Media coverage

Since the first PadMaps in the year 2000 until today, the World of Padman has been widely and also internationally reported in the media. We have taken the trouble to compile an overview of the to us known essential articles, reports and mentions in chronological order.

Of course, this list is not complete, so we are happy when we are alerted to missing contributions. Also, for copyright reasons, we can not put all posts online for viewing as we explicitly require the permission of the copyright holders. But we have already contacted many publishers and editors and ask you for a little patience. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy browsing and discovering!


Let's Play Together (DE) | 23/11/2012

Let’s Play Together (DE) | 23/11/2012

Gronkh und Sarazar spielen World of Padman

Let’s play Together (DE) | November, 23rd 2012

“I celebrate the game, I have to say. I like the colorful Tri-tra-trulala. … Ah OK, kills bring nothing here and you have to spray here.”

Barely a year after the release of the 1.6 patch, Gronkh and Sarazar presented World of Padman in the 20th live stream of Let’s Play Together. The game modes Free For All and Spray Your Color were played on the maps PadShop and Backyard. It took a while for them to understand how Spray Your Color works. A recording of the stream is available on YouTube.


PlanetQuake.com (US) | 21/01/2012

PlanetQuake.com (US) | 21/01/2012

The Happy Friar interviews Kai-Li of World of Padman

PlanetQuake.com (US) | January 21st, 2012

“I think there are many lessons learned but one of them definitely is: if you want to release a game commercially start developing like it is a commercial project.”

A very detailed interview from ~The Happy Friar with Kai-Li about the recently released 1.6 patch for World of Padman. It’s about the team behind it, the difficulties in trying to commercialize the game and, of course the version 1.6. The interview is directly accessible via planetquake.gamespy.com (at that time planetquake.com).


Linux U&D (UK) | 08/2011

Linux U&D (UK) | 08/2011

Distro Game Drift Linux

Linux User & Developer (UK) | August 2011

“Could this be the first truly viable Linux-based PC gaming OS?”

In this issue, a two-page article was actually about the Linux distribution Game Drift Linux, which was almost a first App Store for Linux games. World of Padman was one of them and was featured in the article coincidentally in a screenshot of the game store. Thus WoP had also made it into the issue of this magazine.

Unfortunately we can not offer the article here, because we do not have any permission yet.


au-ja.de (DE) | 19/12/2011

au-ja.de (DE) | 19/12/2011

World of Padman: Patch to version 1.6 available

au-ja.de (DE) | December 19th, 2011

“The ingenious fun shooter World of Padman has received another update.”

Immediately after the release of World of Padman 1.6, doelf from au-ja.de reported on the new version and bug fixes. The article is directly accessible via the news archive on au-ja.de.


GameStar (DE) | 07/2011

GameStar (DE) | 07/2011

World of Padman – Freeware

GameStar (DE) | July 2011

“World of Padman is a multiplayer shooter as it is called: fast, hectic, with many weapons, witty maps and three game modes. … Conclusion: For shooter fans. And children!”

In this XL issue, there was World of Padman on the DVD and was considered in the section Free Play with a nice little article. You can find the article here.

Courtesy of the editorial board of GameStar.


PC-Action (PL) | 05/2011

CD-Action (PL) | 05/2011


CD-Action (PL) | May 2011


Linux For You (IN) | 09/2009

Linux For You (IN) | 09/2009

Linux Gamers, Unite! It’s Time to Frag!!

Linux For You (IN) | September 2009

“Welcome live.linuX-games.net. They bring you a collection of 34 games, safely tucked into a shell of Arch Linux.”

This issue of the Indian Linux For You magazine included the live DVD “Live Linux Gamers” version 0.9.5, which also included World of Padman next to other games. Many of the games were briefly presented in a multi-page article. Unfortunately there was no space for World of Padman, so it is only listed by name in the game list.

Unfortunately we can not offer the article here, because we do not have any permission yet.


PC Games HW (DE) | 03/2008

PC Games HW (DE) | 03/2008

Special: Top games for free – World of Padman

PC Games Hardware (DE) | March 2008

“What began as a mod for a well-known game by id Software has now developed into an independent multiplayer gem.”

World of Padman was featured in this issue of PC Games Hardware on DVD and was only mentioned on the DVD cover and on the front page, after all! You can find the cover here.

Courtesy of the COMPUTEC MEDIA GmbH.


PC Zone (UK) | 03/2008

PC Zone (UK) | 03/2008

Bug-Fix of the Month – World of Padman V1.2 Patch

PC Zone (UK) | March 2008

It took a whole three months since the release, until the 1.2er patch for World of Padman made it on the DVD of this issue. In the magazine itself, there was a small but very colorful reference to this Bug-Fix of the Month in the section Freeplay News.

Unfortunately we can not offer the article here, because we do not have any permission yet.


Linux Journal (US) | 12/2007

Linux Journal (US) | 12/2007

Quake, Meet GPL; GPL, Meet Quake

Linux Journal (US) | December 2007

“Even though I really enjoyed Open Arena, I think World of Padman could be my favorite in the bunch.”

In this very detailed and multi-page article by Shawn Powers, World of Padman is featured as one of several games based on the Quake3 engine. Particularly interesting here is the description of the installation process under Linux. Despite the criticism of the slightly too provocative portrayal of the ladies in the game, the overall conclusion is very positive. The complete article includes page 72, page 73, page 74, page 75 and page 76.

Courtesy of the editors of the Linux Journal.


bild.de (DE) | 18/09/2007

World of Padman – the new comic action shooter

bild.de (DE) | September 18th,  2007

“At World of Padman, no-one is passing by at the moment, … The game offers fast gameplay, beautiful graphics and original ideas.”

A detailed article about World of Padman, the inventor ENTE and the cartoon character Padman. It presents the weapons, game modes and the game world. The article is directly accessible via bild.de.


Rheinische Post (DE) | 08/09/2007

Rheinische Post (DE) | 08/09/2007

Little star of the digital world

Rheinische Post (DE) | September 8th, 2007

“The bloodless computer game is highly praised and finds more and more fans worldwide.”

A detailed article by Carola Siedentop about ENTE, the family-friendly computer game World of Padman and the main character Padman. The article can be accessed directly here or via rp-online.de.

Courtesy of the editors of Rheinischen Post.


GMC (IT) | 08/2007

GMC (IT) | 08/2007

World of Padman – A bizarre Multiplayer Shooter …

GMC (IT) | August 2007

“The game arenas are not only very colorful, they are also well characterized.”

In the Next Level section of this issue of the Italian GMC magazine, World of Padman was touted as a standalone game in a half-page article for download but only received a 3-stars rating. Nevertheless, we were happy.

Unfortunately we can not offer the article here, because we do not have any permission yet.


Linux Intern (DE) | Q3/2007

Linux Intern (DE) | Q3/2007

Food for Players: Color Spray Orgies for Linux

Linux Intern (DE) | Quarter 3, 2007

A rather short but very readable article appeared in this issue of our standalone release of World of Padman. It briefly goes into the history of development and all the essential gameplay elements.

Unfortunately we can not offer the article here, because we do not have any permission yet.


CHIP (PL) | 07/2007

CHIP (PL) | 07/2007

World of Padman on DVD in Poland

CHIP (PL) | July 2007

Also in Poland one is very enthusiastic about World of Padman, or at least we think so after a small article has been dedicated to us there. The game was also available in this issue on DVD.

Unfortunately we can not offer the article here, because we do not have any permission yet.


PC Action (DE) | 07/2007

PC Action (DE) | 07/2007

Free Game of the Month! World of Padman

PC Action (DE) | July 2007

“Multiplayer shooter with a colorful comic look. … It’s amazing how much the developers of Padman have extended the graphics framework again.”

World of Padman was featured on this DVD of this issue and was described in a very detailed and inspiring manner on almost one page by Marc Brehme. It also explains the key points to weapons, game modes and gameplay. You can find the article here.

Courtesy of the COMPUTEC MEDIA GmbH.


PC Gamer (UK) | 07/2007

PC Gamer (UK) | 07/2007

World of Padman – Free Quake3-driven cartoon shooter

PC Gamer (UK) | July 2007

“Padman … is a full-blown videogame hero, complete with a speedy game of his own. … Silly colours, serious action.”

The article is quite short and praises World of Padman as “Downloader”. But it goes into the main points and puts the game mode Spray Your Color and the map design in the foreground.

Unfortunately we can not offer the article here, because we do not have any permission yet.


PC Zone (UK) | 07/2007

PC Zone (UK) | 07/2007

World of Padman – The Germans are coming

PC Zone (UK) | July 2007

“In short, World of Padman is a surprisingly good game.”

World of Padman was featured in this issue on the DVD and was also given a small article. In this, Padman’s fame in Germany is funny compared to that of David Hasselhoff and put on a par. We had a great time.

Unfortunately we can not offer the article here, because we do not have any permission yet.


