LONDON â€“ UK, August 12th, 2005: Digital Jesters, in conjunction with AMD, is offering gamers moonlighting as level designers the chance to see their efforts realized as a downloadable multiplayer map for the highly anticipated first-person shooter, Bet On Soldier: Blood Sport. The top design entries will have their levels featured on the game's official website shortly after the release of the game. One lucky winner will also have the chance to walk away with a prize package consisting of $3,000 cash, an AMD AthlonTM 64 FX-57 processor-based system worth $3,000, as well as a full range of Digital Jesters games and exclusive merchandise. Official contest rules can be found at www.betonsoldier.com
"We are looking to give the supporters of the game and all eligible members of the mod community a chance to be involved at roots level with Bet on Soldier," said Leo Zullo, marketing director and co-founder, Digital Jesters. "This is an exciting opportunity for gamers to be rewarded for creating a map they are ultimately going to enjoy playing."
The contest will also feature runner-up prizes including AMD Athlon 64 FX-55 processors and cash prizes â€“ not to mention the kudos of potentially having their labour of love appear on the official site as a downloadable level for the Bet On Soldier community worldwide.
Bet On Soldier: Blood Sport, due for release in September, will be optimized to take full advantage of the 64-bit AMD Athlon 64 FX processor. The competition gives everyone a chance to let their imagination run wild, designing a level that will push this technology to the absolute limits.
Levels need to be designed with a good appreciation in mind of what makes a worthy multiplayer map, using 3D Max (version 5.1) and featuring environment textures, models and a description of the different gameplay mechanics (i.e., spawn points, ticket points, physical moving objects, etc.)
This competition will start on August 12th and end on September 30, 2005. All submissions should be sent in 3D Max file types.
For more information on the competition, complete details about entries, and for the official rules, head to www.betonsoldier.com
About Digital Jesters
Founded in 2003, Digital Jesters is a British-based publisher of computer and video games. Set up by the duo responsible for launching and establishing the Sudden Strike and Cossacks series of games in the UK, the firm's remit is simple: to source and publish the best games available. The company's commitment to originality resulting in it snapping up the original TrackMania game from French developer Nadeo and DJ's ethos of community development strategy resulted in the game becoming one of the sleeper hits of the year. A tie-in with record-breaking yachtswoman Ellen Macarthur for the firm's second release Virtual Skipper 3 ensured the game received widespread attention among the elusive non-gamer, and firmly placed the publisher on the map. The firm has enjoyed three top 10 PC hits, one of which is from the developers Cyanide, creators of Pro Rugby Manager and now DJ is expanding its operation to cover additional territories. It has also published its own comic book to widespread critical acclaim. For additional information on Digital Jesters, please visit www.digitaljesters.com or www.djmediacentre.com
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