Wielding strange new technologies and hungering for revenge, the Soviet Army invades America. Overwhelmed Allied forces, unprepared for the surprise attack, are decimated. Will freedom be crushed under the heels of Communist aggression. Red Alert 2 is another Real Time Strategy from Westwood the makers of the brilliant Command and Conquer series. This is one of the few RTS that really was modded heavily, and not just limited to new maps and or player models.
Icy Encounter map.
The 3rd place in the first Open Map Competition.
Aurora196's map is Icy Encounter, which is non-symetric large 4 players snow map. Resources are very limited and your miners will move to the center to look for ore in the beggining of the game. There are 2 oil derricks in the center and one airfield. There are few garrisonable buildings close to the center and 3 strategic bridges. The large size of the map makes early game rushes harder. When I played against the brutal AI, their miners stopped to gather cash because the closest ore was too far. However, this map is very well made and very well textured. Here's the details:
Map Name: Icy Encounter
Site: Project Perfect Mod and TiberiumSun.com (www.ppmsite.com and www.tiberiumsun.com)
Game: Red Alert 2 (rename the map to .yrm to play YR)
Best Rating On OMCs: 67.5% (OMC 1 - TS) (Note: he got 68% on the TS OMC3)
Best Position On OMCs: 3rd (OMC 1 - TS)
Futurely Featured In:
Original Concept: 16.0%/20%
Eye Candy: 23.0%/30%
Fun Factor: 15.8%/20%
Overall Score: 77.40% (SPOTLIGHTED)
Valid Score: 80.33%
The zip file contains the map and a full information with rates, judge comments, mapper comment and documentation.