The NeverWinter Citadel Project and GOG.com are pleased to announce:
A Module and Model Contest!
Why the Contests?
To celebrate the launch of the digital version of Neverwinter Nights Diamond Edition on GOG.com!!! Visit their site to see the good news.
That’s right folks. We have managed swing two contests with prizes from the Good Ole’ Guys at Good Old Games (www.gog.com). What are the prizes? For the module contest, the top five entries will be winners and their authors get five free games each. For the model contest, the top entry will earn the winner three free games. That is a total of 28 free games being given away by GOG.com!
The winners will be given gift codes, which are redeemable at GOG.com to download five games of their choice, free of charge! We encourage you all to visit their site to learn more about their operation. All games downloaded from GOG.com are DRM free and adjusted to run on the latest Operating Systems. What’s more, you can download it multiple times and install it on any computer that you own!
1. The Tale of the DRM Monster and the Treasure of GOG
Make a module with the above title. It is that simple. Be as creative as you like. But obviously, the title should match the plot. See later section for module guidelines
2. Make the DRM Monster
Dust off that copy of 3DSMax (or your tool of choice) and give us your best Dr. Frankenstein impression. We’re dying to know what a DRM monster should look like.
1. 3 Areas: an interior starter area, an exterior transition area and a final interior.
2. No custom content. You can only submit a module file (no haks), a character file (see #5) and screenshots (see #8).
3. Up to 3 friendly NPCs
4. No more than 10 hostile creatures
5. Include a premade character capable of surviving the module
6. No more than 5 conversations
7. 20 minutes playtime max.
8. Include 2 to 5 screenshots
1. To keep things simple, the judges will review all entries and choose which ones they think should be amongst the top 5. Then they will discuss the modules until they come up with a winners’ list.
2. The Contest ends on November 24th. That is four weeks folks, so get cracking.
3. There will not be a point scoring system that reflects the numerous elements of the module (i.e. plot, conversations, area design etc.). Instead judges will be instructed to choose the module whose overall presentation appeals to them the most.
4. The winning modules will be posted to the vault and become the property of the NWN community.
Model Guidelines and Rules:
1. Submit a hak file that contains all the needed files for the monster to appear in the game.
2. The creature should have animations. It is acceptable to take an existing NWN creature and modify it. However, it should not substantially resemble the original creature. It should reflect the personality of this monster: it’s DRM’ness
3. The Contest ends on November 24th. That is four weeks from now.
4. The judges will choose the entries that appeal to them the most. No point based system will be used.
5. The winning modules will be posted to the vault and become the property of the NWN community.
How to Enter the Competition:
1. Send Banshe a PM on the Bioware social boards (http://social.bioware.com/796386/) with a link to your contest entry (see below)
You have a few options for distributing your files to the judges.
1. Dropbox – Put the files in your dropbox and PM Banshe the link. The judges will retrieve the files themselves from your dropbox. Your link will not be shared with anyone but the judges. If you are unfamiliar with Dropbox, DO NOT go to the site directly and sign up. Read this thread instead:
There is an advantage to using a referral to both referrer and the referred. So please use the referral link:
2. If you do not want to use Dropbox, there is another method: www.yousendit.com where you can upload a file and PM me the link.
3. The third option is one that you can suggest. The files should be somewhere where the judges can go and collect them.
NOTE: We are not making a central depository for the contest entries as we would like to keep each contestant’s submission safe and secure from non-judges. We do not want to have people taking other contestant’s submissions. Also, the judges, myself especially, are a little reluctant to pass out personal email addresses to such a large quantity of people at once.
Edited by Banshe, 27 October 2010 - 06:09 PM.