Enter the Retroverse:

A Graphics Flashback

Thank you to all the amazing artists who used Omniverse to #CreateYourRetroverse. Sign up to stay tuned for future contests


Congratulations to our winners, honorable mentions, and everyone who showed us what you can do when connecting your favorite applications with Omniverse to #CreateYourRetroverse. We were inspired by the memories you shared and can’t wait to see what you create next.

The contest is now closed. Explore all of the contest entries in the NVIDIA Omniverse Gallery.

Winner’s Circle

1st Place: Zhi Rong Liu


Zhi Rong Liu

2nd Place: Piotr Skiejka


Piotr Skiejka

3rd Place: Yenifer Macias


Yenifer Macias

Win the Latest Graphics Cards


1st Place


The world's most powerful professional visual computing GPU for desktop workstations and your imagination.

GeForce RTX 3090

2nd Place

GeForce RTX 3090

The big, ferocious GPU (BFGPU) with TITAN-class performance powering ultra-accelerated creative workflows.

GeForce RTX 3080

3rd Place

GeForce RTX 3080

Delivering the extreme performance that designers and creators crave.

Honorable Mentions

NVIDIA Omniverse User Group

See the Winners Announced

Join us at the NVIDIA Omniverse User Group at GTC to learn who won the Enter the Retroverse: A Graphics Flashback contest and see a sneak peak of the product roadmap. The Omniverse User Group will take place on November 11, 2021 at 7:00AM PT.

Behind the Challenge

Artists around the world were challenged to design and render the scene that inspired their love for gaming and computing graphics using their favorite 3D applications and Omniverse Create, an advanced scene composition app within the NVIDIA Omniverse platform. 

While the contest might be over, you can still #CreateYourRetroverse for a chance to be featured in the NVIDIA Omniverse Gallery.

Download Omniverse

Download Omniverse

Download NVIDIA Omniverse and install Omniverse Create.

Create Your Space

Create Your Space

Design, model, and texture using your favorite 3D design tools.

Load Your Content

Load Your Content

Load your assets into Omniverse, bringing in a maximum of three premade assets from 3D libraries such as Turbosquid by Shutterstock.

Set Your Scene

Set Your Scene

Compose and light your scene in Omniverse Create, then render a captivating still image with the Omniverse RTX Renderer.

Watch these tutorials for tips and tricks.  

Submit and Share

Submit and Share

Submit your Retroverse scene to the Omniverse Gallery and share  your submission on Twitter and Instagram by tagging @NVIDIAOmniverse with #CreateYourRetroverse

Get Inspired

Whether it be on a bed, at a desk, or just on the floor, we love a good throwback scene and can’t wait to see where it all started for you. Jump-start your trip down memory lane with an example scene developed by our very own Lead 3D Environment Artist, Andrew Averkin, with Autodesk 3ds Max and Omniverse Create.

A Special Thanks for Our Judges

Gavriil Klimov, Senior Art Director, NVIDIA

Gavriil Klimov

Senior Art Director


Rachel Frick, Environment Palette Artist Firewalk Studios

Rachel Frick

Environment Palette Artist

Firewalk Studios

Daniela Flamm Jackson 2D/3D Artist, NVIDIA

Daniela Flamm Jackson

2D/3D Digital Artist


Andrew Averkin Lead 3D Environment Artist, NVIDIA

Andrew Averkin

Lead 3D Environment Artist


Jama Jurabaev, Senior Concept Artist Lucasfilm

Jama Jurabaev

Senior Concept Artist


Jessica Huang Senior Marketing Manager, Studio NVIDIA

Jessica Huang

Senior Marketing Manager, Studio


Rob Bryant Jr., Creative 3D Artist NVIDIA

Rob Bryant, Jr

Creative 3D Artist


Ana Carolina Pereir,a  Game Art and VR Professor  Ringling College of Art and Design

Ana Carolina Pereira

Game Art and VR Professor

Ringling College of Art and Design

Have Questions?

Chat with our expert Omnivores in the Omniverse Contest forum or our Discord server.


  • Who can participate in NVIDIA Omniverse contests?

    Anyone in the eligible countries - found here - can enter! This is a contest meant for creators of any level and is meant to introduce you to the powerful rendering capabilities of Omniverse. No prior experience or knowledge is necessary.

  • What do I need in order to participate?

    The Retroverse contest requires downloading and installing Omniverse Open Beta and Omniverse Create. Please note, a GeForce RTX or NVIDIA RTX card are minimum requirements for rendering in Omniverse Create

    Feel free to create your assets in any of your favorite 3D applications, however the scene must be assembled and rendered in Omniverse.

    We have partnered with TurboSquid by Shutterstock to provide a variety of different free consoles to choose from. You are allowed to bring in a maximum of three of these premade assets to your scene. You are not restricted to use the provided TurboSquid assets in their native form. You are free to edit and update the source assets in any capacity - geometry, UVs, and textures.

  • What do I need to include in my submission?

    Your submission should include: 

    • Your final rendered scene ( in .jpg format) and your full, final USD scene (so we can ensure it was rendered in Omniverse). No .zip files will be considered. 
    • You are permitted up to 5 beauty shot still images that help to show off your work.
    • Any behind-the-scenes videos are welcomed but not mandatory.
  • How will submissions be judged?

    Your submission will be judged on: 

    • Overall originality
    • Adherence to “retro gaming” theme
    • Creativity of the entire scene, set dressing and lighting
    • Quality and cinematic feeling of the final render
    • Adherence to the submission guidelines
  • How do I find out if I won?

    Our team will reach out to you via email to let you know if you have won and we will also post on our social media.

    Keep an eye out!  

  • Where can I go for help, assistance, or clarification on the rules?

    Our experts are available to you on the Omniverse Forums. Check out the dedicated contest forum or Discord server for help from Omniverse engineers or our creative community.

  • How can I learn about new contests?

    Sign up to be notified about future Omniverse contests here.

  • What is NVIDIA Omniverse?

    NVIDIA Omniverse is an open platform built for virtual collaboration and real-time physically accurate simulation. Complex creator, designer, and engineering visual workflows are transformed as users and teams connect major design tools, assets, and projects for collaborative iteration in a shared virtual space.

    NVIDIA Omniverse is free for individuals.