Official Level Design Contests of 2010

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January/February

Host: FuriousFox
Then-current SRB2 version: v2.0.4

This was the first of two contests in which every winning map was made by Blade, CoatRack, sphere or a combination of the three, the second being January/February 2012. Together, this trio dominated the v2.0 era of the OLDC: Of the 67 winning maps during this period, 27 featured involvement from at least one member of the trio. Overall, they participated in 14 of the 18 contests, winning at least one division each time. Brothers Blade and CoatRack joined the SRB2 development team on the evening the contest began, making sphere the only entrant with a golden user title; he would later join the development team as well. Sunkist Falls Zone was added to the official CTF rotation in v2.1 as Molten Fissure Zone. Eggmansion Zone Act 1 was a remake of a level from the March/April 2009 OLDC. Despite a positive reception, CoatRack was ultimately dissatisfied with the level and remade it again for inclusion in his level pack Chaos Domain. Buzzards Bay Zone will crash the game unless it is loaded in a map editor first; this is caused by placing a MAINCFG lump between the map lumps.

Single Player division

Eggmansion Zone Act 1
  • Rainsoaked Ridge Zone Act 1 by Mach – 4.19
  • Buzzards Bay Zone by A Cat – 0.85
  • Jadeflower Zone Act 2 by Blahblahbal – 2.22
  • Giana Dream Blast by glaber – 5.25
  • Mountain Fortress by Verifiaman – 3.20
  • Eggmansion Zone Act 1 by CoatRack – 7.76

Match division

Acid Plant Zone
  • MAPM1 – Restricted Cavern Zone by Blahblahbal – 3.77
  • MAPM2 – Frost Forest Zone by fickleheart/Darkbob1713 – 6.77
  • MAPM3 – Neo Green Lake Zone by Scizor300 – 3.58
  • MAPM4 – Amber Ravine Zone by sphere – 6.67
  • MAPM5 – Acid Plant Zone by CoatRack – 7.00
  • MAPM6 – Astray Canopy Zone by Stoneywagner – 5.00
  • MAPM7 – Land of Light and Rain by Errol – 4.08

Capture the Flag division

Sunkist Falls Zone
  • MAPF1 – Upload Download Zone by Fawfulfan – 5.46
  • MAPF2 – Night Shrine Zone by Hyperknux – 5.00
  • MAPF3 – Coldlava Cliffs Zone by Blahblahbal/Darkbob1713 – 5.00
  • MAPF4 – Sunkist Falls Zone by sphere/Blade – 6.09
  • MAPF5 – Arial[sic] Skyfort Zone by Mach – 2.71

Circuit division

Thunder Factory Zone
  • MAPR1 – Crispy Canyon by fickleheart – 6.27
  • MAPR2 – Frosty Aroura[sic] Zone by Darkbob1713 – 5.44
  • MAPR3 – Thunder Factory Zone by Blade – 7.87
  • MAPR4 – Midnight Lagoon Zone by Blahblahbal – 1.87
  • MAPR5 – Molten Mountain Zone by Stoneywagner – 5.07

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March/April

Host: FuriousFox
Then-current SRB2 version: v2.0.4

The Match and CTF divisions of this contest were considered to be rather weak. Complete Chaos Zone was made in just 60 minutes and had no weapon rings, but was still considered to be better than most of the other entries. Sloped Domain Zone received a moderately high score and missed the first place of the Match division by only 0.09 points despite not having a thok barrier, which at the time was required to keep players from walking outside the level boundaries. Clockwork Towers Zone was added to the official CTF rotation in v2.1. Egg Hall Zone is the only Circuit level submitted by Blade that did not win its division, although it was still positively received.

Single Player division

Molten Cavern Zone Act 1
  • River Dash Zone by Whackjood – 4.57
  • Castle Goth Zone Act 1 by Spongecar – 2.27
  • Bolt Gardens Zone Act 1 by A Cat – 1.81
  • Molten Cavern Zone Act 1 by Chrome – 7.40
  • Detonation Drift Zone by fickleheart – 7.05
  • Icelandic Tempest Zone by Akirahedgehog – 6.95
  • Sparkling Hill Zone by Brawl – 3.48

Match division

Aquatic Relic Zone
  • MAPM1 – Emerald Hill Zone by Warp – 2.87
  • MAPM2 – Sloped Domain Zone by ComRante – 6.33
  • MAPM3 – Aquatic Relic Zone by sphere – 6.42
  • MAPM4 – Bone Cave by Brawl – 2.13
  • MAPM5 – Labyrinth Cavern Zone by Darkbob1713 – 4.07
  • MAPM6 – Complete Chaos Zone by Blade – 5.50

