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Privay Policy Update

We’ve updated the Tripwire Privacy Notice under our Policies to be clearer about our use of customer information to come in line with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules that come into force today (25th May 2018). The following are highlights of our changes:

We’ve incorporated the relevant concepts from the GDPR including joining the EU and Swiss Privacy Shield framework. We’ve added explanations for why and how Tripwire processes customer data and the types of data that we process, as well as information about your data protection rights.

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Killing Floor 2 Mapping Contest Winners Announced!

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  • Killing Floor 2 Mapping Contest Winners Announced!

    Winners Awarded a Total of $50,000 in Prizes

    Tripwire Interactive and Mod DB Join Forces to Support the Modding Community with Awards for the Best Player-made Killing Floor 2 Maps

    ROSWELL, Ga. -- June 27, 2019 -- Tripwire Interactive and Mod DB announced today the final round of winners for its Killing Floor 2 New Grounds Mapping Contest, awarding a total of $50,000 dollars in prizes to creators of the best player-made Survival and Non-survival maps for the award-winning, survival horror, co-op shooter, Killing Floor 2.

    As an independent development and publishing studio founded by members who won the 2004 “Make Something Unreal” competition for work on the total conversion mod Red Orchestra: Combined Arms, Tripwire Interactive is excited to continue its support for grassroots game development and the modding scene that helped them get started. Without such support, critically acclaimed titles, like Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45, Killing Floor, Killing Floor 2, Killing Floor: Incursion, and Maneater, the upcoming action RPG where you play as a shark, would not be possible. Support for the modding scene also helped Tripwire Interactive expand its role as an independent games publisher for titles such as Chivalry 2, Espire 1: VR Operative, and Road Redemption.
    Taking the opportunity to give back to the community that helped them get started, Tripwire Interactive is proud to highlight the winning maps and creators. Please find below brief summaries about what makes each winning entry special from the judges along with direct links to the official download page for each map, hosted on Mod DB.

    Killing Floor 2 Best Survival Map Winners:

    1st Place Prize: $10,000
    Map: Sanitarium

    Tripwire Interactive Judge Notes: This map showed enormous creativity and clever reuse of existing assets to create a new Cthulu themed experience for the player. There are numerous interactive elements such as traps, attacking tentacles, low gravity zones, and changing weather patterns that really impressed us. We knew we had a strong contender when the judges had a hard time moving on to the next submission during our playtests.

    2nd Place Prize: $6,000
    Map: Carrillon Hamlet

    Tripwire Interactive Judge Notes: This map impressed us with its strong layout and use of assets to convey a unified theme. This map had a strong understanding of gameplay flow which navigated the player into interesting layouts that interweaved across the map.

    3rd Place Prize: $3,500
    Map: Desolation

    Tripwire Interactive Judge Notes: This map had a creative use of lighting and a strong presence across its expansive layout that went from interior and outdoor spaces. Given that it utilized strong themes and assets from Outpost, it was interesting to see the climate flip from frigid to a tropical setting.

    4th Place Prize: $3,000
    Map: Silo Seven

    Tripwire Interactive Judge Notes: Verticality was a strong element of this map as you descend through multiple basement layers of the complex. We also appreciated the use of changing weather elements as a brewing sandstorm approaches over the duration of the match.

    5th Place Prize: $2,500
    Map: Training Grounds

    Tripwire Interactive Judge Notes: This map was an extremely impressive technical showcase for how it constructs the environment for each of the different rooms like the holodeck. It made the small spaces feel much larger with the simulated backdrops.

    Killing Floor 2 Best Non-Survival Map Winners:

    1st Place Prize: $10,000
    Map: Biolapse

    Tripwire Interactive Judge Notes: This map was impressively put together and polished. It showed a strong understanding of what made Biotics Lab fun and interesting and translated that into a totally new and different layout that exhibited a good grasp of gameplay fundamentals.

