Snowball Effect

Cave of the Tuxedo Gods - The Cave of the Tuxedo Gods, one of 3 maps included in the mod.

Position: Team Lead
Description: A UT2004 modification developed over the course of 3 months by 5 level designers, 2 artists, and 3 programmers. Added a new gametype where two teams of snowmen are trying to capture three penguin idols so they can survive the coming spring. At the start of each round, both teams are gradually melting (indicated by a thermometer in the HUD). Capturing and defending the penguin idols will slow or stop their melt rate. The first team to reach 55 degrees loses.
Duration: 3 Months
  • Responsible for general management of team (scheduling tests, meetings, implementing source control, updating documentation, resolving conflicts, etc). First time working in a development team for most of the team members (including myself).
  • Although a lot of my time was spent managing the team, I did get a chance to create content for the mod, mostly through scripting. Read about those ›› here ‹‹:
    • Basic weapon behavior for five base weapons (Combat Shovel, Coal Buster, Rock Salt Gun, Sand Mine Layer, and Hot Poker Rifle) and one of the special weapons, the Flamethrower.
    • Handled coding aspect of re-skinning the entire UT2004 GUI and did base coding for Character Select Screen.
    • Miscellaneous emitters and effects, and basically anything else that the programmers threw at me.
Documentation: Download Snowball Effect Manual (.pdf)Download LDD for DTP-CapitalCity (.doc), a level cut due to time concerns
Download: Download Snowball Effect (.exe, 115 MB)