Rekoil mapmaking contest offers winner an Alienware computer and other goodies

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Drawing attention to the fact that most shooters these days launch without any form of modding support, Plastic Piranha have started a mapmaking competition for their game, Rekoil, before its even released. 

Up for grabs is an Alienware PC, a plush Dell monitor, and a load of fancy peripherals.

If you’ve not heard of Rekoil it goes a little something like this:

The game’s harking back to shooters of the 90s and early 00s where it was all about more guns and moddable levels. A fine aim.

The contest Plastic Piranha have put together really highlights the game’s status as a moddable shooter. Using a slightly altered version of the free Unreal Development Kit, modders can get to work today making maps for the shooter.

All you need to do is register for the competition and follow the link provided to download the software through Steam.

The contest will conclude on 20 March but you can only submit entries up till the 7 March. Owners of the game, which will be released in February will be invited to play the competition entries.

You can pick up Rekoil at a discount through Steam.

As well as getting people talking about the game and making maps for it, this is a canny way of filling out the game’s custom map servers. It wouldn’t look good for the game if it had zilch in it months after launch. The contest pretty much ensures there will be some good quality maps available within a month of Rekoil going live.

Oh, and here’s a video of someone making a map for Rekoil:

Cheers, Polygon.