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To celebrate the recent launch of Addon DB and our brand spanking new Digital Store, we figured it was time to run a mapping contest and give away a couple of prizes! The idea is simple. Create a level built around the theme "living on the edge". Creative ideas are encouraged... so think outside

Posted by TKAzA on Feb 5th, 2007

To celebrate the recent launch of Addon DB and our brand spanking new Digital Store, we figured it was time to run a mapping contest and give away a couple of prizes!


The idea is simple. Create a level built around the theme "living on the edge". Creative ideas are encouraged... so think outside the box! The map must be made for HL2 or UT2004. The competition will run for 1 month from the 6th of February until the 6th of March.

All working submissions will be judged by Addon DB staff who will pick the winners. First place receives a game of their choice from our Digital Store. Second place receives a game to the value of $20.00 from our Digital Store. Third place gets their addon pinned as "editors choice" on Addon DB. For full competition details / rules and all that - head over to this forum thread.

Good luck to all participants - it is time to change the game! And for all the modelers and skinners out there, don't fret - we will be opening competitions up for you shortly!

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Grobi
Grobi Feb 6 2007, 10:47am says:

I'll have the map on your desk within the month.

Or die trying.

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TKAzA Author
TKAzA Feb 6 2007, 8:48am says:

you cant compare a generals map with a ut map, can you? it was going to be just hl2 however with differences aside they are botha alike and were both included.
there will be other mapping competitions for other engines

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ImTheDarkcyde
ImTheDarkcyde Feb 6 2007, 8:35am says:

"The map must be made for HL2 or UT2004."

I'm glad this site only encompasses 2 games

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INtense! Staff
INtense! Feb 6 2007, 7:58am says:

We want to run a diff comp each month. I think that is plenty of time.

If it isn't we will make it 6weeks and will run 2 competitions in tandem.

Regards,
Scott

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ambershee
ambershee Feb 6 2007, 6:33am says:

Great to see this going forwards at last, although isn't a month rather short?

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mirrored
mirrored Feb 6 2007, 6:29am says:

"And for all the modelers and skinners out there, don't fret - we will be opening competitions up for you shortly!"
Will there be competition for musicians as well? Maybe give people a map, level or something and the idea is to make atmospheric music for that? Just an idea. :)

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Lucífer
Lucífer Feb 6 2007, 6:25am says:

Wait forget my post, I just read the whole thing now, Dam I wish I knew how to make maps for UT2004 or HL2 :(

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Lucífer
Lucífer Feb 6 2007, 6:19am says:

I can only do C&C Generals and Dungeon Keeper maps :( I have no chance :'(

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DamathaStudios
DamathaStudios Feb 6 2007, 4:09am says:

I'll wait for the modeling challenge too...

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M_Master21
M_Master21 Feb 6 2007, 7:36pm says:

I'm not trying, but I have a friend who should know. I'm thinking an open map WITHOUT sniper and precision weapons, just medium and close range kind of weaponry...maybe if it's free-for-all we could put a sniper rifle in some big pronounced tower...I dunno. This is gonna be good, though. I wonder how many entrants this'll get...

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DemonSummoner
DemonSummoner Feb 5 2007, 10:32pm says:

nice sounds pretty cool LETS GET TO IT!!!

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ArChNeMiSiS
ArChNeMiSiS Feb 5 2007, 10:53pm says:

I'm in. Gonna win me something XD .

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dbecker
dbecker Feb 5 2007, 10:58pm says:

Do the first and second also get editors choice recognition? :-) Sounds cool, I fully support this idea, and may even try to join in :-)

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INtense! Staff
INtense! Feb 5 2007, 11:02pm says:

Well by winning they have already been recognised by the "editors" as totally kick ***

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TheHappyFriar
TheHappyFriar Feb 5 2007, 11:11pm says:

HL2 & UT.... :p

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TKAzA Author
TKAzA Feb 5 2007, 11:29pm says:

...had to or there would be a mutiny on the high mapping seas

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wolve
wolve Feb 6 2007, 12:11am says:

my mapping sucks :(

think ill wait for the modeling one :)

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Furrisch
Furrisch Feb 6 2007, 11:37am says:

does it need to be playable or just for show?

