So hello everyone, I’ve been told that Facepunch is a good community to show off map design, so here I am with my latest map:
DE_HIMEJI_CASTLE (Workshop version)
de_himeji_castle (GameBanana link) is a map created by me for the GameBanana ‘Famous Landmarks’ contest. I choose this castle based on high demand for asian themes by many people (not only on GameBanana but also outside of the contest) and therefor I decided to create this magnificent castle, of which I had never heard of its existence ever before (despite it being apparantly very famous).
Himeji Castle (姫路城 Himeji-jō?) is a hilltop Japanese castle complex located in Himeji, in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. The castle is regarded as the finest surviving example of prototypical Japanese castle architecture, comprising a network of 83 buildings with advanced defensive systems from the feudal period. The castle is frequently known as Hakuro-jō (“White Egret Castle”) or Shirasagi-jō (“White Heron Castle”) because of its brilliant white exterior and supposed resemblance to a bird taking flight.
So the map is originally built for Bomb Defusal scenario. I have had plently of feedback already and I know that the current layout is hardly ideal for DE scenarios. As such, I will be creating different versions of this map, one for DE which will be a heavily modified version with less dead ends and bombzones on ground levels (to get rid of the overloaded vertical gameplay). An AR version will also be created and will contain all floors of the castle, as well as acces to the roofs.
The map has been built in a timespan of 35 days, including the creation of all textures, props and brushwork
The map has been created to honour the magnificense of the Himeji Castle and the Japanese Culture. I do not intend any harm towards either the castle, its visitors or its inhabitants.
The castle is publicly visitable in Himeji in Japan.
I would like to thanks all people that aided in the development of this map. Thank you very much!
If Valve or the community wishes to add this to the official maps, please say so in the comments section or vote the map with a thumb up! Many thanks!
At last, the license on GameBanana applies as the original one for the map, so if you are interested in the license, you can read it there.
I hope that the people here will enjoy the map, and to finish the topic here, I will be giving a gallery:
Sorry for the grainy quality, they are links from the workshop version, so that’s the reason why the quality is lower (resized versions)
Enjoy this final version!