Map Labs is an ongoing anthology of mapping competitions, primarily centered around Valve's games!

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Map Labs #18 - CrossoverVille 2

Map Labs #18 - CrossoverVille 2

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For this competition, we asked entrants to create a map which crosses over with something else.

Test Tube #17 - DeceptionVille

Test Tube #17 - DeceptionVille

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For this competition, we asked entrants to create maps which "deceive" the player or subvert their expectations in some way.

Map Labs #17 - The Layout

Map Labs #17 - The Layout

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For this competition, we asked entrants to create playable singleplayer maps based on layouts from famous maps in Valve's multiplayer games.

Test Tube #16 - Half-Life: Eternal

Test Tube #16 - Half-Life: Eternal

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For this competition, we asked entrants to make maps inspired by the Doom series.

Map Labs #16 - Halloween Horror 4: Nightmare on Reboot Street!

Map Labs #16 - Halloween Horror 4: Nightmare on Reboot Street!

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For this competition, we asked mappers to make spooky maps!

Test Tube #15 - The Wrap-Up Two!

Test Tube #15 - The Wrap-Up Two!

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Also includes Test Tube #14 - A Place in the West! The Wrap-Up Two! is just like the first one! We asked mappers to finish old maps or make maps based...

Map Labs #15 - LVL2

Map Labs #15 - LVL2

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For this competition, we asked mappers to make a sequel to one of their previous entries!

Test Tube #13 - TUNE TWO: Crossfade

Test Tube #13 - TUNE TWO: Crossfade

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Groovy! TUNE returns in this new competition, where we asked mappers to make a map based on not one, but TWO songs!

Atom Week

Atom Week

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For Atom Week, we held 5 competitions in a row, each day having a different theme and lasting 24 or 48 hours. These 5 Atoms add up for a total of 59...

Test Tube #12 - Crossfire

Test Tube #12 - Crossfire

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For this Test Tube, we tasked mappers with creating a full mission utilizing the layout of the iconic Half-Life Deathmatch map, Crossfire. Guest-judged...

Map Labs #12 - Abridged: All-Stars

Map Labs #12 - Abridged: All-Stars

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For Abridged: All-Stars, we asked mappers to abridge their favourite Half-Life mods!

Atom #5 - Freeze

Atom #5 - Freeze

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For Freeze, we asked mappers to make winter-themed maps!

Test Tube #11 - Halloween Horror 3: Bone Room

Test Tube #11 - Halloween Horror 3: Bone Room

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For this Test Tube, we asked mappers to make spooky maps set in one room! BOO!

Test Tube #10 - The Wrap-Up!

Test Tube #10 - The Wrap-Up!

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For The Wrap-Up!, we asked creators go back and finish old maps, make new maps based on themes they missed, or just remake/remaster a map from their Map...

Map Labs #10 - FusionVille 2

Map Labs #10 - FusionVille 2

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A mapping competition asking creators to fuse themes from Map Labs and RTSL past.

Atom #4 - TUNE

Atom #4 - TUNE

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A mapping challenge where entrants were to base their maps on a song.

Test Tube #9 - Two Rooms

Test Tube #9 - Two Rooms

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A Mapping competition in which the maps have to take place in two different rooms. Narratively or literally.

Map Labs #9 - Back on Track

Map Labs #9 - Back on Track

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A competition featuring maps with backtracking as the central idea.

Test Tube #8 - Eye Candy

Test Tube #8 - Eye Candy

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A shorter mapping challenge featuring some very pretty maps! Note: Candy not included.

Map Labs #8 - Companion Piece 2: Companion Harder

Map Labs #8 - Companion Piece 2: Companion Harder

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A sequel to one of our most beloved competitions. Now with slightly less pink! Content warning: The map "Don't talk about it" contains content dealing...

Test Tube #7 - CromulentVille 2

Test Tube #7 - CromulentVille 2

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In our second partnership with RTSL, we asked mappers to create weird and strange maps in the sequel to a fan-favorite theme.

Map Labs #7 - The Grid

Map Labs #7 - The Grid

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Our most complex competition yet! We provided mappers with a 5x5 grid that dictated their map's design.

Atom #3 - Gnome

Atom #3 - Gnome

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A mapping challenge where entrants were to feature a gnome somehow in their entry.

Test Tube #6 - Smoke on the Water

Test Tube #6 - Smoke on the Water

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A mapping challenge where entrants were to make maps that included water and fire in some way.

Map Labs #6 - Halloween Horror 2: The Darkness

Map Labs #6 - Halloween Horror 2: The Darkness

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A mapping challenge where entrants were to make scary maps that utilized the darkness in some form.

Test Tube #5 - Blockout

Test Tube #5 - Blockout

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Mapping challenge were entrants were to make dev texture maps.

Atom #2 - ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

Atom #2 - ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

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In this mapping challenge entrants were to base their map off one letter of the alphabet in some way or another.

Map Labs #5 - Half-Life: Abridged

Map Labs #5 - Half-Life: Abridged

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Is the Half-Life series too long to replay? We've got you covered.

Test Tube #4 - 1,000,000,000 Units

Test Tube #4 - 1,000,000,000 Units

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Mapping challenge were entrants were to make maps that were 1 billion units or less.

Atom #1 - Blade

Atom #1 - Blade

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24 Hour mapping challenge where entrants were to make a map based on the word "Blade".