Alright everyone, the moment you’ve been waiting for!
First, we’d like to say: this was an extremely close race. There were several levels that were in a virtual dead heat for the grand prize, and we really had to dig in and play them repeatedly.
The other thing that made this tough is that, given the randomized nature of the game, it was often hard to compare our experiences with each other, and day-to-day.
We hope that everyone had a great time, regardless of placement in the contest. We certainly appreciate your contribution to our community, and hope you’ll keep making levels!
Additionally – we want to hear from you on how to improve the tools. We were super impressed with the creative and unexpected ways everyone used the world creator, and we want to enable even more crazy stuff! We’ve started a thread here to get the conversation going – please join in!
Without further delay – here are the winners! (Note: Some spoilers below!)
Hey everyone – very sorry for the delay in announcing these finalists – Steam was having some technical issues that prevented us from playing all of them after the submission date!
In total there were about 56 entries – which is great! We hope to do more of these community events in the future.
We played every single one of them, considered the community’s ratings, and have come up with a list of 20 finalists!
Here are the finalists, in alphabetical order:
bloody hell v.2
dlv sky machine
galactic space battle
guitar hero v 4
Kings Way v2
the last sunset
meteor shower v1.5 beta
world of cards
Hey all, due to some unforeseen technical issues preventing us from downloading all of the contest entries, we’ve had to delay the finalists announcement for the Workshop contest. We’re talking with Valve and working to resolve this ASAP – hopefully by tomorrow. Thanks for your patience!
Workshop support for Race the Sun on Steam is live as of today, March 10, 2014. To celebrate we’re selling Race the Sun at 50% off and kicking off a level building contest.
To participate just submit a Race the Sun level you’ve created between March 10 and March 24th with the tag “Contest” on Steam. On March 25th we’ll announce as finalists and on March 28th we’ll announce winners.
Grand Prize (one winner): Your choice of either a $100 Steam Wallet card or a pair of 3 day passes to PAX East. Plus; a Race the Sun T-shirt, a signed Race the Sun Poster, 3 Race the Sun Steam Keys and a grab bag of Race the Sun Stickers and patches- plus a little something extra TBA.
First Prize (Up to 4 winners): A $20 Steam Wallet card, a Race the Sun T-shirt, a signed Race the Sun Poster, 2 Race the Sun Steam Keys and a grab bag of Race the Sun stickers and patches, plus the extra which we’ll announce during week two.
Second Prize (Up to 5 winners): Choice of a Race the Sun T-shirt or a signed Race the Sun Poster plus a Race the Sun Steam key and a grab bag of stickers and patches, and the TBA extra
Runners Up (No Limit): Race the sun patches and stickers and a Race the Sun Steam Key – plus the extra which we’ll reveal next week.
Anyone can enter by submitting levels for Race the Sun through Steam Workshop before March 24th with the tag “Contest”.
There is no limit to the number of levels you can submit, although each level creator is entitled to only one prize.
Winners must be able to provide a mailing address for physical prizes- Flippfly will pay for shipping but recipient may be responsible for VAT or other costs in some areas.
Winners of the PAX pass grand prize will receive their PAX passes in the mail before PAX and must supply their own transportation and lodging.
Winners will be selected according to the following criteria:
Creativity - We like seeing new things created with the level editor! Show us new types of objects, new movement patterns, or crazy things we never imagined! Try to move beyond the types of objects you see in the existing built-in worlds.
Fun - It should be fun to play your world. This is hard to define, but think about the gameplay. It can be challenging or easy, but make sure the user is having a great interactive experience, and not just watching a visual spectacle.
Polish - Take some time and make the world really look great. Think about the color palettes you use, the movement patterns the objects have, and the difficulty. Also think about making things change up as you progress through the regions – just like the built-in worlds.
Popularity – Votes through Steam workshop will be seriously considered during the selection process.
Celebrate Race the Sun’s Workshop Launch by making awesome levels and winning awesome prizes:
On March 10th, to celebrate the launch of Workshop Support for Race the Sun on Steam, Flippfly is kicking off a new level building contest. Building content for Race the Sun is simple and easy, regardless of your previous skill level and modding experience- so check it out and win some cool stuff!
To participate, submit levels between March 10th and March 24th using the tag “contest”. The levels must be submitted through the Steam version of the game, using the Workshop sharing feature (which will become available starting March 10th.)
On march 25th, we’ll announce finalists, and on March 28th, winners will be announced. We’ll take into consideration both the quality of each level, as well as the community ratings.
We’re organizing a number of live events to help get aspiring level builders going- including Q&A and level building help on twitter and live streaming events during the finals runoff period between March 25th and 28th.
First prize will be the winner’s choice of 2 free PAX East passes or a $100 Steam Wallet card in addition to a signed Race the Sun Poster, Race the Sun keys, Patches, Stickers and a T-shirt.
Runners up will receive steam gift cards, race the sun keys, stickers, t-shirts and other cool stuff.
And there will be lots of opportunities for people playing and voting on the levels to win cool stuff along the way too.