David Eddy / "BlackJax"
I'm a 21-year-old junior in college pursuing a degree in computer science, but my experience with programming starts way back when I was 12. My creative story starts out with creating websites for fun, later J-Tag hacking my Xbox 360 and modding Halo 3, then advancing the Smash Bros Brawl and Wii modding scenes by developing new modding tools - and now running TheraDev and making games and an engine. I'm involved in every part of development: management, story writing, programming, modeling, texturing/art, music, animation, etc.
The achievement I'm most proud of so far has been developing the open-source modding tool entitled "BrawlBox" in C# - something I worked on just for fun since 2010. This tool can be utilized to create custom content for certain Wii games such as Smash Bros Brawl and Mario Kart Wii. To put it in perspective, this is the main tool the Project M team utilized to put their artistic content into the game!
But now I'm trying to make a living. I want to make fun, exciting and inspiring video games for the rest of my life. An undertaking like this isn't sustainable without fans and support.
Chris Drew / "DrPanda"
Despite the screen name, he's not actually a doctor... probably not a panda either, how would he hold a pencil or stylus otherwise?
He's a self-taught artist that's working to improve and tries to be a creative input when not drawing. While not too confident in his abilities, he still wants others to enjoy what he creates. Good artwork can be expensive, so he hopes that what he does will be good enough for a people to take delight in, as well as earn maybe a few shoots and leaves.
...perhaps he is a panda after all?
Joseph Christ / "PervyTHEshadow"
3D Art, Rigging, Animation
As for my career, well, I was never sure what I wanted to pursue. I don’t get to say I was that starry eyed kid who’s been working towards the goal of a creator after being exposed to a great Disney cartoon or anything. I just hopped right in, got hands-on experience with modding Brawl, and since then I’ve been working hard to increase my skill. It’s all I want to do. You can see more of my work here.
So now I work alongside David and his team with the hope to bring new worlds to life and to inspire.