Our Map Contest is coming to an end, so we wanted to shine the spotlight on the other maps that we haven’t shown. There’s still plenty of time left to vote, so click on the images and cast your votes!
“This monument was once a sacred place built to honor the triumphs of the Legendary Heroes. As the fight for Etheria rages on, even this ceremonial meeting place has become a site for battle. Defend this temple in the name of the Legendary Heroes for whom it was built.”
Hogwarts-like stairs crawl down the sides of this golden temple. Creeps spawn at the top of the stairs. Protip: Leave them a few gifts at the foot of the stairs. Creeps love gifts.
Protect the crystal in the middle of the map to win. This map is perfect for solo players, though larger groups may find themselves wanting more of a challenge. Click the image above to try it out.
“In the wide ocean is a mystical place called the Etheria Triangle. Many ships got lost there, as did our hero’s ship. Can you help them to escape?”
Black-dragon131 left out the best part of this map in the description: phase light changing. When the Combat Phase starts, the light goes out. You and up to three of your friends must fight in the night to kill the creeps. When the Build Phase begins again, the sky grows lighter, and it’s back to building in the sunshine.
Protect the single crystal in the middle to save the day. Despite the single crystal, the large space was great for groups. Click the image above to check it out.
“The old king hid in his mountain keep and ruled the skies with its thousands bright lights. He stared at his stars in search of the answer to finally put a stop to the Old Ones. For all his waiting, the keep fell before the stars replied.”
Want an asymmetric level? Astronomers Tower is your map.
When we played this on our Trendy Friday Fun last week, we marveled at the unique layout. Most Dungeon Defenders maps are symmetric and relatively easy to build. Not so with this map. The unusual design lends to some experimentation with building, which is one of my favorite things to do in our game.
Click the image and go experiment.
Magic Platform Assault
“Have patience with this one — it can be hilarious to walk several new people through this map since it requires cooperation, speed and also turkey-dodging skills.”
Finally, a custom Assault map!
I’ve been waiting for a map like this, and what better time to get one than in our Map Contest. This map is certainly not a looker, but what it lacks in visual panache, it makes up for in style. Magic Platform Assault is broken down into separate floating islands. Some of these islands contain crystal cores. Destroy these cores to win.
But how do you get to these islands? Why, by magic platforms, of course. We had a blast trying to complete this on our Trendy Friday Fun. Commish, no matter the outcome of the contest, please keep making more assault maps.
The Clock Tower
Set inside a giant clock tower, this aptly named map sets one enemy spawn against one Eternia Crystal. It’s a work-in-progress map, and what was made before the deadline is a great start. We’d like to see a bit more variety in spawns, but should this map win our contest, that’s something we could do ourselves. Either way, Sam, keep up the great work.
“Once the place where kings and heroes alike would stop for the night on their way to the Castle, now invaded by hordes of horrible monsters seeking to unleash the horrors trapped in the Eternia Crystals and kill the mysterious hero trapped in the tavern while YOU and your mates are holding off the monsters.”
We had trouble opening this map, which is a known issue. From the screenshots, it’s a hauntingly gorgeous map. If you read this, Encefal, send us an email to email@example.com, and we’ll see what we can do.
Basement Death Match
Macc the Cheesemage
“Have you ever wanted to prove you have the best DPS character in all of Etheria? Do you hate how towers and minions get in the way of normal PvP matches? Guess what, bucko? Your problems are solved! In Basement Death Match, it’s just you and up to three opponents in a battle to the death! No towers. No minions. No mercy. Just death!”
Fight against friends and foes in this ultimate PvP arena. Beware of the Lava Spike Pit! This is perfect for PvP lovers who hate having to fight both minions and people. This is the purest of the pure.
And here are the other maps in our contest:
Library of the Ancients
Yar Har Fiddle De Dee
Tower Wars Mistymire Valley
Defend Paradise Joy Map
The Arcane Vault