Roswell, GA, 14 September 2009: Tripwire Interactive is happy to announce the winners in Wave 1 of the Killing Floor Grindhouse Custom Map Making Competition. With over 50 entries for the contest, we have been really impressed with the quality of many of the submissions. The best of the best was judged to be Damien Laurent’s“KF-Waterworks”, which wins the top prize of $5,000. With amazing visuals and impressive gameplay the map set the bar very high for Wave 1, and will be one to watch for Wave 2. With all the great maps submitted in Wave 1, we can’t wait to see what the mapping community creates for the final wave where the grand prize is $10,000. Additionally, the Wave 2 deadline has been moved back to October 2nd, 2009 to give the mappers a little extra time to polish their entries.
Congratulations to all the entrants in Wave 1. It is clear that a lot of effort went into these maps and it is just a shame that we can’t reward everyone. The top 3 maps from Wave 1 are:
First Place - KF-WaterworksV2 by Damien“DamDam” Laurent which wins the $5,000 prize.
Second Place - KF-FilthsCross-v5 by Justyn“JustFilth” Toohill– Nvidia GTX 275 (896MB) graphics card plus a Logitech G19 Keyboard and G9X Mouse
Third Place - KF-CornerMarket_v3 by Clement Menendez– 2 Nvidia GTX 9600 GSO graphics cards
Here is the full list of runners-up, with a special mention for Justyn“JustFilth” Toohill who succeeded in producing 3 of the prize-winning maps!
4. KF-Biohazard-XTX by Justyn“JustFilth” Toohill– Logitech G15 Keyboard
5. KF-Refugev2 by Andrew“IrritAnt” Orman– Logitech G15 Keyboard
6. KF-Hospital-V3 by Justyn“JustFilth” Toohill– Logitech G9x Mouse
7. KF-DegenerationSPV2C by James“KiCk3R” Lovegrove– Logitech G19 Keyboard
8. KF-Swamp by Michael“Kyben” Hewish and Corey“Maul” Sine– Logitech G9X Mouse
9. KF-MountainPass_Beta1 by Kevin“DrGuppy” Butt– Logitech G9X Mouse
The full set of maps from Wave 1 is available at ModDB: http://www.moddb.com/games/killing-floor/grindhouse. Many of the potential entrants for Wave 2 are available now for testing, over at the Killing Floor forums, along with the rules for the contest, all at: http://www.killingfloorthegame.com
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“$1,000,000 Make Something Unreal” competition. Released in early 2006, Tripwire Interactive’s debut retail title Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 has achieved both critical and commercial success garnering several awards including“Multiplayer Game of the Year” and“FPS of the Year” for 2006. With Red Orchestra ranking as one of the most played PC Multiplayer games in the world and 400,000 units sold on PC , Tripwire Interactive have proven that with hard work, determination, and great distribution partners, independent game developers can still make a big splash in the games industry. Killing Floor, Tripwire’s second title, jumped straight to the top of the Steam best-seller list and instantly became one of the top-ten most played FPS games in the world. For more information visit Tripwire Interactive’s website at www.tripwireinteractive.com.
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This is the money shot of the 1st place winner: