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Kurt Stassen
Born October 22, 1977
Nationality Belgium flag Belgian
Title Level designer
Aliases ■ Bluestrike McQueen

Kurt Stassen is a level designer for the Counter-Strike Beta. He is the creator of Jail.

Biography

Kurt Stassen originally picked up level design with the real-time strategy game Warcraft II, but Duke Nukem 3D was the first first-person shooter game for which he designed levels.[1] He first got introduced to WorldCraft when he tried to design levels for Quake II and his first experience mapping for the GoldSrc engine was with Team Fortress Classic.[1]

Jail, his first Counter-Strike map, also started out as a Team Fortress Classic map but during its design Stassen felt that it would work better as a Counter-Strike map.[2] It was released as an official map with Beta 6.0 but had a quite short lifespan as it was removed when Beta 6.5 was released.

Kurt also designed several other maps, including a hostage rescue version of Jail, that he was hoping to get included officially into future releases of Counter-Strike.[3] However, none of his newer maps were ever made official. He also designed several custom maps for Counter-Strike: Source.

Stassen has also worked professionally with video games. He was employed for a few months by FIX Korea and contributed to the level design of the game Tactical Intervention.[4] In 2015, he published the indie game Spheritis on Steam.

List of maps

Official maps

Map name Game(s) Responsibilities Year
Jail Beta Level designer 2000

Custom maps

Map name Game(s) Responsibilities Year
Battleship (de) Css t Level designer 2005
Beirut (cs) Cs t Level designer 2000
Beirut2 (cs) Css t Level designer 2005
Belemb (cs) Cs t Level designer 2001
Fort (de) Cs t Level designer 2003
Jail (cs) Cs t Level designer 2000
Kilo (de) Cs t Level designer 2003
Kilo2 (de) Css t Level designer 2005
Logistic Assault (cs) Css t Level designer 2005
Tunnel (de) Cs t Level designer 2001

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Luts, Mathijs (2000-06-21). "Interview With Bluestrike". Adrenaline Gamer. Archived from the original on 2000-09-04. Retrieved 2017-05-20.
  2. Wezer (2000-05-13). "Interviews - Bluestrike McQueen". Counter-strike.dk. Archived from the original on 2000-06-19. Retrieved 2017-05-20.
  3. feNekiD (2000-06-24). "Interview with Bluestrike". CS Forever. Archived from the original on 2001-02-09. Retrieved 2017-05-20.
  4. Stassen, Kurt (2012-02). "Bluestrike portfolio resume". Bluestrike's Online Hideout. Retrieved 2017-05-20.

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