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Killing Floor 2 Mapping Contest

Killing Floor 2 is still in Early Access and yet the modders are already hard at work making new and impressive content. With Tripwire Interactive themselves starting from modding routes, it's always great to see them openly embracing the modding scene.

Therefore we are excited to announce our Killing Floor 2 Mapping Contest where we hope to support the amazing modders out there and also to help encourage more great content for the game!

Judging

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As usual the submissions will be judged on the following categories.

- Gameplay and enjoyability of the map ( Is the map fun and satisfying to play in)

- Visuals ( Is the map graphically impressive and make good use of the games assets)

- Originality ( Does the map bring something new and original to KIlling Floor 2)

- Performance ( Is the map well optimized)

To qualify the maps must be uploaded to the site and tagged as a contest entry on or before the 26th of August 2015!

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  • Sporting57 avatar
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    1 year ago:
    good job guys, on to the next map

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    1 year ago:
    Congrats to the Top3 well done guys/gals !

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    1 year ago:

    WINNERS ANNOUNCED!!!

    Thanks everyone for entering this contest, its great to see so many people active in the KF2 modding community so early on in the games development. We will be sure to run another KF2 contest (hopefully with less delays) in the future and to continue to support this great game! 
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    Exactly, everyone needs to calm down.  We all know tripwire is very busy, and its taking them longer than expected.   no conspiracy theory s. All i was stating is that its taking a long time, and not many updates on whats going on.

    Im glad to hear this will wrap up by the end of next week :)

    felmapping.com
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    1 year ago:
    Posted by Anonymous

    Posted by Fel350

    Posted by Jonny-higgins

    >  Not yet no. I'll follow up with them again. Sorry about the delay guys!

    This was 8 days ago..... Ive given up on checking the stats on this contest. 

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    Because if I don't see an email or something from tripwire about them claiming they will announce winners on there social media channels then it all starts to make sense this was a scam from gamebanana to get free playable content for KF2 without promising the rewards they claimed was righ
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    The whole email chain is quite long. However Tripwire did offer to us that they would be able to get us feedback within a week or two (after we reduced the top 10 to a top 5 to speed up the judging process for them), and they also said they would give the winners a shout out on social media once they are decided.  I checked with Mike a few days ago and he said that he is still waiting on the the Level Designers and that he would give them another poke. 

    I understand this is taking a lot longer than anticipated, and I truly am sorry for the delay. If people want I can release our internal scores and just hand out the cash, however it seems so far that the majority of people are happy to wait. 


    While the process is taking a lot longer than expected, you have to realise that Tripwire is an active studio and their staff's main priority is fixing bugs and working on new updates for their tiles. Our contest is likely quite low on their list of priorities, however Tripwire are at least making an effort to interact with their fans and communities by running and aiding with contests, while lots of much larger developer tend to ignore them. 

    Please try and be a bit patient with us, if I still haven't heard anything by the end of next week I will just announce our own winners. 
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    Posted by Fel350

    Your taking this waaaaaaay to serious. Its only $200, lol. Just summit your map to the TWI contest.  This contest isn't worth the stress.

    wait, you would be cool with getting scammed? Even after you put all that effort and time into your objective map for this contest only to see that you and everyone who put all that effort and time into making something to possibly win a cash prize and it turns out nobody wins anything? Your cool with Gamebanana using you to get more free content made from people who were mislead which attracts more people to visit this site giving gamebanana that cash they get from ads. Hell, gamebanana might possibly be trying to sell your maps to tripwire and use the money they get from tripwire to pay the winners, who knows at this point since this has gone on for so long. If winners were at least announced then maybe I wouldn't feel the need to possibly sue. I don't care who wins at this point as long as somebody does. 

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    Your taking this waaaaaaay to serious. Its only $200, lol. Just summit your map to the TWI contest.  This contest isn't worth the stress.

    felmapping.com
  • Anonymous
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    Posted by Fel350

    Posted by Jonny-higgins

    >  Not yet no. I'll follow up with them again. Sorry about the delay guys!

    This was 8 days ago..... Ive given up on checking the stats on this contest. 

    I thought you were not worried. ;)
    Maybe if we all stopped bending over for tripwire we would of had the results by now. We are waiting on them (as usual) and its been far too long to think they are actually going to do anything at this point. Face it, They have their own contest going on now and thats much more important to them then this is. There is only 17 days left till phase 1 ends of Tripwires official contest, its been at least another 23 days and no results from them about this contest. The longer this goes on the higher chance people will forget about it and Gamebanana won't have to pay the prizes. Its also Tripwires fault the contest got extended in the first place due to the update. which happened 3 days before this contest was suppose to end. They should of announced their decisions before doing that update which broke all the maps or at least once this contest ended so they could still play a map version on the older version which the maps worked on.

