Competition type: Map using a set of textures
Engine: Source & Goldsource
Game: HL/HL2 Singleplayer (base game, no mods)
Assets: colors.wad, Source VTF's/VMT's
Deadline: August 22
Judges: The Mighty Atom, Rimrook
In this mini competition, you will need to use your sense of color and construction to bring an environment to life. You are allowed to use only the textures in the wad but don't worry, there are 90 colors to choose from all across the rainbow.
Allowable vanilla assets include monsters, weapons, pickups, HEV, etc. Is allowable. Sprites, beams, and other env_entities are allowed. Tool textures from ZHLT.wad an VHLT.wad are also allowed.
Prohibited vanilla assets include skyboxes or using the SKY texture. Use a color to define your sky.
Understand it well enough? Now here's the twist!
Your map must be fullbright! Yes fullbright so throw your lighting out the window. This doesn't mean you don't run the RAD compile, but instead enter -ambient 255 255 255 in RAD's command line to fullbright your map. You can also add -nodynbounce and -bounce 0 to save some calculation and speed up RAD. If you have any questions, ask. Not running RAD makes the map lag terribly.
The naming convention for your map file should be mc2_[yourname].bsp so we can easily sort through them. If we can't play your map, we can't judge your map. We will not chase down authors so make sure your map works.
Judging will be based on your clever use of design, color choices, theme, and mood. All other aspects should be used to enhance either of these four elements.
There will only be 2 winners and 2 prizes.
The first place winner will receive a free Minecraft code provided by Atom.
The second place winner will receive a free full color poster commission of their own design by me. I do print artwork all day everyday and that's how I pay my rent, this is a rare opportunity.
Here is the wad for GoldSource:
And here are the VTF's and VMT's for Source:
Source VTF's & VMT's
Source mappers: extract the contents of the zip file to the materials folder.
Good luck, and have fun!