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Old 10-12-2008, 03:59 AM   #1   Add To Ignore List  
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Exclamation Horror Map Contest!

(The contest is now over and the final deadline has been reached. Ryason55 won because he was the only one to submit anything. You can download his map from here.)

It's time to throw away your hammers and toolsets and give a friendly returning hug to your old pal SED2.

What does this mean? A new mapping contest!

This time contestants will be challenged to create a horror map; basically try to do a map that's scary or otherwise spooky and athmospheric or fits Halloween or horror. To quote myself:

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It wouldn't matter how big your map is, it'd depend more on how well you captured the feeling and the gameplay etc. I think this kind of a contest could work out pretty well, since most SS2 maps are just all about shooting, and it'd be nice to see what kind of athmospheric horror schemes you could create with SED2 (most maps are quite bright and lacking in sounds/athmosphere; this would be the opposite).
This should give you the basic idea. Just having zombies in it shouldn't be enough, you should try to give it an unique feeling with the use of sound effects and lighting and so on. The gameplay can be anything you want, and there are no size restrictions (your map could be as small as a single room or hallway if it's done well - though I encourage people to make it bigger than that). For singleplayer maps, a gameplay time of at least fifteen minutes is recommended, but it can be longer or smaller than that, depending on the size of the map.

Both DM and SP maps are allowed, and the contest will run until the middle or end of November (this ensures that everyone will have enough time to participate and finish their maps), depending on how fast we receive results (e.g if most of the contestants released their maps after four weeks, it'd be safe to shorten the time ). We'll go with middle of November first, I think that should be enough. ***EDIT - Extended, new deadline can be found at the end of this post!***

All maps will be reviewed equally on different aspects like graphics, gameplay, athmosphere and so on.

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LIST OF CONTESTANTS:


Finzy
Deepblue
Wytas
ForgottenSeer
GeForceNoob + DmG
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Ryason55


LIST OF REVIEWERS:


Finzy
Serious Yam
Wytas
Jetty
Headless Freak


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To sign up, just post on this thread and I'll update the list. We'll also need reviewers to play and rate the maps. You can be both a contestant and a reviewer but you may not review your own maps.


EDIT (26/10/08) - Regarding multiple authors and posting screenshots, etc. please refer to this post:
http://forums.seriouszone.com/showpo...5&postcount=67

We may also pack all the contest maps to a single mappack with a coop start level after the contest which will be submitted to Seriously!, though this is still just an idea.

EDIT (2/11/08) - CURRENT DEADLINE FOR THE CONTEST IS 4TH OF DECEMBER.

EDIT (21/11/08) - CURRENT DEADLINE FOR THE CONTEST IS 15TH OF DECEMBER.

EDIT (15/12/08) - CURRENT DEADLINE FOR THE CONTEST IS 22ND OF DECEMBER.

EDIT (22/12/08) - THE CONTEST HAS ENDED (RESULT: HUMILIATING DEFEAT. )

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Old 10-12-2008, 04:15 AM   #2   Add To Ignore List  
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I would like to review the maps!

Also, a hint for everyone who is doing the maps: http://forums.seriouszone.com/showpo...71&postcount=4
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Added, and cheers for the link
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Also, a hint for everyone who is doing the maps: http://forums.seriouszone.com/showpo...71&postcount=4
Hehe those are great. Perfect for a game like SS2

I'm in.
I'm going to add custom enemies but I'm also making a small, low-poly custom enemy too

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Sounds cool, added Now we just need a couple more contestants...
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So we're not starting yet?
Crap, I've already started on my custom enemy
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It's alright, you can begin anytime you want. I might personally have to start later since I'm going on kind of a studying trip to Estonia soon.
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Oh, i'm in!
I would like to review other maps too

Can we use some reference, like a painting, or should we think up everything from scratch?
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Sure, I don't see anything wrong with that I'm going to use the town I live in as a reference myself.

EDIT: Also if I find any good reference photos or something like that I'll try to post or link them in this thread. Everyone's welcome to share though

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Yes, selling fish is prohibited here.

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Does anybody mind me updating the list in the first post?
It'll mean that it stays up-to-date just incase Finzy doesn't have the time or forgets
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Sure, go ahead. But I'll try to keep it updated myself unless you've already updated it.
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Ok, count me in... im up for some mapping...and never tryed anything in horror style...so this should be interesting...

Btw, either i didn't noticed or it's not posted but are there some dead lines to finish map?
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Middle of November.
Add me as judge.
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Middle of November.
Thanx for info...
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Like I said, the deadline can be changed depending on how fast the maps are done though. Middle of November is kind of a guideline for now on (and that's basically one month + 4 days).
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I think that should be enough time to finish good map...
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Actually wait a second, how are you going to review the maps with your "glitch bug" Jet? We'll need to sort out that one first. If you still have problems with it, drop me a PM and I'll try my best to help you get rid of it.
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Well, Monsters arent as powerful as players.
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But how the hell are you going to play the maps if you can't see most of the models or the architecture, and the enemies and other items are invisible to you? I'm not gonna let you review anything like that. When we played DM Pro, you had to constanly ask me where you were on the map and you couldn't see anything, no other players, no projectiles or weapon flashes or anything, only some random models like pillars.

So no deal until we get your game working, sorry.

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Since there's an uncertainty as to whether or not Jetty can review the maps at this point, I've set a strikethrough tag on his name.

Meaning he could still be a judge but for now he technically isn't

The tag will be removed if he can fix the problem, but his name will be removed if he can't by the end of the contest
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Is it really only for Sed2?
I really would like to participate but I can't map with Sed2.
If Sed1 isn't really allowed, please add me to the rewiewers.
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We can do the Christmas contest with SED1 if you want
I've added you as a reviewer
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Ok, I already have a christmas map
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If we do decide to do the Christmas contest with SED1, I think you'll have to make a new entry
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Only ideas that crossed my mind so far are some haunted bloody house or something A Nightmare on Elm Street

Or something like that:
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so, what are your ideas?
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Why should they tell you their ideas. That are their ideas and they want to win.
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Does word Serious Sam community tell you something?
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I suppose giving people ideas is ok
But showing the ideas you're going use is a bit daft. Somebody might use that idea and make it better
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I suppose giving people ideas is ok
But showing the ideas you're going use is a bit daft. Somebody might use that idea and make it better
I'm not going to use those, so that's why i'm showing
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