There are 69 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.

ChaseVille

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3

This competition required entrants to create some form of “chase” scene.

The player could be the person chasing or being chased.

It could be objective based (reach a specific point) or time based (remain uncaptured for a set time).

There was no restriction of the type of environment.

There are 2 entries in this mod, taking completely different design directions.

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Total Downloads: 3,24824th July 2012
51 Comments and 14 recommendations, most really enjoyed it!

ElevatorVille

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3

This competition required entrants to create puzzles to allow an elevator to work or open.

They were allowed any style or combinations of styles.

There are 6 entries in this mod, all offering something interesting and challenging.

This competition is being kindly sponsored by SteamContests.Com. The prize, in addition to the points, is $25 US Dollars (paid via PayPal) plus two random Steam games.

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Total Downloads: 4,07817th June 2012
54 Comments and 15 recommendations, most say "Play It Now!"

DoorVille

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

DoorVille is the first in a series of 6 mapping competitions lasting ten days each. The objective was to select ANY locked door from HL2, Ep1 or Ep2 and give the player a chance to find out what’s behind it.

Locked doors are a very important part of all Half-Life games. They control the player’s flow through a level.

Sometimes they tease you with a glimpse behind some glass, other times you hear sounds, but in all cases they are telling you “You are not wanted here!”

Well, now that is changed. Dare you find out what’s behind the door?

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Total Downloads: 3,66715th May 2012
69 Comments and 19 recommendations, most say "Play It Now!"

NewBlackMesaVille

for Half-Life

Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3

The NewBlackMesaVille theme was pretty simple: Create a map with the feel of Black Mesa but try to make it seem new with new textures or just interesting layout.

This map was the only entry into the NewBlackMesaVille mapping competition. A few others promised to send entries, but circumstance got in the way. They all promised to release their work at some point in the future.

I have included more screenshots than I would normally for a map this size, because I took a good look around and wanted to record all the intersting points.

Be warned, there is no “actual” combat.

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Total Downloads: 2,7743rd April 2012
11 Comments and 10 recommendations, 5 say "Play It Later"

CrossbowVille

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

Well, here it is. The entries from the CrossbowVille mapping Competition.

The objective was to create an interesting release that used the Crossbow as the main weapon.

The mod contains 3 entries, with varying styles.

I would like to thank the competition’s sponsors; SteamContests.Com and Tt Esports.com and of course, the modders who entered.

Enjoy!

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Total Downloads: 5,47514th January 2012
49 Comments and 17 recommendations, most say "Play It Now!"

HalloweenVille

for Half-Life 2: Episode Two

Enjoy being scared? This mapping competition challenged mappers to make a scary scene. No combat was required but allowed.

There are 5 entries in this mappack. The maps can be played in any order. I have listed them in the order I received them.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Alex from JustMakeGames for providing the motivation to run the competition and TheHappyCloud for providing the prize.

In addition, I would like to thank all the entrants. GREAT WORKS GUYS!

Don’t forget to play late at night with all the lights out!

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Total Downloads: 5,47722nd November 2011
55 Comments and 19 recommendations, most say "Play It Now!"