For those not in the know, RunThinkShootLive.com is no longer going to be hosting the "Villes" competitions as Phillip has now stepped away from the site and gaming indefinitely.
These Villes were basically competitions, based on making themed single player maps, specifically for Half-Life 2: Episode 2. For example, SniperVille, HalloweenVille, BridgeVille etc. The time scale for each competition was usually no longer than a month, meaning that mappers would need to be creative and resourceful in order to produce something that would be of a reasonable size and quality within a small timespan. Some truly remarkable maps came out of these and it's a shame to see them go.
Having entered the most recent TWHL competition, making a single player map in the same style as the original game, I really enjoyed giving it a go myself as well as playing the other entries. So I was thinking, why not start a similar thing on TWHL? Every so often, have a shorter competition to make a single player map in ANY Half-Life game, Source or Goldsource, with a specific theme? No mods or custom code or new models or anything like that. Just use the base game content to make a map that fits the theme.
Hell, it doesn't even need to be official and put more pressure on Penguinboy, but something like the minicompos that used to run from time to time.