In Spring this year, Ubisoft will release a Far Cry 2 map editing guide in conjunction with leading US publisher Charles River Media called, “Designing Wargames: The Official Far Cry 2 Map Editing Guide.”
“This is the next milestone in gamer-generated content,” says David Hutchison, associate Professor at Brock University. “Far Cry 2 makes it easy for both PC and console gamers to create cool new multiplayer maps that they can then share with other gamers. We want to honour this effort by inviting the Far Cry 2 map-making community to contribute to this first-of-its-kind game design book.”
Far Cry 2 dev Jessy-Gosselin Gant adds: “Level design is a defining factor in how the player will experience a video game.
“It constitutes a key role in production by having the responsibility of presenting all the different game components such as art, animation, AI and gameplay mechanics at their best, so the player can enjoy them in a convincing and attractive environment.”
By Mike Bowden