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Like I said in the previous article, the mod didn't come very far initially. While I had at least a vague idea of how I wanted a few maps to look and feel, I didn't consider how you would move through them or what sort of gameplay they would consist of.

That's why I'm now looking for a lot of reference images of unique places that have an aesthetic I could get inspired by. Here's a sneak peak of the very basic layout of what the first area could look like:

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I'm not very good at concept art, so there aren't going to be many interesting pictures of larger areas for a while, just some set pieces like I've been posting till now. Unless I figure out some sort of compromise.

I'm also remaking some old textures:

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They could potentially end up being used as a gameplay component, so this isn't the final look, but they're shaping up quite nicely so far.

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swagNswift
swagNswift

Project dead?

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swagNswift
swagNswift

How's it going? Have any progress?

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swagNswift
swagNswift

Do you play the Beginner's Guide? It's a source engine game that tells the story of games a guy's friend has made, the guy that made the Beginner's Guide also made the Stanley Parable, you've probably heard about it. The Beginner's Guide is weird and abstract, something that would make great reference for you.

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swagNswift
swagNswift

Just a heads up, I'm the guy that you've been talking to a lot, the guy that said when is this coming out, I got a new computer and an account.

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Grip-hearttin Creator
Grip-hearttin

witnessed

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VirtualEsence
VirtualEsence

is there a way to follow this mod so i can know if it's released?

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Grip-hearttin Creator
Grip-hearttin

I.imgur.com
Yeah, the button is easy to miss :)

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Guest
Guest

Coming out in October or something? Were these abstract maps inspired by the 3 popular abstract maps: Paranoia, Insomnia and Hypnophobia, made by shadgrimgrvy?

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Grip-hearttin Creator
Grip-hearttin

I decided to not release anything so soon like that, it would probably be pointless right now considering how it's still so wip. Maybe a small preview map somewhere down the line, but don't take my word for it lol. I like watching lots of playthroughs of other maps/mods but I don't think I was inspired by any particular ones to make this.

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Guest
Guest

Man, so many months you hadn't worked on the mod. But it looks really promising. I don't entirely know if its an abstract mod or a joke mod or what, but it seems really cool. Make sure its extra long. The world needs more mods like this. It seems like its gonna be really unique. Good luck on it! BTW i'm the guy that said "when is this coming out?". I love abstract mods and I am really interested in what this mod becomes. I thought maybe this mod was just a joke page and was never really gonna be available for download. Because some people do this. But WOW! This mod looks really interesting. Not knowing what you've just made and kinda being experimental is good. It can have some pretty interesting outcome. It should probably be called "Bizarre Land" or "Abstract Land" or something.

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Grip-hearttin Creator
Grip-hearttin

It kinda started as a half jokey/ half abstract mod, but I decided to go in a more serious direction. I definitely agree there's never enough atmospheric, strange mods. However, the gameplay is difficult to figure out for such a mod and my biggest obstacle to overcome right now, next to level design. So I'm learning as I go along, which is obviously gonna take a while. At least that means the preview pictures are gonna get progressively more interesting (I hope). Thanks for the comment!

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