Featured Map: Abstract Thoughts by lifdoff

Thumbnail of the map 'Abstract Thoughts'

If ever there were a level for EddyMataGallos to optimize, this fiendishly difficult jumper by lifdoff would have to be a prime candidate. Don't let the minimalist tileset fool you, because, like Lucidium's perennial classic, "Halftone" [], looks can be deceiving. Speaking of deceiving looks, pay no attention to the current 2-star rating this map has, either; this map is a beauty. — ska

Regarding the (lack of) activity of the site

For the past month, we have averaged about ~.89 maps a day. It is clear to everyone that still bothers to go on this site that the activity has dwindled to a low point, only rivaled by times when the site was frequently down for over-activity. If activity continues in the pattern of the past few years, the site will be in a state of virtual comatose, only kept alive by the fact that Arachnid hasn't pulled the plug on us just yet.

Because of this, I will allow one of the major rules on the site to be broken, if only temporary and within reason: frequency of posts. I will allow users to post as frequently as they want to, within the reasoning of not flooding the hot maps page and not, whether purposefully or unpurposefully, pushing other users' maps off the hot maps page. I trust the users on the site to intrinsically understand what I mean and to be mindful of others on the website.

Secondly, I will attempt an experiment. To give users further reason to post, I will be giving out custom titles to users that have been noticeably active on the site, whether through commenting or posting maps. Because a lot of us have custom titles already, I will allow users two options with this experiment. The first is to make a completely new custom title for them, and the second is to add a title on with a comma (ex., say your custom title is "Captain Obvious", and you want to add "Admiral Oblivious" to it. It will appear as, "Captain Obvious, Admiral Oblivious", with the title separated by a comma.)

Thirdly, I will be taking user criticism on this post [] to see what users think about these changes to the site, and to any changes at all.

Thank you,
- Sunset.

Hellidays Results

The results are in! Congratulations to this NUMACon's three winners!

1. Christmas Day for Adrenaline Junkies [] by lifdoff
2. Hell's Bells [] by script
3. Santa's Workshop [] by NachoCheese

Thanks to all that participated and to Tempus for judging. Now everybody can go and make maps for parttwo. :^)


NUMACon: Part Two

I know that the Hellidays maps haven't been judged yet, but that's because I am currently travelling and unable to spend much time sorting it out. However, I am working on it and the results will come. For now, I thought we could stack up my duties with another contest to judge!

NUMACon: Part Two
This NUMACon is called Part Two. You must create a map that is a sequel to another map, it may help if the chosen map is well known. Your goal is to have your map resemble the other map’s style, concepts, and visuals without copying them exactly. Post your maps with the tag ‘parttwo’ to enter them into the contest. Every mapper can post up to 3 maps! Happy mapping!
Posting Dates: April 12 to June 1



i would just like to say merry christmas and happy holidays, and a happy soon-to-be new year, from me to you

stay golden

Tag Happy Hellidays maps with "hellidays"

Posted:2015-12-14 []
- DaggaFork

The future of NUMA: Reviews and other stuff

Alright, now that NUMA is back, I would like to get reviews back going on an as regularly as possible - preferably one a day, but I know that that's (probably) not realistic.

All active reviewers will remain on the roster for the time being, and I'd ask you to please claim a couple of dates - let's say a minimum of two a month, that sound good? - on this spreadsheet [].

If anybody else wishes to become a reviewer, please PM me with two sample reviews along with links to the maps that they are for. I can't really guarantee anything, but given the vacancies we have, your chances are pretty good of becoming a member of the review team.

Other than that, NUMA has been working pretty smoothly for me so far, but if you find any errors persisting, don't hesitate to contact either any of us admins (that's me, DaggaFork and sunset at the moment) or Tempus_Fugit (who's brother is the hero that managed to return NUMA to functionality) - we can all be reached either by comments on our maps or via the forums.

Happy mapping, and once again, welcome back!

>> lifdoff

Posting is back!


Haunt Results & NUMACON: Happy Hellidays!

Congratulations to macrohenry [] for his Haunt win! His map Trick or Trick took the win in a unanimous vote from all three judges! Thank you everyone (all 4 of you) for the amazing submissions. The maps can be played here on the forum. []


This December through January is the Holiday NUMACON. This year submissions should be difficult maps with a holiday theme. You can submit maps to the Happy Hellidays forum post [] or to the Happy Hellidays reddit thread []. Submissions must be in before the end of January. There is no limit to submitted maps. If you would like to be a judge for this or any NUMACON in the future send me a PM on the forums. Merry mapping!

The New NUMA Subreddt

NUMA has been dead for a while and map sharing has been slow on the forums. In an effort to revive the mapping community somewhat, we have decided to try a different way of sharing maps that, unlike the forums, offers a better way of directly commenting on maps and interacting with other mappers and, thus, I present:

The NUMA Subreddit []

If you are still an active mapper and just itching to share maps, runs on maps or just to engage in discussion or dish out compliments for other well-made maps, head over there and join us in our efforts to keep this community alive despite any technical issues plaguing this site.

I'll see you over there!


Reminder that you can still share maps with others!

Posted:2015-10-12 will take you to the forum thread. As of this post, there was a map posted there three days ago, with a demo on said map posted since. Is it ideal? Hell no, and I'm just as sad as the rest of you that it's come to this. But for those of you who want to keep mapping, this is surely better than quitting entirely. And I'm not making any promises, and I know it's been a struggle for a while, but who knows? Hopefully we can figure something out.