Posted by Sixen Jun 15, 2011 at 09:47 UTC
Custom Map Storage Increased from Blizzard
All I have to say is, yay!
Formation Defense 2.0 by wingednosering
Test your skills as a commander in this tactical defense game, where you and up to six other players attempt to protect your colony from hordes of enemies, while saving as many refugees as you can. The map has a very simple layout, allowing newcomers to sink their teeth into the standard defense formula while rewarding those who stick with the map with a wealth of strategic choices and abilities. Be warned: reaching and completing the final level, even on the easiest settings, is no easy task.
Equipped with its own set of achievements, nine factions to play as, multiple difficulty settings, multiple ways to win, and a simple, yet effective tech tree, this game provides a ton of replayability, while giving everybody enough options to grant them a comfortable challenge.
So what are you waiting for? Get out there and defend your colony!
Posted by Sixen Jun 12, 2011 at 21:35 UTC
Baneling Run by Feral
The goal of Baneling Run! is simple: survive as long as possible. Those of you who enjoyed those old school bound-styled maps from SC1 may enjoy this map. This map features some really cool things, like a saving system, achievements and statistics, spectator mode (so when you die you aren't out!), powerups, difficulties, and much, much more!
Posted by Sixen Jun 10, 2011 at 00:28 UTC
Star Piano by shardfenix
A few years ago, the Protoss and the Terran constructed a giant piano out of spare Templar Archives and Engineering Bays. It was lost during the Brood War, but has been rediscovered in nearly perfect condition.
Essentially, this is a giant Piano, with a back story! You select keys to play their sound, simply by clicking on each building. A pretty sweet function is the ability to hotgroup keys to make chords. Originally, the map was something fun for a birthday, but shardfenix recently published the map for everyone to play with, so go play some cool songs!
Posted by Sixen Jun 08, 2011 at 06:42 UTC
UPDATE: While we're on the topic, Shadow also released a cool Data duplicator tool.
Item Creator by ShadowDancer93
I came across this tool just recently that I thought was actually really cool. It works along the lines of templating data. Essentially what the program does, is it takes a pre-defined template of the item data, and changes it according to any specifications you set while creating the item. This is the beginning of something much bigger, as data templates can be used for many things, like hero creation, etc. I would stay tuned for more templating programs in the near future, as it's something i've been looking into as well, ;). Currently, this program can be used to create the following:
Physics Engine Tutorial by LosTacos
This is a pretty sweet tutorial that will help you implement a Physics Engine into your map, if you choose to... so... those of you that are interested or in need, go check it out!
Posted by Sixen Jun 06, 2011 at 06:11 UTC
Infested Arena 2 by Etravex
It has been 43 years since your last encounter with the Infested, which took place on a space station in a remote part of the Universe. You thought you were victorious after defeating the Broodmother. Little did you know that the Infested followed you back to your home planet in the Galminus system and have since been mutating, evolving and multiplying directly above you. It is clear to you that the Infested are far more powerful than they were last time. Mutant strains and cross breading has brought about new and terrifying Infested units. But, you are not easily discouraged... 43 years has brought about advancements of your own. Prepare yourself the Invasion is about to begin...
I would like to give a big thanks to everyone who participated in this Contest, I really enjoyed seeing all these memorable video game/movie scenes come to life in the world of Starcraft. Makes me want to go watch some movies I haven't seen in a while.... Anyway, thanks to everyone who participated, and congratulations to our top 3: Sephiex, xil_theMINISTER, and Qancakes! If you enjoyed this contest, keep your eye out, we're going to have another one in the somewhat near future.
1st - Mass Effect (by Sephiex), with 61 votes
To see their entries, check out the contest thread!