Join us as we look back at the articles, news, contests, and forums content shared on Next Level Design during the past week.
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@LotusCracker shares images and a timelapse video of the creation of this snowboarding track, built within Fortnite's Creative Mode.
It's important that players are able to quickly acclimate themselves within a space. How can you help them understand their surroundings and potential options in as little time as possible? This chapter focuses on some of the tools that are at your disposal.
This video looks at how the designers of Left 4 Dead created a co-op shooter that encouraged cooperation without being overbearing - an approach which helped them capture and maintain the attention of gamers.
In this 6-Part Youtube series, m0zidesigner shares his level design process, step by step. Watch how he develops the map from the early blockout stage, breathes life into it through detail work and lighting, and then releases a polished map.
We take a look at the player navigation techniques used in the Uncharted games. He shares his findings here, which include Weenies, Color, Lighting, and various other tools Naughty Dog has employed.
As usual, a very active week in WAYWO. @Soldat Du Christ posted a 'Level Design Documentary' - a look at the thought process behind his level 'Tribunal'. @Xzamplez adds his own video - an hour long deep dive into the design of his current Murder Miners project. @JB_ shared a peak at the progress of his project in Unreal. @S0UL FLAME posted up an overview and download link for his level 'Bloodbath'. Also, a look at a cabinetry project from @Westin and some new music created by @icyhotspartin. Finally, videos shared from @Buddy Jumps on Super Smash Bros Melee (The Pursuit for Perfection), and from @SaltyKoalaBear showing off the newest Modern Warfare Map.
February Challenge: A New Love - There's still plenty of time to share your submissions with us
Use an engine, tool, process, etc. that you're unfamiliar with. Create a level, model, sketch, texture, etc. and then share the fruits of your new love.
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