Official Rules and Conditions
PLEASE READ THESE OFFICIAL RULES CAREFULLY. ENTRY INTO THIS CHALLENGE CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ANY PART OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES, PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THIS CHALLENGE.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
The Unity 2D Challenge (the “Challenge”) is a skills based contest and is designed to see what you can create with the new 2D tools offered by Unity. At Unity we’re constantly improving our in-editor workflow, building upon the current foundation of tools available. We’ve been working on the new 2D tools for a while now and it’s now time to see what all you developers out there can do with it. So boot up your favorite sprite editor, dust off the art tablet and get started, we want to see your creativity and fun gameplay using Unity 2D tools. This Challenge will be run in accordance to these Official Rules (“Rules”).
The Challenge is organized and sponsored by Unity Technologies ApS, a Danish corporation with offices at Løvstræde 5, DK-1150 Copenhagen K, Denmark (“Sponsor” or “Unity”).
“Unity Admins” are any companies or organizations authorized by Unity to aid it with the administration or execution of this Challenge including but not limited to Unity Affiliates and National Sweepstakes Company, LLC. “Unity Affiliate” means an entity that directly or indirectly controls, is controlled by or is under common control with Unity Technologies ApS.
4. Challenge Start and End Dates
The Challenge begins at 19:00 Pacific Time, Tuesday October 23, 2018 (the “Start Date”) and ends at 23:59 Pacific Time, Monday December 17, 2018 (the “Deadline”).
5. Am I Eligible to Enter the Challenge?
You are eligible to enter this Challenge if you meet all of the following requirements as of the time and date of entry:
You are an individual;
You are 18 years of age or older but in no event less than the age of majority in your place of residence;
You have Internet Access, an Email Account, and access to a personal computer;
You are NOT a resident of Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, or Syria, due to U.S. Export regulations;
You are NOT a resident of Quebec, Canada; Brazil; or Italy;
You have NOT won a prize from Unity or Unity Affiliates within the last 12 months;
You are NOT an employee of Unity or Unity Admins; and
You are NOT a family member or household member of any employee of Unity or Unity Admins.
Please Note: it is entirely your responsibility to review and understand your employer’s policies about your eligibility to participate in this Challenge. If you participate in violation of your employer’s policies, you and your Entry may be disqualified from the Challenge. Unity disclaims any and all liability or responsibility with respect to disputes arising between an employer and such employer’s employee in relation to this matter.
6. How do I Enter the Challenge?
To enter the Challenge, complete the steps below. You may enter the Challenge as an individual or as a member of a Team. Individuals eligible to participate in the Challenge together as a “Team”, which may include at least one (1), but not more than a maximum of four (4) individuals per Team. Each Team is limited to one (1) Entry. The first Team Member to submit an Entry shall be the “Team Lead”.
When submitting your Entry, be sure to (a) fill in and/or upload all required elements of the Entry; (b) tag any content uploaded with #Unity2DChallenge ; and (c) identify each Team member (if any) associated with the Entry. [Typographical error removed 8 November 2018].
Each Team consisting of more than one individual is solely responsible for its own collaboration with respect to this Challenge and in NO EVENT will Unity or any Unity Admins be involved in any dispute between members of a Team with respect to such members participation or involvement with this Challenge.
Unity is not responsible for an Entry or part of an Entry that it does not receive for any reason, or for Entries that it receives but are inaccessible or illegible for any reason and such Entries may be disqualifies at Unity’s sole discretion.
7. How to Create an Entry
To create an “Entry”, each Team must submit a game demo Connect Project featuring the use of at least one Unity 2D tool. Each Entry must include the following
Project Description with an explanation of how the 2D Animation, 2D IK, 2D Cinemachine, 2D Tilemaps (square, hexagons or isometric), 2D SpriteShape, 2D Pixel Perfect or Vector Graphics were used in your scene;
One (1) completed game environment;
One (1) ‘making of’ Unity Connect Submission with a callout sheet that includes:
One (1) embedded final scene video shown at a minimum of 1080p resolution uploaded to a public video platform;
an overview of your entire creation process including introduction to your team, scene conceptualization, production process, and post-production; and
work-in-progress screenshots highlighting all custom created assets as well as any assets from the Asset Store.
be made using Unity 2018.1, Unity 2018.2, or Unity 2018.3 (beta) and highlights use of one of the following tools: 2D Animation, 2D IK, 2D Cinemachine, 2D Tilemaps (square, hexagons or isometric), 2D SpriteShape, 2D Pixel Perfect, or Vector Graphics. Assets from Asset store are allowed but not required but use must comply with these Rules;
be in a single language, ideally English or Japanese (in the case of non-English/Japanese submissions, Entry should focus on visual, non-verbal elements);
be your Team’s own original work;
not have been submitted previously in any promotion of any kind;
not contain material or content that:
is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, offensive, sexually explicit, pornographic, hateful, tortious, defamatory, or slanderous or libelous;
promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual
promotes discrimination based on race, gender, ethnicity, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age;
promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, or tobacco;
violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to rights of privacy, publicity, or their intellectual property rights;
is inconsistent with the message, brand, or image of Unity, is unlawful; or
is in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations of any jurisdiction in which the Entry is created.
