Prepare your bandwidth for downloads because Studio Wildcard have unveiled the finalists for their first ever ARK: Survival Evolved modding contest, leaving it up to the community to vote on which creations from the three categories of Total Conversions, Maps and Mods are the best. The authors of the top five modifications in each category will receive part of a $60,000 prize fund.
Studio Wildcard received over 100 mod entries over the three categories, then individually rated them on their originality, creativity, graphical quality, and overall entertainment value to determine the finalists.
So without further ado, here we go – if you’re looking for something to further spice up your time on the ARK, here’s the finalists, separated by category:
DavidBC & Matteoni’s space-based ARK Moon Survival
Kenturrac’s PvP focused TribeWars
Skellig & Yankee XL’s wave-based horde mode Otherworld
Milokamilo’s expansive Cool 15 New Creatures
Evilmrfrank’s The Center
Excited Kangaroo, Gkainu, Anthonyolson500 & Enduran’s Valhalla
Killerzwerg’s Epic Islands
vwcamper’s MorTem Tupiu
Hey My Team Rules! & itsr2ghgaming’s Madagascar Evolved
Eldaas’ Terrus Aren
Mezzo’s Dino Racing: Evolved
Woeful Macabre’s Admin Command Menu (ACM)
Jslay’s PvP Safe Zones
Toranga, Psycho & Alice’s Annunaki Genesis
-(OzSF)-B.Cheers’ Ark Futurism
Papukaijah, Gawelle, Munch, The Mod Cookers, Amitiel & Dance’s Pimp My Dino
Swords’ NPC Bush Peoples
Kilrath81’s Super Epic Boat Mod
MRRadioactiv’s Tools and Content Pack
Phew! This is sure to be a tough fight for victory, with Total Conversions with completely different if equally awesome focuses, maps each with their own unique spin on the lush landscapes ARK is known for and mods that do everything from add other humans to adding superb quality-of-life features all competing.
Good luck to all the contestants, we’ll see who comes out on top once the winners are revealed on May 15th.
If you fancy voting yourself, you can do so from this page on the official ARK forums. Please bear in mind that you must have made at least 30 posts on the forum to vote.
ARK: Survival Evolved can be purchased from Steam.