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Tripwire Interactive announces the “Killing Floor Grindhouse” Custom Map Making Competition with $20,000-worth of prizes. Tripwire are partnering with Nvidia and Logitech to bring you a truly spectacular mapping contest for the zombie-slaughtering co-op hit that is Killing Floor.

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Tripwire Interactive announces the “Killing Floor Grindhouse” Custom Map Making Competition with $20,000-worth of prizes. Tripwire are partnering with Nvidia and Logitech to bring you a truly spectacular mapping contest for the zombie-slaughtering co-op hit that is Killing Floor. We put the game out at a recession-friendly price, there have already been hundreds of custom maps created, so here is the Tripwire economic stimulus package to follow up: the headline prize will be an awesome $10,000 for the Grand Prize winner.


Contest Main Rules Prizes Application

The contest will run in two Waves. Wave 1 completes July 31, 2009, with a First Prize of $5,000 for the winner, while the runners-up will get prizes including Nvidia graphics cards and Logitech goodies. Wave 2 is the Big One, completing September 18, 2009. The Grand Prize will be $10,000. Yes, a full Ten Thousand Dollars for the winning entry! There will be more Nvidia graphics cards and Logitech goodies for runners-up in Wave 2.


To find out more about the contest (including the rules), visit the contest web page.
Anyone getting started with the editor should look at the Killing Floor Mapping Guide

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Bersek
Bersek

Some of the great news...

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KatanaHL
KatanaHL

Now this is what I call some extreme competition action.

Nice!

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NGS616
NGS616

I think i'm gonna have to take a shot at it.

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Cnaff
Cnaff

Oh my... I wish I mapped with the Unreal editor.

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AlCool
AlCool

Intense!

That's one way to get the community up in gear!

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smokeythebear
smokeythebear

Nice.

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azultain
azultain

very funky(funky=cool in france) and awesome game

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AlCool
AlCool

Funky=late 50s early 60s lingo in North America

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azultain
azultain

funky is a musique cool too (funk)

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AlCool
AlCool

Yes, again from the late 50s, early 60s here. Funk and disco are long forgotten by the general public.

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Lucífer
Lucífer

Who gives a ****? Its just a phrase.

So shut up already.

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bomblol
bomblol

alcool you are one hell of an unbearable ****

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AlCool
AlCool

When someone uses old age lingo and then defines it poorly, I step in. Deal with it.

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Knights
Knights

Wish this was Unreal 3, I said bye to unreal 2k a long time ago and I don't miss it. I might give this a whirl...

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Psycho_Sam
Psycho_Sam

awesome. :)

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awesomepossum
awesomepossum

OMG so much money!

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DOLBYdigital
DOLBYdigital

Very nice contest.
I'm glad there are already so many sweet maps and that most of the good maps from the mod have already been remade. Can't wait to see some of the winners of this contest!

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AlCool
AlCool

Many of the old good maps have been ported, and poorly at that.

There is under half a dozen that function correctly when played on the new KF retail version.

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Aimforthehead
Aimforthehead

Niiice!

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m82sniper
m82sniper

OMIGOSH COLLEGE HERE I COMES!

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razorb
razorb

yea good stuff, i love competing but i cant at the moment too busy :( great **** tho lots o money : >

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AJ_Quick

too busy to pass up 10 large + ? that's pretty f*king busy.

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razorb
razorb

ya well there are more important things than money :P i wouldnt work in the games industry if i wanted some cash that bad :>

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AlCool
AlCool

But this is an easy 10 grand if you can pump out a damned good map in the next month or two (Not sure wave 2's deadlines). In our day and age, there are few things more important then money.

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razorb
razorb

true true, i cant say that the money isnt extremely attractive but ya... if time comes available then i may have a look :)

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Nerdygamer
Nerdygamer

Humm. I read the rules and I am still confused. If I need a texture can I goto Cgtextures.com and get some and edit them. Or do I have to create everything from scratch.

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AJ_Quick

So far as i'm aware CGTextures is a perfectly legitimate source for textures, and wont interfere with the contest rules

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SinKing
SinKing

The irony - back in its best days there were maybe 8 servers running killing floor and a few dozen people, who played it on a regular basis. And shortly after the game practically dies as a mod it becomes commercial and now there are contests and probably a t-shirt and coffee-mug coming up...
Strange thing is I know people, who wouldn't play Killing Floor with me, as a mod, but who have now bought the game, since they remembered I had fun with it. It's simple, good, works. No hooks, no secrets, just plain old fun. It was just too easy on the servers I tried, which makes it kinda the opposite of the mod.

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AlCool
AlCool

Because of all the mods and custom waves servers are using I try to stick with local passworded dedicated servers with a group of friends. Nothings better then fending off hordes of specimen with your best mates!

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Squeebo
Squeebo

Can a person submit more than one map in each wave?

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Soulseker
Soulseker

Wow I wish this would happen to NS2 :D

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arramus
arramus

What a bonanza this is going to be for server rotations. Thumbs up!

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