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!

Gronkh and Sarazar play WoP

2012/11 | Let’s Play Together

Gronkh and Sarazar play World of Padman Let’s play Together (DE) | November, 23rd 2012…

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

2012/01 | PlanetQuake.com

The Happy Friar interviews Kai-Li of World of Padman Published on PlanetQuake.com (US) | January…

GameStar (DE) | 07/2011

2011/07 | GameStar

World of Padman – Freeware Published in GameStar (DE) | June 2011 “World of Padman…

PC Games Hardware (DE) | 03/2008

2008/03 | PC Games Hardware

Special: Top games for free – World of Padman Published in PC Games Hardware (DE)…

Linux Journal (US) | 12/2007

2007/12 | Linux Journal

Quake, Meet GPL; GPL, Meet Quake Published in Linux Journal (US) | December 2007 |…

Rheinische Post (DE) | 08/09/2007

2007/09 | Rheinische Post

Little Star of the Digital World Published in Rheinische Post (DE) | September 8th, 2007…

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

2007/09 | BILD.de

World of Padman – The new comic action shooter Published on BILD.de (DE) | September…

PC Action (DE) | 07/2007

2007/07 | PC Action

Free Game of the Month! World of Padman Published in PC Action (DE) | July…

GIGA Games (DE) | 21/07/2007

2007/07 | GIGA Games

ENTE presents World of Padman at GIGA Games Telecasted by GIGA Games (DE) | July…

ModDB.com (AU) | 22/06/2007

2007/06 | ModDB.com

Feature: World of Padman Published on ModDB.com (AU) | June 22nd, 2007 “World of Padman…

GameStar (DE) | 06/2007

2007/06 | GameStar

Freeware Game World of Padman Published in GameStar (DE) | May 2007 “If you crossed…

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

2007/04 | stern.de

World of Padman – Fun shooter with melee duck Published on stern.de (DE) | April,…

GIGA Games (DE) | 03/04/2007

2007/04 | GIGA Games

World of Padman at GIGA Games Telecasted by GIGA Games (DE) | April 3rd, 2007…

GEE (DE) | 04/2007

2007/04 | GEE Love For Games

Mod of the Month Published in GEE Love For Games (DE) | June 2007 |…

Au-Ja.de (DE) | 12/04/2007

2007/04 | Au-Ja.de

World of Padman – Garish 3D shooter without blood Published on Au-Ja.de (DE) | April…

MTV GameOne (DE) | 21/03/2007

2007/03 | MTV GameOne

Harmonieman in a TV interview about Mods & Maps Telecasted by MTV GameOne (DE) |…

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

2006/05 | 3sat Neues

World of Padman auf dem LinuxTag in Wiesbaden Telecasted by 3sat Neues (DE) | 07.…

PlanetQuake.com (US) | 07/03/2005

2005/03 | PlanetQuake.com

Mod of the Week – World of Padman Published on PlanetQuake.com (US) | March 7th,…

PlanetQuake.com (US) | 24/12/2004

2004/12 | PlanetQuake.com

It’s weird, it’s wonderful… it’s World of Padman! Published on PlanetQuake.com (US) | December 24th,…

holarse.de (DE) | 18/12/2004

2004/12 | holarse.de

World of Padman – Linux Review Published on holarse.de (DE) | December 18th, 2004 „The…

GIGA Games (DE) | 21/06/2004

2004/06 | GIGA Games

Second presentation of the PadMod at GIGA Games Broadcasted by GIGA Games (DE) | June…

GIGA Games (DE) | 15/04/2004

2004/04 | GIGA Games

Premiere of the PadMod at GIGA Games Telecasted by GIGA Games (DE) | April 15th,…

HazardTeam.de (DE) | 15/03/2004

2004/03 | HazardTeam.de

PadMod Beta Review Published on HazardTeam.de (DE) | March 15th, 2004 “The version I played…

HazardTeam.de (DE) | 25/04/2002

2002/04 | HazardTeam.de

Interview with ENTE about the PadMod and Elite Force Published on HazardTeam.de (DE) | April…

2002/02 | inQuake.de

20 Questions to ENTE from the PadMod inQuake.de (DE) | February 8th, 2002 “As the…

GameOn! TV (DE) | 2001

2001/03 | GameOn! TV

ENTE in a TV interview about Level Design for Elite Force Telecasted by GameOn! TV…

PC Action (DE) | 01/2001

2001/01 | PC Action

Feature about ENTE’s PadGallery for Elite Force Published in PC Action (DE) | January 2001…

PC Joker (DE) | 10/2000

2000/10 | PC Joker

Short interview with ENTE about level design for Quake 3 Arena Published in PC Joker…


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.


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 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.


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 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.


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.


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.


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 as a PadMod for Quake 3 Arena including the Update 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.


World of Padman

PC Gamer (UK) | Xmas 2004 (#143)

“This bizarre cartoon mod for Quake 3 involves weird alien creatures, insane weapons, giant domestic environments and some pretty remarkable artwork. For a more colourful or unusual deathmatch experience you could not ask. “

World of Padman was featured here for the first time as PadMod for Quake 3 Arena in a games magazine with a nice article and was also provided on the DVD of the issue.

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


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.


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. ENTE’s PadShop was then also with the corresponding Q3A demo file of Maximum PC 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. Strangely enough, there was PadKitchen for EliteForce instead of Quake 3 Arena.

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


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.