The project has gone commercial! - www.moddb.com/games/the-ball The Ball is an indie singleplay action/puzzle game, running on Unreal Engine 3, for PC. The expected release date is spring 2010. The project started out as a mod and has since gone stand alone. Best Singleplay Mod of 2008 according to ModDB MOTY 2008. Five-time first place winner in the UT3 MakeSomethingUnreal Contest. Used by Epic Games' to promote their UDK release.

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Here are the Phase 4 finalists for the Best non-FPS Mod, Best FPS Mod, Best Machinima, Best Vehicle, Best Level Set, Educational and Best Use of Physics category's in the $1 Million Intel Make Something Unreal Contest.

Posted by Henley on Dec 22nd, 2009

Here are the Phase 4 finalists for the Best non-FPS Mod, Best FPS Mod, Best Machinima, Best Vehicle Set, Best Level Set, Educational,Best Use of Physics, Best Art and Best Graphics in Maps category's in the $1 Million Intel Make Something Unreal Contest. All finalists in this category are eligible to enter the Grand Finals. This competition rewards top mods created for Unreal Tournament 3 with cash and hardware prizes in four preliminary phases and a grand final. Visit Makesomethingunreal.com for full details.

Best FPS Mod Phase 4 Finalists:

Best FPS Mod Phase 4 Honorable Mentions:

Best non-FPS Mod Phase 4 Finalists:

Best non-FPS Mod Phase 4 Honorable Mentions:

Best Machinima Phase 4 Finalists:

Best Machinima Phase 4 Honorable Mentions:

  • DoubleKill Episode 1
  • DoubleKill Jess
  • FightSabers
  • The Crucible Trailer
  • UT3 News Take 1
  • The Last Stand
  • Dream
  • Silent Scream of Vengeance
  • Prometheus
  • HOLP 3 Teaser

Best Vehicle Set Phase 4 Finalists:

Best Vehicle Set Phase 4 Honorable Mentions:

  • XS Prototypes
  • Starbase Defense Vehicle
  • VCTF-Boilerplate

Best Level for a Mod Phase 4 Finalists:

Best Level for a Mod Phase 4 Honorable Mentions:

Phase 4 Educational Category Finalists:

  • Arizona State University (Becca's Tale, EXILE)
  • Art Institute of California, L.A. (UT2D Killing Time, vCTF-Boilerplate Team Art Mod, Millagun UT2D)
  • Art Institute of Vancouver (TikiWiki)
  • DePaul University (ToonDoom)
  • Högskolan i Skövde, Sweden (Sanctum)
  • IT University of Copenhagen (Steam Racers, The Witching Hour, Cubes of Serenity, Chalupa, Takeshi Gladiatiors)
  • North Carolina State University (Blackbeard's Escape)
  • Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (BailterRay)
  • Supinfo International University (Defend Unreal Territories)
  • Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia (Hazard: The Journey of Life, Steel Halo)
  • Starr's Mill High School (Project Swing)
  • University of Oulu, Finland (Robofonics)
  • Vancouver Film School (Curvature, Ascendancy)

Best Use of Physics Phase 4 Finalists:

Best Use of Physics Phase 4 Honorable Mentions:

  • XS Prototypes
  • MillagunUT2D
  • UnWheel 2
  • Snarf Vehicles
  • DM-NewHorizon
  • VCTF-Electro
  • UT2D Killing Time
  • Cubes of Serenity
  • TRE - Last Life
  • DM-RB-Labyrinth

Best Art in a Game Mod Phase 4 Finalists:

Best Art in a Game Mod Phase 4 Honorable Mentions:

Best Graphics in Map Phase 4 Finalists:

  • City_Domination
  • CTF-Strand
  • CTF-CBP3-Antediluvian
  • CDom-CBP3- Saip
  • DM_AfterInfection
  • DM_Nano_Beta
  • Planetstorm-Space_Ixion
  • TH_Temple
  • War_CBP3_midst
  • War_Haunting_The_Chapel

Best Graphics in Map Phase 4 Honorable Mentions:

  • CDom-CBP3-Yarith
  • vctf-electro
  • The Ball
  • Black Sierra
  • Deadman's tales
  • DM_Dust
  • DM_Gamme
  • DM_Necrosis
  • JB-pagoda
  • CDom-CBP3-Velocity
Post comment Comments  (0 - 50 of 61)
Handgun_Hero
Handgun_Hero Oct 7 2009, 5:14pm says:

Awesome, good luck in the finals!

+5 votes     reply to comment
c4Menace
c4Menace Oct 7 2009, 5:24pm says:

im trying to figure out why nobody plays ut3 mods online. Such a nice engine!

+14 votes     reply to comment
derp
derp Oct 8 2009, 8:25am replied:

It's quite unfortunate that hardly anyone plays UT3 online.

