Descend into continental Europe where the outbreak caused by Horzine Biotech’s failed experiment has quickly spread and gained unstoppable momentum, essentially paralyzing the European Union. Just one month after the conclusion of the events in the original KILLING FLOOR, the specimen clones are everywhere and civilization is in disarray; communications have failed, governments have collapsed, and military forces have been systematically eradicated. The people of Europe know survival and self-preservation too well and lucky survivors have gone into hiding. Not all have given up hope though... A group of civilians and mercenaries have banded together, paid for by Horzine, to combat the outbreak and established privately funded operation bases across Europe. Upon tracking specimen clone outbreaks, players will descend into zed-laden hot zones and exterminate them.

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With $50,000 in prizes, prepare to get those creative juices flowing in the KF2 Grindhouse Mapping Contest.

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We are proud to announce the Grindhouse mapping event has returned for all you blood thirsty content creators! With over $50,000 in prize money and the possibility that your map winds up in the official Killing Floor 2 map lineup, this is not a opportunity to waste! Here's all the nitty gritty details you budding map makers need.

Phase 1 will start October 12, 2015 and ends November 30, 2015. All submissions must be in by the deadline of November 30, 2015 6pm EST.


Phase 2 will start December 7, 2015 and ends January 31, 2016. February 21, 2016. All submissions must be in by the deadline of January 31, 2016 6pm EST. February 21, 2016 6pm EST.


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All maps created should be for "Survival" mode for Killing Floor 2. The judging will be heavily weighted on how well the map creator uses the KF2 tools. The Judging Criteria shown below gives a rough guideline of how Tripwire Interactive will grade maps. There are also some additional cash prizes set aside for maps that don't fit in the "standard" category - see below!

The maps will be judged in two phases based on the ranking that the community has chosen to be of the top of each category.

All maps must be comprised of only original content created by the Entrant(s), or content already contained in Killing Floor 2 and the Killing Floor 2 Editor. That means that no part of the map, including but not limited to, models, entities, audio files, textures or any other content can be taken, derived or ported from any other game or third party map. Maps must be playable on the retail version of Killing Floor 2 and be easy to install and load. Maps must be available for free download from ModDB and Workshop on or before the date of their submission to the contest and remain available for download throughout the contest period. All maps must be in compliance with and are governed by the terms of Tripwire Interactive’s Killing Floor 2 End User License Agreement (”EULA”) available here.

Map creators should use the link below to add their map(s) to ModDB to be eligible for voting and judging.

Rules update: You must now also upload your map to Steam Workshop aswell as ModDB to be eligible.

(Updated) Instructions for that process can be found here: Tripwireinteractive.atlassian.net Note: The Steam Upload Tool is currently being worked on and will come online AFTER the submission deadline. Tripwire Interactive will contact entrants with instructions for loading their maps to Steam Workshop when the Steam Upload Tool has been released


judgingcriteria

The judging of the submitted Maps will be done by individuals employed or selected by Tripwire Interactive. Judges will choose from the entries of each Wave and will select the top Maps to receive the awards and prizes. Key criteria for the main “Survival” map mode contest will include (but not be limited to):

  • Gameplay and Fun
  • Performance
  • Graphics
  • AI Pathing
  • Complexity
  • Technical stability
  • Polish
  • Creativity

And proper use of Killing Floor 2 features, including trader locations, specimen and item spawns. The following is a (non-exhaustive) list of examples:

  • Pathing is completed and the ZEDs can get to the player, without getting stuck
  • Zeds can spawn into the map reliably
  • Boss can spawn into the map reliably
  • Pickups are in the map and working
  • Trader Pods are in the map and working
  • Doors are in the map and working
  • Portal entry solution for Zeds implemented

awardsnp

Whats a competition without epic prizes, and we offer fame (should your map make it into the game) and fortune to the winners.

Phase1

Best Survival Map

  • 1st Place - $5,000 USD
  • 2nd Place - $2,500 USD
  • 3rd Place - $1,500 USD
  • 4th Place - $700 USD
  • 5th Place - $300 USD

Non Survival Map Prize Pool

  • $5,000 USD

Phase 2

Best Survival Map

  • 1st Place - $10,000 USD
  • 2nd Place - $7,500 USD
  • 3rd Place - $5,000 USD
  • 4th Place - $1,500 USD
  • 5th Place - $1,000 USD

Non Survival Map Prize Pool

  • $10,000 USD

therules

In order to submit your Map, fill out the Entry Form on the Contest site. The submission of this form verifies that you legally represent all of the creators of the Map and that you agree to comply with all the Rules, the Killing Floor 2 EULA and all decisions of the Contest Judges. You must provide your name, address, date of birth, email address, telephone number and also provide the name, address, date of birth, email address and telephone number of the other contributors to the Map (if any), including the type of asset(s) each contributed. You must also include the URL where Judges and the public can download your map from ModDB. The download URL for the map must be directly accessible by the judges without any sort of registration or file queuing. Again, all entries must be the original creations of the Entrants. Read the full rules, terms and conditions here.

Good luck to all entrants, we eagerly await your creations.

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Guest
Guest

Dosh!

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AJ_Quick

DOSH!

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

Bloody DOSH!

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EXU_SKULLY
EXU_SKULLY

LOADS'O MONEY

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Strogglet15
Strogglet15

*says nothing*

- KF1.0

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Gregs2k2
Gregs2k2

Grab it while you can lads!

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poosh
poosh

BTW, what's the difference between Phase 1 and Phase 2, except timelines?

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

Community voting begins as soon as you submit your map. So for people working on more advanced maps who cannot submit right now, phase 2 resets the vote and has the really big prizes - as everyone should be able to make this deadline.

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poosh
poosh

So the same map can be submitted in both phases?

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

No, you should only submit each map you make once (then update it as you make fixes + improvements) and it'll automatically tally votes both in phase 1 and phase 2.

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medve
medve

i better see some campaign maps instead of boring survival ones

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LiquidArrow
LiquidArrow

Will we be able to submit more than one map?

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

Yep, submit as many as you want. But only 1 submission per map

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poosh
poosh

If map gets into top 5 of Phase 1, can it participate in Phase 2 too?

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

Yep, the same map could in theory win both phases if good enough

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

First map is up: Moddb.com let the voting begin!

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TKAzA Author
TKAzA

2nd map has been listed, share them with your friends! And vote for your favorites.

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

nice, keep it up!

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Showdonnn
Showdonnn

I've got two of my maps up. Escheresque is pretty much finished while Abstruse I will update regularly until the end of the entire contest (Phase 2, that is).

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poosh
poosh

The Dark Zone (GrindHouse edition) is now available for download (and vote ;))

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TKAzA Author
TKAzA

Awesome!

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Guest
Guest

If one doesn't submit a map for phase one, is he still able to submit and take part in phase two?

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TKAzA Author
TKAzA

Yes

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SilverMantis
SilverMantis

Now that the first round is over, will it be judged accordingly and prizes given out after that? Or will both rounds be judged at the end with prizes at the end?

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Showdonnn
Showdonnn

It was stated earlier that a map from Phase 1 can be voted on during Phase 2. Right now voting is closed on Phase 1 entries. Will they be re-opened for votes for Phase 2?

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2pikachuno
2pikachuno

It's the game banana contest all over again.

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Tunnel$
Tunnel$

Can people keep adding maps here after Grindhouse is over? I'm concerned now, if not, where will they go? Gamebanana? Tripwire forums? Gamemaps? Steam workshop (if released again)?

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