Take the Intel / Crysis Challenge!

Paris (F) – January 15, 2008

Take the Intel / Crysis Challenge!
On January 15th 2008 you will see the launch of the first mapping contest on http://icmc.crymod.com dedicated to the Crysis universe. Thanks to the Sandbox2 level editor supplied with the game, players can change the game environment, set-up new scenarios, create buildings, as well as personalise existing objects (weapons, armour, vehicles). Players will be judged on their map modifying skills in two main categories, "singleplayer" and "multiplayer". For the latter, players can choose between "PowerStruggle" or the "InstantAction" game modes. "We are offering players the chance to pit themselves against some of the best video game developers in the world. They can take over the Crysis universe, completely change the scenario, invent the best map to make their own game!" explains Jean-Pierre Navarro, Intel Strategic Relationship Manager, Consumer EMEA Gaming. "The winners of the Intel / Crysis Mapping Contest will be awarded of a range of prizes* including the latest generation Processors, Laptops, Desktops, Gamers motherboards, Goodies..."* * List of Prizes at the end of this press release.

Timetable for the Intel / Crysis Mapping Contest

On 18th of March 2008, following an intensive period of deliberation and development, competing players from all over the world have delivered their multiplayer maps to Crymod at http://icmc.crymod.com, on behalf of Crytek"®. For two weeks, the Crysis community will be able to vote and rate each entry, with the finalists being the top 10 rated maps in each game mode at the end of that time period.

Once the finalists are determined, a jury comprising representatives of Intel, Crytek, EA Games, 4 Crysis pre-SDK Mod Teams, the major gaming leagues ESL, EAMasters, ClanBase, InCrysis and the Crysis Teams [00] and GT will score these maps according to precise criteria (see Mission Orders below) and name the winners of the assignments in each category, Multiplayer – InstantAction and Multiplayer – PowerStruggle.

The same judging process will be used for Singleplayer maps, but the timetable will be different. Since development for this game mode takes much longer, players who have chosen this category will be given extra time and months, for finishing and uploading their map until 20th of May 2008.

Mission orders: Win the Intel / Crysis Mapping Contest

To compete in the contest, the last step is to upload your created level directly to the Crymod Downloads Section of the site.
  • The deadline for Multiplayer PowerStruggle & InstantAction maps is the 18th of March 2008.
  • And Singleplayer maps have to be uploaded by 20th of May 2008.
The following are the assignments for the contest. The community and the jury will judge your map contributions based on these criteria. So be sure to follow the assignments when creating your level in order to be able to win in this section!
  1. Assignment 1 (For Singleplayer)
    - Intel"® performance and visibility -

    Objective: Make use of the power of Intel"® Core™2 Extreme processor and implement AI and heavy physics and particle effects to stress the CPU. Find a good way of using the Intel"® Core™ 2 Extreme Processor logo in the game.

    Equipment needed: Inventiveness. Sense of details. Strategic intelligence in use of the Intel"® Core™ 2 extreme logo onto box, flag, house, buildings, structures …

  2. Assignment 1 (For Multiplayer)
    - Intel"® visibility -

    Objective: Use Intel"® Core™ 2 Extreme Processor logo in the game: a 'Clever & Smart' visibility.

    Equipment needed: Inventiveness. Sense of details. Strategic intelligence in use of the Intel"® Core™ 2 extreme logo onto box, flag, house, buildings, structures …

  3. Assignment 2 (For Multiplayer & Singleplayer)
    - Fun and gameplay -

    Objective: To exploit the richness of the Crysis"® universe. Avoid bugs.

    Equipment needed: Sense of direction and game play. Originality.

    Factors which could jeopardise the mission: Bugs. Slowdowns. Fuzzy backgrounds, etc.

  4. Assignment 3 (For Multiplayer & Singleplayer)
    - Creativity -

    Objective: To create a real and absorbing map based on the Crytek experience in map creating. Stay true to the spirit of Crysis"®.

    Equipment needed: Artistic and graphic sense as imagination and creativity.

    Potentially useful tactic: Use the Crysis"® universe for inspiration, but be able to break free from it. Pay attention to the graphical environment details and also explore every possibilities offered by the power of the CryENGINE2™.

  5. Assignment 4 (For Singleplayer)
    - The best Singleplayer cutscene -

    Objective: Story board creativity, convincing set-up & Intel"® logo visibility.

