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Featured map for 2019-01-17: Super Spelunky [The End] by Nexx

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Many years ago, Nexx and I were both part of a large community project called "Memoirs of the Ancients", a 500-map pack made by some of NUMA's best, most innovative authors. Nexx was one of the most passionate members of the project, helping everyone become better authors and finding a unique style. The project was never finished. When I replayed this map, it reminded me of the care and thought that was put into this place by Nexx and others. This is the final map from a great author. I hope you enjoy solving it as much as I did. — origami_alligator

Featured map for 2019-01-09: Fissure by 1211

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DDA, short for "Don't Do Anything", seem to be a dead art form. Like art, it's difficult to conceive of how one creates a masterpiece such as this. What makes this special is the use of the "prisoner" style, where the ninja is caught between two enemies for a significant portion of the map. The feat itself sounds impossible, and yet 1211 manages to have created something that leaves me in awe. There were many creative, unique, and innovative pioneers of the DDA map that laid the groundwork for 1211. This one set the benchmark for all those to follow. — origami_alligator

Featured map for 2019-01-05: Take On Me by SkyRay

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This is a beautiful map by SkyRay. It has clouds, and cows, and a hot air balloon. Don't judge by the thumbnail because there is so much more to see.

The gameplay is perfectly simple, complementing the image and the atmosphere it creates. Immerse yourself in a kingdom of soft sunlight, waterfalls and caves. This map evokes a feeling of genuine wonder that makes it so satisfying to play.

SkyRay, thanks for the map and the nostalgia. Y'all, I hope you enjoy this map.
And did I mention it has cows? — script

Featured map for 2018-12-16: Chainlink by stepself

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"Chainlink" is an absolute classic.

I was reminded of this map just today, and a few minutes in I was worried the predictable flow of the map would leave it feeling dated; however, the more I played it, the more I found myself trying to improve my highscore using triple jumps and finding quicker ways of collecting the gold caches that float strategically in the air. It's also hard to believe that Stepself actually made this before the release of 1.4. The aesthetic style is timeless and reminiscent of styles made popular by tktktk and Metanet. — ska

Featured map for 2018-11-04: weekend wars by GreenEggsAndHam

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The perfect combination of elements which complement and complete each other in a brilliant and balanced harmony. Often we have tried to synthesize this gem through faulty and futile means, but our labor results in unpolished stones. True beauty is not something created, but something found: a diamond in a rough world. Composition is that which is most sought-out and that which is least appreciated. It is impossible to ignore that faint flicker of creation. I have sought composition, and I have found it.

Anyway, here's weekend wars. — Aidiera

Featured map for 2018-07-31: Slifting by DaggaFork

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“Don't be afraid of your fears. They're not there to scare you. They're there to let you know that something is worth it.”
― C. JoyBell C.

“Everyone has talent. What's rare is the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads.”
― Erica Jong

“A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for.”
― John A. Shedd

Go. Take the path less travelled. — ska

Featured map for 2018-05-23: Great Barrier Reef by Yoke3000

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At a young age I grew to love how the waves draped across the beach like a bedsheet, always pulling back to get the wrinkles out yet never succeeding. In my adolescence I would dive beneath the covers and learn secrets of the ocean. I learned how vulnerable love is and how easy one is drowned by it. With each breath I was offered saltwater until I became part of the ocean. Now I explore the Reef, searching for those breaths so callously taken so that my next love is not burdened by the saltwater in my lungs. — origami_alligator

Featured map for 2018-05-04: Gronlandic Edit by rocket_thumped

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I'm partial to races. It's something worth rallying for, worth the attempt to push one's self further than they would otherwise. There is motivation in the race to go faster, push harder, jump higher. It's proof that dodging bullets is possible. It's proof that leaping buildings is obtainable. It's proof that perfection is achieved when perfection isn't the purpose of it all. There are many twists and turns in this one and I recommend following in the footsteps of the creator himself... unless you're feeling ambitious for a challenge. — origami_alligator

Featured map for 2018-04-12: Wrong Posture by Yahoozy

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Do you know who doesn’t get enough features? Yahoozy.

In all seriousness, the Crown Prince of Guacamole is like Radiohead: frequently expressing creative whims with total disregard for the mainstream opinion while simultaneously being insanely popular and critically acclaimed with his compositions. “Wrong Posture” does so much with so little. Everything in its right place, to be sure. — ska

Featured map for 2018-03-23: Haemoglobin by schaaaf

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Scientists have been researching a blood pathogen for quite some time and this video is proof that the pathogen exists. Interestingly enough, the pathogen is able to deoxygenate red blood cells by entering through the lipid layer. It uses the oxygen to produce sugars which provide it energy to continue on to the next cell. Once it has collected enough oxygen and produced enough sugars, it hides within a red blood cell, where it can then multiply and repeat the process over again. Let's watch this remarkable virus. — origami_alligator

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