Archive for May 2022

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 7 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.


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 8 Comments

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.


Total Downloads: 1,9379th May 2022
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