WARCRAFT III: THE KEL'THUZAD'S WRATH
Game research and breakdown.
Paper level conception - to photoshop - to editor implementation.
Designed and handled implementation of unique ally and enemy AI behaviors.
Designed and implemented unique items and psuedo puzzles.
Crafted and implemented mission structure with side missions.
The almighty lich king Kel’Thuzad is looking to regain his former self (his original human mage form). He now believes that this transformation will bring him tremendous power which can’t be obtained by being an undead.
He aims to accomplish this process by sort of his new "plan", but in order to execute his new plan he needs to sacrifice 1 champion from each of the 4 groups (i.e. orcs, humans, elf’s, and undead). By knowing this fact, he teleports 4 selected champions by him into an alternate dimension.
WHAT MAKES THE PROJECT UNIQUE?
A fan theory brought to life.
Exploration / survival themed with squad based strategy.
Different type of enemies, puzzles, items, and powers.
Exploration, Survival, RTS
Warcraft III Editor
2014 October - December
“The Kel’Thuzad’s Wrath” is a resurrection tale of a death knight who wished to conquer the realm of the humans to himself.
This mod of Warcraft III features survival, exploration, action, and strategy - presented as a blend and as an homage to the original game.
Warcraft III Editor
At first when I decided to work on a mod for the game, I first wanted to explore what the game stands for, hence I took my time in understanding what the game is, and how it can be manipulated for my use.
I followed a strong timeline for the development of the project - starting from the production with some documentation of the concept, thereafter paper prototyping the planned design, then to Photoshop the digital version of the design, and then I tried SketchUp for better visualizing the concept, and then I finally ended up with in engine editing.
I was also working on the characters and the universe in correlation to the layout of the level. My main intentions were to present the player with “challenge and fear”, making them feel like they are in a survival squad based battle-royale while death is slowly crawling upon them.
There aren’t many complaints for me in this project; But if I had to be picky about something, I would definitely choose the AI of the characters, to make them stronger and smarter than compared to what they are now.
WHAT WENT RIGHT?
Time management and implementation of the planned design was pretty good (pre-production to post).
Ample amount of time was spent in polishing design details and making the level bug-free.
Constant playtests and iterations helped me to look at the level from different playstyle perspectives.
WHAT TO IMPROVE?
I realized crafting functional and believable AI is no small task.
The final level ended being a little too lengthy for a single sitting experience.