Right, so I suspect you are A: pretty excited and B: a little confused by the title. Hopefully, after you have finished reading this post you will still be excited but not confused.
I will explain as much as I can, but please bear in mind, that some things will remain secret for various reasons.
Essentially, near the end of this year or the beginning of next year, we will be releasing a compilation of the best maps entered for the mapping challenges over the last few years.
Let me address the use of the word “Game”, it seems that currently the release will be a game in the sense that it will not require the purchase or installation of ANY other Half-Life game.
We have a working release on Steam as I type but it’s not visible to the public. This is the main reason we haven’t publicly released the code for the RTSL Mod Development Kit (MDK) – we are not sure what is the best way to do it, based on our concerns regarding the NDA I signed with Valve.
As I have said above, it will contain a compilation of the best maps entered in mapping challenge BUT I have yet to choose which maps should be included and contact the respective authors and request permission.
The game will be free. This is not an attempt to make money. However, there are some ideas on the table that are being considered and the authors of the maps will be given the details at the time and then they can decide if they want their maps included.
The reason for this post is for ask readers to suggest maps to include.
Obviously, I which know maps I want to include but I would like to feel that we choose as a community.
Authors will be contacted and asked if they would like their map included and also given the opportunity to update it. I also want to conduct audio interviews with each map author and have that included as the dev commentary of each map.
I am hoping that this may be a regular release and the possibility of having their map on Steam will be additional motiviation for entering future challenges.
If you have any questions about the project, please let me know, via directly if you want a private reply or via the comments. I may not be able to answer all your questions but I will try.
At this point in time I am open to all map suggestions but I may restrict it to the last few years of mapping challenges.