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  1. Deo

    Deo Thread Author the north star deo

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    Iron Mapper IRON MAPPER: Trial V

    Discussion in 'Events and Competitions' started by Deo, May 5, 2018.

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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 V. Celebrations Map

    Deadline: Sunday, May 20th
    SEASON 3 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 this thread.


    Trial V. Celebrations Map
    Deadline: Sunday, May 20th 2018

    Celebrations! This is a more open ended theme for your map; there's a variety of ways you could end up incorporating this into your map. The execution of it is going to be key. There's a fair bit of inspiration you can draw from real life, even. Just please don't submit a Festival Plaza remake. May Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon be it's last appearance.

    Good luck!

    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.
    • Your map cannot exceed 120x120 tiles.

    Your judge for this trial are:
    @Deo@Deo

    A tip from the judge:
    "If you're coming up with some sort of festival or holiday, think like someone who lives in the Pokémon world. How does it relate to the world around you? Don't be afraid to give it some backstory."

    Submitting your Entry


    In order to submit your entry, please make a post in the current trial thread with the provided information listed in the trial thread. You can leave your map untitled, and any additional information/notes are optional. Please list the number or name of the trial along with your entry. You may not submit maps for concluded trials.

    If you're having issues taking a screenshot of your map, use the Map Screenshot Image Maker Script. It's very easy to use. You can also achieve a clear picture of your map by following this tip by Fontbane.

    Map Name:
    Trial:
    Map
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    Critique Requested:
    Credits:
    Notes:




    And with that, feel free to submit your maps in this thread, or discuss things related to Iron Mapper in this thread! However, this thread is not for discussion, and is strictly for submissions. You are also not to rate other people's maps in the discussion thread.
     
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  2. Zeak6464

    Zeak6464 Rookie member

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    Map Name: Hoenn Grand Festival
    Trial:
    Trial V
    Map: "Hoenn is once again holding it's grand festival but this time it's in Sootopolis City, Trainers & Coordinators from around the world gather here to duke it out to see who is the best!"
    Critique Requested:
    Credits: Kyledove & Speedy
    Notes:Maxed some style types
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  3. Anuran

    Anuran Novice member

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    Map Name - The Seasonal Festival
    Trial - (5) Celebration
    Critique Requested - Yes
    Note -
    *PLEASE READ*
    There is a very precious festival that takes place In Asia
    Everyone celebrates it with Great happiness. It is celebrated in the first day of spring. At that time some specific trees take the color of pink. They mainly grow near a water source. People from a colony would gather there and would do a picnic under the trees. These areas are specially preserved for that day of the year. People make a temple there and would worship near it. I tried to Replicate the view
    (Top - temple, Bottom right - The picnic place below the beautiful pink trees, Left - A small river)
     
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  4. JaceDeane

    JaceDeane Novice member

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    Map Name: The Annual Water Flower Festival
    Trial: V
    Map: Cerulean City
    Notes: Once per year, the people of Cerulean City host a ceremony at Cerulean Cape where Trainers release thousands of flowers into the ocean. It is an old tradition that is believed to make the Prince of the Sea happy, bringing luck to those who participate. Over the years, the event has attracted all sorts of Trainers, as well as traders and merchants from across Kanto.
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    Critique Requested: Yes
    Credits: Polished Crystal
     
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  5. Arma

    Arma A Martian Hyena member

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    Map Name: Colorsail Festival
    Trial: V, Celebrations
    Flavor text: Ahhh It's that time of the year again... at the start of each Summer, dozens of ships with brightly colored sails will sail through the strait. It's an age old ceremony originally to pray for the ocean's blessings. Even though much of the symbolism has been lost over the years, the festival still is as popular as ever. Sundry goods and freshly caught fish are being sold all over town. And even though the rocky coast doesn't allow for any beachgoers, tourists still flock to the small town witness this unique sight.
    Critique Requested: Yes, please!
    Notes: Oof, this was probably the toughest challenge so far. Deciding on a theme is pretty difficult when you don't have any specific tiles at your disposal. I wanted to do something summer related, but my initial few attempts didn't quite worked out. In the end I decided to edit and recolor some tiles, so I could give the map more flavour. The tileset isn't finished yet, but if anyone desperately needs them, I can post them.

