Shawn 'FMPONE' Snelling details CS:GO's Santorini map

You'll know the name FMPONE if you've ventured into Counter-Strike: Global Offensive's Steam Workshop—he's the mapper behind Cache, Crown, Season, and other environments generally regarded as the best CS:GO community-made maps around. Now, he's detailed his most recent map, Santorini, in a fun making-of video showing how it progressed from a basic greybox into the stonking, believable location you can download here.

If you've not been to Santorini, it's a bomb defusal map set in the identically named Greek island, and sees you battling terrorists intent on destroying the Greek economy.

A couple of years ago, Shawn 'FMPONE' Snelling and Sal 'Volcano' Garrozo (why don't I have a cool online-handle middle name?) detailed the making of Crown, in a three-part series for PC Gamer.

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.