Iron Mapper IRONMAPPER Season 5: Trial I

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Can you handle the cutthroat and perilous trials set forth by the judges?
This is IRON MAPPER: Relic Castle's mapping competition!

Trial 1. Ominosity
Deadline: Sunday, October 18th

SEASON 5 DISCUSSION THREAD
Iron Mapper
Iron Mapper is a mapping competition on Relic Castle. Each mapping competition, otherwise known as a "trial", will have a deadline clearly stated, and you will have this time to complete and submit a map according to the theme and criteria of the trial. Once all submitted maps are judged after the deadline (this depends on the volume of entries, usually a few days), the judges will post the results, and prepare for the next trial.


For more information (overall rules, how judging works, a list of trials) please visit the Discussion thread:


Trial 1. Ominosity

Deadline:
Sunday, October 18th 2020

We're kicking season 5 off by staying to the spooky Halloween theme with ominosity. A haunted forest or mansion? An abandoned city? Your goal is to create an haunted, foreboding, scary or otherwise ominous environment. How you do that is up to your own imagination and interpretation!

Have fun mapping!


The following criteria must be met:
  • Your map can be made with any tileset you want provided the tiles are public. You must include credits for the tiles with your submission if they aren't your own. You are allowed to create custom tiles for your map, but you are required to share them in your submission post.
  • Your map cannot exceed 120x120 tiles.
  • Your map may not contain a fog overlay. The omission of fogs with this theme is a challenge to test your mapping abilities even more, because a dark overlay is a very simple way to amplify the ambience of your map.
  • Your map may not contains NPCs.

Your judges for this trial are:
@Marin
@VanillaSunshine


A tip from the judges:

"Remember that "ominous" doesn't have to mean traditional spooky themes! What other things give you an "ominous" vibe?"


Submitting your Entry:
Code:
[b]Trial:[/b] I: Ominosity
[b]Map Name:

Map:

Critique Requested:

Credits:

Notes:[b/]
 
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Void Entity

V̷̧̑̑o̶͍͆i̷̛̝d̸̜̦̔̇ ̸̛̰̑Ę̴͈̕n̵̍͝ͅt̷̡͋i̷̻̎͜t̷͇̥͗y̶
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Trial: I: Ominosity
Map Name: Abandoned Graveyard

Map:
Critique Requested: yes pls

Credits: Magiscarf for most of the tiles and Pokemon Reborn Team for the graves / cross tiles also the hole things

Tileset:


Notes: 3 am mapping gg
also seeing how weird the tileset is put together whoops
 

PurpleZaffre

Overworld Character Spriter
Member
Trial: I: Ominosity
Map Name: Haunted Town


Critique Requested: Yes, please.


PurpleZaffre
LordKazeh
Phyromatical
TyranitarDark
zetavares852
Hydrargirium
xxxTwentyOnexxx
Shawn-Frost
Magiscarf
ThatsSoWitty
LogiedanT-T
hek-el-grande
Zeo254
BoOmxBiG
EVoLiNa
newtiteuf
mario99
Alucus
Kyle Dove
Dewitty
CNC
Midnitez-REMIX
Ulithium_Dragon
KingTapir

The map is 90x111 tiles and is divided in 3 sections, and as such, to illustrate the division, I decided to have that little transition effect. The floor and wall tiles, as well as the tombs and tombstones used for the catacombs (all came from Lost Tower from Platinum) were ripped and cleaned up by me. I also made some small tiles, and edited some others. The 3 sections are:
  • The town, which contains the crop fields, the houses and the cemetery.
  • The abandoned mansion, which is filled with ghosts and is in a very degraded state.
  • The catacombs, accessible through a secret passage in the cemetery. It has a maze of tombs and tombstones which lead to an Ultra Wormhole.[b/]
 
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AngelusMortis

Novice
Member
Joined
Feb 26, 2018
Posts
18
Trial: I: Ominosity
Map Name: Echo City

Map:
Iron Mapper.png

Critique Requested: Any

Credits: Reborn Team for the overall tileset, mlogan for the basketball court image, and werebat for the cars and police car. I made the fence edit to allow for traversable paths.

Notes: Paying homage to Silent Hill the best I can.
RebornCity - Peridot.png

RebornCity - Peridot.pngRebornCity.pngTeam Reborn

mlogan.pngmlogan

car.pngwerebat.pngwerebat
 

Shadowtony

Rookie
Member
Joined
Sep 24, 2018
Posts
4
Trial: I: Ominosity
Map Name: Groundkeeper's Playground

Map:

Critique Requested: Yes!

