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Stairways to Energy Heroes

Hi!

Since the alpha, many modifications and improvements have been made. One of them may seem especially trivial, however it made our 3D modelers and UV unwrappers go crazy, and, even worse, it made SCD’s older mercenaries angry: access ramps have all been replaced by stairs.

At first, you could think it’s easy… then you hear modelers grumble about the “Art director’s stairs” and you witness the animators, covered in bruises through jumping right into the studio’s stairs in order to observe what happens when the human body fights its worst enemy: gravity (good thing animators are quite tough).

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Live testimony: “At first, I thought that it would be simple, that I just would have to duplicate steps. It’s only 153 steps later that I realised how wrong I was.” – Anonymous modeler

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Eventually, when you’ll have the opportunity to gambol through the Stage375 firing at anything that moves, have a thought for the brave who made the 387 steps constituting the map’s stairs.

Breenoux – Special reporter.