2K and Firaxis Announce Civilization IV Modding Contest


2K and Firaxis are challenging modders out there to show them your best work. The companies are offering prizes for the best mods of Civilization IV and any of its expansions. One of the prizes is specifically geared to educational mods. Can you say “class project?”

Dell has sent us some brand new XPS machines (four desktops and a laptop to be more specific) and we will give them to the winners of this contest. What we are looking for is simple: we want to see your best work, in any of the following four categories:

  • Best In-Game Asset (art, including units, buildings and/or wonders)
  • Best World-Builder Scenario (just a single .wbs file)
  • Best Map Script (just a single .py file)
  • Best Educational Mod (only educators and schools can submit entries for this one)

The creator of the winning entry in each category will receive a Dell XPS desktop computer. The best over-all mod from the submissions above will receive the grand prize of a Dell XPS laptop.

Here are some things to remember. The prizes are awarded to individuals only, so if your mod is a team effort, the prizes will only be awarded to the designated team leader. You can use existing mods that you’ve already created, or you can create something from scratch using Civ IV or any of its expansions. Finally, please do not submit mods that are not yours. This not only makes our job harder, but also makes children cry.

The contest begins December 23, 2007 and will run through February 18, 2008, so crack your knuckles and crank out something fabulous. As an aside, this contest is U.S. only, and our lawyers have drafted up a lovely set of rules for you to follow, so be sure to check them out at the website below before starting. If you have any further questions, send them in, we’re all ears!

Those interested in testing their modding mettle should visit http://www.firaxis.com/community/modcontest.php to go over and the fine print. Give it your best shot and good luck.

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