32in24-14: How the Hamburglar Stole Christmas
|32in24-14: How the Hamburglar Stole Christmas|
32in24-14: How the Hamburglar Stole Christmas is the fourteenth edition of the 32in24 series of PWADs, where a 24-hour mapping session is held with the aim of creating a full megawad of usually multiplayer maps - however this time, the maps were designed for single player, making it the first single player 32in24 since Diet, and the first attempt at a full single player megawad since the failed second session. Wary of the increased challenges of creating a single player map over a deathmatch one, mappers were allowed to reuse architecture from previous 32in24 maps to assist them in creating theirs.
Continuing the food and holiday themes introduced by the thirteenth edition, this session was held on 21 December, 2014, and so the maps generally carried a Christmas theme, complete with map titles that mostly referenced either Christmas or food. The subtitle of the session itself refers to a Christmas story by Dr. Seuss As with the previous few sessions, a week was allowed after the session for minor polishing of the maps based on feedback.
The session proved to be a much greater success than 32in24-2, repeating previous sessions in overshooting the target of 32 maps and ending up with 42 instead. The maps were divided into two episodes: How the Hamburglar Stole Christmas - the main megawad with 32 maps, and A Cockmas Carol with Eweinezer Splooge (MAP33-42), the ten weakest submissions to the session. The final WAD was uploaded to the /idgames archive on 18 January, 2015. It received very positive reviews, and was named as one of the runners-up in the 22nd Annual Cacowards.