I am a computer engineering/applied computer science student in his final year. My main focus is software design and implementation ('programming'), but I also have hobby-experience doing some Blender 3D modeling and level design for various games!

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Metalspy
Metalspy Mar 6 2014, 7:52pm says:

Space soccer! That is a pretty awesome idea! :D

+1 vote   news: Update 01.020.005
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Metalspy Feb 17 2014, 1:11pm replied:

Aww that smiley makes it sound so wrong nonetheless :(

+2 votes   news: An update long overdue!
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Metalspy Feb 14 2014, 4:15pm says:

This is a whole lot of 'yes!' :)

+1 vote   news: The fourth week of development! *
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Metalspy Feb 13 2014, 1:58pm says:

Oh my, that trailer and (especially) the sheep got me insta-hyped! Well, kind of. Let's say.. interested in the game :)

+2 votes   news: An update long overdue!
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Metalspy Feb 4 2014, 11:36am says:

Ahw look at that cute, first-attempt-at-ship-building, green little ship! ;)
I was wondering, what is the 'deadline' for the trailer? I have some cool designs in mind, but I don't have a lot of time to do anything non-study related at the moment :/

+2 votes   media: Awesome Ships!
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Metalspy Feb 2 2014, 4:34am says:

Aha, this is what I have been waiting for! Thought you forgot about it :P

+1 vote   news: Ship Builder is now live!
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Metalspy Jan 28 2014, 4:22pm says:

During my internship I sat next to a professional concept artist and his 'just doodling around' had very similar results. And he kept amazing me for during the months of my internship, just like you always do, because I still have a lot of trouble imagining how people can create such pieces by just seemingly randomly putting down some strokes!

+2 votes   media: Mountains Sketch
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Metalspy Jan 25 2014, 5:28am says:

I get more excited for this mod every update :D

+12 votes   news: Concept and realization
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Metalspy Jan 24 2014, 5:32pm says:

Wait, I just realized you are using Unity for this project, even though you have developed your own engine for Natural Selection 2. Is that because Spark does not handle 'terrain' and open areas well? Obviously it can do some quite amazing stuff.

Anyway, I like that the artist keeps in mind the need to re-use assets. Makes it a lot easier to 'stay true to the concept art'.

+1 vote   news: Subnautica Concept Art: Coral Reef 3
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Metalspy Jan 23 2014, 3:16pm says:

Your work always impresses me! I wish I was as skilled as you are, but unfortunately I'm not sure how to develop my programming skills further :(

+1 vote   news: Take it to the web
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Metalspy Jan 20 2014, 3:31pm replied:

You can tell it might be 30 FPS just by watching the video? How does that work, do your eyes have a framerate counter? :P

+1 vote   media: Crowbar Squadron
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Metalspy Jan 20 2014, 3:27pm says:

Did you stop modeling/texturing? Or did you only stop to post images here? :)

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Metalspy Jan 17 2014, 1:42pm says:

Thanks to this image I have learned something today. I had no idea what Hydroponics was!

+1 vote   media: Hydroponics
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Metalspy Jan 17 2014, 1:38pm replied:

I would like to know this as well. Please let the answer be "nope, not just posing! :D"

+1 vote   media: Roman-Syrian Wars
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Metalspy Jan 17 2014, 1:29pm says:

Great and in high demand + Too often too unstable? :) I voted the second one though, in my experience it is the dominant type :(

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Metalspy Jan 15 2014, 1:49pm says:

The universe has taken their faces!

+2 votes   media: Crews
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Metalspy Jan 14 2014, 5:39pm replied:

My thought as well. He has quite a distinctive style.

+1 vote   media: Forest Concept
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Metalspy Jan 13 2014, 4:27pm says:

Abstract-ish surreal (I think?) environments.. I like it :)

+2 votes   media: The complete second environment
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Metalspy Jan 13 2014, 4:04pm replied:

I can only have massive respect for quitting your job to focus on your game! After 20 weeks of a full-time game development internship I have decided that I am not going to work on games full-time again. I do like it a lot, but it feel like it is a way too big risk.

And of course taking breaks is an important part and as a lot of studies apparently have shown, taking a break actually increases productivity :P

Thanks, it took me a lot of time, effort and perseverance (but hey, I paid for the license...) before I finally understood what I was doing with Torque. I did in the end switch to Unity (and more recently UDK) because it's much more user-friendly and it allows productivity to be WAY higher!

+1 vote   media: Crew : Building blocks and Space Walking.
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Metalspy Jan 12 2014, 5:07am replied:

Staying motivated is the hardest part of software development, isn't it? ;) Especially if you have a full-time job (or are a student) and only have a few hours a day to spend on other things.. :(

+1 vote   media: Crew : Building blocks and Space Walking.
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Metalspy Jan 11 2014, 5:31am replied:

Edit: nevermind I was being tired :)

+2 votes   news: Sprite of the Living Dead
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Metalspy Jan 11 2014, 5:02am replied:

Well said, if I hear 'underwater' I think 'claustrophobic'. Giving the humans in there plenty of space and very clean rooms will be far less immersive and 'scary' than narrow and damp spaces.

+1 vote   news: Subnautica Concept Art: Interior Sketch
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Metalspy Jan 9 2014, 3:51pm says:

Heyo itsa me again, Metalspy! :P Any progress on Fennek? ;) Or any other interesting programming projects going on?

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Metalspy Jan 9 2014, 1:37pm says:

Backflip stabs, that must be a first! Very lots of cool.

+2 votes   news: Video Update : Plasma Blade
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Metalspy Jan 5 2014, 8:34am says:

"Trident Firearms", is that just a name to make the render look more interesting? Or are these weapons for a mod/game?

+1 vote   media: IM - DCO-18 Light Machine Gun
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Metalspy Jan 2 2014, 8:04pm says:

Pewpew las0rz!

+3 votes   media: Miners gonna mine
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Metalspy Dec 26 2013, 11:54am says:

Bought this game last week and I certainly do not regret doing so. Awesome!

+4 votes   news: Update 01.012.002 - Small Ship Gatling Gun & Rocket Launcher
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Metalspy Dec 21 2013, 8:03am says:

This is good. At the first news post of this project I thought it was some kind of hobby experiment that would die after 2 weeks. I am glad that I was wrong, this is looking better and better. And the writing in the news is great!

+1 vote   news: BLOODCRUSHER II: HUEHUEHUE
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Metalspy Dec 21 2013, 7:39am says:

"Focusing on crew management" instantly makes me think "Faster Than Light". Is it going to be similar? But with multiple space ships? I am not quite sure what to expect, but I think it's good that you have changed the 'genre'. Universe Edge was the first one in the 'Minecraft in space' (if I may use that overused comparison) genre I heard about though, it's a shame you put it on hold a year ago.
Anyway, welcome back and good luck with development!

EDIT: Oh and to be honest I didn't watch the video because by skipping through it, it looked just too long/slow. I don't mean to say it's bad, because a developer putting effort in informing people is great, it's just that we are living in the 'instant loads of information' era with people with short attention spans ;)

+2 votes   news: Resuming the Development
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Metalspy Dec 21 2013, 7:32am says:

I am not sure what I am looking at, why I am looking at it and even when I am looking at it, but this sure looks fun :P
Edit: I love your art style :)

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