*Update*: The competition is over and the winners were announced last night, see below.
*Update 2*: The final maps have been released. Link below.
NoGhost.net is hosting a Quake 3 mapping competition. Mappers from the community are encouraged to participate in this competition; both veteran mappers and those looking to get into mapping are welcome to join in on the fun. Prizes will be awarded to the best maps and be judged by the community and players.
The contest started on November 1st and will run until December 12th. Judging will occur during the following 1 to 2 weeks. More information can be found at the official website and you can see the maps develop on NoGhost.net. AMD, ATI, and Sapphire have graciously agreed to sponsor this competition with graphic cards, quad core processors, and power supplies.
First place: Justin "StormShadow" Ingels with Devilish (screenshots)
Second place: Tom "Phantazm11" Perryman with Substation 11 (screenshots)
Third place: Simon "Sock" O'Callaghan with Focal Point (screenshots, site)
Winner's forum thread is here; judging mappack is here; Official Competition Map Pack download
-The map should hold at least 8 players (suitable for 8 player FFA or 4v4 TDM/CTF) or 2 players for a 1v1 map
-All maps are judged on the same scale, so a smaller map will be held to same to the same quality standards as larger maps
-Doesn't necessarily have to support a specific gametype or mod, but you are welcome to specify one
-Map must contain sponsor images; images will be sent to the participants shortly after the competition starts
-Map must be previously unreleased or a new design; please no map remakes or edits
-A majority of the map should be indoors; please no maps without walls or a ceiling/roof, i.e. space maps like Q3DM17
-Custom textures are allowed; participants need to make sure all textures are legal to use in this competition
-Maps should be designed for normal all-weapon play
-Each participant is allowed to only submit one map and the .map file should be released with the final .pk3 of the map when submitted to the judges for the final judging (the .map file will *not* be distributed except to judges)
-Will be done by a panel of experienced players who are familiar with that map's chosen audience (ie: a CPM map is judged by CPM players, a CTF map is judged by CTF players, etc)
-Scored on gameplay/design, overall looks, creativity, and layout
-Will occur from December 13th to the 19th; winners will be announced immediately afterwards right here
-Judges are not given details about the author of the map to prevent bias
-Judges: Karol "Hell5pawn" Zagórski from NoGhost.net, Anthem from Team Event Horizon, Tig from lvlworld.com, Valentino "kEy21" Viglione a Quake 3 Clanbase admin, Hipshot from zfight.com, and Adam "SyncError" Pyle from id Software
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Edited by MaverickMSG at 14:24 GMT, 21 January 2010 - 28338 Hits