Name: Lee Amarakoon
Company: UTV True Games
Profession: FX Artist / Heaven Mage
Favorite Classic Game: Herzog Zwei (Sega Genesis, 1990)
Quote: It’s the game that got me into playing strategy games. With only 1 ship, you transported tanks and other units to the different bases scattered around the level in order to take over sections of the map. The ship had limited fuel, so expanding was very important since you could also refuel at the captured points. The ship could transform into a robot so you could attack the ground also. Since it was 2 player split screen the fight for territory control was great. My friends and I would look over at each other’s screen to see who was doing what. This trained us later for GoldenEye 🙂
Bio/Current Event: Currently making class abilities for Faxion Online. If you’ve always wondered “how do they come up with the spells?” I want to take you through an example spell creation in Faxion Online. The spell design and implementation is done by Designer, Jonathan Pollard, he provides me with a list of abilities with a description on what each one does. For this example we’ll use Hellfire: summon demonic flames to burn an enemy, inflicting Unholy damage. The ability asks for demonic flames and flames always look cooler in an unholy green. Image1 shows the textures used in the spell, they were created in Photoshop with brushes and various plug-ins.