The new layout for my site at www.brianmagno.com is up and looking clean! I noticed my previous layout didn't have space for future projects so I decided to go for a vertical arrangement for this new design. I'm hoping to go back to updating this blog as well. I've even decided to change the name and template for this site as well. New content will be added in the upcoming months for both my site and blog once I tweak a few things so keep your eyes peeled!
Project DREAD is a survival horror mod for UT3. The game has you try and escape your apartment from man-child eating demons that have ripped your friends and your girlfriend to shreds. As you progress in the game, the environment around you starts to look like Hell itself and the only way out is to face the Shadows themselves. The game has a lot of intense moments, particularly the chase sequence where you are running away from one of the Demons in a narrow apartment hallway and the crumbling stairway, where you're racing up to the top before the floor snags you into its own pit of hell. The overall gameplay is 5-10 minutes and focuses primarily on atmospheric exploration and intense action.
For now, I'm posting up screen shots of our game as I'm in the process of creating a video for it. I will also write up a post-mortem and step-by-step process of what we did and what challenges & issues we faced as we were developing this game. It's got a lot of potential to be something really great!
Opening scene before things literally go to Hell
Your apartment in bloody ruins
Not expecting a friendly encounter
The Hunter's Apartment is your Safety Point as well as your place to pick up a Winchester
It's a race with a crumbling stairwell to see who gets to the top first
Hell is here and the final fight with the Shadow Demon commences
Ignore the HUD as these screen shots were taken pretty quickly, but it gives the basic rundown of what our game is about. Although still rough in polish, this project is still ongoing as we definitely have a lot of ideas that we can expand upon based on our accomplishments and challenges on developing this project.
My business card designs are done! I have one horizontal and one vertical card that needs printing. I've looked at a couple sites that print rounded business cards, which should go well with my design: