Epic Opens Map-Naming Contest


Epic Games leaves the name to one of Unreal Tournament III‘s multiplayer maps up to the players.

Epic Games, developers behind the Unreal series, are hosting a “Name That Map!” contest where forum users can name a capture-the-flag multiplayer level in the upcoming Unreal Tournament III title. To enter, gamers must register at the site and post in the forum topic before September 10.

Epic forum administrator WarTourist provides these naming suggestions:

Here’s some tips on how we choose a name:
-It has to sound cool!
-The name must be of the form “CTF-Name”. Multi-word names should be capitalized, i.e., “CTF-FirstSecondThirdWord”.
-Don’t be silly with using names trademarked by someone else, immature stuff, etc.
-The name has to fit the mood. This level takes place in orbit around Omicron 6, the home of the sinister Necris. CTF-HappySunriseBunnyKisses is not appropriate.
-The name has to relate to the map closely, so that if someone says the map name you’ll know which one they mean. For example, a map with a big suspension bridge is called CTF-Suspense. The UT DM map with the deadly pressure chamber was called DM-Pressure. We’ve broken this rule sometimes, but it’s something we’re paying more attention to in UT3.
-For this map, the obvious hook is the gorgeous skybox with the star (Omicron) rising over the planet’s horizon.

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