With both ModDB and LambdaGeneration in partnership, the first in a set set of competitions was started in early March. After a month of mapping, judging, and scoring, the results of LambdaBuilds' debut competition, info_comp_start, are now available!
Entrants had four weeks to design a map that covered the four pillars of Half-Life - Run, Think, Shoot, Live. Points were awarded based on the visual fidelity, gameplay mechanics, and adherence to the theming.
We had a total of thirteen eligible entries which were great fun to score and review! The winners are as follows:
1st Place: Unrest Procedure, by shoes1085
Engaged in City 17 during the Uprising, it's down to you to break out of the Combine's containment system through four distinct quadrants of gameplay whilst adapting to many changes to the usual gameplay experience, big and small.
2nd Place: Resevoir, by JS2103
A short combat-focused level designed for the LambdaBuilds info_comp_start competition. Think fast and shoot faster! The level is themed after the latter half of Route Canal and takes place in a Combine controlled water purification plant after a group of Rebels attempted to sabotage the facility. Should take somewhere between 8 and 12 minutes to complete on normal difficulty.
3rd Place: Lambda Marine, by SellFace
A Hotline Miami-inspired map, combining mechanics from the ultra-violence arcade game with the well-known Half-Life gameplay to increase the importance of running, thinking, shooting and living.
Congratulations to the winners! LambdaGeneration will be in touch to distribute your prizes and all winners will receive a role personalised to their placement on both the Discord and Website!
The remaining ten entrants are as follows:
4th Place: Isso afeta o grêmio, by betoneira600L
A tribute to half-life's core gameplay elements. Fight through a rural warehouse district and engage in difficult combat against waves of Combine forces.
5th Place: Abandoned Power Plant, by Gluipertje
Joint 6th Place: Rebel Lab, by SwagGCP; and Showtime, by arbabf
Gordon Freeman must escape a resistance research facility that has been overrun by Combine forces. Strange and experimental technology is the key to your success!
A series of artificial rooms adapted from an old base provide many challenges, both physical and mental, for you to overcome, whilst you are entertaining an audience who decides whether you live or die.
7th Place: Facility, by Agent Braise
8th Place: What Kind Of Hospital Is This?, by Lambda
9th Place: The Arena, by Sasanek
10th Place: ep1_lmd, by ManFr0Marz
11th Place: Fist, by Sebastian Johansson
12th Place: The Test, by The One Epicplayer
Thanks to all who entered and we hope you enjoy playing the competition as much as we enjoyed creating it! Stay tuned on this page for more competitions in the future!