With the recent release of Maniaplanet 3 and the Universal Demo, you can now easily download and play for free to a great diversity of experiences.
For both Trackmania 2 and Shootmania, creators or players can easily share a setup to any player to install their favorite title. These titles can include new or customized maps, weapons, effects, moods, sounds, textures, gamemodes, map editor tools, ladder, replay editing, rankings etc.
And to showcase some of these new features, we are releasing a sample gamemode for Shootmania, called Platform. Platform, still in beta, is a mode where you must gather all the fuel and gold as quickly as possible by using your dexterity and skill to get the highest score. It has been designed to get you familiar with the various moves of Shootmania Storm in a simple solo experience before going online for battles on other titles of the same Universal Demo.
The simple mode will stay fully free for the summer and can be downloaded from http://maniaplanet.com/shootmania/platform
For Steam users, you can access it by installing the Shootmania demo: http://store.steampowered.com/app/229870/
In addition, we are releasing the source of this Title Pack, in that way you’ll be able to understand how structure your own Pack or if you want only to grab some code or assets of it. Please go to the forum to download the sources and feel free to ask questions about the pack: http://maniapla.net/smplatformbetaforum
After a great ManiaGala & Gamers Assembly, remember that we have announced the winners of the video contest as well as the community modes selected for the Launch Event.
Let’s start with the video contest. The winners are:
- For TrackMania² Canyon, “Escape to Canyon” by Adsun:
- For TrackMania² Stadium, “This is TrackMania” by Shortz:
- For ShootMania Storm, “Showmatch” by Sky:
All the three players won a $400 Amazon Gift Card! They’ll receive it in the coming days.
And now discover which gamemodes have been chosen by you, the community, to be used on the online ShootMania 4 All servers at the launch day, April 10th. The winners are Obstacle, a skilled Time Attack gamemode and Jailbreak, a dodgeball-like mode.
We hope that you’ll enjoy these modes plus Elite, Royal and Battle. If you are a server admin and that you want participate on the event, feel free to register your server and make sure to follow the rules.
Have a great time during the ShootMania 4 All and afterwards!
Ever wanted to drive improbable tracks, making maneuvers from heights and speeds unimaginable… then you actually complete the track in a single run? If so, the Platform Pack is for you!This new campaign, composed of 23 tracks will require extreme self control and skill and persistence to finish!
With a challenge this difficult, we wish to reward the first player that finishes the campaign. The challenge is simple *evil laugh*, you have to finish the last track, “Ultimate Nightmare”, without respawn (by doing a zero-fault) then to send the replay (by default “R” to save a replay) just before the finish line (or just after it), to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first player to successfully send their replay and have it validated by the NADEO Live team will have it broadcast on the official ManiaPlanet YouTube channel. But that’s not all… The King (or Queen) of the Ultimate Nightmare will win a 5 Player Pack of new ShootMania Storm!Don’t delay and get the “Platform Pack” from your ManiaPlanet library for free now!
Good luck everyone!