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jakechapy
jakechapy Oct 10 2009, 4:34pm replied:

because ut3 is crap after a week of playing. The engine is nice and all but most consumers dont actually mod or even know about ut3 mods

+2 votes     reply to comment
Shoelip
Shoelip Oct 10 2009, 5:31pm replied:

I would play it if I could find my disk.

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DOLBYdigital
DOLBYdigital Oct 12 2009, 3:56pm replied:

I agree that I just finally got UT3 just for all the MODs that are coming out. However, I waited until UT3 was dirt cheap since I really didn't like the actual game. Its ashame to hear not many play online since I am just about to jump into the UT3 mods. Well you can count one more ;)

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dsi1
dsi1 Oct 17 2009, 2:19am replied:

Exactly what I did, mainly bought it for Renegade X myself.

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alvarojmarquez
alvarojmarquez Oct 20 2009, 11:03am replied:

Same here

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56er
56er Dec 3 2009, 10:16am replied:

AFF Planetstorm and Renegade X, Maybe someone could set up a server and tell everybody or invite them to a UT3 mods server group, so you always now, when everybody is playing...

+3 votes     reply to comment
death5421
death5421 Dec 2 2009, 10:58pm replied:

i honestly prefer the first 2. i just wish ut 2k4 wasnt taken over by custom crap

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AlCool
AlCool Jan 28 2010, 6:59pm replied:

The custom stuff is what made UT2k4 one of my favorite games of all time.

Trickjumping (bunnytracks), racing, RPG, and more just by simply joining an online server with that in the name.

There is still hordes of regular assault and onslaught servers as well as DM and instagib, and great communities on each server.

ut3 removed the 2 best gamemodes, being invasion and assault. The most easily customized gamemodes for modded servers without actually making a mod. RPG has been attempt and actually works quite well on UT3, but I don't believe it will live up to its UT2K4 counterpart. Invasion probably isn't in UT3 because there hasn't been an UNREAL 3 yet.

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Chrissstrahl
Chrissstrahl Dec 27 2009, 7:36am replied:

I got under 15 fps at some maps so for me it's just bad performance.
If I lower the gfx settings the game looks too crap to identify objects properly.

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AlCool
AlCool Jan 28 2010, 7:01pm replied:

I can run UT3 on decent settings on my old XP, which is single core 1.799GHz, 1GB ram, and an Nvidia Geforce 9600GT.

If you can't run UT3, something is seriously off on your computer.

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hushpuppy
hushpuppy Oct 7 2009, 5:25pm says:

Go Warmgun!

+9 votes     reply to comment
DazJW
DazJW Oct 7 2009, 5:27pm says:

I wish they wouldn't link sodding Fileplanet downloads. I want to know about the things before downloading them...

+6 votes     reply to comment
TheHappyFriar
TheHappyFriar Oct 8 2009, 8:46am replied:

because it's a mod contest not a website contest. i'd assume if it's this far in the comp it's worth the dl...

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Angel_Mapper
Angel_Mapper Oct 8 2009, 6:21pm replied:

The contest is set up so that when you upload to the Make Something Unreal site for your submission, it's uploaded to FilePlanet. A lot of mods also upload to alternative sites, but you may need to check the mod's page or release threads on sites like Beyond Unreal to find them.

+3 votes     reply to comment
kinesis916
kinesis916 Oct 7 2009, 5:28pm says:

I think a hearty well done to everyone is in order, and good luck.

+6 votes     reply to comment
MrChocolateBear
MrChocolateBear Oct 7 2009, 5:31pm says:

Congrats to everyone! There are a lot of good mods on that list! :)

+3 votes     reply to comment
SinKing
SinKing Oct 7 2009, 5:44pm says:

Whatever happened to Project Stealth? It had such potential.

+3 votes     reply to comment
Luke874
Luke874 Oct 7 2009, 5:59pm says:

Go Haunted!

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somonels
somonels Dec 22 2009, 3:30pm replied:

go even more The Haunted.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Ni-Q
Ni-Q Oct 7 2009, 6:06pm says:

Congratulations to all nominees and honorable mentions :) Sanctum are very happy to be nominated and eligible for the Grand Finals as plenty of effort is going into that :)

Best of luck to all contestants!

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M@ty
M@ty Oct 7 2009, 6:21pm says:

Thanks guys, good luck to everyone!!

+3 votes     reply to comment
feillyne
feillyne Oct 7 2009, 6:31pm says:

Best luck! :-) Modders don't get paid, it's your chance to have something in return for your hours spent on modding. :-)

+6 votes     reply to comment
INtense!
INtense! Oct 8 2009, 12:40am replied:

tough competition though and only a handful of prizes - congrats and best of luck to all involved

+4 votes     reply to comment
ThErAp1St
ThErAp1St Oct 8 2009, 5:08am says:

Congratulations Totem Arts.

