The new Unreal Tournament is being made in front of people in nearly real-time. You're able to watch design ideas move from concepts into reality. The game's main new stage, Outpost 23, has come a long way since its artistic sketches, and it's really fun to watch the transition happen.

The folks behind the stage recently got together to talk about it:

Building a level starts with an idea, which then becomes concept art...

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...to rudimentary polygons...

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...to much nicer polygons with textures and other flashy pieces...

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...to implementing the subtle details, like flourishes of animation...

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...to letting people play it, and blow each other up...

I think I need to go play some Unreal Tournament.

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