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    What's going on with your life?

    Hey guys, it's been a while since I posted here (in May or so ?). I've been following a bit the activities on the forum. So many cool maps created! I wanted to give some news of what happened those last few months. Still at Ubisoft Annecy but I got a permanent contract now I've been assigned many technical tasks, working on improving pipepline through tools. This shit is super exciting! Super good feedback for management, tasks are fun and atmosphere is very friendly (btw we're still looking for level designers and level artists here ) For the french speakers, I've launched a podcast called Meet The Dev in which I interview people working in the game industry (if french speakers are interested to participate, contact me!) I'm also writing a book! It is a book about how to get a job in the industry where I talk about speciliazed schools, Cv, portfolio but also professionnal attitude, application, networking etc. I try to cover everything to create the master "guide" (i don't like to say guide). I hope it will be interesting for people willing to get into the industry. I've been willing to do that for a long time and i'm very happy I finally started to do it. It's a big retropecctive on what have happen in my life for the past years ^^ I've been reading many books about personal developement lately and as i'm starting to work with schools, I thought it would be a super good tool to make a universal book about game industry's "secrets' and hidden truths about recruitment. there are big parts of "Open your eyes!" for newbies. Yeah I said it, I'm getting in touch with game schools in France to make some lessons. Normally I'll be starting that beginning of next year ! I'm super happy about that too! It's mainly a personal goal but i'll may be under the ubisoft flags for few lessons. Oh and those personal development books... man it has changed my life. Honestly, reading those has been a big change of perspective on how to achieve objective. The best two i've read are "The 7 habits of highly efficient people" and "the Magic of seeing big". It has put me in an amazingly good mood and I'm doing averything to keep on with like that. I can only recommend to read them! And last but not least, I've been training to get into the real estate investment. I'm planning to buy my first appartment next year to rent it. I'll do good quality flats don't worry. I'm not a fucker that rent shit. Wow, didn't expect to write that much ahah
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    Level Design Portfolio Feedback (Junior/intern Level)

    I didn't read everything in detail, but the first of it is : It's very good. i like the classic front page presentation (i have the same), It's responsive, it's simple, it's efficient. The sections about your projects are super cool. Good job, keep it that way. Would you mind if I use it during my lessons to students?
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    The Door Challenge - 2018 - Winners!!!!!

    Excellent ideas guys. Nice work.
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    Fredric Grapensparr - Level Designer

    I agree with the good and simple visual point from the people above. Yet, what I don't like is the fact that I don't have any information about your design process, no overview of the map and most of all no video showing how the level is played, how is the navigation etc.
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    What about MapCore awards?

    Hey guys, This is the period of awards. What about MapCore Awards to reward our favorite community members, topics of the year, that kind of stuff to celebrate this awesome community? Like: - Funniest member - Best support member - Best map of the year - MapCore's Game of the year - Best new member - Introducing MapCore's Hall of Fame etc Cheers
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    Session - A new skateboarding game

    Three things: 1 - How the hell are they going to do a game with 50k ? 2 - Ew the camera and the jerky navigation 3 - STOP USING FLASHY REFLECTIONS IN UE4 (still look better than the last Tony Hawk btw).
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    Shiv Rawal - Level Designer

    Hello @Shiv217, It would be good if the thumbnail images were all the same size
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    Tudor Gogan - Level & Environment Designer

    I'm seeing this a bit late but your portfolio is actually pretty cool. The Thumbnails switching to video is, in fact, awesome and makes it easier to go quickly through your content @Yokogeri The pages are very well documented. I think it's one of the best documented portfolio I've seen and it's very pleasant! Indeed, like FMPONE said, the overall might be a bit too dark. I would good for a softer background to make the pages a bit clearer. But great work!
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    Artemy Maltsev - Level Designer

