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stranger1992
12-07-09, 18:51
Daylight



After Lara's folly in The Spectrum, where she retrieved the Kamen Svetla, things were going pretty darn good for Ms Croft. No longer was she having nightmares about scorpions, imps and dinosaurs. No longer was she hounded by the insomnia that led to her being engrossed in nightmare.

Until, weeks later, it started again. Not in her nightmares however. The Spectrum was stirring. Lady Lara had woken one crisp, October morning to find a glowing effigy floating at the end of the bed. It was the Kamen Svetla she managed to subconsciously retrieve all those weeks ago. It was glowing bright and steady, as thought it was waiting for her. It was.
Before Lady Lara really knew what was going on, she was gone. Gone from her woollen cashmeres', and plucked from her bed clothes. Swirling and swirling moving ever closer to her next destination: high above a fierce ravine with water gushing from cracks and crevices. But yet, she was just floating, not falling. Her clothes and hair was a vast change from what she was wearing before. Did she just fall backwards through time as well as location? Looking down, the surroundings were very familiar. A place where had been before. But not all is well...

Join Lady Lara Croft in yet another adventure induced by The Spectrum. What is The Spectrum? A place ; a creature? Is it a terrible figure of pure malevolence?

Defeat the local fauna and flora and uncover the next step of madness. What does this all mean? What is happening? Why is it happening? It's up to you now to choose what happens in the next step of Spectrum. This is Daylight.

Okay, so, if you haven't guessed this is the current level (in a terryfyingly long time) that I am working on (and have been working on for a while now.) Originally, 9 months ago, it was a catacombs level meant for the TRLE.net back to basics. That wasn't to be like that so I left it for a month or 3. I then used the map and reworked it into an Egyptian level much like Tr1 City of Khamoon ect. That wasn't to b be because I was now sick of Egypt. So, I took the gameplay ideas from this lost level, wrote them down and started to build something. It formed into the first screenshot below because of the basic idea of "I want a huge waterfall". After hearing the news that Back to Basics 2010 is to be Venice (with no boat...) I decided to see if I could really go back and use really, what I was given just like the good ol' days. I chose one of the past BTB sets (Peru) and found it was such a good WAD and TGA to work with and it matched up with Spectrum so, i settled with that. It is a continuation of my first level Spectrum (http://www.skribblerz.com/Reports3/Spectrum.htm) as you can tell from the level story.

Release Date? I can't say a release date (or even approximate) a release date because I'm never too sure if I complete what I start. Its actually why this level is called Daylight. Also, If I deadline myself at this relative early stage then I am stupid for doing so because anything could crop up that pushes the date back. Hardware failure, real life, work?

http://www.skribblerz.net/forums/uploads/monthly_06_2009/post-17-1245454980.jpg

http://www.skribblerz.net/forums/uploads/monthly_06_2009/post-17-1245455507.jpg

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t120/stranger1992/10thjuly25days.jpg



http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t120/stranger1992/29thjune13days.jpg

New screen you said? Okay i'll give in:

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t120/stranger1992/19thjuly34days.jpg

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t120/stranger1992/20thjuly35days.jpg

I'm trying to push myself as builder and build better environments (by building more complex areas and my own texture creation) then I have before.

Videos:

RMN-tDWHOaw

Enjoy!

Play level 1 here:

Spectrum: http://www.trle.net/sc/levelfeatures.php?lid=1839

NB: "Daniel, what happened to your tr4 sequal". Well, short answer is i do not have the level folder anymore. Me being me, i let me friend use my external hardrive to back up his ps3. Did he tell me he was going to need some space? No, he did not. So, thats why. I also lost the Spectrum level folder (and all of my previous stuff from the last year). The original plan was to edit spectrum with no content, and make this level 2. That wasnt to be. We don't speak.

God Horus
12-07-09, 18:54
Wow it sounds and looks great! :tmb: I love that glow effect which you have created. You did it with an object right?

stranger1992
12-07-09, 18:56
I did indeed. :) The effect of it turning around in the video was not quite what i wanted but it was the best i could of done.

leoarcie
12-07-09, 19:24
:cln:

wdavid
12-07-09, 19:28
Sounds great..well done :tmb:

Razzi
12-07-09, 19:41
Soungs great! I liked Spectrum!

PullingApart
12-07-09, 20:07
this game looks promising!

I can't wait for the finished version!:tmb:

Mytly
12-07-09, 22:30
Wow! The first screenshot looks especially gorgeous, as do the glowing symbols. And the moving flames - fantastic! :tmb:

Tyhokan
12-07-09, 23:24
I absolutely adore your use of fog bulbs in the trailer. Well, I'm assuming those are fog bulbs, like the faint orange fog in the fire room and the light fog from light sources? Or am I completely wrong?

scoopy_loopy
13-07-09, 03:58
http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t120/stranger1992/29thjune13days.jpg

I really like the glowing blue stuff :D

Peanut
13-07-09, 04:04
It looks amazing! I am soo looking forward to playing it! :D

KurtisandLara
13-07-09, 06:53
Wow that looks awesome so far! I can't wait to play it! :jmp:
http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t120/stranger1992/29thjune13days.jpg

I really like the glowing blue stuff :D

I agree how did you do that? :o.

stranger1992
19-07-09, 22:40
New screen you said? Okay i'll give in:

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t120/stranger1992/19thjuly34days.jpg

I'm trying to push myself as builder and build better environments (by building more complex areas and my own texture creation) then I have before.

Light ray from Coyote Creek but I'm not sure who's it is.

matrix54
19-07-09, 22:44
That does look nice, and Im glad your pushing your self. its worth it. the only complain I have is the light ray is on the wall, seeing as lara could've easily come in from there, but requardless of that, it does look quite beautiful. cant wait til you finish :)

Shauni
19-07-09, 22:59
That area off in the distance is what catches my eye. Love the green lighting back there! :D

Kevin
19-07-09, 23:05
Looks good.
I like the contrast. From the light beam and the warm colours to that green section, that makes it very interesting. :tmb:

stranger1992
20-07-09, 19:26
New screenie showing the new textures i've been creating. All screen shots are on post 1 as well :D

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t120/stranger1992/20thjuly35days.jpg

God Horus
20-07-09, 19:31
I love it! It looks so vegetated and pretty :)

Hateshinai
20-07-09, 19:40
It looks great !

It has some kind of a sweaty atmosphere due to the nice use of water drops and fogbulbs .
:tmb:

stranger1992
20-07-09, 19:49
It looks great !

It has some kind of a sweaty atmosphere due to the nice use of water drops and fogbulbs .
:tmb:

no fogbulbs in that screen :D

Hateshinai
20-07-09, 19:52
Distant fog then ? :D

stranger1992
20-07-09, 19:54
lul yes, that is. I switch between the 2 during the level :)

Hateshinai
20-07-09, 19:58
Looking forward to seeing that ingame ;)

Seth94
20-07-09, 21:49
This looks great! Well Done! :tmb:

MyRaider4Life
20-07-09, 22:31
I cant wait to play this game. It is looking really amazing! :tmb:
Also those textures are really good from what I can see. :D

*PH*
26-07-09, 12:42
the video looks absolutely awesome