Featured Map: Minejumper by -Jol-

Thumbnail of the map 'Minejumper'

Of the 8 types of enemies in N, none is more deadly than the mine. It is simple, unmoving, unyielding. It makes sense, then, that an entire genre of maps, known as 'mine jumpers', would have you avoiding coming into contact with an enemy type that requires you to run into it. This aptly named map keeps things simple, trading the classic cramped, precision jumping for a more aerial approach to this kind of map. While it may seem daunting at first, the jumps remain relatively similar, meaning you'll be soaring for the hard-to-reach gold in no time. — origami_alligator

NUMACon: Bubbles

The theme of this contest will be bubbles!

Additional information and rules:
Every map will need to be posted with edited mapdata in order to make the runs not shown. This way less experienced players will have a chance to create inventive routes without getting shut down with more technically skilled players. With this, all runs must be posted on NReality, and no demos can be posted to the comments until the contest is over. If anyone posts demos to this site during the contest they will be disqualified. I'm not very worried about this, though, since we have such a small community.

How to edit your mapdata:
Note: if there are maps submitted without the edited mapdata they will not be entered into the competition.

Add |||protectedcontest to the end of your mapdata. An example can be seen here [].

Tag all maps with bubbles18 []

To reiterate:
Mappers, tag your maps with bubbles18 and add the |||protectedcontest string to the map data before you submit.
Players, do not post demos to this site. Submit your private runs through NReality!

Okay, I hope this is not too confusing!

Talk about this contest on the forums! []

Happy mapping, happy playing,

New Contest Announcement

Hello everybody,

It has been a while since there was an update about NUMACon. This is mostly because the site was low in users for many months and the judges for contests often didn't follow through with their commitments. But, that is in the past, and I want to make a new contest. The format will be different this time.

In 1 week I will announce the contest theme.
The mapping deadline will be 1 week after that.

There are many users who like to play maps as well, so they will be part of the contest too.

1 week after the mapping deadline is the playing deadline. The winner(s) will be chosen based on two categories: highscore and speedrun.

The only judge will be myself this time around, if the contest goes well we can do another with different judge(s).

Dates summary:
Theme announcement: July 1 2018
Mapping deadline: July 8 2018
Playing deadline: July 15 2018
Results: July 18 2018

NUMACon: Phantasm and WE NEED JUDGES

NUMACon: Phantasm
This October's Halloween-themed contest is called Phantasm! Tag your maps with Phantasm []. Up to three Halloween-themed maps may be submitted per person, up until November 15th.

Spooky mapping!

This contest cannot work without any judges! We need judges for Phantasm, as well as for Equality. Contact me, DaggaFork, to become a judge. It usually doesn't take very long to judge. Please help NUMA out and volunteer to be a judge!

Thanks, and happy scary mapping,

Hunger Results and NUMACon: Equality

Hunger Results
Congratulations to our winner Aidiera with the map Death Do Us Part []!
The runner ups were:
🌭 [] by script
the small apple [] by Addicted_Ancestor
Back to your roots [] by Spackal
24 Carrot [] by DaggaFork

Thanks to everyone who participated; it was a pleasure to play all of the maps!
Thanks to the judges Arona_Daal, Kaylab, and Sunset!

NUMACon Equality
This NUMACon limits the balance of objects the mapper is allowed to use. You must pick a number N (which must be greater than 0) and then create a map with...

  • N gauss turrets
  • N homing launchers
  • N mines
  • N floor guards
  • N thwumps
  • N gold
  • N bounce blocks
  • N launch pads
  • N oneway platforms
  • N exits and exit keys
  • N drones of any type (zap, homing zap, laser, chaingun)
  • N doors of any type (normal, locked, trap)
  • any number of ninjas

You may use any tiles. Each author can submit up to 5 maps, until July 16, 2017. Contact us if you want to be a judge (even if you made a map)!

DaggaFork and Sunset

NUMACon: Hunger

With spring in full swing (except for our Australian users) and five months of NUMACon-less shame under our belt, we've decided it's time for another contest! This time you've got to create a map with food inspiration! Tag your maps with hunger [] to enter!

Maps must actually visualize some type of food or drink, and not just be a map named after a food. A smooth map isn't food related just because it plays as smooth as butter.

Each person can enter 5 maps. Deadline is May 21st. PM/map message us to judge.

Have fun!
Dagga + Sunset

NUMACon: Disguise Results and Spooked Poll!

Disguise Results:

Results for Disguise are available here []. Congratulations to Aidiera for winning with his map Holocrux []! Thanks for mapping, everyone!

Spooked Poll:

Vote on your favourite spooked maps! The poll is available here []! You can choose your top three, and all the maps are available in the post as well as here [].

All the best,

NUMACon: Spooked! and Disguise Voting

1. NewmaCon

This Halloween NUMACon is a spooky one! Scary maps can be posted between October 14 and November 11, and must be tagged with spooked []. Happy Halloween, and spooky mapping!

2. Voting, judging, or voting again

If you'd like to vote for Disguise winners, visit the forum page here. [] The winners will be announced at the end of this month. Thanks to everyone who participated, feel free to vote for your own maps.

If you'd like to judge for Spooked! send me a message on the forums or one of my maps. Otherwise, we will have another vote!

Thanks, everyone

NUMACon: Disguise

This NUMACon is called Disguise. You must create a map that looks like a map it absolutely isn’t. Every genre of map has a unique look that by simply looking at a map allows you to distinguish what it is, your goal here is to fool the eye into guessing the wrong type of map. For example, you could create a tough and technical action map disguised as a DDA, or a survival map disguised as a race. To enter the contest, submit your maps with the tag disguise []. Every mapper can post up to 5 of maps! Happy mapping!
Posting Dates: 9/7/2016 to 10/7/2016 -- just in time for halloween!

Future judges, please PM me on the forums or post on a map of mine.


NUMACon: Part Two Results

The map telegas [] by blacklef [] has won this NUMACon! Congratulations blacklef, and thank you to everyone who participated. The next NUMACon will arrive shortly!


NUMA renovations and community Github

Hey folks, couple announcements!

My brother and I started some work on the site this weekend; y'all should be able to update your avatars now. If not, um, leave me an angry comment.

For the reviewers: The review queue should be functional again, but we won't know for sure until there's actually some reviews backed up. So please, go write some reviews!

We also established a community Github [] organization, and have the site's source code [] up. If you have a Github account, feel free to submit issues, or hop in and join the fun! The more the merrier; just let me know if you'd like to join the organization. (If you don't have a Github account, go ahead and leave feedback and renovation proposals on Sunset's post [] until we get something else put together.)

We would also love to see other N-related projects included in the Github organization, so if you've built any of the awesome programs/utilities floating around (or happen to have their source on hand), please put them up!