Epic Games Announces Latest Winners in the $1 Million Intel Make Something Unreal Contest

LAS VEGAS– February 18, 2009– Epic Games, Inc. today announced Phase 2 winners 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. In this portion of the judging alone, a total of $70,000 in cash prizes will be distributed to mod authors who place each category.

“Intel is committed to unleashing developer innovation. The second phase of the $1 Million Intel Make Something Unreal Contest has delivered some of the most exciting and innovative Unreal Tournament 3 game mods ever,” said Elliot Garbus, vice president Intel Software and Services Group, general manager Visual Computing Software Division.“This contest is just one of the ways that Intel’s Visual Adrenaline developer program encourages developers and enthusiasts alike to get the most out of PC gameplay.”

The Phase 2 winning mods will be showcased at the 2009 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco at the Intel Lounge.

“Epic’s mod contest has provided benefits for both mod authors and the game industry alike,” said Mark Rein, vice president of Epic Games, Inc.“Past winners have gone on to ship commercial games using the Unreal Engine, and several former members of the Unreal mod community have found jobs either with Epic or with companies licensing the Unreal Engine.”

The Best Game Mod winners are recognized as follows:

First place: Prometheus by Rachel“Angel Mapper” Cordone and Prometheus Project

http://www.fileplanet.com/193270/190000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Prometheus

Second place: The Haunted by Michael Hegemann and The Haunted team

http://www.fileplanet.com/192875/190000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---The-Haunted-Mod-v1.02

Third place: The Ball: Oztoc by Sjoerd“Hourences” De Jong and The Ball team

http://www.fileplanet.com/193016/190000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---The-Ball:-Oztoc

Fourth place: Angels Fall First: Planetstorm by Alex Drake and The Planetstorm Team

http://www.fileplanet.com/193254/190000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Angels-Fall-First:-Planetstorm

Fifth place: Snowreal by Michael Buettner

http://www.fileplanet.com/192445/190000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Snowreal-Mod

Winners of Best New Character or Customization Pack are:

First place: Xeno by Charles“EvilEngine” Jones

http://www.fileplanet.com/193071/190000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---UT3-Model-Xeno

Second place: Egyptian Warlord Amenophis by David Hagemann

http://www.fileplanet.com/193307/190000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Egyptian-Warlord-Amenophis

Third place: The Haunted by Michael Hegemann and The Haunted team

http://www.fileplanet.com/192875/190000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---The-Haunted-Mod-v1.02

Fourth place: RuneStorm Crusader by Arn Reichart

http://www.fileplanet.com/192639/190000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---RuneStorm-Crusader-v1.0

Fifth place: RuneStorm Skeleton Minion Characters by Arn Reichart

http://www.fileplanet.com/192690/190000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Skeleton-Minion-Characters

Winners of Best New Vehicle are:

First place: XS Harpy by Jochem“Xyx” van 't Hull

http://www.fileplanet.com/193333/190000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---XS-Harpy

Second place: Dispatcher by John Beswick

http://www.fileplanet.com/193349/190000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Dispatcher-vehicle-v1.1

Third place: Sturm Gunship (ULA) by Alex Drake and The Planetstorm Team

http://www.fileplanet.com/193254/190000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Angels-Fall-First:-Planetstorm

Fourth place: Coda Horse by Nathan“Denrei” Aschenbach

http://www.fileplanet.com/193385/190000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Coda-Mod

Fifth place: Lav III by John Beswick

http://www.fileplanet.com/193045/190000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Lav-III-vehicle-v1.0

Winners of Best New Vehicle CTF Level are:

First place: Apex by Neil Hodges

http://www.fileplanet.com/193132/190000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---VCTF-Apex

Second place: TrainCrossing by Nathaniel Rossol

http://www.fileplanet.com/193389/190000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---VCTF-TrainCrossing

Third place: Defection_SE by Scott Coxhead

http://www.fileplanet.com/192633/190000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---VCTF-Defection_SE

Fourth place: FrozenTomb by Robert Ghartley

http://www.fileplanet.com/193248/190000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---VCTF-FrozenTomb

Fifth place: Kelahf by Wael "cooloola" Ben Dhia

http://www.fileplanet.com/192792/190000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---VCTF-Kelahf

