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Half-Life: Abridged – Map Labs #5

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

This clever Map Labs challenge was a partnership with the great folks at Lambda Generation. Here was the challenge:

Imagine this: Your friend is too lazy to play Half-Life. They tell you that they’d rather experience the games in an abridged form of some kind. A little annoyed, you walk back to your desk and start creating just that.

Take a chapter from any Half-Life game, and make it WAY smaller. That’s the challenge! Half-Life: Abridged.

The challenge recieved a whopping 22 entries and 3 bonus maps! Here they are, enjoy!

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Total Downloads: 3,52717th August 2019
12 Comments and 7 recommendations, most say "Personal Favourite"

Think Tank – Map Labs #4

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

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

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Total Downloads: 1,08115th June 2019
14 Comments and 6 recommendations, most really enjoyed it!

Abstraction – Map Labs Test Tube #3

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

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!

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Total Downloads: 9764th May 2019
8 Comments and 3 recommendations, 1 say "Play It Later"

Supplier

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

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.

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Total Downloads: 1,17727th April 2019
13 Comments and 12 recommendations, 6 say "Play It Now!"

A2B Trajectory

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

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…

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Total Downloads: 1,61525th April 2019
15 Comments and 13 recommendations, most say "Play It Now!"

RunThinkShootLiveVille 2 – Map Labs #3

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

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!

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Total Downloads: 3,96814th April 2019
41 Comments and 9 recommendations, most really enjoyed it!

E-Lab-orate

for Half-Life

This old lab complex was already tricky to navigate. Now, with the facility on lock down and rapidly descending into chaos, the most direct routes are blocked and you will have to find alternate ways to reach the surface.

E-Lab-orate was created for TWHL’s 20th Anniversary Competition.

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Total Downloads: 1,15918th March 2019
14 Comments and 10 recommendations, most say "Play It Later"

Half-Life: Anti-Climax

for Half-Life

Half-Life: Anti-Climax is my take on the “battle you have no chance of winning” the G-Man offers you once you decline his job offer at the end of the Half-Life campaign. Is there truely no chance to win or can you lead Gordon to victory and freedom?

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Total Downloads: 2,13616th March 2019
29 Comments and 16 recommendations, most really enjoyed it!

Companion Piece – Map Labs Test Tube #2

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

For Valentine’s Day, Map Labs 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!

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Total Downloads: 1,23127th February 2019
19 Comments and 4 recommendations with no significant bias