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Announcing the Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time Treasure Design Contest

Cristian Cardona's Avatar Posted by Cristian Cardona on Apr 20, 2012 // Associate Product Marketing Manager, Software Marketing

The good folks over at Sanzaru Games have been hard at work bringing Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time to PS3. You may have recently seen him grace the cover of PlayStation: The Official Magazine!

Well, the team is working away on even more reveals, but they need something from you — your treasure! We’re happy to announce the beginning of the Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time Treasure Design Contest (that long enough for you?)! The good people over at our Europe offices have already kicked it off and we want to make sure you get in on it as well.

What exactly is it, you say? We want to give you the opportunity to design your own treasure and have a chance to see it transformed into in-game objects in the latest Sly Cooper PS3 title! Fans are invited to set their imaginations free and design treasures that Sly and his gang might find on their adventures through time. Creations can be hand drawn, or created using your graphic design program of choice. The designs can be simple or intricate but they must be submitted with a short description of what the treasure is and what it represents.

Already excited? You can enter here. Need more info? Check out the video below from Sanzaru GamesGlen Egen!

PS Vita handheld entertainment system, a 32 GB memory card, $100.00 PlayStation Store voucher, and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system sporting a Sly Cooper design. Yes, Sly Cooper literally on your PS3!

We want to give more stuff away though, so even if you’re not a top two winner, we’ll still be picking an additional 5 Runner Ups who will receive a 3G PS Vita system, 16 GB memory card, and $40.00 PlayStation Store voucher.

The competition is open from April 20th to May 20th 2012 and can be entered by visiting the official Sly Cooper site. Some quick rules on the contest: No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Open to legal US residents 13+. You can see the full official rules here.

So that’s it! Plenty of time and plenty of chances to win. We look forward to seeing what you come up with!

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+ LovesJapanManga on April 20th, 2012 at 10:59 am said:

That is so darn awesome contest! Count me in!


+ Heavenly_king on April 20th, 2012 at 11:01 am said:

Nice, maybe I will draw something GOW related :D


+ chaindrive30 on April 20th, 2012 at 11:02 am said:

THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!! Thanks guys!!!


+ slydaniels on April 20th, 2012 at 11:02 am said:

I would love to see my design to be in the game, I’m totally gonna enter!


+ KosmoCrisis on April 20th, 2012 at 11:06 am said:



+ Heavenly_king on April 20th, 2012 at 11:08 am said:

How about making the contest also available for latin america :D


+ iZalman007 on April 20th, 2012 at 11:12 am said:

I’m from Europe, and I already sent my treasure. Cheers!

P.S. Can’t wait for E3.


+ slydaniels on April 20th, 2012 at 11:26 am said:

The link just sends me to the doyouknowsly website?


+ G-Force08 on April 20th, 2012 at 11:37 am said:

Yes! I’m definitely entering this. I love the Sly series and to have an opportunity to have one of my creations in the game???? Awesome!

Although I doubt I will as there are tons of much more talented folks out there than I am, I hope I win! =p

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    + Cristian Cardona on April 20th, 2012 at 11:47 am said:

    You’d be surprised how many people don’t enter because they think they might not win. There’s quite a few chances, so just get something in there!


+ Eraser35 on April 20th, 2012 at 11:51 am said:

why can’t us folk in Canada get this contest


+ Seeing_Red_Again on April 20th, 2012 at 12:19 pm said:

Any plans to celebrate Sly Coopers 10th Anniversary since Sly 4 is releasing in the same year?


+ GamerMoney on April 20th, 2012 at 12:20 pm said:

can we do easter egg treasures? like idk…maybe something from another ps3 exclusive game/dlc content….

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    + Cristian Cardona on April 20th, 2012 at 12:24 pm said:

    We didn’t say that you couldn’t… :)


+ WW1137 on April 20th, 2012 at 12:45 pm said:

It ends on May 20th? Thats my birthday, so I win by default, right?
Also, more importantly, have you guys announced a release date yet?


+ ReptileHand on April 20th, 2012 at 11:56 am said:

I could do this except I don’t have a tablet haha. I’m just getting into art myself. Maybe I could send you guys snail mail? Would that be acceptable? If so, Could you give me your studio address? Or actually I could just take a picture of it, right?

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    + Cristian Cardona on April 20th, 2012 at 12:10 pm said:

    You could totally take a picture and submit it! It’s the idea and description, not the exact quality.


+ StargamerX on April 20th, 2012 at 12:01 pm said:

Definitely going to enter, any criteria we should stick to?

Also, is there a picture of the Sly themed PS3 you could share?

