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HorrorVille: A Mapping Challenge

Archives for 2006

  • Please note that these are publication date on this site, NOT the actual release date of the maps and mods

10 Ways To Die – Half-Life 2

Author’s Note “The second map from the “…waystodie” series. Not really expecting to make a third, but that would be excellent, if I hadn’t rattled my brain trying to come up with new things for this map. But here’s the second in the series, I guess it’s sort of also a take on “5MoreWaysToDie” for […]


6th November 2006
Total Downloads: 0

11 Comments and 2 recommendations with no significant bias

Disappointed With Sequels

Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3

I started playing Star Trek Elite Force 2 and whilst it’s not a bad game it’s not as good as the first one. This got me thinking “How often has a sequel equaled or bettered the original?”

5th November 2006


Three Game Designers

Introduction I present three people who I believe would have made excellent game and/or levels designers. I’ve tried to briefly explain why and hopefully you agree. Leonardo Di Vinci Leonardo Di Vinci was a genius. Accomplished in many, many arts, he was a man before his time. He would have certainly seen the potential of […]

4th November 2006


Level Combinations

Introduction I was watching television a few days ago, which is very unusual for me, and I was fortunate to see a short clip about Alfred Hitchcock. I started watching in the middle of the clip but he was explaining how mixing different shots produced different results.

4th November 2006

No Comments

One Episode A Month Please!

Introduction I’m not a big fan of the episodic content release concept. I understand the so-called benefits but think too many people are jumping on the bandwagon. A nice comparison is that of a magazine and a book.

4th November 2006

1 Comment

No Turning Back?

Introduction Thinking about Poll Question 3 got me thinking how a game designer could control the consequences of a player’s choice. Specifically, when a player chooses a particular path what’s to stop them from saving just before the choice and then going back later and taking the other path?

3rd November 2006


Poll Question 003 – Which path would you choose Indoors or Outdoors?

Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3

You reach a point in a game where you have to choose between two paths.

The paths do not cross and there is no way to replay either path.

Perhaps the game is a Single Player Online game, meaning you cannot just load from a save point.

3rd November 2006


Super Gordon Brothers – Half-Life 2

Author’s Note “While travelling through the headcrab kingdom, Gordon suddenly realised that he nearly lost one dimension! And while being trapped in this strange world made out of odd blocks and with really weird physical properties, Gordon needs to make his way through packs of headcrabs and reach an oddly scaled castle, which is his […]

1st November 2006
Total Downloads: 0


5 Ways to Die – Half-life 2

Author’s Note: “Remember the single player map “5 Ways to Die” for the original Half Life?! Well, I decided to make one for Half Life 2. Like this one? 10waystodie is in the making!” Reader Recommendations1 recommendation, average score: 5 (out of 5), standard deviation: 0


28th October 2006
Total Downloads: 0

6 Comments and 1 recommendation, all say "Play It Now!"

Poll Question 002 – Which do you collect first; Health or Ammo?

Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3

You have 50% health and 50% ammo. In front of you the enemy is rushing towards you.

There is health to your left and ammo to your right but you only have enough time to collect one before you will be engaged by the said enemy.

Which do you collect; Health or Ammo?

27th October 2006



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