Calling all mappers. The developers of Dodgeball for the source engine would like to announce a map contest for the upcoming Alpha 5 release. This contest will run from Today (August 25th) through next Friday the 2nd of September. That gives you 7 days to come up with the most original, fun to play Dodgeball court imagineable. There are no restrictions as to the type of court that needs to be created. Have an insane idea thats out of the ordinary? We want to see it!
To find out technical information about making Dodgeball Maps, see our forums at Dodgeball.xsystemmods.com Make sure to submit a zipped version of all maps and related textures on or before 5pm PST on the 2nd of September to firstname.lastname@example.org..
So, the question is, what does the winner of this contest come away with? First, the winning map (or maps) will be included in the Alpha 5 release and subsequent releases of Dodgeball for the source engine.This means that you will have the opportunity to actually have your map published along with this popular full game conversion. Second, you will receive an official Dodgeball for the Source Engine Tshirt compliments of the Dodgeball Development team stating your acomplishment. You will also get added to the credits for the mod and have your map featured on the official Dodgeball website and servers. Runners up will have thier map made available for download on the Dodgeball website and it will be included in the Dodgeball game server. Let the games begin!!
In other news, the Dodgeball developers have been hard at work on Alpha 5! The most noteable change you will see is the absense of the memory error/crash that has plagued us since Alpha 3. The game can now be played for hours (we went for 4 straight) without a crash or any stability issues. Expect an updated version of competition mode and also some new maps (from the developers and also from the community). Expect Alpha 5 to be released in conjunction with the end of the map contest on the evening of September 2nd.
Hope to see you in the servers!