Hidden In Plain Sight
Team: Solo Project // Tools: Unreal Engine 4, Maya // Timeline: 4 Months
AAA Open-World Campaign Mission set in London, England where you infilitrate a secure facility and steal schematics for a robot prototype.
Design Challenge - Given By Ubisoft Toronto
“Your mission takes place in a futuristic city where robotic security systems are commonplace. The player’s goal is to reach an objective that is deep within a facility protected by one such security system”.
AAA Campaign Mission Design: Designed, pitched and prototyped a mission from paper concept to playable experience
Documentation: Level maps, mission pacing diagrams, etc.
Blockout: Used Maya and Unreal Engine to block out the 3D level layout.
Integration of Gameplay Elements: Tuned Al combat encounters, event triggers, player collectables, etc.
Custom Gameplay Scripting/ Puzzle Design: Used UE4 blueprints to script custom gameplay systems for interactive puzzles and memorable moments in the level.
Core Design Challenges
The Design Process
1. Mission Design
2. Level Blockout
3. Exotic Gameplay
The British Library, situated in London, England, is one of the largest libraries in the world. In the future, it is purchased by a corrupt communication and security company called Val-Tech.
Intel suggests that they have used the library as a front and Val-Tech has repurposed its underground book archives into a high-tech research facility. Sophia Bailey, a controversial AI researcher, has been spotted multiple times walking in and out of the premises. Your trusted source says that she has been funded by Val-Tech to develop an experimental military AI robot.
The player's goal is to infiltrate the library and retrieve the robot along with its schematics before it gets into the wrong hands!
Revisions and Playtesting
Puzzle Sequence - The King's Betrayal Exhibit
Puzzle Goal: players are tasked to find the correct sequence to unlock the hidden passage by manipulating a laser beam that gets reflected off of mirror surfaces.
Extraction Sequence: Kill Lasers
Upon receiving the schematics and robot drone prototype, you get double-crossed by a fellow agent and the basement ceiling collapses which reveals the hidden trap of Kill Lasers!