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Lord_of_Hell
HG News Director
posted 01-01-12 17:38 EST (US)         
Lords and Ladies, this year brings contests! On behalf of the Stronghold Heaven Staff I would like to invite everyone to compete in

The 2nd Fantasy Scenario Competition - For all games



The competition has closed



We are looking for fantasy/ficticious scenarios that can be set in any of the 6 games: Stronghold 1, Stronghold Crusader, Stronghold 2, Stronghold Legends, Stronghold Crusader Extreme or Stronghold 3. The scenario content is entirely up to you. The competition is designed to allow you all to let your imaginations run riot! The rules and mechanics of the competition are listed below:

- An user can join the competition with one or two scenarios: One for Stronghold 1, Stronghold Crusader or Stronghold Crusader: Extreme (Games Group I) and one for Stronghold 2, Stronghold Legends or Stronghold 3 (Games Group II)

- You must complete a new scenario, not a map already public on the downloads section of SHH or any other website (although you may use a semi-completed scenario from your hard drive)

- Only maps with scripting and preset gameplay. No skirmish, freebuild, castle builder, multiplayer maps are allowed.

- To join the contest, users will have to send their entries to Lord_of_Hell@heavengames.com along with any additional files (e.g. story/instructions).

- The entries are closing on 1st April 2012 Hopefully that will give enough time to everybody to show their best.

- There will be two winners, one for Games Group I and one for Games Group II (see the meanings upper)

- Entries will be judged by members of Stronghold Heaven Staff on unique scenario design, a strong story and/or instructions, excellent use of the editor and a genuine 'feel' of fantasy or fiction throughout your scenario.

- Eye candy is up to the designer. Lack of them will not affect the score.


Additional Notes & Updates


- In case you send your entry earlier then update your scenario, you can always re-send your entry and the last one will count. However, do not spam with entries.
In addition, the entries you send will have to be complete. Do not send files with the purpose to complete an earlier entry. If you forget something, re-send everything again.

- The Story counts equally as any other category (design, balance etc). Since it's a fantasy scenario, the story is a must. To keep it easy for everyone we will follow the review guidelines:
> No text -1.
> A couple of lines that dont really explain the map or objectives - 2.
> A basic story that explains what the map is about- 3.
> Good, compressive and detailed story - 4
> Exceptional story - 5.
Rating goes down if there are grammar/spelling mistakes. No, you don't have to write a novel. If you found your map idea, words should come by themselves.

- Who are the exact judges?
Games Group I (SH1; SHC; SHC:E): Lord_of_Hell & Peter2008 & DeSteff2222
Games Group II (SH2; SHL; SH3): Doomsword & Stratego
Judges will evaluate each map in particular then compare them and decide together which is the best. Their decision is final.

- After the judges will have decided the best map for each Games Group, participants will be invited to submit their scenarios to the Stronghold Heaven Downloads section. [Edit 2nd April: No reason to further delay the maps publication. They are free to be released]
Soon after they are approved, each of them will receive at least one review from the judges.

The closing date for entries is 1st April 2012. The judging time will depend on the number of entries. Afterwards, the winners and their maps will be spotlighted in a news post.
Prize: The winners will get a Custom Title in the forums.

In this thread you can: ask questions, announce your participation, post pictures and updates from your contest map or suggest additions. Updates of the post will be noted in a post if required.

You may not submit your contest map to the download section until 1st April 2012 when the entries are closed.
In addition, Staff members that are judges must not playtest maps that are going to join the competition. This has to be in the users' attention as well. You can eventually request playtesting from another user but maps that have been tested by a judge and Staff member will not join the competition.

Who has announced his participation? (Click on a nickname to view his map updates!)
PerfectImperfect, Aleks S I (SH-K), Fayez2010, SkullHeroLord, WL_D Arthus, Charles of Tours (SH-K), wolfman4god, Duc Volpe (SH-K), PaultheDubious (SH-K), Adam the First, GiGaBaNE, AZ ViTrAzhAs, La LUmiere (Lord Falkord from SFH), Gryfon (SFH), The Dragonheart, Sir Killer CDL (SFH), Korsfarer Mogens, LordBlackadder.
Who has sent his entry ?
PaultheDubious (SH-K), Korsfarer Mogens, LordBlackadder
, Duc Volpe (SH-K), Fayez2010, Sir_Vet, Charles of Tours, WL_D Arthus, La LUmiere, Heroesflorian.


