DATA labs is a first-person explorative environment built in Unreal Engine and FMOD, set in a deserted facility somewhere in Derbyshire, circa 1994. Primarily designed as a testing ground for new audio implementation techniques, the level has taken on a life of it's own and now incorporates many narrative features. Find out more about my work on the level below.

1/6

18.09.2020

  • Upgraded project to UE 4.19.2 and FMOD plugin / studio to match

  • Fixed some lighting isues

The level currently features a short narrative, which takes you through the office complex and towards the laboratories beneath. 

On the way you'll hear a range of implemented audio including velocity and surface dependent character sounds, an adaptive score, interactable props, cassette players, a not-so-helpful PA system and various other items to discover. You can listen to some of the soundtrack above or on Bandcamp.

 

I'm working towards a playable Windows build which should appear on this page once it's ready, but you can watch a video from a previous version here (contains a few spoilers!)

Read the latest development changes below.

Development Blog

12.06.20 

  • Decommission 'DATAlabs' red sign by entrance doorway. Replacement TBC.

  • Adding blinking LED lights to signal interaction is possible / has taken place on speaker radio and lift.

  • Added LED indicators to CCTV cameras

  • Amended a variety of materials

  • Fixed an issue where the footstep blueprint stopped recognising physical materials

  • Fixed an issue with the headbob only working in the forward vector

13.06.20 

  • Added an additional CCTV camera above the lift entrance.

  • Added new LEDs to PC in access corridor

  • Moved and removed various props.