If you haven't managed to submit or finish your entries for Mapping With Rewards in time, rejoice! The deadline for mapping Featured Artist tracks for this contest is extended until the 1st May 2018 and a few of the conditions have been changed!
Mapping With Rewards is a more open-ended approach to mapping contests first run in September of 2015 with a simple premise: we offer a bounty for the best beatmap set of a Featured Artist song, and a large timeframe to complete it in.
The deadline for this contest was hit on the 31st December 2017 and the turnout for this contest was as follows:
We'll be extending deadline of the contest to the 1st May 2018 00:00 UTC+0 to allow for more people to participate.
The other major change is that there will not be any distinction made between the short and full versions of the songs provided, because balancing this restriction fairly proved to be infeasible.
The ruleset and conditions for future iterations of this contest are subject to change and improvement as said in the initial announcement, but it would be unfair to any submissions to this currently running iteration of it if the ruleset was changed after the first deadline has been hit.
The bounty is claimable once per gamemode per song - for the sake of simplicity all of osu!mania's keycounts are treated as one gamemode.
This is the bounty set on this contest:
The opening track from Fractal Dreamer's debut album Kingdom of Silence. Incredibly varied, high tempo EDM track with strong central melodies and thumping percussion. Well suited for mappers who enjoy intense tracks.
From *namirin's latest album, 5colors. Bright vocals without excessive sweetness, set to a backing track that builds on victorious overtones. Likely familiar to anyone who is fond of anime.
The cinematic climax of Loki/Thaehan's The Fall of a Hero. High BPM symphonic metal with prominent electric guitar melodies and leads, set to muted but varied percussion.
If any of these songs interest you, feel free to open one in the editor and take a shot at mapping it over the course of the next two and a half months! We look forward to seeing your submissions in the near future.