With that said, let us see as much competitors and competitive spirit as possible!

Good luck competing and have fun designing,
The Stronghold Heaven Staff

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[This message has been edited by Lord_of_Hell (edited 04-03-2012 @ 05:48 PM).]

AuthorReplies:
Lord_of_Hell
HG News Director
posted 05-08-12 15:31 EST (US)     126 / 162       
As far as I know him he's either too busy or he's got network issues. I wouldn't worry that much though, I'm sure he's missing for good reasons

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Korsfarer Mogens
Archer
posted 05-08-12 16:24 EST (US)     127 / 162       
I don't know Peter2008 (except from his work here), but he doesn't strike me as a person who would commit himself to something, and then just drop it without informing anyone else involved (HeavenGame staff). That's the reason I'm worried!
Duc Volpe
Archer
posted 05-09-12 11:27 EST (US)     128 / 162       
I sincerely hope for the best, regarding Peter2008's well-being.
Fayez2010
Archer
posted 05-10-12 04:51 EST (US)     129 / 162       
I hope best for both Peter2008 and I hope that the word "very soon" will not stray from its meaning.

Titanic is as strong, even God can't sink it.
La LUmiere
Archer
posted 05-24-12 12:44 EST (US)     130 / 162       
Do we have any news on peter or competition ?
Lord_of_Hell
HG News Director
posted 05-24-12 13:45 EST (US)     131 / 162       
No news from Peter, and I'm in the exams period, which is why I was less active. It's just me and DeSteff judging now.

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Duc Volpe
Archer
posted 06-29-12 03:14 EST (US)     132 / 162       
Has the competition been halted indefinitely?
ericgolf
Earl
posted 06-29-12 15:28 EST (US)     133 / 162       
Has the competition been halted indefinitely
No. But the judging is taking longer than expected. It took quite a while for the judges to announce the winners the last time there was a competition before this one. I was an entrant back then (2009 I think maybe?) and patience was the order of the day for the contestants then

He who hesitates is.... er....
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Heroesflorian
Archer
posted 07-30-12 13:42 EST (US)     134 / 162       
How long will judging still take (roughly)?

Will we have to wait for some more days, weeks, or months?

I originally wanted to wait until the judges have finished and I know what should/could be improved at my competition-map, and correct some things before submitting it in the downloads, but when the judging takes some more months I will submit it in the next few weeks.

Ever expect the unexpected!
Life is a row of mistakes, but avoiding them will not make life shorter!
Every kind of biological life is egoistical, but the human race is the only known one that successfully manages to destroy the living room of its own descendants.

Some of my better creations: The Ancient Knight, Ain Ebel Warfare, United AIV, Dark Skies over Al'Shareed
The Dragonheart
Archer
posted 07-30-12 21:15 EST (US)     135 / 162       
I hope you're not still waiting for Peter. If he disappeared without a word, then we shouldn't have to wait for him.

I really want to play some of these awesome maps, especially Fayez's.
Lord_of_Hell
HG News Director
posted 08-02-12 14:11 EST (US)     136 / 162       
Feel free to upload it, Heroes. Just mention in the description or title that it's a Competition scenario.
No, we're not waiting for Peter anymore. I'll try my best to pick the winner in the next few days.

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Lord_of_Hell
HG News Director
posted 08-03-12 18:29 EST (US)     137 / 162       
It's been a while, some issues have showed up, one Judge had stepped down, but eventually DeSteff and I have reached to a conclusion as for the Games Group I entry winner.

Our decision will be announced over few days, on 8th August. Be sure to keep an eye around here to hear the news and congratulate the winner!

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Lord_of_Hell
HG News Director
posted 08-08-12 07:55 EST (US)     138 / 162       
Lords and Ladies, winner of Games Group I, which is part of the 2nd Stronghold Heaven Fantasy Contest, is... Duc Volpe a.k.a Leto with his incredible fantasy scenario DAO - Ostagar!

There was a real challenge to pick a single winner since most maps had an impressive quality, each bringing out different features and highly original ideas. We, the judges, have also decided upon the 2nd and 3rd place, even though only the 1st place will get the prize.

Being quite close to winning, WL_D Arthus and his The Devil's Elbow gets 2nd place!
The honorable 3rd place goes to La LUmiere a.k.a. Lord Falkord & Mickions and his scenario callled The City of Falkions

Congratulations Duc Volpe and thank you everyone for your hard work!

