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Rats Style Contest

Rats Style Contest
Type:
Mapping
Game:
Deadline:
Jun 28 2013
Source:
gamebanana.com
Status:
Contest Over View Winners
Create a "Rats" style map for any PC game!
Our beloved leader Tom loves playing rats style maps and we at GB would love to see more of these quirky maps making an appearance!

What is a "rats" style map?

A rats style map gives the illusion that the player has been shrunk down to the size of a rat (or smaller!), at this scale every day objects become part of the terrane! This fun style map opens up a huge range of possibilities and really allows the mapper to get creative with the situation, layout and potential hazards that might affect the player on a miniature scale!

You can check out a whole load of rats maps for CSS here!

Need ideas? Why not try:

- The classic bedroom, kitchen or bathroom?
- Outdoor environments such as gardens or parks?
- A map of the GameBanana office?
- Your desk?
- Or why not go even smaller and set your map inside a human body!

Want to spice your map up?

- Get creative with the design! Remember, rats can fit into unusual paces such as the cracks in your walls or beams on the roof.
- Every day objects become potential cover; mugs, beer bottles, telephones, shoes.. BUT every day objects also become potential hazards, what about your pet cat, mouse traps, falling from hights!

Contest Prizes

- 1st Place: $100 CASH + Front page feature!
- 2nd Place: $50 CASH
- 3rd Place: $25 CASH
- 4th Place: $15 CASH
- 5th Place: $10 CASH

Contest is Over

This contest has finished and the winners have been announced! View Winners

**Contest Rules**: The map submitted can be created for **any PC game** but must feature smaller than usual player, or a larger than usual environment!
Entries must be submitted to the GameBanana > Rats Mapping Contest category by the deadline.
The submission can use pre-existing assets but should be a new release made for this competition and must not have been previously available for public download.
Multiple entries are allowed, however quality is better than quantity.
Team based entries are allowed, however the entrants will have to agree how to split any prizes awarded.
Entries cannot be modified after the deadline except for changes to the submission profile (changing descriptions, notes or screenshots).
Entries uploaded to external sites must state that it was created for the GameBanana Rats mapping competition.
Judges cannot enter or assist entrants.