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The Talos Principle Themed Craft Contest (#2)
The contest is over!
Thanks to everybody who participated in this contest. We had so many amazing submissions, all of which can be viewed here: Imgur Gallery[]

1st Place: Temptation by MysticalDragon (Entry 428)
2nd Place: And all these worlds I made for you by Ar2R-devil-PiNKy (Entry 425)
3rd Place: Mr Stone's Brain Is Not A Toy[] by FranckyFox2468 (Entry 420)
4th Place: Life From Error by ApexPecoris (Entry 427)
5th Place: Real Life Sigil Riddle[] by KamiKow (Entry 429)

Honorable Mentions:
Talos Principle by MysticalDragon (Entry 421)
My Best Friend Died Today by r0b0_j0 (Entry 418)
Faith or Curiosity by erandas_vs (Entry 430)
Alexandra Drennan[] by Флин (Entry 423)
Dominus tecum[] by FreekNik (Entry 409)

Congratulations to the winners!

Back in November we held a Talos-Themed Contest where we gave away two copies of The Talos Principle. This contest was held before the game was released and we had a ton of great entries. Since then our community has grown to almost 90,000 members! Now that so many people have had a chance to experience the game and see what it's about, we think a new contest would garner even more attention!

This time around we're limiting entries to only IMAGE entries to streamline the judging process and allow the entries to be shared more easily. If you're looking for some inspiration you can check out the entries to our previous contest.

We're also giving away MORE prizes to the TOP 5 entries, including a The Talos Principle T-Shirt[] for the grand prize! Your choice of a black or white shirt design. The white shirt was designed by the very talented Tom J Manning.
See Prize section for a full breakdown of details!

This time around, we're only accepting IMAGE entries. Fear not, though, as this still allows a ton of creative ways to enter.

Some examples include (but are not limited to) the following:
  • Digital artwork
  • Scanned or photographed physical artwork
  • Birthday cake
  • Clay Model
  • A Comic

  1. Upload your entry to any free photo hosting service (Imgur, Photobucket, Facebook, Steam Artwork, etc) and make SURE that the image is accessible by the public so we can see it!

  2. Reply to this thread with a link to your entry.
    (If you decide to have more than one entry please include them all at once, or create a separate post for each. Do not edit your previous post to include more entries, as they might be accidentally skipped over.)

  3. Include your thoughts about The Talos Principle! (This can be as brief or lengthy as you'd like, and does not influence your chances of winning.)
    If you haven't played the game let us know what interests you the most, or what you look forward to in the game.
    If you have played the game already, tell us what you liked the most, share a memory, or let us know what you plan to do with the extra copy!
Lastly, don't forget to read and adhere to the rules!

  1. Your entry must have some definitive relation to The Talos Principle (environments, characters, story, etc.)
  2. Works submitted to the previous Talos-Themed Contest are not allowed
  3. Your entry must be a STILL IMAGE in one of the following formats: PNG, JPG, GIF. Animated GIFs are not allowed.
  4. An individual may submit up to (3) entries, but is only eligible to win once! Each entry must be its own separate image.
    (Each entry is judged on its own, so multiple entries do not necessarily increase your chances of winning.)
  5. You must be the creator of any work submitted to the contest, and have the rights to use any parts that may have been created by another individual.
  6. Your submission must fall within Steam's guidelines (See: )
  7. We reserve the right to disqualify any submissions that break any of the above rules.
  8. By submitting your creation(s), you grant permission to the contest moderators and/or Croteam to use and post your material in promotional advertisements and/or to showcase entry submissions.

Please submit your entry by Sunday, April 26th, 6:00 pm GMT.
Winners will be announced on the following Wednesday, April 29th, 6:00 pm GMT.
Prizes will be distributed shortly after winners are announced.

Each submitted entry will be ranked by a small panel of judges (including a few Croteam developers) and the Top 5 entries will qualify for a prize. An individual may only win once, and is eligible for only the highest prize tier that their entries achieved.
  • 1st: The Talos Principle w/ DLC + Choice of other Croteam game + TTP T-Shirt
  • 2nd: The Talos Principle w/ DLC + Choice of other Croteam game
  • 3rd: The Talos Principle w/ DLC
  • 4th & 5th: The Talos Principle [OR] TTP DLC
Additional Notes:
* All provided keys are Steam keys
* TTP DLC includes: Soundtrack, Bonus Content, Prototype DLC
* "Other" game options include: SSHD:TFE, SSHD:TSE, SS2, SS3, SSHD:TSE Legend of the Beast (DLC), SS3: Jewel of the Nile (DLC)
* T-Shirt requires valid shipping address to receive (at no expense to winner.) Shirt design[] choice and size will be confirmed with winner (subject to availability, at time of post both designs available in Female S/M, Male S/M/L)

If you have any questions or comments about the contest you may use this thread to discuss them as well.

