Map Battle 48 - Shelter [OVER]

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Map Battle 48 - Shelter [OVER]

Postby cz_squishy on Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:23 am

It’s been a while since we had a map battle, September to be exact, so I decided to put my foot in the ring and host one for all you talented mappers out there!

The theme for Battle 48 is:

Shelter
“Something beneath, behind, or within which a person, animal, or thing is protected from storms, missiles, adverseconditions, etc.; refuge.”



So why shelter?

After watching some post apocalyptic and zombie movies, I noticed shelter was very important. As level designers we focus on the story and design behind shelters in the game world. In Fallout 3, for example, shelters are everywhere: from the top of a cliff to inside sewers and metro stations. By reading notes/writing or seeing objects and their placement we can get a basic idea of what happened in this shelter. Looking through the previous map battles and maps that are in the works it seemed that shelter would be appropriate.

Basic Rules
• 3 screenshots max
• Any official Valve Source engine game
• Custom content is always welcome

Deadline

You have exactly one month. That's the 10th of February at 11:59 pm YOUR timezone.

You can find the full rules here .
Make sure you post WIP and mark your finals!

Feel free to contact me or comment with any problems. Happy mapping!
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Re: Map Battle 48 - Shelter

Postby theNotSoNinja on Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:28 am

hmm might do a guy drowning his sorrows in alcohol. Thats sheltering him from the real wold right?
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Re: Map Battle 48 - Shelter

Postby cz_squishy on Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:31 am

theNotSoNinja wrote:hmm might do a guy drowning his sorrows in alcohol. Thats sheltering him from the real wold right?

Sheltering himself from the real world so yes, if you can make your point across in a screenshot
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Re: Map Battle 48 - Shelter

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Re: Map Battle 48 - Shelter

Postby omnicoder on Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:58 am

Here is my entry.
This screenshot is the side of a textured block with a custom texture.
Surprisingly this is actually legal and follows the rules completely.

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Re: Map Battle 48 - Shelter

Postby Gary on Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:55 am

I like this idea, I will try to participate and submit a map. Custom codebase is allowed right?
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Re: Map Battle 48 - Shelter

Postby Armageddon on Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:57 am

How did you make this, I thought you had to be a moderator...
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Re: Map Battle 48 - Shelter

Postby cz_squishy on Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:03 am

Gary wrote:I like this idea, I will try to participate and submit a map. Custom codebase is allowed right?

As long as it's the Source engine; I assume it's your fancy lighting?
Armageddon wrote:How did you make this, I thought you had to be a moderator...

I sent a PM to Blink :smt023
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Re: Map Battle 48 - Shelter

Postby Gary on Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:35 am

cz_squishy wrote:As long as it's the Source engine; I assume it's your fancy lighting?


Hell yeah! My sweet, sweet uniformed shadow mapped lighting. The best effect entity in the Source engine.
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Re: Map Battle 48 - Shelter

Postby BubbleQ on Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:25 am

Cheers for the return of mapbattles! Only if we could get a decent ranking system too :smt045
I am really exited so I will surely participate. I think the theme is very nice also, meaning that even if it is not the best visual one, I will allways have some work done, if you get me :)
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Re: Map Battle 48 - Shelter

Postby 904 on Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:00 am

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Re: Map Battle 48 - Shelter

Postby srredfire on Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:25 pm

Guess there's a new sheriff in town huh, 904?
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Re: Map Battle 48 - Shelter

Postby 904 on Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:04 pm

Although it sucks that it isn't you, right?
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Re: Map Battle 48 - Shelter

Postby no00dylan on Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:00 pm

Sheriff Srredfire... now that's a scary name. I'm thinking about joining in this one.
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Re: Map Battle 48 - Shelter

Postby Welsh Mullet on Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:07 pm

Hmmmm, i could give this a shot.
is there a size the map must be?
That's what she said.
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