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Featured map for 2017-11-13: Earth Dome by lsudny

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Capturing nature within N is really difficult to pull off, but creates some really unique and exciting environments. In this map lsudny has actually taken it a step further, and gone for nature rampant and overgrowing civilisation. The resulting atmosphere is spectacular, and the gameplay is no exception to this. — _destiny^-

Featured map for 2017-10-01: 02-0: Mountain Range by Dogintes

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I haven't the right words to honor Mountain Range; but a map of such elegance & wit assuredly deserves your attention. It's a joy to explore: to work out its mechanics, to tease out the quickest route, and to simply traverse its slopes & passages. This is a map I return to perennially, and it never fails to charm me anew. — Tempus_Fugit

Featured map for 2017-07-31: Sky Below, Heaven Above by Qix

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Qix is one of the OG authors who doesn't get brought up much in conversation. But many of his maps would fit in on the front page today. For example, this map is eleven years old but it doesn't look a day over two. The three separate sections work together in harmony, and there are very few safe spaces in the map. I've revisited this map several times over the years, and I don't know why I never commented before. Wherever you are now, Qix, I hope you enjoyed the time you spent with us. — Aidiera

Featured map for 2017-07-11: A Beautiful Afternoon by astheoceansblue

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ok, so i'm featuring an ATOB map. bite me. back in the bad ol' days of my awkward youth i remember being jealous of this homie because of the subtly intricate beauty he was able to pump out all the time. this map specifically got me hung on UFOs and sci-fi in maps for like two months and inspired me to make a mappack with a lot of alien themes. not sure that people make packs anymore but at the very least you'll crack a smile at the demise of this poor little tile city. — mahi_mahi

Featured map for 2017-06-10: SLANTSLIDE by Tempus_Fugit

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Tempus_Fugit is a bona architect. Besides the unsurpassed level of visual congruence, Tempus_Fugit offers a challenging level that requires deft precision and agility at every turn. The level feels very episodic in nature, with optional detours for the greedy few who have an unquenchable thirst for gold and scoreboard glory. — ska

Featured map for 2017-05-04: 127-3: Halfback Quarterback by cucumber_boy

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It's got 274 E tiles, 42 pieces of gold, 35 mines, 8 3S tiles, 7 3A tiles, 6 3W tiles, 6 exits, 2 5A tiles, 2 7S tiles, 2 7W tiles, 1 2A tile, 1 2S tile, 1 3Q tile, 1 4W tile, 1 6S tile, 1 6W tile, 1 key and 1 ninja. Though I've listed them in descending quantities, they all have equal qualities. For a map to be perfect, each individual component needs to be perfect on its own. — DaggaFork

Featured map for 2017-04-05: Luxury Art by DaggaFork

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Technical, beautiful, frustrating, fulfilling. This map is a work of art. It’s impossibly dazzling; it’s confusing like a distraction pattern. When I first saw it I half expected the ninja to float out into the center, then rise up through the grey and red brushstrokes toward the switch. The expectations are high, all right — don’t expect something easy to digest. After all, this is modern art. I hope you can afford it. — script

Featured map for 2017-03-19: Audio, Video, Disco by spudzalot

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If ever a puzzle starts troubling you
And you haven't the foggiest of what t'do
Just think 'til you're pink and then quick as a wink
The answers will fumble and fall into view

Disorder is near and I fear you will lose
This order is clear any route that you choose
Quick steps are a misstep, go steady and slow
A slip or a trip and you're stuck down below

I'd offer you luck but that won't be enough
Bring foresight, precision, and ninja-like stuff
But utmost of all, when the going gets rough
Instead of get-going, give up. — Aidiera

Featured map for 2017-02-16: abhorrent transparency by blacklef

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Earlier this week I was playing a new game on my phone. The player flies around the screen in a Mayan tomb filled with traps. Enthralled with the game, after I while I found myself contemplating programming a similar game of my own. I didn't have any new ideas, but I wished that I was the creator. I find that the best way for me to know if something is great is when I begin to wish that I had made it.

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Featured map for 2017-02-05: Llamabane by krusch

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I have no recollection of this map. It's possible I saved it in my favorites as though placing a bookmark into a tome with no words. What is there for me to know? The author of this wordless classic is a master. Perhaps the lack of words in this hypothetical book is meaningful: we are to write our own pages, draw our own conclusions, forge our own path. Llamabane is to be played however one prefers. At least, that's what I gather. Like I said, I can't recall playing this map, so I'm simply judging this book by its cover. — origami_alligator

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