Is An Asset (The Jimquisition)

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On this constructively critical Jimquisition, we explain how using pre-bought videogame assets isn’t inherently wrong, and how they’ve been put to good use.

We also have a CASH CONTEST going on to reward anybody who can prove, without a shadow of a doubt, that talent is an asset.

(That’s the name of an old Sparks song!)

CONTEST RULES/GUIDELINES:

1. Create an original character using the “Horrid Spider” Unity Store asset as the foundation.
2. Send it to jim at thejimquisition dot com with the subject line “Horrid Spider Contest” and IMPRESS ME!
3. Include the name you’d like to be credited by and permission to show IF you’d like it shown.
4. Include your Paypal in case you win.

Contest ends January 15th.
Winner will be announced January 22nd.

Geiger
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Geiger

I just wanted to ask, what became of the contest? I mean, it’s 23.01 already, I looked up this site, facebook and twitter (along with the recent YouTube upload) and no winner was announced.

ShadostheArtist
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ShadostheArtist

I have bin trying all night I hope I can still participate

ShadostheArtist
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ShadostheArtist

How do I upload the drawing?

Riuny
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Riuny

It is somewhat ironic that those who sell assets seem more talented than those who use them to make games. (Not everyone but…you know…) Anyway, this looks very much like that argument about the Unity Engine. Although it is base engine for many terrible games, generally speaking, Unity is a fucking great tool, fully capable of making awesome games, IF it is given to right hand. Unity Engine is not inherently bad, but it has bad reputation because so many people are abusing it to make meaningless asset-flips. It doesn’t take genius talent to learn how to use game engine… Read more »

AustinSJ1
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AustinSJ1

Also do you mean CASH CONTEST rather than CASH CONTENT?

ENAY
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ENAY

*sigh* This was stupid timing. Announcing a competition DIRECTLY after Christmas just when everyone’s holidays are already over. And ONLY two weeks? As the JImquisition is on a Monday. That’s like one weekend, and surely the following weekend you yourself will be judging the entries? You should have made it a month at the very least or started the competition before Christmas.

Nopurpose
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Nopurpose

How do i send my submission? I sign in to jimquisition but i dont see a submit option. 🙁

wespaugh
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wespaugh

I think this contest is a bad idea and pretty much the antithesis of the point in the video. Today’s video is about how assets aren’t the problem, it’s devs not putting in the proper time and effort in to build context for those assets, all because they care too much about making a quick buck. And the contest is an exercise in trying to make a quick buck, with low effort and time, while prominently featuring an overused, stand-alone asset. If Jim wants to actually enlighten young developers as to what ought to go into using Unity Assets, he… Read more »

Nopurpose
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Nopurpose

I was About to do some Porn, but there is no purpose. I will leave it for some one else

Mbwakali
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Mbwakali

Less than 2 mins in, after i stopped laughing, made an account just so i could say how fucking funny the gimp suit gag was.
Funnest thing I’ve seen this year.

Spurious K
Member

Well that explains why Jim bought a Kazoo at least.
Gonna guess at some of the creative stuf we’ll see; not just re-textures and the like but people doing stuff like creating a comic about the adventures of that headspider, or animations of it pooping out the word ‘fukonami’. And someone will inevitably create porn of it. Or a dating sim. Or both.

You know it’s going to happen.

AustinSJ1
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AustinSJ1

Looking forward to seeing the results!

Kirk Hammer
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Kirk Hammer

Assets are like salt – a little bit of it can enhance a good meal, but if you notice it enough then it spoils the whole dish.

Terry-Osaurusus Hex XI
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My favourite asset flipping series has to be either Dynasty Warriors or Saints Row

DigitalSuicide
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DigitalSuicide

Nice cash give away here.. almost tempted to join in myself.

Pwndhearts
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Pwndhearts

SPARKS!!!

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

I have no talent, therefore: Preemptive grats to the winner of the rather large prize of $500.

I’m not being sarcastic. That is a huge prize even before considering the value of the artwork compared to its contemporaries or the originator of the contest. I had to spend that much this morning to get a car fixed and it almost made me cry for how much we were spending.

Coughee
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Coughee

Calling it now, soon we’ll have start having Talent Flips.
Which sounds great but somewhere, somehow, someone will make it worse.