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Competition Might & Magic X Open Development: Design your own dungeon!

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Infinitron, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Tags: Limbic Entertainment; Might & Magic X: Legacy; Ubisoft

    Well, this is unexpected. After having determined all of the general characteristics of the user-designed dungeon, the Might & Magic X Legacy team are now asking fans to design the dungeon itself. I mean, literally graph it out in an Excel spreadsheet. Here are the details of the competition:

    BUILD THE COMMUNITY DUNGEON LAYOUT

    Karsten, our Lead Level Designer, Johannes Level/Content Designer and I prepared a dungeon layout template for you guys in order for you to design your personal proposal for the community dungeon layout, that will enter the shortlist and might be voted by the whole community in order to see it later ingame.

    Please note that you need to open the Excel template either in Microsoft office or in Open Office in order to work with it properly.

    THIS IS HOW IT WORKS:

    The layout is built on a square grid, consisting of 26*26 tiles. Each cell can be used to place Shantiri Ruins tiles (indoor or outdoor) as well as objects (creatures, teleporter etc.) – according to the Legend, you can see on the right hand side.

    A dungeon should at least consist of:
    • Entry & Exit
    • Walls & Paths
    Within the files you’ll see a picture of each tile set object as reference examples and one summarizing them, which illustrates the size proportions and relations:

    There are some other constraints for your dungeon layout proposal, too:
    • The dungeon should only consist of max. 2 levels (upstairs and/or downstairs)
    • If you happen to place a locked door, don’t forget to place the key somewhere.
    • If you happen to place a secret door, please keep in mind, that the player needs the according blessing in order for him/her to find it.
    • If you place a teleporter, make sure you place a second one
    • If you place a bridge, please note that the player can either walk over it OR under it, but not both.
    Only dungeons that meet the above criteria will be picked by the level design team for the whole community to vote on (3 will reach the shortlist as usual).

    You are also free to write us some notes about the general atmosphere of the dungeon, the lighting, room usage or similar. Also, you are free to send us a link to a mood picture (i.e. especially dark atmosphere), if you want to make your point real clear.

    UPLOADING YOUR PROPOSAL

    Once you’re ready please upload your dungeon design layout and/or mood files and share with us your link within a comment beneath this blog post - until Sunday, 11.08.2013.

    Have fun!

    How awesome is that? In case you're thinking of participating, the full update has some example images, including a sample dungeon layout.
     
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  2. Brother None inXile Entertainment Developer

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    That is an awesome combo of old-school and crowd-sourcing. Good stuff :bro:
     
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  3. Luzur Prestigious Gentleman Good Sir

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    but what if you want to make a dungeon that have parts placed over a chasm? like bridges on stone pillars over a dark depth?
     
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  4. Dorateen Arcane

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    I wonder if anyone is going to claim it's unfair that these fans are not compensated for their work, and are being used little better than slaves, exploited by Limbic Entertainment.
     
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  5. Broseph Filthy Degenerate Dumbfuck

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    :incline: If I had more time on my hands right now I would submit something. MMX needs some Codexian incline.
     
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  6. Rpguy Arbiter

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    You just did :P
     
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  7. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    It's about as unfair as me not getting paid to post these news. ( :oops: )
     
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  8. Monty Arcane

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  9. Rpguy Arbiter

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    Here is another one:bro: I would give you a real one if I could :( for some reason it is not available...
     
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  10. norolim Arbiter

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    They are definitely doing a good job with this crowdfunding-style community involvement. I'm really surprised Ubi gave them so much freedom with regards to this. Hope there'll be some good Codex submissions.
     
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  11. Dorateen Arcane

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    A preemptive strike made in jest. I'm sure no one would seriously suggest such a thing.
     
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  12. Luzur Prestigious Gentleman Good Sir

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    it would be swell of DU to surprise us with high brofist counts by exchanging those into hard cash.
     
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  13. Excidium P. banal

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    I need to populate it
     
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