Capture the Flag division

Clockwork Towers Zone
  • MAPF1 – Storm Temple Zone by Scizor300 – 2.64
  • MAPF2 – Concrete Conflict Zone by ComRante – 4.56
  • MAPF3 – Clockwork Towers Zone by CoatRack/sphere – 7.62
  • MAPF4 – Desert Dash Zone by Darkbob1713 – 4.50
  • MAPF5 – Vivacious Valley Zone by fickleheart – 4.86

Circuit division

Wacky Tesseract Zone
  • MAPR1 – Wacky Tesseract Zone by Fawfulfan – 7.60
  • MAPR2 – Green Hill Zone by A Cat – 1.76
  • MAPR3 – Jungle Ruins Zone by Darkbob1713 – 6.67
  • MAPR4 – Egg Hall Zone by Blade – 7.00
  • MAPR5 – Arctic Caves Zone by Simsmagic – 4.13
  • MAPR6 – City Jump by Brawl – 0.53

Links

May/June

Host: FuriousFox
Then-current SRB2 version: v2.0.6

The outcome of the CTF division in this contest was quite close for a long period of time, with three of the maps having very similar averages and receiving highly contrasting votes. The Race division was even closer, and the outcome was constantly being changed by last-minute votes. Tidal Cave Zone eventually won by a margin of 0.07 points. The Single Player division was considered to be mediocre, although none of the maps received exceptionally low scores. Diamond Blizzard Zone and Radiant Cavern Zone were added to the official Match and CTF rotation in v2.1, respectively.

Single Player division

Canyon Operation Zone
  • Dangerous Volcano Zone by Internet Explorer – 5.14
  • Buzzards Bay Zone Act 1 by A Cat – 4.45
  • Canyon Operation Zone by ComRante – 6.35
  • Starlit City by Brawl – 3.50
  • Metropolis Sprint Zone by Whackjood – 5.77
  • Cyber Gauntlet by verifiaman – 4.35

Match division

Diamond Blizzard Zone
  • MAPM1 – Diamond Blizzard Zone by sphere – 7.88
  • MAPM2 – Coastal Cavern Zone by fickleheart – 5.80
  • MAPM3 – Citrus Foyer Zone by Brawl – 1.80
  • MAPM4 – Lost Paradise Zone by Fred – 4.70

Capture the Flag division

Radiant Cavern Zone
  • MAPF1 – Freezing Flame Zone by fickleheart – 5.47
  • MAPF2 – Wellspring Keep Zone by MascaraSnake/Cinefast – 6.15
  • MAPF3 – Radiant Cavern Zone by sphere/CoatRack – 6.69
  • MAPF4 – Climate Chaos Zone by Scizor300 – 3.46

Circuit division

Tidal Cave Zone
  • MAPR1 – Grassy Cliffs Zone by AndyMan123 – 3.13
  • MAPR2 – Tidal Cave Zone by fickleheart/darkbob1713 – 6.14
  • MAPR3 – Iron Aquarium Zone by Zap610 – 6.07

Links


July/August

Host: FuriousFox
Then-current SRB2 version: v2.0.6

The official results for this contest were given 12 days after the voting deadline, due to FuriousFox's unavailability and a week-long downtime of srb2.org. The Single Player and Match winners were the first stages since the release of v2.0 to have an average score above 8. Blade won the Single Player division with a completely remade version of Sapphire Coast Zone Act 1, which had won the Single Player division of the November/December 2007 contest. The Race division consisted solely of rush jobs.

Three submissions were not allowed to the contest. One author did not provide a working link to their map and the other two maps were unplayable due to lack of proper player starts.

Single Player division

Sapphire Coast Zone Act 1
  • Golden Palace Zone by Internet Explorer – 5.79
  • Emerald Lake Zone Act 1 by glaber – 4.10
  • Lava Reef Zone by A Cat – 3.28
  • Aqua Relic Zone by furythehog – 5.29
  • Sapphire Coast Zone Act 1 by Blade – 8.37

Match division

Sparkling City Zone
  • MAPM1 – Secluded Woodland Zone by sphere – 7.11
  • MAPM2 – Random Valley Zone by nightmare cenz – 5.10
  • MAPM3 – Cold Canyon Zone by fickleheart – 4.89
  • MAPM4 – Sparkling City Zone by Fred – 8.63
  • MAPM5 – Midnight Park Zone by CoatRack – 5.63
  • MAPM6 – Rocky Mesa Zone by Brawl – 1.90

Capture the Flag division

Spaceport Warfare Zone
  • MAPF1 – Slime Stronghold Zone by fickleheart – 6.22
  • MAPF2 – Disrepaired Sanctuary Zone by Mach – 2.89
  • MAPF3 – Spaceport Warfare Zone by CoatRack/sphere – 6.50
  • MAPF4 – Flood Forest Zone by glaber – 2.60

