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[Map/Mod] Roraima

*Map has now in the Alienware/Ark modding contest! if you like my work you can vote here:
https://na.alienwarearena.com/contest/entries/ark-survival-evolved-modding-contest/2
I believe you need to be registered on alienware arena in order for the vote to count.
Just click the +1 that appears on the thumbnail titled “Roraima.” I’m 5 days behind on voting so I need all the votes I can get in order to get into the judging phase!

This is the map I’ve been working on for the last 1.5 months for the modding contest. Environment is loosely based on Mount Roraima with a more temperate environment.
Mount Roraima is a huge tabletop mountain, or Tapuy, situated in Northern Brazil and includes a unique environment that’s been isolated for millions of years. It served as the inspiration for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Lost World” so is a fitting theme for ARK.

Environmental features of the map itself includes a large Tapuy in the north western quadrant of the map, a large crater that will include a swamp (not yet in the map), extensive cave networks, a unique environment on the top of the Tapuy, temperate forests covering the map with pockets of grassland, and some rare narrative elements scattered around for the player to find.

Resources are of course scattered around the map but tend to be more rich in places you would expect. For example harvestable rocks are most commonly found in ravines and talus slopes. Crystals in caverns. Rare materials are clustered in specific areas that the players must find, which will help increase the value of certain territory that players can control as well as promote players exploring the map for resource deposits.

The map is very work in progress still, and will likely still be so at the deadline of the contest so expect continuing updates until I feel it’s it a good place. I hope to release a test version within the next few weeks (around October 25th) and post contest deadline will publish a seperate map build that will be updated during the contest if needed (since I assume you can’t make updates during the month long judging period.)

Anyway here are some screenshots from in the editor. As I said still very wip and lacking a lot of close up detail. The crater eventually will have a swamp inside it but as is is nothing.
Critique and suggestions welcome.

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Sir, this stuff looks great. I really really like it. If I may add one bit of feedback:
I know its hard since you are limited to the assets ARK provides, but try to come up with something that makes this map different from the island. I don’t have any idea what it could but I think the swamp is already a nice direction.

Looks pretty good. Im digging the pines/woods instead of the tropical look. The only suggestion that comes to mind is to have a more diverse set of trees/flora.

The top of the tabletop mountain is going to be quite a bit different, I just haven’t added it in yet. As for the rest of the island I agree, though I’m still thinking about how to do that. I’m also very constrained by the deadline right now so anything I do will need to be limited or easy. I am thinking about making the river more like a rapids with a wide rocky bank. Hopefully I can get the time to do that still.

Thanks for the feedback. I have some aspens and more leafy trees but haven’t placed them down yet. I would for sure like to get some more variety in there.

Hi all, just wanted to let you know I’ve released a public version of my map.
Available here:

Unfortunently for me I encountered a bug with uploading which caused my competition submission to be a few hours late, so. Yay. And apparently Alienware don’t give a **** so, whatever I guess. I may be a bit salty about it. If you can’t tell.
But if a dev want’s to help out I’ll love you forever. Ok for a few weeks anyway. So in the hope that they will still allow my map in I won’t be updating it for atleaseast a few days until I can atleast get someone to talk to me. You can still play the map though, i did eventually fix the problem after 12 hours. BTW the uploader doesn’t like large (1280x960 for example) thumnbnail images and the error it gives is useless as well as completly prevent you from uploading.
Here’s a few updated screenshots.

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Heh tough luck man, your map looks pretty interesting. I figured the submissions would be funky so i submitted mine a day early and didn’t update the map on steam in case something broke, You can never be too careful ya know :slight_smile:

Lol, yeah. Well I started trying to upload 8 hours before the deadline so :confused: Oh well. I sent Alienware a email so I’ll see if they will respond or not. Good luck to you on your entry!

*Map has now in the Alienware/Ark modding contest! if you like my work you can vote here:

https://na.alienwarearena.com/contest/entries/ark-survival-evolved-modding-contest/2

I believe you need to be registered on alienware arena in order for the vote to count.
Just click the +1 that appears on the thumbnail titled “Roraima.” I’m 5 days behind on voting so I need all the votes I can get in order to get into the judging phase!