KIMBERLY

RISWICK

video game level designer

KIMBERLY

RISWICK

video game level designer

Databank

Databank is a King of the Hill map for Team Fortress 2 set in an underground spytech facility. The project started during a 72-hour "TF2 Jam" hosted by TF2Maps in July 2017.

It began as an experiment to see what I could do with a map set entirely within an enclosed space. TF2's gameplay relies heavily on the movement of its characters, particularly the blast-jumping abilities of Soldiers and Demomen. I decided on the map's theme early, as it would facilitate the sort of spaces I needed to create to allow for freedom of player movement. As I iterated on the map I began to stray away from relying on corridors to connect spaces. The result is a fairly compact and straightforward layout, which has proven to be popular among players.

I am extaordinarily proud of my work on Databank. I took a strong vision I had for not only how the map should play, but also what the unique aesthetic should look like, and managed to translate it nearly 1:1 into the game.

Databank is featured in the regular map rotation of the highly popular Creators.TF community servers, which sees thousands of unique players each month.

Download Databank on TF2Maps
Check out Databank on the Steam Workshop