    Hello @Flower_Shop_Guy Thanks for sharing your portfolio with the Core! I would have one key important feedback to give: When I click on your link, the page opens, and there, I'm directly onto a project and I have absolutely no idea who you are. No name, no role. I went through all your projects and I still don't know if you are a level designer or an environment artist... Making it clear, whatever the page I'm reading would be a good addition I think. On another topic, I might miss some information on what we did on the project, design intention. On top of that, I personnaly like when there is a video to see the actual gameplay in the map. Because let's be honestly, no recruiter will download and play your maps and screenshots are not enough to show the potential of your layout. A top view of the map showing paths and opportunities is also a good design sign.
  10. It has been announces today that Intel, official partner of the Olympics commitee will organize an esport event called the Intel Extreme Masters of PeyongChang organized by ESL. It has been officially said that it will be a prelude to the OG 2018 in PyeongChang. Timo Lumme, Tv services & marketing director of the Olympic commitee said that "After the olympic summit last week, the commitee is starting to explore futur links between electronic sports and the olympic spirit. This is a first step that will transform the futur of sports, and we can't wait to attend to this event." I am happy to say that it has also been announced that there will be two games at this event: Starcraft 2, that brought South Corean at the top of esport countries; and the project we worked on at Ubisoft Annecy during the past few months, Steep: Road to the Olympics at it's a licensed for for these Olympics Events. So seriously guys, don't be grumpy. It is a first step toward what we want. We know it will take time. It doesn't matter that they don't want violent game. That will whange. Let them welcome games into the Olympics whether it be Steep, Clash Royale or whatever. It's already a big deal. It means massive audience for games. We will bring competitive action games to those events but it will take time. For now, they probably still want to figure how to bring games for everyone and, by everyone I mean adults and their children and you know that games are still a problem for lots of people. Again, it's will be slow but let's be happy of these first steps.
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    Games W.I.P Thread

    It is quite surprising when you opened the door ^^ I was not expecting such massacre ahah
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    Steep: Road to the Olympics

    Can't say for the demo but the full extension is coming december 5
  13. Hey guys, December is coming and the expansion I'm working too! They finally really some videos to show a bit what we've been woring on those last few months.
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    ITT: Post maps/scenes that never saw the light of the day.

    I love that kind of stuff @Spherix. So sad to see so many things not finished. Yet, it gives them a little charm so sexy
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    [CS:GO][WIP] Trailerpark

    Wow it looks super cool @OrnateBaboon
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    [UT4] CTF-PaleoPark

    Waho! Awesome job @DonCarbon I love that! The main hall is great
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    Video: From Abstract Layouts to Specifics - Bauer Design Solutions

    I like it too. Are you planning more content on this series? I hope so!
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    [Unreal Tournament] DM-North Tower [WIP]

    Oh I didn't see this! The shapes are pretty cool. But it's all grey! Are you planning to had colors through texture or lights to get identify the areas, make easier to see the players from the wall etc ? Did you applied some modifications lately? Please, more shots of this!
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    [Unreal Tournament] CTF-Forest (WIP)

    So how is it going over here? Have you applied some retakes on your layout/greybox/scope?
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    The do’s and don’ts of CS:GO level design

    I like the part on collision and visibility, That something we often forget!
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    Post interesting talks / presentations / conferences

    Someone within my team shared a conference and guess who I saw...
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    What's going on with your life?

    Yo everyone, I've been working for almost two months now at Ubisoft Annecy and it's been really cool so far! The team is great, the project is cool, there are plenty of awesome stuff to produce, and Oh god! it feels good to be on a project with a strong creative direction and a proper workflow. The city is (expensive) very pretty, next to a lake and mountains. Plenty of activities to do here! Just need a bae and more money to have a perfect life ^^ I even tried canyoning, planing to the paraglide and that kind of stuff. Btw, I'm currently working on this => For those who'd be interested, the studio is still looking for people ! => https://careers.smartrecruiters.com/Ubisoft2 Even if I'm not replying, I'm still reading you all everyday Love
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    Post Your Pic Extravaganza

    Super Cool!
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    Mapcore Job Census

    Hey! You can move me as Junior Level Designer at Ubisoft Annecy.
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    What's going on with your life?

    As everything has been validated => I'll start working at Ubisoft Annecy next week as a level designer. I'm struggling to find a place to live in this city so I might not be around here much in the next two or three weeks. But be sure I'll represent Mapcore well in this studio! First day with the Mapcore t-shirt for sure
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