Unreal Engine is arguably the world’s most open and advanced real-time 3D creation platform. It continuously evolves to serve not only its original purpose as a state-of-the-art games engine. The platform extensively by aspiring artists at The Rookies as it gives them freedom and control to deliver cutting-edge content, interactive experiences, and immersive virtual worlds. Here are some of the best content we've seen already this year.


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HoleyShip!

Created by: Andrea Ronca
Member Level: player

Holey Ship! is a couch co-op game where two players attempt to survive enemy attacks and save their sinking boat as a pair of pirates chained together.

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Victorian City Street

Created by: Aleksandar Danilovac
Member Level: contender

Hey everyone! Here is my 2020 video game environment demo reel that I created during my mentorship at Think Tank Training Centre. This project was inspired off of a beautiful concept by Rowena Wang (http://rowenaxiaowang.daportfolio.com).

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Arid

Created by: SadViscachaStudio
Member Level: contender

Arid is a gritty, open world survival experience that challenges players in surviving the most arid place in the world. This is a student project from third year students at Breda University of Applied Sciences. The current quality of work has been achieved in 18 weeks. The game is currently available on Steam.

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Asha

Created by: Shira Eilan
Member Level: rookie

Hi everyone! This is a game environment I created for my mentorship with Aaron Dodd at Think Tank Training Centre. I learned a lot in the process and had a lot of fun!I was responsible for all aspects except the potted flowers and fruits on the patio.Concept by Muyang Xu. Music and sound design by Ori Alboher.

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3D Environment & Prop Art 2020-2021

Created by: Jasmin Habezai-Fekri
Member Level: rookie

This entry showcases environments I created from 2020 to 2021. I love to bring colorful and stylized spaces to life, with a mix of PBR and hand-painted textures, rendered in Unreal.

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Melodramatica! A Victorian themed management game

Created by: Melodramatica Studio
Member Level: contender

Melodramatica is a student made game, from concept to release. Step in the shoes of a Victorian stage manager and manage your troupe of actors to perform the best shows you can! Explore the backstage theatre, customise your characters and decor, and resolve conflicts as they appear. Can you put on a great show?

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Zensus

Created by: Alejandra Haro Rio
Member Level: contender

Zensus is an immersive experience that allows the person to enter a small world through VR, where they can connect with their senses and relax.

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Collection of Environments and Props

Created by: Silke Van Der Smissen
Member Level: player

This is a collection of environments and props I made throughout the year. All ranging from September 2020 to now (April 2021). I have a huge love for visual storytelling, and hope that that carries through all of my projects. Feel free to let me know what you think!

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Last Resort

Created by: Soupvision
Member Level: contender

Last Resort is a co-op first person shooter created by a team of 29 students at the Breda University of Applied Sciences over the course of 1 academic year. The game is set on near-future Mars where hostile aliens attempt to overrun a space resort defended by the players.

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Spirit of Africa

Created by: Katie Howarth
Member Level: player

This VR safari ride experience through the African plains acts as an Immersive Therapy experience for Hospice and Palliative care patients in Savannah, GA. With stunning visuals and over 10 animal interactions, there is always something to look at and enjoy.

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Props for realtime cinematics

Created by: João Desager
Member Level: player

Hey! I'm João, a second year student at Howest - Digital Arts and Entertainment. This is a collection of what I've been working on over the past 6 months.

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Yano Claeys - Entry 2021

Created by: Yano Claeys
Member Level: player

Hi there! I'm Yano Claeys, a 3D character artist with a passion for medieval and fantastical characters. I'm currently at the end of my second year at Howest DAE. Looking for an internship februari 2022.Hope you enjoy my work, Cheers!

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Cyberpunk Garage

Created by: Gal Hadari
Member Level: contender

This is my graduation project I created During my mentorship semester at Think-Tank-Online based on a concept art from Red Thread Games created by Christer Sveen. This scene was rendered in Unreal Engine 4 and I was responsible for all aspect but the cardboard boxes. Enjoy!!

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Project PULSE

Created by: Nathan "ZeWei" Malota
Member Level: contender

Project PULSE is a co-op rhythm action game that takes the innate rhythm elements of combat and pulls them into a thematic world. Play with your friends and choose characters that represent Melody, Bass, Harmony, and Percussion. Fight your way through your city and complete missions to build different musical weapons!

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Night Springs Country store and Gas Station

Created by: Tanay Anil Parab
Member Level: contender

This is my 2020 demo reel for lighting at Think Tank Training Center. I created the environment as well. It was influenced by Remedy Entertainment's Alan Wake, David Lynch's Twin Peaks. I looked at the Yosemite Lakes Country Store and Joakim Stigsson's Golden Gasoline as a reference layout.

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Malin Tuomas - Environment Art

Created by: Malin Tuomas
Member Level: contender

A selection of game environments I've made during my time as a student.

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Two years of ArchViz in Unreal Engine 4

Created by: Wessel Huizenga
Member Level: player

“Look around you. Everything changes. Everything on this earth is in a continuous state of evolving, refining, improving, adapting, enhancing…changing. You were not put on this earth to remain stagnant.”

