MiniChallenge #384 - Map Musica Created 8 years ago2011-07-15 09:56:29 UTC by Captain Terror Captain Terror

Created 8 years ago2011-07-15 09:56:29 UTC by Captain Terror Captain Terror

Posted 8 years ago2011-07-15 09:56:43 UTC Post #296635
hihihi! =)

In an attempt to us a little energy from the feared and respected Deep Thinking thread, how 'bout a little minichallenge?

I was thinking it might be interesting to map to a song and see what people come up with. I.e., while you're building the level you listen to ONE song over and over and over until you're done.

I think it would be neater if everyone did the same song, but it might be tough to agree on just one..

Thoughts from you-all?
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 8 years ago2011-07-15 10:26:34 UTC Post #296637
I'd go for a classic song. I suggest we pick one from this list.
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 8 years ago2011-07-15 10:29:22 UTC Post #296638
Oh god i might have stab myself in the arm if we choose one from that list..

)=)=)

Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 8 years ago2011-07-15 10:38:22 UTC Post #296639
What exactly do you mean? Just listen to one song as you map and see what it makes you come up with, or map the song itself (however that would work)?
Jessie JessieTrans Rights <3
Posted 8 years ago2011-07-15 10:46:22 UTC Post #296640
go into hammer with a blank slate(dimbark nobody is looking at you shutup), and then, listen to the song and map what it makes you think about, feel, etc..
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 8 years ago2011-07-15 12:53:39 UTC Post #296643
hmm can i suggest something? lets pick up a person who will assign songs to the contest participants
Posted 8 years ago2011-07-15 13:10:03 UTC Post #296644
you mean everyone gets a different song to do?
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 8 years ago2011-07-15 13:12:59 UTC Post #296646
Posted 8 years ago2011-07-15 13:30:46 UTC Post #296647
well i was hoping we'd all do the same one to make it a little more fun judging our different interpretations, but i'm down for whatever. ;)
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 8 years ago2011-07-15 15:24:31 UTC Post #296653
I really do suggest this song.
Rimrook RimrookGoldsource Guru
Posted 8 years ago2011-07-15 15:41:17 UTC Post #296654
ok! so when will we begin to map??
Posted 8 years ago2011-07-15 16:04:05 UTC Post #296655
How about we do a little Tom Waits Action?
Dimbeak DimbeakRotten Bastard
Posted 8 years ago2011-07-15 16:43:13 UTC Post #296656
I have too much on my hands at the moment, making the female HECU for HypernovA, but, if I have time, I'd do Stairway to Heaven. Anyone else who wants to, do that song, I don't mind.
Posted 8 years ago2011-07-15 16:47:58 UTC Post #296657
Posted 8 years ago2011-07-15 16:54:34 UTC Post #296658
Uhhmm...is twister allowed? Or do I have to make the GoldSrc terrain from scratch? I think it's only fair, especially if I make the heightmap from scratch. All the source mappers have displacements, so, yeah.
Posted 8 years ago2011-07-15 17:18:45 UTC Post #296659
I love the idea, but finding a tune that everybody can bare on loop might take forever. I suggest going for oldies/classics (think 50s-80s pop) - those usually have the broadest listener range.

Dimbark: Waits FTW, choice stuff.
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 8 years ago2011-07-15 17:24:33 UTC Post #296660
I suggest going for oldies/classics (think 50s-80s pop) - those usually have the broadest listener range.
Im not one of them. :nuts:

But count me out, i don't like this very much (no offence, Captain!), it's weird. I mean, map a song? Sheesh! :nuts:

Why not do another minicompo like we did before between the main compo's?
The Mad Carrot The Mad CarrotMad Carrot
Posted 8 years ago2011-07-15 17:28:24 UTC Post #296661
I'm surprised at you, Muzzeh. Being able to visualize a song is an excellent ability to have, and this is a minicompo between main compos.
Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 8 years ago2011-07-15 17:45:23 UTC Post #296662
Well, i don't seem to have that excellent ability.
The Mad Carrot The Mad CarrotMad Carrot
Posted 8 years ago2011-07-15 18:18:56 UTC Post #296663
[quote]Oh god i might have stab myself in the arm if we choose one from that list..

)=)=)[/quote]

Excuse me, what's wrong with classic music? It's a universal genre. It's pure music.
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 8 years ago2011-07-15 19:56:21 UTC Post #296664
What about make a map with the song featuring inside it?

so something like a car chase to some prodigy , or some sort of huge lab with some weird techno going on , or a jungle or forest with chilled music playing?
Instant Mix Instant MixTitle commitment issues
Posted 8 years ago2011-07-15 20:18:08 UTC Post #296665
Not sure I'd be into this.

Perhaps if we were to make a map intended to feature a particular track, that'd be more appropriate. But I'm not too fond of that either.
Posted 8 years ago2011-07-15 20:59:04 UTC Post #296667
Wait, wait, I have the perfect song.

:biggrin:

But seriously now, classic music inspires!
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 8 years ago2011-07-15 22:06:24 UTC Post #296668
Posted 8 years ago2011-07-15 22:08:19 UTC Post #296669
we aren't going to decide on one piece of music for everyone to use , why don't we choose our own for our map?
Instant Mix Instant MixTitle commitment issues
Posted 8 years ago2011-07-15 22:51:09 UTC Post #296670
I love the idea, but finding a tune that everybody can bare on loop might take forever.
we aren't going to decide on one piece of music for everyone to use , why don't we choose our own for our map?
Agreed and agreed. Though i would LOVE to all do the same song, i can understand that one tune that may be very inspiring to one person, will be totally useless to someone else.

