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ModCraft today at 18 GMT!

Posted by progammer Dec 22, 2010 at 14:47 UTC

ModCraft Christmas Special by Xaragoth + Otixa

It's the day kids. The day where we do magic! Get out of my sight you lousy old man in red cloths!

Today, at 18 GMT, we'll have a ModCraft Christmas Special!

To make you know if it's worth your time, I'll post a few of the topics we'll have:

Sound Design
Everything you need to know to get started with sounds and music! Do you feel the beat?

Game Design - Keep 'em playing
We'll be talking about Players, why you should have a good Tutorial, why Achievements have become important for Developers and how to spice up your game in general.

Art
Again, we'll be talking about Next-Gen here, but this time, we'll be a little bit in the "bigger scale" business. It'll also tell you about painting textures, nearly looking as good as Blizzards.

Play & Learn
To spice it up, we'll also have a little Play & Learn section. It's basically Custom Live, but not only limited to StarCraft 2 maps, but games in general. Because I couldn't decide what to play with you first (oh, so much good stuff came out!), we'll stick to StarCraft 2 this time and take a look at things there - again. For old times sake. Or lazyness. You name it.

Christmas for Meanies
We'll talk about Christmas and why it's awesome for bad people. Even those can have fun on Christmas! Also, some Christmas music, just to get you into the right spirits!

If you missed any of the previous shows, check here for all the VODs (they're 2-3 hour each).

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Bnet Custom Maps Spotlight

Posted by Sixen Dec 22, 2010 at 04:20 UTC

Blizzard changed the featured maps on Battle.net today, and here they are. You can simply click the map title to check their project pages here on Mapster as well, feel free to leave them feedback!

North America

Map Title: Zealot Frenzy
Author: Incinerate
Category: Footman Frenzy
Mode: 3v3v3v3
Description: Choose your hero and use teamwork to slay your enemies for minerals and upgrade your forces to dominate this 3-man-team-free-for-all!

Map Title: Original Poker Defense
Author: Spores
Category: Poker Defense
Mode: Poker Defense
Description: Using micro control skills of units and poker skills with a little luck, defeat all 50 enemy waves.

Europe

Title: Raynor Party
Author: blinn and seiken, published by grand
Category: Minigames
Mode: Free Play
Description: Recommended 4-8 players. A totally awesome party courtesy of the one and only Jim Raynor. Players compete in a series of minigames. Supports both Free Play and Tournament modes.

Title: SC1 VS SC2 3.2
Author: danielrh, published by APCMurdus
Category: Melee
Mode: 1v1
Description: Play as units from SC1, or SC2, or both, to annihilate and crush your opponents!

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Tron (Star Lightbikes)

Posted by progammer Dec 21, 2010 at 01:39 UTC

Star Lightbikes by Keldrif

If you have just watched the Tron: Legacy movie, you know what this map should be about :) Named Star Lightbikes to avoid copyright infringement, this map has pretty amazing visual and unnoticeable lag. Enjoy it now on Battlenet NA.

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I Mengsk

Posted by progammer Dec 20, 2010 at 01:36 UTC

Updates:Patch 1.2 is scheduled the first week of new year so Happy Holidays :)

I Mengsk by Mereelvion

SC2 Music is epic ! Add in some epic visual and you will get an epic cinematic. Mengsk is in his flagship watching over his fleet with his theme song playing in the background.

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Dark Swarm Assets

Posted by progammer Dec 19, 2010 at 03:32 UTC

Dark Swarm by AegisRunestone

If you have been a SC1 fans ever since, this Dark Swarm port over spell will sure entertain you. The spell is available for download as an assets and ready to plug into any map.

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