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Wc3 Fun Mapmaking Challenge

Discussion in 'Contest Archive' started by WaterKnight, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. WaterKnight

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    Creating epic maps takes a lot of time and dedication, are they to depict a lot of ideas and detail in order to build up a coherent, strong personal piece of art. This event shall offer some diversion and the chance to try out something new, maybe even be inspired and broaden one's scope.

    We have had this on inwarcraft.de before, with only 3 hours of duration, but since Hiveworkshop is an international website, its users are within different time zones and we would like to appeal to everyone, which is why at least for starters we will go with 24 hours.



    The idea is to launch a new map just within this span of time and display the (preferably playable) result at the end of the day, meaning it will be posted in this thread, we can discuss it. However, there will be no official rating. This is no contest. Instead, the event will also be connected to the Funmap Evening, which you may optionally attend, so among other stuff, we can view the results in group afterwards.


    To add the necessary spice, enforce the time limit and grant an outset for what to create, there are restrictions:
    Shortly before the clock starts, I will announce two genres and a small set of key words I have rolled. You are to pick at least one genre and incorporate one (updated since round 4) the key words in your map.
    Other than that, you are allowed to import any resources, use any tools, even work together if you want to. Just abide by the general Hiveworkshop Rules (give credits, no offensive/obscene content, no malware etc.).

    Update since round 4: You only have to integrate one of the key words.
    You may continue one of the old Challenge maps you have entered before. In this case, you only have to add the key word of the current round respectively match it in your map. Additionally, you should not work on this project actively currently.

    Round 9 (not yet announced)

    Map making challenge this Friday at 5:30 UTC to Saturday 5:30 UTC (August 5-6 2016). This time hosted by Cokemonkey11. Link to latest challenge post: Wc3 Fun Mapmaking Challenge



    Feel free to ask any questions and have fun.

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    Old Rounds

    Round 8

    Announcement

    • Okay, next challenge is 6th to 7th May (8.30 to 8.30 pm, UTC+2), see timer.

      Since Footmen Wars and Misc were chosen last time, they will be blocked for this round.


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      [c]aeon
      arena
      capture the flag
      survival
      escape

      footmen wars
      misc

      rpg/adventure
      tower defense


      Newcomers should read the first post for rules. The event concludes with a Funmap Evening half an hour after the deadline.



    Announcement #2


    • With a little bit of delay Round #8 commences now:

      Rolled genres:
      Survival
      Arena


      Rolled keywords:
      Lair
      Life/Death


      Good luck to everyone participating.

      Deadline timer





    Round 7

    Announcement

    Merry Easter, you bunnies,

    It's time for another Mapmaking Challenge. Next weekend at that already, from 10th to 11th of April, 8:30 pm to 8:30 pm (UTC+2), Timer.

    Last time we had arena and aoen. So the genre pool for this round now looks like this (two of the green options will be rolled when the event begins):

    aeon
    arena

    capture the flag
    survival
    escape
    footmen wars
    misc
    rpg/adventure
    tower defense


    #2:
    Excuse the delay, ofc you get the delay time as bonus.

    So here are the rolled genres:

    • footmen wars
    • misc

    and keywords:
    • crystals
    • rebellion/resistance

    Good luck!




    Round 6

    Announcement

    Okay, round #6 is to see the life of day at Friday 12th to Saturday 13th, 8pm to 8pm (UTC+1), see timer.

    Genres and keywords are to be posted up to 15min before start.

    Genre pool for this round (from which 2 will be rolled):

    aeon
    arena

    capture the flag
    survival
    escape
    footmen wars

    misc
    rpg/adventure
    tower defense



    Announcement #2

    Last MMC for this year starting...

    genres:

    • Arena
    • Aeon

    keywords:

    • Monument/Memorial
    • Mountains

    ending timer



    Replays: Index of /FA_13_12_2014


    Round 5

    Announcement

    As you may have seen in the ticker, round #5 is scheduled for October 31st/November 1st. Meanwhile daylight saving time will end here, so it's UTC+1 then. Anyway, the timer considers it. So it will again be from 8pm (UTC+1) to 8pm of the following day. An hour afterwards we can playtest the results at a funmap evening.

    Genres and keywords are to be posted up to 15min before start.

    Genre pool for this round (from which 2 will be rolled):

    aeon
    arena
    capture the flag

    survival
    escape

    footmen wars
    misc
    rpg/adventure
    tower defense


    Everything else is like in the last round, no rule changes this time.


    Announcement #2

    Round 5 starting...

    genres:
    • capture the flag
    • misc

    keywords:
    • desert
    • elves



    Replays: bplaced - Webspace & Webhosting // 2GB Freehost :: The place for your webspace


    Round 4

    Announcement
    Back to business. The next Challenge can take place. Here's a poll for dates in August. In any case it will be from 8pm to 8pm (UTC+2) of the next day.

    This will be the 4th round and as already previously mentioned, there are rule changes:

    • The amount of needed key words is reduced to 1 (from 2). There will still be 2 key words to choose from.
    • You may revive and continue one of the entries of your own you did in an earlier Challenge. The conditions are that you are not currently working on the project and that you insert/match the key word criteria of the current round.
    • As you may have presumed from the changed time range, the Challenge no longer overlaps with the Funmap Evening. Infact, there is one hour break time in between.

    Genre pool for this round (from which 2 will be rolled):

    aeon
    arena

    capture the flag
    survival
    escape
    footmen wars

    misc
    rpg/adventure
    tower defense


    Update: Poll ended. The 4th round of the Challenge will be held from 15th to 16th August 8pm to 8pm (UTC+2). Here is an online countdown timer.


