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Halloween Horror V: THE UNKNOWN – Map Labs Presents

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

Halloween Horror is back! This time, the Map Labs crew asked authors to channel fear of THE UNKNOWN and come up with a suspenseful map for the season.

Here are the 8 spooky maps received, enjoy!

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: 69021st November 2023
7 Comments and 4 recommendations, most say "Play It Now!"

A Place in the West + The Wrap-Up Two! – Map Labs Test Tubes #14+15

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

This release combines two Map Labs Test Tubes (short challenges). Unfortunately, one of them only received one entry so it was combined with the larger Test Tube.

A Place in the West, as the title suggests, simply asked authors to build a map based on the popular comic Half-Life: A Place in the West, which depicts life in America under the Combine.

The Wrap-Up Two! – much in the vein of The Wrap-Up! – allowed mappers to choose any previous Map Labs theme and enter. Finish an abandoned project, remaster a previous map, or make a brand new map; all were acceptable as long as the map fit one of the Map Labs themes. Nine maps were submitted.

Enjoy this double feature!

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: 29015th November 2023
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Half-Life: The World Machine

for Half-Life

You are Flynn Weißhaupt, a computer engineer of Black Mesa who worked on the Gibson, a powerful supercomputer. Now with the Resonance Cascade, it is your mission to retrieve the data of the Gibson and destroy it. Because The Gibson is too powerful to fall into the hands of alien forces or the military.

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Total Downloads: 52011th November 2023
11 Comments and 6 recommendations, most say "Play It Later"

Tune Two: Crossfade – Map Labs Test Tube #13

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

As a follow-up to the successful Tune (a 24-hour Atom), the Map Labs folks expanded the challenge for this Test Tube. Plus – as the title confirms – there’s a twist: entries must be based on TWO songs!

Here are the 9 maps entered, including 4 bonus maps.

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: 2458th November 2023
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The Wrap-Up! – Map Labs Test Tube #10

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

This unique challenge allowed mappers to tidy up an unreleased or unfinished map – or make a totally new one – for any of Map Labs’s previous themes [even at the time, that was a whopping 23 themes to pick from!]. But being a Test Tube, time was really limited – this challenge only ran for 10 days.

Here are the wrapped-up and entered maps – enjoy the solid 19 maps in The Wrap-Up!

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: 3761st November 2023
2 Comments

Freeze – Map Labs Atom #5

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

This special winter edition Map Labs Atom was run as a 3-day jam instead of the usual 24 hours. The theme? Easy, make a cold map.

This time there are 19 ice cold maps for you to play!

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: 44125th October 2023
1 Comment

Gnome – Map Labs Atom #3

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

The third Map Labs “Atom” (24-hour map jam) simply asked authors to create a map featuring everyone’s favorite gnome. That’s it!

Here are the 11 maps entered!

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: 21127th September 2023
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