    Equipment needed: Make use of the trackview tool provided with the Sandbox2 Editor and create a convincing cutscene by using your skills as producer and director.

  6. Assignment 4 (For Multiplayer)
    - The best InstantAction & Power struggle E-Sports levels -

    Objective: Create a multiplayer map that matches the E-Sport criteria.

    Equipment needed: Sense of creating competition maps with balanced gameplay and satisfying visual art.

Schedule for the Intel / Crysis Mapping Contest

15th of January 2008Contest start: Until the deadlines mentioned below level designers from all over the world are invited to submit their maps to the contest web site http://icmc.crymod.com.
  1. Multiplayer Modes - InstantAction & PowerStruggle
    Players can submit their multiplayer maps to Crymod web site at the following address: http://icmc.crymod.com. After the submission deadline has been reached the World Wide Crysis community will test every map on provided online servers.

    By then, they will be invited to rate their preferred maps in both the "PowerStruggle" and "InstantAction" categories, while scoring them from 1 to 5 points corresponding to the following: 5 points = best and 1 point = worst.

    • 1st level creation stage - Multiplayer Alpha Screenshot Submission
      Start Date: 5th of February 2008
      Delivery: Alpha Screenshot submission of the level to be done in the Crymod Challenges
      section.
      Deadline: March 4th, 2008

    • 2nd level creation stage - Multiplayer Beta Screenshot Submission
      Start Date: March 4th, 2008
      Delivery: Beta Screenshot submission of the level to be done in the
      Crymod Challenges section.
      Deadline: March 18th, 2008
    • 1st selection stage - Multiplayer level delivery
      Delivery: Level submission to the
      Crymod Downloads Section.
      Deadline: 18th of March 2008, 18H00 PM CET is the deadline for submitting the multiplayer maps.
    • 2nd selection stage - Community reviews and votes the maps
      Start of reviewing and voting: 18th of March 2008
      End of reviewing and voting: 1st of April 2008
    • 3rd selection stage - Winners nomination and prize distribution
      Date: 15th of April 2008

      According to the criteria of the contest, the Jury announces the winners of the different assignments for "PowerStruggle" and "InstantAction". Additionally the winners of the Special Awards in the categories "Best InstantAction E-Sport level" and "Best PowerStruggle E-Sport level" will get named.

  2. Singleplayer
    Players can submit their Singleplayer maps to Crymod web site at the following address: http://icmc.crymod.com. After the submission deadline has been reached the World Wide Crysis community will test every map.

    By then, they will be invited to rate their preferred maps in the Singleplayer category, while scoring them from 1 to 5 points corresponding to the following: 5 points = best and 1 point = worst.

    • 1st level creation stage - Singleplayer Alpha Screenshot Submission
      Start Date: 26th of February 2008
      Delivery: Alpha Screenshot submission of the level to be done in the
      Crymod Challenges section.
      Deadline: April 8th, 2008
    • 2nd level creation stage - Singleplayer Beta Screenshot Submission
      Start Date: 8th of April 2008
      Delivery: Beta Screenshot submission of the level to be done in the
      Crymod Challenges section.
      Deadline: May 20th, 2008
    • 1st selection stage - Singleplayer level delivery
      Delivery: Level submission to the
      Crymod Downloads Section.
      Deadline: 20th of May 2008, 18H00 PM CET is the deadline for submitting the multiplayer maps.
    • 2nd selection stage - Community reviews and votes the maps
      Start of reviewing and voting: 20th of May 2008
      End of reviewing and voting: 3rd of June 2008

      By then Crymod will provide the 10 best rated maps per game mode to the Jury.
    • 3rd selection stage - Winners nomination and prize distribution
      Date: 17th of June 2008

      According to the criteria of the contest, the Jury names the winners of the different assignments for "Singleplayer". Additionally the winner of the Special Award in the category "Best Cutscene" will get announced.

Contest Prizes

If you want to win one of the outstanding prizes below you really should participate in that contest. Beginning from high-end CPU's, over to top-notch mainboards you can even win limited Crysis Desktop PC's and limited Crysis Notebooks. As extra prizes for the special Awards you can win a trip to Crytek in Frankfurt, Germany.

For a detailed list of all the prizes this contest has to offer please visit http://icmc.crymod.com.