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Storytelling Level Design Challenge #2

Category: Level Design/Game Environment Challenges
January 16, 2012

Screenshot: Uncharted 2 - Among Thieves. ©Naughty Dog

Update #3: March 02, 2012 - Winner and Top 5 Entries
Update #2:
Feb. 20, 2012 - Final Work Entries
Update #1: Feb. 04, 2012 - Work in Progress

2012 is here and it is time to begin the year with a Winter Challenge of 2012: Storytelling Level Design Challenge Part 2!


What is Storytelling Level Design Challenge?

Below is a simple description of an open-ended story. Read the story and whatever comes to mind, whichever images appear in your imagination you are to create the visuals. Tell a story in the environment you create through Level Design.

Create the visuals based on the story below. Key to Storytelling Level Design Challenge is to tell a story with your environment that you create.

"Fire takes what it wants and what it wants is usually what we hold most dear. But a little is always left behind - a new start."

Written by: WarrenM


  • Any level editor of your choice
  • MUST include a reference to World of Level Design as part of the environment. Custom texture or a model. How you incorporate this is completely up to you. It can be a simple logo, custom texture, or 3d model. Make it part of the environment.
  • You may download World of Level Design icons, logos and texts here or create and use your own.
  • Create your work-in-progress thread. Update your forum thread with your wip and final submission. Work in progress thread must be started with the following: WoLD Storytelling Challenge 2 - YourName
  • Storytelling Forum Section is here


  • Storytelling within your environment based on the short description above.
  • MUST include a reference to World of Level Design as part of the environment.
  • All or any snow must be a part of your environment setting.


  • Storytelling within your environment based on the short description. How well you followed the description and communicated that within your environment?
  • Snow theme?
  • World of Level Design reference within your environment.
  • Work In Progress Thread on WoLD Forums. How well did you keep progress log?
  • Screenshots with no hud
  • 3 Beauty Screenshots
  • Optional: video trailer no longer then 30 seconds



  • Deadline: Feb 17, 2012 at midnight your time.
  • Judges: WoLD members in a public poll, the final five will then be judged separately by AlexG, Smog, KeithGarry and WarrenM.
  • Submission: 3 beauty screenshots, no hud
  • WIP Thread: Post final screenshots in your own Work In Progress Thread on WoLD Forums. (Registration is Free).


Enter here and if you have any questions post them in this thread.

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