Rahul Sharma

Polycount

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Type of site  Art community
Website  Polycount.com
Polycount
Created by  Andrew ‘r13′ Risch , Ted ‘bearkub’ Shockey

Polycount is a website and community of professional & hobbyist artists that specialize in creating 3D art for video games.

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History

Founded on April 1, 1998 by Andrew Risch and Ted Shockey, the site was originally named Q2PMP (Quake2 Player Model Pack), featuring user created Quake 2 plug-in characters.

Present

Polycount is widely known for its community forum, but also features a wiki for resources for 3D artists, and a front page news section covering contests, interviews and spotlighting resident artists. Polycount was a large part of the Mann Co. Store update for Valve Corporation's Team Fortress 2, and has since partnered with game studios such as Vigil Games, Riot Games, Valve Corporation, and Torn Banner Studios to host contests for creating video game art assets and concept art for well known games, including Darksiders II, League of Legends, Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, and Dota 2.

Polycount is also home to Greentooth, an easter egg that has been found in games such as Battlefield 3, Sunset Overdrive, The Sims 4, Hitman: Absolution, Overwatch, Satellite Reign, XCOM 2 and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.

References

Polycount Wikipedia


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