UT Map: DM-Cloisonné

Level Designer

Game: Unreal Tournament

Genre: First-Person Shooter

Platform: PC

Engine: Unreal Engine 4

Development Time: Sep. - Oct. 2018 (7 weeks)

Team members: 1 developer (solo project)

Availability

Map is​ available on BUAS server dedicated to IGAD only. But I can also provide the .pak file to download and play it locally (ask via email).

My Responsibilities

  • Rational level design + document

  • Level layout iteration + document

  • Detailed level design document

  • Playtest and balance weapons and pickup placements

  • Build and improve geometry shapes to convey theme (screenshots)

  • Map is playable offline with bots (up to 7 bots)

DM-Cloisonne built on top of a huge tree branch

The map name "DM-Cloisonné" was inspired from cloisonné which is an ancient technique for decorating metalwork objects such as vases. This design can be found mostly in Asian antiques. And since i'm an antique trader, it inspired me to convert that technique into building's top mixed with gold and marble.

For gameplay, I created a combination of inside and outside play areas in a asymmetrical map to support death match mode. 

Design Goal:

  • Create an aesthetically appealing map with unique touch.

  • Create a well balanced asymmetrical map that supports death match gamemode for up to 8 players.

  • Make sure the map is ready for art pass as a whitebox with necessary documents.

  • Create a well detailed level design document that will serve for artists during art pass.

  • Create a map that supports beginners and intermediate player based skill.

Level Layouts

 

Created a asymmetrical layout that supports different building shapes and verticality.

There are a total of 7 main areas that contain a special weapon and pickups. Each one of these areas include multiple secondary and ninja routes, making the player experience and agency better for any player skill base.

I have also created more layout figures showing weapon placements, pick-ups, power-ups and final level layout.

Blockout_v4 level of verticality.jpg

Verticality Layout

Blockout_v4 Node Map.jpg

Node Map

Screenshots