“Proving Grounds” is a first-person paintball skirmish simulator developed by “Iron Studios”. The frantic action takes place in an old industrial warehouse, refitted with a makeshift skirmish obstacle course. The object here is to be the last man standing. The focus of the game is art and realism. Dimmed lights, stone walls, shipping containers and sand bags are some of the elements that litter this carefully crafted world. The action is fast frantic and really captures the essence of its real world counterpart.

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With only 2 days out from our first, and probably major presentation it's well and truly crunch time! Luckily with our skilled team members and helpful lecturers most of the work is done and the finishing touches are being made.

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Warehouse Lighting and Vertex Blending

The lighting for the level is in it's final stage and conveying the atmosphere we want to get across. Pete and Rhys have been hard at work this last week getting the lighting working the way we want it to and fixing any small bugs they come across. Brad has been the man in charge of grundging up the joint and has created loads of custom decals and textures for vertex blending as well as doing the vertex blending itself. Check out the image gallery for more examples!

Custom Character

Our custom character has been completed and is implemented fully into the UDK engine. It's looking good and can be seen in action in our developer video.

Credit goes to Rhys Brailsford for weighting and implementing the character into UDK and Rosie Coleman for creating the character asset.

Final character

Custom Paintball gun

We weren't always sure we'd have the time and means to implement a gun, although it was on the wishlist. Luckily we found ourselves with both time and means a few weeks out to get one in. It can be seen in action with the character in our developer video.

Again credit goes to Rhys Brailsford for animating and implementing the gun into UDK and Rosie Coleman for creating the asset.

Final gun

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Looking good.

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I hope you guys are having a great time at AVCon.

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