ES Scenario Remake Competition

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Welcome to the first ever ES Scenario remake competition!

The aim of the contest is to remake a scenario from any of the Age of Kings/The Conquerors campaigns in a better way. If you feel that ES made a botch out of some historical event, or that some scenario or campaign could be better done, here's your chance!

Rules

  • Your submission should be one scenario only. PLEASE submit in .cpx format. It makes it much easier to play via campaign menu. Name the submission as ESRC12_ and submit to blacksmith.

  • The scenario should be based on one or more of the scenarios in Age of kings/The conquerors campaigns. You are allowed to take artistic license, but please do not submit something completely random, like "Montezuma saves village from a jaguar".

  • Modpacks and data editing are NOT allowed. This is an ES scenario remake competition after all. The units provided by ES should suffice. You may however use a 'designers' editor, or unlock hidden units - as long as there is no custom .dat file needed to play the scenario.

  • Custom sounds and music ARE allowed.

  • You can't enter anything already submitted to the blacksmith (i.e. entries must have been made specifically for this competition).

  • The deadline is August 22, 2012. Sufficient time to do justice to ES scenarios.

    Judging

    Playability - out of 20
    Creativity and story - out of 20
    Map design - out of 10
    Total: out of 50

    Entries submitted to the blacksmith

    Attila the Hun- Invasion of Italy by NertyOX
    Joan's ride to Chinon by CarolKarine
    Call of the Middle East - Barbarossa's March by Fanica
    Battle of Muhi- Pax Mongolia by Gallas
    La Noche Triste by Sarn
    Shadows of Betrayal by shieldwolf23
    Kyoto by Biro

    RESULTS

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    1st Place: Shadows of Betrayal by shieldwolf23 - 114 pts

    Shadows of Betrayal is an excellent remake of the Manzikert scenario of the ES campaign. Not only is it more historically accurate, but it lets us play multiple different sides and follow their different viewpoints in this epic conflict.

    Download here!

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    2nd Place: La Noche Triste by Sarn - 109 pts

    La Noche Triste is a remake of the aztec scenario of the same name. Follow the exploits of the aztec resistance, who aim to overcome the Spanish domination over their lands.

    Download here!

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    3rd Place: Joan's ride to Chinon by CarolKarine - 107 pts

    Joan's ride to Chinon is a makeover of the ES scenario and follows it closely, but with a lot of improvements. It also has multiple ways in which you can proceed through the scenario.

    Download here!

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    4th Place: Battle of Muhi- Pax Mongolia by Gallas - 84 pts

    This is a fixed force battle between the Hungarian and Mongolian forces based on historical events.

    Download here!

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    5th place: Call of the Middle East - Barbarossa's March by Fanica - 71 pts

    Follow the Holy Roman Emperor Barbarossa in his journey during the crusades.

    Download here!

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    6th place: Attila the Hun- Invasion of Italy by NertyOX

    A creatively envisioned story for Attila the Hun, with some historical background.

    Download here!

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    7th place: Kyoto by Biro

    An interesting RPG, with the background being the ES scenario Kyoto.

    Download here!

    Scores

    Scores by the judges: ( in the order playability/creativity/map design = total )
    Max marks for each category is : 20/20/10 = 50

    Jatayu's scores

    Shadows of Betrayal.................... 17/19/10 = 46
    La Noche Triste........................ 15/17/9 = 41
    Battle of Muhi- Pax Mongolia........... 13/17/8 = 38
    Joan's ride to Chinon.................. 13/15/9 = 37
    Call of the Middle East................ 8/5/8 = 21
    Kyoto.................................. 6/7/6 = 19
    Attila the Hun......................... 7/4/5 = 16

    Popey's scores

    Joan's ride to Chinon.................. 15/14/7 = 36
    Shadows of Betrayal.................... 10/15/5 = 30
    La Noche Triste........................ 11/10/7 = 28
    Call of the Middle East................ 7/6/6 = 19
    Kyoto.................................. 4/6/4 = 19
    Attila the Hun......................... 7/8/3 = 18
    Battle of Muhi- Pax Mongolia........... 6/8/3 = 17

    Leif's scores

    La Noche Triste........................ 16/16/8 = 40
    Shadows of Betrayal.................... 15/15/8 = 38
    Joan's ride to Chinon.................. 12/14/8 = 34
    Call of the Middle East................ 14/11/6 = 31
    Attila the Hun......................... 12/11/7 = 30
    Battle of Muhi- Pax Mongolia........... 12/11/6 = 29
    Kyoto.................................. (unrated, avg ) = 19

    Total scores - out of 150

    Shadows of Betrayal.................... 46+30+38 = 114
    La Noche Triste........................ 41+28+40 = 109
    Joan's ride to Chinon.................. 37+36+34 = 107
    Battle of Muhi- Pax Mongolia........... 38+17+29 = 84
    Call of the Middle East................ 21+19+31 = 71
    Attila the Hun......................... 16+18+30 = 64
    Kyoto.................................. 19+19+19 = 57

    Congrats to the winners, and thanks for taking part in this contest!