Korneel van 't Land
informed us Bohemia Interactive
celebrates its 15th anniversary.
Prague, Czech Republic, Thursday May 15th 2014
Bohemia Interactive, the creators of the award-winning Arma® series and DayZ®, are proud to celebrate its 15th anniversary. Founded in May 1999, Bohemia Interactive released its debut title Arma: Cold War Assault (originally released as Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis*) in 2001, and has since then developed more than 15 games and expansions. The studio’s birthday celebration is accompanied by an Arma 3 Free Weekend and a Bohemia Interactive Weekend Sale on Steam, plus a free game for everyone.
From 15th May until 18th May, all Steam users are able to play Arma 3 for free, with access to all content except for the second and third campaign episode. Those who would like to continue playing afterwards can pick up Arma 3 with a massive 40% discount. Bohemia Interactive’s other released games are also on sale – and while the studio does not usually offer discounts on its Early Access games, for its 15th anniversary Bohemia Interactive made a special exception, and has included DayZ and Take On Mars in the sale with a fitting 15% discount. Furthermore, as a birthday gift for everyone, Arma: Cold War Assault – Bohemia Interactive’s debut title – is available for free from now until the end of the weekend, and will stay in people’s Steam Library afterwards - providing them with the opportunity to experience where it all began.
In addition to the free game, Bohemia Interactive today also announced that people who have previously bought a non-Steam version of Arma 2, including the expansions and DLC, are now able to redeem their product on Steam using their original Arma 2 or Arma 2 expansion game’s CD Key (often found inside the box or provided by the reseller via e-mail).
Last but not least, Bohemia Interactive published a brand new video. Looking back at 15 years of making games, the 15th Anniversary video showcases the games which the studio has developed during the past one and a half decade. For the people who are interesting in learning even more about the studio’s background and future direction, Bohemia interactive also deployed a new company brochure.
"I’d like to thank everyone who has contributed in any way to the amazing 15 years at Bohemia Interactive. The journey so far has been exciting, often challenging, sometimes hard - but, ultimately, always rewarding” , said Marek Spanel, CEO and co-founder of Bohemia Interactive. "While the games industry has fundamentally changed since the early years, our community continues to stand at the heart of everything we do, and together we will continue to create incredible games."
Korneel van 't Land
informed us the "Make Arma Not War contest" has officially opened.
Prague, Czech Republic, Wednesday 30th April 2014
Bohemia Interactive, creators of the critically acclaimed Arma™ series and DayZ™, have opened applications for the €500,000 Make Arma Not War content creation contest for Arma 3.
The Make Arma Not War contest, which was announced in December, welcomes Arma 3 content creators to compete in four different categories: Total Modification, Singleplayer Game Mode, Multiplayer Game Mode, and Addon. The winner of the Total Modification category will take home €200,000, while in the other categories the prize money is divided between 1st place (€50,000), 2nd place (€30,000), and 3rd place (€20,000) winners. In collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Bohemia Interactive is also handing out the Health Care in Danger Special Award.
Although the winners in each category will be chosen by a jury, consisting of Bohemia Interactive representatives and other industry professionals, Arma 3 players will be able to ‘vote’ in the Singleplayer category. These votes will determine the 20 finalists in the Singleplayer category.
On top of voting, people can also ‘support’ their favorite entry, which is similar to the thumbs-up functionality on other websites. Those who support an entry, receive a Make Arma Not war forums badge and a 30% discount voucher for Arma 3 on Store.bistudio.com – while contestants whose entry reaches a certain number of supporters can earn Contest Milestone Rewards. These rewards range from exclusive forum badges to increased visibility on www.makearma.com and the Arma 3 social channels – with more rewards being added later.
"This is the first real milestone for contestants, which also provides them with a platform to showcase their work", said Ivan Buchta, Creative Director at Bohemia Interactive. "And based on the first promising teasers we've seen, I'd say Arma 3 players will have a lot to look forward to."
To apply, contestants should go to www.makearma.com/apply and start the application process. The deadline for applications is October 26th, 2014. The winners of the Make Arma Not War contest will be announced on January 15th, 2015.
