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Michael Visser
Michael Visser
Born 1973
Nationality Netherlands flag Dutch
Title Level designer
Texture artist
Aliases ■ 3D_Mike

Michael Visser, or simply Mike, is a level designer for Counter-Strike. He is the creator of Survivor.

He received his nickname from a former colleague since he was the only guy at the company doing 3D work.[1]

Biography

Mike Visser discovered Counter-Strike when one of his friends installed the game at work. After playing just one LAN game, he was hooked.[1]

He discovered Worldcraft around December 2000 and liked how easy it was to work with and thus began working on his first map for Counter-Strike.[2][3] Mike would finish and release a few maps before he decided to try his hands at designing a map that would go official. The result of this endeavor was Survivor, the rights for which were bought by Valve Software and it was made an official map in Counter-Strike 1.3.[1]

Despite only producing a single official map, Visser was a very active level designer and would go on to produce several custom maps for Counter-Strike. He also designed some maps for other Half-Life mods including Day of Defeat and The Specialists.[4]

Professionally, Mike has been working with 3D modeling and animation since 1998 as a freelancer and at various companies.[5]

List of maps

Official maps

Map name Game(s) Responsibilities Year
Survivor Cs t Level designer, texture artist 2001

Custom maps

Map name Game(s) Responsibilities Year
747 (de) Cs t Level designer 2002
Bikini (cs) Cs t Level designer 2003
Carz (cs) Cs t Level designer 2001
Deadlock (de) Cs t Level co-designer 2001
Greenhouse (cs) Cs t Level designer 2002
Predator (de) Cs t Level designer 2001
Sealed (cs) Cs t Level designer 2001
Woodz (cs) Cs t Level designer 2001

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 B-F Total Gaming Network - 3D_Mike Interview. Archived from the original on 2002-06-02.
  2. LanManiaX - News. Archived from the original on 2004-06-04.
  3. Half Life Italia - 3D Mike Interview. Archived from the original on 2001-08-13.
  4. www.3D-Mike.com - Game. Archived from the original on 2004-05-28.
  5. LinkedIn | Michael Visser

External links

  • LanManiaX (archived) - LAN gaming community Visser used to be a part of
  • OOPS Clan (archived) - Visser's old Counter-Strike clan

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