    I really enjoyed working on this, despite reorganizing my entire tileset! XD
     
  6. Falcon

    Falcon Local Robot member

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    Map Name: Pokémon Exhibition
    Trial V. Celebrations Map
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    Critique Requested: Yes, please.
    Credits: Magiscarf & spacemotion
    Notes: According to Bulbapedia, the Pokémon Exhibition is; "an annual festival held in Florando. It is a gigantic outdoor Pokémon entertainment festival where Pokémon Trainers and Pokémon come from around the world to put on shows and perform. This venue is why Florando is famous." The Pokémon Exhibition appeared in Episode 122 (Flower Power) of the anime. I thought about doing something original but I literally only had one day to edit and make this map so I went to the first thing I knew had lots of Pokémon stuff that isn't in a game; the anime! I wish I could spend more time on the smaller aspects of the mapping process and clean it up more with some trainer sprites, but I just didn't have enough time. Glad I participated and can't wait to see more maps roll in! Best of luck to everyone!
     
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  7. NoodlesButt

    NoodlesButt Addicted to Jams member

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    Map Name: Jubilation Town
    Trial: Trial #5, Celebration
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    Critique Requested: Yes
    Credits: Spherical Ice for tiles and over-worlds.
    Notes: What an occasion! It's all smiles in Jubilation Town as they celebrate Victor's 30th year as the Gym Leader. Visitors and past challengers have come from all over to congratulate Victor on his achievement. The town have set up banners, stalls and shops for the attendees to explore. Victor can be seen by the steps of the Gym giving an interview.
    PS. This town is also located on the same island as Mt Toka. (My previous Iron Mapper entry.)
     
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  8. leilou

    leilou Elite Trainer member

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    Map Name: Flower Mountain
    Trial: Trial #5, Celebration
    Map
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    Critique Requested: yes please
    Credits:
    Emerald Tileset Rip: Heartless Dragoon
    A few tiles are custom by me
    Emerald NPC Rip: Furs The Fox
    Notes:
    It's spring. The sun is shining, it's warm, flowers bloom and a soft breeze spreads their pleasant smell, mankind feels the urge to go outside and the annual spring market in the park on Flower Mountain takes place. People from all over the region go there to see the amazing environment and go shopping. Flower Moutain spring market has lot's of unique goods. Most popular are the beautiful, fragrant flowers and the honey that is produced from their sweet and pure nectar. There are also quite a few medicines and other products that are made using the herbs that prosper on the rich ground of Flower Mountain.

    Sadly I didn't find a script, that takes map pics with the bush tag beeing applied properly.
     
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  9. Arkenyx

    Arkenyx Rookie member

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    Map Name: Celeaf city
    Trial: V
    Map:
    Critique Requested: Yes
    Credits:
    Notes: Celeaf is a very old city, with ancient trditions, among these is its well known Atumn festival, an annual festival gathering people from all across the region. Painters come to show their skills, scientists come to investigate the local environment, merchants come to sell their exotic products. There is stuff all around the place, people playing together, old inhabitants happy to see that the city still atracts a lot of people, a café offering special menus, and an over all really enthusiastic atmosphere.
     
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  10. Kian

    Kian Rookie member

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    Map Name: Avis Village
    Trial: Trial V. Celebrations
    Map:
    Critique Requested:
    Yes
    Credits:
    - Pokemon Essentials for the FRLG tiles/NPCs(slightly modified by me)
    - Alternate DP tileset by kagenosensei (for using the flagpole tiles)(slightly modified by me)
    - Spriters Resource for the bird pokemon overworlds(from HGSS)
    Used Photoshop and Pokemon Essentials to create this map.
    Notes: A small village found in the mists of a forest. It's centered around its rich environment loved by bird pokemon. People and bird pokemon that lived nearby came together and lived in harmony. Passerbyers and local villagers come together to celebrate its anniversary of the Golden birdhouse shrine, dedicated to the magnificent rainbow-winged pokemon, Ho-oh, hoping that it would visit one day.

