Stardock, the developers of Galactic Civilizations 3 have announced that they are going to hold a ship design contest between the aspiring designers and fans of the 4X turn based strategy title.
The official website of the game has a post announcing the event and detailing the rules and regulations:
Eight finalists, chosen by the Galactic Civilizations 3 team, will have their ships included in the game. Those finalists will be entered into a winner-takes-all bracket, voted on by the community.
What you need to do right away is to do your best to make an original (not a mimicked Stardock ship) design and complete it while you have enough time to submit it before 11:59PM EST on November 16, 2014.
Upon winning, multiple winners will get their handmade ship in Galactic Civilization 3 when it finally releases. Then the developers will also choose an Ultimate Winner, who will get a $1000 prize apart from getting his/ her ship in the game.
The Ultimate Winner will be chosen based on community voting.
Last but not the least; make sure that you are eligible for entering the contest. In order to do that, you must be a legal adult in your respective country, have a Stardock account and of course, not be a part of Stardock itself.
When you are done with your ship design, head here and submit your entries.
As far as Galactic Civilizations 3 is concerned, the developers have not shared any plans regarding the release timing of the game, although it has been over a year since it has been in the making.
Would you be taking part in the ship designer contest?