SO, Let's just all pick our own song then? Shall we put any other restrictions on the map or shall we start when ready? Goldsource or source is fine and displacement generators like twister are also completely fine to use imo.

Muzz: aw, why don't you do a song by that female artist you use to use in your profile pic all the time? =)

Striker: WIN that song is pwn. I've mapped to that track from inception and and worldbuilder MANY times. It's all about choosing a song that inspires you. =)

I have 4-5 tracks i'm try to choose from right now but i'm leaning toward this.
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 8 years ago2011-07-15 23:58:56 UTC Post #296671
I'd rather us be able to choose our own song and just post what we listened to as we mapped out the map.
Suparsonik SuparsonikI'm going off the edge to meet my maker.
Posted 8 years ago2011-07-16 00:29:15 UTC Post #296672
Posted 8 years ago2011-07-16 03:01:45 UTC Post #296674
I don't join unofficial competitions. I just did the pool one and it fell through even though I finished mine. Unless you had it much more organized. Its an interesting concept though. It would be interesting to see what everyone mapped with the same song inspiring them.

As for me I usually listen to techno or rock on pandora or some video game edited music on playlist.com. I also sometimes listen to hardcore music like As I lay Dying. With my map flow_control I remember listening to the same bunch of video game and techno songs from playlist.com and it really helped me get it done.

I'm working on a mod that will have different music in it that i've made but the music will be secondary to the area's/ map's feel. I'm making most of it with fruity loops and piano.

@cstriker. That music is awful! :nya:
Posted 8 years ago2011-07-16 03:31:22 UTC Post #296675
Understandable! =)

I don't really try to think of them as competitions, but more as creative exercises. Making them competitions just adds to the enthusiasm and how hard you will push to get the most out of it. ;)

Even though there were not many entries for the pool compo, look at that amazing entry you made! Well worth it regardless of prizes or bragging rights, you creating a unique, superb map. =)

As for organization, Absolutely:

[green]MiniChallenge: Map Musica[/green]
Map to a piece of music of your choice and see what it inspires you to create!

If you are in, Declare the song you will be mapping to in the thread and start mapping! Include the music in your compiled, playable map.

Rule/Guidelines:
-Goldsource or Source Engine maps are fair game.
-Displacement Generators ok to use
-compo is over when we stop getting entries or by general consensus
-voting is by community voting in the thread, or we can assign judges
-use whatever music you like
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 8 years ago2011-07-16 04:45:25 UTC Post #296676
I'll be mapping to this song.
Suparsonik SuparsonikI'm going off the edge to meet my maker.
Posted 8 years ago2011-07-16 05:06:28 UTC Post #296677
Posted 8 years ago2011-07-16 07:36:19 UTC Post #296678
Great! I'm sticking with Stairway to Heaven - I've got a lot of choices with that one, and I have a lot of nice ideas. I DO THINK we should have a set deadline, though. I like knowing how long I have left, and if everyone else is finished before I am, and it just suddenly finished, I won't be able to enter it. How about a month from now? That's more than enough time, even with custom textures, etc.
Posted 8 years ago2011-07-16 10:06:01 UTC Post #296679
ok i am going to listen to Stairway to Heaven when i will be mapping, creating textures, drawing a map layout ^^
Posted 8 years ago2011-07-16 10:15:14 UTC Post #296680
Really? Aphex Twin all the way.
That's a nice atmospheric song, but the downside is that it's mostly a loop played over and over again.
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 8 years ago2011-07-16 10:42:15 UTC Post #296681
what about a trance song??
Posted 8 years ago2011-07-16 11:03:51 UTC Post #296682
Well, I've officially got NO time anymore. I've been put in charge of Free Will, a remake of GMod, but in GoldSrc. I'll try improve it a lot (HD models, a roleplaying gamemode, some physics, etc), and add a lot of entirely new concepts.
Posted 8 years ago2011-07-16 12:51:13 UTC Post #296683
Instant Mix Instant MixTitle commitment issues
Posted 8 years ago2011-07-16 15:49:30 UTC Post #296685
lol nevermind
Suparsonik SuparsonikI'm going off the edge to meet my maker.
Posted 8 years ago2011-07-16 18:01:21 UTC Post #296689
yoohoo those are some great songs! =)

Deadline
So for all you who'd like an official deadline, just peep or moan, or make some show of hands. :) A month seems a bit long to me since i was thinking a couple of weeks, but whatever you-all like is fine with me.

Entries so far
Instant Mix: Underworld - Cowgirl
Ninja Defuse: Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven
Dexter: Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven
Crollo: Aphex Twin - Stone In Focus
Joebama: Chemlab - Chemical Halo
Captain Terror: Led Zeppelin - I'm Gonna Crawl
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 8 years ago2011-09-18 20:09:40 UTC Post #299082
Bump?

This is actually what I was trying to do with this map a long time ago.
The song that inspired me was Dream Machine, by Gillenium.
I never finished it because the layout is just an atrocity, to put it lightly.
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