The Making of Overwatch's Busan Map | Studencki Festiwal Informatyczny

16th SFI Academic IT Festival

26 - 28 March 2020 | Auditorium Maximum UJ
16 edition 2020

The Making of Overwatch’s Busan Map

Type: Lecture
Speaker: Thiago Klafke
Day: 22/03/2019 time: 10:00
Class: SFI Enterprise 1.38
Duration: 60 minutes
Language: English
SFI Edition: 15

The Making of Overwatch’s Busan Map


A lot goes into the creation of a believable, immersive and inspiring game environment. It’s not just a collection of 3d models, textures and props that captivates the player’s imagination, but the vision behind it.

I’ll go through the creation of one of the maps in Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch, that takes place in a futuristic Busan, Korea. I’ll cover many aspects of its development, the initial research, early blockout geometry and finalization techniques. Spoiler: Don’t trust everything you see with your eyes 馃檪

I’ll also offer directions if you want to start making your own 3d environments, for games, architectural visualization, virtual reality, educational software, simulations, etc… using tools that anyone can download and learn.