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
Battlefield 2142

New Maps, New Toys, New Fun

Mar 22, 2009 First Strike 12 comments

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
Battlefield 2142

First Strike Takes Fourth in 2008 MotY Awards

Mar 3, 2009 First Strike 1 comment

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
Battlefield 2142

First Strike Makes Top 100 Mods of 2008

Jan 21, 2009 First Strike 3 comments

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

Dev Diary #19 - RedMonkey999
Battlefield 2142

Dev Diary #19 - RedMonkey999

Nov 4, 2008 First Strike 4 comments

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

First Strike - In Association with Shattered Planet
Battlefield 2142

First Strike - In Association with Shattered Planet

May 23, 2008 First Strike 1 comment

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
Battlefield 2142

First Strike v1.2 Release Date Announcement

May 16, 2008 First Strike 3 comments

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

1.2 Map Previews: Rhen Var: Ice Plains & Ryloth
Battlefield 2142

1.2 Map Previews: Rhen Var: Ice Plains & Ryloth

May 15, 2008 First Strike 0 comments

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
Battlefield 2142

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

May 4, 2008 First Strike 19 comments

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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