Rock the Cabinet Contest

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Rock the Cabinet Contest by Blizzard Arcade

For those of you that have been around long enough, you'll know the last Blizzard contest was the previous BlizzCon mapping contest. With the recent changes, Blizzard has decided to throw a nice "welcome" contest to the brand new Arcade with some pretty big cash prizes, as well as a little extra swag. This is what we've all been waiting for, Mapsters! :).



We’re looking forward to the variety of games that will be made! Here are the requirements that each submission must follow to be considered a valid entry:

  • The game must be in English.
    • Barring any legal restrictions from your home country and state, anyone is able to participate in this contest, but there must be an English version of the game.
  • The game should support at least one, but no more than six players.
    • You can make a single player RPG or a battle-arena game, but we don’t want the lobby size to be too big. Six is a good maximum for us.
  • Your game files will need to be uploaded as part of the submission.
  • The game must be published to the North American Region of StarCraft II using the map editor.
  • The game’s info page in the StarCraft II Arcade must have a description, at least one screenshot, and the ‘How to Play’ section must be filled out.
  • A forum thread must be created on our Arcade Game Showcase Forum with the following requirements:
    • The title of the thread should read “Rock the Cabinet: [GAMENAME]”
      • Example: Rock the Cabinet: StarJeweled
  • A link to your game should be provided.
  • A description of your game should be included in the first post in the thread.



First Place

  • $7,000
  • Developer Jam Session
    • The first place winner will participate in a video conference with select members of the StarCraft II development for an intimate chat about all things game development.
  • Tickets to the next BlizzCon
  • Localization
    • Winners will have their game text localized in Chinese, Taiwanese, Korean, Russian, and Spanish.

Second Place

  • $5,000
  • Tickets to the next BlizzCon
  • Localization
    • Winners will ha==== ve their game text localized in Chinese, Taiwanese, Korean, Russian, and Spanish.

Third Place

  • $3,000
  • Tickets to the next BlizzCon
  • Localization
    • Winners will have their game text localized in Chinese, Taiwanese, Korean, Russian, and Spanish.

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  • Avatar of FunkyUserName FunkyUserName Feb 22, 2014 at 09:02 UTC - 0 likes

    it would be great if all maps which participate on the blizz forum would be linked here too, maybe even with the sc2mapster project link :d

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  • Avatar of VindicatorDX VindicatorDX Feb 10, 2014 at 07:14 UTC - 0 likes

    It's at the bottom of the contest's announcement post (that the title of this news on mapster links to.)

    Current Project: Carbot's StarCrafts Mod (2014+)

    Previous Work: StarCraft 2 Hotkey Trainer (2010) | Mineralz Evolution (2011+) | Dungeon Legacy (2013+) | Phoenix TLMC 4 Entry (2014) Assisted: City of Tempest (2012) | BarCraft (2013) | Poker Defense (2013) | Gridfall (2014) | Battlegrounds (2015)

  • Avatar of PinkyBlue PinkyBlue Feb 07, 2014 at 09:37 UTC - 0 likes

    @VindicatorDX: Go

    Hey. Can you put here a lint to these rules? I just can't find it anywhere :9

    [email protected] PinkyBlue.928 (EU)

  • Avatar of Fen1kz Fen1kz Feb 06, 2014 at 04:36 UTC - 0 likes

    Yay, posted my map Hungry Hungry Arena at this thread, wish me good luck :3

  • Avatar of Cloud_Wolf Cloud_Wolf Feb 03, 2014 at 13:02 UTC - 0 likes

    @DarcZaFire: Go

    Axis of Chaos is a great map tbh, think you would stand a very good chance with this :)

  • Avatar of VindicatorDX VindicatorDX Feb 01, 2014 at 11:26 UTC - 0 likes

    Make sure you guys read the official rules. Residents of 3 states in America, some areas in Canada, and various countries can NOT take part in this Contest.

    There's a lot of other information in the rules too, so if you are interested in taking part in this, make sure you read all of it first so you don't get surprised later and find out you made this a priority for nothing.

  • Avatar of DarcZaFire DarcZaFire Feb 01, 2014 at 06:09 UTC - 0 likes

    @Bounty_98: Go

    Well said haha!

    I think ill update the How to Play Screenshots and submit Axis of Chaos... Currently playable in NA

    Check it out and message me here. help me win!

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  • Avatar of Bounty_98 Bounty_98 Feb 01, 2014 at 06:01 UTC - 1 like

    I was originally going return and create a few crowd funded projects (Hopefully).

    After seeing this, I think it is quite obvious that if you cannot win this, there is no point to crowd sourcing. So the best way I can put it is... "This is my chance!" :)

    Good luck everyone! <3

    Last edited Feb 01, 2014 by Bounty_98

    Author of Doodad Hunt, Photon Discs, Haunted Forest, Tessera, Doodad Hunt 2 and more!



Date created
Feb 01, 2014
Last updated
Feb 07, 2014