Level With Me, Richard Flanagan

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Level With Me, Richard Flanagan at Rock, Paper, Shotgun:

Level With Me is a series of interviews with game developers about their games, work process, and design philosophy. At the end of each interview, they design part of a small first person game. You can play this game at the very end of the series.

Richard Flanagan is the main designer on FRACT, a first person exploration puzzle game and/or electronic music studio. He collaborates with his producer and/or wife Quynh as Phosfiend Systems, based in Montreal, QC — they’ve also been working with indies Henk Boom and Devine Lu Linvega.

Read the interview here.

LEVEL-DESIGN.org News Roundup – Volume 2

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LD.org News Roundup – Volume 1

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There’s tons of small articles and blog posts that are worth sharing but too small to post as single news of LD.org. To solve that I’m starting with LD.org News Roundup. This category of news will gather all the interesting news in series of posts. Some of the articles might be old but they’re enough interesting to post here. I hope this will come handy! Here’s what I found recently:

If you’ve found cool article or blog post that is worth sharing use the Submit news form and let me know!

Reference Database Updated!

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Five new titles are uploaded to LEVEL-DESIGN.org Reference Database and ready for tagging! Here’s the list of added games:

  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution (2011)
  • Wolfenstein (2009)
  • Metro: Last Light (2013)
  • Mafia 2 (2010)
  • Bioshock: Infinite (2013)

Big thanks goes to Yuma for sharing some of these albums!

Wrecked Apartment by Wiktor Öhman

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Wiktor Öhman finished his CryEngine scene called Wrecked Apartment. Take a look:

More pictues and additional info can be found on Wiktor’s portfolio website.

Shining The Light on Crysis 3 – Presentation

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Everythink that you want to know about lighting in Crysis 3, all covered in presentation called Shining The Light on Crysis 3 by Pierre-Yves Donzallas.

Discover how the lighting was created for the visually acclaimed Crysis 3 videogame, from the early prototype stage to the final delivery. Learn about the lighting creation in video games and about the lighting pipeline used in Crytek’s latest title, as well as the environment art guidelines in place to ensure a consistent look throughout the game. The session will also address difficulties encountered during the production, and feature demonstrations and artist-friendly explanations of the lighting-related graphical features that were requested and implemented in the CryENGINE to ensure one of the best visual experiences to date.

Presentation can be downloaded from Crytek’s presentations page.

 

 

Reference Database Updated – Crysis 3, Fallout 3 and others

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I’ve updated the database with new screenshots not yet tagged. Here’s the list of games added:

  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  • Deadlight
  • Dark Messiah of Might and Magic
  • Crysis 3
  • Legend of Grimrock
  • Fallout 3

Head to LEVEL-DESIGN.org Reference Database and take a look!

Also I’ve changed a bit rules of screenshot posting. Make sure to take screenshots on highest quality settings, latest patch and no non-developer modifications.

Reference Database Updated – Aliens: Colonial Marines

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Aliens: Colonial Marines is now added to the LEVEL-DESIGN.org Reference Database. Thanks to Phillip for sharing! It will took ages to tag all these screenshots so now all guests can tag the images with tags from the database. Just click on the pencil right next to the “Tags” section on image page, start typing what you see and have fun!

UPDATE:
To reduce wrong tag assignment I’ve changed the tag option to allow only registered users to tag screenshots. If you’d like to help tagging send me a mail and I’ll create an account for you.

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