My name is Bob Archibald, and i’m a Senior 3D Artist at Dynamighty.
I’ve been responsible for building and lighting all of CounterSpy’s levels in which you’ll soon be covertly neutralizing enemy threats. My job puts me right at the nexus of art and design… where the magic happens. I work closely with designers to create spaces that serve as a stage for exciting gameplay opportunities, while ensuring that the setting also tells a story, and maintains consistency with the established art direction.
Most of my day has me pushing polygons around in Maya (our 3d modeling package), arranging spaces in Unity (our level editor), and painting textures in Photoshop. It’s really fun stuff!
So, today I wanted talk you through a bit of our process for creating these spaces, and also some challenges we’ve faced when creating levels…
Giving COUNTERSPY, Dynamighty's stylish (and first) indie game a shot.
First Impression: CounterSpy may come off as style over substance, but when a 16-year veteran of Pixar is the Creative Director…I’m totally ok with that.
When in doubt, return to FPS.
Testing out Counterspy on PS4. Tune in if you wanna check out the gameplay!
Couple playing P.T. - Who will freak out first?
So bored that I’m actually going to attempt this… live #Battlefield4 streaming
The Zero Point Energy Field Manipulator (ZPEFM), is a full size 1:1 model of the tractor beam type weapon featured in the Half Life video games and used by Gordon Freeman. The replica is created directly from the digital data supplied by Valve and is fully accurate and authentic to the in-game model. The ZPEFM is nearly 2 feet in length and features glowing orange LEDs, 2 handles, 2 triggers, and 4 unique sounds directly from the game. As a bonus, a carefully concealed fold away kick-stand allows you to display your device on the shelf or desktop when not in use.
The awesome folks over at 8-Bit Bastard have recreated the opening credits of HBO’s The Sopranos using game footage from Grand Theft Auto V and we absolutely cannot stop playing it on loop.
Sega has made a very exciting announcement for Alien fans, revealing that the original cast of Ridley Scott’s iconic film will return to reprise their roles for a Gamestop-exclusive Alien: Isolation DLC package.
Batman: Arkham Origins Grapnel Gun Prop Replica