I wasn’t involved in putting together this particular trailer but it shows one of the FA levels I worked a lot on: ‘the subway’. The basic level geometry was already in place when I joined the team. My job was to bring everything to a shippable standard by adding props, SFX and finalizing textures, shaders and lighting.
This is 100% in-game footage by the way. It was recorded in Arcade Mode, using a modified build in which the camera was moved in front of the player-controlled character, thus giving us the first person perspective. Jakob Rød from Creative Services did a fantastic job acting out the role of the cameraman. Our post production whiz Adrian Lazar added the viewfinder graphics and some compression glitches while an out-of-house sound specialist composed the audio.
K & L cutscene lighting
This is a little odd job I did while working on Kane & Lynch : Dead Men – lighting for one of the cutscenes:
the paris job
The ‘Hunter and Hunted’ level from Hitman: Contracts was the first I made at IO. The entire project was to be a rush job and at the time, I knew nothing about the company’s game engine so the leads were reticent to hand a newcomer like me an entire level. The original plan then was to have me learn the ropes by doing some props for the ‘Bjarkov Bomb’ level. I picked up the basics pretty quickly though, and ended up being assigned the small Paris level as well as a few odd jobs on the ‘Seafood Massacre’. Contracts took just 9 months to make.
Little known fact: I wanted the track playing in the OD’ed junkie’s room to be Shurik’n’s ‘Fugitif’ but since IO couldn’t secure the rights, we used ‘Le Souteneur (Mr Claude)’ by Faf Larage instead.
y’all musta forgot
This is an exclusive clip of two of the Tarzan Untamed (aka Tarzan Freeride) levels I built while working as art director on the project. The first was a waterski level in which Tarzan was pulled along a fixed path by a crocodile. The second was a roaming level in which Tarzan ran, jumped about, slid along snaking branches, climbed walls and of course swung on vines. If anyone got in his way, he skewered them with a spear. Music by Kode 9.
Oh this one brings back some memories. We’re going back, way back …to 1998. This is the very first ‘level’ I ever made: the arena for the final boss fight in ‘Hype the Time Quest’. I seem to remember that it had a total of just 1200 triangles.