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MUSEUM

Created by: Kerridwen ORELLANA
Member Level: contender

We are happy to present you our final project realized during our last year of studies at New3dge in 2020. We are a group of 6 people to create a game prototype in order to put into practice all our abilities :) Project site web : https://www.new3dge.com/projetmuseum

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DripperZ League

Created by: Maelle De Gracia
Member Level: contender

DripperZ League is a New3dge student graduation project made by a team of 5 girls : The Peach Factory!

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Labyrinth

Created by: Javi Garcia del rio Beneyto
Member Level: rookie

This is the story of a monk, trying to protect his eyes from the inevitable that awaits him outside. In the Labyrinth.

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Valkyrie (Real-Time)

Created by: Yoav Hoze
Member Level: contender

My mentorship project at Think Tank Training Centre Online. A huge thank you to my mentor Vince Rizzi for helping me through this! 'Valkyrie' is based off of the amazing concept by Jaemin Yoo. https://www.artstation.com/artwork/zA02ym

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vVv

Created by: Arthur James
Member Level: rookie

"vVv" is a singleplayer fast-paced First-Person-Shooter with game-pads in mind where you play the role of a Powerful time soldier going back in time to the times of the conquest of the Gaul in a South of France "Provence" environment to restore the timeline by Wrecking up everything in your way.

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Environments and more...

Created by: Joe Rodrigues
Member Level: contender

Hi everyone, I'm a first year Game-Art student at New3dge and I'm bringing you some projects that I had a lot of fun doing and hope you enjoy them too.

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Home is Where the Hearth is

Created by: Nathaniel Jacob Liam Cartwright
Member Level: debut

Home is Where the Hearth is is a single player action-adventure RPG where you the player explore, fight, harvest, and delve in the Hinterlands, an expanse of untamed wilderness where secrets lie buried.

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Zenko: A Fox's Tale

Created by: Wolf Packtics
Member Level: contender

Zenko: A Fox's Tale was developed by Wolf Packtics, which is a team of 17 students at the Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy (FIEA) at the University of Central Florida (UCF). Follow us on Social Media! Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZenkoTale Instragram: https://www.instagram.com/zenko_tale/

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CRYPT [Student UE4 Project]

Created by: Will Murray
Member Level: contender

solo game project, running within UE4, within this project I am undertaking concept artwork, 3D modelling, texturing, rigging and animation, UE4 Blueprint and Technical art workflows.

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Bike Shed Motorcycle Club

Created by: Eldar Seydamet
Member Level: player

This is my pre-mentorship term project I worked on over 16 weeks. I started with reference gathering, scene pitching, and worked in passes until completion. I want to thank my supervisor Jason Gullion, family and friends for supporting me. Special thanks to Adar Bronstein, Kay Volbeda, Julian Rabe and Nikhil Kedige.

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Limes Legends

Created by: Damian Gerrits
Member Level: player

LIMES LEGENDS is a couch co-op party game for 4 players.Working together as a team, you and your fellow Romans must escort your Emperor to their Castellum. Make sure to work together, because you're not the only team that fights for the title of Legends.Who will win and become a LIMES LEGEND?!

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Lovebirds

Created by: Arthur Tasquin
Member Level: contender

Lovebirds is a collaboration between a father and a son who wanted to create something together. This project is about the loneliness and pain of being far from our loved ones. It explores a dystopian society where everyone is captive and separated.

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Besnard Gustave - 2021 Game Art mashup

Created by: Gustave Besnard
Member Level: player

Hi everyone, this year has been the first year I could focus on game art projects only.This was a great opportunity to create some awesome stuff.I'm glad to show you my favorites render.

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Yolyn Am - The Cultists Clan

Created by: Lazare Colleville
Member Level: rookie

I am very proud to share with you my latest work on my graduation project after 5 hard years of studies at New3dge art school : YOLYN AM. //EDIT// The link to our website has changed, it's no longer the one I wrote at the end of this post. If you want to check it, it's over here : https://www.new3dge.com/projetyolyn-am

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Hollow Road

Created by: Ben McDonald
Member Level: contender

I made extensive use of modular kits, tileable textures and trim sheets to create this fan art of Bloodborne whilst utilising modern optimization techniques to achieve a consistent 30fps.All assets are my own, except for the foliage, and the sky sphere. Which were from Megascans and the UE4 Marketplace respectively.

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Nicolette Battad - Portfolio

Created by: Nicolette Battad
Member Level: contender

Hi - I'm Nicolette! I'm currently a student at Think Tank Training Centre focusing on Environment Art and I'm happy to share my second and third term projects. I'm an automotive engineer by trade, but am working hard to make the career switch to the games industry!

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Senior Thesis: Immune Response

Created by: Angel Campo
Member Level: contender

Explore a lung from a microscopic and stylized perspective. My senior thesis at Ringling College of Art and Design.

