Senior Multiplayer Designer
Sept. 2012 // Starhawk Multiplayer
Breaker, like Flotilla, is a flight-only level released in Starhawk's 1.04 update. Once again, I was limited to existing assets - the skydome hails from the campaign mission "The Pipeline" and the terrain islands are actually the same re-purposed islands used in Junction.
Breaker's layout is divided into three different regions: low-lying open water with loosely scattered spires, clusters of overlapping pipeline, and elevated islands with towering spires. In the absence of a unique set piece, this gave the level some much needed visual distinction between areas and helped keep the flight space varied and interesting, particularly in the new Gatekeeper mode.
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