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Red Orchestra Wins Unreal Mod Contest
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Epic Interactive has announced the final winners of their "Make Something Unreal" contest, the competition to see who could create the best modification (known as a "mod") for Unreal Tournament 2004. The group behind Red Orchestra has won the grand prize, while The Journey took the award for best non-interactive mod.

The winners behind Red Orchestra, the in-depth World War II mod, will receive $50,000 and a full license for the Unreal Engine valued at $350,000.

HomeLan Fed has scored an interview with producer/programmer John Gibson, in which they discuss their excitement over the win, hopes around the license and also what they have in store for the next version of Red Orchestra. Here's an excerpt:

HomeLAN - Have there been any inquires from game publishers yet about publishing the mod as a stand alone retail product?

John Gibson - I think any publishers that would be interested would probably wait until the contest is over to see who won. A team with a pre-paid engine license and a mostly complete game is obviously more appealing than a team without a license. Going retail is a huge step and something we have to look at very carefully. Obviously it is every mod-makerís dream to take their game to retail and bring it to a broader audience. Now that we have won the contest we have to look at all our options and see what makes the most sense for the team. Winning the engine license opens up a world of possibilities for us and we look forward to exploring those possibilities.

For more about Red Orchestra, be sure to read through the rest of the interview. Also check out the other runner-up winners listed at Epic's site.

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