Christmas map 2015 CONTEST

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Christmas map 2015 CONTEST

Post by COOLguy » Fri Dec 04, 2015 3:52 am

Hello to all! I am happy to announce a map making contest for Christmas 2015! The winners will receive PRIZES as well as implementation of their map into the game!!! Everyone is free to enter and help make the game Merry for Christmas.

RULES:

Contest -
- The contest will begin on Saturday 12/5/15 and end on Saturday 12/19/15
- All submissions must be sent to us via the game by 00:00:00 Sunday 12/20/16 GMT
- Please send only one submission per contestant

Name -
- Name the map "Christmas 2015 by <your name>"
- Do not add in an intro text

Map -
- The map must have no flaws such as terrain transition mistakes
- The map must be nicely decorated: plenty for it to look nice but not overdone
- The map must be between 20x20 - 40x40 tiles in size
- The map should be Christmas themed in some way

Units -
- Santa must be used in the map! :)
- NO other 'hero' or 'special' unit may be used (The exception is the Hero Knight. You MAY use the Hero Knight in your map)
- Be careful with unit producing structures: either limit their number or disable with triggers [see 'Triggers' section] the ones you do not wish to have produce units

Triggers -
- Must have a trigger which makes the player lose if Santa is killed
- For help on the triggers mentioned here, please check out our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/fvNE1h8jtKE

Gameplay
- The map should be able to be played in one sitting
- The map should be fairly easy: able to be won on the first try
- BUT also fun!!! :) So not super-long or super-boring with over-the-top enemy count... :)
- Triggers often help with the 'fun' element of a map: Enemies spawning when the player reaches a certain area; a 'mission' (i.e. if Santa reaches a certain spot)...

Judging
-The maps will be judged by Daniel (the dev) and myself
-Winners will be announced in time for implementation

PRIZES!!! :D

First Place -
- Gets implementation of his map into the game
- Gets bragging rights
- AND a shout-out on ALL our social platforms ( Game Version Log, Facebook, YouTube, etc.)
- AND 300 GEMs! :)

Runners-up
- Possible implementation of their maps into the game
- Recognition on all our platforms
- AND 100 GEMs!


If you have any questions, feel free to ask us! :) Have fun and
MERRY CHRISTMAS!
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Re: Christmas map 2015 CONTEST

Post by Hardeep » Fri Dec 04, 2015 7:34 am

So cool, i can get 300 extra gems! It would be super! ;)
When/if i win is there anyway the gems could go to someone else? Like a raffle? Cause i mostly want the bragging rights to be honest. :D
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Re: Christmas map 2015 CONTEST

Post by COOLguy » Fri Dec 04, 2015 2:57 pm

lol ;) Yes of course: if you win. :P
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Re: Christmas map 2015 CONTEST

Post by Hardeep » Fri Dec 04, 2015 3:53 pm

If...pfff :roll:
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Re: Christmas map 2015 CONTEST

Post by Hardeep » Fri Dec 04, 2015 3:58 pm

Can it be a little dark? Like santa is the protagonist but he is evil?
Also no special unit? Meaning upgrade units or crusaders? Why?
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Re: Christmas map 2015 CONTEST

Post by Darkknight » Fri Dec 04, 2015 4:44 pm

How do we submit the map?

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Re: Christmas map 2015 CONTEST

Post by COOLguy » Fri Dec 04, 2015 5:20 pm

Hardeep wrote:Can it be a little dark? Like santa is the protagonist but he is evil?
I suppose so... Why would you want that?
Hardeep wrote: Also no special unit? Meaning upgrade units or crusaders? Why?
Meaning: Only units that you can build in a multiplayer game with upgrades set to 'Yes0"
Reason: It is a Christmas map, not a crusader map. :)
Darkknight wrote:How do we submit the map?
Just send it to Daniel like a normal map. If you call the map "Christmas 2015 by Darkknight", he will know that it is for the contest.
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Re: Christmas map 2015 CONTEST

