We're totally covering these awards! Bohemia Interactive, makers of Arma and Arma II, are once again running an awards competition for mods and other user-made content created by their community. I feel that this kind of acknowledgment of a community's support for a game is crucial, especially since it's unique to the PC as a platform, and absolutely vital to the ongoing life of these kinds of games. Needless to say, Bohemia's CEO Marek Spanel agrees. He says: “We have always believed in the power of a strong community and the benefits which both sides receive from such a strong relationship. I respect each and every fan that spends hours and hours doing the precise and patient work on new ingame models, missions or even complex modifications such as completely new environments or campaigns. We would like to express our thanks to all these guys and we believe that an annual Community Awards is the best way to celebrate this exhaustive work and show the fruits of such labor, beyond the walls of our own community forums.” All the details on the awards, and how to vote, are below.
There's a new category this time, too, for the user-made movie.
The Bohemia Interactive Community Awards 2009 contest consists of three phases:
- Nominations: starting today till December 31st 2009 12:00PM CET
- Final voting: January 1st 2010 12:00PM CET - January 31st 2010 12:00PM CET
- Winners announcement: first two weeks in February 2010;
The following categories are included:
- Best ARMA/ARMA 2 Mod / Addon
- Best ARMA/ARMA 2 Mission
- Best ARMA/ARMA 2 User Created Movie
- Best ARMA/ARMA 2 Website
- Best ARMA/ARMA 2 Member
You can vote for stuff here. And if you're an Arma or Arma II player, please link your favourite stuff in our comments so that other players can get to it.