There are 56 releases tagged with “Mapping Challenge”

All the mods that were created and released as part of a PlanetPhillip.com or RunThinkShootLive.com mapping competition. Some were part of a series, others were individual competitions.

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Mapping Competitions/Challenges started in January 2010.
Approximately 2 or 3 are run every year.
They vary in length from 10 days to, in some cases, 90 days.
The current average length is 19 days - that is 3 complete weekends.
Some competitions have prize money, others some games and sometimes no prizes at all.
In 2014, the name was changed from "Competition" to "Challenge".
This was done to encourage more mappers to enter.
Around 8 Days before a challenge starts an announcement is made on the site and Twitter.
Each challenge has a very specific theme.
The tag Mapping Challenge can be used as a search filter on any of the PLAY archive pages.

You can also view the Mapping Challenge entries via the PLAY archives Table View or their own special page.

The 1 Billion Units EMC

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

For this Experimental Mapping Challenge, entrants had to make a map no larger than 1,000,000,000 Hammer Units. In the real world, that would be a cube about 20 metres long, wide and high.

The actual proportions of the map were left to the mappers. The limit was the cubic capacity.

This limitation forces mappers to think about how well they use the space.

The mod contains 13 official entries and 3 bonus entries.

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Total Downloads: 76411th February 2018
16 Comments and 5 recommendations, most say "Play It Now!"

FusionVille

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

This mod features 17 individually created entries to play, each using the idea of combining at least 3 themes from the list below.

They are set in a variety of locations and have multifarious gameplay ideas.

This could be one of the best Villes ever!

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Total Downloads: 1,95622nd December 2017
28 Comments and 10 recommendations, most really enjoyed it!

TeleportVille

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

This mod features 15 individually created entries to play, each using the idea of teleporting.

They are set in a variety of locations and feature new gameplay ideas.

Get ready to be transported to places you never imagined!

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Total Downloads: 1,42829th October 2017
40 Comments and 12 recommendations, most say "Play It Now!"

Epistle3Ville

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

Epistle3Ville is the third 50-hour mapping challenge.

It contains 10 official entries and one bonus map.

The focus of this theme was to create a map inspired in some way by Marc Laidlaw’s Epistle 3 blog post as well as any Ep3 details.

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Total Downloads: 2,76116th September 2017
41 Comments and 13 recommendations, most say "Play It Later"

BlackMesaDoorVille

Welcome to the very first (hopefully of many!) Black Mesa Mapping Challenge.

This release features 9 maps, each based around the theme of “What’s behind that door?”.

Mappers had to create a map that used a previously locked door from the retail game.

Unlike standard Source mods, this release features a special way to install the maps – don’t worry, it’s not difficult, just different. This is due to the game itself, not something I have changed. There are text and video installation instructions.

GO PLAY IT!

This has been updated to version 1.2 – see below.

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Total Downloads: 1,19429th August 2017
46 Comments and 8 recommendations, most really enjoyed it!

BridgeVille

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

BridgeVille is the third mapping challenge in The Hammer Cup 2017, a series of five mapping challenges spread throughout the whole of 2017, each with a different theme.

The focus of this theme was clever and interesting use of a bridge.

This mod contains 19 official entries and 1 unofficial entry.

Episode Two is required to play this mod.

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Total Downloads: 2,1501st July 2017
54 Comments and 12 recommendations, most say "Play It Now!"

MinimalismVille

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

MinimalismVille is the first 50-hour mapping challenge I have run. It will not be the last!

It contains 21 entries and a bonus map.

The focus of this theme was to use a little as possible. The mapper decided what was “little”.

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Total Downloads: 1,12120th May 2017
37 Comments and 13 recommendations, most really enjoyed it!