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GalCiv III Faction Contest FAQ

Posted on Thursday, April 9, 2015

Questions about the $1,000 GalCiv III faction design contest? Get them answered here.

We'll update this doc as further questions come in. Post here or tweet @stardock to ask whatever's on your mind.

Please do read the rules and the contest description first, though -- we tried to cover as many of our bases there as we could.

                                                         

Faction Design Contest Frequently Asked Questions


Q. What exactly do I need to submit for an in-game created faction?
A. Take screenshots of the faction choice screen and the in-game start screen and put them in a .zip file with your .faction file, then enter that and a short description into the submission form.

Q. What exactly do I need to submit for a mod-style faction?
A. Take screenshots of the faction choice screen and the in-game start screen and put them in a .zip file with all of the mod directories for your faction, then enter that and a short description into the submission form.

Q. Do I need to own Galactic Civilizations III to enter?
A. No purchase is necessary to be eligible to win. Your faction does need to be a valid GC3 race done in either the in-game faction customization process or defined as a mod, though.

Q. Do I need to be a U.S. resident to enter?
A. Nope! You must comply with all local rules and restrictions for your place of residence, though.

Q. Will Stardock seriously consider in-game creations at the same level as mod-style submissions?
A. Yes. Even though mod-style submissions can include elements unavailable within the in-game faction creator, our primary criterion for judgment is a submitted faction's flavor and uniqueness.

Q. Will Stardock consider funny or goofy factions?
A. Our lead designer won't stop talking about his plans for DLC based around his favorite race of evil killer squirrels. 

Q. Will I be able to turn off player-created content (aka contest winners) in my own games of Galactic Civilizations III?
A. The same way you could disallow Terrans or Yor as a playable race, via modding them out, sure. But we consider these pieces of content part of Galactic Civilizations canon and don't plan on having an in-game toggle.

Q. If the winner has already created a portrait and logo for their faction, will Stardock make new ones?
A. We reserve the right to modify any aspect of the winning faction for balance or continuity with the rest of the Galactic Civilizations universe before including it in the game, but the whole point is to reward the coolest and most unique faction submitted by our awesome community. We won't do anything to diminish that.

Q. Is there a limit to how many entries I can submit?
A. Nope! Though if you spam us with fifty clearly phoned-in entries it probably won't help your chances of becoming a finalist. 

Q. I have a question that isn't answered here or on the rules or description pages.
A. Ask it here in this thread, or tweet us @stardock and we'll answer it as best we can! 


Enter the contest here