Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Intel, Epic Games Reveal $1M Innovation Winners

At this week's 2010 D.I.C.E. Summit in Las Vegas, Nevada, Epic Games, Inc. announced the grand prize winners in its "$1 Million Intel Make Something Unreal Contest". The contest rewards top modifications, or "mods," created for Unreal Tournament 3.

The grand prize winners in the Best Game Mod category can be viewed at and are recognized as follows:

First Place: The Haunted by Michael Hegemann and The Haunted Team
Prize: $50,000 + commercial license for Unreal Engine 3
Fourth Place: Prometheus by Rachel Cordone and The Prometheus team
Prize: $20,000
The grand prize winners in the Educational category are recognized as follows:
First Place: IT University of Copenhagen
(Steam Racers, The Witching Hour, Cubes of Serenity, Chalupa, Takeshi’s Gladiators)
Prize: $10,000
Second Place: Art Institute of California, L.A.
(UT2D Killing Time, vCTF-Boilerplate Team Art Mod, Millagun UT2D, Deadman's Tales)
Prize: $5,000
Third Place: Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia
(Hazard: The Journey of Life, Steel Halo)
Prize: $5,000
Fourth Place: Högskolan i Skövde, Sweden
Prize: $5,000

The grand prize winning mod team was awarded an Unreal Engine 3 commercial license in addition to a check for $50,000, with runner-up winners receiving $40,000, $30,000, $20,000 and $10,000 in cash prizes. Educational category winners also received a total of $25,000 in cash, for a grand total well in excess of $1 million in cash and prizes awarded through all phases of the competition. 

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