Svet Komputera (RS) | 07/2007

Svet Komputera (RS) | 07/2007

World of Padman in Serbia

Svet Komputera (RS) | July 2007

“The abundance of colors, scenic locations, imaginative weapons, numerous maps, funny items, lots of humor and subtle brutality are only a part of this great and free title.”

Also in Serbia, a very detailed article by Jovana Erčić was written in the section Svet Igara (World of Games) for the release of World of Padman as a standalone game. The article is directly accessible via the news archive on sk.rs.


BRAVO ScreenFun (DE) | 06/2007

BRAVO ScreenFun (DE) | 06/2007

World of Padman – Shootout with toys

BRAVO ScreenFun (DE) | June 2007

“World of Padman is from Germany and offers loads of clean first-person shooter fun.”

Our game was on the DVD of this issue and was touted there as another highlight. There was only a small introductory article but at least we found mention on the title page.

Unfortunately we can not offer the article here, because we do not have any permission yet.


DIGIT (IN) | 06/2007

World of Padman on DVD in India

DIGIT (IN) | June 2007

Also in India, one was interested in World of Padman, at least there was our game in this issue on DVD. It was not enough for a real article, but at least it was mentioned that World of Padman is now available as a standalone and Quake 3 Arena is no longer needed to play.

Unfortunately we can not offer the article here, because we do not have any permission yet.


GameStar (DE) | 06/2007

GameStar (DE) | 06/2007

Freeware game World of Padman

GameStar (DE) | June 2007

“If you crossed the Smurfs with Elton John, probably a little blue gnome with ugly glasses would come out.”

With this sentence begins the almost full-page article and we are still not sure if that was meant nicely. In any case, our game is fully described and the game mode Spray Your Color is well highlighted. You can find the article here.

Courtesy of the editorial board of GameStar.


PC-Gameplay (BE) | 06/2007

PC-Gameplay (BE) | 06/2007

World of Padman

PC-Gameplay (BE) | June 2007

“We are very thankful that World of Padman has become a shooter with some special qualities. Everything not only looks very colorful, graphically, the game is an absolute hit in his genre.”

Also in Belgium our game was well received and in this issue there was a quite detailed and richly illustrated article about the World of Padman standalone game.

Unfortunately we can not offer the article here, because we do not have any permission yet.


stern.de (DE) | 20/04/2007

World of Padman – Fun shooter with melee duck

stern.de (DE) | April, 20th 2007

“A crazy fun that has now gathered a large and enthusiastic community on the Internet.”

That World of Padman would be a topic in the Stern, we would not have thought. The article by Carsten Scheibe, shortly after the release as a standalone game, gives a good overview of the features of our game. The article is directly accessible via stern.de.


au-ja.de (DE) | 12/04/2007

au-ja.de (DE) | 12/04/2007

World of Padman – Garish 3D shooter without blood

au-ja.de (DE) | April 12th, 2007

“World of Padman is a very clear recommendation and we would buy the game if it was not free.”

Immediately after the release of World of Padman as a standalone game, doelf published on au-ja.de a very detailed illustrated review. The review is directly accessible via au-ja.de.


GIGA Games (DE) | 03/04/2007

GIGA Games (DE) | 03/04/2007

World of Padman at Giga Games

GIGA Games (DE) | April 3rd, 2007

Slick-Rick: “That looks really nice you have to say.” … Timsen: “Absolutely, so what they got out of the Quake engine, I like pretty well.”

Shortly after the release of World of Padman as a standalone game, it was presented in great detail on the Giga Games show. In several sections of the show, the menus, gameplay, weapons and game modes Free For All and Big Balloon have been introduced. Timsen and Slick-Rick went to great lengths to tackle the heavy bots, while Susi loosened up the whole show with her funny interjections. A compilation of the show is available on YouTube.


MTV GameOne (DE) | 21/03/2007

MTV GameOne (DE) | 21/03/2007

Harmonieman in a TV interview about Mods & Maps

MTV GameOne (DE) | March 21st, 2007

“Simon and his modding team had plenty of ideas, which is why they worked, modded and developed their game World of Padman on their own.”

Shortly before the release of World of Padman as a standalone game, Harmonieman was invited to GameOne (Episode 23) on MTV to answer questions about computer game modding. Of course, World of Padman did not miss out on the show and was presented accordingly. A recording of the TV show is available on YouTube.


GMC (IT) | 12/2006

GMC (IT) | 12/2006

World of Padman – Colorful Liliput Arenas

GMC (IT) | December 2006

“Padman shows up as a fun-mod, characterized by a unique graphic style and a fresh gameplay. Try it out!”