Credits: Base Essentials tileset and overworld.
Edited Tileset:

Notes:
I wanted to see how much I could do just with default tilesets. Had to do a bit of a recolor for the skinny tree and added wrench as well as the old man. The old man would normally be an npc but he was important to the overall feel to be left out of the screenshot.
 

Ekat

That One Guy's GF
Member
Trial: I: Ominosity
Map Name: Silph City Office Hub

Map


Critique Requested: Nah

Credits

Ekat
Heartless Dragoon
Morlockhater
Nemu
Ross Hawkins
Pokemon Dawn
Slimshady
Thedeadheroalistar
The-Red-Ex
Vurtax
Zein

Tileset


Notes
Welcome to Silph, the City of Skyrocketing Dreams! A newer area in the Kanto Region, Silph sprung up almost overnight. Silph boasts major tech businesses and their factories. Most notable of the bunch is the city's founding investor, Silph Co. Many flock to the city in pursuit of work, in the ever-expanding Pokémon tech industry. Pictured is the town's office hub.

Not only is Silph City a technological powerhouse, the citizens have great charitable spirit. An ongoing program encourages any and every trainer to donate their Pokémon to a powerful cause...

(My attempt at an ominous map while keeping a bright and colourful environment. I also stuffed in as many visual easter eggs as I could. See if you can figure out what's really going on...)
 

Armin

Rookie
Member
Joined
Oct 9, 2020
Posts
2
Trial: I: Ominosity
Map Name: Thalassophobia

Map:
underwater.png

Critique Requested: Sure, thanks!

Credits:
Original tiles by Magiscarf
Original Lyra sprite from the Gen 4 OW sprite pack by Neo-Spriteman, VanillaSunshine, PurpleZaffre & Maicerochico and AtomicReactor

Edits:
underwater_tile.png
boy_surf.png

Notes: PC != NPC, yes? And a small dive area is technically still a map, yes? please don't disqualify me
I wanted to convey the idea of a bottomless abyss that also gazes back at you. The ocean is a scary place!
 

Jelo

Professional Big Dumb
Member
Joined
Jul 26, 2018
Posts
12
Trial 1 - Ominosity
Map Name - Ye Olde Church

Map -

Critique Requested - Criticism would be appreciated

Credits -
I made the church and cross tiles.
The rest are recolored, edited, or just straight up gen 3 tiles that came with essentials.

Tileset -

Notes -
I kinda wanted to go for a feel of being in or after some sort of apocalypse. The church building was heavily inspired by the old churches on plains and the old abandoned church on the side of some road near my house. Overall, I had a lot of fun with this and am hoping that I'll be able to noticeably improve over the course of the various trials.
 

JaceDeane

Novice
Member
Joined
Apr 16, 2017
Posts
16
Trial: I: Ominosity
Map Name: Derelict Mansion

Map:
Map Jam Ominous.png
Critique Requested: I don't mind ☺️

Credits: All by me, with edits to vanilla Crystal tiles
Map Jam Ominous Tilemap.png
Notes: since I work in Gen 2 style, the tilemap is formatted for pokecrystal, so feel free to rip from the map if it's easier haha
 

_pheebs

Existing...
Member
Joined
Apr 10, 2017
Posts
40
Trial I: Ominosity
Map Name: Gallery

Map:
Critique Requested: No

Credits:

All tiles by me.
Source:

Notes:
Tried to make an ominous, or odd art gallery.
Don't quite know how well I pulled it off.
 
Trial: I: Ominosity
Map Name: After the Storms
Critique Requested: Only if it's about the rules and if I bent them too much somewhere :/

Credits:

Tiles by KingTapir and Magiscarf
with some edits by me but I don't wanna be credited


Notes: Urban search and rescue teams will mark structures with an X symbol but apparently that's just the American style! I learned while making this map that there's at least 1 symbol that's recognized internationally, but I'm not sure if every country has their own accepted symbolism... Anyway that's the cultural explanation for this map; I found the X more familiar and easy to draw even if it's based in a fictional Pokemon region.
 

