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IGDA Microtalks presentation

03 Dec

For anyone interested you can view my presentation shown at the IGDA Microtalks.

You can view the speaker notes for my details on each slide.



Austin International Game Developer’s Association, Microtalks

23 Nov

Join me at the IGDA Microtalks on December 2nd.

I will be doing a short 10-minute talk on "Making video game maps based on real-world locations"

I am creating a special mini-map just for the event to help drive the point home.

Event details here:




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Fan Feast: Released!

10 Oct

Fan Feast is released!

Fan Feast -Final shots

After four months of hard work the map is ready for release!

Please share this map with all your friends. Scavenge mode is hard and really needs a full set of friends to win.

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Fan Feast Update: Almost there!

06 Oct

Hey folks,

I know there are quite a few of you are waiting for the map release so you can go kill zombies at the Highball.  I have been working on the map every night to finish it out. I have  added a few new assets from The Sacrifice update and currently 100% of the map geometry and all the details are done and locked in. I just have a few bugs that affect scavenge mode to figure out and then I will release the map. 

Also, Left4Dead2 is still less then $7 right now, so if you want to play this map that is a low price to pay.

In the mean time please enjoy some of the final screenshots:

Fan Feast -Final shots


Fan Feast -Final shots


Fan Feast -Final shots

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Fantastic Fest photos

30 Sep

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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Don’t miss Fantastic Fest!

24 Sep

If your in or near Austin, and you have been tracking this project you have no excuse not to be at Fantastic Fest right now playing the map.


Fantastic Fest


Fan Feast update: Promo video

15 Sep

I made a quick two minutes video to show off the map and gameplay.


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Fan Feast Update: Bowling

12 Sep

This weekend I completed some important props. Namely the awesome old bowling machines the Highball has, and the custom made booths. Both of these were quite a challenge to model but really tie the map to the real world.




No matter where you look in this map you will find small authentic details and easter eggs.

For example here is someone who apparently broke ino the South Lamar Pharmacy, but never quite made it out with the pills. 

All the signs, even the big "Flu Shots" sign is taken from on-site photographs.


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Fan Feast update: Alamo Drafthouse Lobby

06 Sep


The Alamo Drafthouse, South Lamar, Lobby inside Left4Dead2.
The mural took quite a bit of photoshop work to stitch together from reference photos.
The hanging UFOs and Planes are made from scratch in SketchUp.
The small lights on the UFOs are even animated.

Alamo Drafthouse Lobby

Alamo Drafthouse Lobby


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Fan Feast update: Highball interior

01 Sep

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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