Players: 4 – 6
Readme: Google Drive
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Story / Histoire
The team of explorers who were left on Dystopia, whose analyses of land and water samples were disappointing, began anew from an offshore platform. This new facility, now well established and equipped with rental buildings, runs at full speed and is fully automated. This allows the occupants to organize fights to the death, just to keep them a tad busy…
L’équipe d’explorateurs qui fut laissée sur Dystopia dont leurs analyses d’échantillons de terre et d’eau furent décevantes, ont entamé de nouvelles analyses à partir d’une plateforme en mer. Cette nouvelle installation, maintenant bien rodée et équipée de bâtiments de location, tourne a plein régime et est entièrement automatisée. Ce qui permet aux occupants d’organiser des combats à mort, histoire de s’occuper un peu…
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Layout ; to start with, I inspired myself on another UT3 classic level, DM-Acquisition made by ‘Slainchild’. This level was a blast at the time! Before starting the creation of DM-Fondation (French title), I did play a lot the original, counting how long it take to travel from point “A” to point “B” by dodging, jumping, running and going back and forth many times. That mean the UT4 scale is, at least, like the original in term of navigation intervals. Brief. I’ve check the layout and pickups placement as a reference and build DM-Fondation from scratch. My level isn’t a remake and many little things as been made for a better UT4 experience. While it doesn’t look like, there are also a bit more room to move, meaning each areas are a tad bigger.
Gameplay ; There was little things that also need enhancements imho. Per example, bots and liftjumps. In the original, bots didn’t make them at all. I’ve report that issue at the time but ‘Slainchild’ didn’t or couldn’t fix it in the final. Now, even low level bots perform liftjumps and it enhance the gameplay dramatically! You will discover that by yourself 😉 I also add more health (2 x 25 health) so it’s more accurate to UT4 health system in general and 4 x vials near the Belt. The new area behind the Belt and the opening on the floor are additions which add more to the gameplay. Furthermore, there are areas where players can wall dodge and/or wall run which can’t be done in the original. I also adjust the floor height between the Stinger and the Sniper ramp so when heading to the Sniper coming from the Stinger, a simple wall dodge on the big pipes or a single jump on the ramp base add much to the flow. There is also a new ‘ramp’ by using the trash container cover near the Shock Rifle to go easily on the upper floor. Or you can simply jump on the crates to reach the floor with ease. All those little enhancements make traveling more fluid 😀 The original don’t feature any powerup in the small tunnel, tunnel which interconnect few areas and is only accessible by liftjumping. When playing the original at the time, I always thought this tunnel would be a very good place for a powerup, so I add the UDamage. This little tunnel is also a cool shortcut to move from areas to areas 😉
Visuals ; To create this level, I’ve bought several sci-fi packs which in all, cost me more than 200$ 😮 The theme is a mix of industrial and sci-fi and most areas are outside to let UE4 bounce lights lit up the areas as much as possible.
Note, for all my levels I use Temporal AA since it offers the best visuals.