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Rising StormWinners Announced in Rising Storm $25,000 “Banzai” Community Mapping Contest!

by on Jan.07, 2014, under News, Rising Storm

Tripwire Interactive is proud to announce the winners of the $25,000 “Banzai” Community Map Making Competition for Rising Storm. Since its release last Summer Rising Storm continues to rack up accolades and was chosen last week as PC Gamer’s “Multiplayer Game of the Year” for 2013!

As with our other community mapping contests the “Banzai” competition was top notch! Here are the 5 winning maps:

1st Place/Grand Prize ($10,000)
Maik Dokter (Phosphate Plant)

2nd Place ($7,500)
Maik Dokter (Myshkova River)

3rd Place ($5,000)
Will Bullen (Kobura)

4th Place ($2,500)
John Chalabi (Otori Shima)

5th Place ($1,000)
Elliot Burgess (Kita Jima)

Honorable Mentions go out to:

Johan van Pelt (Bataan)
Elliot Burgess (Streets of Stalingrad)
Maik Dokter (Tula Outskirts)
Martin Palko (Sub Base)

We’d like to thank all of the participants for their submissions. The maps are available now on Steam Workshop and we hope to release some of the winners as official Rising Storm maps sometime in the future.

Rising Storm is available on Steam (http://store.steampowered.com/app/234510/) and many other digital outlets.

For more information on Rising Storm please visit http://risingstormgame.com/

If you missed the 2013 PC Gamer “Multiplayer Game of the Year” article here’s the link:

http://www.pcgamer.com/2013/12/31/multiplayer-game-of-the-year-rising-storm/

Winning map screenshots:

Maik Dokter (Phosphate Plant)

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Maik Dokter (Myshkova River)

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Will Bullen (Kobura)
RS_MappingContest_Kobura_001 RS_MappingContest_Kobura_002

 

John Chalabi (Otori Shima)
RS_MappingContest_OtoriShima_001 RS_MappingContest_OtoriShima_002

 

Elliot Burgess (Kita Jima)

RS_MappingContest_KitaJima_001 RS_MappingContest_KitaJima_002

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Rising StormRising Storm is PC Gamer’s Multiplayer Game Of The Year!

by on Dec.31, 2013, under Rising Storm

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Yes, PC Gamer just named Rising Storm as their Multiplayer Game of the Year for 2013! What a great way to finish the year! The full details are over on the PC Gamer website – click HERE.

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Rising StormPC Gamer – Rising Storm vs. Battlefield 4

by on Dec.19, 2013, under Rising Storm

Well, here’s one we REALLY love. PC Gamer are currently running their series of “<a href=”http://www.pcgamer.com/2013/12/20/2013-in-pc-gaming-what-games-did-we-play-the-most/”>2013 in PC Gaming</a>”. And this one is a classic for all Red Orchestra/Rising Storm fans – the PC Gamer team discussing Rising Storm vs Battlefield 4:

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Rising StormRock Paper Shotgun preview of Island Assault Content Pack for Rising Storm

by on Sep.24, 2013, under Rising Storm

With the new (FREE) Island Assault Content Pack on its way, with a bunch of new content for Rising Storm and Red Orchestra 2, Jim Rossignol over at Rock Paper Shotgun got to play the new content early and has written up a preview – HERE.

And there is the first showing of a brand new TRAILER there as well, so go take a look!

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Rising StormRising Storm $25,000 “Banzai” Community Mapping Contest Announced!

by on Jul.10, 2013, under Rising Storm

Tripwire Interactive are proud to announce the “Banzai” Community Map Making Competition for Rising Storm. Rising Storm is racking up our highest review scores ever and PC Gamer recently named Rising Storm number 12 in it’s list of the 25 best shooters of all time. In light of this success we decided to continue Tripwire Interactive’s tradition of supporting our modding community with a mapping competition for Rising Storm. Last year’s contest for Red Orchestra 2 produced an amazing selection of new community-made maps, so we are expecting great things from the Rising Storm mapping contest. Of course, to add some incentive, we are looking at cash and prizes totaling in excess of $25,000 – the Grand Prize is a full $10,000 in cash.