    Tripwire has been unprofessional about this whole thing. They are not informing the gamebanana devs who should be informing us about their progress on their decisions. Not to mention disrespectful of tripwire to the gamebanana admins leaving them hanging like this. I don't even think they started playing and judging the maps from the lack of information we are getting. Also there was talk about announcing the gamebanana map winners on Tripwires social media channels but its possible that Tripwire felt the maps were not good enough to mention on there channels which might be contributing to why this is taking so long. Whatever happened to that? Read #4 near the bottom section. Was this actually promised by tripwire? Because Im starting to think this was made up by the admin. I want proof of Tripwire saying this, because otherwise my suspicion of gamebanana making a scam contest starts to strengthen. 
    Posted by Jonny-higgins

    > **Posted by2Pikachuno/Fisto** > > I have a question about how you will judge on the maps gameplay and enjoyability. How many times will you try out each map? Will the testing be done solo or multiplayer? Are maps that get submitted sooner more likely to get a better score for the gameplay and enjoyability because the judges have more time to play them? or do the judges play them all after the deadline to make a decision? > > And once the deadline ends how long might it take for the results to be announced? Hi 2Pikachuno/Fisto! Great question! Normally how we judge our contests is as follows. 1) All the maps get downloaded at midnight (or as soon after the deadline as possible). Judges do not test the maps, or give feedback prior to the deadline, as it may not be the final version and we don't want to influence anyone in anyway prior to the deadline. It would be unfair if the judges had already played and commented on one map, but not the others - so we just say that judges can not enter, help, or give feedback to participants until after the deadline and all judging has been completed. 2) As soon as possible after the deadline we will message the judges and try to allocate a time for them all to play the maps together. Almost all of our judges are volunteers, and have work or school commitments so this process can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. It all depends how many maps we have and how much free time the judges have that week. - We try an make it as quick as possible! 3) Normally we go through and load up each map very quickly at the start just to make sure they all work and remove any which obviously break the rules or otherwise need disqualifying. Once we have a list of 'qualifying maps' we then go through one by one and give them a thorough test (the amount of time varies based on numerous factors, but we would rather the judging take longer and the maps a proper test, rather than rushing it and quickly glossing over things!). 4) Judges score independently and the results are averaged out. If there is no clear winner or judges scores vary a lot then we will go back and replay the maps in question as a group until winners are agreed upon. That being said this contest is slightly different as the games developers (Tripwire) are going to be helping us judge the entries. So GB will play through and select the top 10 maps, these then get passed onto the level designers at Tripwire and the guys in the office will play them and give us additional feedback. We'll then combine Tripwire's scores and GB's scores to decide an overall winner! I probably should update the prizes and contest page to reflect the fact that Tripwire have decided to support us! Winners will also get featured the KF2 Website and Social Media channels :)
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Because if I don't see an email or something from tripwire about them claiming they will announce winners on there social media channels then it all starts to make sense this was a scam from gamebanana to get free playable content for KF2 without promising the rewards they claimed was right. But Tripwire is also at fault here for being extremely unprofessional about this whole thing keeping us waiting on something that should of been announced a long time ago which is making them look bad and also making gamebanana look bad. So we need to stop sucking up to tripwire like they are some holy grail INCLUDING the gamebanana admins who seem to be getting taken advantage of from Triwpire also. Tripwire has been keeping us in the dark and are showing how incompetent they are. Doubt Im going to participate in anymore gamebanana contests once this one ends. IF it ends. 

    I'm not even in favor for community voting for the map winners at this point either since this contest has been long and forgotten about. Just have the gamebanana admins announce their choices of winners and award the winners the prizes they were promised.

    TL;DR
    Gamebanana either scammed people to making them KF2 content for free
    OR
    Tripwire is extremely incompetent and they are getting away with taking advantage of the contestants and gamebanana admins but no one is calling them out for being incompetent because people will not stop worshipping them and making them believe they can do no wrong. Also they got people to make more free game content for them and are possibly not going to deliver on what they promised.

    WAKE UP EVERY ONE!
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    Posted by Jonny-higgins

    >  Not yet no. I'll follow up with them again. Sorry about the delay guys!

    This was 8 days ago..... Ive given up on checking the stats on this contest. 
    felmapping.com

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Sep 25th, 2015
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Date Added
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Jul 17 2015 @ 5:56pm UTC
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Rules

  1. Submissions muST BE A PLAYABLE level FOR **Killing Floor 2**!
  2. Entries must be submitted to the relevant category by the deadline.
  3. Submitted content must be considered 'original', or have permission from the original artist or copyright holder if based on an existing concept/item.
  4. If you wish to make a remake of an existing map, you must have permission from the original creator(s) of that map.
  5. The submission can use pre-existing assets such as existing models, textures or layouts, but enough work should be done to consider the submission a 'new release' made for this competition, simply re-uploading a previous piece of work will not count.
  6. Multiple entries are allowed, however quality is better than quantity, and each entrant may only win a maximum of one (1) prize.
  7. Team based entries are allowed, however the entrants will have to agree how to split any prizes awarded.
  8. Entries cannot be modified after the deadline except for changes to the submission profile (changing descriptions, notes or screenshots).
  9. Entries uploaded to external sites must state that it was created for the GameBanana Killing Floor 2 Mapping Contest.
  10. Judges cannot enter or assist entrants.
  11. **Upon entering the contest you agree on receiving your cash prize via Paypal or as the equivalent in Steam games.**

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