In the section Next Level of this issue of the Italian GMC magazine, World of Padman as a modification for Quake 3 Arena was praised in a half-page article for download and got a clear recommendation with a 4-stars rating.

Unfortunately we can not offer the article here, because we do not have any permission yet.


PC Games (RO) | 09/2006

PC Games (RO) | 09/2006

World of Padman on DVD in Romania

PC Games (RO) | September 2006

Also in Romania one was interested in World of Padman, because there was our game on the DVD of the issue. Unfortunately, it was not enough for an article, but it only appeared in the list of DVD games.


3sat Neues (DE) | 07/05/2006

3sat Neues (DE) | 07/05/2006

World of Padman at the LinuxTag in Wiesbaden

3sat Neues (DE) | May 7th, 2006

“The colorful online spectacle can be seen that many creative minds work on it. Loving details … are fun to discover.”

In the TV show Neues on 3sat World of Padman was presented as a modification for Quake 3 Arena in just 30 seconds. Shortly before, Linux-Gamers.Net was present with a stand at the LinuxTag from 3rd to 6th May 2006 in Wiesbaden and presented the competitiveness of Linux for current games and e-sports activities. A recording of the TV show is available on YouTube.


PC Gamer (UK) | Mai 2005

PC Gamer (UK) | 05/2005

“When Lilliputians attack …”

PC Gamer (UK) | Mai 2005

Unfortunately, we are missing the article here and therefore do not know to what extent World of Padman was mentioned. What we know is that World of Padman as a modification for Quake 3 Arena was on the DVD of this issue.


PC Zone (UK) | 03/2005

PC Zone (UK) | 03/2005

Mods des Monats – World of Padman

PC Zone (UK) | March 2005

“The World of Padman is a beautifully executed cartoon-styled mod for Quake 3.”

World of Padman was among other mods of the month such as Dice City, Jurassic Park and Damnation on the DVD of this issue and was briefly named in the Extended Play section.

Unfortunately we can not offer the article here, because we do not have any permission yet.


GIGA Games (DE) | 05/08/2001

GIGA Games (DE) | 05/08/2004

Premiere of the PadMod beta at GIGA Games

GIGA Games (DE) | August 5th, 2004

In 2004, World of Padman was about to be released as a modification for Quake 3 Arena. At that time, ENTE and the PadMod team provided GIGA Games a beta version of the PadMod. This was then extensively played and presented in the show GIGA Games. A recording of the program is available on YouTube.


PC Zone (UK) | Xmas/2003

PC Zone (UK) | Xmas/2003

Community Chest – Quake 3 – PadMaps

PC Zone (UK) | Xmas 2003

“Regular gothic Quake maps are easy to find, but something different there’s Padman, a map maker with an eye for design that’s recognisable, imaginative, eccentric and wildly enjoyable.”

In the Community Chest section of the Christmas issue, Tony Lamb briefly mentioned ENTE (here Padman) and his PadMaps in connection with community content tips for Quake 3 Arena.

Unfortunately we can not offer the article here, because we do not have any permission yet.


inQuake.de (DE) | 08/02/2002

inQuake.de (DE) | 08/02/2002

20 questions to ENTE from the PadMod World of Padman

inquake.de (DE) | February 8th, 2002

“As the name PadMod already indicates, it is about Padman and his PadWorld and even if everyone writes PadMod, so the mod is actually called properly World of Padman or abbreviated WoP.”

A very detailed interview from bS’slyght with ENTE about the modification World of Padman for Quake 3 Arena, also known as the PadMod, which at the time was in development. It is about the team behind it, the status of the work, concepts and ideas. The interview is directly accessible via inquake.de (then planetquake.de).


Maximum PC (US) | 09/2001

Maximum PC (US) | 09/2001

Essential Gaming Ammunition – Maximum PC Quake 3 Benchmark

Maximum PC (US) | September 2001

“We couldn’t find a Quake 3 demo that stressed a system enough to suit us, so we made our own. Our PadShop map-based demo will bring even a mighty GeForce3 to its knees.”

And once again, this issue praised the ENTE’s PadShop based Maximum PC Quake 3 Benchmark, right next to the Dream Maschine Gaming Rig of the year 2001. The benchmark was then also on the CD-ROM of the issue.

Unfortunately we can not offer the article here, because we do not have any permission yet.


PC Zone (UK) | 08/2001

PC Zone (UK) | 08/2001

Small feature about ENTE’s PadMaps for Elite Force

PC Zone (UK) | August 2001

“PadCenter is a large and wonderfully designed map.”

