In The Rising, there is no place to hide, there is no escape, and you will not be rescued. The only hope available for mankind will come from your determination and resilience. The time of avoidance and submission are over. The only option is to resist.
I wasn't happy with the old subway spawn so I've started remaking it. My reasons being that it couldn't accommodate a large number of Resistance players and I wasn't satisfied with it's look and feel.
When I start mapping, the first thing I try to get right is the lighting (including both light color and placement/use). If the lighting is wrong or "off," than the entire scene just doesn't work. I probably spend the most of my time on this one aspect. The reason being that it really doesn't matter how great your brushwork or prop placement is. If the lighting is wrong, than the entire scene is going to look wrong. However, if the brushwork isn't great but the scene has incredible lighting, than there's a good chance the scene could still "work."
For this particular scene, I've tried to make all environmental lighting (i.e. light sources not created by the Resistance) feel solemn and cold. Light sources created by the Resistance (i.e. fires, search lights, and even some of the glowsticks) were created to feel more alive and warm.
In other news, if you haven't visited our media section lately, here is some new stuff you may have not seen.
These are the new arms Jonny Ree is cooking up for us.
Since 2002 we have explored, played and enjoyed mods of all shapes and sizes just like The Rising. We love games like Half-Life 2 that have opened themselves up to modding. Because of communities like Workshop, Nexus, Curse, RTSL, GameBanana and Mod DB, more games support modding today than ever before.
Let's celebrate modding
As mods play a bigger role in the future of gaming, we believe it is important to recognize the effort the teams behind the work put in, giving us countless hours of enjoyment while asking nothing in return. We have the power to change our games and that needs to be celebrated to ensure it remains a big part of PC gaming's future.
It all started
In 2015, when the paid modding dispute left many gamers and modders worried about the direction the industry is headed. Things have since settled down, but we believe it is important to continue this small tradition to show we are not alone in our love for mods, and the open platforms that embrace them.
Mod Appreciation Week
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