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Sjonsson last won the day on November 8 2016

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    Stefan Jonsson
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    Frogsong Studios & The Game Assembly
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    Level Designer- & Teacher
  • Location
    Malmö

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  1. WIP in WIP, post your level screenshots!

    Hmmm, good idea! Haven't thought of that. Wanted to keep it vanilla but maybe I could burrow a few
  2. WIP in WIP, post your level screenshots!

    You're correct about that for sure. I looked through the library and couldn't really find the Italian feel anywhere. So I have been looking more at other canal-filled places like Amsterdam. I mean City 17 is in Prague so I don't think it's possible to make it look authentic to Venezia. Wait, that's Veniz right? All these langauges and changing names, in Swedish it's 'Venedig'. WHY would you rename someone else's city? I was a bit worried at first about using water as obstacles. But the combine force field/fences helps out a lot when it comes to closing off the canals without obstructing the vision forcefully with boats, physical barricades etc. But yeah I agree, water levels are cool! I especially love canals.
  3. WIP in WIP, post your level screenshots!

    Some shots of a HL2 level I'm making for a level design course at work. Going for some Venezia feel. Considering modelling some gondolas.
  4. WIP in WIP, post your level screenshots!

    Word! It's so damn rewarding. Yeah, I feel like the hardest part is understanding how different shader-models will work together, like what happens exactly when you put an additive shader ontop of a multiplying shader on top of an alpha-blended. What would the visuals results be? What happens with contrasts? Color blending? etc It's like you almost need to understand how the shaders work on a code level.
  5. WIP in WIP, post your level screenshots!

    Looks really good though. High HL2-authenticity!
  6. WIP in WIP, post your level screenshots!

    Making for some assets for some level design assignments. Not very experienced with particles but damn it's good fun!
  7. What's going on with your life?

    Totally agree with how long it actually takes to relax and regenerate. Longetivity burn tears you up good. Haha, I never had that anger with a boss. Man must be really hard.
  8. What's going on with your life?

    Thanks for the fine words! Yeah I think you're entirely right. I've decided to do some interior design in my appartment like buying some old stuff and refurbish them. You're not the first who warns me about re-triggers, I hope the structural difference, that I now only work daytime is enough to have it sorted. Gotta get that wifu thing sorted as well.
  9. What's going on with your life?

    Haven't posted in here for quite a while. Just lurking, but I feel I have something to share. I came back from vacation this monday and starting a new work routine. Now I work 50% (9.00 AM-14.00 PM) at The Game Assembly, still as level design teacher and 50% (14.15-18.00 PM) at my own studio. Over the course of 3,5 years I haven't worked on a daily basis on my own studio and I'm finally there, can't believe it. Earlier there was always another mail to read/write, a tweet to post/answer, spontaneous 2-4 hour meetings in the middle of the week et cetera, another hole in the budget for me to solve singlehandedly within 3-4 weeks with impending doom of being forced to fire our two fulltime programmers - but now that's over. Finally I can focus, well rested and DAY TIME. Always had the plan of dropping down to 50% with my teaching job but I didn't intend on it happening so soon. The trigger for this change was actually some kind of a breakdown, some six weeks ago, a sunday night, I just couldn't fall asleep due to massive stress, head was spinning, couldn't stand up because of the diziness. I guess my body finally gave me a serious response. I didn't go to work the following week and when I came back I had a serious talk with my boss. We concluded that my work situation didn't work out and I got to drop down. It was a weird experience to me, I think I remember myself being a lot more stressed out than that evening/night because of much more urgent and important matters but I guess it was about the longitude. It's not only that I want to vent this. I really just want to once again mention the pains of overtime and why you REALLY should listen to yourself. If it wasn't for the fact that I could escape my life for the full length of swedish summer vacation (4 weeks) I'm not sure what would've happend. I'm not sure I was close to 'burning out', but not being able to stand up because of the pressing thoughts in your head aren't good signs. Anyway, now I feel good and well rested after the vacation and I decided it was time I separate my home from work. I have uninstalled slack from my home pc, disconnected my workmail et cetera (I think you should too.) Still haven't figured what I'm gonna do with all this free mental space, but that's not really a problem. And that feels so fucking good to say.
  10. StarshipTroopers: Traitors of Mars

    WOHOO JIM RAYNOR IS BACK TO KICK SOME ZERG ASS! wait...
  11. What's going on with your life?

    Hahaha! Well the risk if half of the game. That's what I like about games with perma-death / destructive features. Just knowing that if we make the wrong jump we'll lose the equivalent of weeks of playtime.
  12. What's going on with your life?

    Today I spent 4 hours on making a spread sheet for an Eve online project my friends have tricked me into. Building a capital ship called Rorqual Edit: Here's a link to the sheet if you're curious: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Q6XXlyJc1pcLoAq4Zv8luqW3l0HRc_h-IiRTXrERcBY/edit#gid=0
  13. CS_AGENCY

    Whaaat! Life-time achievement coming up @Puddy ?
  14. What's going on with your life?

    Niiice, is it in english? ;D
  15. What's going on with your life?

    And a late thank you!
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