Post by Hardeep » Fri Dec 04, 2015 5:29 pm

COOLguy wrote:
Hardeep wrote:Can it be a little dark? Like santa is the protagonist but he is evil?
I suppose so... Why would you want that?
Dont worry about it... 8-)
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Re: Christmas map 2015 CONTEST

Post by Hardeep » Sat Dec 05, 2015 2:45 am

Also, what are you looking for in a map? Spirit? Joviality? Or can it be story of vengeance and carnage?
How will the winner be decided? Is it just gonna be you or what?
I'm starting on triggering my map and it would be a shame if the whole 'rage,vengeance, inconsolable grief, ' storyline was off the table.
Your answer will speak for daniel as well, cause i dont want some last minute 'buts'
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Re: Christmas map 2015 CONTEST

Post by Hardeep » Sat Dec 05, 2015 4:59 am

50% done the map, so you better enjoy it when its sent, even if it seems a little on the 'pure darkness n' evil' side ;)
Heck, the last Christmas map ended up a butchery, so i don't see the problem with a little teeny bit of dialog to accompany it :D
I want those dern bragging rights :)
Fyi: no cursing in the map i make, not even symbols to represent it, so it's technically 100% merry
Note: anyone who supports my cause will have a chance to get the 300 gems in the case that i get them. (So basically everyone who supports me in ganging up on COOLguy (even if you don't agree it's fine) will get to guess a number that i choose ;) (so like a number between 1-20))
Another note: This offer is still on the table, but instead of supporting my cause just heckle (be annoying) to COOLguy :D
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Re: Christmas map 2015 CONTEST

Post by TheBluePhoenix » Sat Dec 05, 2015 7:02 am

I will start making a map too

By the way , what are bragging rights?
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Re: Christmas map 2015 CONTEST

Post by Hardeep » Sat Dec 05, 2015 7:35 am

TheBluePhoenix wrote:I will start making a map too

By the way , what are bragging rights?
Good luck on the map then. :)

'Bragging right' is a savage's term that means: for one to assume a rightful postion to boast of thine accomplishments.

For short, you get to walk all over the place, talking bout your awesome map, run your mouth off, and become the social equivalent of a douche, yet for some time no one can judge you.
Later on, you can always refer to the accomplishment, creating a virtually uncounterable fact that leaves your opponent unable to effectively retaliate, even if it's totally unrelated to the topic.
They are indeed powerful, and it is rare for an opportunity such as this one to arise, 'a dead giveaway', so to speak.
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Re: Christmas map 2015 CONTEST

Post by TheBluePhoenix » Sat Dec 05, 2015 9:54 am

But then whats the use of 'bragging' if no cares?
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Re: Christmas map 2015 CONTEST

Post by TheBluePhoenix » Sat Dec 05, 2015 1:51 pm

Can i use the trainee?? And shadow knights?
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Re: Christmas map 2015 CONTEST

Post by COOLguy » Sat Dec 05, 2015 3:06 pm

Hardeep wrote:Also, what are you looking for in a map? Spirit? Joviality? Or can it be story of vengeance and carnage?
How will the winner be decided? Is it just gonna be you or what?
I'm starting on triggering my map and it would be a shame if the whole 'rage,vengeance, inconsolable grief, ' storyline was off the table.
Your answer will speak for daniel as well, cause i dont want some last minute 'buts'
I posted what we are looking for. :) It is a Christmas map, and most people are happy then (besides maybe Bruce Wayne) - but we won't fault you for being creative. :)

Judging: Oops I should edit that in. It will be Daniel and I deciding.
Hardeep wrote:50% done the map, so you better enjoy it when its sent, even if it seems a little on the 'pure darkness n' evil' side ;)
Heck, the last Christmas map ended up a butchery, so i don't see the problem with a little teeny bit of dialog to accompany it :D
I want those dern bragging rights :)
Note: anyone who supports my cause will have a chance to get the 300 gems in the case that i get them. (So basically everyone who supports me in ganging up on COOLguy (even if you don't agree it's fine) will get to guess a number that i choose ;) (so like a number between 1-20))
Fyi: no cursing in the map i make, not even symbols to represent it, so it's technically 100% merry
Okay thanks! :) Well, I expect great things from you Hardeep.
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Re: Christmas map 2015 CONTEST

