GameFlood Offers Modmakers Chance at $25,000

78831_27.jpgSo you’ve been considering creating the ultimate Deathmatch map for Doom 3 or the most emotionally moving module for Neverwinter Nights 2 but just have not seen the reason to put all the effort and time into the project. Well GameFlood, a recently launched game modification hosting site, is attempting to sweeten the pot a bit by offering up to $25,000 in awards and prizes for the user created modifications they judge to be the most worthy.

Matthew Wisdom, CEO of TurboSpquid, GameFlood’s parent owner and host of the contest explains why the contest is so important to both his company and himself:

“This contest announcement is a concrete expression of our vision for providing PC gamers and developers with the most comprehensive community platform to play, create, and distribute the most exciting PC add-on content available. The contest is our way of giving something back to developers and innovators of the mod and map making industry and others who are impassioned by extending the life of the finest PC titles in the world.”

Entries for the contest should be submitted by no later than July 16th. Winners will be announced on July 27th, 2007. Cash and products will be awarded to the winners in each category. For details of the categories, supported games and prizes continue reading after the jump.

The GameFlood $25,000 Mod and Map Contest Details

The submission and nomination period will commence as of May 29th, 2007 and will be open until the end of the community voting period on July 16th. Community voting will take place from July 2nd through July 16th, and the final award selection by industry judges will take place between July 16th and July 23rd. Final prizes and awards for winners in the following categories will be announced on July 27th, 2007: Best FPS Multiplayer Mod; Best FPS Multiplayer Map; Best RTS Multiplayer Mod; Best RTS Multiplayer Map; Best RPG Mod (Single or Multiplayer). Prizes for these categories will be valued at the following levels: First Prize: $3,000; Second Prize: $1,000; Third Prize: $500. Awards for Best FPS Mini-Mod, Best RTS Mini-Mod, and Best RPG Mini-Mod will have first prizes only, valued at $500. All prizes include both cash and high-end keyboards, provided by prize sponsor Logitech.
The contest currently covers mods and maps for the following games:

  • Age of Empires III: Warchiefs
  • Civilization IV & Civilization IV: Warlords,
  • Command and Conquer: Generals, Command and Conquer: Tiberian Sun & Command and Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars,
  • Company of Heroes
  • Medieval: Total War
  • Rome: Total War & Rome: Total War Barbarian Invasion
  • StarCraft & StarCraft: Brood War
  • WarCraft III
  • Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War, Warhammer 40K: Dark Crusade & Warhammer 40K: Winter Assault
  • Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind & Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
  • Neverwinter Nights & Neverwinter Nights II
  • Half-Life 2, Counterstrike: Source & Day of Defeat
  • Battlefield 1942 & Battlefield 2
  • Call of Duty 2
  • Doom 3
  • Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter
  • America’s Army: Special Forces
  • Far Cry
  • Prey
  • Quake 4
  • Rainbow Six: Vegas
  • Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
  • Star Wars Battlefront 2
  • Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
  • Star Wars Republic Commando
  • Tribes 2
  • Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory, F.E.A.R. Online Multiplayer, Unreal Tournament 2004.

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