Map Battle 23 - Juxtaposition

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Map Battle 23 - Juxtaposition

Postby Jest@ on Fri Mar 14, 2008 1:23 pm

Well, here you go lads, the inimitable Jester has overcome his phobia of the word Jux-.. Juxta-... Juxtaposition! (Juxta for you!).

Juxtaposition, for those not in the know, is an overblown word for contrast - putting two opposing (yet normally related) things next to each other for effect. So the aim here is to create a scene combining two concepts, moods, ideas to achieve an arresting, interesting, artistic result. Here are some ideas to get you started:

Good & Evil
Ancient & Modern
Young & Old
High & Low
Rich & Poor
Light & Dark
Chas & Dave


The rules for this battle are the same as ever (check the rules thread for those not in the know). 3 screenshots, made in an official Valve Source engine game. Custom content is more than welcome, indeed, it's encouraged.

There's one addition I'd like to make to the rules for this one: Since it's quite an open theme, you have to provide a 'title' for your final screenshots telling us what things you are juxtaposing - just like one of the suggestions above. Only simple 'x & y' titles, or something similarly brief and descriptive, will be accepted.


The battle will run for a little over 3 weeks, until the end of Tuesday, April 8. Click here for the closing time around the world

Other than that, the only other things for me to add are:
-Please mark all screenshots as WIP or Final.
-There will be no extensions unless there's some major technical difficulty (Source SDK gets fubar'd) or people who have already shown WIPs appeal for an extension a few days before the deadline. No last-minute extensions, with about 3 weeks you should have plenty of time.

Any questions, comments etc, fire off an email or PM to me or barrakid.
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Re: Map Battle 23 - Juxtaposition

Postby Khaeotixs on Fri Mar 14, 2008 2:41 pm

So like, nature and mechanical?
Organometallics?
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Re: Map Battle 23 - Juxtaposition

Postby Notary on Fri Mar 14, 2008 2:49 pm

Awesome, I'm in.

I have an idea of making something before and after zombie outbreak. I want to make a map representing a city before outbreak, take screenshot, then re-make it to get a feeling of something scary, then take screenshot again. Is it allowed or everything should be on the same map?
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Re: Map Battle 23 - Juxtaposition

Postby punky on Fri Mar 14, 2008 3:15 pm

I'm in again, can't wait to see all the original ideas everyone will come up with :D
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Re: Map Battle 23 - Juxtaposition

Postby Elv02 on Fri Mar 14, 2008 3:35 pm

Notary wrote:Awesome, I'm in.

I have an idea of making something before and after zombie outbreak. I want to make a map representing a city before outbreak, take screenshot, then re-make it to get a feeling of something scary, then take screenshot again. Is it allowed or everything should be on the same map?


I think he means that they have to be in the same map. E.G. a rich buisness man standing beside a homeless person. That sort of thing.
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Re: Map Battle 23 - Juxtaposition

Postby punky on Fri Mar 14, 2008 4:10 pm

Elv02 wrote:
Notary wrote:Awesome, I'm in.

I have an idea of making something before and after zombie outbreak. I want to make a map representing a city before outbreak, take screenshot, then re-make it to get a feeling of something scary, then take screenshot again. Is it allowed or everything should be on the same map?


I think he means that they have to be in the same map. E.G. a rich buisness man standing beside a homeless person. That sort of thing.

Than this will be the solution, make the city once, copy it, paste it next to the original city and start adding destruction to it, than you will have one side representing the city before and one side presenting the city after the outbreak :)
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Re: Map Battle 23 - Juxtaposition

Postby Elv02 on Fri Mar 14, 2008 4:25 pm

I'm entering now. I've got a good idea of Lava and Ice. Pretty simple, but I've got some Ideas. So count me in I guess!
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Re: Map Battle 23 - Juxtaposition

Postby Spas12 on Fri Mar 14, 2008 6:25 pm

Seems pretty cool to me, ill see if i can join.
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Re: Map Battle 23 - Juxtaposition

Postby Nauz on Fri Mar 14, 2008 6:48 pm

sounds like an interesting theme, now i need a good idea ;)

e: i think i'll go for virtuality & reality
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Re: Map Battle 23 - Juxtaposition

Postby WaD on Fri Mar 14, 2008 7:00 pm

What about Red vs. Blu?
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Re: Map Battle 23 - Juxtaposition

Postby The Wanderer on Fri Mar 14, 2008 7:06 pm

WaD wrote:What about Red vs. Blu?

originality will win the vote, so if your just going to make a map for TF2 i don't think you'll end up with a lot of votes though. Atleast you wont get mine :D

On the other hand i could be wrong with my TF2 assumption so then you can ignore this all and go ahead. ;)
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Re: Map Battle 23 - Juxtaposition

Postby Aether on Fri Mar 14, 2008 7:28 pm

Hell yeah, I'm in.

Oh, and the battle ends on my birthday.
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Re: Map Battle 23 - Juxtaposition

Postby vcool on Fri Mar 14, 2008 7:30 pm

Out of this. Leaving to Ukraine on Monday :D

I'll be watching this; should be awesome. :D
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Re: Map Battle 23 - Juxtaposition

Postby punky on Fri Mar 14, 2008 9:45 pm

NEED original idea :'( I made a list but none of them was original enough for me, so if someone sees a good idea in my list, feel free to steal it;
old-new
nice-ugly
history-future
dark-light
cubic-round
cold-warm
good-bad
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Re: Map Battle 23 - Juxtaposition

Postby 904 on Fri Mar 14, 2008 11:06 pm

Nice, but I don't know if I will enter..
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