Dasher is a 5 capture area level for Day of Defeat: Source.
Designed to comfortably hold two teams of 10-12 players each.
Victory is achieved the team that holds all 5 capture areas at once.
The central objective is securing a cigarette van.
Dasher was created from a zoo of buildings based on footage from the HBO series Band of Brothers. Analyzing the film and sketching buildings from available camera angles, then converted to scale in the Source Engine.
These buildings were then drawn on puzzle pieces and applied to a checkerboard to determine level flow.
Once a desirable and balanced layout was achieved, it was assembled in Hammer from the asset zoo.
From there, art pass and debugging.
Quite a number of bugs and adjustments, determined through internal playtesting and open beta player feedback.