Blizzard Arcade "Rock the Cabinet" Contest

We at Blizzard love to encourage and inspire our talented community to create fresh, fun, and amazing game content using our engines and tools. StarCraft II is no exception, and we’re constantly blown away by the quality of games that players like you create on a daily basis.

Now that the Arcade is free, we want to give game developers everywhere a chance to shine. We’re sending out the call: wow us with the most awesome Arcade games ever made using the StarCraft II Map Editor, and we’ll award the winning entries over fifteen thousand dollars and other amazing perks. If you’ve always wanted to create your own game, this contest is for you!

Your game submission should meet the following requirements:
  • The game must be in English.
  • The game should support at least one but no more than six players.
  • 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 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.
      • Example: StarJeweled: starcraft://map/1/85968
    • A description of your game should be included.

The reason you need to create a forum thread is because you will want to put your best foot forward when you talk directly to other players about your game; after all, they will help us choose the winners. That’s right: we will ask our community to pick the finalists. From this pool, we’ll pick the first, second, and third place. So it is to your benefit to keep your fans in the loop.

1/30/2014 - 5/31/2014

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 have 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.