(2015/03/27): Changed "Visual" to "Image" for clarity, added clause disallowing animated gifs
Last edited by A Fancy Fridge Magnet; Apr 29, 2015 @ 10:52am
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noam 2000 Mar 26, 2015 @ 9:18am 

The Talos Principle is probably one of the best puzzle games i have ever played. I have a friend who HATES puzzle games and is all about shooters,and he stayed with that opinion for 12 years. The Talos Principle changed his mind. ;)
UrbanDeHuman Mar 26, 2015 @ 11:50am 
Searching for wise help... Done.[]

To be honest, I didn't expect something different from Croteam except for another Serious Sam game. But then I saw a teaser of The Talos Principle, I thought like "Wow! Croteam are making a puzzle game?!! Is that even possible??!". And that was pretty much my impression of the teaser, mini-game "Sigils of Elohim", a demo and the game itself. It's gorgeous.
UrbanDeHuman Mar 26, 2015 @ 11:56am 
Puzzle Solver[]
UrbanDeHuman Mar 26, 2015 @ 12:24pm 
main_gi Mar 26, 2015 @ 1:02pm 
This was fun to create! I'm also going to opt-out of receiving a prize. Is that a thing?
Edit: Oh, I guess I'm not opting out. Lol.

A Contest? Gimme gimme gimme![]
Meanwhile, in The Helly Days[]
Following the First Winner's Footsteps[]
Last edited by main_gi; Mar 27, 2015 @ 10:31am
NoMercy Rider Mar 26, 2015 @ 1:18pm 
You can always gift your copies to a friend :)
main_gi Mar 26, 2015 @ 3:44pm 
Originally posted by lordtobi909:
Interview with a Croteam developer about The Talos Principle

Some Spanish Croteam developer is having an interview about the features from The Talos Principle in comparison to those of their well-known Serious Sam series. Apparently, these features seem to be quite amusing.
Er, that's a video. Not images. Though I have to say, I'm not sure if it's a coincidence that the subtitle thing is relevant :P
main_gi Mar 26, 2015 @ 4:06pm 
Originally posted by lordtobi909:
Originally posted by main_gi:
Er, that's a video. Not images. Though I have to say, I'm not sure if it's a coincidence that the subtitle thing is relevant :P

It says "visual" content, so I believe videos are allowed :P

#3 says: Your entry must be an IMAGE in one of the following formats: PNG, JPG, GIF
noam 2000 Mar 27, 2015 @ 7:43am 
Entry #2[]

Entry #3[]
main_gi Mar 27, 2015 @ 8:15am 
Originally posted by lordtobi909:
Originally posted by main_gi:

#3 says: Your entry must be an IMAGE in one of the following formats: PNG, JPG, GIF

Oh man :/
Well, i'll just leave it here as it fits everything excep rule 3, Fridge Magnet might change their mind :3
Don't worry officer if I have drugs in my car, I didn't break any laws except that one! Maybe they'll change their mind!

Originally posted by noam 2000:
Entry #2[]

Entry #3[]
Something's missing...............
Tome[CT]  [developer] Mar 27, 2015 @ 10:30am 
Just to clear it up, by propositions we are not accepting videos this time. But for a next contest we will find a way to accomodate them too.

lordtobi909, you can leave your link here because it is hilarious, but it will be outside competition. Feel free to submit it next time ;)

Keep all in mind that this time we allow text on pictures, but not videos. Good luck!

FreekNik Mar 27, 2015 @ 11:02am 
Dominus tecum[]

I already have the game. I don't care if I win something or not, to be honest. I just want to support community. In fact, I'm not really happy with this artwork, I wanted to make something better. But who cares.
The only thing I want to say about The Talos Principle is that it became my new favourite game, even surpassing another great hit from Croteam and my long-time love, Serious Sam. No other game was able to make this, and this is truly a very remarkable sign.
Last edited by FreekNik; Mar 27, 2015 @ 11:47am
Introducing Sigil Man! He harnesses the power of the puzzle masters!

Mirror Image|egamI rorriM

This game looks rad. I played both free versions and loved them. I want to adore this game, and playing it may do it.
Last edited by I Play Fortnite With My Teeth; Apr 14, 2015 @ 10:04am
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