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nameme99
nameme99 Feb 6 2007, 12:04pm says:

why don't they host it for OTHER games ASWELL?
geeez....

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marnamai
marnamai Feb 6 2007, 12:13pm says:

Are HL2 mappers allowed to use CSS and DOD content in their maps? Or is it strictly default HL2 content with exeption of own custom materials?

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Karuto
Karuto Feb 6 2007, 12:13pm says:

Because you can't compare the playing style of C&C Generals with Half-Life 2. They're both made for entirely different audiences and entirely different layouts.

Perhaps next time, we will have a mapping competition for two RTS games. But for now, this is the best way to handle things, especially when both games encompass a rather large chunk of the modding community.

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ambershee
ambershee Feb 6 2007, 12:14pm says:
Quote:does it need to be playable or just for show?

Click on the image and read the rules.

Quote:why don't they host it for OTHER games ASWELL?
geeez...

Because the judges need to be able to judge it, thus they need to be able to play it. If some random obscure games were allowed to enter, that would require the judges to all have all of those games.

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jacksonj04 Staff
jacksonj04 Feb 6 2007, 2:22pm says:

The reason we don't open it up to everything is because games handle things differently. If we said "Design a paradise island map" but didn't limit it to some games, Far Cry would walk away with it.

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VivaLaInsomnia
VivaLaInsomnia Feb 6 2007, 3:53pm says:

I might take a shot at this.

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Jyffeh
Jyffeh Feb 6 2007, 6:02pm says:

On the edge... Hmmmmm Where could I go with that. Knives?

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EmotionalRobot
EmotionalRobot Feb 6 2007, 7:42pm says:

Cool Count me in...sounds like fun.

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Pxtl
Pxtl Feb 6 2007, 8:00pm says:

Q2DM1 for The Sims.

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TheHappyFriar
TheHappyFriar Feb 7 2007, 2:01am says:

so there's a change we'll have a "Make a map that makes us VOMIT!" contest for Prey? :)

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Ancientpanda
Ancientpanda Feb 7 2007, 8:35pm says:

"The map must be made in any official game for the engine, this includes, official expansion packs."
as long as it's hl2 or ut2k4 themed? :D

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TKAzA Author
TKAzA Feb 7 2007, 9:16pm says:

No sorry, official game meaning HL2 and packs and UT2K4 and patches

UT and HL2 powered games like dark messiah of might and magic or red orchestra are not classed as official packs and can not be submitted.

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Pizzathehut099
Pizzathehut099 Feb 7 2007, 9:37pm says:

Does this map need to be single player too?????

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TKAzA Author
TKAzA Feb 7 2007, 9:44pm says:

Just multi player, any form of MP is acceptable.

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Dr_Spud
Dr_Spud Feb 8 2007, 1:52am says:

Ok, I just want to confirm this... it's not very clear what you call an "official pack."

Can I make a counterstrike source map for this contest?

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TKAzA Author
TKAzA Feb 8 2007, 7:04pm says:

Yes

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methy
methy Feb 8 2007, 7:37pm says:

Where is the WIP thread?

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h4mx0r
h4mx0r Feb 8 2007, 9:32pm says:

I'm not very fast with map making : /

At least not detailed.

Does HL2 mean HL2 single player, or does it apply to HL2DM?

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Dark_Virus_2007
Dark_Virus_2007 Feb 14 2007, 5:56pm says:

Ims no mapper always sucked at it, I too will wait for the modelling comp:D

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Dark_Virus_2007
Dark_Virus_2007 Feb 14 2007, 5:57pm says:

if there's gonna be one soon.....soz for double post :(

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TKAzA Author
TKAzA Feb 15 2007, 12:12am says:

yeop :)

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AfterFlash
AfterFlash Mar 23 2007, 9:56am says:

If this wasn't for Halo or UT, I would have beat all of you by now, my mapping skills for Zero Hour is incomprehensive....:)

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