Portal 2 Mapping Contest
Do you enjoy a challenge? Are you interested in getting your maps exposure? Do you revel at the opportunity to test your wit against fellow mapmakers and win fabulous prizes? Than I have the mapping contest for you!
Nowadays on the workshop you’ll find tests overflowing with mechanics and elements, your job will be to trim the excess and create an elegantly simple test. As a matter of fact, you’re only allowed to use one testing element. Not only that, you can only have a maximum of three cubes, and five connections.
The winner of this contest will win any ten euro game on steam of their choice! The stakes are high ladies and gentlemen, there’s no silver or bronze medals here!
To all contestants I offer the opportunity for me to personally rate and review your chambers. Submit early and I can offer feedback and advice to give you a leg up in the competition. This service is available only once, although kudos to the contestants who offer each other feedback, that’s showing real sportsmanship.
The Deadline is April 7nth by midnight . Since I’m bad with deadlines I might be lenient, if you submit late though, I make no promises of accepting it.
Alright, Now for a more comprehensive listing of the rules just to avoid confusion.
Only ONE type of test element allowed.
Things that are testing elements, you can only use one type of these. If you have two things from this list in your chamber it's breaking the rules. Lightbridges, Funnels, Lasers, Faithplates, Lasergrids, Speed Gel, Bounce Gel, Conversion Gel. Also to clarify again, you can use one type of test element but you can have multiple of it. For example, having two lasers in a test would be acceptable, if you had a laser and a lightbridge that would break the rules.
Things like piston platforms, elevators, grating, glass, turrets, acid, laser receivers, cleansing gel, angled panels, emancipation grills and any type of cube can be used freely, there are no restrictions on combining these.
Only five connections, and three cubes allowed.
BeeMod and hammer chambers are allowed, just remember that things like pneumatic vents, energy pellets and crushers ARE test elements.
If your chamber doesn’t follow these rules, it will not be accepted, so please, if you have any questions ask them!
Here’s the criteria I’ll be judging your tests on.
Design- how functional is it? Is the chamber broken or are there places you can get stuck on? How cleverly did you use the mechanics?
Creativity- Is the chamber new and exciting? Or just a rehash of the campaign puzzles.
Puzzles- is the puzzle engaging and interesting to solve, not just a boring procedure of doing extremely easy tasks.
Aesthetic- How does the chamber look, is it spaced and lit well?
Alright I think that covers everything, any questions go ahead and ask them. Have fun and best of luck to you all!