    Announcement #2
    Since WaterKnight is currently not able to post the rolled results to this Thread, even though this Challenge starts in 10 minutes, I will post it temporarely for him:

    Rolled Genres:
    • Survival
    • Escape

    Rolled Keywords:
    • Eruption/Birth
    • Hate/Love

    This is the new Countdown that indicates the end of the Challenge (24 hours from now).

    1 hour after that, the funmap-evening will take place, where we will test all entries (if possible).

    Have fun and create some good entries!








    Round 3

    Announcement
    The die is cast. The next mapmaking challenge round is scheduled on 18th (9.30pm (UTC+2)) to 19th (9.30pm (UTC+2)) with subsequent Funmap Evening.

    The pool of genres this round from which two will be rolled shortly before the event starts:

    aeon
    arena
    capture the flag
    survival

    escape
    footmen wars
    misc

    rpg/adventure
    tower defense

    There will be two keywords again.


    Announcement#2

    The 3rd round of the Mapmaking Challenge starts now.

    rolled genres:

    • Misc
    • Capture the Flag

    rolled keywords:

    • ritual
    • beach


    KelThusad - Orc Island CtF
    Cokemonkey11 - Sirensong
    LordDz - CTF Melee
    LordDz - Easter Vacation
    WaterKnight - The Beach Bicker
    Crigges - Beachrace
    Dat-C3 - Beachball
    Kari0003, peq & Frotty - Capture the Sheep Replay



    Round 2

    Announcement
    The event will be held in February from Friday 21st to Saturday 22nd, the time of day offset being half an hour earlier than last time, so from 10pm to 10pm (UTC+1).

    There will be keywords again but two at maximum. Both of the genres that were rolled last time will be blocked this round and would be restored in a third one.

    aeon
    arena
    capture the flag
    survival
    escape
    footmen wars

    misc
    rpg/adventure
    tower defense


    An associated Funmap Evening will be launched on the 2nd day 9pm.


    Announcement#2
    So, the 2nd round of the mapmaking challenge will start now. I have just rolled the conditions:

    Choose at least one of those two genres:

    • escape
    • rpg/adventure

    Try to integrate the following key words:

    • mystical
    • gold/minerals

    You have a day worth of time, until 22nd Saturday 10pm UTC+1.





    Round 1

    Announcement
    The first challenge takes place from 20th December 10:30pm (UTC+1) to 21st December 10:30pm (UTC+1). The associated Funmap Evening begins at 21st December 9pm (UTC+1). The small overlapping being on purpose.


    Announcement#2
    So it starts.

    Here the genres and key words:

    Genres:
    Aeon/AoS
    Misc

    Key words:
    Mirror
    Sea
    Tree

    @Tickles: No, it does not have to be associated with the Funmap Evening.

    edit: Explanation for misc: Any alternative mini game concept that does not belong into the other categories. Those are:

    aeon
    arena
    capture the flag
    survival
    escape
    footmen wars
    misc
    rpg/adventure
    tower defense



     

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  2. Kino

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    Id join for sure.

    Seeing this is not a contest, I assume theres no rules about recycling resources/code from previous maps?
     
  3. WaterKnight

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    Positive.
     
  4. Garfield1337

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    I might join this, for teh lulz.
     
  5. bhusta

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    Edit: 10 mins :D
     
  6. Tickles

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    Are these maps expected to be multiplayer to be played during the Funmap Evening, or the amount of players doesn't matter?
     
  7. WaterKnight

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    So it starts.

    Here the genres and key words:

    Genres:
    Aeon/AoS
    Misc

    Key words:
    Mirror
    Sea
    Tree

    @Tickles: No, it does not have to be associated with the Funmap Evening.

    edit: Explanation for misc: Any alternative mini game concept that does not belong into the other categories. Those are:

    aeon
    arena
    capture the flag
    survival
    escape
    footmen wars
    misc
    rpg/adventure
    tower defense
     
  8. Frotty

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    9 more hours!
     
  9. WaterKnight

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    Something suddenly came in between, which renders me unavailable until about 22pm (UTC+1). Which is why I have to push the beginning of the Funmap Evening to 22:30pm (UTC+1). I am sorry for the circumstances.
     
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    Well... tuh da, though I did want to wait til last minute... However I think that is a very bad idea so... First in! :thumbs_up:

    I picked what i thought was the hardest genre. =)
     

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    so many bugs, so few time :D
     
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    Well here is my map
     

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    Yay... snowball fights.
     

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    couldn't test it ...

    edit: should work now :D
     

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    Full of bugs and cool features!
     

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    Late! But since this isn't really a contest, and you're the only one who made anything AoS-related with more obvious uses of all the key words, that pretty much makes up for it :psmile:

    Based on all of our entries, I think it's safe to say that this isn't one of the best ways to come up with even halfway decent playable maps. At least it's good inspiration for quick ideas. I even feel the urge to try mine out on a more global scale.
     
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    AoS was on of the genres to choose from :D
    The combination with the funmap evening was perfect. Well done guys!
     
  18. Frotty

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    A 6player version was rdy in time, but I upped the slots so everyone could play.
    That caused even more bugs and well, I didnt have time to upload it here.

    Sadly noone else made an aos map.

    Of course it's notthe best way, but it was a lot of fun. You also learn better time-management and working under pressure;)
    I personally like that I can just leave the map as it is,just like the 3h maps we did before.
     
  19. WaterKnight

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    I would have made an AoS as well because I had a fairly good theme in mind. Guess I will continue it a bit tomorrow.
     
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    Aaaaand, I missed it.
    Grats to all those who actually remembered to show up.