Post by COOLguy » Sat Dec 05, 2015 3:10 pm

TheBluePhoenix wrote:But then whats the use of 'bragging' if no cares?
Everyone cares. And it is the person with bragging rights' job to make sure everyone else does too. :)
It is just an honor thing, because they are the winner. Like Hardeep said, it is sometimes the most important part of a contest.
TheBluePhoenix wrote:Can i use the trainee?? And shadow knights?
No. Please, no. :)
They are 'hero'/'special' units. The only one of those you can use are Santa and the Hero Knight.
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Re: Christmas map 2015 CONTEST

Post by Hardeep » Sat Dec 05, 2015 4:34 pm

My map will be 15×40, i hope for both our well being that you will not find that a problem.
Also my map has lots and lots of dialog, so i hope yall like reading :)
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Re: Christmas map 2015 CONTEST

Post by COOLguy » Sat Dec 05, 2015 4:40 pm

Nice size. Very unique. lol :)
Yes, I like reading. :)
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Re: Christmas map 2015 CONTEST

Post by Darkknight » Sat Dec 05, 2015 4:42 pm

My map is almost done but I am having problems with the trigger :|
I think I need to redo most of my triggers.

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Re: Christmas map 2015 CONTEST

Post by Hardeep » Sat Dec 05, 2015 8:17 pm

Darkknight wrote:My map is almost done but I am having problems with the trigger :|
I think I need to redo most of my triggers.
What be your troubles, perhaps we can help (and i won't try to sabotage your map :roll: (COOLguy wouldn't allow it))
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Re: Christmas map 2015 CONTEST

Post by balint » Sun Dec 06, 2015 11:32 am

I have just finished my map (still in testing and not for the contest yet)
Does the viking berzerk count as a special unit?
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Re: Christmas map 2015 CONTEST

Post by Hardeep » Sun Dec 06, 2015 4:35 pm

balint wrote:I have just finished my map (still in testing and not for the contest yet)
Does the viking berzerk count as a special unit?
Yes, cause you cannot produce him, ever.
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Re: Christmas map 2015 CONTEST

Post by Darkknight » Tue Dec 08, 2015 7:23 am

When we send a map do we send it after activating it or do we send it as a draft?

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Re: Christmas map 2015 CONTEST

Post by Hardeep » Tue Dec 08, 2015 7:24 am

Darkknight wrote:When we send a map do we send it after activating it or do we send it as a draft?
Either or. Doesn't really matter :)
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Re: Christmas map 2015 CONTEST

Post by Darkknight » Tue Dec 08, 2015 7:27 am

Ok. Thanks. I sended mine.

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Re: Christmas map 2015 CONTEST

Post by COOLguy » Tue Dec 08, 2015 2:47 pm

Darkknight wrote:Ok. Thanks. I sended mine.
Great!
Hardeep wrote:
Darkknight wrote:When we send a map do we send it after activating it or do we send it as a draft?
Either or. Doesn't really matter :)
It's probably easier for you to send as a draft because of a smaller file size. It will just be quicker for you.
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Re: Christmas map 2015 CONTEST

Post by Stratego (dev) » Tue Dec 08, 2015 4:50 pm

if u are talking about sending me the game to be implemented than the only way i can put it in is sending from inside the editor.
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Re: Christmas map 2015 CONTEST

Post by Hardeep » Tue Dec 08, 2015 5:26 pm

Yeah you don't need to activate the map from the editor before sending the draft i mean, send it from the map editor beta place.
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Re: Christmas map 2015 CONTEST

Post by Stratego (dev) » Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:12 pm

however i suggest activating and testing prior to sending.

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Re: Christmas map 2015 CONTEST

Post by TheBluePhoenix » Tue Dec 08, 2015 7:56 pm

I think i will have to wait a bit tO send my map. The trigger of conversion is an integral part of my map. Hopefully dev resolves it soon
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