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Dead Island Riptide Scripting Comp Winners

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After fighting our way through hordes of the undead in the pursuit of modding perfection we arrived at our top three entries in the ModDB Dead Island Riptide scripting competition!

First of all we need to thank our sponsors Nvidia, Deep Silver and iBuypower for providing the fantastic prizes for this event. The top three winners will each walk away with a significant boost of gaming power and epeen with the first place winner getting a totally new custom gaming rig from iBuypower.

The winner takes home a custom PC from iBuyPower
Second place gets dual NVIDIA Geforce GTX 660

Third place gets a NVIDIA Geforce GTX 660

Without further ado here are your winners and soon to be grinners!

Third Place - Day & Night Cycle Henderson Town Mod

This mod came out of nowhere. One of the most unique entries in this competition the Day & Night Cycle mod does just as described, adds a Day and Night Cycle to the Henderson Town location within Dead Island Riptide.

The author of the mod has stated that creating the mod he came across several difficulties the main one being that the area of the Henderson Town has a imposed "glow effect" on the water itself making the night effect almost impossible to create. However after several hours of work and a special thanks to some of the new engine code within Riptide he was able to get the desired effect. The area was quite imposing before the mod, so it is suggested if you're brave enough to face Henderson Town at night to bring a lot of health items, flares and brass balls.

Second Place - Kesslers Experiment

Kesslers Experiment came very very very close to actually winning this competition for one main reason, the mod itself could easily be considered a DLC for the main game and it fits perfectly within the game's world. Check out the video for all the details on how the mod actually works but needless to say Kesslers Experiment is a fantastic entry.

I mean who wouldn't want to mix a bunch of old chemicals and inject them into your arms? Seems like a good idea to me.

First Place - George Romero Survival Horror Edition

So here we are at first place and sitting at the top of the pack is none other than the George Romero Survival Horror Edition, for good reason as well! The mod while being a significant change to Zombie, weapon, survivor and item behaviors it comes packed with additional content sure to push your gameplay experience to even greater lengths.

There is an absolute plethora of different game mods and variations to the game added into the modification. Here are the examples of the extended gameplay modes on offer.

  • "Exorcist" mode. The women have been possessed by demons! They will set you on fire! Beware, they are very creepy!
  • "Gunner's Island" mode. The island has been taken over by gun crazy women! Experience Dead Island Riptide as a true first person shooter!
  • "Lilliput" mode. The little people of Lilliput have been zombified! Beware these tiny flesh eaters!
  • "Slashers" mode. The women have disappeared and the men have gone crazy due to loneliness. They will use their swords to slash you to pieces!

We just could not overlook the work put into George Romero Survival Horror Edition, the extensive editing and customization alone is worthy of a place in the top three mods in this competition but the overall package sealed the deal on first place.

Congratulations to all of the winners in the competition, proving once and for all the lack of any real tools or SDK's can never stop a motivated modder! Thanks again to Nvidia, Deep Silver and iBuypower and enjoy the mods, as there are plenty more for Dead Island Riptide to be found.

Dead Island Riptide Scripting Comp Submissions Closed

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Thanks to all the talented developers who submitted their entries to the Dead Island Riptide scripting competition. Entries are now closed. Here are your top 10 submissions (in no particular order) that will be heading into the final for our judges consideration! Thanks also to the sponsors who are supplying the excellent prizes for the top three Nvidia, Deep Silver and iBuypower.

NOIR's Riptide Mod

A balance between realism, challenge and fun. The idea was to put more Zombies in Riptide and make it to a massive butcher game.

Gloomy Weather Mod

Dead Island Riptide Gloomy Weather Mod sets the right mood for a fantastic gameplay whether playing alone in a dark empty house or with a with a group of friends.

Rewired Gold Run

Rewired Dead Island Riptide scripts to add new events to the game itself. The affect the player this will give you something new when you play the game!

Kilroy's Dead Island Riptide Gameplay Tweaks

A collection of tweaked files for Dead Island Riptide that give the game a more FPS/shooter feel by increasing carried ammo, making firearms more effective and available earlier in the game and more!

George Romero Survival Horror Addon

The George Romero Riptide Mod was made in honor of George Romero, considered to be the "Father of Zombie Movies". This mod aims to replicate the behaviour of the Romero zombies, which means that zombies are mostly slow and can only be killed by destroying the brain. Plus a heap of other optional features!

The winner takes home a custom PC from iBuyPower
Second place gets dual NVIDIA Geforce GTX 660

Third place gets a NVIDIA Geforce GTX 660

Dead Island Riptide Boat upgraded

This mod is a great bit of fun for driving the boat, turning the old rickety boat into a speed boat! The engine has been upgraded and the boost has had a nitrous make over with a much better rudder for steering.

DIR Mod Crazies

Zombies are crazies!! This mod adds very fast and dangerous zombies like those from world war Z or 28 days later.

Kessler's Experiment

Kessler's Experiment is a mod that adds new lootable items and new craftable items to Dead Island Riptide. The survivors can make use of the mutagen chemical found in the old tunnels of Palanai to empower themselves and overcome the hoards of undead that plague the island.

Day & Night Cycle Henderson Town Mod

We never thought this was possible due to the amount of glowing water... but after many hours of work. I'm in the position to give you... A rotating day and night cycle for Henderson Town Mod.

28 Geeks Later

Zombies are now fast, powerful and extremely dangerous, they move fast and they will swarm the player and beat them to death quickly if they are not careful. The player has been given a small amount of health regeneration, which helps between battles, but it won't save you if you get swarmed.

We will be back in a few days with the top three winners for the competition. Best of luck to all those involved! Enjoy playing these mods, tell us your favorites in the comments.

Dead Island Riptide Scripting Competition

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Show us the limits of your imagination! ModDB, Nvidia and Deep Silver partner up for an exclusive competition celebrating the long awaited release of Dead Island Riptide the follow-up to the 2011 original title. What better way to show the world just what PC gaming is all about then a massive scripting competition and just like the now infested island of Palanai everything is fair game. We challenge you to rip open Riptide and engage in video game surgery, changing the very core of the game to reflect your ideal zombie sandbox. The most entertaining, polished and unique submissions will have a chance to win a custom iBuypower Dead Island PC stuffed full of fantastic hardware and Nvidia graphics cards!

Only winners can taste the sweet, stickiness of brai... *ahem* victory and to be one of the chosen few make sure you get your entry in before the cut off date. Do not fear you have a lot of time to tinker and toy with Dead Island Riptide just make sure you follow these simple steps once you're ready to submit!

  1. Rip open Riptide and engage in video game surgery! With no SDK or tools this is wildwest of modding at its finest. Everything is fair game if you can change it we want to see it! Oh and keep it above the belt if you can.
  2. Film and highlight your changes. The clearer your video is the easier it will be to notice the changes you have made. Then all that is left upload the video to YouTube!
  3. Upload the modification to the download section of the Dead Island Riptide profile and embed your YouTube video in the description panel!
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