Epic Announces Finalists for the 'Best Game Type,' 'Best Tool' and 'Best Use of Physics' Categories of Phase 1 in the $1 Million

CARY, N.C.– September 12, 2008– Epic Games, Inc. today announced Phase 1 finalists for the“Best Game Type,”“Best Tool” and“Best Use of Physics” categories in its $1 Million Intel Make Something Unreal Contest. The competition rewards top mods created for Unreal Tournament 3 with cash and hardware prizes in four preliminary phases and a grand final judging. Epic will reveal the winners in all 10 Phase 1 categories later this month at the Austin Game Developers Conference, September 15-17, 2008.

The Best Game Type category finalists are recognized as follows:

Battle Team/ Freezetag Arena by Nico“BattleMode” de Vries

http://www.fileplanet.com/187716/180000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Battle-Team/Freezetag-Arena-V7

Cubes of Serenity by Anna Beck-Thomsen, Lawrence Johnson, Jens Hammerhøj, André Johansen, Martin Larsen, Janusch Häring

http://www.fileplanet.com/188166/180000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Cubes-of-Serenity

UT3DOM by Team Domination

http://www.fileplanet.com/188596/180000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---UT3DOM

Domination Reloaded by spl0k

http://www.fileplanet.com/188538/180000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Domination-Reloaded

Galtanor’s Invasion by Michael“Galtanor” Wells

http://www.fileplanet.com/188468/180000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Galtanor's-Invasion-GameType

Proelium by Martin“Pfhoenix” Actor

http://www.fileplanet.com/187757/180000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Proelium

The Ball: Pehua by The Ball Team

http://www.fileplanet.com/188418/180000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---The-Ball:-Pehua

Unreal Demolition 2 by Dan Weiss

http://www.fileplanet.com/188612/180000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Unreal-Demolition-2

UT2D by Team Joe Bates (and various mappers)

http://www.fileplanet.com/188104/180000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---UT2D-v1.2

Written Off by David Jenkinson and Ben Moser

http://www.fileplanet.com/188245/180000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Written-Off

The Best Game Type honorable mentions are as follows:

Attrition by“OlympusMons”

http://www.fileplanet.com/188428/180000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Attrition-v0.5pb

CTF++ by Shee Labs Game Development

http://www.fileplanet.com/188905/180000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---CTF++

Endless Falling by Yuan Shen, Kai Song Liu, Chen Huang and Tao Cui

http://www.fileplanet.com/188504/180000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3----Endless-Falling

Fleet Wars Alpha by Martin“Pfhoenix” Actor

http://www.fileplanet.com/187767/180000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Fleet-Wars-Alpha

Mini-Golf Tournament by Rob Howland

http://www.fileplanet.com/188520/180000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Mini-Golf-Tournament

UT Race by Matthew Fawcett

http://www.fileplanet.com/188610/180000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---UT-Race

Zombie Invasion by Eric Blade

http://www.fileplanet.com/188590/180000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Zombie-Invasion

The Best Tool category finalists are as follows:

Blender_export by John“Darknet”

http://www.fileplanet.com/187667/180000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Blender-Export-Script-.PSK-.PSA

HMCS by David“DGUnreal” Green

http://www.fileplanet.com/188385/180000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---HMCS

Mark4U by Andreas

http://www.fileplanet.com/188518/180000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Mark4U

skUT3 by Nicolas“SkorpSSS” Imbert

http://www.fileplanet.com/188529/180000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---UT3-server-browser-built-in-mIRC-

Ultimate Console by Matthew Fawcett

http://www.fileplanet.com/188533/180000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---UltimateConsole

uMax by Christian Herzog

http://www.fileplanet.com/188209/180000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---uMax

Unreal Visualization Toolkit by Alastair Hebson

http://www.fileplanet.com/188516/180000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Unreal-Visualisation-Toolkit

UnrealPackage by Sam Harwell

http://www.fileplanet.com/188456/180000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---UnrealScript-Studio

UnrealRSC by Alan

http://www.fileplanet.com/188229/180000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---UnrealRSC

UT3 Tweaker by Brad G.

http://www.fileplanet.com/187731/180000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---UT3-Tweaker-Version-5.0

UWindow2 by James Tan

http://www.fileplanet.com/188318/180000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---UWindow2

Epic would like to recognize the following Best Tool submissions with an honorable mention:

rK DemoWatcher by Ulrich Scheller

http://www.fileplanet.com/188566/180000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---rK-DemoWatcher

UnrealScript Editor Alpha 1 by Aurélien Reeves

http://www.fileplanet.com/188555/180000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Unreal-Script-Editor-Alpha-1

UT3 Cache Converter by Brad G.

http://www.fileplanet.com/188315/180000/fileinfo/UT3-Cache-Converter-V2.1

The Best Use of Physics category finalists are as follows:

Ash Gravity Gun by Aaron“Charybdis” Ash

http://www.fileplanet.com/188365/180000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Ash-Gravity-Gun

Cubes of Serenity by Anna Beck-Thomsen, Lawrence Johnson, Jens Hammerhøj, André Johansen, Martin Larsen and Janusch Häring

http://www.fileplanet.com/188166/180000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Cubes-of-Serenity

DM-Blockland by Simeon“Lord_Simeon” Spargo

http://www.fileplanet.com/187776/180000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---DM-BLOCKLAND

DM-Nowhere by Remus Brailoiu

http://www.fileplanet.com/188271/180000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---DM-Nowhere

