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Epic announces latest winners of $1 mil Make Something Unreal contest

12:20 PM on 02.19.2009 // Dale North
  @DaleNorth

The 2009 D.I.C.E. summit is going down this week in the always wonderful Las Vegas, and it is here that Epic Games announced the winners of Phase 2 of the $1 Million Intel Make Something Real Contest. The way it works is simple: make the best mods for Unreal Tournament III and get a ton of cash. In this portion of the contest, $70,000 in prizes have been rewarded to mod makers who place in the categories.

These mods will be showcased next month at the 2009 Game Developers Conference. And that's a big deal if you think about it, as people that make these mods often get promoted to making games. 

“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.”

If you're wanting to get in on the action, you still have two more phases to enter into before the finals. Phase 3's deadline is May 15th. 

Below the jump you'll find a list of the winners, and above is a video of some of the finalists.

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 Best New 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



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