There are 53 releases tagged with “Mapping Challenge”

All the mods that were created and released as part of a PlanetPhillip.com or RunThinkShootLive.com mapping competition. Some were part of a series, others were individual competitions.

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Mapping Competitions/Challenges started in January 2010.
Approximately 2 or 3 are run every year.
They vary in length from 10 days to, in some cases, 90 days.
The current average length is 19 days - that is 3 complete weekends.
Some competitions have prize money, others some games and sometimes no prizes at all.
In 2014, the name was changed from "Competition" to "Challenge".
This was done to encourage more mappers to enter.
Around 8 Days before a challenge starts an announcement is made on the site and Twitter.
Each challenge has a very specific theme.
The tag Mapping Challenge can be used as a search filter on any of the PLAY archive pages.

You can also view the Mapping Challenge entries via the PLAY archives Table View or their own special page.

TeleportVille

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

This mod features 15 individually created entries to play, each using the idea of teleporting.

They are set in a variety of locations and feature new gameplay ideas.

Get ready to be transported to places you never imagined!

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Total Downloads: 1,11229th October 2017
39 Comments and 11 recommendations, most say "Play It Now!"

Epistle3Ville

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

Epistle3Ville is the third 50-hour mapping challenge.

It contains 10 official entries and one bonus map.

The focus of this theme was to create a map inspired in some way by Marc Laidlaw’s Epistle 3 blog post as well as any Ep3 details.

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Total Downloads: 2,49616th September 2017
41 Comments and 13 recommendations, most say "Play It Later"

BlackMesaDoorVille

Welcome to the very first (hopefully of many!) Black Mesa Mapping Challenge.

This release features 9 maps, each based around the theme of “What’s behind that door?”.

Mappers had to create a map that used a previously locked door from the retail game.

Unlike standard Source mods, this release features a special way to install the maps – don’t worry, it’s not difficult, just different. This is due to the game itself, not something I have changed. There are text and video installation instructions.

GO PLAY IT!

This has been updated to version 1.2 – see below.

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Total Downloads: 1,01729th August 2017
45 Comments and 8 recommendations, most really enjoyed it!

BridgeVille

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

BridgeVille is the third mapping challenge in The Hammer Cup 2017, a series of five mapping challenges spread throughout the whole of 2017, each with a different theme.

The focus of this theme was clever and interesting use of a bridge.

This mod contains 19 official entries and 1 unofficial entry.

Episode Two is required to play this mod.

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Total Downloads: 1,7951st July 2017
53 Comments and 12 recommendations, most say "Play It Now!"

MinimalismVille

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

MinimalismVille is the first 50-hour mapping challenge I have run. It will not be the last!

It contains 21 entries and a bonus map.

The focus of this theme was to use a little as possible. The mapper decided what was “little”.

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Total Downloads: 1,07720th May 2017
37 Comments and 13 recommendations, most really enjoyed it!

ToxicVille

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

ToxicVille is the second mapping challenge in The Hammer Cup 2017, a series of five mapping challenges spread throughout the whole of 2017, each with a different theme.

It contains 18 entries.

The focus of this theme was clever and interesting use of the radioactive toxic goo from Half-Life 2.

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Total Downloads: 2,37815th April 2017
98 Comments and 12 recommendations, most say "Play It Now!"

DefendVilleTwo

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

DefenedVilleTwo is the first mapping challenge in The Hammer Cup 2017, a series of five mapping challenges spread throughout the whole of 2017, each with a different theme.

It contains 11 official entries and 1 unofficial (it was late) entry.

Ranging from short, focused maps to larger multi-defense points maps.

I am sure you will enjoy most of them.

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Total Downloads: 1,80618th February 2017
61 Comments and 12 recommendations, most say "Play It Now!"

Hard!Ville AKA HardVille

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

UPDATE: A late entry was received and has been included in a patch and an updated file. It will not be entered into the voting system.

This Ville contains 6 entries, each with varying degrees of design quality, visuals and polish.

The theme was designed to encourage difficult gameplay and challenging scenarios.

You decide if the entrants achieved this.

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Total Downloads: 1,20015th December 2016
61 Comments and 10 recommendations, 5 say "Play It Later"