Epic Games Announces Phase 3 Winners in the $1 Million Intel Make Something Unreal Contest

NEW ORLEANS– August 4, 2009– Epic Games, Inc. today announced Phase 3 winners in its $1 Million Intel Make Something Unreal Contest. The competition rewards outstanding mods created for the“Unreal Tournament 3” PC game in four preliminary phases and a grand final judging. In this portion of the judging alone, over $100,000 in cash and hardware prizes will be distributed to mod authors who have placed first through fifth place in Phase 3 contest categories.

“The Phase 3 entries in the $1 Million Intel Make Something Unreal Contest demonstrate tremendous innovation and creativity,” said Elliot Garbus, vice president Intel Software and Services Group, general manager Visual Computing Software Division.“Through Intel’s Visual Adrenaline developer program, we continue to encourage software innovation in PC gaming by sponsoring contests such as this, as well as delivering the parallel programming tools and resources developers need to get the most out of Intel processors and platforms.”

A special selection of original mods created for the $1 Million Intel Make Something Unreal Contest are being showcased in Intel’s theater at SIGGRAPH 2009 this week in New Orleans.

Lenovo is the exclusive hardware sponsor for Phase 3 of the $1 Million Intel Make Something Unreal Contest. In addition to cash prizes awarded by Intel and Epic, Lenovo is providing HD monitors and high-performance workstations featuring Intel® Core™2 Extreme and Intel® Xeon® 5500 series processors and monitors to mod creators winning top honors in select categories. Each winner of a Lenovo workstation will also receive a license for Intel® Parallel Studio, the end-to-end product suite for parallelism.

"Like Unreal Engine 3, Lenovo ThinkStation and ThinkPad W-Series workstations are about unleashing the creative potential in our users," said Tom Tobul, executive director, Enterprise Systems, Software and Peripherals, Lenovo. "ThinkStations are the hardware of choice for game development at Epic Games, and now contest winners will have the same performance tools to create content like the pros."

To view Phase 3 hardware prizes, visit www.makesomethingunreal.com/phase3_hardware.aspx. For more information on Intel® Parallel Studio, visit http://software.intel.com/en-us/intel-parallel-studio-home.

“We’re amazed by the high quality and variety of the latest round of UT3 mods,” said Mark Rein, vice president of Epic Games, Inc.“The bar for gameplay and visuals is raised with each phase of the contest, and it’s apparent that the Unreal mod teams have spent a tremendous amount of time honing their projects. There’s everything from puzzle games to platformers to machinima, and we can’t thank these talented developers enough for their hard work.”

The Best First-Person Shooter (FPS) Game Mod winners are recognized as follows:

First place ($7,500): The Ball: Teotl by Toltec Studios

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

Bonus hardware prize: Lenovo ThinkStation S20

http://www.makesomethingunreal.com/tss20.aspx

Second place ($5,000): Prometheus by Rachel“Angel Mapper” Cordone

http://www.fileplanet.com/200335/200000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Prometheus

Bonus hardware prize: Lenovo ThinkPad W700

http://www.makesomethingunreal.com/tpw700.aspx

Third place ($2,500): Angels Fall First: Planetstorm by Alex Drake and the AFF dev team

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

Fourth place ($1,500): Sanctum by Henrik Niku

http://www.fileplanet.com/200286/200000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Sanctum-Mod-Alpha

Fifth place ($1,000): Crucible Weapons Pack by Nolan Richert and Arn Richert of RuneStorm

http://www.fileplanet.com/199806/190000/fileinfo/Crucible-Weapons-Pack

Winners of Best Non-FPS Game Mod are:

First place ($7,500): The Haunted by Michael Hegemann and The Haunted dev team

http://www.fileplanet.com/192875/190000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---The-Haunted-Mod-v2.01

Bonus hardware prize: Lenovo ThinkStation D20

http://www.makesomethingunreal.com/tsd20.aspx

Second place ($5,000): UT2D Killing Time by the Killing Time/Game Wizards dev team

http://www.fileplanet.com/193321/190000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournment-3---UT2D-Robot-Factory-Map

