Blade – Map Labs Atom #1

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

12th September 2023

Only a few years late, here is the first “Atom” run by Map Labs in 2019! The Atoms are typically 24-hour map jams with a specific theme; this theme was “Blade” – interpreted however the authors want!

So here are the 15 entries in Blade!

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.

Basic Details
  • Title: Blade
  • Filename: sdk-2013-sp-mlc-blade.7z
  • Size : 99.8 MB
  • Author: peep, David Driver-Gomm AKA Kralich, Jancias, Aran, Steven Cabbage, Matt71490 AKA Event Horizon, PercyVader, Aleksandr ‘alex_mmc’ Lavrinovitš, Skorly, Jakob // Tea, LordDz, FRAG, Gvarados, StanleyRos, krassell, DeanAmythe, Strontvlieg
  • Date Released: 11 June 2019

Download Options

Download to your HD [99.8 MB]

Manual Installation Instructions
  • Make sure you have the Upcoming branch of the Source SDK Base 2013 Singleplayer installed in Steam and run at least once. (Properties – Betas – select upcoming from the dropdown list).
  • Copy the blade folder into your SourceMods folder.
  • Restart or start Steam.
  • Blade should now be listed in your Library tab.

Reviewing

If you decide to use the Per-Map Opinion Images, feel free to use the file below as a template:

Blade-Review-Template.txt

Entries

Listed as they are displayed in the mod itself:

Knife Testing by peep
Blade Symphony by David Driver-Gomm AKA Kralich
Motion Deflector by Jancias & Aran
Bruh Gnome And Blades by Steven Cabbage
Temple of Blades by Matt71490 AKA Event Horizon
Scythe by PercyVader
Swirling Blades by Aleksandr ‘alex_mmc’ Lavrinovitš & Skorly
Thirstea by Jakob // Tea
Blade of the Combine by LordDz
BathRave by FRAG
Commander Chef by Gvarados
Blade of Alyx by StanleyRos
Blade of Grass by krassell
Freshly Cut by DeanAmythe
Ascension by Strontvlieg

Screenshots

WARNING: The screenshots contain spoilers.
Each map has 5 screenshots. Thanks to ArctixSnowPup for providing the screenshots!

1600 x 900

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Time Taken:
Average: 1 Hours
Shortest: 1 Hours by Hec
Longest: 1 Hours by Hec
Total Time Played: 1 Hours
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2 Comments

  1. Wesp5

    Barely any good map in those, rather kind of waste of time and effort.

  2. Hec
    Play It Later

    Ok, so this is me reviewing map challenges again, after playing the fantastic and recommendable “Snowdrop Escape” and “Swelter” mods…

    And I have to say the best thing about this map-lab-atom 1 had, is that is quick-play, short entries, and a fair enough manageable difficulty to beat all the maps.

    I liked how entries were most of them short but nice, and not all much focused on pure puzzles, a thing that I detest about HL2 maps…

    Overall the 15 total entries gave me a good entertaining time and overall this map-lab felt like the perfect Play it Later.

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