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Simple, effective and unique that about sums up Matthew Bradley's new map for UT3.

Posted by Henley on May 22nd, 2009

Matthew Bradley is doing what I wish more modders would do. Taking something as simple as lights and mixing it in with deathmatch to create something really unique and beautiful at the same time. As you can see below in the video, players navigate around a level in the dark. The player's movements enable lights on the floor below the player which creates a trail allowing other players to see you. The end result is something simply awesome to look at.


Matthew_Bradley wrote:The cubes also serve a purpose. They help to keep the level paced. Each coloured cube represents a different area of the map. These areas are colour-co-ordinated to match the cubes. When a player is in one of these areas the corresponding cube lights up notifying other players. As one learns the map they should be able to find enemies without too much hardship.

It may look a little confusing as of now, I cannot tell myself if music is generated from the floor panels as well as lights, or how well it would work as an actual map. Something's will remain un-clear about this until it is officially released. But as it goes with modding, simple can sometimes be so very effective, keep that in mind guys! You can find more of Matthew's work on his website.

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ambershee
ambershee May 22 2009, 10:46am says:

Absolutely top notch work and great implementation :)

Two thumbs up and a great big daft grin.

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DazJW
DazJW May 22 2009, 11:19am says:

That's incredibly cool.

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Ben_E
Ben_E May 22 2009, 11:47am says:

this is really slickk, i love the lightsequencer kinda stuff

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Ynkyr
Ynkyr May 22 2009, 12:47pm says:

Nice idea!

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awesomepossum
awesomepossum May 22 2009, 2:07pm says:

That looks awesome, can't wait to play that.

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MuffinSoldaat
MuffinSoldaat May 22 2009, 5:37pm replied:

It's just an observation of mine, and correct me if I'm wrong, but you seem to say "Awesome" to almost every mod update. Not that they're not awesome, of course. But couldn't you do something else more valuable, like working on a mod yourself or reading a good book?

Now that would be awesome.

It's not meant offensive nor aggressive because you're a good guy

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awesomepossum
awesomepossum May 22 2009, 6:39pm replied:

I am working on my own mod and I have worked on many.
Also, I do leave detailed comments. Usually for mods after I have had a chance to play them. This one has not yet been released so I don't have a large amount of information to go off of.

So allow me to expand my use of the word Awesome for describing this mod:

Absolutely
Wonderful
Effect
Stimulating
Ocular
Membrane &
Ears!

And I assume you picked me out because my name is Awesome Possum and seeing me post the word Awesome might be extra repetitive and thus less Awesome. But most comments are as vague as mine, such as "That looks fantastic", "Neat!", "Sweet" or "Epic!" And its because we like the idea and want to show support, but are often busy and don't have time to write up a full page review, both critiquing and praising the efforts of the individual who posted. That is the job of the moddb staff and anyone else who writes reviews of mods (after the mods are released) and the rest of us are just here to enjoy what people make. And show what support we can.

But your point is valid, I do use the word Awesome too much, Perhaps because it is one of my favorite words. I also Like Haberdashery, But it is a lot harder to fit into conversations.

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NullSoldier
NullSoldier May 22 2009, 5:52pm replied:

Awesome.

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Pyroinflames
Pyroinflames May 22 2009, 3:31pm says:

AWESOME

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eezstreet
eezstreet May 22 2009, 4:41pm says:

ps3 support?

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m82sniper
m82sniper May 22 2009, 8:28pm replied:

Nope :P

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oversoul
oversoul May 22 2009, 9:53pm says:

sick... so sweet, dude... gotta try this...

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XGas
XGas May 23 2009, 5:04am says:

Awesome.

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Emr19
Emr19 May 23 2009, 9:20am says:

awesome map!

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Weeman45
Weeman45 May 23 2009, 12:04pm says:

awesome and interesting!

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SandeR2
SandeR2 May 26 2009, 2:20am says:

now that is really cool, there could come allot of youtube videos out of this with all kind of music made by people XD

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KindredPhantom
KindredPhantom May 26 2009, 8:19am says:

Very interesting.

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drummerofsummer
drummerofsummer Jul 22 2009, 9:21pm says:

Come play project white on july 28th (a 4v4). Go to this link for more info Moddb.com

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do365nic
do365nic Oct 29 2009, 1:26pm says:

when will this finally be released, this video is ancient now

I've been waiting for like a year or so :D

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pukegreenuniform
pukegreenuniform Jul 12 2010, 4:23am replied:

It has been released.
Spectrum.matthewbradley.co.uk
just click download

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