gm_swampfever is a new WIP map based on Left 4 Dead 2’s “Swamp Fever” campaign.
Well, not entirely. I’ve tried to stick with the campaign’s shanty town style, while introducing a number of extra details. For one thing, it’s raining pretty damn heavily, so that pond in the centre will soon flood. However, the flooding doesn’t stop there. The water level will eventually rise to the ceiling of the tallest shack, so you better pack some wellies! I think this would be a good map for comic making, posing, maybe even a bit of deathmatch. Here are some pictures:
As you can see, I’ve already started to achieve the “shanty town” look I’m after.
There’ll be a few more of these shacks, but I’ve only done one (and a half) at the moment.
I may change the water texture to appear more murky, to suit the Swamp Fever style.
I’ll probably go in with the clipping tool further down the line and beat up these shacks some more.[/media]
The next few images show the water level rising:
These pictures show what I mean about the water not looking dirty enough. For the water level to rise from the small pond in the first image to almost covering the roof of the tallest shack takes about 15/20 minutes.
So that’s that. If anyone has any criticisms/suggestions/ideas about this map, I’d be happy to hear about it. Thanks.