More information about the contest, rules, prizes, and categories is available on www.makearma.com. Important announcements will also be shared via the Make Arma Not War newsletter and the official Arma 3 social channels (Facebook, Twitter).
have released the Arma sample files
on the wiki
With the release of these sample files Bohemia have also released new licenses for when you use their property. More information about those licenses and how and when you should use them with your own releases can be found here: Community licenses
Bohemia Interactive a.s. released sample files and data from their games for the community, to learn from examples, base their own creations on the existing content and expand the Armaverse. These packs include configuration files, material files, 3d models, textures, animations as well as complete game data in the form of PBOs. The public data is released under Bohemia Interactive's content licenses, established to support the creative community evolving around its titles, and to set clear rules for the use of both Bohemia Interactive's and user-made content.
Note that previous releases of sample model packages are replaced by the new ones, with new licenses applied to the content.
The licenses cover the use of Arma data in community modifications and the modification of DayZ. All parts of publicly released data are released under one of the following licenses:The vehicles, weapons, characters and similar items are usually released under APL. Terrains, terrain objects, playable content and voiceovers are usually released under APL-SA, as it's in Bohemia Interactive's interest to keep further modifications of this data free to adapt. This is only general information; to check which license applies to particular Bohemia Interactive data, check the content of the package and the license and readme file attached. DML-SA covers further modifications of DAYZ Mod for Arma 2.
Korneel van 't Land
informed us Bohemia Interactive
have announced the ‘Make Arma Not War’ contest in which you community members can participate in different categories:
- Total Modification
- Singleplayer Gamemode
- Multiplayer Gamemode
Prague, Czech Republic, Thursday 5th December 2013
Bohemia Interactive, creators of the critically acclaimed Arma series and the standalone version of DAYZ, today announce the €500,000 Make Arma Not War content creation contest for Arma 3. With cash prizes ranging from €20,000 to €200,000, spread across four different categories, Bohemia Interactive challenges people to deliver their best work yet - and potentially move onto the radar of hundreds of thousands of Arma 3 players.
Using the game as their platform, people can compete in four different categories: Total Modification, Singleplayer Game Mode, Multiplayer Game Mode, and Addon. The headline prize will be awarded to the winner of the Total Modification category, where the sole victor will be taking home €200,000. In the other categories, prize money is divided between 1st place (€50,000), 2nd place (€30,000), and 3rd place (€20,000). Projects which show a lot of potential might also be offered a contract by Bohemia Interactive, whether they have won the contest or not.
“We’re delighted to be running a contest of such an incredible scope. The Make Arma Not War contest was brought to life to support our dedicated community of content creators, and stimulate the exciting culture of creativity that has formed over the years”, said Ivan Buchta, Creative Director at Bohemia Interactive, and one of the contest organizers. “Of course, with the stakes being this high, we’re expecting people to raise the bar – and we hope Arma 3 players will be there with us, to boost morale, and enjoy the fruits of the contestants’ hard labor.”
In addition to the €500,000 in cash prizes, Bohemia Interactive is also proud to announce a unique collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), who will be handing out the Health Care in Danger Special Award. Given to the entry which covers the topic of ‘health care in danger’ the best, the winner(s) will go on a one-week trip to an ICRC mission in a foreign country, organized by the ICRC.
While the application period is scheduled to open in 2014, people are already welcome to start working on their project. The closing date for submissions is October 28, 2014, after which a jury of Bohemia Interactive representatives and other industry professionals will begin to evaluate the finalists in each category (10 in the Total Modification/Multiplayer Game Mode/Addon categories, 20 in the Singleplayer Game Mode category). The winners will be announced on January 15, 2015. More details, including how people can cast their vote and support their favorite projects, are to be announced at a later date.
“With the launch of the first Arma game in 2001, we’ve laid the foundation for our series’ long-standing history in user-content and modifications. It has led us to enjoy many amazing creations, among which is the popular DAYZ mod”, said Bohemia Interactive’s CEO Marek Spanel. “Support for mod-making has always been a priority, and with Arma 3, our goal is to take it to the next level. The Make Arma Not War contest, as well as Arma 3’s integration of the Steam Workshop, the updated EULAs, and our refreshed Arma 3 tool suite, is all part of this effort. We can’t wait to see what comes from it!”
