Monday, June 23, 2008

Air Strike Recon Rifle 3!

Okay, so I wanted to design a unique weapon for a First Person Shooter game. I ended up creating an extraordinarily large rifle that can launch up to three small drones which can be guided via a camera link to a flip-up screen on the rifle itself. I dubbed the weapon the "Air Strike Recon Rifle 3" ( or ASRR-3). The drones can either be used for simple recon work or actual engagement via the mini vulcan chin cannon, mini stinger missiles or payload of 8 rifle grenades. The user can even guide the drones directly into a target, kamikaze style. Heck, if all else fails, the user can simply use the 5.56 mm full automatic integrated rifle. I decked out the weapon in a desert camo, although (obviously), any paint job appropriate to the locale can be added.

Here's a view of the right side of the weapon...

Here's a 3/4 view of the front right side...

Here's a view of left side of the weapon...

Here's a 3/4 rear view with the digital screen up...

Here is a view of one of the drones in folded/packed position...

Here is the same drone with canopy, wings and tail fins extended. Note: the pop down mini vulcan cannon.

Here's a cheesy 3/4 rear view simulated aerial shot...

Wow, another cheesy simulated aerial shot...

Boy, Photoshop sure is fun...

Wish I had compositing skills...

First off, Monsieur Gangster is just there for scale. Second, yes, the weapon is obscenely huge and front-heavy as hell. Heck, even with giant straps, he'd still be taking a nose dive... but within the magical world of FPS games, anything's possible (Redeemer, anyone?). If I suited said hooligan in some absurdly exaggerated Gears of War armor, you'd buy that he could hold it, right? Oh nevermind.

Come to think of it, I think I've actually seen street gangs armed with exotic military weaponry in Grand Theft Auto. Hmmm...

Finally, a super cheesy FPS simulated screen...

...and after launching a drone.

Here's a quick animation of the weapon in action. Note: requires VidX MPEG-4 codec to play.

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Lastly, here's a quick animation of one of the drones...

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1 comment:

Heather Berry said...

This thing is so cool! I am really glad you made the video to show how the rifle works. The still images and even the description don't do justice to how sweet your weapon really is.