Defend the Spot Contest 2013

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Welcome to the third Defend the Spot scenario design competition (DtS competition). Held two years back to back in 2007 and 2008, it has been five years since it was held. We hope for many excellent entries. This type of competition is not very difficult, so it is an excellent way for newer designers to show off their creativity. Don't hesitate to join!

So, what is a "Defend the Spot" scenario? Simple. The basic premise that you have to hold out for a while in a limited area against superior forces. The most common type of DtS scenario is a defense of a fortified castle or city against hordes of invaders, but a DtS can be the defense of anything - a forest village, a newly-found treasure, a hill during a surprise attack, the king's ship in the middle of the sea - the possibilities are only limited by your imagination!

For good examples of DtS scenarios, check out these scenarios:

Assault on Killgary - by White Champion (winner of the 2008 DtS Competition)
Defend the Island 4 - by Lord Basse (winner of the 2007 DtS Competition)
Blood of the Bear - by Mashek

Rules:

  • Only one entry per forummer. No teams.

  • There are no restrictions on styles - you can have fixed force, build and destroy, even role playing defend the spot games. Your scenario cannot be wholly a cutscene, however.

  • The game must be a single player game. No multiplayer.

  • Any game modifications are allowed as long as they don't change the data files. Trigger Studio, Userpatch, graphics mods, language file edits, and other non-data file modifications are allowed.
  • Deadline:

    All entries must be submitted to the Blacksmith by 11:59 forum time (CST), January 12, 2014.

    Judging:

    Traditionally this contest has been a community-led contest. While the staff is hosting it this year, we are encouraging community members to be the judges. If you are interested on being a judge, sign up in the thread.

    Judges:

    1. Felipe Vidal
    2. Basse
    3. paperclip007

    The maps will be judged out of 50 points in the following categories:

    Playability: 15
    Creativity and Story: 15
    Map design: 10
    Balance: 10

    RESULTS

    And the results are in! Lildbehr is the winner!

    Paperclip's scores are first. Felipe Vidal's scores are second. Notice that the judges had some problems playing shieldwolf and Vault Boy's entries. Sadly enough, if paperclip had found shieldwolf's entry playable, he'd be in the running for the best entry.

    Lildbehr:
    Playability: 12/15, 12/15 = 24/30
    Creativity/Story: 11/15, 14/15 = 25/30
    Map Design: 8/10, 8/10 = 16/20
    Balance: 10/10, 8/10 = 18/20
    Total: 41/50, 41/50 = 82/100

    icevin:
    Playability: 12/15, 15/15 = 27/30
    Creativity/Story: 10/15, 11/15 = 21/30
    Map Design: 7/10, 7/10 = 14/20
    Balance: 10/10, 9/10 = 14/20
    Total: 39/50, 42/50 = 81/100

    Seonid:
    Playability: 13/15, 8/15 = 21/30
    Creativity/Story: 14/15, 15/15 = 29/30
    Map Design: 6/10, 8/10 = 14/20
    Balance: 8/10, 6/10 = 14/20
    Total: 41/50, 37/50 = 78/100

    nhoobish_est:
    Playability: 10/15, 8/15 = 18/30
    Creativity/Story: 10/15, 12/15 = 22/30
    Map Design: 8/10, 8/10 = 16/20
    Balance: 6/10, 8/10 = 14/20
    Total: 34/50, 36/50 = 70/100

    Lord_VenGalen:
    Playability: 5/15, 10/15 = 15/30
    Creativity/Story: 12/15, 14/15 = 26/30
    Map Design: 6/10, 8/10 = 14/20
    Balance: 6/10, 9/10 = 15/20
    Total: 29/50, 40/50 = 69/100

    Slave25000:
    Playability: 8/15, 13/15 = 21/30
    Creativity/Story: 7/15, 10/15 = 17/30
    Map Design: 8/10, 9/10 = 17/20
    Balance: 6/10, 7/10 = 13/20
    Total: 29/50, 38/50 = 67/100

    shieldwolf23:
    Playability: X/15, 14/15 = 14/30
    Creativity/Story: 5/15, 15/15 = 20/30
    Map Design: 6/10, 10/10 = 14/20
    Balance: X/10, 9/10 = 9/20
    Total: 11/50, 48/50 = 59/100

    Vault Boy:
    Playability: 6/15, X/15 = 6/30
    Creativity/Story: 6/15, 11/15 = 17/30
    Map Design: 6/10, 8/10 = 14/20
    Balance: 4/10, X/10 = 4/20
    Total: 22/50, 19/50 = 41/100