Mushees is a first person shooter CTF (capture the flag) mod for UDK, featuring an out-of-this-world aesthetic, a fast and fluid movement system, and devastating weaponry. Players equip classic sci-fi themed arms for either the Satu or the Dua as they clash in jump and shoot combat to gather the last remaining Mushees – a sentient race of fungus capable of generating immense power.
As the game contains a single map, creating a fun experience was paramount. The map was iterated on heavily early on and ideas from each team member’s speed maps were incorporated into the overall map design. This allowed the team to benefit from the strengths of each level designer to create a high-flying map that exemplifies the tenets that make Mushees the unique, fun experience that it became. The result is a symmetrical CTF map that also supported our second game mode, Oddball.
Mushees features a periodic space battle that occurs above the playfield, the termination of which drops the Berserk powerup in the middle of the map. A sequence of Matinee and various Kismet functions provides this interesting powerup delivery system and another point on contention on the map. A second matinee controls a pair of ships which path around the map as a mobile platform for players to utilize.