JetPack by Martin“Pfhoenix” Actor

http://www.fileplanet.com/187759/180000/fileinfo/Unreal--Tournament-3---Jetpack-for-UT3

Mini-Golf Tournament by Rob Howland

http://www.fileplanet.com/188520/180000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Mini-Golf-Tournament

Raggy Weapons by Martin“Pfhoenix” Actor

http://www.fileplanet.com/187761/180000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Raggy-Weapons

The Ball: Pehua by The Ball Team

http://www.fileplanet.com/188418/180000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---The-Ball:-Pehua

Unreal Demolition 2 by Dan Weiss

http://www.fileplanet.com/188612/180000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Unreal-Demolition-2

Epic would also like to recognize Best Mutator honorable mentions (Best Mutator finalists were announced earlier this week):

The Mutator Weeks by Shee Labs Game Development

http://www.fileplanet.com/188907/180000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---The-Mutator-Weeks

Gibalicious by Miles Asvachin

http://www.fileplanet.com/187994/180000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Gibalicious-Mutator-v1.2

VAS Volatile Ammo by Dion“KalCorp” Rentos

http://www.fileplanet.com/188527/180000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---VAS-UT3-Volatile-Ammo-Mutator-v1.0

Raggy Weapons by Martin“Pfhoenix” Actor

http://www.fileplanet.com/187761/180000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Raggy-Weapons

Defector by Jeremiah Ellison

http://www.fileplanet.com/188399/180000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Defector

BattleMOD by Nico“BattleMode” de Vries

http://www.fileplanet.com/187720/180000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---BattleMOD-V5

VAS Auto-Shields by Dion“KalCorp” Rentos

http://www.fileplanet.com/188377/180000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---VAS-Auto-Shields-v1.2

Coda Sword by Denrei

http://www.fileplanet.com/188472/180000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Coda-Sword

Portable Spawners by Antone Franich

http://www.fileplanet.com/188522/180000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Portable-Spawners-Beta-V1.0

BattleTrans by Nico“BattleMode” de Vries

http://www.fileplanet.com/187718/180000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---BattleTRANS-V3.2

Circus Mutator by James

http://www.fileplanet.com/188146/180000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Circus-Mutator

JukeBox by Jason Yu

http://www.fileplanet.com/188618/180000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Jukebox

Epic will begin accepting submissions for Phase 2 of the $1 Million Intel Make Something Unreal Contest on September 30, 2008, and the entry deadline for Phase 2 is October 17, 2008. Participation in Phase 1 is not required for eligibility in Phase 2. Visit www.makesomethingunreal.com for more details on the contest.

About the $1 Million Intel Make Something Unreal Contest

In the all-new $1 Million Intel Make Something Unreal Contest, aspiring game developers create modifications (“mods”) for the PC version of Unreal Tournament 3 in a range of categories including levels, characters, weapons, game types, tools, vehicles and more. Winnings exceed well over $1 million in value, consisting of one coveted Unreal Engine 3 license as a grand prize in addition to other cash awards and prizes, including Intel® Software Development Products and Velocity Micro PCs based on the Intel® Dual Socket Extreme Desktop Platform with two Intel® Core™2 Extreme quad-core processors. The 2008“$1 Million Intel Make Something Unreal Contest” will be judged in four preliminary phases and a grand final. Judging began in June 2008 and will conclude, with the grand final prizes being awarded, in late 2009. For more information, visit www.makesomethingunreal.com.

About Unreal Tournament 3

Published by Midway, Unreal Tournament 3 marks the return of the world's premiere first-person shooter to the PC, and its debut on the Xbox 360™ and PLAYSTATION®3. Unreal Tournament 3 unleashes the full power of Unreal Engine 3, taking graphics, gameplay and challenge to a whole new level. Players engage in intense battles with other human players online, or against Unreal artificial intelligence that sets the industry standard. With the most powerful futuristic weapons and vehicles available, this is FPS action at its best! More information about Unreal Tournament 3 can be found online at www.unrealtournament3.com.

About Unreal Engine 3

The award-winning Unreal Engine is known for cutting-edge graphics and its best-of-breed toolset. Unreal Engine 3 maintains those features while adding massive world support, multi-processor support, next-generation console optimizations, and one of the most mature tool pipelines in the industry. Unreal Engine 3's advanced toolset is designed specifically to accelerate developers' productivity for ultra-complex, next-generation content. Additional information on Unreal Engine can be obtained through the Unreal Technology Web site at www.unrealtechnology.com.

About Epic Games

Epic Games, Inc., based in Cary, NC and established in 1991, develops cutting-edge games and cross-platform game engine technology. The company has created multiple million-selling, award-winning titles in its Unreal series, most recently shipping Unreal Tournament 3 for PC, PLAYSTATION®3 and Xbox 360™. Epic’s breakthrough game, Gears of War, sold 5 million copies and won over 30 game of the year awards. The highly anticipated sequel, Gears of War 2, is scheduled for release on November 7, 2008. Epic's Unreal Engine 3 is the current holder and three-time consecutive winner of Game Developer magazine’s Best Engine Front Line Award. Additional information about Epic can be obtained through the Epic Games Web site at www.epicgames.com.

Epic, Epic Games, Unreal, Unreal Tournament and Gears of War are trademarks or registered trademarks of Epic Games, Inc. in the United States of America and elsewhere. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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