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Bastiaan Frank (also called Checker) is a level designer and artist who worked at Digital Extremes and Epic Games.

Bio Edit

Bastiaan was born in the Netherlands in 1980.[1] During most of his life, he was interested in creating environments. Starting out with Unreal's editor and a set of tutorials from a Dutch PC-game magazine in his late teens, it wasn't until Unreal Tournament that his maps started getting attention and recognition.[2] It wasn't long before he was approached by Digital Extremes to do contract work for Dark Sector (which was designed to be an mmo using Unreal Engine 1.0 at the time). He took the job after finishing high school, but when DE got the task to make the Xbox version of Unreal Tournament 2003 (what later became Unreal Championship), Bastiaan was assigned to the UC team and moved to Canada to work on-site. Other DE titles he worked on were the renewed Dark Sector[3], Pariah and Unreal Tournament 2004[4].

In May, 2007, Bastiaan was hired by Epic Games, where he got to squash bugs on the last Unreal Tournament 3 maps. With more level designers now working on a map, Checker is now mostly involved in creating lay-outs rather than visuals and meshes. He has made several layouts for multiplayer maps for Gears of War 2, as well as the layout of UT3's DM-KBarge.[5] After working on GoW2, visa problems made him depart from Epic and join Bioware[6]. He worked on the Mass Effect, Dragon Age and Anthem series.[7]

Works Edit

Official maps Edit

Maps created by Bastiaan Frank
Unreal Tournament 2003:
BR-Bifrost • CTF-Geothermal (UT200X map) • DM-DE-Ironic • DM-Oceanic • DOM-ScorchedEarth (UT200X map)
Unreal Tournament 2004:
BR-Bifrost • BR-BridgeOfFate • CTF-BridgeOfFate • CTF-Geothermal (UT200X map) • DM-DE-Ironic • DM-DesertIsle • DM-Oceanic • DOM-Aswan • DOM-ScorchedEarth (UT200X map)

Unofficial maps Edit

Trivia Edit

External links and references Edit

  1. oirfid (November 10, 2004). "Interview - Bastiaan Frank, Level Designer - Digital Extremes". RUST. Archived from the original on May 1, 2007. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  2. Frank, Bastiaan (May 26, 2008). "Portfolio for Unreal and Unreal Tournament". Checker's Chapel. Archived from the original on August 20, 2008. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  3. Frank, Bastiaan (May 26, 2008). "Portfolio DarkSector(mmo) UC and UT2003". Checker's Chapel. Archived from the original on August 20, 2008. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  4. Frank, Bastiaan (May 27, 2008). "Portfolio Pariah and UnrealTournament 2004". Checker's Chapel. Archived from the original on August 20, 2008. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  5. Frank, Bastiaan (May 28, 2008). "Portfolio Gears of War 2, UnrealTournament 3 and DarkSector". Checker's Chapel. Archived from the original on August 20, 2008. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  6. Frank, Bastiaan (September 21, 2008). "Moving to Bioware". Checker's Chapel. Archived from the original on April 30, 2011. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  7. "Bastiaan Frank". MobyGames. Retrieved April 18, 2019.

See also Edit

Digital ExtremesEpic GamesLegend EntertainmentMidway GamesScion StudiosStraylight ProductionsStreamline StudiosUTPG
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