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Old 11-02-2015, 06:22 PM   #1   Add To Ignore List  
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It's November! That means it's time to abandon whatever you're doing and come along on S!'s latest mapping contest!

Talos's Winter Mists Pass The Map Challenge


-Teh Idea-

This time, we're going for Talos, with the clear intent to revive an old tradition of S!, Pass The Map! It has been revealed to me, about this ancient tradition of yore, wherest yonder mappers ought work on a single work together, each upon completing his share, would then wrap up his work and send it to the next mapper. Fascinating! How could one pass the opportunity for it's revival?

Thus, here I am;

And what better setting for a pass the map contest, than among the Winter Ages of the archive's remoter places. Let's tell the story of a lone explorer program, cobbled by chance and without reason, faced before the coldness and isolation of a falling world's border regions. What happens to our lone program? Entirety up to you.

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-Teh Abstract-

Filler aside, here's how we'll roll.

This week and untill 15th November are sign up weeks!

Sooo...Go do that.

Once that's taken care of, I'll construct The List.

Each mapper will have two weeks to work. In this time, he'll receive a tested world gro from me, set up his development environment, make an amazing map with deep and thoughtful discussions on the human condition, pack it up, and send to me, for testing and further distribution to the next person on The List.

You can use whatever for making your map as long as it fits with the theme! It's the Library after all, I will not be at all surprised if there an Ice Krystal somewhere in there giving people puzzles and whatnot...

I will coordinate The List with you peeps so to make sure that the week you're assigned, is one you'll be able to work on to your full extend.

Map sections will be clearly defined by ... let's say, Link Portals, as well as a decal with your name on it, placed next to the map entrance. Something like; "Finzy's Age of Mind numbing coolness." Or "Pan's Snow that falls upwards-Age."

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12216973/SS_Showcase/TalosContest/Hand_Particle3.png

The two main factors me and my elite team of frost judges will use to weigh your map;
Story, and Gameplay.

Story, encompasses the narrative, experience, mood, feeling, ambiance...
Things like, references to the world of Talos, clever text messages, thoughtful QR codes, jokes, telling a story though the environment, meditations and devotions upon the nature of isolation... I don't know, up to you. But this is Talos after all.

Kudos to the person who takes the fall and chooses to be the Opening Section mapper, as well as the Closing Section one. You'll be setting and closing the theater upon which everyone else will act on. No pressure aaanddd.....Bonus points for that.

As for the Gameplay, well that's the puzzles! A balance between easy and difficult ones, out of the box thinking and all that. Feel free to introduce puzzle elements of your own even! Make binary ray puzzles, or have some interesting interaction with an NPC! You have complete freedom when you're alone.

-Teh Rewarwds-

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12216973/SS_Showcase/TalosContest/Hand_Particle1.png

The warm feeling inside that you paradoxically explored isolation while working together?
Guess shit like that's never enough though, so~

1st Place; Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut

2nd Place; Mirror's Edge

3nd Place; Mafia II

And

4th Place; The Bureau: XCOM Declassified


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Alrighty , that is all!
As usual, I am available on S! via PM, or Steam, should you find yourself in need of assistance. I am most likely to poke you all on Steam anyway for, Lista Magnifica anyway.

-Teh Architects-
*Dems who sign up go here*
Well!?
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Old 11-03-2015, 03:31 AM   #2   Add To Ignore List  
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-Teh Idea-

with the clear intent to revive an old tradition of S!, Pass The Map! It has been revealed to me, about this ancient tradition of yore, wherest yonder mappers ought work on a single work together, each upon completing his share, would then wrap up his work and send it to the next mapper. Fascinating! How could one pass the opportunity for it's revival?
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I don't think Tennis is known on S!, considering that nobody really posts about those here.
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"make an amazing map with deep and thoughtful discussions on the human condition" hot damn, I'm great at doing that. Too bad it's for Talos.

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Except he's talking about 1 whole level I think. I downloaded and played the Deathmatch map: Pass the Map. So I know what he's talking about.
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Old 11-03-2015, 07:42 PM   #5   Add To Ignore List  
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I don't think Tennis is known on S!, considering that nobody really posts about those here.
I knew about Tennis. But we have a longer tradition with this type of thing. Seemed like something we should revive. Besides, they are actually slightly different.

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Btw, I personally think that this challenge should be posted on the Talos Steam Forums too, considering that Talos mapping is more active there.
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Probably a good idea, I'll see to it~

Also yes, I do mean one single whole level, which in the end will play as one story, just made by several people.

EDIT: Let's just up the registration date a bit...
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I'd sign up if I didn't dislike The Talos Principle.
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If I had the Talos Principle
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So pan is in.
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You guys _could_ have mentioned that you didn't have Talos on the announcement thread...
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Why would you not like The Talos Principle?
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You guys _could_ have mentioned that you didn't have Talos on the announcement thread...
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Guys? Plural?
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Well just doesn't seem to be that much interest in Talos, will probably host for Sam 3 next time~
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I did say you should find out how many had it first.
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Well just doesn't seem to be that much interest in Talos, will probably host for Sam 3 next time~
yes, YES!!
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