Welcome to the twenty-nineth issue of the ARK Digest! We hope you all enjoyed our April Fools shenanigans. We had a lot of fun with it and seeing your reactions over our social media definitely made our day. ;)
Let's start off with an important announcement!
Earlier this year we were thrilled to announce the first challenge for modders with our very first ARK International Mod Contest! Putting content creators, new and old, to the test through making their own ARK Mod. We had over 100 entries between the three total categories, which was amazing! Looking through all of the different entries and seeing the level of skill and creativity blew us away.
Studio Wildcard is excited to announce the top candidates which will now be entering public voting. Community voting on the mod contest entries is now open!
Click the links below to be brought to the voting pages and see the finalists!
As a reminder, the contest is divided into the following three categories:
· Mods: Extensions of current gameplay functionality
· Maps: These are new ARK's to play on.
· Total Conversions: These are complete 'overhauls' of the game which change core functionality.
Make sure to vote for your favourite submission in each category!
Fifteen (15) prizes will be awarded. 1st thru 5th, places for each category:
· 1st Place: $10,000 in each category
· 2nd Place: $5,000 in each category
· 3rd Place: $3,000 in each category
· 4th Place: $2,000 in each category
· 5th Place: $1,000 in each category
· $63, 000 TOTAL PRIZE POOL!
Studio Wildcard has selected 5-10 submissions they consider high quality in each category to be voted on by the community. The submissions were awarded scores (1-100) based on three categories:
· Overall graphical or functional quality/polish
· Entertainment value (how fun is it to play/use?)
60% of the judging score will done by the ARK: Survival Evolved development team. 40% of the judging score will be calculated by the community through a public vote. You must be a member of survivetheark.com with a minimum of 30 posts in order to place your vote.
The winners will be announced on May 15th, 2016, after finalist voting, spotlight and judging rounds.
Best of luck to all of the participants!
To read the full Digest with developer Q+A, just click here![survivetheark.com]
Wildcard Jen & The ARK Survival Evolved Team!