25 February 2013, Roswell, GA
Tripwire Interactive are happy to announce the results of Breakout, the final phase of the Counterattack Mapping Contest for Red Orchestra 2. With over $35,000 in total prizes, the competition has been fierce. The first phase showed some serious skills from the mapping community - this final phase has stepped it up even further. Again, great fun to judge - and it looks like people have had great fun playing the maps. Don't forget that the contest versions of the maps are available on Steam Workshop - and we aim to bring many of them into the fold as official RO2 maps in the future.
Firstly, for the Grand Prize, winning a further $5,000 and a unique, RO2-etched Origin Laptop (take a look at http://www.originpc.com/ to see just how special these things are), is Danh Truong's Winterwald!
Next, the winners in the "Best Original Level" category are:
1. Winterwald by Danh Truong, winning $5,000
2. Bridges of Druzhina by Kieran Tobin, winning $2,500
3. Coldsteel by Johan van Pelt - wins $1,000
The other category was for "Best Remake". Once again, it was great to see some old classics being remodeled and reimagined. The winners are:
1. Gumrak Station by Maik Doktor, winning $5,000
2. Stalingrad Kessel by Florian Montaut, winning $2,500
3. We actually had a tie for third place, so we doubled up the prize:
- Arad 2 by John Cree, winning $1,000 AND
- Rakowice by Johan van Pelt, winning $1,000!
We had Daniel Shannon contact the contest winners and get their views, so there is an interview with all the winners available on the RO2 website ( http://www.heroesofstalingrad.com/counterattack-map-making-competition/mapping-contest-interviews/). A longer version, along with judges' comments will be posted on the upcoming Tripwire Ladder website, which will be open for business soon!
RO2 is, of course, available on Steam ( http://store.steampowered.com/app/35450/), or as part of the Tripwire Interactive Bundle ( http://store.steampowered.com/sub/16835/), as well as in stores and all major digital outlets!
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 1.6m 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)". 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.