Cyprus Park

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Description

Cyprus Park was designed to be a Hunted map from the start with a heavy focus on large open terrains. 

 

It has a heavy FEMA themed atmosphere due to the nature of Contagion being a zombie game that takes place during the outbreak.

 

It's a frantic map with enough cover for both survivors and zombies alike.

Cyprus park was created by a fomer employee but several highly problematic issues arose regarding performance and overall quality that I had to be brought over to sort these issues and resolve the problems.

 

I had to recreate most of the map from scratch based on the old layout but due to time constraints (We were on the verge of releasing Contagion) I had to work fast and efficient. 

 

One of the problems besides optimization was regarding the overall gameplay of the level. There wasn't enough cover to make the map fun and interesting and it also looked very dull and bland and not fitting the game's overall theme.

 

I chose to go with a FEMA based quarantine kind of feel as to better fit the game's overall design aesthetic. This also solved the problem of not having enough cover for both survivor and zombie players,

 

The map was a success since it heavily promoted PVP and was very accessible to newcomers which was important since we did not have a level that was designed purely for the Hunted game mode.

 

Cyprus Park is also one of the few maps that takes place during daytime which was a much needed departure from the standard night time based maps.

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