Fantastic Fest photos

Fantastic Fest Arcade

If you missed Fantastic Fest and Fantastic Arcade, then you missed out on a great time.

There were over 100 movies to see, and 30 independent video games to play. Along with lots of other fun events.

Click below for my images and comments from Fantastic Arcade

 

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Fan Feast update: Highball interior

I had been a little while since my last update, but I have been hard at work every day on the map. The interior of The Highball is about finished.

This part of the map requires more custom props and textures then any other. The doors are custom, the skeeball, the neon sign, and even the carpet texture in the map is extracted from a photo of the real carpet. There are nearly a dozen custom props inside already and I haven't even added the bowling to the map yet.

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Fan Feast update: Highball interior and in-game bowling!

Small update, but big success with the map.

I have started modeling the interior of the Highball. Some parts of the building are very open while others are very crampt. Add the fact that nothing inside is symmetrical and you have a hard building to get a proper layout done for. It took me a few evening to get something I though was acceptable. Then I realized, the only built the Highball last year, someone has to have the floor plans. And they did, once I had the floor plan it was only a matter of an hour to get a perfectly spot-on interior model of the wall layout. There is still lots of detail to come, but this will greatly accelerate my modeling time.

 

 

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When I first started making this map I wanted to have a bowling mini-game. The idea being in survival mode if the players bowled a strike alarms and lights would go off and the hordes would start coming. It was tough to get working, but I now have an acceptable bowling mini-game inside the Highball. It works pretty darn well and is a lot of fun. In fact I bet in Scavenge mode you might find some of the special infected bowling rather then hunting down the survivors. The image below is just the concept prototype.

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Fan Feast update: Alamo Drafthouse back rooms

As with my previous map based on a Alamo Drafthouse location, the Drafthouse was nice enough to tour me around the back rooms to take reference photos.

The South Lamar Drafthouse has quite a few offices hidden above the kitchen. The screen shots are the first rough bits of that area of the building. Also shown is the first rough theater.

Many of the posters are taken directly from the reference photos.

Alamo Drafthouse back rooms

Alamo Drafthouse back rooms

Alamo Drafthouse back rooms

 Alamo Drafthouse rough theater

Fan Feast update: Signs, posters, and more.

Up until now the shopping center has used generic signs and posters. Along with reference photos I took images of as many signs and unique images that make the shopping center unique.

This weekend has been about bringing in all those signs into the game. I have also started on the Alamo Drafthouse interior.

Fan Feast Signs

Fan Feast Signs

Fan Feast Signs

Fan Feast Signs

 

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Fan Feast update: Shopping center complete

I have completed the front of the Highball. The Vannah sign is just a placeholder until I make the custom sign.

Also the map now takes place on a stormy dark evening.

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I have built the lobby of the South Lamar Alamo Drafthouse. It still needs the mural and custom objects.

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The entire shopping center and surround areas are now complete. Next I will start on the interior areas of the Highball and Drafthouse.

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