Fans to Animate DC Universe Online on Facebook

Sony Online Entertainment and Mass Animation are teaming up for a new contest in which users will use a Facebook application to animate characters from the upcoming DC Universe Online massive multiplayer online video game for use in a trailer and in-game animations.

The contest begins Dec. 7 and calls on fans to use Mass Animation’s Facebook application to create, view, upload, share and vote on submissions. A panel of judges and user votes will determine the best entries on a weekly basis, with winners receiving prizes.

‘The DCUO/Mass Animation contest takes a part of the game out of the development studio and puts it in the hands of fans, an empowering opportunity for our community,’ said John Smedley, president of SOE. ‘Players will have a chance through qualified contest submissions to be involved with the game’s development at a deeper level than ever before by animating actions for in-game heroes and villains.’

Mass Animation’s application, which includes a special edition of Autodesk Maya 3D as well as storyboards, designs and fully-rigged 3-D models, can be access on the DC Universe Online Facebook fan page.