Classic of the Month Stream – Deeper Down – May 2022

You voted and it was a total blowout. Jim Partridge’s Deeper Down is the next Classic of the Month!

The stream will be this weekend on Saturday May 21st, about 12pm (noon) Eastern US Time (5pm in the UK, 6pm Central Europe).


As usual, the stream will be on the RunThinkShootLive Twitch Channel, and the recording will later be uploaded to the Classic of the Month playlist on the RTSL YouTube channel.


Check the Time & Date.Com website for your local time. See you there!


15th May 2022 No Comments

EscapeVille – Hammer Cup 2022 Challenge 3 Announcement (w/ Map Labs)

The third and final challenge in the Hammer Cup 2022 kicks off now with another brand new Ville theme!

EscapeVille was also a never-used idea back in the original Hammer Cup days. DiamondDogsVille was kind of along the same line but it’s definitely one of the lesser-known challenges from back in the day. I’m happy to have Map Labs bring back these unused themes for their challenges!

This challenge is a Test Tube, so it only runs for 10 days. Get mapping!

Bonus maps (which can’t win but are judged and scored) are accepted for 4 days after the normal due date. Note that bonus map entries are not eligible for The Hammer Cup prizes!

Theme Details

Simple: the player must escape something, using force, wits, stealth – anything!

Here’s the official announcement (click for full version):

EscapeVille Announcement

And if you’re not already there, join the Map Labs Discord for good discussion & a great mapping community.

Deadline

The deadline for submission is Monday 23rd May 2022. Bonus maps are accepted for another 4 days after that.

Submission Details

Submit maps using the Submission Form.


12th May 2022 1 Comment

CrossoverVille 2 – Map Labs #18

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

CrossoverVille 2, in partnership with Map Labs as usual, is the sequel to 2015’s CrossoverVille. While the original asked mappers to merge Half-Life with another game, CrossoverVille 2 was more wide open, allowing entrants to cross over to any other form of media in their maps.

This is the second challenge of three in the Hammer Cup 2022.

As always, if you’re interested in learning more about Map Labs and maybe even participate in their upcoming challenges, visit the Map Labs Discord.

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Total Downloads: 6599th May 2022
7 Comments and 3 recommendations, most say "Play It Now!"

Half-Life: Field Intensity

for Half-Life

Return to Black Mesa, this time as Corporal Stefan Oldfield – part of a squad arriving by truck. Work with your fellow marines to survive Black Mesa again!

Previously known as Soldier’s Adventures.

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Total Downloads: 44026th April 2022
15 Comments and 7 recommendations, most say "Personal Favourite"

Classic of the Month Stream – Bear Party: Adventure – April 2022

I asked, you voted! The Classic of the Month for April was resoundingly chosen to be Bear Party: Adventure (aka Bisounours Party: Adventure) by Klems, overall winner of the 2017 Hammer Cup!

The stream will be this weekend on Saturday April 16th, about 12pm (noon) Eastern US Time (5pm in the UK, 6pm Central Europe).


As usual, the stream will be on the RunThinkShootLive Twitch Channel, and the recording will later be uploaded to the Classic of the Month playlist on the RTSL YouTube channel.


Check the Time & Date.Com website for your local time. See you there!


14th April 2022 2 Comments

DeceptionVille – Map Labs Test Tube #17

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

Out of the grave comes this never-used Ville theme! Once again I’m glad to partner with Map Labs to bring these new mapping challenges to life.

Here is DeceptionVille, where the mappers were challenged to make a map wherein something isn’t what it first seems.

This is the first challenge of three in the Hammer Cup 2022 – stay tuned to see the standings and the results of the next 2 challenges!

As always, if you’re interested in learning more about Map Labs and maybe even participate in their upcoming challenges, visit the Map Labs Discord.

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Total Downloads: 1,11823rd March 2022
18 Comments and 5 recommendations, most say "Play It Now!"

Classic of the Month Stream – Bootleg Squadrog – March 2022

Right, sorry for missing last month. Things have been too hectic here! But I’m back for March with a new Classic of the Month for you – Bootleg Squadrog by Brendon Chung.

The stream will be this weekend on Saturday March 26th, about 12pm (noon) Eastern US Time (4pm in the UK, 5pm Central Europe). Note that the US is on daylight time already so double check your local time!


As usual, the stream will be on the RunThinkShootLive Twitch Channel, and the recording will later be uploaded to the Classic of the Month playlist on the RTSL YouTube channel.


Check the Time & Date.Com website for your local time. See you there!


23rd March 2022 1 Comment