The rules for the contest, which also includes information on dates, prizes, and categories, can be found on www.makearmanotwar.com. The Make Arma Not War website will be updated regularly, starting with additional instructions on how to apply in the beginning of next year.
Last but not least, to stay up to date with the latest developments, people can sign up for the Make Arma Not War newsletter. Important announcements regarding the contest will also be communicated via the official Arma 3 social channels (Facebook, Twitter).
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Addon Makers for Authors' Rights (AMAR) is a sizeable group of content creators for games developed by Bohemia Interactive with a common interest in informing the community about the do's and don'ts of content usage and sharing
to support mutual understanding and cooperation efforts. For this purpose we have created a website containing Frequently Asked Questions
We hope that you will find this information useful to expand your knowledge and support your fellow community members
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Dean "Rocket" Hall
is showing his DayZ Standalone on the Gamescom 2013. Both VG247
visited him to get a DayZ Standalone gameplay tour.
Also, DayZ no longer has a release date for the Alpha version, you can read a nice interview with Dean
on the polygon.com website
Dean "Rocket" Hall
released a new video as well as some screens on the Official DayZ development blog
of the DayZ standalone
The video shows some multiplayer gameplay footage of the most recent milestone. Dean also gives some more information as to why the Alpha has not already been released.
Track the development of DayZ Standalone through the social channels:
sent us the official release announcement for Take On Mars
which is now available on Steam Early Access.
Prague, Czech Republic, Thursday 1st August 2013
Bohemia Interactive today released its brand new installment in the Take On™ simulation video game series, Take On Mars. Available exclusively on Steam (Early Access) and Store.bistudio.com for 12.99 USD/9.99 EUR/8.99 GBP, Take On Mars provides people with the opportunity to enlist as a Rover Operator and explore real locations on Mars.
As with any space exploration mission, the initial launch of Take On Mars is just the start of the journey. By making the game available as an Early Access title on Steam, Bohemia Interactive hopes to work together with players to create the most dynamic exploration sim game possible. Thus, besides the Space Program campaign and the individual scenarios, the game also comes with a 3D scenario editor, Steam Workshop integration (to be added later) and modding support. Regular updates to the game are to be expected, and players are welcome to report game issues or provide suggestions to the dedicated TKOM Feedback Tracker.
In Take On Mars, you take place in the seat of a Rover Operator, allowing you to control various fully simulated mobile Rovers and stationary landers. With this scientific arsenal at your disposal, you will work your way through the numerous Science Missions in each location, unlocking the secrets of Mars' distant past.
Take On Mars was officially announced at E3 2013, where it won IGN’s Best New PC Game award. For more information on Take On Mars, and the Take On series, please visit http://takeonthegame.com.
informed us Bohemia Interactive
will present playable builds of Arma 3
during the Gamescom 2013
The Gamescom 2013 takes place at 21 - 25 August and will be open for everyone starting at the 22nd.
Prague, Czech Republic
Bohemia Interactive, the award-winning independent Czech development studio, announces today that eager fans can get their hands on two of the most eagerly anticipated in development titles of 2013!
Bohemia Interactive will be in attendance at Gamescom 2013 in Cologne, Germany from the 21st August 2013 through to the 25th August 2013. There will be a publicly accessible booth in Hall 9.1 (booth 32), where eager gamers can have the opportunity to play both Arma 3 and the DayZ Standalone. Entrance to our stand is freely open to everyone over the age of 16.
The Arma 3 build on display will be RC4 which is close to being the release version, significant differences from the E3 build are the first inclusion of Altis, the game’s main island setting which is a gigantic virtual battle-box on an unprecedented scale. There will also be 6 new firing drills, tanks, UAVs/drones, APCs and much more.
The DayZ Standalone version accessible at Gamescom 2013 will be based on our internal development build, showing some of the new features that we’ve been working on since E3 such as a more in depth food and nutrition system and weapon customization.
About Arma 3:
Arma 3, the latest installment of the tactical military simulation game from independent developers Bohemia Interactive, creators of the award-winning mil-sim series Arma.
About DayZ Standalone:
Building on the phenomenal success of the officially supported DayZ mod for Arma 2; which has seen more than 1.7 million worldwide players, the DayZ Standalone currently in development takes all of the basic ingredients which made the mod so popular and explodes the realism and open possibilities in an upcoming standalone title.
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