Talent Search

Las Vegas Creatives Wil Build the Asteroid Arena! video game and NFT Collection in 2022

Sponsored by Changing Vegas, creator of Asteroid Arena!

Changing Vegas, a new indie game development + film studio, is looking for eight of the best artists in Las Vegas! This is our first talent call.

Apply today! The deadline is January 31, 2022.

During 2022, you’ll join a collaborative group of talented digital creatives (artists, musicians, fashion designers, programmers, etc.) to create Asteroid Arena!- “The Official ESport of Las Vegas.”

Las Vegas has its own hockey team. And, its own football team. Now, we need our own ESport!

Asteroid Arena! is being created by Vegas, for Vegas. Designed by gaming industry leader Dave Thompson, CEO of Changing Vegas, Asteroid Arena! is a 4-player competitive CCG (collectible card video game) with a space theme. Eight alien factions – each with a different game play, art style, and mission objective – compete in a chaotic, free-for-all to grab Hyper Crystals, the most valuable resource in the galaxy. There are also Event cards in the game that warp the conditions of the battlefield. And, players can win free Asteroid Arena! NFTs by reaching achievements within the game.

The play-to-win game is specifically designed for Las Vegas ESports, and is supported by the City of Las Vegas, the UNLV Economic Development Office, UNLV, and the Black Fire Innovation Center. Our aim is to bring video games into the Las Vegas culture and experience, and to help make Las Vegas the ESports Capital of the World!

Blockchain is changing the way we do business. Changing Vegas is on the leading edge.

Want to build your cred as a crypto artist? We got you! The first drop of The Asteroid Arena! NFT Collection happens in January 2022 with a promotional tour across Las Vegas! All of the artists chosen will be celebrated in our “Artists Behind The Aliens” campaign, be the Guest of Honor at a private party, and have their art featured in our upcoming Asteroid Arena! NFT drops.

As a community-based business, we want to involve as many Las Vegas residents as possible in developing the game and the NFTs. We’ll be announcing talent calls for other independent digital creatives all during 2022. Subscribe to our free newsletter to be informed along the way. This is a collaborative endeavor! Artists apply today! The deadline is January 31, 2022.

Here’s how this is going to work.

Inaugural Asteroid Arena! Talent Search
For: Digital art creatives

First Day to Apply: December 15, 2022
Deadline to Apply: January 31, 2022


Be 18 years old as of January 31, 2022. Be a Greater Las Vegas area resident as of January 1, 2022. Be an independent artist. Be able to communicate in English. Be able to deliver your art in high-res digital format (specs to follow).

We have already commissioned art from the first of the nine Las Vegas artists we need for the Asteroid Arena! card art & NFTs. His name is Jay O’Leary, aka Toofie. He’s a fabulous Las Vegas tattoo artist and our artist for The Gloops alien faction. The first Asteroid Arena! NFT drop will premiere in January 2022 featuring Toofie’s art. If you’re selected, you can expect the same fanfare!

Alien Faction Art Styles:
Here are the other alien factions in the game that we need card art for, and their respective art styles. Decide which you’d like to apply for:

The Hippies – Psychedelic
The Hive Queen – Sci-fi horror
The Sky Pirates – Fantasy (or pin-up style)
The Mechabrain (“Rogue AI) – Technopunk (or mechanical)
The Big Game Hunters – Anime
The Interstellar Deity – Classical/fantasy horror
The Dastardly Duo – Classic American cartoons (2D)
The Event Cards (space weather in the game) – Landscape (or
graffiti style)

Note: If your art style is different from the above, choose the closest to your style, and let us know.

Artist Application Process:

Before midnight (Pacific time) on January 31, 2022, send an email to us at: changingvegas1@gmail.com

Use the Subject line: Asteroid Arena! Artist Talent Search, Jan. 2022

In the email, please share the following:

  1. Your full name, physical address, email address, and age.
  2. In 250 words or less, share which alien faction(s) you want
    to create, and why. (You can choose just one, or indicate
    your 1st, 2nd, and/or 3rd choices.)
  3. In 250 words or less, describe your unique art style.
  4. In 250 words or less, tell us why you want to be part of
    the collaborative digital creative team that’s bringing
    Asteroid Arena! to life.
  5. In 250 words or less, explain your experience with creating
    game art and/or NFT art. (If you don’t have this experience
    yet, that’s cool. Just say N/A.)
  6. Include a link to your website and/or portfolio, OR attach
    up to three (3) pieces of your artwork that are most
    relevant to the faction(s) you chose.
  7. Include links to your social media accounts.
    All Asteroid Arena! Digital creatives will be paid and will
    receive NFTs and merchandise as part of your commission. More
    detail to come when you’re chosen and you sign a NDA and
    If you have questions, email us at: changingvegas1

More details will follow.

In the meantime, if you have questions, email us at changingvegas1@gmail.com.