Just as you're reading this, time is ticking away. That's right the assignment has already started. We're starting off with something familiar, a detailing task. However, time is limited so you better not waste it by doing something useless like sleeping or eating. To participate you must create a scene in hammer. The requirement is that it is using a mining theme. Gold, Silver, Copper or Quicksilver, it doesn't matter, the scene does not even have to have an actual mine in it. Abandoned or thriving, desert or forest, desolate or full of crazy people singing songs about glittering stones.. You choose, but remember to make it look bloody amazing. Rules: 54 hours to complete the task. [Link to countdown clock] [List of local times that correspond to 1:00am UTC] UTC: 1:00 am (Monday 18th) BST/UK: 2:00 am (Monday 18th) CEST: 3:00 am (Monday 18th) EST: 9:00 pm (Sunday 17th) Central: 8:00 pm (Sunday 17th) PST: 6:00 pm (Sunday 17th) Scene can not extend beyond 2048x2048, height is unlimited. Brushes may not stretch outside the boundary. Try to keep all props meshes within the scene space, origins must be inside the scene. Meshes may extend outside boundary in rare cases (within reason). (updated)Brushes purely used for sealing your scene from the void may have their origin outside the 2048x2048. These brushes must be textured in either "tools/toolsskybox" or "tools/toolsnodraw". Publicly released custom content is allowed (released before this post). All self-made custom content is allowed. No collaborations 3D sky is okay. sky_camera entity may not be in a space larger than 512x512x512 Additional Requirements: bsp filename should be af1_<forumname>.bsp (no capital letters, no special symbols) example: af1_ravidge.bsp At least one info_player_teamspawn How to submit your work: Compile your map, build your cubemaps, pack custom content and take up to 2 screenshots. Screenshots should be of the highest quality you can offer. No HUD, no weapon and no watermarking. Send me (Ravidge) a forum PM with links to your bsp and screenshots. If you feel like it, put "AF #1 submission" in the PM title, would make it much easier for me. A voting thread will be opened once I've gone through the entries. Rest assured that the voting will also be fast paced. There you go, It's very simple and familiar. Who will come out on top of the leaderboard after this assignment I wonder, it should probably be you because the challenges aren't going to get any easier! Site staff can not score points in this assignment, due to unfair advantage.