We all know Halloween is coming very soon, so I decided to produce a spooky map. I wanted to make this map an RP type, where there is going to be houses, shacks, a club with a theater, maybe some industrial buildings like a saw mill/lumber yard (what the hell else is around this place right?), a store, a library, (MAYBE) a gas station, obviously a grave yard, (maybe) a jail house, and (maybe) a hospital.
I know its not the most scenic forest valley, but my focus is on the functions, spookiness, and RP style. So I want my designs to be fairly simple, and empty so people can populate the map however they want.
There isn’t much to look at now, I have only completed 1 valley section that includes a shack and a tool shed. I spent a lot of time trying to make the setting something that was very dark, trying to make the world have no glow to it. I wanted it as dark as possible without “WAY over doing it”, to ensure that, I made a fog entity with completely black fog that makes distant lights fade away, but keep the environment lighting the same color and brightness as the skybox.
Here are 7 images:
I am planning on keeping the style that way, dark gloomy lights, (I will improve the look of the lights by making the light it self actually “light up”, but I don’t think I will use sprites.)
Also, I have some spooky noises, the soundscape is quiet and kind of eerie, and I have a system that picks a random spooky sound to play on a random section within the map every 3 minutes.
So, what do you think of my idea? Is it terrible? Does it look too bland? Do you like the balance?
What are your thoughts?
If you have a better name let me know, because “gm_spookyForestValley” is NOT its official name. What would be perfect for a valley like this?
I need some spooky sounds, right now I have the SCP game’s library of sounds and HL2 has a small handful (Ravenholm). I would like to take a look through games like Amnesia’s sound directory, but I don’t have that game unfortunately. If you know some where to get some great FREE spooky noises (especially distant ones, ie. “howls, distant screams, distant moans” things like that) I would appreciate the help