I want to continue my failed attempt of last year. Progress can be seen here
. I eventually released a couple of alpha's on Quake3world but the results were disappointing and I abandoned the project.
Recently I've started to take another look at it and decided that the entire layout has to be redone from scratch. But still using the same concept (location, theme, textures, pieces of layout, etc). I've been drawing some new layout ideas. Nothing has been build yet. There are two rules regarding entries:
Map must be previously unreleased and a new design started at the beginning of this competition; please no map remakes or edits
Q: Can I start planning my map out on paper before the competition starts?
A: Yes, you can start planning it out at anytime. However, you cannot start mapping in Radiant until the competition officially starts in early June. Announcing the competition early allows people to think about potential designs and/or themes.
Looking at my situation, does it still count as a new design and I'm I allowed to enter the competition with it?