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PT2006 - The Vandhaal: Wonders of the Deep

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The Vandhaal
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Version: AoM: The Titans
Pretty Town contest of 2006
Interactive Eyecandy map
By The Vandhaal

Age of Mythology The Titans version
( Check below if you are looking for the Age of Mythology Extended Edition version)

Welcome mortal
....welcome in the realm of the god Poseidon.
You show courage by travelling the vast Atlantic Ocean all alone.
And this courage gives you the favor of Poseidon. He will tell you the secrets on how to explore his realm ..... an honour which only a vew mortals before you have been granted.

The Wonders of the Deep interactive eyecandy map was created in the scope of the AomH 2006 Pretty Town competition. Notice this is NOT a playable scenario but an explorable eyecandy map. Check the features below.


Interactive map features

  • Fully voice acted tour cinematic
  • Interactive control for player by chat commands
  • Detailed map design
  • Nice sound and music score
  • Mini puzzle ( nothing fancy but maybe fun)
  • Fully explorable Underwater world
  • Custom lighting files and custom underwater ligting effects
  • Custom underwater and surface sound change
  • Check the included read me file before installing this map
  • I recommend to consume some nice white whine while exploring this Interactive eyecandy map


Screenshots, Artworks & Inspiration

You can find all screenshots in the AoM TT version Wonders of the deep Interactive map album located in the Vandhaal Picasa Gallery.

Age of Mythology Extended Edition version

Looking for the new Age of Mythology Extended Edition version of this map??...Look no further...in Januari 2015 this AoM EE version has been released on Steam

Grab it here through the Steam workshop:

Visit one of the below locations for more info or to leave a reaction

New website:


Vandhaal's Steam AoM EE collection:

Pretty town 2006 winners thread at the AomH forum

AomH showcase for this map


The Wonders of the Deep Interactive Eyecandy map is the winning entry of AomH Pretty Town contest of 2006
AuthorReviews   ( All | Comments Only | Reviews Only )
Map Design5.0
It is about time that this amazing creation gets a rating it deserves. It amazes me that nobody took the effort to give tribute to this masterpiece and to The Vandhaal by giving it a 5 star rating. Shame on you all !

This is not a real game but a pretty town map so I used a simmilar way as pEpsIdUDe_123 used on other Pretty town maps

Aesthetics: 5
Simply stunning.The ruins of the temple of Atlantis, the under sea city of Poseidon and the entire under sea world with so much detail at every spot on the map. The Vandhaal did not overdo it with eyecandy but the entire map was just perfectly balanced and turned into a credible and mythological world. The transitions between all parts of the map where perfectly done. Simply breath taking !

Map Design: 5
Amazing ! I never could have dreamed that this was even possible in AoM. I have seen Vandhaals under sea eyecandy screenshots before but never could imagine that it was possible to turn them into a playable map. I liked every tiny part. The elevations, terrain mix and objects for under and upper marine world where just perfectly used throughout the entire map. The map design was simply perfect.

Town Appeal/ Originality: 5
This is possible one of the most original things ever created for AoM. A dream come true. The Vandhaal created yet again another civilisation for AoM: the people ( Aquantians) and creatures of the Poseidon. This map had not just 1 city/town but basicly 3. The first: the amazing remains of old Atlantis a city of ruins. The second: the mythological city of the people of Poseidon and a third city which is not visible on the map but the presence is felt the entire time. This invisible city is the new Atlantis located somewhere underground . I hope the Vandhaal will show us this city some time.

The Tour: 5
The cinematic was beautifull and it guided you right into the mythelogical world of Poseidon. It not only showed the map but took you on a real journey.
The map was so well designed that there was no lag. The camera tracks where fluid and smooth and the shots where well done. The tour did not stop at the end of the cinematic you where able to explore al the parts of the map yourself. The chat command controls gave you the opportunity to see and explore every little corner. The sound and light change system was amazingly well done and I liked the puzzle also very much

Story/Instructions: 5
This map had a real story and probably this is what makes everything so awesome. It shows clearly that everything on the map followed this story and was placed there for a reason ( not just a bunch of random eyecandy) The large buildings and all subtle under sea elements like a sunken ship with a treaure where there because they needed to be there. The tour and objectives banner gave you all the information you needed to find your way around

Additional Comments:
This map simply deserves a 5 star rating and it truely deserved the number 1 spot in the Pretty town contest there is simply no discussion about this possible. The Vandhaal is a true master and expert designer. Unlike other designers The Vandhaal went further then just creating a huge city or a map filled with beautiful but well known eyecandy. He created a new world, filled with people creatures and cities for AoM which can be compared with nothing any designer has ever created before. I hope my tribute to this map and the Vandhaal will make sure he stays around the AoM community for a long time

[Edited on 12/25/06 @ 06:55 AM]

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