The contest is over, the winners have been chosen, and you can now pick up the winning maps from the "Summer Mapping Initiative" contest
being held by Valve for Portal 2
. A map called "Patent Pending"
took the top prize by offering a wide mix of mechanics, another called "Infinifling"
that's focused on "mid-air portaling techniques" ended up in second place. "Edifice,"
based in some of the destroyed Aperture chambers, picked up an honorable mention. All of the maps are free to download; just get the file, put it in your maps folder by following the instructions on the official blog
and use the dev console to load it up and play.
Congrats to the winners. Valve's also hosting a Portal 2 music video contest
for the song by The National
included in the game. The deadline on that one is coming up in the middle of July, so you've still got time to film and upload it to YouTube. Good luck!