Alien Evidence - ravells
Alien space station. - joćo paulo
Centauran ConFederation - Malakor
Crow Nebula - rkmase
Dont Panic ! - Redrobes
Frontier Space - NeonKnight
Galactic Planetary Directory: Khuutath - Steel General
GRX593 - Kalpana - Valarian
Guide to the Galaxy - bryguy
Hyper-Space Curve Calculator - Korrigan
Icarus Starlane - Gamerprinter
Idiots Guide to the Solar System - Ascension
Karnorthe - Antony
Less Than Twelve Parsecs - tcberry
Map Vandal - Map Vandal
Monthly Asteroid Party - Sagenlicht
Neurosector 5 - industrygothica
Not So Lonely Planet Map - Zanza
Pocketwatch - Darken
Sparre Leg, Brendle Galaxy - Bohunk
System Map - mmmmmpig
The Borean Cluster - cereth
The Great Expedition - jfrazierjr
Universe Super clusters - MGCJerry
Zyrcine Cluster - nolgroth
VERY tough voting on these.
I voted on the ones that caught my eye and made me want to really look around. Being I could only vote for 5, it was a struggle but I overcame it and voted. :p
I think this was indeed a very hard vote. This is the first time I voted in this contest and it won't be the last! Great fun! Anywho:
In the order of which I like them and who I voted for:
As I said they all look great. Thanks to those who voted for me, but in my mind mmmmpigs the winner.
Awesome job, everyone! Once again, it was difficult to narrow it down to only five. 5*m+(swine) gets my top vote. Not only was the style very distinctive, but the gravity plots really gave me the sense that this was a navigation aide. The only thing that I think it needs is some kind of temporal element, since all of the objects are in motion.
I like Zanza's cheeky travel service image with the push-pin. Hilarious to think that we'll still be using that same icon in 300 years. Though now that I look closer, is this meant to be a "page" from the Hitchhiker's Guide?
The scale of Bohunk's entry (not to mention the resolution) definitely drew my eye. The only criticisms I have are that the planet doesn't quite look spherical to me. A little bit of atmospheric haze along the edge would probably sell it. And "quadrant" is misspelled. I've been a little more sensitive to that in finished works than usual since apparently nobody attending my art school can spell. Marvelous images are routinely compromised there by a widespread inability to use a dictionary.
I had to vote for Ascension because I'm still feeling that almost overwhelming desire to install MOO2 and conquer the galaxy a few times.
And finally, Map Vandal's mathematically-intense entry really makes me think that I could plot a course from one planet to another. I have no idea if those equations are accurate, but they certainly look trustworthy.
Again, excellent work all around!
Bryan Ray, visual effects artist
I had a tough time voting too. So many of the maps were well done that it was almost a coin toss on a couple. At any rate, the maps that got my votes did so by the barest of margins. Congrats to whomever wins and thanks to everybody that posted an entry. I was impressed by just about every map posted and they all gave me ideas and inspiration.
Tough choices again this month. I went for options that were definitely maps, maps for a traveler and those that were spacey & scifi. There were others that were great but I thought id vote with a stricter interpretation of the spec to narrow it down and even then I had to cross out a few from my shortlist.
This was not a challenge I was interested in doing (and having started a new job this month I would not have had the time anyway), but I voted for:
And special mention to Bohunk
Just missing out was Ascension
I followed the voting the whole way through, but I still cannot believe I won this one. There were just too many good entries this month.
Thanks to everyone who voted for my map.
Something witty and pithy
Congrats, Mmmmmpig! Two in a row, I haven't even done that!
There were so many exceptional maps - I figured the race would have been lots tighter. Good showing everyone!
PS: I gave you REP with my +5 Rep Rod, so now you got a second green pip!!!