Earlier this month, Diabotical was officially released into the wild. For those of you who may be unfamiliar with it, it's a free to play, fast paced, multi-player only title. The best comparison that most everyone will be familiar with is Quake. If you're interested in learning more about the game, Google and Youtube are your friends. We also published a short article about it's Beta earlier this year, which includes footage of the Map Editor. Additionally, here's a crash course in Diabotical mapping that will undoubtedly be helpful if this is your first foray into the games map editor:
Short intro out of the way...let's get to what you came for. The developers of Diabotical are hosting a Mapping Contest with a $30,000.00 prize pool. That's not a typo. In addition to the healthy cash prize for the winners, the top maps will be used for the games second season. The prize pool will be split up over 3 different categories - 4v4 Team Maps, Duel Maps, and Time Trial Maps.
The top 5 in each category will reap the monetary rewards of their efforts, with the payout breakdown looking like this:
This contest will happen in stages, with the initial submission deadline being November 15th. From these submissions, a Top 10 will be selected from each category. The designers of these top maps will then have another month to refine their creations with the help of feedback from the developer, and will submit their finely polished version by December 15th.
There are far more details that you should definitely read if you're considering entering.
The Official Contest Announcement can be found here: https://www.diabotical.com/mappingcontest
The full Contest Guidelines are shared here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SFMC4wo5CHgPe2-L0PmScfzl6BL2sCczmZTz7juaMx8/edit
In addition, there is a Diabotical Mapping Discord which can be found here: https://discord.com/invite/gEV9HvM
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