ARK Revolution Trial #1 - Let the Hunt Begin

Contest Ended

Welcome, Modders!

We are proudly announcing a friendly challenge for the ARK modding community, our first ARK Revolution Trial. A low-stakes contest where we compete to enhance the game with more focused objectives.

So ready your deerstalkers and camouflage onesies, because the theme of our first trial will be hunting, exploration, and outdoor survival!

Members of the modding community will have one month to either create a new mod or add content to an existing mod that focuses on this theme. We have three separate categories for submission: Structures, Gear & Equipables, and Creatures & Companions.

Theme - Hunting, Exploring, Outdoor Survival.

  • Bridging the technology gap.
  • Structures (anything that makes hunting and exploring better, such as custom tents, campfires, blinds).
  • Gear/Equipables (armor, weapons, backpacks, modified grapple hooks, new types of fishing poles, etc).
  • Dinos/Companions (custom dinos to follow you, hunt with you, sit on your shoulder, etc).
  • Bonus for Stackability and Open Source.

Prizes

  • The three winners (one per category, details below) will receive an ARK Season Pass Steam Key - Sponsored by Studio Wildcard
  • The 1st placed (total votes) of the three winners will receive an $100 Amazon eGift Card - Sponsored by Exilog
  • The 2nd placed (total votes) of the three winners will receive an $50 Amazon eGift Card - Sponsored by Exilog
  • The 3rd placed (total votes) of the three winners will receive an $25 Amazon eGift Card - Sponsored by Exilog

Rules and Conditions

  • Submittal Rules and Conditions
    • The submission must be published publicly to the Steam Workshop.
    • Only the original publisher of workshop content can submit it as a contest entry.
    • Submission and voting is done at contests.arkmodding.net
    • Votes are bound to Steam ID, via Steam OpenID.
    • Discord Staff are not eligible.
    • ARK Sponsored Modders are not eligible.
    • Entrants must be 13 years of age or older.
    • All assets (models, sound, etc) must be legally obtained and licensed for distribution in a public mod.
    • Existing mods that match this category will need to add new content to be considered qualified entries.
    • If submitting a mod that qualifies for multiple categories, the entrant must declare which category they are entering for.
    • When submitting, please include directions on how to access the content applicable to the contest if it is not already detailed in the workshop description.
    • Only one entry is allowed per person.
    • Discord Staff will select finalists. The discussion will be public in the contests channel in the ARK Modding Discord.
  • Categories (See above).
    • Structures
    • Gear/Equipables
    • Dinos/Companions
  • Voting with 5 star rating in each sub-category
    • Structures
      • Artistic Design/Animation
      • Functionality/Uniqueness
      • Polish (x2 points)
    • Gear/Equipables
      • Functionality/Uniqueness
      • Positive Gameplay Impact
      • Balance (x2 points)
    • Dino/Companions
      • Artistic Design/Animation
      • Functionality/Uniqueness
      • Balance (x2 points)
  • Winner Selection
    • The final rating will be an average of the combined scores of each sub-category.
    • Top mod original publisher in each category will win.
    • Winners will be announced on December 25th, 2017
    • Steam Keys will be accessible through contests.arkmodding.net

Voting - Overview

The voting process is split into two parts. After the submission period has ended the Discord Staff will select the finalists. This will be a public discussion in the discord #contests channel and is intended to select a set of quality mods and weed out any submissions that are not serious, violate the rules or are low-effort copies of vanilla content. Once the finalists have been selected the open community vote will start. Votes are bound to Steam ID using Steam OpenID. The final rating will be an average of the combined scores for each of the three categories, and the highest rating mod in each category will win, for a total of three winners.

Legal

ARKModding, ARK Modding, ARK Modding Discord, and their proprietors, are not responsible for the final results or outcome of the contest. Through a contest submission, the submitter waives all rights to legal action against ARKModding, ARK Modding, ARK Modding Discord, and their proprietors, and agrees to all rules and conditions outlined.

ARKModding, ARK Modding, ARK Modding Discord, and their proprietors, are not associated with Studio Wildcard.

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