Circuit division

Cyan Caves Zone
  • MAPR1 – Azure Night Zone by Kaysakado – 2.78
  • MAPR2 – Super Sonic Starway Zone by fickleheart – 3.25
  • MAPR3 – Cyan Caves Zone by Blade – 6.78
  • MAPR4 – Aqua Palace Zone by Simsmagic – 4.78
  • MAPR5 – Sky Cliffs Zone by darkbob1713 – 5.55

Links

September/October

Host: FuriousFox
Then-current SRB2 version: v2.0.6

This contest had few entries, most of which were considered to be sub-par. However, the only well-received map, Northern Desert Zone, scored above 8. Because of the low turnout, the submission period was extended by a week. However, most of the additional entries submitted during this week were rejected because they were either unplayable or intentionally bad joke maps created solely to fill up the contest. This left Stupid Circuit Zone, also a joke map, as the only entry in the Circuit division and it therefore automatically won despite its low score.

Similarly to Not a Thokfest Zone from the November/December 2009, Stupid Circuit Zone is a gimmick map that restricts the player's ability to jump. It is set in zero gravity, but coming in contact with a floor or ceiling will cause the player to attach to it. This changes the physics in a number of ways: Players are able to walk through the air without losing height, although they can only jump while on solid ground. Jumping causes the player float slowly towards the ceiling (or the floor when in reverse gravity). The stage consists of platforms placed above a large death pit, the objective being to find a safe path from platform to platform. While many voters found the general idea of the map appealing, it was generally dismissed as a poor execution of the concept, even by its author.

Single Player division

Frosty Floe Zone
  • Rainy Jungle Zone by A Cat – 2.35
  • Medivo Zone Act 1 by glaber – 2.50
  • Frosty Floe Zone by Brawl – 3.75

Match division

Northern Desert Zone
  • MAPM1 – Northern Desert Zone by nightmare cenz/123 Runite – 8.14
  • MAPM2 – Digital Forest Zone by Metal Fighter – 5.14

Capture the Flag division

Heinous Hidehole Zone
  • MAPF1 – Frosted Meadows Zone by NitrousBunny – 4.38
  • MAPF2 – Dead Canyon Zone Act 1 by A Cat – 1.30
  • MAPF3 – Heinous Hidehole Zone by fickleheart – 5.75

Circuit division

Stupid Circuit Zone
  • MAPR1 – Stupid Circuit Zone by Fred – 3.00

Links


November/December

Host: FuriousFox/Mystic
Then-current SRB2 version: v2.0.6

Although this contest was considered an improvement of the previous one, the Single Player and Circuit divisions still had a large percentage of weak maps. The winner of the Single Player division, Twilight Isles Zone, was a very large and ambitious map that combined more traditional platforming sections with light puzzle elements. It was generally praised, although some of its sections were criticized for being unintuitive and confusing. The low number of votes for Match and CTF resulted in very close decisions in those divisions. Had votes after the deadline not been excluded, Setting Sands Zone would have won in the Match division and Volcanic Temple Zone in the CTF division. Orange Stream Zone only has 7 Match Starts, so loading the map with more than 7 players will crash the game. Celestial Sanctuary Zone was added to the official Match rotation in v2.1.

While the contest was running, FuriousFox spontaneously left the community without further notice and could not be contacted. No official results were declared until Mystic eventually stepped in, over a month after the voting deadline. Almost all late votes were excluded, and to address the lengthy delay and other issues with the OLDC, several substantial rules changes were put into effect for the next contest.

Single Player division

Twilight Isles Zone
  • Icicle Warehouse Zone Act 1 by glaber – 3.00
  • Flooded Mine Zone Act 1 by Spongecar – 1.75
  • Twilight Isles Zone by Thompson – 7.53

Match division

Setting Sands Zone
  • MAPM1 – Setting Sands Zone by ZarroTsu – 7.40
  • MAPM2 – Celestial Sanctuary Zone by Mystic – 7.00
  • MAPM3 – Quick Cliffs Zone by Scizor300 – 6.00
  • MAPM4 – Orange Stream Zone by Brawl – 3.33

Capture the Flag division

Seaside Strike Zone
  • MAPF1 – Castle CTF Zone by Teleporter 412 – 1.37
  • MAPF2 – Water Hall Zone by Kuba11 – 5.00
  • MAPF3 – Seaside Strike Zone by fickleheart – 6.00
  • MAPF4 – Gravity Garden Zone by Charybdizs – 4.50
  • MAPF5 – Volcanic Temple Zone by Metal Fighter – 5.42

Circuit division

Sunken Cave Zone
  • MAPR1 – Mushroom Hill Zone by Simsmagic – 5.57
  • MAPR2 – Cherry Canyon Zone by Katmint – 3.00
  • MAPR3 – Sunken Cave Zone by Kuba11 – 6.50
  • MAPR4 – Greenflower Rush Zone by Spongecar – 2.11
  • MAPR5 – Disco Dash Zone by Brawl – 0.66

Links

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