Sorry for the lack of updates, I’ve been working through some tough, time consuming stuff.
I’ve blocked out the Embryonics Admin buildings, and reconstructed the sequence of events from the Air Strip, all the way to the Aviary. It’s about as accurate as it can be, while remaining faithful to the original game. I’ve taken some of the props and locations from the original game and matched them to props and locations in the film, such as Erics water truck taking the place of the hunters truck in I.J where you get the H.K. I’m sure we all wondered how the hell it got there anyway, right?
The E.A buildings have a lot of unknown structures. It looks like a large factory, with big extraction chimney’s, warehouses and water tanks. It makes me wonder if the designers took inspiration from the Lost World book, which describes the place they find as almost being a large factory setup, with a workers village and geothermal plant all in the same area. I think I’ll probably incorporate a geothermal plant somewhere, as there are way too many buildings that need to be given a purpose. We know one building had the egg incubators and the building behind had holding pens, but trying to fill the rest with explorable detail would be incredibly hard.
The town has been redesigned with a seperate and more secure compound for the Ops building, which also contains the other buildings seen in the film. The field of long grass, the slide / tumble down the hill and walk through the dinosaur skeleton that transitions into the mini geo-thermal plant is all there. The missing elements from the walkthrough document have been reconstructed, such as the school and baseball field. I’ve also made a water treatment plant, which will have pipes feeding it from the dam, some new shops, and of course a fresh new layout.
To quote one of Hammonds lines, “building the town was hard”. Damn hard. I tried about 5-6 different layouts, but they were all a bit messy and didn’t feel right. I’m still not 100% happy with it, so I’ll wait a while before showing any pics. I probably won’t show any overly revealing shots anyway, as I don’t want to give away the design for the new layout, I want it to feel new when you actually play it.
I’ve got a busy weekend ahead, so I probably won’t have anything to show till next week.