If you or the Entry is found to be ineligible for any reason, including but not limited to noncompliance with Sections 5 through 8 of these Rules, Unity and Unity Affiliates reserve the right to disqualify the Entry, Your Team, and/or you from this Challenge and any other contest or promotional activity sponsored or administered in any way by Unity or Unity Affiliates.
10. How may the Entry potentially be used?
The Entry may be used in a few different ways. Unity does not claim to own the Entry, however, by submitting an Entry you:
hereby grant to Unity and Unity Affiliates a non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free, world-wide right and license to (i) review and analyze your Entry in relation to this Challenge; and (ii) use your Entry or parts of your Entry in any media for any non-commercial or commercial purpose connection with the marketing, sale, or promotion of Unity, Unity Affiliates and their respective products and services;
agree that you will execute any necessary paperwork for Unity and Unity Affiliates to use the rights and licenses granted hereunder;
acknowledge and agree that you will not be compensated and may not be credited (at Unity’s sole discretion) for the use of your Entry as described in these Rules;
acknowledge that the we may have developed or commissioned materials similar to your Entry and you waive any claims resulting from any similarities to your Entry;
understand that your Entry may be posted on a public website or social media channel and that Unity is not responsible for any unauthorized use of your Entry by visitors to such site; and
understand and acknowledge that, subject to provision of Prizes, Unity is not obligated to use your Entry in any way, even if your Entry is selected as a winning Entry.
In the unlikely event of a tie, the Entry who received the most likes will be deemed the applicable winner. If the score therein is tied, the winning Entry will be determined by the judges in their sole discretion.
Potential winners will be contacted within thirty (30) days of the completion of judging via the email associated with the Unity Connect profile of the Team Lead. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, does not respond as directed, refuses the prize, or is found to be ineligible for any reason, such prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. Only one alternate winner will be selected per each prize package, after which prizes will remain unawarded.
To the extent that there is any dispute as to the identity of the potential winner, the official account holder of the email address associated with the Unity Connect account through which the Entry was first submitted will be deemed the official potential winner by Unity.
ODDS OF WINNING A PRIZE ARE SUBJECT TO THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ELIGIBLE ENTRIES RECEIVED AND HOW THE ENTRY SCORES IN ACCORDANCE TO THE JUDGING CRITERIA.
Subject to eligibility confirmation, an Entry may receive one of the following designated prizes based on the scoring criteria outlined in these Rules
The Special Mention Prize may be awarded stand-alone or added to a 1st, 2nd or 3rd place Prize, as determined by Unity. In addition to the cash prizes, all winners will receive a complementary Unite 2019 ticket (for Unity Europe, Asia or America)
All prizes are non-transferable, and no substitutions of the prizes for cash, alternate goods or services, or any other prize is permitted. Notwithstanding the foregoing sentence, Unity reserves the right to provide a substitute prize of approximately equal value for any reason. PRIZES ARE AWARDED “AS-IS” WITH NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.
All federal, state, and local or any other applicable taxes, license, title, and/or registration fees or other costs, associated with the prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. Unity, Unity Admins, and each of their respective directors, officers, employees, agents and assigns, will not be responsible for any such taxes, fees, and costs.
Any prize details not specified in these Rules will be determined solely by Unity.
14. When will prizes be awarded?
The prizes will be awarded within a commercially reasonable time frame. All members of a potentially winning Team may be required to complete and sign additional documentation, such as a non-disclosures, representations and warranties, liability and publicity releases (unless prohibited by applicable law), and tax documents, or other similar documentation in order to claim the prize. For Teams in excess of one member, the prize will be awarded to the Team Lead. Unity will in no way be involved in any dispute with respect to receipt of a prize by any other members of a Team. Only prizes claimed in accordance to these Rules will be awarded.
A list of all winners of this Challenge will be posted on the Connect website and may be announced at Unity’s discretion via Unity’s or Unity Affiliates’ Twitter, Facebook, Blog, or Website, or in person verbally at an Unity or Unity Affiliate sponsored or hosted event.
16. Your Personal Data and Privacy
Unity may use the personal data you provide via your participation in this Challenge:
17. Additional Terms and Conditions
If Unity determines, in its sole discretion, that any portion of this Challenge is compromised by virus, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, or any other causes beyond its control, that in the sole opinion of Unity corrupts, or impairs the administration, security, fairness or proper participation in/of the Challenge, Unity reserves the right to (a) cancel the Challenge; (b) pause the Challenge until such time the aforementioned issues may be resolved; or (c) consider only those Entries submitted prior to the when the Challenge was so compromised for the prizes.
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, you agree that Unity, Unity Affiliates, and Unity Admins, and each of their directors, officers, employees, agents and assigns, will not be liable for personal injuries, death, damages, expenses or costs or losses of any kind resulting from participation or inability to participate in this Challenge or acceptance of or use or inability to use a prize or parts thereof including, without limitation, claims, suits, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light (whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory.
Your use of any other products and services required by these Rules, whether required by these Rules or not, are subject to the terms and conditions associated with such products or services.
In the event any clause or provision of these Rules prove unenforceable, void or incomplete, the validity of the other conditions will remain unaffected.
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