This may be a bit late for some people's timezones, but Happy Halloween from JKHub! Our contest went extremely well! All of the entries were top notch in my book, and I'm proud of each person that worked on these. Great job everyone.
Now, usually I mention the winner and the 2nd and 3rd place mods, but since there were a few that were tied for both of those positions, and we had another bad case of people registering only to vote, I'm going to instead mention all entries equally, aside from the winner.
With that said...the winner of the Halloween 2017 Mod Contest is...
Langerd has once again destroyed the poll with a whopping 20 votes, exactly twice the amount of votes the runner ups got. This man knows how to contest, and his Halloween Town mod pretty much blows his mod from last year out of the water by far. Let's take a look.
Halloween Town is very small map, but cozy. As soon as it loads up, you'll immediately think of Halloween Town from Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas or Luigi's Mansion or other toony and creepy media. The ghosts that haunt the area were definitely a must-have for this setting, since it's a graveyard.
Upon further exploration, you will next notice the creepy jack-o-lantern pumpkins around the map. What is so special about these pumpkins? The animations, my friend. The animations. They look like they are straight out of another game. I think these guys are my favorite part of the whole map. It brings the map alive in a way that JKA maps usually fall short with.
Now, I'm not sure if this next part was either a ploy to gain more votes or to show his hit list, but nonetheless it was a clever touch. I felt honored to be dead in this map.
And the final element I will show is the icing on the cake. Any time a map has interactive elements to it, it's immediately more enjoyable. Even if it's just a simple button, people love pushing it. This map is no exception to that. What is Halloween without trick-or-treat candy? The cauldron in the center will give the children what they came for. This is only one of the handful of interactive elements in the map.
Overall, the map is extremely well done. I applaud you, Langerd, for crafting this thing. You never cease to amaze the modding community with your recent projects. Not only are your works great, but they are of the size and quality of a full mod team to accomplish, in such little time. I always look forward to seeing what you have up your sleeve. There is one thing this map needs to be better, and its to have more of it. Would love to see it bigger with more room to use on a server for people to play on.
Everyone give Langerd a round of applause! Here is your prize!
Don't forget to check out the rest of the contest entries. Seriously. There are some really great mods here that will surprise you. If you're looking for something to do tonight to fulfill your sp00ky appetite, try all of these out. I'm honestly surprised it wasn't a closer poll, because of how cool all of these are. Nice job, and be thinking of what you'll make for next year!