    This is my first map, and it was quite a learning experience on how to create a map, and how it could visually fit in an actual pokemon game. One thing I sorta wished I could have done better was making the map bigger. Good luck to anyone else in this map trial!
     
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  11. CloonieKing

    CloonieKing Fearing the beetle cloonieking

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    Map Name: Chrok Forest
    Trial: V
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    Critique Requested: Yes please
    Credits:

    Notes:
    Lore time!
    The festival taking place is the 'Festival of Time'. Every year on the 11th of November this celebration takes part in Chrok forest. The festival is based off a story that has been passed down generation after generation within Wamu town. The story goes like so:

    A long time ago, Wamu town was much smaller, and a Pokemon Professor called Professor Methuselah. In one of his crazy experiments he caused an explosion that wiped out more than half of this small town. The people of Wamu were distraught, but a young man by the name of "Menut" was not willing to move on, and so he sought after a way to undo what had been done.

    Menut followed up many leads, including the idea of resurrection, in which his plan was to find Ho-Oh and plead to it. It is not known how far he got but it did not work. And so he went after an alternative, time travel. Menut traveled to Chrok forest where he had heard of a Celebi resting there. It is not known how he managed to get the Celebi to listen, but the Celebi sent Menut back in time where he stop Prof. Methuselah. And so Wamu continued to thrive.

    In appreciation of Celebi, the townsfolk of Wamu hold the Festival of Time in Chronk forest. And so some towns people set up stands where they sell old trickets, some have a nice picnic within the forest, some go on adventures in the forest! Playing with their friends and Pokemon. Overall it is a fun time to be had, although, to make sure no one gets hurt, fencing is set up around the tall grass, can't be too adventurous!
     
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  12. Cilerba

    Cilerba relic artist! artist

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    Map Name: Moonwake Island
    Trial: celebrations
    Map: https://i.imgur.com/NSp6shs.png
    Critique Requested: sure
    Credits: UltimoSpriter
    Notes: celebrating the downfall of the evil boys
    cresselia is back in her home on moonwake island. kickin' it
     
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  13. corn

    corn 78% memes radicalraptr

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    Map Name: Sire's Grove
    Trial: V
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    Critique Requested: No
    Credits: The Spriters Resource, Raonak
    Notes: South of the town lies a somber resting place for loved ones. During the Day of the Dead celebrations, ceremonies are held to honor the passing of the ancestors who brought forth this region, and to bless the shrine in hope's that Ho-Oh will watch over their loved ones, and their region for the upcoming year. However many trainers come to each grave to pay their respects, leave flowers or a parting gift and have their own personal celebration.
     
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  14. Deo

    Deo Thread Author the north star deo

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    Thank you for your entries! I'll be reviewing them within the week and announcing the results when I've reviewed all options!
     
  15. Deo

    Deo Thread Author the north star deo

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    Trial V. Celebrations Map
    RESULTS
    Submissions: 12
    Deadline: Sunday, May 20th 2018

    SEASON 3 DISCUSSION THREAD

    Thoughts


    Hopefully everyone enjoyed diving back into Iron Mapper with one of our most open ended trials as of yet! It was interesting seeing the different interpretations of the theme along with lore along with each map. Perhaps this trial has you considering how to incorperate more lore into the various locations in your own projects!

    As always, thank you to everyone who entered!

    Trial Champions: JaceDeane & NoodlesButt

    Both of the maps here are pretty different! JaceDeane takes an existing location (but don't be fooled into thinking it's a 1:1 remake of it!) and gives it an interesting ceremony that ties into Manaphy. NoodlesButt manages to incorporate the hustle and bustle of a big celebration, yet keeps it feeling very cozy and local to the town! It wouldn't be a stretch in the slightest to imagine seeing both of these events in a Pokémon game!

    Kudos to both JaceDeane and NoodlesButt!

    JaceDeane's entry - NoodlesButt's entry


    Critiques


     
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