Minicontest: The Grid Artpass

Discussion in 'Contests' started by Erich, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. Erich

    Erich L1: Registered

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    Hey, Grid! Isn't that the map Icarus made?
    Yeah, it's his first ever map. Quirky, funny, so-bad-it's-good, the original lol map. Don't know what it is? Here's the original page.


    So what do I have to do?
    Simply put, you need to detail grid. The .vmf download is available here.

    Holy jeesums, I want to give this my all! How long do I have?
    The deadline for map submission is by noon PST on January 21st, 2011. The day after, I hope to get all the submissions played for a bit on the server. Voting will start the day after we play them and will end a week after that, on -date to be decided- . Please have it named as grid_name.

    Hey, don't these things usually have rules?
    Obviously. We aren't going to be that tough, though.
    • Minimal gameplay changes. This will not be lenient as artpass. All 9 rooms and relevant gates must be in place. And please, no paths around the gates.
    • Custom content will be allowed. Please, do give credits and make sure they want the content to be released!
    • No collab projects.
    • One entry per person.
    • Entry format should be grid_name . Name being your forum name.
    • Be creative! Both of us want to see this taken as far as it can; within the rules, of course. Please feel free to use 3d skyboxes, special endings, anything that the source engine can offer. As long as it doesn't break the rules.
    • Quality of detail over quantitiy. Optimization counts, too. This is what we will be asking you to vote on.

    -Cough- So, what's in it for me?
    There will be prizes!
    GRAND PRIZE: $20 dollars for steam wallet, and your map will become the official grid (as official as grid can get, at least).

    SECOND PRIZE: $5 dollars for steam wallet

    THIRD PRIZE: $1 dollar for steam wallet


    Good luck, TF2M!

     
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  2. Dark

    Dark L4: Comfortable Member

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    This is great. :D Maybe i'll enter
     
  3. Bacon Sandvich

    Bacon Sandvich L2: Junior Member

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    Im game! Got a great scheme for a good back story that will lead to some fun round endings.
     
  4. Owlruler

    Owlruler L12: Fabulous Member

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    Can we edit parts of the ground in the rooms, so things like lowering the ground to add water?
     
  5. SapphireIce

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    I'll give it a shot.
     
  6. Bermuda Cake

    Bermuda Cake L9: Fashionable Member

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    I think the minimum you can put in the steam wallet is $4
     
  7. RustySpannerz

    RustySpannerz L1: Registered

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    Yep.
     
  8. J4CK8

    J4CK8 L11: Posh Member

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    I'm sure I can try and give this a go. Might be a little short on time what with the christmas contest not ending for another month but I'm sure I can do something.
     
  9. Seba

    aa Seba DR. BIG FUCKER, PHD

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    I think that you can't gift Steam Wallet funds. But even so, I'll give this a shot.

    Also: are WIP threads necessary?
     
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  10. mariodude146

    mariodude146 L1: Registered

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    I'm up for this contest since it will be my first.

    My steps to it:
    1.Play the map
    2.Improve it a bit
    3.DETAIL THE CRAP OUT OF IT!
     
  11. Untouch

    Untouch L4: Comfortable Member

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    Detail one part of it?
    or All of the boxes?
     
  12. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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  13. littleedge

    aa littleedge L1111: Clipping Guru

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    Even though it's obvious that you're being sarcastic, yyler, don't screw others up.


    Where's our .vmf!?
     
  14. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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  15. Erich

    Erich L1: Registered

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    As long as there are moving walls, and at least those 9 rooms, feel free to do what you want. We want to see what you guys can come up with. Detail all of grid.

    WIP threads are not required. Feel free to show the world what you're doing or live in secrecy and don't show us until the deadline appears.

    And finally, we'll figure something out with the prizes. We got a few months.
     
  16. Untouch

    Untouch L4: Comfortable Member

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    Someone in the thread suggested that we each do a point, I'm thinking that's where OP got the idea.
     
  17. StickZer0

    aa StickZer0 💙💙💃💙💙

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  18. Erich

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    :facepalm:

    Maybe. :O
     
  19. Grim Tuesday

    aa Grim Tuesday

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    I just downloaded it, looks ridiculously hard, lol.
     
  20. Corvatile

    aa Corvatile eyes open at all times

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    Yay. Finally a contest that won't take months. I'm going to turn this into an ecstasy of 'abstract-ness'.