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    + Cristian Cardona on April 20th, 2012 at 12:11 pm said:

    You can see the criteria in the rules and in the video above.
    As far as the design, we’ll unveil it before the contest is over =)


+ tyreytrdh on April 20th, 2012 at 12:06 pm said:

Why not Canada??


+ tusunami on April 20th, 2012 at 12:08 pm said:

Never played sly cooper series,I may take a crack at this & see what i can come up with!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    + Cristian Cardona on April 20th, 2012 at 12:11 pm said:

    Highly recommend it (of course, I’m biased)! Totally worth a look.


+ D-Squad3 on April 20th, 2012 at 12:50 pm said:

This is so AWESOME!!! I love the fact that the developers are the ones going to be picking the winners. Although I may not win, we all get the same chances of winning instead of people’s votes because those contests are NEVER fair. THANK YOU!!!


+ fadi002 on April 20th, 2012 at 12:58 pm said:

This is why I don’t like Sony contests. US only… -_-
At least make them available to Canada too?


+ D-Squad3 on April 20th, 2012 at 12:59 pm said:

So even if you haven’t played all the Sly Cooper games and don’t know much about the treasure in those games you can still make any type of treasure that doesn’t have to relate to Sly Cooper right? I’ve platinumed Sly Cooper 1 but I still need to play 2 and 3!


+ pureluck13 on April 20th, 2012 at 1:13 pm said:

Canada isn’t exactly exactly overseas, and we don’t live in igloos either, Montreal is practically the capital of game developement now, so why in the world are these contests always US only? ’bout time this changes.


+ GT-420 on April 20th, 2012 at 1:15 pm said:

Ok, I entered. I think mine was pretty creative, unique and well thought out, but I’m sure you’ll get a lot of those. Also, I think winners should get a free copy of the new Sly game too.


+ GT-420 on April 20th, 2012 at 1:17 pm said:

For all you Canadians, wouldn’t you assume there is some international legal restriction for including your country in these promotions rather than Sony being insensitive? Don’t you guys get offended when people call your country a suburb of the USA? You can’t have it both ways.


+ DarkOne_PR on April 20th, 2012 at 1:22 pm said:

does it need to be in color? Can i send more than one object/treasure? thanks

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    + Cristian Cardona on April 23rd, 2012 at 11:02 am said:

    Color would be nice, but not required. Just one submission per PSN ID.


+ slydaniels on April 20th, 2012 at 1:40 pm said:

Thanks Cristian. ;)


+ slydaniels on April 20th, 2012 at 1:48 pm said:

Oh and is there a limit to how many designs we can submit?

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    + Cristian Cardona on April 23rd, 2012 at 11:01 am said:

    One per PSN ID. One winner per household.

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    + Cristian Cardona on April 23rd, 2012 at 11:01 am said:

    To clarify…we’re not going to have a winner for EVERY household =P


+ Kurizamiru on April 20th, 2012 at 2:34 pm said:



+ Permafry_42 on April 20th, 2012 at 2:42 pm said:

I’d enter but I live in Canada… wish the contest could extend to Canada too…


+ DarkOne_PR on April 20th, 2012 at 3:16 pm said:

im trying to send mine but it just keeps uploading and its just 512 KB lol


+ DarkOne_PR on April 20th, 2012 at 3:47 pm said:

ok finally it took like half an hour but finally! good luck to everyone! Im exited for this hope mine get trough to at least get 20 psn bucks lol! i know there are better minds than me out there but wth ill give it a try


+ inFAMOUS-787 on April 20th, 2012 at 3:50 pm said:

awesome contest! time to get to work!


+ lisatsunami on April 20th, 2012 at 4:05 pm said:

@ Cristian, here we go again. Every SCEA contest guarantees the nonAmerican lurkers will whine. There must be a legal restriction why these contests are only open to US residents since it happens pretty much every time. Why can’t you just explain that?

In the last year there was one contest announced by SCEC,(I’m guessing at the name since I’ve only seen them post once in a whole year) which was not open to Americans (and we didn’t complain). So it seems logical there is something either in international law or Sony global policies that mandate restrictions. Why not just say so, to head off some of the useless, repetitive whining?

And, maybe Canadians should be petitioning their own Sony CE for more events.

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    + Cristian Cardona on April 23rd, 2012 at 11:00 am said:

    There are various rules and requirements made by each country and region within that country. We try to include Canada and Latin America as much as we can, but unfortunately some regulations get in the way and we can’t get it across all of North America every time =/

    It’s pretty general, but that’s usually the case.


+ lisatsunami on April 20th, 2012 at 4:15 pm said:

Hey did anybody else just get a wierd pop up message …” Maintenance: We’re making a few, quick planned changes and the site will be back up in a few moments.”?

Made me have flashbacks to last year’s outage…


+ KGH on April 20th, 2012 at 5:21 pm said:

you said now weapon, but what about armor aor shields?


