Featured Map: Me, myself and I by amconline

Thumbnail of the map 'Me, myself and I'

I feel like amconline is one of Numa’s more underrated authors. He consistently posted maps that are just enjoyable; “Me, Myself and I” is no exception. This map looks like a mindless parkour romp, but it actually will require some careful rocket manipulation to get all the gold efficiently. That being said, I was able to find a speedy route that doesn’t compromise fluidity, and it left me feeling accomplished. #humblebrag. — ska

NUMACon: Oodles

This month's challenge is to make a map utilizing oneways. They're pretty buggy, so don't be afraid to exploit the hell out of them. Oneways should be the main theme of the map too, not just a small part of it. Three maps per author, and be sure to tag them Oodles [] so that I can find them. Judges will be me and probably me again. Maps must be submitted by 1 September.


I would also like to mention that nominations for The Dronies are still ongoing and that I only need about ten more submissions before voting can begin. If you scroll down to the Wintercon post you'll see all the necessary links and information necessary to nominate maps. So please, take the time to do your part for the community. The future of NUMA depends on you. But no pressure or anything.

>> Aidiera

Oblique Results

In a stunning turn of events, NachoCheese and I had two completely different top-five lists, so in fairness I'm going to award each of our two favorites. So without further ado...

0th :: Fern by macrohenry []
0th :: super by Invalid []
1st :: Parkour by ChrisE []
1st :: 45 Tilted Drums by script []

Some comments are here. [] Many thanks for participating, everyone. Stay tuned for the next NUMACon, coming February 2019. :p

>> Aidiera

Regarding the number of maps on the hot maps page per user:

The traditional rule was that each user could have two maps on the hot maps page at any given time. But these days, that doesn't really work, and it unfairly restricts users' posting rates, as maps with no ratings at all can stay on the page for four days.

So instead, the rule from here on out (a rule that always existed but was rarely talked about): 5 maps per user per day, maximum. And try not to submit all 5 at once, as we don't want some unlucky soul submitting their map half an hour before someone else pushes their map down five spots. This should allow anyone to post maps to their heart's content (within reason) and possibly increase activity here.

If you have any questions, just leave me a message on one of my maps, or find me on irc in #music or #n-mapping.

- Rose

NUMACon :: Oblique

For February's contest, you must make maps using only slanted tiles. (The border is the only part that can be flat if you wish to include it.) The little half-tile sides on 2-tiles and 3-tiles are allowed however. No 4 / 8 tiles either; those will be for another 'con. I don't know who will judge, though I'm hoping 'hooz will accept my offer. Submissions are open until 1 March, and up to three maps per author. Tag your maps oblique [] and have fun!

>> Aidiera

PS see the post below for information on the Dronies.

Wintercon Results & The Dronies: 2013

Part The First

0th << It's a Hailstorm! [] by Mohit_Ghune
1st << snow [] by Invalid
2nd << Sixfold Straightforward [] by script
3rd << A Snow Globe and A harsh Wind [] by IodineEnvy
4th << Guess What This Map Is About [] by lsudny

Critiques are here []. Thank you all for participating! The next NUMACon will be in February.

Part The Second

How to nominate maps for the 2013 Dronies:

1. PM Aidiera [] on the forums to ask for a code.
2. Go to the webform [] site and paste the seven-letter code in the first box and a link to your NUMA profile in the second box.
4. Nom nom nom! You get up to three nominations per category. You can nominate one map for more than one category, but only once in each category.

Any questions will be answered in this thread. [] Get to it!

>> Aidiera

Your attention please.

Do not report maps for being objectively terrible. That is not against the rules, although I wish it was. Merry Christmas.


Wintercon + Dronies

Firstly, I don't get many snowy days. None, actually. So perhaps some of you can make this December a white one for me. Make any sort of winter-themed map you'd like and tag it wintercon []. Two maps per person, and the judges will be TommyWiseau, DaggaFork and myself.

Secondness, the 2013 Dronies are almost upon us, so take some time to go through the year's maps and chose your nominations. I'm continuing the process of using a 'code' that I PM you on the forums to verify your account on the webform site. Message me on the forums and I will send you a seven-letter word which will be your code. The form is HERE [] but submissions won't be open until January.

>> Aidiera

Here are the FRIGHT NIGHT winners!

0th: Turtle and Human Come Back From the Dead by lfaber []
1st: Gluttony by Tempus_Fugit []
2nd: Mr.October by IodineEny []
3rd: The Dead Shall Rise Again by blue_rocks []
4th: 37-2: Multiple Possesion Fuhai no Onna by deep_blue []

I've posted my critiques and Chrdrenkmann's top five here []. The next NUMACon will be announced at the end of November, but you'd best practice mapping until then.

Happy Halloween!

>> Aidiera

HallowCON and Reviewer Revivals

Akin to last year's HallowCON [], this year's HallowCON will be called FRIGHT NIGHT. [] I'm looking for very atmospheric maps, full of shadowy scare parts and pointy death bits. Submit your maps between October 1st and 30th and tag them "FN".

Also, I'm sure many of you are a little disappointed with how few and far between the featured maps have been. So let's get some fresh blood (mwahahah). If you think you can write two reviews a month and have the best taste in maps ever, leave me a comment on this map: []

Have fun and brush your teeth daily.

>> Aidiera

Perplex Results


There were many good choices, but even more challenges and clever ideas which you guys thought of. TommyWiseau, lfaber and I made our judgements, and TW says, "the most important aspect in judging is how much the map motivated us to complete it; not only because of how fun it was, but also because of our desire to discover how much creativity had been put into the puzzle mechanics."

1. Phantom Corridors [] by Nexx
2. Crosseyed and Painless [] by anco
3. It appears I can't compete with image maps. [] by NachoCheese
4. Skyood [] by DDRave
5. Hell Yeah [] by da_guru

I can't say for sure when the next NUMACon will be, but if you have any suggestions for themes (not enemy-based) leave me a comment. Keep up the excellent mapping, y'all.

>> Aidiera