Lunar Strike (WIP build style sci-fi map set)

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Lunar Strike (WIP build style sci-fi map set)

Postby ReformedJoe » Sat Feb 12, 2022 1:17 pm


1999: The Polaris Lunar outpost has fallen.

You hear the rumble of the escape shuttle as it takes off carrying a few battered survivors back to dubious safety on earth.
Reality sets in. You're the last of the security team now. Escape is no longer possible. Only one course of action remains, one duty unfulfilled.

Deny the enemy control of the facility.


What's this?

As a sort of mapping exercise I've been making a sci fi map set balanced around a specific gameplay mod (NeoCore).

The objective is a somewhat grounded, 'realistic' depiction of a lunar outpost with an emphasis on semi linear exploration. Combat encounters are intended to be approachable from different angles, and don't necessarily have one optimal solution.

While it's being built with NeoCore in mind, it will also work with any other gameplay mod (I'm especially trying to keep a fair Hideous Destructor experience in mind).

Anyway, here's some stuff to look at:




Screens:
Spoiler:


Release date: WID.
Last edited by ReformedJoe on Fri May 06, 2022 12:57 pm, edited 6 times in total.
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Re: Lunar Strike (WIP build style sci-fi map set)

Postby Enjay » Sat Feb 12, 2022 7:20 pm

I must say, damn good stuff sir.

This looks right up my street. I love sci-fi/tech maps and realistic environments and this looks stunning.
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Re: Lunar Strike (WIP build style sci-fi map set)

Postby Wivicer » Sat Feb 12, 2022 11:39 pm

In that first screenshot, are the lights on the wall dynamic lights, or is that directly drawn on the texture? The lighting in these shots looks fantastic!
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Re: Lunar Strike (WIP build style sci-fi map set)

Postby Enjay » Sun Feb 13, 2022 3:02 am

I suspect a little from column A and a little from column B.

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Duke Nukem 3D texture.
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Re: Lunar Strike (WIP build style sci-fi map set)

Postby ReformedJoe » Sun Feb 13, 2022 11:56 am

Yep, in that specific instance the texture has lights baked onto it.

The lighting is totally dynamic, with some small exceptions. That was another objective with this project.

I should also mention that a lot of attention is being given to props and other shootable stuff. Making a breakable computer screen or window is pretty trivial with the system I have set up.
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Re: Lunar Strike (WIP build style sci-fi map set)

Postby kalensar » Tue Feb 15, 2022 2:49 am

Nice! With that title I wasn't expecting that level of detail, but this looks exciting. I thought it was going to be a spiritual successor to Lunar.wad.
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Re: Lunar Strike (WIP build style sci-fi map set)

Postby Nash » Tue Feb 15, 2022 2:57 am

You definitely nailed that "lived-in" look that Build engine games are known for. Looks killer.
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Re: Lunar Strike (WIP build style sci-fi map set)

Postby Caligari87 » Wed Feb 16, 2022 1:36 pm

ReformedJoe wrote:While it's being built with NeoCore in mind, it will also work with any other gameplay mod (I'm especially trying to keep a fair Hideous Destructor experience in mind).

:wub: my hero

Screenies look amazing. I love maps like this. Would be happy to beta if you need HD gameplay testers lol.

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Re: Lunar Strike (WIP build style sci-fi map set)

Postby Colerx » Thu Feb 17, 2022 2:42 pm

Looks awesome!
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Re: Lunar Strike (WIP build style sci-fi map set)

Postby ReformedJoe » Sat Feb 19, 2022 12:05 pm

@all thanks for the interest/kind words.

Dumping some more screens.
Spoiler:


Re testing:
Caligari87 wrote:... I love maps like this. Would be happy to beta if you need HD gameplay testers lol.


I might hit you up soon if you're still interested. I'm very very bad at HDest.

More generally, if anyone is interested in testing this let me know in this thread or via PM.
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Re: Lunar Strike (WIP build style sci-fi map set)

Postby kalensar » Sun Feb 20, 2022 3:05 am

Caligari87 wrote:
More generally, if anyone is interested in testing this let me know in this thread or via PM.


I can test as well, and can tell you how it does on a mid to lower end machine at minimum. Totally love map styles like this.
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Re: Lunar Strike (WIP build style sci-fi map set)

Postby will183 » Sun Feb 20, 2022 10:59 pm

ReformedJoe wrote:@all thanks for the interest/kind words.

Dumping some more screens.
Spoiler:


Re testing:
Caligari87 wrote:... I love maps like this. Would be happy to beta if you need HD gameplay testers lol.


I might hit you up soon if you're still interested. I'm very very bad at HDest.

More generally, if anyone is interested in testing this let me know in this thread or via PM.

I'm definitely interested in testing for HDest, I'm not the greatest at HDest but I've played heaps of it.
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Re: Lunar Strike (WIP build style sci-fi map set)

Postby Dynamo » Mon Feb 21, 2022 1:15 am

This looks amazing! I am not home until March but I really look forward to follow it more closely once I return
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Re: Lunar Strike (WIP build style sci-fi map set)

Postby Valken » Mon Feb 21, 2022 7:17 am

Looks great! Has that Duke Nukem feel which is a good thing!
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Re: Lunar Strike (WIP build style sci-fi map set)

Postby Caligari87 » Mon Feb 21, 2022 12:19 pm

Likewise, still interested in HD testing and will be for the foreseeable future ;)

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