+ KGH on April 20th, 2012 at 5:22 pm said:

or clothing

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    + Cristian Cardona on April 23rd, 2012 at 10:59 am said:

    We’re open to that! Just needs to fit the specs supplied in the rules.


+ infamousfan21 on April 26th, 2012 at 3:04 pm said:

I went to that website glen was talking about and it took me to PlayStation preorder page. There was not anything on that page about submitting anything. What do I do?


+ VinsanityV21 on April 26th, 2012 at 6:17 pm said:

Awesome. I’m soooo doing this. :D


+ Rancer1 on April 27th, 2012 at 4:11 am said:

When he said “No Weapons” does that include things like swords and, like the amp from infamous 2?


+ Rancer1 on April 27th, 2012 at 4:27 am said:

Oh, and I know that it can be another ps3 exclusive, but how about something that was on ps1?


+ awesomematt2012 on April 28th, 2012 at 8:33 am said:

i am huge fan of the sly series and i hope i win this contest! If u do win the contest will u also get a free Sanzaru T-shirt?


+ bdp985 on April 28th, 2012 at 2:11 pm said:

Does the treasure have to incorporate some type of Cooper theme? Or is it going to be an ordinary treasure


+ infamousfan21 on April 29th, 2012 at 11:15 am said:

Do we have to design something that has to do with that area? Like, how are we supposed to know what to design for the level? If we design something from a certain place that we think will be in the game but it isnt, what do we do then? Does it not have to do with anything in the level? I would hate to deign something and not even get a chance to win cause what I drew is from a place that isnt going to be in the game, since we ony know two levels.


+ LadyPhoenixx on May 4th, 2012 at 11:48 pm said:

Can you clarify what is the limit on the description length? Your rules specified not more than 250 words but your contest site indicated otherwise, that it should not exceed 250 characters.


+ VinsanityV21 on May 5th, 2012 at 10:03 pm said:

I have a question. It says, “Designs of living animals and weapons will be rejected”. I understand why you wouldn’t want, like, golden statues of elaborate swords or …guns, or something, but why are living animals off limits? We can’t do, say, a Jade statue of a cat or something? But we could do it of fictional/extinct animals? Like a Phoenix, or a Dinosaur, or Bigfoot or something? Or will those be rejected too?


+ VinsanityV21 on May 5th, 2012 at 10:05 pm said:

Oh and InfamousFan21, I thought of that too. But if it’s anything like the random booby trapped treasures strewn thoughout levels in Sly 2, it probably doesn’t need to be thematically tied to any environment. Still, they confirmed Medieval Europe and Ancient Japan so far, and if you can recall some of the other Coopers from the Thievius Raccoonus from the pages of the book in the first game, you could probably use that as a guide…


+ Majorpain2587 on May 8th, 2012 at 10:39 am said:

Man I grew up with this game. Sly Cooper, Crash Bandicoot, Spyro and Jak & Dexter were all platformers I enjoyed playing while growing up. Was super excited to see this contest, and although the PS Vita is a great incentive to hop in, but I’m much more excited to possible see my trophy implemented into a game I grew up playing. I loved this game so much I had to repurchase it in the HD collection just to get the platinum trophies.

Anyways I just turned mine in, saw the post said coloring it would be nice but I didn’t even think about that so mine just a plain sketch :(. I came up with my idea right away when I first saw this and been slowly working on it until I was 100% happy with it. I basically created a character in the Sly universe who was also a master thief before sly’s time, but unfortunately the 250 character limit restricted me from telling the story about my relic that I was hoping to. Oh well still had lots a fun and cant wait to see which entry’s win! Good luck to everyone!


+ infamousfan21 on May 8th, 2012 at 1:51 pm said:

@Vinsanity Ya thats what I was thinking but was checking just to be sure. my family is from england too and have many things someone would try to steal. so that helps me get an idea of something to design.


+ RenderMonk on May 10th, 2012 at 7:08 pm said:

Submitted my entry the other day, and under the description, it said “Only 250 CHARACTERS allowed”, instead of the 200 words stated in the rules. So I was not able to write up the treasure description like I wanted to. Please let me know what I can do to submit my full treasure description if my treasure is chosen. Thanks


+ coolster17 on May 14th, 2012 at 11:24 am said:

Sweet, Sanzuaru Games actually gives their fan base a chance to demostrate their talents, and even apply it to the game itself. I love this company! I’ll make sure to back track certain elements of the game most suited to the type of treasure you might be looking for.


+ coolster17 on May 15th, 2012 at 5:39 pm said:

Is there an error on the contest? Because on the description part of the treasure contest they say enyer a max of 250 words. They won’t let me upload my picture.

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