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[This message has been edited by Lord_of_Hell (edited 08-08-2012 @ 05:47 PM).]

Duc Volpe
Archer
posted 08-08-12 11:01 EST (US)     139 / 162       
Wohoo! Did not expect that, but it was worth the wait.
The Dragonheart
Archer
posted 08-08-12 13:19 EST (US)     140 / 162       
Congratulations.

Also a nice job to the runners up.
La LUmiere
Archer
posted 08-08-12 16:08 EST (US)     141 / 162       
We are happy of our result even if we expected to be 1st
Congratulation to Leto for winning the contest and to Arthus for his 2nd place (and for all your others maps i tried wich are very good !)

We are very curious to see the other maps and the reviews
For now we give the link of our map "The City Of Falkions" that we made, and you forgot to say that Mickions made the map too ^^

here is the link of the map : http://stronghold.heavengames.com/downloads/showfile.php?fileid=7325
And here is the trailer : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xep_Orzjm_c&feature=g-upl

We had a lot of fun in making that map even if we couldn't made it as we wanted because the time was too short for a so huge project ! And we wait some reviews to edit it for a full version


Regards,
Falkord and Mickions

[This message has been edited by La LUmiere (edited 08-10-2012 @ 03:01 AM).]

ericgolf
Earl
posted 08-09-12 16:41 EST (US)     142 / 162       
Congratulations, Duc Volpe!

Also, well done to WL_D Arthus and La LUmiere for their 2nd and 3rd place maps and to all the other map makers who took part!

P.S.
Duc Volpe's map can be found here and La LUmiere's map can be found here in the DLs.
'Just waiting for WL_D Arthus's
Edit: And here it is

[This message has been edited by ericgolf (edited 08-10-2012 @ 03:15 PM).]

Korsfarer Mogens
Archer
posted 08-09-12 17:13 EST (US)     143 / 162       
Congratulations, Duc Volpe!
Heroesflorian
Archer
posted 08-09-12 19:40 EST (US)     144 / 162       
Congratulation to the winner(s)!

These maps are fantastic - not only due to the topic of the competition !

Ever expect the unexpected!
Life is a row of mistakes, but avoiding them will not make life shorter!
Every kind of biological life is egoistical, but the human race is the only known one that successfully manages to destroy the living room of its own descendants.

Some of my better creations: The Ancient Knight, Ain Ebel Warfare, United AIV, Dark Skies over Al'Shareed
WL_D Arthus
Master Illuminator
posted 08-10-12 09:42 EST (US)     145 / 162       
Congratulations Duc Volpe

I'll have to give some of these maps a try over the weekend!
Sir_Vet
Swordsman
posted 08-10-12 11:35 EST (US)     146 / 162       
Congratulations to the winners and all who posted maps for the contest, some fantastic results!

Sir_Vet
Lord_of_Hell
HG News Director
posted 08-10-12 17:08 EST (US)     147 / 162       
Here are the lists on who will review each scenario. I will be away for about a week so DeSteff will start the work. The maps list has been randomized using Random.org and here is the order of reviewing for each judge:

DeSteff2222:

SHC - Battle of the beasts - Lord Blackadder
SHC - Dark Skies over Al'Shareed - Heroesflorian
SH1 - The Devil's elbow - Arthus
SH1 - DAO Ostagar - Duc Volpe
SH1 - Attack of the wolfen - PaultheDubious

Lord_of_Hell:

SHC - Forsaken Valley - fayez2010
SH1 - DAO - Ostagar - Duc Volpe
SH1 - Westhelm - Charles of Tours
SH1 - The Devil's Elbow - Arthus
SH1 - The Nine Gates of Hell - by Korsfarer Mogens
SHC - Abunding - by Sir_Vet
SHC - The City of the Falkions - by Falkord

Note: If a certain map hasn't been uploaded to Stronghold Heaven Downloads' section by the time the review for it has to be published, it will be skipped until the scenario is available on the site.

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MrTheKing77
Archer
posted 08-11-12 07:00 EST (US)     148 / 162       
do it will be part 3 of contest?
Lord_of_Hell
HG News Director
posted 08-11-12 16:52 EST (US)     149 / 162       
I don't know what you mean, but the contest has ended already.

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The Dragonheart
Archer
posted 08-11-12 18:16 EST (US)     150 / 162       
He's asking if there will be a 3rd Fantasy Competition sometime in the future.

SHH should hold a competition once a year, it could bring some activity back.
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