Level Design, Tutorials

Level design: the importance of planning

My first level design related video is here! In the video, I go over a planning technique that can be useful and time-saving when making maps. If you're an experienced level designer, I'm sure you already know the importance of proper planning. This video is catered more towards those who know their way around a… Continue reading Level design: the importance of planning

Level Design, Personal Projects

Today’s stream result of my Quake II cyberpunk themed map

Unfortunately I had to end the previous level design stream early because of some internet connection problems. Fortunately, these issues were resolved and today we could continue work on my Quake II cyberpunk map. I did some touching up on an older part of the map but I also worked on an entire new section… Continue reading Today’s stream result of my Quake II cyberpunk themed map

Level Design, Personal Projects

Yesterday’s stream result for Quake II: Stroggos Ex

During yesterday's stream, I continued blocking out my cyberpunk themed map for Quake II. I added an entire new part of the map and started to think about the main texture colors that I'm going to mix throughout the whole level. I decided that I wanted to create a mix of white, gray, black, yellow,… Continue reading Yesterday’s stream result for Quake II: Stroggos Ex

Level Design, Personal Projects

Mapping for Half-Life: today’s stream result

Been going at it today in TrenchBroom. I've continued working on my HAZMAT map for Half-Life. Since I'm no longer bound by a deadline, I decided to expand the map and block out an entire new section. The final result of today's stream is displayed in the screenshot below. If you're interested to see the… Continue reading Mapping for Half-Life: today’s stream result

Level Design, Personal Projects

Blocktober: Quake II

In celebration of the annual Blocktober month, I've made this 10-minute fast forwarded video where I block out a section of my Quake II map that's still in an early development phase. The real-time level design session took me about 45 minutes. If you have absolutely no idea what I'm talking about, blocking out levels… Continue reading Blocktober: Quake II

Level Design, Tutorials

Mapping for Half-Life

Okay, let's get this show on the road! I will write about how I recently got into Half-Life mapping, which tools I'm currently using and a fast way to get something done in the editor. Please note that this post is about how it works best for me. There may be other methods that are… Continue reading Mapping for Half-Life