Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Making a Spring RTS Map Game Table

The Spring coffee table
Here’s a bit more background and detailed step-by-step instructions about the coffee table I made for the April issue of Wired magazine. Don't forget to check out my other projects. I really enjoy making custom shaped Bookcases. you can see what i am talking about here.

Step 1: Select a Map (using Tasclient)
Regular players of Spring will recognize any map from that game in any form. But I wanted this table to appeal to non-players, too, so I chose a map that would be compelling on its own. From the beginning, the MoonQ (lunar-terrain) maps seemed like the best choice to me. The table in the Wired article is based on MoonQ20, a rectangular moonscape.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Game Table Pics

More on this later. But here are some pics.