    2nd Place Prize: $6,000
    Map: Twisted Story

    Tripwire Interactive Judge Notes: This map was loaded with imagination and creativity translating the KF2 formula within a fantasy environment. It made great use of scale within its different hold out environments

    3rd Place Prize: $3,500
    Map: Elysium

    Tripwire Interactive Judge Notes: This map made great use of Endless mode and particularly impressed us with its transformative nature as the waves progressed. Each of the different zones you play across gets reintegrated into the central courtyard which was a pleasant surprise.

    4th Place Prize: $3,000
    Map: District VII

    Tripwire Interactive Judge Notes: District VII was effective in translating the Burning Paris aesthetic into Objective style survival gameplay. It showcased a solid gameplay flow as you progressed through the map to each of the individual zones.

    5th Place Prize: $2,500
    Map: Hospital

    Tripwire Interactive Judge Notes: This map had a unique location not seen in KF2 that was well put together through effective asset reuse. We particularly enjoyed its well-polished interior spaces and gameplay flow through its wave-gated linear track.

    For more information on Killing Floor 2, please visit the official website. To stay up to date on the latest from Tripwire Interactive, please follow the team Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
    Last edited by Yoshiro; 06-28-2019, 10:32 AM.
    Pretty, what do we blow up first? - Myn Donos

  • #2
    Thanks a lot for this opportunity! it means a lot for me and for the modding community.


    • #3
      All of my friends absolutely LOVE Sanitarium, so no surprise it got 1st place for Survival. Also glad to see Twisted Story, it was definitely my favorite!


      • #4
        Congrats to all the winners but it does beg the question will the consoles ever get to enjoy any of these creations?


        • #5
          Carrillion Hamlet, thats a map i haven't played on for a while! wonder, will all these maps make their way into an update? like a mega map update?


          • #6
            Most likely a few of them.

            edit: by the way Twisted Story has an issue crashing server. Here is the log last second, never saw this kind of log:

            edit 2: Here is the server log for Twisted Story where it crashes server, look the last second before server crashes (with a 'segmentation fault' error)
            Attached Files
            Last edited by omano; 06-28-2019, 11:41 PM.


            • #7
              I sure hope they are included in a map update. We need MORE MAPS please! Great maps to add to the game. Well done authors..... keep it up.


              • #8
                Many thanks to the wonderful map creators and Tripwire and ModDb for this contest. Quite a wealth of new maps which will hopefully be officially added and patched into the game


                • #9
                  Can halloween this year be Lovecraftian themed?
                  I like me.


                  • #10
                    It's been forever since I posted here. Massive props and kudos to Tripwire Interactive and the winners. Us older players know the value of modding and community created content to the PC platform. It was and is the driver towards true PC gaming. Many PC players today imagine that it is just the Keyboard that is the differentiator. Obviously not so. Tripwire Interactive is the leader in the effort to say away from the zeitgeist of the disposable game. I look forward to purchasing and playing Maneater along with the 3rd generation PC gamer in my family.
                    Too Young To Rock and Drool And Too Old To Bind


                    • #11
                      I sure hope they'll get implemented in the near-future. Either as one big-pack, or (which would be smarter), across multiple updates (2 per update maybe?)

                      This being said, are they available through Steam? It would certainly simplify the download.

                      Oh and, congratulations to everyone who submitted their work of course.


                      • #12
                        Many are on the workshop, and we hope to be able to bring some (if not all) of these awesome maps into the game at some point.
                        Pretty, what do we blow up first? - Myn Donos


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Yoshiro View Post
                          Many are on the workshop, and we hope to be able to bring some (if not all) of these awesome maps into the game at some point.
                          But Workshop is broke for many of us wanting to use it on our Servers. :-(


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by fwfdf1reman View Post

                            But Workshop is broke for many of us wanting to use it on our Servers. :-(
                            They hotfixed Rising Storm Vietnam but not KF 2, I don't get it.


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by omano View Post

                              They hotfixed Rising Storm Vietnam but not KF 2, I don't get it.
                              The fix is coming in the next KF 2 update.
                              Pretty, what do we blow up first? - Myn Donos