Hey folks! It’s March, and you know what that means, right?
If you thought “It’s time for new workshop highlights”, well… yeah, that’s true, but that’s low-hanging fruit. It’s the title of this article, after all…
It also means the Contest is closing soon. If you’d like your level to qualify, submit soon! Submissions close this Saturday. If you’re not interested in submitting, why not play the levels and vote instead?
Alright, enough of that. You already know about the contest. What about this month’s front-page features, though?
One thing we wanted to try and showcase this month was at least one good inventory map, but there was one big problem – A majority of the maps we knew about were contest submissions. Featuring one of them would give it an unfair boost ahead of the others by giving it more recognition, so instead we’ve featured a small map that’s not part of the contest.
Artificity is a short but sweet map, where only the mainline on this fairly small route is built for you. It’s up to you to connect the branch to Alamogordo and City Spur, and maybe you need a few extra connections so trains can pass each other… The space to build is kinda limited and can be tricky to master, but there’s more than enough materials given to the player to beat this level without too much trouble.
If you’ve never gotten around to playing any of Der Drache’s career levels, you’re missing out on quite a few fun challenges. There’s always another train to keep track of from start to finish, and the routes trains need to take aren’t always as simple as they may seem…
These levels are well-crafted, and Copenhagen is no exception.
Terminus stations are a classic way to make a map visually distinct, while also adding an interesting challenge to the level by having a bottlenecked entry point into the station. This level does that well, but it also has an oddly-placed loop… what’s that there for?
Old, but still good, this map is difficult, but fun. Are you up for the challenge?
Alongside these featured maps, the curated list has some new additions:
- Boston Commuter
- Redlang Junction
That’s all for now. Hope you enjoy this month’s picks!