STUDIES

Besides personal studies in design,

I also finished the CGMA Level Design Course.

A 10-week program blocking levels with Maya and Unity.


You can find more of my work on Artstation.

Linear Exploration

Third Person Shooter Sample


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Final Assignment

Culmination of several learnings


- level takes inspiration from the Uncharted franchise

- player looks for a treasure of a forgotten civilization

- rivaling enemies are already close to finding it themselves

- Level structure: introduction (enemies and platforming) -> small encounter -> exploration -> suprising set piece (collapsing bridge) -> big encounter -> plattforming to treasure

Gameplay video coming soon

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Affordances


Highlighting prototyped mechanics for climbing and hookjumps by using color coding and established shapes

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Shape Language


Distinct usage of shapes for level-flow, composition, emotive design, and the character controller's metrics for platforming and cover-based combat

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Encounter Design


Classic introduction to first enemy, stealth approach to second hostile group, and suprise attack after setpiece

Coverbased Combat

Third Person Shooter Sample


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Encounter Design Assignment

3 different encounters for cover-based combat


- improving cover to cover flow

- clear visual language and metrics

- enemy behaviour and navigation (pre- and in-combat)

- setting up player and enemy fronts

- establishing and breaking sightlines

- working with prospect and refuge spaces

Gameplay video coming soon

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Basement Level


narrow interior combat with several different height levels,

multiple routes to flank and retreat

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Infiltration Level


linear combat area with a mix of interior and exterior spaces,

small pockets for exploration 

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Campside Level


open exterior combat with circular flow, player approaches level from a higher vantage point for a better mental map

CONTACT DETAILS

 

contact@justinzwack.de

ABOUT

 

My name is Justin Zwack and this is my portfolio.

 

I'm a Game & Level Designer with studio, freelance and lead experience currently working at KING Art Games in Bremen, Germany.

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