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ANNO 1800 (2019)

LEVEL DESIGN | LEVEL ART

GAME INFO

Genre: RTS | Management Simulation | City Builder 
Engine: ANNO in-house engine
Platform: PC 
Release Date: 04/16/2019

Contributions

Position: Junior Level Artist | Content Design
Duration: 04/2017  - 04/2019
- Concepted and polished a third of all playable islands
- Restructured and improved World Machine quality
- Restructured and improved tintmap quality
- Helped to define overall visuals of different biomes
- Designed, improved and implemented optional quests
- Quality Assurance

Old World

New World

Workflow

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ISLAND CREATION 

(Example Island by Björn Frechenhäuser)

Concept :
black & white shape in Photoshop
 - colored layout in Photoshop
low res heightmap in World Machine


Production :
gameplay integration
high res heightmap in World Machine
- sculptpass in Mudbox of whole island
Texturing and Tintmap in Worldmachine
Painting foliage
Polishpass
River & Waterfallpass

MUDBOX

Example of how we used Mudbox in ANNO 1800

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WORLD MACHINE 

(Example Island by Björn Frechenhäuser)


Rather than choosing the total procedural approach and relying on ANNO 2205's Artstyle we did research on how we could create fully controlable mountains and plateaus for World Machine.Now we had a lot more time on our hands to focus on how the mountain should actually look without sacrificing the design of the concept.This helped define the artstyle and improved the overall quality.

We increased the workflow time significantly by restructuring and adding to previous ANNO Worldmachine Files. We arranged everything for quick usability and this fit perfectly to our Level Design needs. 

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