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Antique Room

Created by: Tarek Abdellatif
Member Level: rookie

My entry, a 3D game art project based on a room in Al Manial Palace in Cairo, Egypt done in UE4. The project was done for my final Intermediate term project at Think Tank training centre online I used Maya for modeling, unwrap, Photoshop, SPainter, Designer and Marmoset for baking, Texturing, render, UE4 as game engine

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Soul Weaver

Created by: Melanie LAURAIN
Member Level: rookie

Soul Weaver is a gradutation project made by 5 artists, Mélanie Laurain, Yann Masson, Mathilde Bernard, Loïc Lefranc, Maria Angeles Maestre during our last year in New3dge. Inspired by indie games such as Little Nightmare, Inside, ECHO (by Ultra Ultra), The Last Guardian; we wanted to create our own unique universe.

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Rose Inn

Created by: dimitris kartakis
Member Level: player

This was my Advanced Term Project at ThinkTank Online.Thank you to my supervisor Johnny Malcolm. Concept Art by Hyunsu Cha https://www.artstation.com/artwork/qAr6dy

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Flo's V8 Cafe - Think Tank Advanced Project

Created by: Juan Carlos Linares Santos
Member Level: player

Advance term Project @ Think Tank Online Duration - 14 weeks Responsible for all aspects, rendered in Unreal Engine 4. I used some of the foliage from Megascans, and the trees are from the Epic Store(Open World Demo Collection). The project was done for my final Advanced term project at Think Tank training

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Plane Hangar - UE4 Environment

Created by: Moreau Clément
Member Level: contender

Here I present you my work of the last 2 years at DAE Howest.My goal was to make a realistic environment to showcase my prop arts. It was rendered in real time, using Unreal Engine 4.25 raytracing features.

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Tough Kookie

Created by: Loup Druet
Member Level: rookie

Tough Kookie is a third-person beat'em up game with a twist, set in a fantasized version of the movie-making industry of the '70s.Shoot the most spectacular fight scenes, while managing the scenes’ camera placement to fulfill your goal.

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Mid-century modern apartment

Created by: Yana Bryon
Member Level: player

This project was made for an ArchViz assignment in Level Decoration. It's my first time trying my hand at baked lighting and architectural visualization. The room is inspired by photographs by Don Freeman.

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3D Character Art for Games 2020/2021

Created by: Tristan McGuire
Member Level: rookie

Collection of game ready characters produced as both personal and university projects.

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Subway 2041 & Italian alley - Unreal Engine environments

Created by: Tim Jagodka
Member Level: player

Hey guys! This is my Rookies 2021 entry for Game Development. Here are my two Unreal Engine environment projects which I have done at PIXLVISN Cologne as a student. I hope you enjoy and feel free to leave me some feedback!

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Game Development Projects

Created by: Oliver Rotter
Member Level: player

Hey, my name is Oliver, I am Game Designer and Developer, currently studying game design @CGSpectrum College of Digital Arts and Animation. For this entry I like to show you the two main solo projects I did in the 6 months of study @CGSpectrum.

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OC of Servando Lupini - OC of Sébastien DL - OC of Khoa Viet - Daily Props

Created by: Lola Serre
Member Level: contender

Hi ! Here is some work, have a good day ! OC of Servando Lupini https://www.artstation.com/artwork/knaz6 OC of Sébastien DL https://www.artstation.com/artwork/EVAoxv OC of Khoa Viet https://www.artstation.com/artwork/dObKJA Challenge - Daily Props by Ivan Kunakh https://www.artstation.com/artwork/8l5g4n

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Château d' Ardennes & Keppler Vintage Fan

Created by: Adam Dencker
Member Level: contender

Hello, I'm Adam. I'm a Props & Environment Artist currently studying at The Game Assembly. Welcome to my entry for The Rookie Awards 2021!This year I chose to include 2 of my most recent projects from the past 7 months: "Château d' Ardennes" and the "Keppler Vintage Fan". Enjoy!

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Old Sanctuary - Real-Time Environment on UE4

Created by: DUPUY Paolo
Member Level: player

Hello, This my latest personnal project. I decided to create a fantasy/ancient interior to train myself and make my first complete environment, gameready, on UE4. So I learned at school, at ArtFX, many technics to improve the quality of the texturing, the lighting, the atmosphere of the scene etc... Hope you enjoy!

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Ahmes

Created by: Ambre May
Member Level: rookie

Ahmes is a PC Action Adventure game inspired by the egyptian mythology that features the story of two children connected by a strong fraternal bond, Ahmes and Akil. While fighting enemies, the player explores different strata of hell.

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Always A Captain - Real-time Game Character

Created by: Uday Kampani
Member Level: player

I was responsible for creating all aspects of the character. Concept by Eve Ventrue. Environment Supervisor - Nikhil Kedige: https://www.artstation.com/nikhilkedige Environment Prop Artist - Rohan Nanjappa: https://www.artstation.com/nanjapparohan Huge thanks to my colleagues and supervisor for all the support!

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