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"Epic Games, the developers of Unreal Tournament 2003, and nVidia have announced a huge UT2K3 modification contest called 'Make Something Unreal'. This competition will reward the truly great modders out there, and will hopefully encourage more people to mod for UT2K3." Word is that "..entries can be

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code-e255 wrote: "Epic Games, the developers of Unreal Tournament 2003, and nVidia have announced a huge UT2K3 modification contest called 'Make Something Unreal'. This competition will reward the truly great modders out there, and will hopefully encourage more people to mod for UT2K3." Word is that "..entries can be made in 13 categories, including 'Best Mod,' 'Best Character,' 'Best Use of 3D Sound,' 'Best Real-Time Non-Interactive Movie (also known as Machinima),' and more"

Prizes include over $1,000,000 in total, with first prize $50,000 and a $350,000-value commercial Unreal Engine license.

So what are all you modders waiting for, get to it!

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INtense! Author
INtense!

great news for modders out there!! very interesting to, i mean Epic Games have realised the importance of modifications to their games popularity, but is this a stunt to try and nullify the hype and all modders turning to HL2 which seems to be happening at the moment?

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BigBird
BigBird

it may just be a stunt, but what a hell of a prise :o
if a mod is good enough to win that kind of money, perhaps Epic should take them uner their wing and improove it more, just like valve have done with the best of the best hl mods

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INtense! Author
INtense!

that is 100% real there are tons of categories where you can win up to 15 grand! i mean anyone can really win something check out this table of prizes!

Phase I - entries close July 15, 2003 Total 1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   Best Mod (FPS or non-FPS) 15,000 7,500 1 3,000 1 2,000 1 1,500   1,000   Best level 7,500 3,000 1 2,000 1 1,500 1 750   250   Best level using original content 7,500 3,000 1 2,000 1 1,500 1 750   250   Best mutator 10,000 3,500 1 2,500 1 2,000 1 1,500   500   Best model 5,000 2,000 1 1,500 1 1,000   500       Best voice pack or audio modification 2,500 1,000   750   500   250       Best tool 2,500 1,000   750   500   250       Phase 2 - entries close October 20, 2003 Total 1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   Best FPS mod 20,000 7,500 2 5,000 2 4,000 1 2,500 1 1,000 1 Best non-FPS Mod 20,000 7,500 2 5,000 2 4,000 1 2,500 1 1,000 1 Best real-time non-interactive movie 10,000 5,000 1 2,500 1 1,500   1,000       Best level 10,000 3,500 1 2,500   2,000   1,500   500   Best level using original content 10,000 3,500 1 2,500   2,000   1,500   500   Best mutator 10,000 3,500 1 2,500   2,000   1,500   500   Best model 5,000 2,000   1,500   1,000   500       Best voice pack or audio modification 2,500 1,000   750   500   250       Best vehicle 10,000 3,500   2,500   2,000   1,500   500   Best tool 2,500 1,000   750   500   250       Best use of materials 5,000 2,000   1,500   1,000   500       Best use of 3D sound 5,000 2,000   1,500   1,000   500       Best use of Karma Physics 10,000 3,500   2,500   2,000   1,500   500   Phase 3 - entries close February 15, 2004 Total 1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   Best FPS mod 25,000 10,000 1 7,500 1 4,000 1 2,500 1 1,000 1 Best non-FPS Mod 25,000 10,000 1 7,500 1 4,000 1 2,500   1,000   Best real-time non-interactive movie 10,000 5,000 1 2,500 1 1,500 1 1,000       Best level 10,000 3,500 1 2,500   2,000   1,500   500   Best level using original content 10,000 3,500 1 2,500 1 2,000   1,500   500   Best mutator 10,000 3,500 1 2,500   2,000   1,500   500   Best model 5,000 2,000   1,500   1,000   500       Best voice pack or audio modification 2,500 1,000   750   500   250       Best vehicle 10,000 3,500   2,500   2,000   1,500   500   Best tool 2,500 1,000   750   500   250       Best use of materials 5,000 2,000   1,500   1,000   500       Best use of 3D sound 5,000 2,000   1,500   1,000   500       Best use of Karma Physics 10,000 3,500   2,500   2,000   1,500   500   Educational Awards - entries close March 15, 2004                     Special Educational Category - computers award to schools   15   10   10   10   5 Grand Finals - entries close March 15, 2004                       Grand Finalist Game Mods 150,000 50,000   40,000   30,000   20,000   10,000   Grand Finalist Non-Interactive Movies 50,000 30,000   15,000   5,000          

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hammy-bob
hammy-bob

:rolleyes: if it was easier i would make a mod for it but ut2k3 modding makes no sense at, i can make skins and maps but thats it

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ForK
ForK

Thers no point starting one..I'd say this is for mods that are allready done.

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BlueWolf72
BlueWolf72

from what i read a team would have time to make a small mod kick ***.

so im gonna try to make couple models and a map and it cant hurt.

so all i need is a ut2003 mapper (GOOD) Modeler (GOOD) to make 4 models and Im set. If i win the small staff gets prizes split. If i loose than owell.

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bradman
bradman

I wonder if other Developers/Publishers will follow suit? I've heard rumors about other game developers offering monetary rewards to successful mods (in a contest type fashion). The effect has been both positive and negative with teams working hard to make quality modifications but at the same time sacrificing some of the important aspects of mod development such as teamwork, sharing, community, and support amongst different mods.

It will be interesting to see how gamers and other gaming companies respond.

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ShortCutMan
ShortCutMan

They did this compition a while back for UT, and it proved to be successful. But giving out an Unreal Licence.....Is there a n00b award there?!

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Dragonlord
Dragonlord

Uh... I always new UT2k3 is crap but that you have to make a contest to attract modders? Well... that shows again that UT2k3 was more a splash than a hit... haha.
BTW... winning a Unreal Engine licence??? I would kill myself before I would get that!

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Sajt
Sajt

Dang it, this is bloody cool! Too bad I don't mod UT2k3. I think this is a great idea to pump some good quality mods out of the community.

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