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Maybe some sort of future project for the DarkMod team? Take all you've done and then convert it to the Unreal 3 engine. It makes a lot of sense...NOT. But seriously, some of you guys may be interested in this bit of info from C+VG:

 

Epic plots new Make Something Unreal contest

Monday 4-Sep-2006 12:47 PM Exclusive: Million dollar Unreal Engine mod contest on the way, Epic reveals to CVG!

 

Epic Games, creator of Gears of War and the massively-successful Unreal Engine 3, is planning a follow-up to its 2004 nVidia $1,000,000 Make Something Unreal Contest, according to company VP Mark Rein.

 

Speaking to CVG recently, Rein said: "People ask me 'will there be another nVidia $1,000,000 Make Something Unreal contest?' Sure, we'll round up some sponsors again and hopefully have another big, huge mod contest."

 

The Unreal honcho continued, saying that with Unreal Engine 3 as the platform, his expectations are even higher for the contest: "This time I think it's going to be spectacular," he said. "You see so many companies have licensed the technology, mainly because of how great the tools are and how productive and creative they can be with these tools, and it's going to be that much more-so for the mod guys."

 

Advertisement:Epic's last $1,000,000 mod contest shot WWII shooter Red Orchestra to fame, whose team snatched a £350,000 Unreal Engine 2 license along with $50,000 in cash. UE3 has proved a huge hit amongst the development community, so we're certainly excited to see what indie mod teams can cook up with Epic's technical marvel.

 

Stay tuned to CVG for the full interview with Mark Rein, in which the Epic VP spills his guts over the massive forthcoming Unreal Tournament instalment, the future of the PC market and that elusive Wii dev kit.

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It would be nice to win the money though)

It can happen, the black cat team were third of fourth in the last contest.

Count me in if you trying it...altruism isn't a stong enough incentive for me any more, I've only got so much and I've used it all.

WHo says we'd have to do a thief-like game?

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Tempting...

 

BTW, I apologise for being a bit hot headed in other threads and PM's Oddity. It's so much easier to vent steam across the internet to people you never see or come in contact with. Hopefully no bad vibes were felt?

 

*REVOKED* :P

 

I used to go on a feminist forum, called Feminista and wind them up :D

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New Horizon directed me to 3DBUZZ. They have lots of info etc on Unreal modding: http://www.3dbuzz.com/vbforum/sv_home.php

 

I go here a lot:

 

http://phalanx.planetunreal.gamespy.com/

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ANyone from TDM doing this would have to give up this project of course,. There's no way you could commit to both.

You'd have to choose between big prize money as your reward, or the shallow thanks of the Thief community as your reward.

Oh yes, we all saw how they flocked around us to offer their help, and how they come here in their thousands to offer their support and encouragment...

Hmm, that's a tough one...

Not to say you'd ave to quit for good, but you'd certainly have to put TDM on the backburner for a while.

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It's not been sort out yet between Epic and Nvidia or whoever. Unreal Tournament 2007 aswell as Gears of War aren't out yet. Maybe it'll be just after the toolset etc of the DarkMod has been released.

 

Would you give up that engine you licensed then sparhawk?

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Well, money holds no interest for me. I've sold my soul for money in the past and have shit to show for it.

Well, obivously you wouldn't have your soul, that would be the legal property of whoever bought it, but surely you at least have the money you recieved for it?

That's something.

I work on what interests me these days and until it's finished, that is going to be Dark Mod.

It is possible to work on an interesting project for this contest, It doesn't have to be a shooter.

We could actually do a steampunk stealth game and use the assets for TDM as well.

Two birds, one stone.

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Sure, if someone started a project then I might have a go. I'm not going to abandon the Dark Mod though. :) As oDDity says, if it was set in a steampunk universe that'd be great since we could reuse some assets. (In both directions, presumably - we'd get a head start on the Unreal mod and the work would feed back into the Dark Mod too. That's assuming there isn't anything in the contest rules preventing this - I'd be surprised if there was, but you never know.)

 

Arumakani must be an Eidos Stooge who has come to break up the team. ;)

Does look suspicious, doesn't it... :o

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It's not been sort out yet between Epic and Nvidia or whoever. Unreal Tournament 2007 aswell as Gears of War aren't out yet. Maybe it'll be just after the toolset etc of the DarkMod has been released.

 

Would you give up that engine you licensed then sparhawk?

 

Why should I give it up? I already payed for it. :) Also there are many reasons for an engine choice. I'm not sure I should rather stick to Doom 3 anyway, as it has many advantages also. Most noticable, that I already know it's workflow and it's code, and there is a big codebase now available, which also makes up a big deal.

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I'm doing the TDM because it was fun to start with and because it was interesting, as well as that we got a very good team together. Nevertheless I know that I wouldn't do another such big project as a free mod. My next game will definitely be something that I personally would like to play as well. Not that I wouldn't want to play TDM, but TDM is not that innovative where you can pur in a lot of your own ideas as it's basically set how it will be from the start.

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Well, exactly, I'm always complaining about the genericism of the games industry, one game clone after another, all made with the same cookie cutter, the only difference being better graphics each time.

That's a damn accurate description of TDM.

I'm not trying to entice anyone, I'll just look for a team that has a good chance of winning, and join that.

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Why should I give it up? I already payed for it. :) Also there are many reasons for an engine choice. I'm not sure I should rather stick to Doom 3 anyway, as it has many advantages also. Most noticable, that I already know it's workflow and it's code, and there is a big codebase now available, which also makes up a big deal.

 

If you were interested in the Unreal engine then maybe you were contemplating it. So you reckon you could do 2 or 3 projects on the go ?

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Clearly he doesn't want to elaborate, and as a hobbyist game developer myself I don't blame him. Leave the poor guy alone. :)

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