Studio Wildcard today launched its fourth ARK Modding Contest to reward the amazing work that the modding community contributes to the vibrant ARK: Survival Evolved universe. The contest comes with a total of $35,000 in cash prizes for the winning creators or creative teams, with two separate prize pools for each category: Mods and Maps.
Mod authors new and old are unlocking the power of the Unreal Engine, using their sheer creativity and ingenuity to produce their amazing creations. Past contests have elicited amazing contributions from the talented mod community to the ARK world such as the Ragnarok map, Valhalla, Tribe Wars, just to name a few! View an overview of past mod entries HERE.
Interested modders should first jump into the Epic Store launcher to download the ARK development kit, then join the ARK community, participate in the Unreal Engine ARK Modding forum, and find content in the Unreal Engine Marketplace. Once ready modders can then share their creations with the ARK player community using Steam Workshop. NOTE: Modders have 1 day left to grab the 10 free custom packs available to download in the Unreal Engine Marketplace – download them now! Official rules of the contest can be found HERE.
In order to be eligible, all ARK mod creations must be first submitted during the four-week entry phase from 5/30/19 – 6/29/19. Once the submission phase ends, a two-week voting phase will begin where all fellow players can show support for their favorite mods.
ARK community members who vote for their favorite mod will be automatically entered to win an ARK: Survival Evolved Collector’s Edition signed by the development team!
In June 2015, Studio Wildcard brought the full power of Unreal Engine 4 tools and development resources to the ARK: Survival Evolved modding community with one of the first custom mod editors. Since that time thousands of bespoke creations have been made available to the community!