Featured Download

1 Jan 2006 at 22:53

Happy New Years!

Today will also have the featured download of december of 2005: Blackraptors’ Charnel Keep, also winner of my Remake Contest. The torch has been passed on to me, I am doing the featured downloads from now on. I hope you will all be satisfied with my work.

Charnel Keep is a Remake of Battle1 converted to CTF. Although none of the flaws that inhabit Battle1 are present in this version at all. The author used a creative method here to remake the level; instead of merely altering the layout by randomly changing and/or adding new stuff; he took significant areas, and switched them around, changing the gameplay yet having the level structure still resemble the original layout enough for anyone to recognize it.

Although the eyecandy did not appear to have any method or concept behind what was done: thanks to the tileset and the usage of it; the mixtures of various shades of blue makes it look like a cool, and dark place possibly containing moisture in certain areas, though none are present.

- FireSworD


spybunny on 1 Jan 2006 at 23:41

looks cool

Lark on 1 Jan 2006 at 23:41

best level ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DanYjel on 2 Jan 2006 at 00:22

Lark, 9 doesn’t look like rating for the best level ever.

Great level, but please. Again. You begin piss me off, by calling this remake everytime. And I hate vulgar words ;(

Blackraptor on 2 Jan 2006 at 00:24

dany, it IS a remake. you need to broaden your definitions of “remake” ;(

DanYjel on 2 Jan 2006 at 01:14

How to make a remake in a minute: 1) Copy some tiles from level which you want to remake;
2) paste it into the level which should be called “remake”.

Blackraptor on 2 Jan 2006 at 02:28

Oh yeah, and two things:

1. Reuploaded because of a stupid start position bug (and i fixed some very minor bugs Danyjel complained to me about while I did this).
2. Rate it as a level, not a remake, please. Feel free to comment about how well/not well it incorporated the parts of Battle 1 into it, but don’t base your rating and entire review on how good it remade the level, since I’m submitting this to J2o right now, not another remake competition ;P

cooba on 2 Jan 2006 at 11:57

And don’t forget to d/l and play “The Lost Battle Game” too =(.

Superjazz on 2 Jan 2006 at 13:05

I suppose Blade’s tileset will get the award of January most likely unless somebody like Blur gets some motivation again. :>

n00b on 2 Jan 2006 at 18:54

Bejeezus, that map has 124 downloads. I remember that Lark was complaining that it only had 35. I guess what every level needs is a newspost

FireSworD on 2 Jan 2006 at 18:58

True, but such a thing would crowd the entire news section. I know you were probably just pointing it out without being serious though, I just had to say that.

It always helps to advertise your new levels. Not only that, but to provide a description that will describe things people haven’t seen before, that will grab their interest.

DarkSonic on 3 Jan 2006 at 23:34

Hmm, not every level needs a newspost. But if a good and special level is created it could be an idea to give it a newspost. This is also a very nice level. Maybe you don’t recognise B1 in it, but still there are parts of B1 visible.

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