Xmas/Winter Mini Competitions Winners

A Contest for GameBanana

EntryJudgement
Winter Log Cabin Prefabs
Winter Log Cabin Prefabs
1st Place! (Prefabs)
A great prefabs pack with great modularity! Well explained and well presented contents. It looks good, and is easy to use, I like that it comes pre-optimized in parts, even though it is not optimal for larger structures it is great for building smaller cabins quick and easy. The textures looks good but the wood looks a bit too perfect, it would ave looked more realistic with more grooves and variation in the lumber. But that is usually nothing you notice as long as the cabin is not all empty. I would have liked to see some modular roof parts but it is not such a drawback since you can easily make on with brushes.
Skyppmass winter / xmas props
Skyppmass winter / xmas props
2nd Place! (Prefabs)
A very nice set of useful high quality models. It does not scream christmas, but it has the style and mood to transfer the feeling of it. The key piece is the fireplace which is nicely made, with great detail in both mesh and material. The normals are good and the glossy speculars suit the white painted parts. Plane bricks on the other hand does not usually have this much gloss unless coated with something especially inside the fireplace, same goes with the logs so that is something you might want to fix. I would have liked to see some christmas decorations in addition to this fireplace to go on the white part, xmas socks, candy canes whatever, to go with the christmas theme. The bench and the barrels are great and well made. Nice textures with good specular maps for the metal details. The barrels looks a bit too clean but I do not mind. The lantern is also great and the crystals are cute. The fireworks doesn't look as realistic as the rest, I miss some decals and warnings about the contents but they still look good. Overall: great models but a lack of christmas.
Xmass rats prefabs
Xmass rats prefabs
3rd Place! Tied 1 (Prefabs)
A decent pack of prefabs but nothing special. I would have liked to see these as native models instead of bsp brushwork. All round shapes looks very edgy and bad texture alignment and tiling gives an unpolished impression; sadly. The rough shading can be smoothed out by using "Smoothing groups" either directly in hammer on brushwork or before export on models. More interesting textures with sepcular and normal maps would have given these items a lot more life and interest. When it comes down to it, the only objects that are christmas inspired in this pack are the stack of presents and the cup and these objects can easily be recreated by anyone on demand.
Alberto309's Xmas GoldSource Models
Alberto309's Xmas GoldSource Models
3rd Place! Tied 2 (Prefabs)
A cute little pack of prefabs of pretty good quality. I like the snowman and the biscuits plate and milk. The textures aren't top notch but wen used within the GoldSource engine they'll fit in. I would've liked to see more useful items but detail items are always nice to have.
Christmas Bazooka Mascot
Christmas Bazooka Mascot
1st Place! (Sprays)
The first place goes to Mini with his remake of the good ol' Gamebanana mascot. The judges have often pointed out its simplicity as the main thing they really loved about this spray. The amount of work put into it can be seen at first sight and we truly believe this was the best spray of all.
AMSprays Christmas Us spray pack
AMSprays Christmas Us spray pack
2nd Place! (Sprays)
Our judges loved the animations, which really made it stand out from the crowd. Overall the quality and clarity was very good and you could see he'd put in a lot of effort.
Christmas Propaganda Poster
Christmas Propaganda Poster
3rd Place! (Sprays)
The judges loved the artistic styling of the poster and felt it outshone a lot of the other entries, getting an unanimous 3rd place from all judges.
Snow Texture Pack
Snow Texture Pack
1st Place! (Textures)
Although a simple snow texture, the dynamic lighting really made this submission stand out way above the rest for the judges. Unlike most standard textures, the screenshots really just don't do it justice it needs to be seen in game to get the full effect. Well done!
Snow
Snow
2nd Place! (Textures)
Again another snow texture in the top spots, however when compared to Rafael's in game it just didn't quite have the same quality. Still a fantastic release though and miles better than the default snow!
De_Dustmas [cs 1.6]
De_Dustmas [cs 1.6]
3rd Place! (Textures)
It's so nice to see a 1.6 texture keeping up with the newer engines! This total map conversion required a lot of effort that the judges really appreciated.

Prizes

1st Prefabs:
$25
2nd Prefabs:
$15
3rd Prefabs:
$10
1st Sprays:
$25
2nd Sprays:
$15
3rd Sprays:
$10
1st Textures:
$25
2nd Textures:
$15
3rd Textures:
$10

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