SkyGiants Ice Castle - A SkyGiants:Mini Map

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  1. AgarOther

    AgarOther Talk of the Town Ultimate Member

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    Ice Castle
    A SkyGiants:Mini Map.

    Made by AgarOther & Arega

    Updated: 06/15/2019 (Finished)

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    Features:


    -A bunch of ores,
    -Enchant table AND anvils on the islands between teams,
    -A good gameplay and jumps (tested by MissPatate and myself)
    -A secret place behind your giant... With many ores !

    We're still beginners and we try our best to make good-looking maps, so if you have any suggestions feel free to comment ! I tried to fix the gameplay as much as possible since I use to play SkyGiants:Mini every single day.

    Don't we need some screenshots ?

    Exactly !
    Here are some with shaders (Sildur's Vibrant, Medium): https://imgur.com/a/RogOqeQ
    And some without shaders (No texture pack) : https://imgur.com/a/kM7JR5f
    And also a video !


    I actually coded a plugin called WhyDoesTheGoldBlockMeow for ore drops.

    I hope you'll enjoy this map ! Thanks for taking the time to read this !
    Have fun slaying giants !

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    Last edited: Dec 18, 2019
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  2. captainsnake

    captainsnake Talk of the Town Ultimate Member

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    It’s looking really nice! But it seems the map is a bit small, and coupled with the ice, it could make pvp very knockback focused. Is there anything you put in to the map’s design to mitigate the effects of the or is that what you are going for?
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  3. Electropipe

    Electropipe Talk of the Town

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    Good work I would just use wool, Quartz and White clay for the snow for me 7/10
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  4. AgarOther

    AgarOther Talk of the Town Ultimate Member

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    We're pretty much going for the ice effect since it has not been used yet and we think it can be pretty cool to see this new ice-based gameplay on GNTM, there are just a few ice blocks on the map so it's not too abusive. The map can look kinda small for sure, we didn't want to make huge islands since it's for the mini version of the game. The knockback is a thing for sure, on the islands that has the enchant tables & anvils between the team islands there are blocks that prevents you from getting knockbacked into the void right away, but I agree that it can be a problem on the team islands even if there are trees and also a cave which hides a little secret inside it. Knockback has always been a problem on GNTM Maps and we can't really do something against it. Thank you for the feedback ! :)

    EDIT: Made islands larger (see first post)
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2019
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  5. Hwamzz

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    Seems like a good map I would say make the spawner islands bigger and mid as it would be really hard to get full diamond. Nice map!
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  6. AgarOther

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    Hey ! Thanks for your comment, I coded a plugin that makes the diamond ores randomly drop diamond gear like the ones in GNTM, I tried to get a full diamond gear with Patate on the same island and it worked perfectly ! The little "cave" behind the giant hides a secret place which contains what I call "emergency ores". We did that 3 times and it worked nicely, I tried to put as many ores as I could since I don't like oreless map at all.

    EDIT: Made islands larger (see first post)
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2019
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  7. Arega

    Arega Honey Maker

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    We tried that solution but it ended up not being good looking. Although, thank you for giving us a different point of view for our map. c:
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  8. leonsy

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    Looks good :)
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  9. wizkrys

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    For just being beginners, this map turned out wonderfully. I think the ice aspect of it is a nice, unique feature for this map and would definitely make gameplay more interesting. Overall, awesome job guys! :)
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  10. Arega

    Arega Honey Maker

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    Thanks!
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    wizkrys Talk of the Town

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    No problem! Keep up the great work and hope to potentially see some different maps from you guys in the future :D
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  12. AgarOther

    AgarOther Talk of the Town Ultimate Member

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    EDIT 06/07/2019: Added chests
    See first post for screenshots :)
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  13. Kelevra317

    Kelevra317 Honey Maker Ultimate Member

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    for gameplay I think it should be quite nice, obviously you play gnt so you should know how to do that

    as far as how it looks, it's a pretty simple palate (e.g., lots of ice and quartz), so maybe use some more "wintery" / icy colours as well (e.g., birch stairs around pillars of castle, maybe mix in some light blue clay (159:3) to accent different ice peaks and points, even some blue wool can look nice if used moderately).

    overall seems nice and I would be happy to play on it, nice work
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  14. AgarOther

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    We're currently working on making the islands bigger with more details ! Here's what the spawn islands will look like now: https://imgur.com/a/zd5XJDz
    We're still adding more and more things to make them better, and we'll soon work on the middle island too !
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  15. Arega

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    Heyah, so after a while and some feedbacks, mostly positive or constructive, we've decided to change some things that were affecting the gameplay or/and the look of the map.
    [+] Made the islands bigger and added some inbetween them.
    [+] Added islands with enchant tables near the middle since we couldn't integrate them to the middle island's decoration.
    [+] Added ores.
    [+] Added screenshots of the hidden cave near the giant.
    [+] Improved gameplay.
    [+] Recorded a video to give players an idea of the gameplay.
    [+] Added decoration around the pillars on the main island.

    [<->] Made the map bigger overall.
    [<->] Better terraforming.
    [<->] Modified the garlands so that they don't affect the walls that the players could build around their giant to avoid bowspam.
    [<->] Made the platforms of the giant and the beast bigger.
    [<->] Changed the enchant tables islands between the islands where we spawn.
    [<->] Made the trees higher so we can fluently walk/run/jump around.

    Here are some screenshots of the actual map (which are also going to be changed in the main thread so people don't get confused).
    With shaders: click here !
    Without shaders: click here !
    The video: click here !
    Also, special thanks to the players who gave their time to give us advices and feedbacks. (bee)
    I hope to see our map in GNTM soon ! ;)

    Patate ❤
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  16. FstMario

    FstMario Talk of the Town

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    Hmmmmm those enchant islands look very cool I wonder who made them :3
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  17. AgarOther

    AgarOther Talk of the Town Ultimate Member

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    I wonder too... :eek:
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  18. orelsinge

    orelsinge Talk of the Town Ultimate Member

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    I really like how unique this map is in relation to the current GNTM maps :) It's really nice to see people are building maps for a game where they aren't added that often. Best of luck to you, I really hope this gets added!!!! :)
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  19. Hopex

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    i do really like the map, and the theme is original when it comes to sky giants, but my problem with it is that the center feels small. another thing is that the islands should probably have more decoration than just what it has now. but it's really an all-round great looking map ! good luck !!! :D;)
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    Coolio!
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