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KI113R’s Deathmatch Mapping Competition - Discussion and Review Board

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This will be the official discussion and review board for the Deathmatch Mapping Competition announced here:
http://www.sauerworld.org/ki113rs-deathmatch-mapping-competition-cash-prize-offered/

More details will continue to be added as needed.

Judges: KI113R, Misan, Redon, Swatllama and RaZgRiZ

Participants:

Soyuz (Solo) -
DNF

Gmiz (Solo) -
DNF

Mmeaninglesnamee (Solo) -
DNF

Pepsi/Doko (Duo) -
DNF

Getridou (Solo) -
DNF

Windecker (Solo) -
Semiramus
https://drive.google.com/file/d/19j0dYjLtrjQqasGH4me_AeUEbwvn5JTx/view?usp=sharing

Fixxxer (Solo) -
In10sity
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1S5jJl--ffl9Z57X0OPxmPeRkWtJffIgv/view?usp=sharing

wohSiesta (Solo) -
DNF

LR7 (Solo) -
WaterCave
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IG2Q-cKrvvHsB9d8oEkkiBOpRqPny_iL/view?usp=sharing

Akari/Avior (Duo) -
DNF

Shuzo/Nieb (Duo) -
DNF

TristamK (Solo) -
DNF

LURKing (Solo) -
Cliffside
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CgmYvWl1bDwkWHVqC1NMMP56PjaOrJyG/view?usp=sharing

Rabe (Solo) -
DNF

Competition starts on the 1st of March but sign up does not end until the 3rd. Deadline for map completion is April 18th.

The prizes will be as follows:

$25 for 1st plus one AAA game -

One AAA game for 2nd -

One AAA game 3rd -

« Last Edit: April 22, 2021, 01:05:27 PM by KI113R »

KI113R

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It's only been a few days since the competition started but I think it's a good time to check up on our competitors.

Word is that Fixxer is nearly done already. Having said "Dude at this pace I will be done way too early, but I can't stop once I started"

Though I haven't seen it yet. Let's see if he uses the extra time he has to make something that will really impress the judges.

Mmeaninglessnamee has an interesting concept in the works. "The layout is still a WIP, because it's a bit large and is more of a three-room deal compared to the typical central arena of most Sauer maps"

Gmiz has a name already for his map. "Imprisoned" and has worked up an image for it in his spare time.



With design skills like that I am sure we'll see something good from Gmiz in the coming weeks.

Moving onto Getridou. He has shared some screenshots showing a ton of progress already this early.



And of course as always an impressive artistic concept with a neon glowing pyramid as a backdrop.



Speaking of backdrops, Windecker has what appears to be the biggest piece of scenery I think I have ever seen for a map. What will the playable area be like?



WohSiesta has a new map model for us



I know plenty of places already where I could use something like that.

Also, Shuzo just got started today with his layout.



After running around a bit I think it's still too early to say how it will turn out but I am sure it will be great in the end.

Not much else to update from the other competitors. Not this early at least. Hopefully, this weekend and the following will have more content to talk about and be excited about.

It's always great to see a coop edit server full of a few people running around and hanging out.



« Last Edit: March 07, 2021, 03:01:52 AM by KI113R »

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Already seeing some good stuff. Excited to see the results!

KI113R

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A little more of an update.

Shuzo is starting to smooth out his terrain on the tribute to Hayo Myazakis Nausicaa Valley of the Wind.




Rolling right on along with the terrain as well is Fixxxer. We can also get a peek finally at his layout.




And more map models from WohSiesta. But don't worry, he has a layout too.




He has also said "I'm trying to do some technical things more so than designing a map
I have custom build that does an insane amount of light calculations." Those lights do look great. Hopefully he has time for some map designing at the end.




Getridou continues to make rapid progress showing off more of his unique style. I especially like these place holders for the armors.




And LURKing has a cozy little office space for us to explore. Inspired by a CS:GO map. It will be exciting to see how the gameplay ends up with these details.




LR7 said he may have a reveal of his map for us soon. Also saying "As busy as I've been with live outside the PC, next week ill reveal a preview of my map that isn't Omegle-Stream and may even stream it on twitch or youtube." That was on the 11th so we should be seeing that soon.

I know Akari and Avior have a little progress on their map. Maybe It will be tough for them to finish in between other tournaments?

There is still 3 weekends left though. So anything can happen.

KI113R

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Our next update also comes with news of a 2 week extension. The competition will now end on the 18th of April. That is final.

Moving onto our competitors with the least finished maps that really needed this extension...

Here is our first image from Rabe:


Not much yet but at least there is a start. Let's hope it develops into more with 3 weeks now left.

Same for TristamK. We have a little more layout with his it seems though.



Getridou is continuing to show some tricks he has up his sleeves. He has a really cool looking, ruby laced rock texture.


This extension should give him an advantage over others as he has what seems to be the most complete map so far. With the extra time he will be able to polish more of it. No excuses for mistakes now :P

Windecker also has some more Paradise like screenshots to show us.



Had a chance to do a little playtesting on it. It's fun so far. Should be a fun and well received public map. Who knows how the competitive scene will receive it?

Fixxxer is currently working on what will be a 3rd map intended for the competition. It will be interesting to see which one he chooses to enter officially and why he thinks it's better than the other two.

Soyuz says "So i have a map lain out but im reconsidering my approach. i cant say wether or not ill finish in time"

That was before the extension was announced.

Stay tuned for the next update!