Bonus hardware prize: Lenovo ThinkPad W700

http://www.makesomethingunreal.com/tpw700.aspx

Third place ($2,500): Steam Racers by Default Games

http://www.fileplanet.com/200415/200000/fileinfo/Steam-Racers

Fourth place ($1,500): Coda by Nathan“Denrei” Aschenbach and the Coda team

http://www.fileplanet.com/200198/200000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Coda-Mod

Fifth place ($1,000): RoboFonics by the LudoCraft team

http://www.fileplanet.com/200231/200000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---RoboFonics-

Winners of Best New Character / Customization Pack winners are:

First place ($2,500): Savior Character Pack by Nolan Richert and Arn Richert of RuneStorm

http://www.fileplanet.com/199809/190000/fileinfo/Savior-Character-Pack

Second place ($2,000): Polar and Dumon soldiers by Rodrigo Banzato

http://www.fileplanet.com/199267/190000/fileinfo/Polar-and-Dumon-soldiers

Third place ($1,500): Skaarj by Charles“EvilEngine” Jones and John“AgentX” Inman

http://www.fileplanet.com/200409/200000/fileinfo/Skaarj-Model-for-UT3

Fourth place ($1,000): Rankin by Chris“Legendary_Lee” Lee

http://www.fileplanet.com/200264/200000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Rankin

Fifth place ($500): GoB-BA (GoBlins Battle Armour) by Ivan "iWaNN" Grudinin

http://www.fileplanet.com/203113/200000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournment-3---GoB-BA-

Winners of Best Deathmatch or CTF Level are:

First place ($2,500): DM-Foundry by Aaron "SmokeRingHalo" Woodland

http://www.fileplanet.com/200187/200000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---DM-Foundry

Bonus hardware prize: Lenovo L215p Wide monitor

http://www.makesomethingunreal.com/monitors.aspx

Second place ($2,000): CTF-Stratus by Bryan Sparksman

http://www.fileplanet.com/199794/190000/fileinfo/CTF-Stratus-V1.2

Third place ($1,500): DM-CBP3-Incapacitate by Daniel "Green" Rozański

http://www.fileplanet.com/200517/200000/fileinfo/DM-CBP3-Incapacitate

Fourth place ($1,000): DM-Chronomancer by Karl Kraft

http://www.fileplanet.com/200205/200000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---DM-Chronomancer

Fifth place ($500): CTF-Austere by Otto Rask

http://www.fileplanet.com/200247/200000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---CTF-Austere

Winners of Best vCTF or Warfare Level are:

First place ($2,500): VCTF-CBP3-Refuge by Chris“Plutonic” Blundell

http://www.fileplanet.com/200025/200000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---VCTF-CBP3-Refuge

Bonus hardware prize: Lenovo L215p Wide monitor

http://www.makesomethingunreal.com/monitors.aspx

Second place ($2,000): VCTF-CBP3-Artemisa by Daniel "KaMi" Diaz

http://www.fileplanet.com/199985/190000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---VCTF-CBP3-Artemisa

Third place ($1,500): WAR-Araja2 by Francesco Camarlinghi

http://www.fileplanet.com/199868/190000/fileinfo/WAR-Araja2

Fourth place ($1,000): VCTF-Octopus by Jesús Díaz González

http://www.fileplanet.com/200021/200000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---vCTF-Octopus

Fifth place ($500): VCTF-RocketForst by Toni Seifert

http://www.fileplanet.com/199926/190000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---VCTF-RocketForst

Winners of Best Level for a Game Mod are:

First place ($2,500): Forsaken Canyon (The Haunted) by Michael Hegemann and The Haunted team

http://www.fileplanet.com/192875/190000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---The-Haunted-Mod-v2.01

Second place ($2,000): Oztoc II (The Ball) by Toltec Studios

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

Third place ($1,500): Breach (Prometheus) by Rachel“Angel Mapper” Cordone

http://www.fileplanet.com/200335/200000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Prometheus

Fourth place ($1,000): Enslaved (Domination) by Cory "Spoondog" Spooner

http://www.fileplanet.com/200171/200000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---CDOM-CBP3-Enslaved-(For-the-UT3Dom-Mod)

Fifth place ($500): The Stronghold (The Haunted) by Toltec Studios

http://www.fileplanet.com/192875/190000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---The-Haunted-Mod-v2.01

Winners of Best Machinima are:

