1 November 2012, Roswell, GA
Tripwire Interactive are happy to announce the results of Encirclement, the first phase of the Counterattack Mapping Contest for Red Orchestra 2. With over $35,000 in total prizes, the competition has been fierce. As we've said in previous contests, we are hugely impressed by the level of skill, imagination and effort that the community members and fans put into this work. The maps produced have been great fun to play - and hard to judge! This is one of the key reasons we love to run these contests and will always look to support the community efforts.
Without further ado, the top 3 in the "Best Original Level" category are:
- Bridges of Druzhina - wins $2,500, an Intel Motherboard DZ68DB and a Core I7-2700k CPU
- Coldsteel - wins $1,000
- Univermag - wins $500
The other category was for "Best Remake". Here we were really excited to see which of the old maps from Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 and even the Red Orchestra mod days would be brought forward. The winners are:
- Gumrak Station (a remake of the original Basovka) - wins $2,500
- Arad 2 - wins $1,000
- Ogledow - wins $500
We want to see more of the old favorites appearing!
So far, that is $8,000 in cash given away, plus hardware. Breakout, Phase 2 of the contest, is on now reaches its' conclusion on 30th November. Many of the first round maps have been heavily updated - and many new ones have appeared. This time, there is $15,000 in cash prizes, a top-of-the-line Origin laptop, custom painted and a whole bunch of other hardware to give away. To the mappers - make sure you get your entries in on time! And for all the rest of us, go play the new maps out on the public servers and let us (and the creators) have your feedback. Soon, you will be able to grab new maps and other content through the Steam Workshop for RO2!
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!
For the press - map screenshots:
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 1.4m 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.