Firstly, we'd like to welcome our first outside hire, Rico Cilliers to our team:
Apart from being a kick butt Character Designer, Rico is working with us all the way from South Africa and we here at Skyride Studios couldn't be happier. Here are some still shots of his amazing work:
You can check out more of his work on his blog here: http://rico-computer-art.blogspot.com/
We've also received some great offers from some friends of mine in the video game industry. One has reached out to a programmer who worked for the company Irrational Games (creators of Bioshock and Bioshock Infinity) in hopes of getting them or someone they know on board our game to help out.
And if it couldn't get any better, a close friend of mine who works at Blizzard (creators of Warcraft, Starcraft, Diablo, etc) has offered additional assistance in the search for crew members.
This not only completely humbles my composer and I, but makes us work extra hard at continuing onward. As of right now, we are still searching for programmers or additional people interested in helping with the game. You can work from anywhere in the world and at a pace that you feel fits best. If you are interested, email me at email@example.com and I'll make sure to get back to you one way or another.
In closing, I'll leave you with a screen shot of some building I just added lighting and bumpmaps to. Later Screen Slavers.