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Gold Contest: RDM Maps

Discussion in 'Old Events/Giveaways/Contests' started by Contrary, Jun 4, 2012.

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  1. Contrary

    Contrary The Audacious Paramount of Explosive Flight Donator Tester

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    //edit from Kouji: I assume submissions are closed now. You can vote here: https://forum.kag2d.com/threads/gold-contest-map-rating.6812/
    RDM Map Contest


    I think it's pretty clear now that I'm a pretty big fan of the RDM game mode, and it's a shame it isn't as popular as it once was. I have created this contest to maybe renew interest in the game mode, and in the hope this will spawn some new maps.

    Rules

    1. One map per person, no exceptions. Multi accounting will result in disqualification.
    2. Submit via PM to me.
    3. Borrowing significantly from existing maps (including your own!) will disqualify your map.
    4. Make a forum thread for the map fter the contest is over.

    Specifications

    - Must be balanced for 6v6 vanilla RDM or RCTF settings.
    - All entries must include a screenshot, a short description about the map, and the map file.
    - All maps will be judged out of 30. 10 for fun/balance, 10 for aesthetics, and 10 for creativity/originality.
    - Deadline June 10 11:30 PM Pacific Standard Time.
    - Everyone is welcome to enter.

    Tips

    - Test out your maps by swapping out the swordfight map for them. It's really hard to judge a map just based on the file.
    - Novelty maps will not win you high marks unless backed by solid gameplay. Monsteri's CastleCrush is a good example.
    - Similarly, the aesthetics portion will not be satisfied by stuff like depictions of nyan cats. The focus should be on the flow and balance of the map, looking at weight and balance.
    - It's a good idea to check out older popular maps if you're not familiar with RDM. Most of them have sunk to the bottom of the Maps section, so dig deep!

    Q&A

    If I am already premium do I still get the premium code prize?
    Yes.

    If I win can I give the premium code to anyone I want?
    Yes.

    What's a good size for 6v6 RDM maps?
    A wide range will work well, playing a bit of RDM will give you a good feel for size.

    Are symmetrical maps ok?
    Yes.

    Can I update the map after I submit it?
    Yes, but you must do so before the deadline.

    Can I get a deadline extension?
    No.

    I am offering a gold account and maybe a small pixel trophy as a prize. If you have any questions about the contest or even about map making feel free to contact me. Good luck map makers!
     
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  2. Antman

    Antman Base Burner

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    Sounds like fun, I'm going to have a go at it :)
    What do you mean by 'small pixel trophy'?
     
  3. thebonesauce

    thebonesauce All life begins and ends with Nu Staff Alumni
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    A small, pixelized trophy?
     
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  4. Ghozt

    Ghozt Haxor

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    It's great to see you trying to kick start the map making in KAG Contrary, I love the idea and defiantly will be submitting a map towards this, good luck everyone!
     
  5. Contrary

    Contrary The Audacious Paramount of Explosive Flight Donator Tester

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    Only 3 days left! Plenty of time to make a great map!

    KAG Gold Account (TM) makes the perfect gift for friends and family! A treat for all ages!
     
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  6. Fate

    Fate Studying seashells

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    Where should the map be posted?
     
  7. Contrary

    Contrary The Audacious Paramount of Explosive Flight Donator Tester

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    I'd also encourage everyone to make a full thread after judging has been completed.
     
  8. Fate

    Fate Studying seashells

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    I got confused about this line.
     
  9. Kouji

    Kouji Cold, Uncaring, Sadistic, Evil and Cruel Meanie Administrator Global Moderator Forum Moderator Tester
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    This just means that after you submit it to him in conversation, to just post it in the map section. Mainly so that there are more RDM maps available to be used (which is probably Contrary's biggest reason for doing this).
     
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  10. superpokes

    superpokes Shark Slayer

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    Duh.
    I make the map and save it to .png, I drop it on Base/Maps with the name duel.png and when i'm going to play, there is no blocks, and everyone keeps falling and that kind of things
    Where am i wrong? :(
     
  11. DivineEvil

    DivineEvil Tree Planter

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    You're most likely using the wrong color resolution in your PNG file. Check the Map Making Guide for the information about proper file setup.
     
  12. superpokes

    superpokes Shark Slayer

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    Well, thanks. :D
    I'll try to fix it tomorrow
     
  13. lehoon

    lehoon King

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    Aggghhh I wish I could participate. Oh well, I might make a map after the 21st anyways. I'll submit to you and you can decide whether its worthy or not
     
  14. Evan5567

    Evan5567 Shark Slayer
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    I submitted my map... ;)​
    Good luck to the others...​
     
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  15. harveyblade

    harveyblade Catapult Fodder

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    evan u have have a map?
     
  16. JacKD

    JacKD Ballista Bolt Thrower

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    So it has to be a new map? Can't submit an existing one?
     
  17. Contrary

    Contrary The Audacious Paramount of Explosive Flight Donator Tester

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    Must be a completely new map. It kinda defeats the purpose if everyone jsut submits old maps. :P

    Edit: Since water and wood are formerly out, take note that those are allowed in the contest.
     
  18. Ghozt

    Ghozt Haxor

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    Oh crap, where do you find these, like the colors I haven't even thought about that yet?

    Is there a new sheet for these new blocks?
     
  19. Kouji

    Kouji Cold, Uncaring, Sadistic, Evil and Cruel Meanie Administrator Global Moderator Forum Moderator Tester
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    It hasn't been added to the wiki yet, but here they are:

    Wood Block~ Hex: C48715 ~ RGB: 196, 135, 21
    Background Wood Block~ Hex: 552A11 ~ RGB: 85, 42, 17
    Ladder on Wood Background~ Hex: 453911 ~ RGB: 69, 57, 17
     
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  20. JacKD

    JacKD Ballista Bolt Thrower

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    I'll add them

    EDIT: Done. Is there a color for Mossy stone blocks?
     
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