Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden competition winners announced!

Take a look at the winning art from our Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden competition, chosen by the creators of the game themselves!
By Duncan Heaney

We know our fans are talented, so when we announced our Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden art contest, we expected to see some impressive stuff.

And yet we were not prepared for just how impressive your entries were. We received some amazing pictures, and now it’s time to announce the winners.

The contest

But first, for those of you who may have missed the initial announcement, we should explain the competition. In Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden, each island is protected from ruin by a Maiden and their guardian attendant.

We asked fans to create artwork that featured a Maiden and attendant. You could use characters from the games or make your own original creations - what mattered most was inventiveness and imagination.

Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden screenshot

The winners and prizes

The Voice of Cards development team - Executive Producer Yosuke Saito, Creative Director YOKO TARO, Character Designer Kimihiko Fujisaka, Scenario Writer Yuki Wada and Director Maasa Mimura - have each chosen their favorite entries, and given their personal feedback on it.

Everyone who has been picked gets a stunning Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars metallic card set, featuring characters from that game: the protagonist, Mar and Melanie! But that’s not all!

The team has also kindly produced a custom illustration for each winner, signed by the developers. Only five of these pictures exist in the world - think of them as very limited edition!

So, without further ado, here are the winners:

Executive Producer Yosuke Saito says:

"I fell in love with the cute Sea Hare at first sight.

"My hobby is fishing, and if I could ride one of those to go on adventures then I imagine I would catch a lot…

"The artist has depicted the world of The Forsaken Maiden in a style really appeals to me.

"Thank you!"

Creative Director YOKO TARO says:

"I like the unusual touch used on this piece that makes it look like something you would see in a charming picture book from a far-off land.

"If these two were the stars, then I think it would have been a slightly different story. Of course, it would have a happy ending though... everyone knows that all the games YOKO TARO is involved with have happy endings right?"

Character Designer Kimihiko Fujisaka says:

"I was first drawn to the subtle use of colour and was surprised at the high level of artistic sensibility that radiates from the piece overall.

"You can really feel the atmosphere of the setting and the relationship between these characters.

"This was a very memorable piece and left a big impression on me. Thank you for your wonderful art."

Scenario Writer Yuki Wada says:

"Thank you for your great illustration drawn with such a soft and gentle touch.

"It is a heart-warming scene that makes me think how these characters experience many tragedies on their voyage, but there may well have been times when they all laughed together like this too (I hope they did!)."

Director Maasa Mimura says:

"The artist cleverly uses the card motif and the maiden's weapon to create piece that is charming and has a sense of depth.

"I chose this one because the feel of board game components really stood out. I also like the way that the softness in the two characters' expressions and the use of colour conveys the themes of kindness and loneliness from the story."

Congratulations to all the winners. We should be in touch soon about delivery of your prizes, so keep your eyes on your messages.

And a massive thank you to everyone who submitted an entry to this contest. We and the Voice of Cards team were genuinely blown away passion and talent on display.

Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden is out now on PS4, Switch and Steam.

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