Initially developed to be a 1v1 and 2v2 map, Ecopoint: Antarctica later became an Arena map for a few different game modes.
The fantasy of this map, was to make a science and research station set in Antarctica, it's a simple premise on a very small map but we had a lot of fun injecting plenty of flavor and even a handful of easter eggs on there. The map is clustered into a few different sub-themes too, from the Crew Quarters, Storage, Cryo Lab, Engineering, Battery, Climatology and the outdoor area with a broken down antenna in the center dividing the symmetrical design of the layout.
I worked on a few architectural assets, cryo lab, backdrop, lighting and set dressing.
Right after we released the map, the amazing Blizzard's cinematic department started working on the animated short "Rise and Shine", which is set in this same station.
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