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S2 Games Announces Create-A-Map Contest Winner for Savage 2: A Tortured Soul

Winner's Map to be Included in Game


(Rohnert Park, CA) - February 21, 2007 - Independent game developer S2 Games today announced that a winner has been chosen in the company's Savage 2: A Tortured Soul "Create-a-Map" contest. The clever, tree-lined, strategic winning entry, titled "Dusk Wood," was submitted by a contestant who goes by the moniker "Trozz." Trozz's map will be included in the final version of the soon-to-be-released online multiplayer game and he will also receive a production credit in the game. Additionally, as part of the prize package, Trozz will receive a new Nintendo Wii gaming console.

The contest challenged players to design a gameplay map concept for Savage 2 using three main elements: a map image, a map size, and a written description of the map concept. A large map (for 20-25 players), "Dusk Wood" has a variety of pathways to each enemy base from a long, tree-lined central area with Scars (areas where awesome, powerful Hellbourne units can be summoned) located at each end. The design included high-to-low ground areas with cliffs from which players can jump down but not climb up.

"First things first, we'd like to extend a huge thanks to everyone for participating in this contest. The huge response made this a complete success as it's clear that many Savage fans have a great passion for this game and we found a number of great map concepts," said Marc DeForest, co-founder and lead designer, S2 Games. "Ultimately we could only select one winning map and Trozz's 'Dusk Wood' really caught our attention."

S2 Games will be releasing a map toolset with Savage 2: A Tortured Soul so that all players will have the opportunity to create their own fantastic maps and then play on them.

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About Savage 2: A Tortured Soul

Savage 2: A Tortured Soul is the sequel to the critically acclaimed online multiplayer game Savage: A Battle for Newerth, which introduced gamers to the completely new Real Time Strategy Shooter (RTSS) gaming genre. Savage enabled players to opt for either the fast-paced, run-and-gun action of a first-person shooter (FPS) game - playing as a Warrior - or the more cerebral and tactical planning of a real-time strategy (RTS) game - playing as a Commander - working together as a team to defeat the enemy. Savage 2: A Tortured Soul builds upon the addicting, fast-paced gameplay of the original with additional squad-based features and enhanced role-playing game (RPG) elements which enable players to build their character level and abilities throughout the game.

About S2 Games

The core S2 Games team is an experienced group of developers from diverse backgrounds, including film, fine art, computer science and business. Through this mix of skill and experience, a synergy is born creating a fresh perspective in game design. The mission of the S2 Games team is to create the next level of multiplayer gaming. With the creation of the K2 Engine, they have the freedom to take online multiplayer games to heights not reached before. For more information, visit the company's website at


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