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UFO: Afterlight

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: Cenega
Developer: Altar

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'UFO: Afterlight' Modding Contest

by Rainier on March 30, 2007 @ 4:49 p.m. PDT

UFO: Afterlight is a mixture of squad based tactical action and global strategy with the gamer controlling the actions of elite ground troops, and the running and construction of an intricate network of interlinking bases while collecting resources.

UFO: Afterlight lets you take on the inhabitants of Mars in a perfect blend between strategy and tactics. You explore the surface, build mines, research technologies and develop equipment in the strategic view. You recover artifacts, capture enemies, blow up installations and neutralize the opposition in the tactical view. The two parts are closely knit together, and making a bad decision in one can be fatal to the other.

But what if you could do even more? What if a gamer out there has a brilliant idea to expand the game even further? That’s what the “UFO: Afterlight modding contest” is all about! ALTAR Games wants you to modify their game to your heart’s content! Feel like changing the sound or music? Don’t be shy! Feel like changing the balance of the factions? Bring it on! Feel free to add or change anything you can manage, and get a nice prize if your contribution is amongst the top three!

First Prize

  • Your work will be hosted at the official UFO: Afterlight site as well as StrategyCore.co.uk
  • UFO: Afterlight signed by the developers at ALTAR Games
  • Poster, t-shirt, plastic figure and other props from UFO: Afterlight
  • UFO: Aftershock and UFO: Aftermath, the prequels to UFO: Afterlight
  • El Matador game, together with t-shirt, sunglasses and notepad
  • Free download of all 8 games at Sprocket (Armed Assault, Shade: Wrath of Angels etc.)

Second prize

  • Your work will be hosted at the official UFO: Afterlight site as well as StrategyCore.co.uk
  • UFO: Afterlight signed by the developers at ALTAR Games
  • Poster, t-shirt, plastic figure and other props from UFO: Afterlight
  • UFO: Aftershock and UFO: Aftermath, the prequels to UFO: Afterlight
  • El Matador game
  • Free download of Armed Assault at Sprocket

Third prize

  • Your work will be hosted at the official UFO: Afterlight site as well as StrategyCore.co.uk
  • UFO: Afterlight signed by the developers at ALTAR Games
  • Poster, t-shirt, plastic figure and other props from UFO: Afterlight
  • Free download of UFO: Aftershock and UFO: Aftermath, the prequels to UFO: Afterlight, at Sprocket
  • Korea: Forgotten Conflict

Anyone can modify UFO: Afterlight, and long time UFO: After modder ShadoWarrior has a nice guide up at the official ALTAR forums. Take 20 minutes reading through it, and you’re good to go. As a basic you can change the strength of weapons, armors and items to your liking. Combine that with new models, sound, music and weapons and you’ll have a full fledged total conversion. You can find a list of released modifications so far at the official ALTAR forums.

More about the contest - contribute by April 30th 2007 to contest@strategycore.co.uk


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