Heavy-duty Super-mapping Super-contest is a follow-up contest to the 2011 mapping contest, ‘Summer Mapping Initiative’; aiming to promote and reward skill in puzzle design and advanced map-making techniques. In achieving the above, we anticipate the contest will produce fantastic content for the Portal 2 player-base to enjoy, and provide incentive for folks newly introduced to mapping via PTI to grow and expand their skills. The contest is a free-roaming mapping competition, meaning entrants have complete creative freedom over their entry. The very best maps, as judged by a team of staff and community members from the Thinking With Portals and The Portal Wiki communities, will receive the prizes listed below; and have their work spotlighted on ThinkingWithPortals.
The following prizes are available for the contest:
Dota began as a user-made modification for Warcraft 3 and has grown into one of the most played online games in the world. Following in the tradition of Counter-Strike, Day of Defeat, Team Fortress, Portal, and Alien Swarm, Dota 2 is the result of Valve hiring the community developers who built the mod and giving them the chance to finally build a full product out of their idea with the help of a professional team of developers and artists at Valve.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) will expand upon the team-based action gameplay that it pioneered when it was launched 12 years ago. CS: GO features new maps, characters, and weapons and delivers updated versions of the classic CS content (de_dust, etc.)
Uploading your contest map to the contest section in the database means you have submitted your entry into the competition. You cannot submit a contest map later than 11:59pm EDT August 5, 2012. Try to submit your entry before the deadline, allowing yourself time to re-enter in case any problems cause your initial entry to fail.
You may upload your entry at any time, and continue to edit/modify the entry before the end of the contest. Please do not upload your map multiple times.
If you have any problems entering the contest, or you would like to remove your entry before the final date, please post in the 2012 Mapping Contest forum thread linked to the right.