Almost anyone can write a decent game mod, create a map and then distribute it to other gamers who play it for a few weeks until the next one comes along. Only the true innovator can create an elegant and complex mod in a specified time period. Only a talented few are interested in elevating the mod community into the realm of high art…

By rewarding the talents and resources of a worldwide community of aspiring game developers and artists, the Max Payne 2 Official Mod Contest is a catalyst for talented individuals intimately familiar with game mods as well as those who might have never attempted to create a mod before.

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The Max Payne 2 mod contest publicly recognizes and rewards talented individuals across the globe that create the most compelling mods in three categories. Winners will be judged by representatives from Remedy, Rockstar, Computer Gaming World and Shacknews. Winners in all categories will have their mods included on CGW’s monthly CD, as well as made available for download from the official Max Payne 2 site and a variety of mod community sites around the net. Read on for categories and official rules.

Utilizing all elements of the Max Payne Max-Ed tools, the winner will create an original mod that expands the gameplay of Max Payne 2. Let your imagination run wild or simply extend the story included with the retail game. The choices in this category are all yours. Length of gameplay is not central to winning this category; rather the most complete, finely tuned mod that brings to life either a new way of playing Max Payne 2 or an exhilarating extension of its current gameplay will be crowned the winner.

As its title implies, originality counts as much as technical skill. Whether its a well-written and unique story, a new mode of play unlike any we’ve seen before, or a visual style that surprises and delights, the game is your canvas.


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Mods worthy of this category will create a new Max Payne 2 Dead Man Walking bonus level. The winner will be the level that best expresses the speed and frenzied excitement inherent in the Dead Man Walking gameplay mode, without altering the mode’s fundamental gameplay rules. Once again, originality will be considered as part of the judging criteria, along with technical expertise and overall level design.



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Utlizing the Max Payne Max-Ed tools, the winner will create a short, scripted film based around either elements contained inside Max Payne 2 or custom skins, textures and environments. Length of film is not central to winning, rather the most complete, well edited and best sound-designed film that conveys a storyline will be crowned the winner. Can be based on a mod or on the game as shipped.


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Winners in all three categories will also receive a
Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne prize pack filled with wearable Max Payne 2 swag. Included in the pack: knit cap, t-shirt, jacket and pin set.

Entry period is now closed. Please stay tuned for winner details. Sign up for the Max Payne mailing list to be among the first to know.

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