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2023/10: ShadowCaster (PC) - Zerker
« on: September 30, 2023, 09:45:41 pm »

For this month's "Maps Of The Month" featurette, I wish to draw your attention to Zerker's ShadowCaster (PC) maps.

Kirt learns that he is not a human, or even from Earth, but is actually a shapeshifter from another world.  Kirt's grandfather sends him through a portal back to his homeworld to stop the demons there.  Finding six obelisks, Kirt can obtain six forms, each with different abilities, which will help him in this first-person RPG as he makes his way to confront the evil Veste.

ShadowCaster's maps are essentially labyrinths constructed with a layer of cubes.  As such, Zerker mapped them just like he mapped Rise Of The Triad, by extracting the map data and applying an isometric perspective, and the results are impressive.  Though this view is not how you would see these areas as you traverse them in-game in first-person, these maps are as accurate (and aesthetically pleasing) as can be.  This game may be in the shadow of its contemporaries, Wolfenstein 3-D and Rise Of The Triad, but these maps could be enough to pique your interest in this RPG if you are a fan of those shooters.

So to recognize the effort put into bringing this into the light, Zerker's ShadowCaster (PC) maps will be known as's Maps Of The Month for October 2023.