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Posted on Jul 10, 2013 in Electronic Games

Rising Storm $25,000 ‘Banzai’ Mapping Contest

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Armchair General received the following media release from Tripwire Interactive. Good luck to all who enter!

Rising Storm $25,000 “Banzai” Community Mapping Contest Announced!
10 July 2013, Roswell, GA

Tripwire Interactive are proud to announce the “Banzai” Community Map Making Competition for Rising Storm. Rising Storm is racking up our highest review scores ever and PC Gamer recently named Rising Storm number 12 in it’s list of the 25 best shooters of all time. (Click here to read Armchair General‘s review of Rising Storm.—Ed.) In light of this success we decided to continue Tripwire Interactive’s tradition of supporting our modding community with a mapping competition for Rising Storm. Last year’s contest for Red Orchestra 2 produced an amazing selection of new community-made maps, so we are expecting great things from the Rising Storm mapping contest. Of course, to add some incentive, we are looking at cash and prizes totaling in excess of $25,000 – the Grand Prize is a full $10,000 in cash.

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The contest starts NOW and will run with just a single judging. There will be an initial checkpoint (Checkpoint Alpha) on 3 Sep 2013, where you can submit your maps for some formal feedback from the judges. The final submission (Checkpoint Beta) is due 5 Nov 2013.

The full details for the competition, including rules and entry forms are available on the contest web page: http://www.risingstormgame.com/mapping-contest-2013. The final details of the prizes will be published soon. You don’t need to submit your entry for the contest until later – but you most probably need to start working on it! Also, keep an eye on the Rising Storm Steam Workshop page for all of the new custom maps coming out: http://steamcommunity.com/workshop/browse?appid=35450&browsesort=trend.

Rising Storm is available on Steam (http://store.steampowered.com/app/234510/) and many other digital outlets. The SDK you’ll need to use is completely free to everyone who owns the game and can be downloaded from Steam.

About Tripwire Interactive
Based in Roswell, Georgia, Tripwire Interactive is an entertainment software developer and publisher founded in 2005 by the award-winning mod team and winners of the 2004 edition of the “$1,000,000 Make Something Unreal” competition. The team released Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45, to both critical and commercial success, garnering several awards including “Multiplayer Game of the Year” and “FPS of the Year”. This was followed by the immensely popular Killing Floor, which went straight to the top of the best-seller list on Steam and has now sold over 1.8m units, making it one of the best-selling PC games of all time. Red Orchestra 2 was released in September 2011, to high praise and PC Gamer’s award for “FPS of the Year (Multiplayer)” followed by Rising Storm in May 2013 (“one of the best military FPS games I’ve played” – IGN),  Along with publishing other Indie titles, Tripwire Interactive continues to build a reputation for strong support for all their titles over a prolonged period of time. For more information visit Tripwire Interactive’s website at www.tripwireinteractive.com.

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