The Whole Goop Life
That’s right! Today, December 10th, 2022 marks the 20th anniversary of TWHL’s first ever mapping competition! (You’re excited, I can tell)
Now, the 20th wedding anniversary is referred to as the Emerald Anniversary, the precious green gemstone symbolising the occasion and often the traditional gift. Well, the Valve titles aren’t exactly riddled with precious gemstones, but there is one thing they do have. Radioactive toxic waste. Not exactly the ideal gift for your beloved, but the thick, green goop can mix up both gameplay and aesthetics if applied to a map in just the right way.
So that’s your goal. Create a map or a series of maps in which the luminescent sludge plays a prominent role. An obstacle to be overcome or a deadly environmental weapon to be used? Singleplayer, multiplayer, no players...? OK, scratch that last one. The point is, make whatever you like. So long as it can be run in an unmodified copy of any Valve title (Black Mesa also allowed) on Steam or can be launched via Steam if you opt for a minimod format. (No code changes please)