Last week, prominent member of Operation Moonfall Lyndon Willoughby teased the public with an upcoming “exciting new campaign“. Today, he is ready to reveal Moonfall’s next project.
Previously, we saw Lyndon spearhead the Kickstarter poster campaign, which resulted in high quality prints being sent to Nintendo’s offices. While receiving no official response from Nintendo, the group continues their pursuit by now taking the campaign to social media — where you can get involved.
Graffiti Twitter campaign
In anticipation of E3 2014, during the leading months of April, May and June, Operation Moonfall will be hosting a campaign encouraging fans to create graffiti art. You won’t have to waste money on cans of spray paint; there is a template provided so you can easily sketch the outlines using chalk.
You can do this on a surface of your choice (though it is stressed that it must be done within legal bounds; don’t draw on places you shouldn’t), snap a photo, and share on Twitter with the hashtag “#OpMoonfall” and directed to “@NintendoAmerica“.
Including Nintendo of America’s handle is Adding these are vital if you want to support the campaign and increase awareness of the demand for a Majora’s Mask remake. It is Lyndon’s goal to also get the hashtag trending on Twitter. Not only would you be supporting this movement, however, but you could be in with a chance of getting rewarded for your contribution.
A competition will also be held during this event. For fans who also submit their photo to the Operation Moonfall Facebook page, the three most impressive photos will be awarded with posters from the previous Kickstarter campaign.
The winners will be judged on the choice of location as well as the artistic quality.
Done right, it should look something like this:
Unable to make the graffiti emblem? There is another way you can support the group. You can purchase official Operation Moonfall bumper stickers from Red Bubble, and even share this through Twitter with the aforementioned hashtag.
Happy Mask Campaign
From May until the end of E3 week, another campaign will launch. After extensive teasing on the Facebook page, Operation Moonfall will be introducing the “Happy Mask Campaign”. In collaboration with prop outfit My Wicked Armor, 15 blank replicas of Majora’s Mask will be sent to 15 different artists. These artists will then contribute their own unique paint job and alterations to the replica, and will live-blog their ongoing renovation.
At the end of May, the artists will display their complete masks for sale, with half of the profit going to the artists and the other half to charity. A wooden box containing all 15 photos of the different masks will be sent to Nintendo of America’s HQ.
Three of the 15 artists have already been selected. One of them is in fact Zelda Universe’s very own official graphic designer (and generally renowned artist in the Zelda community), Eternal Legend. Moonfall has also selected Wes Talbott, designer of the Zelda LEGO CUUSOO set; and Li Kovacs, acclaimed cosplayer who recently dressed up as Princess Hilda.
As for the other 12? Well, this is yet another chance for you to get involved! If you would like to in with a chance of being selected, send your art samples to [email protected]. Only users with an established portfolio, DeviantArt page, and/or academic portfolio will be considered. The final artists will be announced on April 15, with the deadline for your application being midnight on April 14. Artists will be asked to pay a $25 fee to cover the cost of the mask (plus any shipping costs), and must submit photos of their completed mask by May 31.
Remember, if you are a fan of Majora’s Mask who pines for a remake, go follow Operation Moonfall on Twitter. The more followers the group gets, the more attention the campaign will receive, potentially increasing the awareness of the number of fans who want this remake. And if you really want to help, get involved with the above campaigns! Also, if you would like to learn more about Operation Moonfall, check out our recent exclusive interview with Lyndon Willoughby.