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Make Something Unreal Contest - Grand Prize Winners Revealed

Discussion in 'News & Articles' started by hal, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. HEGI

    HEGI New Member

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    Me and the others are still visiting BU. :)

    Haunted never intended to win a prize in innovation. 'Don't reinvent the wheel, but know how to turn it' was the formular and it worked out well.

    Thanks again Epic and congrats to all other winners!
     
  2. [SAS]Solid Snake

    [SAS]Solid Snake New Member

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    I run lan parties in New Zealand, and a few of the guys have recently discovered The Haunted and are loving it. Good work guys.

    And it's true. No one really cares about innovation and originality in the video games. It's really about using strong game mechanics and using them well.

    Most of the top selling games are really refinements of game mechanics, more than trying to introduce compelling new innovative game play.
     
  3. Beelzebud (Satanas)

    Beelzebud (Satanas) New Member

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    Prometheus was original if you never played Portal...
     
  4. zynthetic

    zynthetic robot!

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    I didn't see Portal among the entries for MSUC.
     
  5. hal

    hal Dictator Staff Member

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    Valve would be pissed if it were. :D
     
  6. Darkdrium

    Darkdrium 20% Cooler

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    I fail to remember when exactly Portal has you running around solving puzzles with four other copies of yourself...
    If anything, Prometheus has the same ideas as this game, but in a 3D environment.
     
  7. Cr4zyB4st4rd

    Cr4zyB4st4rd I make awesome ©

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    wat.
     
  8. SuperApe

    SuperApe Registered Monkey

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    Actually, I believe it was Cursor*10 that was part of the research leading to Prometheus. (I really want to use the pun 'pre-cursor') But, I too think you'd have a hard time drawing a clean parallel to these other games without bending space. Angel_Mapper deserves more credit than that.
     
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    I'd say Prometheus has more in common with Braid than Portal, but alright.

    I'm pretty surprised The Ball didn't win first, but I understand that The Haunted has a more viable, tested premise while some of the other choices were trying to do something a little more uncommon. So congrats to all the winners. I'm sure certain project teams on that list are good enough to go commercial with or without the first prize. Always a lot of talent in this community.
     
  10. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    The Ball and Prometheus are already on UDK. Wouldn't make much sense for them to win at this point. I honestly wouldn't be surprised if Epic is giving them a deal on royalties to be UDK showcase games, which would be a smart move for all parties involved.
     
  11. Flak

    Flak I am Gamer, hear me Pwn. RAWR

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    Congrats everyone :) I put the video up from Dice today:

    [M]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iryyYplCe2c[/M]

    Nice going haunted team :) More great things to come for you guys!
     
  12. Mozi

    Mozi Zer0 as a number

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    I saw Kami's and Neoduck's maps in the background on the video screen!
     
  13. neoduck

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    haha yeah me too.

    congrats guys.
     
  14. Sjosz

    Sjosz (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

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    Oh Gerhard, you insane German. :)
     
  15. Northrawn

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    Look at that kid's other posts and you understand his (lack of) mind.


    Congrats to all the winners. And good work.
     
  16. Northrawn

    Northrawn New Member

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    Your posts would qualify as half decent if you understood what you talk about. :)
     
  17. raziel31

    raziel31 Active Member

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    Gratz to all !!
     
  18. Raynor.Z

    Raynor.Z Ad Nocendum Potentes Sumus

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    Congratulations to all winners and people who took part of this contest, until next time.
     
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    fxtdat4u

    :p

    Haunted was by far the most fun of all the mods I played. Originality can take a backseat on the bus when the fun factor is this strong.

    Congrats to all the winners!
     
  20. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
    [m]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWRyj5cHIQA[/m]
    Haunted was not fun
     

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