I wish you all good luck in the competition

+2 votes     reply to comment
Twiggy.
Twiggy. Oct 8 2009, 10:47am says:

I'm glad you guys made the cut. Good luck! :D

+2 votes     reply to comment
Twiggy.
Twiggy. Oct 8 2009, 10:49am says:

I really wish PS was finished in time to get in on this phase, though. :(

+2 votes     reply to comment
Dremth
Dremth Oct 8 2009, 10:55am says:

Yay Airborn! You can do it!

+3 votes     reply to comment
Elementalist
Elementalist Oct 8 2009, 11:03am says:

It's a shame a bunch of these mods don't seem to have a descriptive site or something somewhere. I mean, unfortunately, my internet connection isn't fast enough that I'm willing to download half a GB just for idle curiosity.

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AlCool
AlCool Jan 28 2010, 7:03pm replied:

Google them, many of them do have spots on the beyond unreal forum if not their own website.

+1 vote     reply to comment
EmotionalRobot
EmotionalRobot Oct 8 2009, 12:27pm says:

Congrats to all the teams, this is truly awesome.

+2 votes     reply to comment
Dremth
Dremth Oct 8 2009, 1:38pm says:

Oh man, I played the "Hazard: The Journey of Life" mod... It's amazing. So fun and just an awesome concept all together. I wish they had a ModDB page. I give it a 10/10 with infinity gold stars.

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mushroomjay
mushroomjay Oct 8 2009, 1:48pm says:

I really hope you guys win. Your mod has so much potential gameplay wise. If the music and visuals are any indication as well, Airborn is more than just another mod, it's a milestone for the modding community.

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CoIIe
CoIIe Oct 8 2009, 6:25pm says:

You will win. I can feel it.

+2 votes     reply to comment
zaglis
zaglis Oct 9 2009, 9:14am says:

THE HAUNTED.

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Demruth
Demruth Oct 9 2009, 11:48am says:

Hey Dremth.

I'm glad you liked the game. Unfortunately, I never made a moddb page for the game because I never felt it was quite "finished". I'm still working on it, and would give it a moddb page if I thought it needed one, but never got around to it. Too many bugs for my liking. I'm aiming to hopefully have something with the same gameplay but fewer bugs and more optimisation by the end of October.

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Wiweeyum
Wiweeyum Dec 23 2009, 5:49am replied:

That's ironic. The good mods don't get a page out of modesty... but the crappy mods get a page because they don't have any real content.

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Gurra300
Gurra300 Oct 16 2009, 12:30am says:

i dunno why so many are complaining about UT 3, the game is so much fun, and the mods for the game is great

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vfn4i83
vfn4i83 Oct 16 2009, 1:08am says:

Is a tough competition, good luck to all nominates.

For me, I betting on a few mods, mostly on: AFF:Planet Storm and WarmGun

+3 votes     reply to comment
4CH!
4CH! Oct 20 2009, 8:17am says:

The Ball will win.

+2 votes     reply to comment
pvt.Johnson
pvt.Johnson Oct 20 2009, 1:37pm says:

nope, Angels First Fall or Crucibal.
sorry

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Spycon_Fighter
Spycon_Fighter Oct 20 2009, 5:32pm says:

I see it coming down to 4 possible winners
The Ball, The Haunted, Renegade X (Though may not win since it's a recreation mod), and AFF... Though I will say I have yet to play warmgun so that may be one that I think could win...

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AlCool
AlCool Jan 28 2010, 7:04pm replied:

What about prometheus? or airborn?

They are all high quality mods, and are all mostly going to start towards retail quality for an official retail release.

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MoreGoreWithAnOar
MoreGoreWithAnOar Oct 20 2009, 8:32pm says:

i think the next haunted update should add weapons. maybe another weapon class. an axe in between the knife and chainsaw, an m8 automatic rifle in between the ak and the m60... maybe hand explosives for another class; like molotoves/pipe bomb/grenade/better grenade/.. something like that. anyone else feel the same way?

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do365nic
do365nic Oct 21 2009, 11:49am says:

I can't get any of the UT3 mods working online

not even renegade
I think it has something to do with my router and portforwarding
but when I setup the port.... it just deletes my settings and goes to standards :(

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Kitsunami
Kitsunami Oct 22 2009, 8:55am says:

Go Haunted ! GO HAUNTED !

I really hope renegade x dont win.
In fact i think its pretty much impossible for them to win, recreation mods cannot win a cash prize...It would be unfair on the other mod teams.

I mean, if renegade x win, they cant exactly go retail with their game. (They could pay EA the money and hope EA say yes...LOL)

I hope haunted win, it was the most fantastic experiance i have had in survival horror for a long time. I loved it.

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feillyne
feillyne Nov 28 2009, 5:12am replied:

Jealous? Recreation or not, only the quality counts.

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feillyne
feillyne Nov 28 2009, 5:12am replied:

= / The comment was doubled, how could it happen?

To elaborate a bit, now RenX is planned to be a free game running on UDK, after the contest is over. :-) So it can be even better... :->

Best luck to all once again, and without any prejudice.

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