Welcome to our October 2014 newsletter for the Make Arma Not War contest. With the submission deadline right around the corner, here’s an overview of the most important announcements, and all the latest news!
Winners Announcement Date
We’ve decided to postpone the ‘announcement of winners’ date from January 15th to March 5th. The main reason for this is that we want to make sure that the Make Arma Not War jury will have enough time to properly evaluate the entries. There’s a great number of high quality submissions, and we want to make sure we do each of them justice! The date in the contest rules has been adjusted accordingly.
Make Arma Not War Steam Branch
Attention all contestants: we strongly recommend you to switch to the default branch of Arma 3 on Steam!
In the beginning of October, we will take the most recent build of Arma 3 on the Steam default branch, and make it a separate branch on Steam named ‘Make Arma Not War’. This is branch will be used by MANW jury members to evaluate your entries, and is to make sure that future Arma 3 updates will not affect your creation.
Note that this means that some of Arma 3’s new features that are currently available in the Arma 3 Development Branch, and will be pushed to the Arma 3 Default Branch in the beginning of November (e.g. sling loading and firing from vehicles), should not be critical elements in your submission.
To switch between branches on Steam, right-click on Arma 3 in your Steam Library, select Properties, and click on the Betas tab. Use the drop-down menu to select the appropriate Steam branch.
Make Arma Not War Jury
We’re proud to announce that the last few remaining slots in the Make Arma Not jury committee have been filled. We strived to get people with varied backgrounds, and that have some connection to Arma 3 and/or the games industry. We plan to reveal the names somewhere in the next few weeks!
Vote & Support!
With more than 150 Make Arma Not War entries, there’s plenty of amazing player-created content for Arma 3 players to try out. Remember to ‘vote’ for your favourite entries in the Singleplayer category (these votes will select the finalists), and to show your ‘support’ for the entries in the Multiplayer, Addon, and Total Modification categories!
If you’re competing in the Make Arma Not War contest, please be aware that the only official submission methods are the Steam Workshop or the Make Arma Not War Dropbox – depending on which category you’re competing in. Other download links will not be accepted, so please make sure to properly submit your work.
For the rest, we wish everyone good luck in their final stages of development!
Korneel van ’t Land & Ivan Buchta