For this competition, entrants had to create an area from which the player must escape.
This “Escape” is most probably accomplished through the solving of some puzzle and/or combat.
The area can be a room, a series of rooms or even outside. The concept is that the player must find a way to move outside of the area.
I was hoping for some clever puzzles, hopefully environmental in nature and not some obscure and impossible to solve button pressing sequence.
This mod contains 3 official entries, one extra entry and a bonus map made over a longer time period.
- Title: DiamondDogsVille
- File Name: hl2-ep2-sp-mc-diamonddogsville.7z
- Size : 18.3MB
- Author: Nick Boeckman, Joseph Williams, The_Blazer, Joseph Williams & Jim Partridge
- Date Released: 19 June 2014
You MUST have MapTap installed before using this link. You will need to launch the game through Steam.
You can still use it with MapTap once you have downloaded it.
- Copy the DiamondDogsVille folder into your C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\sourcemods folder.
- Restart or start Steam.
- DiamondDogsVille should now be listed in your Library tab.
If you require more help, please visit the Technical Help page.
The file above comes with 5 grid view icons. To use one, select “Grid View” in Steam (top right corner). Make sure you have saved the image to a location on your computer – you can’t use it from the compressed archive directly. Right click on “DiamondDogsVille” and select “Set Custom Image”. Then browse to where you saved the image and choose it. Then click “Set Image” and that’s it. Installation with MapTap will not automatically set the custom image.
Of course, you can create your own custom image if you prefer.
The entries within are listed as they are in the mod:
Cube Maps by Nick Boeckman AKA dino_yoshi13
Timely Escape by Joseph Williams AKA Dysprogue
Industrial Revolution by The_Blazer
Indyo by Joseph Williams AKA Dysprogue
Bonus: Monoxide by Jim Partridge
If an entrant included a ReadMe file it can be found in the ReadMe folder.
The winner will be decided by a public vote below. The closing date for votes is 29 June 2014. Indyo and Monoxide are not part of the voting.
1st Place: A $10 Steam game.
DiamondDogsville by Christiaan Bakker.
The PlanetPhillip.Com intro video was made by Spartan301
Thanks to Christiaan Bakker for helping to create the VTF materials.
Also, thanks to the authors and The BetaTestersCollective.Com for testing the mod package.
This is a pure puzzle map. You are required to move cubes around predefined slots.
Screenshots: 1 to 5
This requires the player to perform certain actions at specific times. Miss the time and you miss the chance to escape.
Screenshots 6 to 10
A more open and bright area than the previous two entries. There are a few puzzles to solve before you can escape.
Screenshots 11 to 20
This is an extra entry that was added to the mod after Joseph saw my tweet about the lack on entries.
Screenshots 21 to 25
This is the bonus map and was map over a period of about 20 days. It features some amazing areas with plenty of puzzles and combat to keep you guessing.
Screenshots 26 to 35
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All sizes are the same screenshots, just in different resolutions.
WARNING: The screenshots contain spoilers.
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