Make Something Unreal winners announced

Epic has announced the winners of its Make Something Unreal contest, in which several teams competed to create the best mod of Unreal Tournament 3 using the recently released -- and free -- Unreal Development Kit. The winner of the contest of the contest is the team led by Michael 'Hegi' Hegemann for its title The Haunted. A third-person survival horror action game, The Haunted looks something like a Wild West version of Left 4 Dead. As the winner of the contest, the team will receive $50,000 and a commercial license for the Unreal Engine, meaning the team can actually release an Unreal Engine title as a commercial product.

Assuming the team chooses to make The Haunted a retail product -- complete with what can only be described as a portable zombie blender -- consider us pumped. See the full list of Make Something Unreal winners, courtesy of Big Download, after the break. Also be sure to visit the Make Something Unreal website, where you can download all of the winning entries.

Update: As some commenters have pointed out, the team responsible for The Haunted is not ModDB -- which hosts the mod -- but rather an unnamed team headed by Michael 'Hegi' Hegemann. The information has been corrected in the above post. The team's work can be seen at Joystiq apologizes for the error.

Best Game Mod Category:
First Place: The Haunted by Michael Hegemann and The Haunted Team
Prize: $50,000 & commercial license for Unreal Engine 3

Second Place: The Ball by Toltec Studios
Prize: $40,000

Third Place: Angels Fall First: Planetstorm by the AFF: Planetstorm team
Prize: $30,000

Fourth Place: Prometheus by Rachel Cordone and The Prometheus team
Prize: $20,000

Fifth Place: Hazard: The Journey of Life by Alexander Bruce
Prize: $10,000

Educational Category:
First Place: IT University of Copenhagen (Steam Racers, The Witching Hour, Cubes of Serenity, Chalupa, Takeshi's Gladiators)
Prize: $10,000

Second Place: Art Institute of California, L.A. (UT2D Killing Time, vCTF-Boilerplate Team Art Mod, Millagun UT2D, Deadman's Tales)
Prize: $5,000

Third Place: Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia (Hazard: The Journey of Life, Steel Halo)
Prize: $5,000

Fourth Place: Högskolan i Skövde, Sweden (Sanctum)
Prize: $5,000

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