How will the winners be calculated?
For both fund pots we combine the total unique plays and total time spent in the games to come up with a single ranked value. ONLY games which include user generated ‘Creator Challenges’ will be eligible for inclusion. The calculation will be as follows:
- Normalise the total unique plays to the range 0-1, by taking the game with the most unique plays, setting it to 1, and dividing every other individual game’s total unique plays by this maximum value.
- Normalise the total time played to the range 0-1 using the same approach
- Add the two results to make a single score for every game, and rank them from high to low
Top Games: Calculated using an equal combination of total unique plays and total time spent in the games, calculated at the end of the calendar month. We’ll use the figures as at midnight PST on the last day of each month.
Top New Games: At the end of each month, we’ll assess every game whose 30th day from the game’s initial publication falls within that calendar month, and rank it on unique plays and total time spent in that game. The top 15 ranked games will win.
The amounts for each are as follows:
Can anyone win?
Almost! No Unit 2 Games staff or their families, or selected contractors, are eligible. Anyone else whose project hits the criteria will be eligible, as long as they are old enough to play the game in the territory where they live (i.e. 12 or above in North America, 13 or above in PEGI regions, 16 or above in Germany), and their project contains no inappropriate content as per Crayta’s Terms of Service.
When will the winners be announced?
We’ll announce the winners via all our social media channels, Discord and in-game within 7 days from the end of the month. Winners will be notified on logging in to the companion site and prompted to provide their payment details.
When and how will the winners receive their prize money?
Each winner will be required to sign into our companion site using their Stadia login details, and provide us with their PayPal address. We will then arrange for the money to be transferred. The recipient of the money will be the person who is the defined owner of the game within Crayta on the last day of the calendar month when the winners are calculated. If the project was worked on by a team, the game owner is responsible for how the money is shared. Payment will be made with 14 days of receiving PayPal details.
What if you don’t hear from the winners?
We’ll wait to hear back for 30 days, after which time the money will be rolled back into the prize fund pot.
Will I have to pay tax or other charges on any money I win?
As we’re a global product, it’s not possible for us to provide guidance on individual tax obligations – it’s up to each individual to establish their own tax liabilities. Unit 2 Games will also not be liable for any PayPal or other bank charges.
We reserve the right to not allocate a prize to a game. (We’ve included this condition to be able to use if our terms are infringed in some way, e.g. in case someone explicitly rigs the system.)
NOTE: The monthly prize fund is run and funded by Unit 2 Games, and is not connected to Google Stadia in any way.
The prize fund will be governed by English law and entrants to the prize draw submit to the jurisdiction of the English courts.
Note that the terms and prize values for this fund were updated in January 2021. For the original structure, please visit our Medium blog outlining the programme when it launched in July 2020.