Hello, it's been a long time.
Welcome to the Bank Heist Media and Status update, we are eager to show you what we have been doing these last few months in our spare time and we hope to hear all your constructive criticism and ways we can improve our work!
Since the start of Bank Heist a few months ago, we have gained very good ground, we got ourself a fantastic modellor who you may have seen working on other great projects! (Ivan's Secret, Fourth Reich) And he is now here making fantastic looking models for Bank Heist, we are very proud he has decided to join the team!
We have a dedicated MapMaker working on map's for Bank Heist, his recent works have shown very good progression, but we dont feel it is ready for us to show you any pictures of the maps as they are constantly being altered and changed.
We have a great sound designer banging his way into multiple sounds for Bank Heist, making multiple sounds and each of them distinct and different, truly wonderful bits of sound have come from him and we are eager to get his sounds in Bank Heist!
But that is not the only reason you are here, Oh no, we are here to show some progress and that we shall.
UKGameDev has been making fantastic models for Bank Heist ever since he joined, and he still hasnt finished them all! Granted Bank Heist has a small arsenal compared to many Third and First Person shooters out on the Modding and Market scene, but we want to distinquish ourself out from others with the level of Depth our characters have in there skills, equipment and tactics!
First up, here are some model's that UKGameDev has been tapping away at!
Heckler and Koch, MP5: The Heckler and Koch MP5, Probably one of the most recognized SubMachineGuns in the world, Its shape and stability have given it an iconic view around the world, so no reason it has made its way into Bank Heist, the Heckler and Koch MP5 will make its way into the SWAT's hands sometime soon!
Here are some screenshots to wet your tastebuds!
You may have possibly noticed the attachments on the guns, if you have not, well i suggest you go check out some glasses because these attachments are planned for Bank Heist!
Here is some more screenshots of the Heckler and Koch MP5.
For Bank Heist we went for a unique style with the first person element, we wanted more chunky and over made parts to make the guns seem different from there real world counterparts, but not too different as to stop it becoming unrecognizable!
And just to show you how the gun originally started out as, here is yet another screenshot!
Next up, a personal favourite of mine, the Benelli M3
The Benelli M3 is a very recognizable shotgun and has been used in quite a few games, it has a good reputation within law enforcement and the military, so what better shotgun to use for Bank Heist!
Here are some more screenshots, oh the fun never ends!
As of now, the Benelli is in Heavy WiP, There are some adjustments i want to make but overall its shaping up to be a very nice looking rifle for Bank Heist.
Some more screenshots, mainly because we love you all :)
As of now, i am extremely impressed with the work that UKGameDev has contributed to Bank Heist, he is a truly amazing asset to our team and we really hope he can stay make this project a reality!
Wait, there's more? Hahaha yes silly! ofc there is more, we dont call it a massive media update for nothing!
Next up on our list? Well none other than everyones favourite, the Automatic Kalishnakov AK47
Yes, thats right! Everyones favourite assault rifle is making its way into Bank Heist, and personally i think the AK47 IS The face of Bank Heist, its the gun that originally spawned me the idea to create Bank Heist.
Known for its notorious uses, and famous uses, the AK47 has to make it into Bank Heist for being one of the most recognized and most brutal guns in history!
The AK47 Presented in Bank Heist has two main alterations, But you can obviously tell from here what they are :)
Wait, what, theres more screenshots? Well of course there are!
Well, let's see what else we have to show to you today, we have not even scratched the bottom of the pan yet!
Next up, a weapon only seen in Co-Op mode for Bank Heist, the M79 Grenade Launcher!
Yes the M79 (Or Thumper, as you CoD Fan's love to call it!) Has made a sneaky entrance into Bank Heist. The Idea for adding a Co-Op mode to Bank Heist was introduced to me by SteveUK, Programmer for such mods as Firearms: Source and Ham n Jam, he has pretty much been a mentor for me and i have enjoyed being able to talk to him about our different projects and on ways i can improve my mod! Just a little shoutout to a great guy!
Some more screenshots for our very adoring fans :P
OH Dear, it appears an animation video has snuck its way into the news post, how dare it!
Currently work in progress, This animation was done to show everyone the model when rendered in superb quality!
Last, but surely not least, is the Work In Progress pistol, the Makarov!
Everyone knows the makarov, its small, simple, and very reliable, this little devil packs a deadly punch and you dont want to be staring down the barrel of this little beast!
Some more screenshots for everyone!
Hell, why not, Lets DUEL WEILD EM!
Now that is what im talking about, unfortunatly, Duel Weild weapons are not available in Bank Heist, but they do look pretty damn cool nevertheless.
(Hands are placeholders, only to show the gun rather than the hand model)
Our concept artist has been hard at work working on concept art for Bank Heist, but recently he become of some trouble, his Sister recently died and hasnt been feeling right as rain lately, from the whole team at Bank Heist, we wish you well my friend.
But nevertheless, we must show you the picture we have received from him, it is a concept art for one of the Generic bank robber characters, he is an NPC and is only seen during the escape cutscenes, and backup within the escape van.
I absoloutely adore his work, and i hope more can be done for Bank Heist!
EVERY Playable Character in Bank Heist will look different, Different appearance, backstory, equipment, voice and possibly playstyle, each character has been tuned to have a reason as to why he is commiting the crime and a reason to show he is there to steal, whatever the risks.
MORE INFORMATION ON CHARACTERS SOON AS CONCEPT ART PROGERSSES AND MORE WORK IS MADE!
Well there you have it folks, the Media section of this news update is posted and busted! But now we move onto the next part, recruitment.
As you know, Bank Heist isnt a full team yet, we are still looking far and wide for talent to help us in our quest to produce a great Half Life 2 Modification.
So if you have any skills in these subjects, and wish to work for Bank Heist, hit me a PM Through MODDB and i will supply you with my EMAIL so we may get into more contact and share examples of work!
Looking forward to hearing from anyone!
Animator, x2, (Character and Weapons)
Modellor x2 (Character and Props)
Texture artist x2
Map Maker x2
Sound Designer x1
Concept Artists x2
Thank you for reading Bank Heist's Massive Media and Status Update, we hope to bring you more stuff soon, but for now, take care!