Well, the Maps Labs folks went ahead and created a theme we here at RTSL talked about many, many times – but never dared to do. A theme based only around puzzles. Here is Think Tank, and the theme summary is exactly that – create a map focused on puzzles. As always, if you’re interested… Read More
The latest Map Labs release is another Test Tube – a short challenge that only ran the weekend. The theme was to create an abstract map.
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!
The challenge recieved a solid 14 entries and 2 bonus maps, here they are!
This takes place during the uprising of City 17 and Barney, who is leading the resistance, spreads news all around to remind all citizens that Gordon Freeman has arrived. Playing as a rebel, your squad has suggested that you go ahead and grab any supplies while you’re on your way to the Citadel so you can assist the Freeman.
You find yourself in an environment where Combine forces and Zombies are at each others throat, and you are quickly caught in the crossfire. Try to find a way to escape the area amidst the dangers that lurk around every corner…
The Map Labs team keeps cranking out quality mapping challenges. This time they approached me to ask about a crossover challenge and I suggested a sequel to the namesake contest RunThinkShootLiveVille. That was a fun challenge to run and play, and some memorable maps were entered.
So for this first crossover with Map Labs, the theme was to make a map featuring the sections Run, Think, Shoot, Live – in any order.
The challenge recieved 12 entries and 2 bonus maps, here they are!
Waking up in a mine-turned-rebel base during an attack, you have to reach the surface and rid the base of intruders en route – but even if you make it, your chances of escape are getting slimmer by the minute. So grab a gun and do what you can before the site gets sealed off!
I made this map for TWHL’s “Ascension” Mini Competition.
For Valentine’s Day, the Source Modding Community Discord announced a short mapping challenge. This one was a Test Tube, which means it only ran for a few days instead of the typical 3 weeks.
The theme was to make a map featuring a companion or sidekick character. Bonus challenge for creating the map with a companion as well!
The challenge recieved 7 entries and 1 bonus map, here they are!
This is the latest Source Modding Community Discord mapping challenge to release. The theme this time was Episode One – make a map that pays homage to the underrated Half-Life 2: Episode One.
The challenge recieved 7 entries, here they are!
A town close to yours has been shelled a while ago. The Combine have settled there, with a small base. Such a small base doesn’t seem harmful, but you think something else is going on.
Led by curiosity, you make your way into the town…
This is my first map so any feedback is appreciated.
Many thanks to Strontvlieg, Lyren and Spoops for playtesting.
The Source Modding Community Discord server has started running mapping challenges of their own. So far the challenges have all been single player HL2: Episode 2 maps (actually running on an improved SDK 2013 version), so they’re definitely worth keeping an eye on!
This challenge was a “Test Tube” challenge – a 72-hour weekend challenge with the theme of One Room – the entire map should be set in one room. The challenge received a solid 16 entries, and here they are!