In the Extended Play section, three of ENTE’s PadMaps for Star Trek: Voyager – Elite Force got featured by Tony Lamb. The maps were PadGarden, PadKitchen, and PadCenter, the latter being highlighted as Map of the Month. The maps were consistently rated 4 to 5 stars and were also on the CD-ROM of the issue.

Unfortunately we can not offer the article here, because we do not have any permission yet.


Maximum PC (US) | 06/2001

Maximum PC (US) | 06/2001

VisionTek GeForce3 tested with PadShop benchmark

Maximum PC (US) | June 2001

“… we now run our own Quake 3 Arena demo (created with PC Gamer’s PadShop map; check out its insane texturing demands!) …”

In this issue, a demo of ENTE’s PadShop, which became known through the PC Gamer magazine, was used as benachmark for VisionTek’s Geforce3 graphics card. After all, the card reached an average of 51.4 fps in the so-called Quake 3 MaxPC Demo.

Unfortunately we can not offer the article here, because we do not have any permission yet.


PC Gamer (US) | 04/2001

PC Gamer (US) | 04/2001

Big feature to ENTE’s PadShop for Quake 3 Arena

PC Gamer (US) | April 2001

In 2001, ENTE created the map PadShop for Quake 3 Arena for the US magazine PC Gamer. The editors supported him with photos for creating textures and they even got the permission of id to use textures from Doom 2 for a secret in the map. There was a corresponding article and ENTE’s PadShop was also on the CD-ROM of the issue.

Unfortunately we can not offer the article here, because we do not have any permission yet.


PC Zone (UK) | 02/2001

PC Zone (UK) | 02/2001

Big feature about ENTE’s PadMaps for Quake 3 Arena

PC Zone (UK) | February 2001

“You’ll fight your way over potted plants, jump off cereal packets and run across the tastefully coloured lino as you set about slaughtering your opponents.”

In the Extended Play section, seven of ENTE’s PadMaps for Quake 3 Arena were compiled and presented on two pages by Tony Lamb. The maps PadGarden, PadKitchen, PadCastle, PadHome, PadCenter, PadPool, and PadSpace were consistently rated 4 to 5 stars and were also on the CD-ROM of the issue.

Unfortunately we can not offer the article here, because we do not have any permission yet.


PC Action (DE) | 01/2001

PC Action (DE) | 01/2001

Small feature about ENTE’s PadGallery for Elite Force

PC Action (DE) | January 2001

“One of the most popular maps at the moment, the version of ENTE’s PadGallery for Elite Force.”

In the Player Forum section, a two-page article by Benjamin Boerner on the game Star Trek: Voyager – Elite Force, the emergence of the community, and maps for the game was released. ENTE’s PadGallery  received a small feature and was on the CD-ROM of the issue together with the Padman player model and the Padtrekkies skin pack. You can find the article here.

Courtesy of the COMPUTEC MEDIA GmbH.


PC Zone (UK) | 01/2001

PC Zone (UK) | 2001/01

Small feature about ENTE’s PadGallery for Elite Force

PC Zone (UK) | January 2001

“The map is rich in detail, from the phones in the foyer that ring when you go near them to the mouthwatering selection of pictures of Seven of Nines actress Jery Ryan that adorn one wing of the building.”

In the Extended Play section, ENTE’s PadGallery for Star Trek: Voyager – Elite Force got a small feature in a two-page article by Tony Lamb. The map received a 5-star rating in the issue and was also on the CD-ROM of the issue.

Unfortunately we can not offer the article here, because we do not have any permission yet.


GameOn TV (DE) | 2001

GameOn TV (DE) | 2001

ENTE in a TV interview on Level Design for Elite Force

GameOn TV (DE) | 2001

“So the colorful is really a trademark of me, which is probably based on my comic work. And that makes the maps pretty well known. There are now already nine PadMaps.”

In 2001, ENTE was invited to an interview on the GameOn TV show. It was about level design for Star Trek: Voyager – Elite Force, in which ENTE also presented his PadMaps. A recording of the interview is available on YouTube.


PC Joker (DE) | 10/2000

PC Joker (DE) | 2000/10

Short interview with ENTE on level design for Quake 3 Arena

PC Joker (DE) | October 2000

“What is this cool engine for, if you do not fully exploit it?”

In this issue, there was an interview with ENTE about creating maps for Quake 3 Arena, ideas, and level design. The whole thing was very short but worth mentioning. You can find the interview here.

Courtesy of the former editorial board of PC Joker.