Developers of ARK: Survival Evolved released mod support for their Unreal Engine 4 title last month which includes the availability of a streamlined Unreal Engine 4 editor which you can access from the Epic Games Launcher.
- Grand Prize (1st Place): $15,000 USD, Alienware Area-51 Desktop, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 TI Graphics Card
- 2nd Place: $5,000 USD, Alienware X51 Desktop, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 Graphics Card
- 3rd Place: $2,500 USD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 Graphics Card
The contest will be held in two rounds before the winners are selected
Round 1: Entrants need to upload the Mod screenshot following instructions to the right. Under the image caption for your screenshot, name your Mod, add the Steam Workshop link and a description of approximately 500 characters to describe how your entry best meets the judging criteria. It is also recommended that entrants add a link to a YouTube video showcasing the Mod.
In round 1, entries will be voted on and judged based on the following equally weighted Screenshot Judging Criteria:
- Does the Entry look and sound engaging?
- Does it look like it would be fun to play?
Judging Score Weighted: 75% / Public Voting Score Weighted: 25%
Round 2: If your entry is selected as one of the top 10, the ARK: Survival Evolved developers will judge the finalists based on the following equally weighted Mod Judging Criteria to determine the final order of finish:
- Overall graphical or functional quality/polish
- Entertainment value (how fun is it to play?)
Entries must be completed and uploaded to the Steam Workshop by the 6th October 2015.
To qualify to even enter you must meet the following criteria, be sure to read everything fully Official Rules
Contest is open only to legal residents of Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States (other than Rhode Island and US Territories), and any Province of Canada (other than Quebec), that are thirteen (13) years of age or older, legal residents of Sweden that are sixteen (16) years of age or older and legal residents of Germany and Norway that are fifteen (15) years of age or older as of August 13, 2015.
ARK: Survival Evolved is available on PC now through Steam Early Access and will be hitting Xbox One preview program later this year with full release in 2016 along with a PlayStation 4 version in 2016.
If you have the PC version, feel free to join us on our ARK: Survival Evolved server