|March 2, 2017: The 4 Elements!|
Check out The 4 Elements, a map based on one of my favorite movies of all time, The Fifth Element!
|February 17, 2017: World War 2 G.I.!|
World War 2 G.I. is a commercial Build-engine Total Conversion from 1999. It was recently released on Steam. Here's a review of it. Btw, if you intend to get the game, check the game's Steam Hub for a guide on how to play the game in EDuke32.
|January 27, 2017: SOTA!|
I'm almost two decades late with this thing, but here's finally a review of Secrets of the Acropolis.
|January 21, 2017: Small update!|
A slightly improved version of Duke Royale has been uploaded so check it out.
|January 3, 2017: New Year, new map!|
Well, the last few months of 2016 didn't see much mapping activity, but don't forget that there's always something brewing beneath the surface. Here's a look at the year 2016 in terms of new map/mod releases that were reviewed on this website:
2004: 50 new releases
2005: 36 new releases
2006: 30 new releases
2007: 21 new releases
2008: 40 new releases
2009: 34 new releases
2010: 26 new releases
2011: 21 new releases
2012: 29 new releases
2013: 28 new releases
2014: 22 new releases
2015: 19 new releases
2016: 24 new releases
So overall the year 2016 was in fact slightly better than the preceding two years, but there was a drop in terms of quality; not many big mods were released this year. The sole great exception is of course the 20th Anniversary World Tour, the new commercial episode. Unfortunately World Tour seems to have been too divisive to have caused any significant increase in the popularity of Duke3D. With respect to usermaps, a few old faces resurfaced after a decade-long absence while a few new mappers pushed out their very first maps, so by no means was this a terrible year.
Anyway, while I consider this a 2016 release, let's kick off 2017 with a new usermap. Here's Spacetrap.
|December 16, 2016: Nuclear Showdown usermaps!|
James Stanfield recently released a new version of his old Nuclear Showdown mod. This is the perfect excuse to check out two brand new Nuclear Showdown usermaps, Block Ignite and Lunar Burnout, by Shawneth.
|November 11, 2016: Another comeback!|
Thedutchjelle just released his first map in nearly a decade, so waste no time and check out Bad Case of Mondays.