The contest starts NOW and will run with just a single judging. There will be an initial checkpoint (Checkpoint Alpha) on 3 Sep 2013, where you can submit your maps for some formal feedback from the judges. The final submission (Checkpoint Beta) is due 5 Nov 2013.

The full details for the competition, including rules and entry forms are available on the contest web page: http://www.risingstormgame.com/mapping-contest-2013. The final details of the prizes will be published soon. You don’t need to submit your entry for the contest until later – but you most probably need to start working on it! Also, keep an eye on the Rising Storm Steam Workshop page for all of the new custom maps coming out: http://steamcommunity.com/workshop/browse?appid=35450&browsesort=trend.

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Rising StormRising Storm (and SDK) Preload Available!

by on May.29, 2013, under Rising Storm

With Rising Storm releasing tomorrow (Thursday, May 30, 2013) the game is now available for all those who have pre-purchased (as well as all those who currently own just RO2) to pre-load. This will allow you to download the game early and start playing as soon as servers update with the released version of the game tomorrow. The SDK will also be available for pre-load the same way, which is:

  1. Right-click on your current “Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad” install (or RO2 SDK install) in your Steam library.
  2. Select “Properties” – “Betas” tab.
  3. Use the “Select the Beta…” dropdown box – select “Preload”
  4. “Close” – and your current RO2 (or SDK) install will update with the new Rising Storm content.

Please note – we will be closing down the beta a few hours before the release of Rising Storm tomorrow.

Good luck, have fun, see you on the battlefield!

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Rising StormRising Storm Release Date: May 30, 2013

by on May.28, 2013, under Rising Storm


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Well, everyone has wanted to know the release date – and now you do! This Thursday – May 30, 2013. Just 2 days to go – just 2 days of the 15% pre-purchase discount, so if you haven’t bought a copy yet, get in there and buy on the Steam Store Page!

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Rising StormFor the weekend: Rising Storm Beta Gift Passes

by on May.23, 2013, under Rising Storm

As a little surprise, we’ve arranged for a little extra hand-out: everyone who owns Rising Storm should now get two Rising Storm Beta copies to Gift to a friend or two. So, if you’ve pre-purchased Rising Storm, you can now hand out these gift beta keys, so your friends have no excuse for not trying it out with you. You can always show them the joys of the Flamethrower and the Banzai Charge – “just come at me while I’m holding this Flamethrower…”. Go on – you know you want to!

To summarize: everyone who owns Rising Storm should now have a pair of Rising Storm Beta Keys to gift to friends. You may need to restart Steam to pick them up – then you can just Gift them to a couple of friends. Just remember – these are BETA keys – and they won’t stay around for long!

And if you haven’t already bought the game, head for the Steam Store page.

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Rising StormRising Storm Original Soundtrack Released

by on May.22, 2013, under Rising Storm

With the upcoming release of Rising Storm, the next game in Tripwire Interactive’s Red Orchestra franchise, we have released the full soundtrack album. You can find it, along with other soundtracks from our games, on Bandcamp: (http://tripwireinteractive.bandcamp.com/).

Rising Storm is currently available to pre-purchase on Steam - and is selling strongly, we’re happy to say! The pre-purchase gives you a 15% discount on the game and instant access to the current beta. Current owners of Red Orchestra 2 get an extra 25% discount.

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Rising StormRising Storm Pre-Purchase Starts and Beta Now Available

by on May.16, 2013, under Rising Storm

Tripwire Interactive and the Rising Storm Team are delighted to announce the start of the pre-purchase period for Rising Storm, the next game in the award-winning Red Orchestra franchise. Rising Storm focuses on the island-hopping campaigns in the Pacific Theater of World War 2 and the brutal and intense combat between the US Army and Marine Corps forces and the Imperial Japanese Army. Naturally, there are benefits to pre-purchasing the game – a 15% discount and immediate access to the Rising Storm Beta! Head for the STEAM STORE PAGE!

  • “Precision, authenticity and thick danger… making it so absurdly fun” - PC Gamer, May 2013
  • “a tactical, intense, harrowing multiplayer experience like none other.” - OXCGN, May 2013
  • “very accessible realism” - Gamespot, April 2013

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