First place ($2,500): The Box by John Beswick

http://www.fileplanet.com/200149/200000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---The-Box-Animation

Second place ($2,000): DoubleKill by David Tyner

http://www.fileplanet.com/200163/200000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---DoubleKill-

Third place ($1,500): The Library by Sergey Tomych

http://www.fileplanet.com/200341/200000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---The-Library

Fourth place ($1,000): Community Bonus Pack Vol. 3 Trailer by Anthony "Drummer.unr" Guillou

http://www.fileplanet.com/200015/200000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Community-Bonus-Pack-Vol.-3-Trailer(CBP3)-

Fifth place ($500): Apocalypsis Ex Machina by Andrzej Kozlowski

http://www.fileplanet.com/199293/190000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Apocalypsis-Ex-Machina

Winners of Best New Weapon Set are:

First place ($2,500): The Haunted by Toltec Studios

http://www.fileplanet.com/192875/190000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---The-Haunted-Mod-v2.01

Second place ($2,000): Crucible Weapons Pack by Nolan Richert and Arn Richert of RuneStorm

http://www.fileplanet.com/199806/190000/fileinfo/Crucible-Weapons-Pack

Third place ($1,500): Ballistic Weapons by RuneStorm

http://www.fileplanet.com/200207/200000/fileinfo/Ballistic-Weapons---UT3-Port

Fourth place ($1,000): Angels Fall First: Planetstorm by Alex Drake and the AFF dev team

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

Fifth place ($500): Unreasonable Tournament by Zach Brockway and Mandela Shabazz

http://www.fileplanet.com/200600/200000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Unreasonable-Tournament-1.0

Winners of Best Graphics in Map are:

First place ($2,500): Forsaken Canyon (The Haunted) by Michael Hegemann and The Haunted team

http://www.fileplanet.com/192875/190000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---The-Haunted-Mod-v2.01

Bonus hardware prize: Lenovo L215p Wide monitor

http://www.makesomethingunreal.com/monitors.aspx

Second place ($2,000): VCTF-CBP3-Refuge by Chris“Plutonic” Blundell

http://www.fileplanet.com/200025/200000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---VCTF-CBP3-Refuge

Third place ($1,500): Oztoc I (The Ball) by Toltec Studios

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

Fourth place ($1,000): VCTF-RocketForst by Toni Seifert

http://www.fileplanet.com/199926/190000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---VCTF-RocketForst

Fifth place ($500): Meudeverre (AFF: Planetstorm) by Alex Drake and the AFF dev team

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

Winners of Best Use of Physics are:

First place ($2,500): TickyTicker by Miles Asvachin

http://www.fileplanet.com/199731/190000/fileinfo/TickyTicker

Second place ($2,000): Project Swing by Aaron“Charybdis” Ash and Scott Ash

http://www.fileplanet.com/200339/200000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Project:-Swing-Multiplayer

Third place ($1,500): Light Toys by David Jenkinson

http://www.fileplanet.com/200173/200000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tourament-3---Light-Toys-Mod

Fourth place ($1,000): Steam Racers by Default Games

http://www.fileplanet.com/200415/200000/fileinfo/Steam-Racers

Fifth place ($500): The Ball: Teotl by Toltec Studios

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

Epic will begin accepting the last round of submissions of the $1 Million Intel Make Something Unreal Contest within two weeks, and the Phase 4 entry deadline is August 31, 2009. Participation in previous contest phases is not required for eligibility in Phase 4. Visit www.makesomethingunreal.com for more details on the contest.

About the $1 Million Intel Make Something Unreal Contest

In the $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. 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“$1 Million Intel Make Something Unreal Contest” is judged in four preliminary phases and a grand final. For more information, 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

“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, including“Unreal Tournament 3” for PC, PLAYSTATION®3 and Xbox 360®. Epic’s breakthrough game,“Gears of War,” won over 30 Game of the Year awards, and the sales of "Gears of War" and“Gears of War 2” have eclipsed 11 million units. Epic's Unreal Engine 3 is the three-time consecutive winner of Game Developer magazine’s Best Engine Front Line Award and is this year's Hall of Fame inductee. Unreal Engine 3 has also been recognized as the number one game engine by Develop magazine. 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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