Thundaga

Tutorial Guy
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Joined
Aug 10, 2017
Posts
24
Trial: I: Ominosity
Map Name: Haunted Hollow

Map:

Critique Requested:
Yes please! I want to make this map spookier in time for Halloween👍

Credits:

@Voltseon for the amazing tree tiles
@Thundaga for the other, less amazing tiles
Everything else is just the default FRLG tiles!

Outside.png
Fire1.png

Notes:
This map will be added to Pokémon Splice as part of a Halloween update!
I listened to this song a lot during the mapping process, so that helped lead me in a playfully spooky direction!
 
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LordBNO

Rookie
Member
Joined
Jan 18, 2020
Posts
1
Trial: I: Ominosity
Map Name:: Abandoned PokéMart?

Map:
A Convience Store In the Woods.PNG



Critique Requested: It would be appreciated

Credits:
King Tapir
(took inspiration from color pallet and thrifty megamart sprite)
Maxewenx
(Edited trees)
Zeo254
(Edited Path and Grass tiles)
PkmnAlexandrite
(Edited A/C Unit)
PureAzure
( Edited Trees)
Grassy Bricks, Car Park and PokéMart all done by me
IronMapperOminous.png

Notes: This is my first time participating, so I'm excited to finally be a part of one of these!
 
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Scyl

Ironically Unironic Edgelord Extraordinaire
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Apr 4, 2018
Posts
41
Trial: I: Ominosity
Map Name: Tokara Slums.

Map:

Critique Requested: No.

Tileset:

Credits:
The Reborn Team.
The Rejuvenation Team.
NathenxBrewer.
Morlockhater.
Myself for some small tiles and edits.

Description: Tokara Slums, an abandoned subsection of a bustling metropolis. Originally the first portion of the city to be renovated decades ago, it has since fallen into decay and dereliction. While the rest of the metropolis blossomed and flourished, Tokara Slums has spent its time rotting away; a shell of what it once used to be. A place where happy families and friendly Pokémon once lived together in (relative) harmony is now no more than a ruinous blight on a city that has long forgotten it. Who lives there now? No one knows. They say that if you look hard enough in the city, you can find the entrance to the slum. Many children and visitors have taken a liking to trying to locate the entrance as a fun pastime, but that does raise the question... What secrets does this place possess?

Notes: The map above will (probably) be featured in my game. I like making city maps, and I had to do make one for a specific purpose anyway; so, here we are. I tried to make it look as derelict and dirty as possible to enhance the feeling and ambience of the map. I also decided to include a graveyard where all of the previous residents buried their beloved dead Pokémon.
 

Foxowl

Professional Procrastinator/Idiot
Member
Joined
Jan 6, 2018
Posts
36
Trial: I: Ominosity
Map Name: The Skeld

Map:

Critique Requested: Sure, why not.

Credits:
Foxowl
Pokemon Reborn
Pokemon Essentials

Tileset:

Description: Absolutely nothing is going wrong on your mission through space. It's just ketchup in the Cafeteria, of course. The camera is down due to a completely normal malfunction. Why am I shivering? Why do the hallways have so many twists and turns? Why does it feel like the air is being sucked out... and why have the lights suddenly turned off?

Notes: Yeah, it's the Among Us map. Not the most creative thing, but I thought it would be fun to practice my tile making and indoor mapping. I'm mostly happy with how it turned out though. I think the walls and hallway floors are a little bland but I did do this a tiny bit last-minute. I tried to add my own spin on it with a couple of things, like the piece of the wall ripped open, the changing around of the rooms except the cafeteria, and creating a sort of narrative with the blood. I had fun, so I guess that's all that counts really. [b/]
 

Hornet

Rookie
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Joined
Aug 28, 2019
Posts
6
Trial: I: Ominosity
Map Name: Secret Team Rocket's Experiment Site.

Map:
pokemon mansion iron mapper.png

Critique Requested:
Yes, please.

Credits:
Pokemon essentials basic tiles
My brain
Took some inspiration from the mansion at Cinnabar Island.

Notes:
(My first Iron mapper :D)

Somewhere hidden in the Kanto Region is an abandoned Team Rocket Experiment site. It seems that Team Rocket was doing research on different types of Pokemon here, mainly Mewtwo. What kind of research/experiments were they doing on these Pokemon? Why is this site no longer in use by Team Rocket? What's going on in the basement? These kinds of questions are still unanswered to this day. Who will be the one to figure out the mystery?
 
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