CASH PRIZES! YES!
- $100 for Most Beautiful
- $100 for Best Gameplay
- $100 for Best Scripting
- $250 Grand Prize: Best of the Best
My Maps + Your Talents = Amazing
I have a created twenty-some original maps for Unreal Tournament 3. All of them are playable and good fun, but I am not satisfied.
I want to collaborate with other mappers, combining our talents to create amazing maps. This contest is my way of finding those talented collaborators, and persuading you — with cash — that it’s worth your time to further my ambitions.
I will make all my source files (along with the compiled playable versions) available for download. You download one or more files, and get busy in the editor, Making Things Better. When your work is ready, post it somewhere online where the judges can download it, and send us the link.
The judges are Patrick Ladwig and myself. Patrick is my main gaming man: I trust his judgement and so can you.
After testing the maps, discussing the maps, arguing the maps, and judging the maps, we will announce winners in the four categories.
I will personally write and send checks to the winners.
All of the prize-winning maps, along with those runners-up making the first cut, will be made available for download at the Handy Vandal’s Almanac, with screenshots and lurid descriptions and all that jazz.
I am eager to play maps and write checks. But first, let us get organized.
Request for Comments
During this preliminary phase, I am interested in hearing from you — I want to get feedback from potential contestants (and anyone else who has something to offer) before finalizing the contest rules.
Contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
A rough guide to criteria:
- Most Beautiful
- Replace ordinary brushes with static meshes and blocker brushes
- Add emitters
- Best Gameplay
- Improve the gameplay experience
- Modify geometry
- Modify the actors (spawn points, weapons, nodes, flag bases)
- Add scripting
- Best Scripting
- Kismet and Matinee
- Special scripted effects
- Interactive features
- Grand Prize: Best of the Best
- Anything goes! Astonish us!
Again, the above is a rough guide to awards category criteria. Other criteria could be named — please contact me during this preliminary phase with your thoughts.