FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
New Orleans, Louisiana: August 6, 2007: GameFlood, the premier online destination for playing and creating add-on video game content, has announced the winners of its $25,000 Mod and Map Making Contest. The top 10 finalists in each of five major and two minor categories were initially nominated by the GameFlood community of members, with the winners in each category selected by a panel of industry expert judges. Each winner will take home cash and other prizes as a result of making the finest mods and maps for their respective categories of competition. All original content creations are now published and available for download at www.gameflood.com.
"There were an amazing number of mod and map submissions and our judges have been impressed with the overall quality and sophistication of the pieces," stated Matt Wisdom, CEO of GameFlood's parent company, Turbo Squid. "The winners of this contest are deserving artists who stood out as some of the best talent that the mod and map making industry has to offer. Congratulations go out to all of the winners, and everyone else who participated in this truly one of a kind event."
The winners and corresponding prize for each contest category are as follows:
1. Best FPS Mod: First Prize - Project Reality by requiem; Second Prize - Follow Freeman HL2 Co-op Beta 2 by Merciless Development; Third Prize - Frag.Ops by Frag Ops
2. Best FPS Map: First Prize - dod_dijon by Furyo; Second Prize - de_stratocorp2 by heyo7; Third Prize - cs_xmas by stormseeker
3. Best RTS Mod: Fall from Heaven II 0.23c by Kael; Second Prize- Cold War Crisis v0.6 by InvaderZim; Third Prize - The Ancient Mediterranean by Laurino
4. Best RTS Map: First Prize - Earth 18 civs by Rhye; Second Prize - D-Day Coop (3 Players) by Mannerheim Henry666; Third Prize - Thanksgiving III by RF_Gandalf
5. Best RPG Mod: First Prize - Tamriel Rebuilt by TR_Team; Second Prize - Natural Environments by Max_Tael; Third Prize - Wayfarer's Rest by baratheon79
6. Best RTS Mini-Mod: ActualQuotes for Warlords by Willowmound
7. Best RPG Mini-Mod: Capes and Cloaks by Someone1074
For the major categories, each winner will receive cash and a Logitech keyboard valued at a total of $3,000, with second and third place receiving similar packages valued at $1,000 and $500, respectively. The mini-mod winners will each receive a cash and keyboard prize equaling $500 in value.
"I really enjoyed reviewing the many mods and maps that have been crafted and posted to GameFlood. In particular, I was stunned to see how many people were clearly devoting huge amounts of time to turning games into entirely new experiences," said Graeme Bayless, President of Kush Games. "Clearly, the mod community is as alive and thriving as ever. I know that for myself, some of these mods will be simply the way I play that game from now on. If I wore a hat, it would be off to the winners."
The panel of industry experts that selected the winners of each category include: Graeme Bayless, President of Kush Games; Gabe Miller, Senior Producer of Double Fine; Joe Vance, Art Director of Disney Interactive; Mike Casalino, Senior Environment Modeler of EA Tiburon; Scott Nagy, Senior Software Engineer of Kaos; Dustin Hansen, CEO and Art Director of Polystew; Oge Young, Producer of Midway Austin; and Adrian Finol, original developer of Half-Life 2 Deathmatch and Senior Software Engineer of Valve.
For more information about the $25,000 Mod and Map Making Contest, or to sign up for updates about future contests, please visit: http://www.gameflood.com.
GameFlood, a division of Turbo Squid, is the premier online destination for gamers to find and play the world's finest add-on video game content (including mods and maps), and provides the tools and talent that developers need to produce this top-quality content. GameFlood is working to revolutionize the way that add-on content is created and played, leveraging the talents of Turbo Squid's community of artists (the largest 3D artist community in the world), helping those artists team with talented developers, and providing those teams with the tools they need to create exciting new video game experiences. To learn more about GameFlood, visit http://www.gameflood.com.
About Turbo Squid
Founded in 2000, Turbo Squid is dedicated to the management and distribution of digital products and other relevant content for 3D and 2D designers and creative professionals. Turbo Squid provides a global market for digital products by enabling individual and corporate users to list, promote and sell their content to users around the world. In 2003, Turbo Squid was named as the exclusive publisher and worldwide distributor for the Autodesk Certified Animation Plug-in Program. Turbo Squid is a privately held and venture-backed company. More information can be found at the company's web site http://www.turbosquid.com.
Brett McCallon, Senior Marketing Manager
Kohnke Communications (on behalf of GameFlood)
Quinn Wageman, Account Executive