Winners of BestNew Deathmatch or CTF Level are:

First place: SteamTemple by Thomas“Setheran” Browett

http://www.fileplanet.com/192479/190000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---DM-SteamTemple

Second place: Arean by Daniel Diaz Gonzalez

http://www.fileplanet.com/192910/190000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---CTF-CBP3-Arean

Third place: Thor by Jesus Diaz Gonzalez

http://www.fileplanet.com/192888/190000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---DM-CBP3-Thor

Fourth place: Worm by Claes "Nurb" Engdal

http://www.fileplanet.com/192282/190000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---DM-Worm

Fifth place: Dreary3 by Bryan Sparksman

http://www.fileplanet.com/192322/190000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---CTF-Dreary3

Winners of Best New Warfare Level are:

First place: Flare by Thomas“Setheran” Browett

http://www.fileplanet.com/193327/190000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---WAR-Flare

Second place: Tropico by Nick Donaldson

http://www.fileplanet.com/193343/190000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---WAR-Tropico

Third place: Meditation by Muhammad "MozI" Ahmed

http://www.fileplanet.com/192967/190000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---WAR-CBP3-Meditation

Fourth place: RealGar by Opeyemi“Jayoplus” Ajayi

http://www.fileplanet.com/192816/190000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---WAR-RealGar

Fifth place: TanksForPlaying by Josh "CaptainSnarf" Turpen

http://www.fileplanet.com/192461/190000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---WAR-TanksForPlaying

Winners of Best Graphics in Map are:

First place: Tropico by Nick Donaldson

http://www.fileplanet.com/193343/190000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---WAR-Tropico

Second place: Worm by Claes "Nurb" Engdal

http://www.fileplanet.com/192282/190000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---DM-Worm

Third place: Krodan by Sjoerd "Hourences" De Jong

http://www.fileplanet.com/193022/190000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---CTF-CBP-Krodan

Fourth place: SteamTemple by Thomas“Setheran” Browett

http://www.fileplanet.com/192479/190000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---DM-SteamTemple

Fifth place: Arean by Daniel Diaz Gonzalez

http://www.fileplanet.com/192910/190000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---CTF-CBP3-Arean

Winners of Best Use of Physics are:

First place: The Ball: Oztoc by Sjoerd“Hourences” De Jong and The Ball team

http://www.fileplanet.com/193016/190000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---The-Ball:-Oztoc

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

http://www.fileplanet.com/193311/190000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Cubes-of-Serenity

Third place: CaptainSnarf's Modded Vehicles by Josh "CaptainSnarf" Turpen

http://www.fileplanet.com/192488/190000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---CaptainSnarf's-Modded-Vehicles-V8

Fourth place: XS Harpy by Jochem“Xyx” van 't Hull

http://www.fileplanet.com/193333/190000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---XS-Harpy

Fifth place: Unreal Demolition 2 by Dan Weiss

http://www.fileplanet.com/193337/190000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Unreal-Demolition-2

Winners of Best Machinima are:

First place: DoubleKill - Episode 1 by David Tyner

http://www.fileplanet.com/193220/190000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---DoubleKill:-Episode-1

Second place: Rebirth by Sergey Tomych

http://www.fileplanet.com/193175/190000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Rebirth

Epic will begin accepting submissions for Phase 3 of the $1 Million Intel Make Something Unreal Contest in April 2009, and the entry deadline for Phase 3 is May 15, 2009. Participation in previous phases is not required for eligibility in Phase 3. 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 Contet, 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 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. The new“$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 on the contest, visit www.makesomethingunreal.com.

Intel Software provides resources, technologies, products and services developers need to create innovative products and industry-leading software solutions designed to run best on Intel platforms. Intel helps PC gaming developers innovate through its Visual Adrenaline developer program. For more information, visit www.intel.com/software/visualadrenaline.

About Unreal Tournament 3

Published by Midway, Unreal Tournament 3 marks the return of the world's premiere first-person shooter to the PC, 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. "Gears of War 2" was released on Nov. 7, 2008, and sold over 2 million units in its first weekend at retail. Epic's Unreal Engine 3 is the three-time consecutive winner of Game Developer magazine's Best Engine Front Line Award and this year's Hall of Fame inductee. 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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