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Man its been awhile since I've logged on this side [8.0]

So far I've gotten a few details changed and some adjustments will be made like fitting the map I made on a 12 into a 10 of my map some how even if I've been real busy with life outside of Sauer [X.x]

Some of you guys are ahead of me in most aspects [8_0]

Also this Friday around 7PM PST I'll be Streaming a portion of the process on either https://www.twitch.tv/landriders7th or https://www.youtube.com/c/LandRiders7th

So maybe KI113R can keep an eye on my progress alittle better [>.0]/

And no i'm not using the Omegle-Stream map this time around [<~<]/

Til then I'll keep you guys posted on Discord [^~^]/
Truth seeker, Explorer, Inventor, Artist, & Warrior facing challenges known in existence.

KI113R

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Sadly there will be no more progress to report of Getridou as he has asked to be excluded from the competition. The map was really looking great and I am sure many of us look forward to seeing it once it is complete anyways.

In other news, Nieb has officially joined Shuzo and is working to help complete his map on time. Reportedly contributing custom textures and map models which will no doubt be essential in representing the world they are trying to create. Shuzo says "I finished all of the playable terrain btw. working on shaping the rest of the cavern now :) but there's been good progress". And I can confirm. While I didn't have any of the custom textures or models yet, what could be seen of the terrain looked very complete and polished.

Normally when the competitors send me images to post I choose only a few to highlight but with Lurkings map there is so much many little details that I can not choose only a couple. They all show something really unique. So here are 5 of them :D











Our closest look at a complete entry thus far. Just look at those little cups stacked in the break room!

I don't want to count him down and out yet but WohSiesta is understandably busy with life outside Sauer as many of us are. There is still a little progress to report from him though.

 



Even without a complete map now, we will definitely appreciate the new assets he worked so hard to create. That alone deserves merit.

Mmeaninglessnamee has some layout taking shape after he got done finalizing his ideas on paper.





Glad to have something to report from him.

And LR7 did stream his map progress as he mentioned above. Be sure to check it out.

That's all I have for this update. 2 more weekends to go. I took a guess that at this point it looks like only 4 maps will be completed. To which Tristam replied "Seems he underestimates people who do everything at the last moment". Indeed, anything can happen and I hope I am wrong.

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The competition has come to an end. I have modified the initial post with links to the completed maps.

The judges will now review them. Please also feel free to download them and give your insights.

I think it could be easy to be discouraged by the number of DNFs but we did get 3 amazing maps to review and deliberation will be tough. We can also be encouraged to know that most of these competitors did at least start maps and I think many of them plan to finish, so keep an eye out for those. That goal of the competition was at least a success. Getting mappers to start some new layouts.

Fixxxer and Lurking both completed 2 maps in the allotted time. Both of them decided to submit the later attempt. Both maps you have not yet seen screenshots of so it will be a great surprise for many of you.

Check back to see our reviews as they go up and find out who will win $25. All three competitors who turned in a completed map will also get to choose one free AAA game from Razgriz's backlog of unclaimed games.

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LR7 did finish in time, he just had some packaging issues that we had to get corrected. His map is now linked for download as well.

Here are some things that the community is already saying about these maps, including some of the competitors themselves.

Jomra — 04/19/2021
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holy moly windecker

BATMAN — 04/19/2021
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its gr8 map windecker!

p1x — 04/19/2021
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wow, the cliffside map from the mapping competition has some seriously hard-to-reach flags

nopnotme — 04/19/2021
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Windecker has a really well put-together map and great design. The backdrop is a great addition to the map but might take frame tolls on lower end pc's
Fixxxer has a good layout and approach but i think there are some sections that feel rushed, like the empty rooms with circle window sections and bars , maybe due to time restraint but has more potential then as-is.

Lurk did a good job here with a nice ocean side map, I think my only complaint here is that with a default size 10 you only used 1/4 of it and there is no geometry border around the water which creates a glitch'y water bug

Jomra — 04/20/2021
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Regarding Lurk, I like the creative decision of having the water cut off
RaZgRiZ — 04/19/2021
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early tl;dr is, impressive work, but unless he was running out of time and had to rush it out, jake (Windecker) needs QC chasing after him :smile:

TristamK — 04/19/2021
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Nice map Lurk. Looks sweet. I would expand the boundaries of the map to avoid such graphical artifacts. Under the terms of the contest, this could be done

Windecker — 04/19/2021
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show me the oops! there are gonna be a few. I kinda procrastinated and then slaved away trying to get done in time. D;

Windecker — 04/21/2021
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I feel okay. I really like cliffside.

Fixxxer — 04/21/2021
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the truth is that i think i did well and i am proud of myself for what i made... like expressed before killer, i am just happy to be in the tournament and share in the experience, i feel i have come far already but dude i have so much more to learn before i can get to real map making peoples level
i can tell you that i feel a lot better about in10sety then what i did with deathx, i really focused on the textures and made sure not to have a bland map and give people a clear indication of where they are on the map at any given time, i am very ecstatic about my entry and regret nothing :slight_smile:

LurKing — 04/21/2021
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I feel pretty good, already fixed mistakes people were complaining about
From the chandelier in the red church to the "Weird-looking" sea
But honestly, I knew Windecker would win the moment I saw that temple
But I'm not complaining, not at all, the contest was a lot of fun and I'm happy for him

Do you think you know who will win based on the community chatter? Nothing is set in stone yet. The judges are still deliberating and will post some in depth reviews that should clearly explain their pick for the winner.