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Seaholm Power Plant, more screenshots

11 Feb

 

I have been hard at work on the Seaholm Power Plant campaign. Expading the map and adding new custom props.
 
The power plant exterior has been added to my master map. The City of Austin sign is all lit up nicely.
 
Seaholm WIP
 
More progress and screenshots by clicking the more link below.
 

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Seaholm Power Plant – Revived!

30 Jan

I started making a map of Seaholm Power plant one year ago. That project was interupted when I was asked to make a map for Fantastic Fest. However I am happy to say that work has resumed on this project.

The Seaholm Power Plant is a incredible 1950's art deco power plant located along the river in Austin, TX near down town. The power plant was a gas/steam turbine plant and ran all the way into the 1980's.

For the game I am reviving the plant from its current empty state. This will be a four map campaign for Left 4 Dead 2.

The following are screenshots of the Seaholm pump station and surrounding walking path along the river. This is the first map and current area I am working on.

If your interested in more screenshots, including interior shots, see my flickr gallery here: http://goo.gl/AqYeU

 

Seaholm L4D2 - Pump station

 

Seaholm L4D2 - Outhouse

 

Seaholm L4D2 - Failed boat launch

 

Seaholm L4D2

 

Seaholm L4D2

 
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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.

https://docs.google.com/present/view?id=dcbzq7np_245f8599g83

 

 
 

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:

https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=165901273429710

 

 

 

 
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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.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/550/

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.

Enjoy:

 
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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.

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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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