Hello everyone, my name is Sam “RedMonkey” Olson, I’m 21 years old, and I currently reside in Seattle, Washington (USA). I began my video game development career in 2003, learning 3D Studio Max and C++ programming through the DigiPen Institute's outreach programs. I began my modding career in 2005, with the short-lived Battlefield 2 mod Russian Assault, and haven't looked back since. I'm currently the lead modeler for First Strike, a Star Wars total conversion modification for the PC game Battlefield 2142, and I'm enjoying every minute of the ongoing development process (except, of course, for those long, sleepness nights in the ramp-up to a major release). My future plans include a full time job in the game development industry, but for the moment I'm content doing the work that I love for free. Thanks for stopping by my profile, and if you'd like to contact me, feel free to email me, or send a private message.

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New Maps, New Toys, New Fun

New Maps, New Toys, New Fun

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Renders of several assets for the new maps Jundland Wastes, Dathomir Prison Break, and the Battle of Hoth

First Strike Takes Fourth in 2008 MotY Awards

First Strike Takes Fourth in 2008 MotY Awards

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The results are in, and we're happy to announce that First Strike came in at fourth place in the 2008 Mod of the Year Awards in the Player's Choice: Mod...

First Strike Makes Top 100 Mods of 2008

First Strike Makes Top 100 Mods of 2008

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First Strike makes ModDb's Top 100 Released Mods of 2008, and a wallpaper featuring the T-16 Skyhopper.

Dev Diary #19 - RedMonkey999

Dev Diary #19 - RedMonkey999

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An in-depth look at RedMonkey's role on the First Strike development team.

First Strike - In Association with Shattered Planet

First Strike - In Association with Shattered Planet

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The First Strike team is pleased to announce a new sponsor for our webserver: Shattered Planet. Also included in this update is information on applying...

First Strike v1.2 Release Date Announcement

First Strike v1.2 Release Date Announcement

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Hidden within is the release date for First Strike v1.2

1.2 Map Previews: Rhen Var: Ice Plains & Ryloth

1.2 Map Previews: Rhen Var: Ice Plains & Ryloth

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A reveal of another new map for the v1.2 patch, and a more in depth look at the Battle of Ryloth.

First Strike v1.2 Map Previews: Bestine and Endor Clearing

First Strike v1.2 Map Previews: Bestine and Endor Clearing

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With the release of First Strike v1.2 just around the corner, we're pleased to present you with previews of the maps that you will find in our upcoming...

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