Diabotical Offers $30,000 in Mapmaking Game
Free-to-play arena shooter Diabotical has been rising in popularity quickly since its launching on the Epic Games Store on September 3. Developer GD Studio has made over 15 game modes available, as well as rated and solo queues for players to choose from. Like other classic arena shooters, GD Studio has also made a map editor accessible to Diabotical players. In order to benefit mapmakers, GD Studio is now offering a $30,000 prize for founders.
GD Studio requires it the Season 1 Mapping Contest. The group is challenging map founders to make special maps for three of Diabotical’s most-popular sport modes, which will then be utilised at Diabotical Season two. The three different styles/modes include duels, 4 teams, as well as time trials. 4 team maps may also be utilized for modes such as Capture the Flag, Team Deathmatch, MacGuffin, and Freeze Tag.
The way the competition works is mapmakers will have until November 15 to assemble their initial submission. After admissions near, GD Studio will pick 10 of the favorites from each of the three categories. These 10 maps will also receive feedback, so mapmakers are going to be able to polish them through December 15. GD Studio will then position the last 10 maps and will give out benefits to the best 5 in each class. While not all of them will make it into the match,”the best” absolutely will. Someone could make the upcoming legendary stadium shot map.
Judges will be evaluation each map based on Interesting Factor and Gameplay, Originality and Creativity, Visual Demo, and Polish. And while it should go without saying, basing maps on other games is a no go, so recreating Unreal Tournament’s Facing Worlds is not likely to work. Regardless, it’s a great opportunity for aspiring or professional level designers seeking to make something for a great game.